California Love: 18 Great West Coast Jams

October 14, 2014

From L.A. punk to Yay Area hyphy, Disney pop to Bakersfield country, California has been home to – and inspired – some of the most moving, provocative and energetic music of the past 100 years. Here, check our playlist of some of the state's...


Run the Jewels Share New Track Featuring Zack de la Rocha

October 13, 2014

Killer Mike and El-P of Run the Jewels will release their second album RTJ2 on October 27th, which means there are only two weeks left to donate money to their worthwhile Meow the Jewels Kickstarter campaign. This should help land some last-minute...


Watch RATM's Possible Last Show

May 6, 2014

The current state of Rage Against the Machine begs an important philosophical question: How long does a band have to be dormant until it can be deemed "broken up?" The group hasn't played a single note of music together since L.A. Rising on July 30th,...


Run the Jewels in the Studio with Zack de la Rocha, Travis Barker

April 22, 2014

Rappers, and best bros, El-P and Killer Mike are already at work on the follow-up to their 2013 collaborative album Run the Jewels, and based on a few new Instagram photos, the guest list may include Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Rage Against...



Song Premiere: Rise Against and Friends Cover Springsteen

August 5, 2013

When Rise Against covered Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" in September 2012 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, the Chicago punk stalwarts brought on a handful of guests to help out: the MC5's Wayne Kramer, Gaslight Anthem...


Black Sabbath on a Follow-Up to '13': 'Never Say Never'

June 7, 2013

It took 35 years for Ozzy Osbourne to reunite with Black Sabbath and release a new album, and bassist Geezer Butler says it just might not be the heavy metal pioneers' final bow: "Well, I guess you should never say never," Butler told Billboard. "It could...


Morello Lauds Public Enemy, Rush at RRHOF

April 19, 2013

Tom Morello loves Public Enemy, so much so that he would have set aside eligibility requirements and enshrined them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame much earlier than their induction last night. "Public Enemy is certainly a first-ballot inductee,"...


Dave Grohl's Sound City Players Book Sole New York Show

February 1, 2013

Dave Grohl's Sound City Players took over Sundance last month with a three-plus hour performance celebrating his directorial debut on the Sound City documentary in style. The show boasted an all-star lineup of musicians featured in the...


Sound City Players Add Los Angeles Show

January 15, 2013

The Sound City Players will live to play another day: The massive supergroup helmed by Dave Grohl and featuring rock luminaries including Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty will play a one-off show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium on January 31st, the same...


50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...


Flashback: Rage Burns Flag, Woodstock '99

April 30, 2013

Woodstock '99 was a shameful disaster. Promotors brought 200,000 young rock fans to a former Air Force base in Rome, New York, but failed to provide them with nearly enough toilets or free water. It was held on a scorching hot weekend in late July with...


Black Sabbath Offer a Peek Into the Studio

February 13, 2013

Black Sabbath will make a huge return in June with 13, their first album with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler since 1978's Never Say Die! What's more, today marks the 43rd anniversary of the original U.K. release of their debut album, Black...


Flashback: Rage Reunite at Coachella

January 24, 2013

Rage Against the Machine broke up at a particularly ill-timed moment in history. They did a lot of raging in the Nineties, but their whole career existed in that brief gap between the Cold War and the War on Terror. Needless to say, there was a lot of...


Dave Grohl Taps Fogerty, Nicks for Sound City Players Sundance Gig

January 9, 2013

The lineup for the Sound City Players has been revealed. Rock legends John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks will perform with Dave Grohl in Utah to celebrate the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Grohl's first documentary, Sound City. The concert, set for January...



Tom Morello: Rage Against the Machine May Not Play Again

December 4, 2012

"This is the first Rage Against the Machine release of any kind in 12 years," Tom Morello says of XX,  a 20th anniversary box set including their remastered 1992 debut album and original demos. The set also features DVDs capturing full live...


Rage Against the Machine Play 'Bombtrack'

November 21, 2012

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Rage Against the Machine will release XX on November 27, a massive box set compiling the band's remastered 1992 debut album, demos and DVDs full of unreleased footage. Live clips range from their first full...


Tom Morello: Rage Against the Machine Not Working on New Music

November 15, 2012

Despite various rumors of a new album, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello said the band has no plans beyond releasing the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of their first album, Billboard reports. While frontman Zack de la Rocha...

Album Review

Rage Against the Machine - XX

November 27, 2012

Rage Against the Machine's 1992 debut is a grenade that keeps exploding; among Nineties albums, only Nevermind and The Chronic rival it for cultural impact. Rage made hip-hop-tinged funk metal the new rebel music, taking over the alienation beat from...


Premiere: Rage Against the Machine's Early 'Freedom' Demo

November 19, 2012

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13 Tours We'd Like To See in 2013

October 12, 2012

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2013 touring season. This year has already seen amazing shows from acts including Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Radiohead, while the Who and the Rolling Stones...