Author Adrian Garro

Have you ever played a didgeridoo, the wind instrument that originated in northern Australia by Aboriginal peoples? It’s a pretty awesome musical device, both in size — it’s a significant piece of equipment — and sound, a low, buzzy hum of noise. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith has one, apparently, and he’s not afraid to use it. In a post on Instagram on Thursday, the iconic singer revealed a bit about how he’s keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic, and the answer is a one-man didgeridoo concert in front of an audience of his dogs. Credit to the dogs, they sure…

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The unexpected death of Chester Bennington in July 2017 rendered the future of Linkin Park understandably murky. The prospect of forging ahead without one of its two central figures (the other being multi-instrumentalist/rapper Mike Shinoda) seemed daunting, especially given the band’s massive global success.  And for much of the three years since Bennington’s passing, there hasn’t been much activity from the group. Shinoda did release his deeply personal and cathartic Post Traumatic solo album in June 2018 and went on a few tours supporting it, but he has by far been the most active member of the band musically since…

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On Monday, the Pentagon formally and officially released previously leaked video footage from Navy pilots depicting bizarre interactions with “unidentified aerial phenomena,” which begs the question: Was Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 right all along? In addition to his years serving as the guitarist and vocalist for the veteran pop/punk band, DeLonge also dove into the realm of the unexplained, devoting all kinds of attention to space exploration and the possibility of alien life on other planets. He founded the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, which participated in a leak of videos alleging UAP (“unidentified aerial phenomena”) in…

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Have you watched Tiger King? The members of the Offspring certainly have. Even if you haven’t seen the Netflix limited series exploring (exposing?) the seedy underbelly of big cat breeding and zoos in the Southeastern United States, it probably feels like you have. It’s all anybody’s talked about on the internet for what feels like five months, thanks to an unending buzz cycle and the fact that it premiered right as everybody was stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Q2v7ND6p9/ Anyway, back to the Offspring. Recently, the veteran punk/rock band premiered a music video for “Here Kitty Kitty.”…

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One of the best aspects of #NoFunMondays, the new series of videos from Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong that finds him covering his favorite songs and artists as a means of keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic, is the variety of acts he’s chosen thus far. His latest target is the Starjets, the power pop/punk/New Wave band out of Northern Ireland, who may not be known to as many people as they should — especially among the Green Day fan base. For his new entry in the series, Armstrong covered the Starjets’ “War Stories,” their 1979 single that…

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You know Post Malone as a hip-hop/pop superstar, a “Rockstar” in the general definition of the term, rather than the specific — that is, he isn’t known as a “rock” music artist. And yet there he was, in full “rockstar” mode on Friday during his live-streamed concert of Nirvana covers raising money for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, electric guitar in hand, clad in a flowery summer dress that would make Kurt Cobain proud. And for more than an hour, Post Malone delivered a rousing set of Nirvana classics and deep cuts with his pals Brian Lee…

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Heartwork, the eighth studio album from the Used, is out today — and it’s an adventure. The emo/rock band first burst onto the scene in 2002, becoming a stalwart on the Warped Tour circuit and selling tons of records, vocalist Bert McCracken leading the charge with his high-register voice and vulnerable presence matched to buzzsaw guitars and slightly pop-oriented emo/rock anthems. Heartwork is the band’s first record since The Canyon, an adventurous double-album that was intriguing for its depth and experimentation. For the new record, the Used reconvened with producer John Feldmann and Big Noise Records, where Feldmann reigns as…

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On Friday, April 24, Post Malone will host a special livestream concert event on YouTube geared around raising funds for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund — but what makes this intriguing is that the superstar rapper will be playing a set of Nirvana songs. Specifically, Post Malone will be performing “Nirvana hits and fan favorites,” per a news release. If this bit of news strikes you as odd, it shouldn’t. Post Malone is a huge Nirvana fan, with Rolling Stone noting that he has at least two tattoos pertaining to Kurt Cobain and the grunge band, and…

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The next installment in #MetallicaMondays, the iconic thrash/metal band’s weekly series of archival live concerts, will bring forth a Metallica set from Munich, Germany circa 2015. It will go live tonight, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. PT on the band’s YouTube page. The performance will air tonight, April 20, and promises “a set full of deep cuts” from the band’s performance at Olympiapark München in May 2015. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_NB4JdpgJI/ It’s the latest installment in #MetallicaMondays,band’s new weekly series of archival releases meant to help keep the masses entertained while stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, Metallica has…

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You can’t pigeonhole Incubus. Fresh off a 20th anniversary tour honoring its breakout 1999 album Make Yourself, the Calabasas, California-based alt/rock band released Trust Fall (Side B), a new EP featuring five new songs, on Friday. It’s technically the second part of a two-EP set, following Trust Fall (Side A), which came out back in 2015 — thought here was a full-length album, 8, in between (coming out in 2017). https://www.instagram.com/p/B_FtTWyjgVc/ All that to say: Incubus has chosen a unique path when it comes to its music and release schedule over the years. How else do you explain a split-EP…

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