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Depeche Mode Singer Talks Metallica's 'Pop,' Early Tool

October 9, 2015

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode's influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group's frontman, Dave Gahan, how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. "Once it's written,...


Rage Bassist Gives Band Update, Talks ISIS, Trump

October 2, 2015

Rage Against the Machine bassist, former Audioslave member and Wakrat co-founder Tim Commerford has already sounded off on Limp Bizkit and other rap-rock bands that came in the wake of the group's massive success. But in a wide-ranging...


Rage Against the Machine Bassist Talks Fierce New Power Trio

September 24, 2015

For more than a year, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford had been biking around with his future bandmate and didn't know it. The avid mountain-biking enthusiast was introduced to drummer and restaurant owner Mathias Wakrat through...


Tom Morello, Rush Cameo in Graphic Future User Video

June 1, 2015

Rage Against the Machine bassist and current Future User frontman Tim Commerford turned an emergency back surgery into the perfect opportunity to rail against the American health care system in the new video for "Voodoo Juju." In the clip, which...


KRS-One Speaks at School Under Fire for 'Ethnic Studies'

January 30, 2015

KRS-One gave a lecture at the Tucson high school singled out for violating a state law banning certain approaches to teaching ethnic studies. The rapper, whose "Introduction to Hip-Hop" was targeted as being illegal to include in Cholla...


Tucson School Chief Supports Playing Rage, KRS-One in Class

January 15, 2015

UPDATE: The Arizona Department of Education has decided that it will not cut the Tucson Unified School District's funding, since it was satisfied with the way it had complied with the law. The district reports that it will also continue to teach...


Does a Hip-Hop Class Violate Arizona's "Ethnic Studies" Ban?

January 5, 2015

Arizona's departing state superintendent of public education, John Huppenthal, spent his last day of work targeting the Tucson Unified School District for violating the state's ban on ethnic studies, according to the Arizona Daily Star. In particular,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Rage Against the Machine Bassist Apologizes for Limp Bizkit

September 29, 2015

Towards the end of Limp Bizkit's set at New York's Best Buy Theater last year, the group launched into Rage Against the Machine's 1992 classic "Killing in the Name," a song they've covered more than 100 times. "This is dedicated to the rap-rock band...


Watch RATM Scorch London Stage With 'Bulls on Parade'

September 16, 2015

Rage Against the Machine unleash a scorching version of their 1996 anthem "Bulls on Parade" in a preview from upcoming concert DVD Live at Finsbury Park, out October 16th via Eagle Rock. The set, also available in Blu-Ray and digital form, documents the...


Jack White Performs With Q-Tip at Madison Square Garden Gig

January 31, 2015

Jack White's sold-out gig at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday night turned into an all-star affair as the Lazaretto rocker brought out A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip during the encore. On top of that, Run the Jewels, White's opening act and the duo...


Hear Tom Morello and Serj Tankian's Dizzying Ozzy Cover

January 21, 2015

Guitarist Tom Morello and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian have joined forces to pay tribute to late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, who helped usher classicism into heavy metal before his accidental death in 1982, with a reverent cover of "Crazy...


RATM Class Still Illegal, New Arizona Schools Chief Says

January 9, 2015

Diane Douglas, the new superintendent of public instruction for the state of Arizona, says that she supports the letter of noncompliance that her predecessor, John Huppenthal, sent to a Tucson district with regard to ethnically focused English and history...


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...


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...


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...