When Black Sabbath broke onto the music scene in 1969, no one was playing music with such heavy intent and darkness. Prior to figuring out their sound, the band was your average jazzy-blues-rock outfit. It was a popular musical form at the time in England, yet, there was just too much of it. Then, ... More >>
Earlier in May, Justin Timberlake announced he would be coming through Phoenix on his enormous solo tour, which set off a concert-excitement bomb the likes of which hadn't been seen since -- well, since those Prince shows, I guess, even earlier in May. More recently, the Backstreet Boys announced th ... More >>
See also: No Seriously, Chumbawamba Has a Storied Anarchist Past See also: Our Throwback Thursday Archives Ladies and gentlemen, may I present The Wallflowers: The Only Band That Matters. Just kidding, but the Clash vibes from the band's new tune, "Reboot the Mission," are clearly intentional. It ... More >>
Beau MacMillanFood Network star MacMillan is the executive chef of elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? ESPN Sports Radio.What's the first album you bought? Led Zeppelin, ... More >>
Johnny Cash died eight years ago today. Do you remember the first time you saw the video for "Hurt," the Nine Inch Nails song brilliantly interpreted by Johnny Cash on this album, American IV: When the Man Comes Around? I do. The song and accompanying Mark Romanek film are beautiful. You may ... More >>
If you're one of the Steel Panther fans anxiously awaiting the band's new record, Balls Out, well, you're just going to have to wait a little longer. The band announced on its website yesterday that the record has been pushed from its original release date of October 18 to October 31. Practi ... More >>
Maria VassettKid Rock and Sheryl CrowAshley Furniture HomeStore PavilionFriday, August 5On paper, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow come off like a study in contrasts, some sort of "beauty and the beast" proposition. Crow has always been easy to like -- or at least hard to actively dislike. Her '90s hits ... More >>
All hail A Thousands Suns, the finest dystopian fusion a major label can buy
Chester Bennington It seems as if most casual fans are still likely to associate Linkin Park with the nu-metal sound that the band helped make popular in the early '00s. But that was then and this is now.The groups' latest album, A Thousand Suns, finds the band making its most diverse music yet. ... More >>
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The Gossip's new album -- produced by Rick Rubin -- absolutely soarsPortland -- by way of Arkansas and Olympia, Washington-- three piece The Gossip have had intriguing existence -- thanks to their outspoken lead singer Beth Ditto. Ditto, who refers to herself as a "fat, feminist lesbian from Arkansa ... More >>
By Martin Cizmar Some cool new shows announced this week, including Metallica with Austin’s The Sword and former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo’s band Down, who will bustle the shit out of your hedgerow. Metallica Tuesday, Oct. 21 Metallica released a new album this week (see earlier blog item ... More >>
Metallica’s next studio album, Death Magnetic, leaked onto the Internet yesterday, after a French retailer started selling copies of the album ten days before its scheduled release date of September 12.
Here’s a handful of upcoming shows that were recently announced.
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