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Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
The British are coming? Nah, they never really went away. Whether it be the prototypical likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, game-changing extremists Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Carcass or more recent globe-straddling champions such as Architects, Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria, there’s scarcely been a moment since Tony Iommi down-tuned his guitar and changed music
Foo Fighters reveal lineups for Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts
Foo Fighters reveal lineups for Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts
UPDATE: Foo Fighters have revealed both lineups for the "all-star rock shows" honoring Taylor Hawkins. The first concert will take place in London's Wembley Stadium Sept. 3, with the second set for Los Angeles' Kia Forum Sept. 27. The London lineup includes Geddy Lee (Rush), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Alex Lifeson, Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Roger Taylor (Queen), Brian May (Queen), St
1,000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” in honor of Taylor Hawkins—watch
1,000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” in honor of Taylor Hawkins—watch
The Rockin'1000 performed "My Hero" by Foo Fighters in tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins. The massive group included musicians from 25 different countries. The performance occurred at Paris' Stade de France May 21. The group's set contained covers of Rage Against The Machine, the Who, Pink Floyd, the White Stripes and Guns N’ Roses. Rea...
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
Nov. 20, 1980, after-dinner hour: England’s eyes were focused on Top Of The Pops, BBC’s long-running pop program, as they had every Thursday evening since the first day of 1964. In the middle of the rundown of the U.K.’s 30 best-selling singles appeared this apparition, resembling black leather Visigoths from a Hell’s Angels fever dream. The mixed scent of Mar...
20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
The dawning of our new normal — a world of postponement, rescheduling and uncertainty — showed us just how sacred live shows can be. Whether they’re experienced in person or at home in front of a screen, the collective energy fostered between an artist and their audience is the driving essence of live music. While we may hav...
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
Two U.K. televisual musical moments from the turn of the century, both involving stripped-down young rock ‘n’ roll bands: First up, the White Stripes on long-standing U.K. pop showcase Top Of The Pops, in February 2002. “Fell In Love With A Girl” began its chart-shaking international climb, and Jack and Meg White entered English living rooms for the first time. They refused to obey t...
These 10 performers demonstrate the enduring influence of Sparks
These 10 performers demonstrate the enduring influence of Sparks
Due to English director Edgar Wright’s (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) recent cinematic hagiography The Sparks Brothers, 2021 has become the year of Sparks. Variously described as “the best British band to come from Los Angeles,” “your favorite band’s favorite band” and “the greatest band you’ve never heard of,” it’s high time. After all, it’s only been 49 years since the ever-shifting...
Paris Jackson joins The Struts for groovy new duet “Low Key In Love”
Paris Jackson joins The Struts for groovy new duet “Low Key In Love”
The Struts are back with another brand new song called “Low Key In Love.” This time around, however, they aren’t alone. For the fiery new track, the British glam rock band are joined by none other than Paris Jackson. Both Jackson and the Struts frontman Luke Spiller have opened up about the inspiration behind “Low Key In Love” and how they eventually came together to record the groovy duet. Read m
18 alternative songs that were actually nominated for Oscars
18 alternative songs that were actually nominated for Oscars
There are three types when it comes to songs in feature films: The first is the song that you just know isn’t only going to be nominated for an Academy Award but in all likelihood will win it; the second is the song that’s snubbed by the Academy in a year jam-packed with standard Oscar fare (sometimes love songs from Disney movies); the third is the song that somehow isn’t even considered and migh

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