Foo Fighters Play Marathon ‘Rock the Vote’ Concert
The Foo Fighters treated about 1,000 lucky fans attending a Rock the Vote concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday (Sept. 5) to what Billboard reports is believed to be the band’s longest concert ever — a three-and-a-half hour, 35-song, career-spanning set. ”Tonight we play as long as we want and as much as we want,” frontman Dave Grohl told the intimate crowd — and apparently, the
Ellie Goulding, ‘Anything Could Happen’ – New Video
Ellie Goulding‘s boyfriend, Skrillex, is nowhere to be seen in the video for ’Anything Could Happen,’ the first single off her forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Halcyon’ — but that doesn’t stop Goulding from sporting a Skrillex-like hairstyle. Goulding rocks the locks as she cavorts across a sci-fi influenced beach scene, with floating spheres and triangular mirrors scattered across the sand, surf, w
Band of Horses Post Behind-the-Scenes Video for New Album, ‘Mirage Rock’
Band of Horses knew that enlisting veteran producer Glyn Johns to helm their forthcoming ‘Mirage Rock’ album would be a new and challenging approach, both for his use of old-school recording techniques and his general demeanor in the studio. BOH have documented, in part, their experience working with Johns — who previously produced everybody from Bob Dylan to the Beatles — with a behind-the-scenes
The Decemberists Post Picture of Upcoming ‘Simpsons’ Appearance
Add the Decemberists to the list of musicians expected to appear this fall on ‘The Simpsons.’ A day after it was announced that Tom Waits will lend his legendary voice to an episode of the long-running Fox animated comedy, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy posted on his Twitter feed the awesome picture above of his band as they appear on the show.
Calvin Harris Posts Florence Welch Collaboration ‘Sweet Nothing’
Last month, we announced that DJ Calvin Harris would collaborate on a new song with singer Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine fame, and now comes the completed song. Harris has posted the track, ‘Sweet Nothing’ (not ‘Sweet Nothings,’ as we had previously reported), which will be featured on his forthcoming third album, ’18 Months,’ which drops on Oct. 29.
Muse Named ‘The Most Exciting Live Act of All Time’ + More
– NME.com users have voted Muse “the most exciting live act of all time” in a new poll that received half a million votes in the last month. Muse beat out, well, every other band that has ever performed live.
New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman Announces Solo Album Details, Posts New Song
New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman has revealed via Facebook more details about his previously announced third solo album, which will be titled ‘Shut Down the Streets’ and will be supported this fall by a North American solo tour. The singer also has posted a new track titled ‘I’m Not Talking,’ which you can check out below.
Regina Spektor Dazzles With ‘How’ on ‘Leno’
Regina Spektor is a frequent guest on the late-night talk show performance circuit, and one glance at her appearance on the Thursday’s (Aug. 16) episode of ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ quickly reveals why.
Green Day Have Plans for 3,000-Concert Tour?
Green Day are gearing up to hit the road in support of their forthcoming three-album platter ’¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’ — and if bassist Mike Dirnt is to believed, the calendar could be well into the aughts before they step off.
Killers Drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Accidentally Groped Michelle Obama
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. swears it was an accident, but the Killers drummer may want to be a little more careful next time. Vannucci says that he mistakenly grabbed Michelle Obama’s butt back in 2010, when the Killers visited the White House to perform for President Barrack Obama and the first lady as part of the nation’s Fourth of July celebrations.
New Music Releases – September 2012
The end of the seemingly endless summer is upon us, and September 2012 is shaping up to be a very busy month in the world of new music releases. Massive new albums from Dave Matthews Band, No Doubt and the first of a trilogy from Green Day are leading the charge on the mainstream side of things, while hot arrivals from Mumford and Sons, the Avett Brothers and Grizzly Bear showcase the newest relea
Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink for Copyright Infringement
That didn’t take long. Yesterday (Aug. 9), late Beastie Boys rapper Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch‘s last will and testiment was publicly revealed to contain a clause banning his music being used in any advertisements, and now E! reports that Mike D, Ad-Rock and the estate of the late Yauch sued Monster Energy Corp. on Tuesday for copyright infringement.