May 23, 2013 - By Travis Woods
Tim Lambesis, frontman for the Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, has not had the best of months. First he gets busted trying to hire an undercover police officer for $1,000 to murder his wife. So now not only is he be charged with that crime, the world knows he’s kind of cheap, too. But hey, silver lining—it wasn’t Lambesis’ fault. According to his lawyer, Thomas Warwick, it was totally steroids’ fault.
May 22, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Ke$ha‘s Crazy Beautiful Life is getting her in trouble with the Parent Television Council. Apparently, the conservative council is not too keen on having the children of America see the pop singer drink her own pee on the tube.
May 21, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Our prayers have been answered: The Clash have announced plans to release their entire back catalog in a boombox-shaped box set. The set, titled Sound System, is due out September 9th. It includes the band’s 1977′s The Clash, 1978′s Give ‘Em Enough Rope, 1979′s London Calling, 1980′s Sandinista!, and 1982′s Combat Rock.
May 20, 2013 - By Travis Woods
The Doors, one of the most successful rock bands of the 1960s and early 1970s—thanks to an irresistible grab-bag of dark, psychedelic rock and blues jams making up their oft-played and sold greatest hits—lost another member today: founding member and keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died of bile duct cancer. He was 74. The other founding member of the Doors, charismatic frontman Jim Morrison, famously died under mysterious circumstances 1971 at the age of 27, in Paris.
May 17, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Kanye West is going the extra mile to make sure that his forthcoming album has a special release. Tonight the rapper debuted a brand new song, and he did so by projecting his face on 66 different buildings around the world. We’ve got a video of that below. Also FYF Fest revealed its lineup. The roster includes bands like My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and MGMT. All that and more below.
May 16, 2013 - By Travis Woods
Anyone who is a fan of Henry Rollins’ various incarnations as a performer—be it the musclebound singer of a former incarnation of Black Flag, or fronting his own Rollins Band; the actor; the funny, angry and politically-driven spoken word artist; the host/curator of his own wildly eclectic radio show—has likely the noticed that the man hasn’t performed a lot of live music as of late. Curious as to why? Rollins addressed the issue in his latest column for the L.A. Weekly.
May 15, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
Nine Inch Nails just got a little smaller. Bassist Eric Avery, who joined the band earlier this year, has quit the band. This news comes two months before the start of Nine Inch Nails’ 2013-2014 world tour.
May 14, 2013 - By Laura Aguirre
The Local Natives have announced a massive seven-month tour across the world. This will be in support of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, which the band released this past January. The tour will kick off in Australia this week, then they’ll head to North America in June, and Europe in July. They’ll come back to the States in early September and then cross the pond again in mid-October.
May 13, 2013 - By Travis Woods
Poor Justin Bieber has been having something of a rough patch these days. Despite his rabid and fervent army of Beliebers, he’s been getting into more and more skirmishes with the paparazzi, and is-get this, you guys—coming off just a little bit like a spoiled, out of touch, and entitled rich kid. And it seems that the rest of America is more or less getting sick of him, according to a recent music-related survey from Public Policy Polling, who also testing Americans about their feelings on Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift and more.