Randy Bachman’s George Harrison Tribute LP ‘By George – By Bachman’ Out 3/2; Stream ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Randy Bachman’s George Harrison Tribute LP ‘By George – By Bachman’ Out 3/2; Stream ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Among those who inspired young Randy Bachman to take up music, George Harrison ranks pretty high. Bachman, who of course starred in the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive en route to his spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, spoke with Rock Cellar in 2015 about the Beatles and how much their […]

Q&A: Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos on ‘Always Ascending’ and the Band’s Evolution

Q&A: Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos on ‘Always Ascending’ and the Band’s Evolution

Franz Ferdinand came on like gangbusters in 2004 with its excellent, acclaimed self-titled debut album, which went platinum in America and spawned two Top 20 singles at alternative radio (the gold-certified “Take Me Out,” “This Fire”). The indie rockers’ initial success was magnified at home in the U.K., where they snagged Brit, Mercury Music Prize […]

Stream ‘Little Dark Age,’ MGMT’s First New Album Since 2013

Stream ‘Little Dark Age,’ MGMT’s First New Album Since 2013

Would you believe it’s been more than a decade since MGMT hit the scene in 2007 with their debut album, Oracular Spectacular, led by the infectious indie/pop singles “Time to Pretend,” “Kids” and “Electric Feel”? That’s a long time. Since then, the Connecticut-based band has dabbled in psychedelia and free-form experimentation, with mostly mixed results. […]

Stream Dashboard Confessional’s New Album ‘Crooked Shadows,’ the First Since 2009

Stream Dashboard Confessional’s New Album ‘Crooked Shadows,’ the First Since 2009

The alt/emo scene of the early 2000s was marked by several heart-on-sleeve bands that achieved mainstream success thanks to their earnest music and raw passion — and one of those bands was Dashboard Confessional. 2001’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most put the band, fronted by singer/songwriter Chris Carraba, in the upper […]

Watch Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa Cover Lucinda Williams’ ‘Joy,’ from Their New LP ‘Black Coffee’

Watch Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa Cover Lucinda Williams’ ‘Joy,’ from Their New LP ‘Black Coffee’

On Jan. 26, the bluesy duo of Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa released Black Coffee, a collaborative new album featuring several covers of classic blues tunes. One of the songs tackled by Hart and renowned guitarist Bonamassa is “Joy,” a song originally written and performed by Lucinda Williams. Around the album’s release, the pair released […]

Korn Vocalist Jonathan Davis Prepping Solo Debut – Watch His New Video for ‘What It Is’

Korn Vocalist Jonathan Davis Prepping Solo Debut – Watch His New Video for ‘What It Is’

Fronting Korn for more than two decades, Jonathan Davis hasn’t had much time for solo material — until now. This summer, he’ll release his very first solo album, and recently he premiered its lead single. Titled “What It Is,” the song begins with a haunting piano melody before rolling along toward a dramatic chorus that […]

Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Self-Titled Album with the Loud ‘Roll Me Under’; LP Due in March

Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Self-Titled Album with the Loud ‘Roll Me Under’; LP Due in March

Stone Temple Pilots recently made their debut with new vocalist Jeff Gutt at a sold-out gig at the Troubadour in Hollywood, where they played some new songs including the single “Meadow” — and now they’ve unveiled plans for their upcoming studio record. The self-titled affair (STP’s second self-titled album, after the one in 2010 with […]

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