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194 items by John D. Luerssen

  • The Districts Are Set to Go National - EP Premiere

    The Districts Are Set to Go National - EP Premiere | ARTICLE

    Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's the Districts serve up an impressive EP that straddles the line between imaginative indie rock and brisk blues-inflected folk. Premiering here in advance of next Tuesday's release (January 28th), The Districts is,...

    January 23, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • G. Love & Special Sauce Reunite at 'Home'

    G. Love & Special Sauce Reunite at 'Home' | VIDEO

    Twenty years after the release of G. Love and Special Sauce's debut album, the original lineup of the revered hip-hop blues trio is back together for a new album, Sugar, and an extensive...

    January 23, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Albert Lee in Les Paul's House

    Albert Lee in Les Paul's House | VIDEO

    Grammy-winning guitarist Albert Lee supports his latest release, Live at the Iridium, with this clip for "Country Boy," an excerpt from the CD/DVD package. The British-born fingerstyle player – known to many as "Mr. Telecaster"...

    January 17, 2014 8:30 AM ET
  • 'A Night with Janis Joplin' Debuts Lost Tune - Song Premiere

    'A Night with Janis Joplin' Debuts Lost Tune - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    In tandem with today's digital release of the original Broadway cast album of A Night With Janis Joplin, Rolling Stone is premiering "I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven," a song originally written for the singer...

    January 17, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Kimono Kult Fight the Pain in 'Todo Menos El Dolor' - Song Premiere

    Kimono Kult Fight the Pain in 'Todo Menos El Dolor' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Kimono Kult count current and former members of the Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bosnian Rainbows to their rosters. The new group is set to release a four-song debut...

    January 16, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • National Guitarist Merges With Kronos

    National Guitarist Merges With Kronos | VIDEO

    In support of Aheym, the National's Bryce Dessner sat down with members of Kronos Quartet for this video in which they discuss the connection that led to their recent collaborative album, which was released on November...

    January 15, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Jonny Two Bags Puts 'One Foot in the Gutter'

    Jonny Two Bags Puts 'One Foot in the Gutter' | ARTICLE

    Social Distortion guitarist Jonny Two Bags steps out on his own for his unexpectedly strong debut album, Salvation Town, which is due April 1st.  In advance of his offering, the man born Jonny Wickersham serves up a...

    January 15, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • David Crosby Breaks Down New Album

    David Crosby Breaks Down New Album | VIDEO

    Croz, the first new album from rock legend David Crosby in more than two decades, will be released on January 28th. Ahead of the long-anticipated 11-song set, this exclusive video captures the two-time Rock and...

    January 15, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Mike Bloomfield Jams on 'Glamour Girl' in New York - Song Premiere

    Mike Bloomfield Jams on 'Glamour Girl' in New York - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Influential electric guitarist Mike Bloomfield receives a career-spanning box set, From His Head to His Heart to His Hands, on February 4th. In advance of the release, you can listen here to the premiere of "Glamour...

    January 14, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Neon Trees Celebrate Friends With Benefits - Song Premiere

    Neon Trees Celebrate Friends With Benefits - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Modern rock favorites Neon Trees return with "Sleeping With a Friend," the first track from the band’s forthcoming album, Pop Psychology, which drops April 22nd. The infectious ode to friends with benefits – which premieres...

    January 10, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Chuck Ragan Looks for 'Non Typical' Love - Song Premiere

    Chuck Ragan Looks for 'Non Typical' Love - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Singer-songwriter and punk scene veteran Chuck Ragan's distinctly scratchy pipes distinguish "Non Typical," an impassioned, undeniable shot of sing-along Americana. The song is one of several relationship-based numbers featured on Ragan's fourth solo album, Till Midnight,...

    January 10, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Coheed and Cambria Blaze for Guitar Center

    Coheed and Cambria Blaze for Guitar Center | VIDEO

    Coheed and Cambria take to the Guitar Center Sessions stage for this blistering take on "Welcome Home," the band's expressive yet forceful 2005 anthem. Originally found on the band's album Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV,...

    January 8, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Boys Noize Gives 'What You Want' a Dub Remix - Song Premiere

    Boys Noize Gives 'What You Want' a Dub Remix - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Ahead of Out of the Black – The Remixes (which EDM favorite Boys Noize, a.k.a. Alexander Ridha, will release on February 3rd) comes this premiere of Jimmy Edgar's dub treatment of the infectious 2012 cut "What You Want."...

    January 6, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Fortress Social Club Rock a House Party

    Fortress Social Club Rock a House Party | VIDEO

    The members of Fortress Social Club make no bones about it – they want you to crack a beer and enjoy their music. Which makes the video for their spirited, soulful "I'm Not a Praying Man, But...

    December 31, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Beware of Darkness Hook 'All Who Remain'

    Beware of Darkness Hook 'All Who Remain' | VIDEO

    Rising indie rock trio Beware of Darkness unleash the video for "All Who Remain," the follow-up to their recent radio hit "Howl." The clip for the new hook-injected single, premiering here, finds frontman Kyle Nicolaides held captive...

    December 24, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • !!! at the Moog Sound Lab

    !!! at the Moog Sound Lab | VIDEO

    Armed with Nic Offer's Tomato Orange T-shirt and blinking lights from an array of analog synthesizers, beloved indie rockers !!! reassess their recent dancefloor favorite "One Girl/One Boy" inside the Moog Sound...

    December 24, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Kings of Leon Write for Film on 'Last Mile Home' – Song Premiere

    Kings of Leon Write for Film on 'Last Mile Home' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Kings of Leon have stripped down "Last Mile Home," a song originally from the deluxe version of their latest album, Mechanical Bull, but written for the soundtrack of the new film August: Osage County. The...

    December 23, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Premiere: Bonnie McKee Sings 'Hallelujah'

    Premiere: Bonnie McKee Sings 'Hallelujah' | VIDEO

    Pop singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee nestles by the fireplace for this intimate, heartfelt rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Aided by Christmas lights and light guitar, McKee – who has co-written a staggering 10 Number One singles for...

    December 18, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • DJ Cassidy Salutes Dance Music

    DJ Cassidy Salutes Dance Music | VIDEO

    DJ Cassidy has assembled a stellar lineup of classic-era dance musicians and modern-day singers for his new single, "Calling All Hearts." With the video premiere of "DJ Cassidy: The Making of 'Calling All Hearts' Featuring Robin Thicke...

    December 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Meet 'Chozen,' FX's Gay White Rapper

    Meet 'Chozen,' FX's Gay White Rapper | VIDEO

    Bobby Moynihan and Nick Swardson get on Method Man's nerves in this hilarious behind-the-scenes clip from FX's new animated series Chozen. The video, appropriately titled "Method Acting," was shot during voice tracking for the show, which...

    December 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
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