Don’t let the name of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor‘s latest tour fool you — it might sound like an intimate gathering of well-mannered friends, but ‘An Evening with Corey Taylor’ is turning out to be one of the most rock ‘n’ roll road trips of the year.
After an extended hiatus, ’90s alterna-pop hitmakers Garbage are planning to return in 2012 with new music — a bunch of it, in fact.
The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on what will be their fifth studio album, and first since 2005′s ‘Bleed Like Me.’ The 12-song collection, planned for a spring release, will reportedly include a bonus disc of 12 B-side tracks.
Last month, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway told reporters that the band’s surprise set at this year’s Glastonbury festival had reawakened their enthusiasm for performing live. It looks like he really meant what he said.
For fans of Van Halen‘s original lineup, the band’s last three decades or so have been punctuated with more than a few frustrations and disappointments, including their brief reunion with David Lee Roth in 1996, bassist Michael Anthony’s rudely handled dismissal, and an overall lack of new music since a pair of new tracks were appended to the double-disc ‘Best of Both Worlds’ compilation way back in 2004.
Roth has been back in the band since 2006, with rumors of a new album persistently surfacing over the last five years. The buzz has grown louder than ever this year, and for awhile, it looked like this might finally be the year Van Halen came back — but it looks like we’ll have to keep on waiting.
It might say 2011 on your calendar, but this fall, it’s 1991 all over again, what with deluxe reissues of 20-year-old albums from bands including U2, Spin Doctors, and Pearl Jam, whose landmark debut ‘Ten’ was the inspiration for a new documentary from none other than ‘Singles’ and ‘Jerry Maguire’ director Cameron Crowe.
The film, titled ‘Pearl Jam Twenty,’ is getting a hefty double-disc soundtrack that includes live tracks, demos, and assorted rarities from Pearl Jam’s vaults — and although it doesn’t come out until September 20, you can listen to the whole thing now.
Being proudly provocative has always been part of rock ‘n’ roll — from the music’s earliest days, when simply shaking one’s hips on television was enough to send middle-aged Americans into a righteous lather, the formula for some of the best rock has been one part rhythm, one part volume, and one part shock.
This has also been true for album covers, which some of rock’s most forward-thinking performers have used as a platform to shock, disturb, annoy, and generate thought-provoking conversation (although not necessarily in that order). It’s a long rock ‘n’ roll tradition — one celebrated with a new list over at Ultimate Classic Rock.
It wasn’t all that long ago that it seemed like Aerosmith might never record again — but they’re back in the studio, working on their first album of new material in a decade, and they’re giving fans an early behind-the-scenes look at the process.
The band’s latest in-studio video offers a glimpse of what appears to be one of the new songs in progress, with guitarist Joe Perry playing a blues riff while vocalist Steven Tyler works out a beat on the drums.
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ is lauded as one of the most important albums of the past few decades and its 20th anniversary is fast-approaching (feel old yet?). To celebrate, Spin magazine is releasing an unusual — and free — tribute.
It’s always hard for a sequel to recapture the excitement of whatever made the original great, but give Alice Cooper credit — he’s doing whatever he can to convince fans that his upcoming album, a sequel to his classic ‘Welcome to My Nightmare,’ is something special.
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