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Mute Records has announced the release of the third album from I'm From Barcelona. Called Forever Today, the disc will drop on April 19th. IFB will preview the record with the release of the album's first single, Get in Line,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Black Country Communion are planning a sophomore release in 2011. The supergroup -- consisting of Deep Purple singer-bassist Glenn Hughes, Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham, Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian and guitarist Joe Bonamassa -- that released an album in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
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A new Black Sabath set, Live At Hammersmith Odeon , has been released in a 3-LP 180-gram vinyl package featuring triple gatefold artwork. Limited to just 3,000 numbered copies and available only at Metal Club, it features Ronnie James Dio,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
The great Dave Alvin has some performances penciled-in to his calendar for the month of March, including a 6-day music excursion on the Kings Of California train. If you're fortunate (and flush) enough to afford the $3,000 train ride up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
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Canadian rockers Arcade Fire will be among the performers at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on February 13. The band is up for 3 awards this year: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for Ready to Star and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Pete Yorn is set to release a 10th Anniversary edition of his 2001 debut, musicforthemorningafter, set to drop on March 29 through Columbia/Legacy. Remastered by Bob Ludwig, the first of the two CDs will include a refreshed version of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
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Glam rockers the New York Dolls will release a new studio album on March 14. The album, entitled Dancing Backwards in High Heels, was recorded in September at Blast Studios in England. It features original members David Johansen on vocals... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
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Soundgarden have announced they'll drop a new album on the 22nd of March, their first -ever live album. Entitled Live On I5, the set will feature tracks taken from the west coast leg of their 1996 tour. “We had always... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
The legendary Loudon Wainwright III is on the road again in March with a half-dozen small venue dates on the East Coast in the company of Shawn Colvin. It's been awhile since Wainwright has released an album, his last being... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
The original line-up of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have outlined dates for their first North American tour in over 20 years. March dates have been announced, starting the 5th in Toronto and sticking with major cities through March 25th... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Legendary pair to kick off co-headlining tour in Florida ... Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks announced yesterday on the Ellen DeGeneres show that they'll be co-headlining a new tour starting in March. Tagged the “Heart & Soul 2011 North American... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
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Lucinda Williams has announced February and March tour dates. For the most part, they cover the Midwest and East, starting in Iowa City and ending in North Carolina. Go here and click through to get tickets for your town. Lucinda... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
That would be the England Royals, not the Kansas City baseball team. Rumor on the internet has Paul McCartney in London in April to perform at the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. “William and Kate have chosen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
After spending the better part of a year fighting EMI Records over the issue of releasing their songs as single MP3s, it seems the members of Pink Floyd have crawled out from the dark side of the financial moon and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Radio Woodstock has announced the lineup for their seventh annual Mountain Jam Music Festival.Founded as a one-day festival to celebrate Radio Woodstock's 25th Anniversary, Mountain Jam VII will be expanded to 4 days, running from June 2nd through the 5th.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Carlos Santana is back amongst the married. The guitar legend exchanged vows with drummer Cindy Blackman in what was called a "star-studded" ceremony in Hawaii last month. Blackman is considered one of the premier drummers in the business these days.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
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Indie record label Exploding in Sound know that giving needs to go way beyond the Christmas season. That's why they've put together another free compilation available for free download on their website. Entitled Wax Unwound, the set includes 22 tracks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Keith Richards is not a guitarist but he should be a knight. In his own imitable point of view, Richards doesn't see himself as a guitarist, telling BBC Radio 2 in a recent interview that his 300 guitars are a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
The king of cool music TV, Jools Holland, hosted his 18th annual New Year's Eve Hootenany last week, playing host to the likes of Wanda Jackson, Roger Daltrey and Vampire Weekend. As he was preparing for the show, he spoke... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
"Ozzy Osborne and his music made me do it." Those are the words that came from William Liston's mouth when he was picked up for driving under the influence. The 33-year old resident of suburban Cleveland, who was nabbed on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
While Dick Clark was dropping balls in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the big ticket in LA was The Roxy, where Camp Freddy held court. A rotating caste of players, anchored by core members Donovan Leitch, Velvet Revolver's Matt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
News from the Queens of the Stone Age compound is that plans are in place for a new QOSA album in 2011. The band is planning to hit the studio for pre-production meetings this month in preparation for recording their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
As they head into their 25th anniversary year, jam band Widespread Panic are planning to stay plenty busy in the coming year. "I plan to do a lot of celebrating," Dave Schools told Billboard.com. "Twenty-five years is kind of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
Legendary rockers Uriah Heep are in Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire, England working on an album of all-new material for a 2011 release. The announcement comes on the heels of news that Heep will release a new live album, Official... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives
El Lay punkers the Bronx have kicked-off a new website promoting their alter-egos: Mariachi El Bronx. The new site -- Mariachi El Bronx -- includes a free download for those who sign up for a newsletter subscription this week: their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at WNEW | Where Rock Lives