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Pearl Jam Announces New Album, Releases New Single

Earlier this week, Pearl Jam announced an upcoming fall tour, causing fans to speculate that the announcement of a new album was next. They were right. Lightning Bolt, the band’s … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

AFI Signs With Republic, New Album Due in Fall

California punk band AFI has signed with Republic Records and will release its ninth studio album this fall via the Universal label. The album, a follow-up to 2009’s “Crash Love,” … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

London Grammar – “Metal And Dust” EP

The lightly chilled bedroom electro-pop of much-buzzed trio London Grammar is heavy on the spacious atmospherics and moody trip-hop beats, creating a relatively open stage for Hannah Reid’s rich, haunting … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Avenged Sevenfold Announces ‘Hail To The King’ Album

Rock group will play a special Hollywood show on the eve of the album release.   Avenged Sevenfold has announced that its sixth studio album, “Hail to the King,” will … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arctic Monkeys Announce UK Tour Baby!

Band will play eight dates through October and November Arctic Monkeys have announced details of a UK tour to take place this October. The band, who release new album ‘AM’ … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Order Plan To Release EP Before The End Of The Year

New Order are planning to release an EP before the end of the year. The band’s keyboard player Gillian Gilbert says the five-piece have been writing and will record the … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Music: Rachel Zeffira “Because” Catch The Beat!

A lovely cover of the Beatles’ Because performed by Glastonbury’s opening act, Rachel Zeffira If you’re heading down to Glastonbury then you probably should have already left by now, but … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Best Rock Trios, What You Think?

The purest rock acts only need three instruments to make a big sound. That’s why we asked UG readers to nominate and vote for their favorite rock trios of all … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Courtney Love: ‘I Wanted to Be Grunge, But No One Would Let Me in’

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Courtney Love has been speaking about her status as a grunge icon, noting that Hole was a band who were not perceived … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soundgarden Bassist Releasing Debut Solo Record in August

Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has officially confirmed August 27 as the release date of his debut solo record “In Deep Owl.” Featuring Soundgarden stickman Matt Cameron and former Pearl Jam … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hit The Road And Hear Some Music: Summer Classical Festivals 2013 Lineup

Summer is heating up and so are dozens of classical music festivals all around the country. We couldn’t possibly list them all, but here’s a sampling of some of the … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stream Palms’ Debut LP, Dream-Metal From Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Most of Isis

Their long-awaited post-pop opus is out.   Palms is a cinematic alt-metal supergroup combining 60 percent of post-rock dream weavers Isis (drummer Aaron Harris, bassist Jeff Caxide, and keyboardist Clifford Meyer), and … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Death, Mid-70s Punk Band, Finally Re-Emerges in ‘Emotional’ Documentary

“A Band Called Death” opens this Friday in 14 cities.   Dannis Hackney used to call Death — the mid-70s protopunk band he formed with brothers David and Bobby Hackney … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Glastonbury 2013: Weather Forecast Is Looking Good

Glastonbury opened its gates this morning at 8am to let in the first of an estimated 135,000 people expected at the 2013 festival. The stages are built. The cows are … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release: Placebo “Too Many Friends”

They say a fine wine matures with age, and if that’s the case, Placebo are the musical equivalent of a Cheval Blanc 1947. What started off as a raucous, dischordant … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release: Transplants “In a Warzone”

Last time out, this punk act – featuring Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Blink-182‘s Travis Barker and an ex-roadie vocalist they call Skinhead Rob – fumbled through rap and techno. Here they’re … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alan Myers, Devo Drummer on ‘Whip It,’ Dies

Percussionist played on the band’s most successful albums Alan Myers, Devo’s drummer during their period of greatest success, died Monday of brain cancer. Myers’ death was first reported on Facebook … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Big Man Under The Afro, And His Music

Questlove Publishes His Memoir, ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’ Whenever I read a book by a musician, groupie, rock critic, producer, record mogul or roadie, on the end pages I keep a … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Track Exclusive – Childhood, ‘Semester’

Semester’, the flipside to Childhood’s new single ‘Solemn Skies’ (it’s a double A technically), shows a different, more urgent side to the London fourpiece. Heavier than their previous output but … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Banned in the USSR: How Russian Rock Bands Are Being Censored

Not being played on the radio is the last thing Russian punks have to worry about. Having the police drag them off stage for criticizing the government is a more … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who Does Punk Belong To in 2013?

Last week Noisey published an article by their resident jaded punk columnist, who goes by the title of, er, Jaded Punk. It was entitled “Who Gives A Shit About [Insert … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A First Lady No Longer, Carla Bruni Returns To Music

Carla Bruni was known as the First Lady of Song, but is the singer-songwriter of first ladies. The Italian-born, globe-trotting fashion model recorded an international hit in 2002, “Quelqu’un M’a … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Adult “The Way Things Fall”

After spending years away from music to renovate buildings and make films and visual artwork, Adult.‘s Adam Miller and Nicola Kuperus couldn’t have picked a better time to return. During … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Isle Of Man Festival 2013 Cancelled

The Isle Of Man Festival, which was due to take place on July 6, is now cancelled, it has been confirmed today (June 24). Artists including Johnny Marr, Primal Scream, … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album ‘AM’

Arctic Monkeys have announced details of their new album, including the title: ‘AM’. The album, the band’s fifth studio record, will be released on September 9 and features 12 tracks … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Skillet, Releases New Album ‘Rise’

Skillet’s “Rise,” the group’s first studio album in four years, isn’t due until tomorrow (June 25), but you can stream the Christian rockers’ long-awaited new album in full exclusively on … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Release: The Band “Millers Daughter” Check Them Out

Hometown: Stonehenge. The lineup: Lou Miller (vocals, guitar), Christie Miller (vocals, guitar). The background: Millers Daughter are the anti-Haim. Not that they’ve got a vendetta against the LA women, just … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why We Like Las Vegas! Music Conference August 2013 Be There

Over the last few months, we have talked with hundreds of people about the new SXSW V2V event in August 2013. One of the questions that we keep hearing during … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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