Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Bashes Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
One of the things that can be frustrating about being an artist is your inability to control the way your work is interpreted or enjoyed — as Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello is rediscovering this week, upon learning that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a big fan of his band.
Soundgarden Set November 13 Release Date for New Album
It’s been a long time coming, but Soundgarden fans finally have a date they can point to for a new record: The group’s as-yet-untitled reunion album is due for release on November 13.
Axl Rose Suffers Partial Defeat in ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit
Axl Rose‘s ongoing quest to wrest a $20 million judgment from video game makers Activision was dealt a setback yesterday (August 14), when a judge indicated Rose’s allegations of fraud would be dismissed — but he allowed another claim in the suit to stand, leaving the legal battle open for another round.
Radiohead Guitarist Jonny Greenwood Reveals Track Listing for ‘The Master’
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is set to continue his idiosyncratic solo career with the soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson‘s upcoming film ‘The Master‘ — and now we know a bit about what fans can expect to hear on the album, due Sept. 11.
Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden Reunion Is for the Money
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been talking trash about just everyone in music this year, and now beloved grunge goliaths Soundgarden are no exception.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Off B-Side Releases with ‘Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression’
They told you they had a bunch of B-sides stored up in the vaults and ready to release, and now the Red Hot Chili Peppers are starting to dole out all those goodies they promised — beginning with the new 7″ single ‘Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression.’
Duff McKagan + Mike McCready Lend Their Talents to Seattle Supergroup Walking Papers
Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready are lending their skills to the new Seattle supergroup Walking Papers.
Jane’s Addiction Guitarist Dave Navarro Undergoes Flesh Hook Suspension
When they announced their current ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ tour, Jane’s Addiction searched out people who could do “outlandish” things on stage — a request that guitarist Dave Navarro seems to have taken to heart, judging from a new video that shows him being pierced, rigged, and suspended by hooks.
Led Zeppelin vs. Pearl Jam – Song Parallels
As one of the most classic rock-friendly bands to spring from the grunge revolution, Pearl Jam have always been clearly indebted to Led Zeppelin — but that inspiration soared to painfully obvious new heights with ‘Given to Fly,’ a single from Pearl Jam’s 1998 album ‘Yield.’
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 mentor.
Muse’s New Music Was Inspired by Skrillex
Muse have frequently been compared to Radiohead, but when it came time to work on their upcoming album ‘The 2nd Law,’ the band took its cues from an altogether different source: dubstep star Skrillex.
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.”