Chris Cornell Drops Made In America Festival, Adds Obama Gig
Chris Cornell will not be appearing at rapper Jay-Z‘s first-ever Made in America festival in Philadelphia this weekend after all. The Soundgarden singer was on the initial line-up that Jay-Z announced for the gathering back in May, with Cornell slated to appear alongside fellow performers like Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit, Santigold, Miike Snow and more. But without warning o
Kurt Cobain-Inked ‘Melvan’ Finally Sells At Auction + More
– The vintage tour van once driven by sludge metal legends the Melvins (which features artwork on the side that was hand-drawn by late Nirvana star Kurt Cobain) was finally sold at auction for just over $24,000. What a steal!
Green Day Will Rock ‘Dookie’ At This Weekend’s Reading Festival + More
– Green Day will revisit ‘Dookie’ at this weekend’s Reading Festival by performing the classic 1994 punk platter in its entirety at the annual British gathering. The trio wasn’t even scheduled to appear at Reading before making the announcement.
New Music Releases – September 2012
The end of the seemingly endless summer is upon us, and September 2012 is shaping up to be a very busy month in the world of new music releases. Massive new albums from Dave Matthews Band, No Doubt and the first of a trilogy from Green Day are leading the charge on the mainstream side of things, while hot arrivals from Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers and Grizzly Bear showcase the newest relea
Baroness Tour Bus Crash Leaves Nine Injured
Nine people were injured near Bath, England today (Aug. 15) when a tour bus carrying the prog-metal band Baroness crashed, falling 30 feet over a viaduct. Two passengers were reportedly seriously injured from the accident and were transported to Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital. The remaining seven suffered minor injuries and were treated at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden Are Only Back In It For The Money
Earlier this summer, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan spoke out against the touring “nostalgia acts” recently put on by bands from the so-called grunge generation, saying such reunion treks “subvert the original meaning of the grunge generation’s music, which is rebellion.” Now Corgan is back at it, going so far as insisting that these days such groups are just going after the filthy lucre
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Gushes About Metal Favorites
Smashing Pumpkins’ music is all over the map — they touch on everything from psych rock and electronica to folk-tinged indie pop, sometimes — but frontman Billy Corgan isn’t shy to say that head-banging metal has always been a major influence. But while he personally is very vocal about the hard-hitting tunes he’s into, he feels that metal as a whole doesn’t get the respect that it deserves in the
Sam Adams ‘For The Love of Beer’ 2012 Commercial – What’s The Song?
Tim McMorris sings of being “overwhelmed by you” in his tune ‘Overwhelmed,’ but the most powerful thing in his life these days may be his seemingly sudden success. After having his tune ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’ featured in both Adidas and Toyota commercials, the singer-songwriter has struck gold again — or, more specifically, amber –by having the tune featured in a Sam Adams commercial, and it’s a p
Weezer Map Out More 2012 Tour Dates
Weezer have announced a smattering of North American dates that will keep them on the road as late as Nov. 10-11 in Orlando, Fla. The geek-rock veterans, whose latest album was 2010′s ‘Death to False Metal,’ start out the trek on July 13 in Buffalo, N.Y., with a handful of July dates and another handful of October and November dates buttressing their Sept. 15 appearance at the Charm City Music Fes
Smashing Pumpkins ‘Siamese Dream’ Album Cover Model – Then And Now
Who knew the front cover art of an album that’s nearly 20 years old could cause such a controversy? The Smashing Pumpkins made their mark on the alternative nation with 1993′s ‘Siamese Dream,’ and in addition to hits like ‘Today’ and ‘Cherub Rock,’ the album featured quite memorable cover art: two adorable little girls with cherub-like faces who looked enough alike to be considered twins. Read Mor
New Music Releases – July 2012
Celebrate the birth of our nation come July 2012 with rock stars of all stripes, as a whole new army of music releases descend on the U.S. of A. New discs from Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors, Mum, Delicate Steve and an EP from the Antlers highlight the new releases, with a massive Blur box set celebrating the Britpop band’s 21 years together also arrives in July 2012. God Bless America — and Englan
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Leaves Massive Tip In Philly Bar
When it comes to big tips, there are big tips, and then there are big tips! Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl reportedly left one lucky bartender at the Smith and Wollensky restaurant in Philadelphia’s swanky Rittenhouse Square Hotel something that would definitely fall into the latter category recently when he reportedly laid down $1,000 after ordering a single drink. Yes, you read that correctly — that’s
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Planning Pro Wrestling Reality Show
Smashing Pumpkins frontman and pro-wrestling fanatic Billy Corgan is working on creating a reality TV show focused on his new Chicago-based wrestling company Resistance Pro — and he reveals that he’s been doing a lot of “behind-the-scenes stuff” to make it happen.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’ Location Pinpointed After Exhaustive Search
There are literally thousands of bridges in Los Angeles, but only one can be the one Anthony Kiedis sings about in the 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers ballad ‘Under the Bridge.’ The song, an ode to the City of Angels as seen through the eyes of a junkie, took the underground funk-rock act to No. 2 on the Billboard charts, forever changing the lives of Kiedis and his compatriots.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Show ‘Gratitude’ For Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch [Video]
The tributes keep rolling in for Adam “MCA” Yauch. Friday night’s (May 4) Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was dedicated by the band to the late, great Beastie Boy, who passed away earlier that day after a three-year battle with cancer — and, as reported by Billboard, honored him in the most poignant of ways.
Watch Radiohead’s Complete Coachella 2012 Performance [Video]
Radiohead turned in a sprawling, nearly two-hour-long headlining set at Coachella 2012 on Saturday night (April 14), putting an exclamation point on an impressive second day of festival performances. Opening with the atmospheric ‘Bloom,’ the lead track off last year’s ”The King of Limbs,’ the band tore through a 20-song set that was heavy on ‘Limbs’ cuts but reached all the way back to 1997′s ‘OK
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock Hall
Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys and Green Day kept the five-and-a-half-hour Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions party hopping last night (April 14) at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The show, which sold out, also brought in a full house of fans around the corner at the actual Rock Hall, which was having its own party showing the concert on various screens throughout the Museum
Coachella 2012 First Weekend: Sunday Live Stream Schedule
It’s hard to believe Coachella 2012 is about to wrap up — although it’s really not at all, thanks to this year’s addition of a second weekend for the first time ever. Yes, that means we get to do this all over next weekend! That said, it is kind of sad for weekend one to be drawing to a close, despite the rare cool temperatures, gusty winds and even spots of showers.
Coachella 2012 First Weekend: Saturday Live Stream Schedule
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif, is consistently considered one of the best festival-going experiences available annually in the United States — but thanks to the magic of a little invention called the Internet, you don’t actually have to attend it to enjoy the live music. Like its predecessors, Coachella 2012 has an immense lineup that few others rival, and this year
Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup
After much speculation and rumor, the official Lollapalooza 2012 lineup has been unveiled — and it’s pretty killer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, the Black Keys and reunited metal legends Black Sabbath are slated to headline this year’s festival, which is slated for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park.