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Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Found Dead in Home

Dave Brockie, who led satirical gore-metal band Gwar under the stage name “Oderus Urungus,” was found dead in his Virginia home on Sunday. He was 50 years old. According to Richmond, Virginia-based publication Style Weekly, who first broke the news, Brockie was discovered by his roommate on Sunday afternoon, who called the police.  He was dead by the time they arrived. Authorities are waiting on an autopsy to determine cause […]

Coldplay Yellow

Rock Rewind: Coldplay “Yellow”

With Coldplay currently sitting at the top of their game, and with all the anticipation for their upcoming record Ghost Stories (due out in May), it’s hard to imagine that it’s been fourteen years since “Yellow” first put them on the map.  While it was the band’s second charting single off their debut album Parachute, “Yellow” was the first single that Americans heard—and what a debut it was, positioning on […]

The Stooges

Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Passes Away at Age 64

Scott Asheton, founding drummer for iconic punk band The Stooges, passed away Saturday evening from as-yet unspecified causes. He was 64. The world became aware of Asheton’s death via a statement from band frontman Iggy Pop on his Facebook page on Sunday: “My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. “Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. […]

The Buggles Video KIlled

Pop Rewind: The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star”

On August 1, 1981 at 12:01 AM, a new era in music was born. With more bands beginning to make videos to accompany their songs, a new network calling itself MTV (Music Television) decided the world was ready for a 24-hour music video station.  Appropriately, the first song they aired was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by new-wave act The Buggles. By the time this bit of history occurred, “Video […]

Wilson Phillips

Pop Rewind: Wilson Phillips “Hold On”

When the song “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips first started hitting the airwaves in 1990, the typical reaction of listeners was something like, “Wow. Who’s THAT?” The catchy melody with gorgeous, tight female harmonies floating over those rapid-fire lyrics was different from anything else on the radio at the time. The debut single from the vocal trio was an instant hit, shooting to Number 1 on the Billboard charts. Most […]

Linkin Park Guilty All the Same

Shazam! Linkin Park Surprise Users with New Track

On Tuesday, Linkin Park officially announced a series of summer tour dates at a Hollywood press conference with tour mates 30 Seconds to Mars. On Wednesday, users of the mobile app Shazam got an extra surprise when a new Linkin Park track called “Guilty All the Same” became available for listening. The six-minute track, which features rapper Rakim, is billed as a foretaste of LP’s upcoming sixth studio release, which […]

Lea Michele Louder

Lea Michele Enters the Battlefield with “Louder” –Album Review

Columbia (2014)

There’s a gorgeous piano ballad called “Battlefield” on Lea Michele’s debut album Louder that is perhaps more apropos than even she realizes—because truly, in so many ways, she’s dropping this record into one.  A battlefield, that is. Before we get into the songs themselves, let’s start by taking a look at the field, and just how much was working against Lea Michele before the album even came out of the […]

Coldplay Midnight

Check Out Coldplay’s Unusual New Track “Midnight”

When Coldplay released their album Mylo Xyloto, it raised concerns among some long-time fans that the band might be getting too “poppy” for their own good.  Last fall, their song “Atlas” from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack was a breath of fresh air, a clear step back toward their brooding, piano-rock roots. Now, with the surprise release of their new single “Midnight”…well, let’s just say a lot of us […]

Tim Lambesis

Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying Pleads Guilty to Plotting Murder

On Tuesday, Tim Lambesis, lead singer of the metalcore band As I Lay Dying, entered a guilty plea to the charge of solicitation for murder in a Vista, California courthouse, after previously denying the charge, Rolling Stone reports. Lambesis was initially arrested in San Diego in May 2013 after allegedly handing $1000 to an undercover police officer posing as a hit man named “Red”, along with directions to his estranged […]

Michael Jackson Thriller

Pop Rewind: Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”

From a music history standpoint, Michael Jackson really had two careers: a child singing star who stole the spotlight among his brothers early on as part of the Jackson 5; and his emergence as the “King of Pop” in the 1980s.  This week’s rewind, “Billie Jean,” the second single from 1982’s breakthrough album Thriller, is one of the songs that helped propel Jackson’s second career into megastardom. Ironically, “Billie Jean” […]

Journey Don't Stop Believin'

Rock Rewind: Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’”

If you’re into statistics and all that, here’s a tidbit you might find interesting: “Don’t Stop Believin’” was not Journey’s top charting hit. (“Separate Ways” has that distinction on the Rock charts, and “Open Arms” on the mainstream US chart.) However, due to its increased use in television and the movies over the years, the song has certainly grown to be one of Journey’s most recognizable tunes, in part because […]

De La Soul

Download De La Soul’s Entire Back Catalog for Free Feb. 14-15

Old-school hip-hop fans, rejoice: De La Soul has a Valentine’s present for you.  The group’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising turns 25 years old next month—and in celebration, DLS is offering free downloads of their entire catalog direct from their website for a 25-hour period, starting Feb. 14 at 11:00 AM EST and ending at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 15. Posdnuos recently explained the move to Rolling […]

U2 Invisible

Check out U2’s New Music Video for “Invisible”

Apparently, U2 want to make sure their new tune “Invisible” is anything but. This week, on the heels of the song’s official Super Bowl release—which ultimately raised over $3M for (RED)—the band have released the official music video for “Invisible.” Shot in black-and-white, the video was filmed over three days in an airport hangar in Santa Monica, under the direction of Mark Romanek (whose resume also includes videos for Johnny […]

The Beatles

Rock Rewind: The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

The big news this weekend (no, not the Olympics, the other big news) is that February 9 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 during their first trek to the United States.  Many mark that appearance as the beginning of the British Invasion for rock & roll, and certainly a moment that affected the musical landscape in this country. The music […]

U2 Invisible

U2’s “Invisible” Raises $3M for (RED)

“Sneak preview” of new album, Bono says

Within the first hour of its release during Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast, U2’s new song “Invisible” was downloaded from iTunes one million times, Bono recently told Zane Lowe during a phone interview on BBC  Radio 1. During the following 35 hours the tune was available as a free download, over 2 million additional downloads were logged—and with Bank of America donating $1 per download via the nonprofit (RED) toward the […]