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10 alternative EPs that pack the same punch as an album

For most fans of music, EPs aren’t as special as full-length releases. They are often considered odds and ends in between records rather than their own thing. On that rare occasion, though, EPs give us a completely different experience than what we thought we would get, packing the punch of an album in a little […]

These 10 songs inspired Whitechapel as they were working on 'Kin'

Whitechapel helped the spookiest time of the year draw to a close with their latest album, Kin, released October 29. Prior to the album’s release, the band also dropped a music video for the single “Orphan,” preceded by “A Bloodsoaked Symphony” and “Lost Boy.” While the Halloween season is officially being over, Whitechapel still have […]

Kamiyada+ shares the influences behind his recent ‘The Metal In Me’ EP

After making a name for himself by forming the Midnight Society collective along with British producer the Virus And Antidote in 2015, Kamiyada+, aka Jovani Duncan, has found his stride working on his solo career. His stage name embraces the values he personifies and matches his sound and aesthetic like a glove. Above all else, […]

Sean Wotherspoon’s World - Round Two, Vintage, adidas and more

Co-founder of the vintage shop Round Two, designer of 2018’s most popular sneaker of the year, YouTube phenomenon, avid collector—Sean Wotherspoon may be all of these things, but this multi-hyphenate individual goes far beyond the accolades on his resume. While Wotherspoon may not fit the stereotypical mold of what’s considered to be an “artist,” his […]

10 ‘MTV Unplugged’ performances from the ’90s that remain iconic

There’s no doubt that the relative abundance of “unplugged” performances has skyrocketed in the past year. It makes sense, given that pared-back sessions are far easier to conduct over a livestream than a full-band setup. Still, though, we can’t help but feel like we’re experiencing a bit of a ’90s cultural revival. If you have […]

Members of Sum 41, CKY and more cover this Alice In Chains hit—watch

Alice In Chains fans are being treated to another stacked cover this week. This time around, members of Sum 41, CKY and Beasto Blanco among others have come together to give “Would?” a 2021 update. Read more: Zack Snyder explains Jared Leto’s Joker look change in ‘Justice League’ All the way back in 1992, Alice […]

These are the albums Metallica's Lars Ulrich was obsessed with this year

2020 has been a hard year for everyone but one thing that has kept a lot of people going is music, and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is spilling the records he’s had on repeat all year long. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich shares some of the albums he’s been revisiting throughout the pandemic. Read more: Here’s why Courtney […]

Love And Death are doing everything they can’t do in Korn and Breaking Benjamin

It’s been nearly eight years since Love And Death’s last album, Between Here And Lost, but the project’s return couldn’t have come at a better time. With scheduling difficulties being cleared due to the pandemic, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, longtime collaborator and Breaking Benjamin guitarist Jasen Rauch, J.R. Bareis and Isaiah Perez have finally […]

Hear Metallica's stripped down take of this classic Alice In Chains song

Metallica is paying homage to fellow legends in heavy metal and rock Alice In Chains with a stripped-down acoustic cover of “Would?” The cover track comes as part of a livestream all-star tribute to Alice In Chains’ legacy and late singer Layne Staley. Read more: Spotify Wrapped is showcasing the one song that got you through the year […]

QUIZ: Which ’90s grunge album should you listen to?

It’s fair to say that 2020 makes us miss live music more than ever. But it certainly may make many people miss the era of shredding guitars and strained grunge vocals that’s characteristic of ’90s music. Alternative fans of the decade would walk through record shops, mosh at basement shows and even stage diving from […]

QUIZ: Can you match these ’90s alternative artists to their hit song?

We all love ’90s music in some way. Even if you aren’t blaring “Everlong” on your way to work, artists of the time set the foundation for most, if not all, of your favorite alternative bands.  Still, given the surge of commercially successful artists over the decade, it can be hard to keep them all […]

15 bands you probably didn’t realize are supergroups

There was a time when the “supergroup” was super obvious. When the world saw legendary axman Ted Nugent making his guitar squeal with the guy from Night Ranger to his right and a guy from Styx to his left, we all knew there was something special afoot. (Classic-rock lovers will recognize this ’80s band to […]

This rare My Chemical Romance vinyl is finally getting a release date

With November less than a month away, Record Store Day has a few surprises in store for Black Friday 2020. RSD has announced a slew of rare releases from artists including My Chemical Romance, Alice In Chain, Beastie Boys and more. For the special day, MCR fans will finally have the chance to get their hands […]

20 records that prove the sophomore slump doesn't really exist

YUNGBLUD doesn’t come across as someone who’d sweat superstition. Sure, he’s proven himself to be introspective, sensitive, even insecure. The new track from the Doncaster growler, “god save me, but don’t drown me out,” will be included on his forthcoming second album, Weird!. Sophomore efforts are inherently daunting affairs for musicians, especially when that debut […]

10 alternative album covers to celebrate National Dog Week

Let’s face it: This year has been terrible on many levels, but one thing remains eternally awesome: dogs. Fortunately for us, the fourth week of September marks National Dog Week. Not only do we get to celebrate our furry friends at home, but we can also use this time to help out local pet shelters […]

10 hits from the ’90s you had no clue were covers

When California rockers Ugly Kid Joe (whose frontman Whitfield Crane went on to briefly lead significantly harder rockers Life Of Agony) followed up their hit “Everything About You” with a fist-waving cover of the tear-jerking ’70s ballad “Cats In The Cradle” in 1992, the only word that came to mind was genius. They had vaulted […]

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine on the beefs that made 'Rust In Peace' iconic

Megadeth’s Rust In Peace is probably the gnarliest guitar album in the history of heavy metal. Released in 1990, the platinum plaque was the group’s definitive statement from the golden age of thrash metal. It’s a megablast that spanned from the mid-’80s to the early ’90s, when Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax—collectively known as The […]

See Frank Iero, Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta and more cover Misfits

The heavy metal talk show Two Minutes To Late Night has joined forces with some familiar faces for a cover of Misfits‘ “Earth A.D.“ Frank Iero, Hatebreed‘s Jamey Jasta, The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Ben Weinman, Max Weinberg and Jordan Olds were recruited for the new cover. The musician-filled Misfits cover was created in support of […]

Underoath considered adding a covers set to the Observatory series

On July 17, world-acclaimed rock force Underoath begin Underoath: Observatory, a livestreamed concert series. As the coronavirus pandemic has stopped live music performances, it’s also made us accustomed to “rock from home” offerings from bands and artists. While those gestures are great for fan service, it still wasn’t enough for the members of Underoath. Underoath […]

30 classic discographies to immerse yourself in while at home

While everyone is self-isolating, we’re all looking for ways to fill our time. Why not spend it digging into some of the classic bands you’ve always been meaning to learn about but haven’t been able to? With the amount of spare time everyone has, sitting down and listening to an iconic band’s entire discography is […]

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