Out Now: Evanescence Return with Powerful Orchestral/Electronic New Album, ‘Synthesis’ (Listen)

Out Now: Evanescence Return with Powerful Orchestral/Electronic New Album, ‘Synthesis’ (Listen)

The music of Evanescence has always skewed toward the theatrical — after all, band leader/central force Amy Lee has a voice perfectly suited for it. Their emergence in the early 2000s, largely thanks to their breakout single “Bring Me to Life,” blended the styles of the time (rap/rock or “nu-metal”) with the operatic, and it’s […]

Quicksand’s First New Album Since 1995, ‘Interiors,’ is Now Available (New Music Friday)

Quicksand’s First New Album Since 1995, ‘Interiors,’ is Now Available (New Music Friday)

Two decades. That’s a long time, but it’s shorter than the gap Quicksand had between albums. On Friday, the respected post-hardcore band released Interiors, its first new album since 1995’s Manic Compression, via Epitaph Records. So yeah, it’d been a long time coming, after an extended hiatus and a reformation in 2012. But they’re back […]

R.E.M’s Expanded 25th Anniversary Reissue of ‘Automatic for the People’ Now Available (Stream)

R.E.M’s Expanded 25th Anniversary Reissue of ‘Automatic for the People’ Now Available (Stream)

Among their celebrated albums, R.E.M.‘s Automatic for the People stands tall as one of the best. The 1992 record featured the hits “Everybody Hurts,” “Nightswimming,” “Man on the Moon” and “Drive,” and this year that record turns 25 years old. In commemoration, Michael Stipe and his band mates (and their label) put together a rather […]

Stream Metallica’s New Remastered ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue, Spanning More than 11 Hours (New Music Friday)

Stream Metallica’s New Remastered ‘Master of Puppets’ Reissue, Spanning More than 11 Hours (New Music Friday)

How much Metallica is too much Metallica for you to handle? If you’re an obsessive fan, of which the legendary thrash metal heroes have many, then that question has no answer. On Friday, Metallica released a remastered special edition of their landmark album Master of Puppets and, as we detailed back when it was announced, […]

Los Angeles: Rock Cellar’s Annual Holiday Charity Concert Set for Dec. 9 at the El Rey Theatre; Win Tickets

Los Angeles: Rock Cellar’s Annual Holiday Charity Concert Set for Dec. 9 at the El Rey Theatre; Win Tickets

It’s time once again for an annual tradition: Rock Cellar’s co-sponsored Charity Holiday Concert, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s theme is Let’s Go Back to the 80s, so expect a night of popular hits and classics from the 1980s. In conjunction with […]

Rest in Peace, Arranger/Composer Paul Buckmaster: 1946-2017

Rest in Peace, Arranger/Composer Paul Buckmaster: 1946-2017

Paul Buckmaster, the Grammy-winning composer, arranger and conductor who worked with luminaries including Sir Elton John, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and more, died at the age of 71 on Tuesday. It is with heavy hearts that we share our beloved friend and longtime client Paul Buckmaster has passed away. Paul’s iconic arrangements touched the […]