Black Keys, Foo Fighters + More Announced for 2012 Global Festival
More than 40 years after George Harrison put together the all-star ‘Concert for Bangladesh,’ rock fans have become inured to the concept of stars coming together in order to combat societal ills — and these days, in order to really get attention, a charity festival has to have a pretty impressive li…
Arctic Monkeys Climb iTunes Chart With 2012 Olympics Release
Music and the Olympics have gone together for decades, and this year’s opening ceremony — a tribute to British artists that included performances by Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield and others — is no exception.
2012 Corona Capital Music Fest Lineup Announced
As if you needed another reason to dream of Mexico’s sunny playas this fall, the lineup for the 2012 Corona Capital Music Festival has been revealed — and this year, the organizers have outdone themselves.
Brandon Flowers Says the Killers’ New Music Was Inspired by Elton John
In the past, the Killers have been accused of cribbing heavily from ’80s synth pop and U2, but on their new album, frontman Brandon Flowers says they found inspiration in a new source: rock legend Elton John.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Joins ‘The Voice’ as Mentor
Because writing and recording a triple-album set — and then touring behind it — apparently isn’t enough to keep him busy, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC’s reality singing competition series ‘The Voice’ as a men…
Dave Grohl Wraps Filming on Documentary About Legendary Studio
He hasn’t announced a release date yet, but Dave Grohl is finished filming his upcoming documentary about Sound City, the Van Nuys recording facility that played host to a long list of platinum artists — including Grohl’s former band Nirvana — before closi…
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Explains Silly Side of Bombastic Meatbats
You’d think holding down the drum kit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot would be more than enough for most guys, but Chad Smith apparently needed another band to pass the time — and he found it with his instrumental side project, the Bombastic Meatbats.
Green Day Reveal How the Crotch Influenced New Single ‘Oh Love’
Sometimes, what feels like love turns out to be nothing more than well-disguised lust — and that seems to be the feeling behind Green Day‘s latest single, at least if the band’s latest statements are anything to go by.
Three New Beck Songs Featured in ‘Sound Shapes’ Video Game
He hasn’t released a new album since 2008′s ‘Modern Guilt,’ but Beck has been on a recording tear lately, surfacing in a variety of unusual and/or unexpected places — and for his latest trick, he’s decided to contribute three new song…
Mumford and Sons Announce New Album ‘Babel’
After teasing the imminent arrival of their second album with a mysterious trailer and promises of a fall release, Mumford and Sons have lifted the veil completely, revealing that the new LP, ‘Babel,’ will arrive in stores on Sept. 25.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Talks New Singles, Next Album
What made the Red Hot Chili Peppers want to put out 18 unreleased songs between next month and January? According to drummer Chad Smith, the answer is simple: “They’re just really good songs and they just need to come out.”
Naked Phish Fan Falls From 25-Foot Light Pole During Concert
There must be something about Phish‘s music that makes people think they can, like, fly, man. Roughly two years after a fan leaped from the balcony during a Long Island show, the band’s concert on Sunday, July 8, was interrupted when a naked 19-year-old girl climbed up a light …