U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

With the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby on Nov. 18, contributor Emma Harrison makes her Rock Cellar debut reflecting on a seminal album from the band, one that would go on to become among the group’s most successful. With U2’s future in doubt, Achtung Baby, in particular the album’s seminal track, “One,”… Continue reading U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ 30th Anniversary Editions Coming 11/19 (Vinyl) and 12/3 (Digital)

Released in 1991, Achtung Baby would prove to be one of the most successful albums in the long history of U2 — and a special 30th anniversary edition is coming out over the next few weeks in a variety of formats. A standard vinyl edition will be available on Nov. 19, ahead of an expanded,… Continue reading U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ 30th Anniversary Editions Coming 11/19 (Vinyl) and 12/3 (Digital)

Out Now: Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Available in Multiple Formats (Stream)

Just a bit past the actual 30th anniversary of its original Sept. 24, 1991 release by Nirvana, Nevermind has now been reissued in an extended, remastered 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with a host of live material from the band’s vaults. What else can be said about Nevermind at this point that hasn’t already? The second… Continue reading Out Now: Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Available in Multiple Formats (Stream)

“We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy

Violent Femmes Why Do Birds Sing? promo photo

During the 1980s, Violent Femmes created one of alternative rock’s most instantly recognizable intros with “Blister in the Sun,” a song that remains a classic decades later. Yet longtime fans might be surprised to discover that the Milwaukee folk/punk trio’s signature song — from its classic platinum-selling eponymous debut effort — wasn’t even a single… Continue reading “We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy

Nirvana ‘Nevermind’: 30th Anniversary Edition Coming Nov. 12, Featuring 70 Previously Unreleased Tracks

On Sept. 24, 1991, an album would be released that would go on to signify a stark shift in the alternative rock scene and usher in the popularization of new era, “grunge.” With Nevermind, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl of Nirvana set the music world on its head — and it would never… Continue reading Nirvana ‘Nevermind’: 30th Anniversary Edition Coming Nov. 12, Featuring 70 Previously Unreleased Tracks

Out Now: Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Everything You Could Ever Want to Hear from the 1991 Record (and More), Plus ‘Blacklist’ Covers Project

What can be said about the 1991 self-titled Black Album from Metallica that hasn’t been said already? The album marked the start of a new era for the thrash/metal band, a mainstream breakthrough that would go on to sell tens of millions of copies worldwide and help James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Jason… Continue reading Out Now: Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Everything You Could Ever Want to Hear from the 1991 Record (and More), Plus ‘Blacklist’ Covers Project

Watch Longtime Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted’s Unboxing Video of the ‘Black Album’ Reissue Coming 9/10

On Sept. 10, Metallica will commemorate its groundbreaking 1991 self-titled Black Album with a lavish 30th anniversary reissue. It’s been previewed in recent weeks with demo recordings and tracks from its companion Metallica Blacklist covers compilation, which boasts 53 different artists paying homage to the thrash/metal titans‘ landmark record. The Black Album Remastered Deluxe Set… Continue reading Watch Longtime Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted’s Unboxing Video of the ‘Black Album’ Reissue Coming 9/10

Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)

Originally released in 1991, No More Tears was the sixth solo studio album from Ozzy Osbourne and was a massive success, one of the legendary rock singer‘s best-selling albums in North America. Among its hits were “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (No. 2 on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart), “Road to Nowhere” (No. 3), “Time After… Continue reading Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)

Metallica Shares Rough Cut “Enter Sandman” Video, New Volbeat/SebastiAn Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’

The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is coming on Sept. 10 alongside a proper reissue of the original studio album. ‘Tallica have been doing some aggressive promotion in recent weeks ahead of the pair of releases, and the latest arrived… Continue reading Metallica Shares Rough Cut “Enter Sandman” Video, New Volbeat/SebastiAn Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’

Hear Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” Three Different Ways in Latest Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Album Project

The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is coming on Sept. 10 alongside a proper reissue of the original studio album. Recent weeks have seen Metallica previewing the Blacklist component with an array of covers from an eclectic assortment of different… Continue reading Hear Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” Three Different Ways in Latest Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Album Project