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Robo Rat
PRE-ORDER FOR GERARD WAY’S UPCOMING SOLO DEBUT, HESITAN...
PRE-ORDER FOR GERARD WAY’S UPCOMING SOLO DEBUT, HESITANT ALIEN, LAUNCHES TODAY Hesitant Alien — the debut solo album from former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way — is now available for pre-o...
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Album Review: Beginnings
“Things aren't like they used to be, I’m throwing guesses in the air, throwing guesses in the air…” This line hit me good, makes me remember my bad experience with my ex-girlfriend. Props to Cebu-ba...
Topics: Sirens, Beginnings
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20 Essential Lou Reed Tracks
After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad's accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music again in his life, the four albums he made with th...
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Calvin Harris Remixes Killers' 'When You Were Young' – ...
The Killers are taking a look back at their impressive career with the release of the singles compilation Direct Hits, out November 11th on Island Records. (You can pre-order on iTunes now.) To cele...
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Daft Punk Offering $275 Edition of 'Random Access Memor...
Electro-dance robots Daft Punk have just announced the Deluxe Box Set edition of their latest album, Random Access Memories, on their website. Fans who want to "Get Lucky" in a deluxe way will have ...
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Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour
Kings of Leon will embark on the first leg of their North American tour supporting their latest album, Mechanical Bull, in Atlanta on February 5th. Gary Clark, Jr. will open for the first leg, and t...
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Duke Ellington: the man and his music
"Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington" (Gotham Books), by Terry Teachout Duke Ellington died nearly 40 years ago, but for jazz fans of a certain age his musical creativity and elegant style remain timele...
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Courtney Love to Spill Secrets in Memoir Next Year
It's a big season for controversial musical memoirs. First, Morrissey released his long-awaited Autobiography. Now Courtney Love will release her own book in early 2014 through William Morrow, a sou...
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Hardwell Is The World’s New #1 DJ!
There's a new number one DJ in the world and he's keeping the crown in the Netherlands. At age 25, Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) has dethroned fellow countryman Armin van Buuren to tak...
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Katy Perry Gives John Mayer Carte Blanche in 'Unconditi...
John Nayer and Katy Perry being too cute at Disneyland [Photo: KAMINSKI / Splash News] Katy Perry released a video for her newest single "Unconditionally" last Friday that had hopeless romantics c...
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Nashville rocker Hoge snags notice with 'Strong'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If you want to hear free new music from rocker-turned-country hitmaker Will Hoge this weekend, all you have to do is turn on the television. His new song "Strong" will be ev...
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Halestorm Ready To Roll Out ‘Mz. Hyde’ as Halloween Sea...
With Halloween rapidly approaching, Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale is looking forward to the release of "Mz. Hyde," the fifth single from the band's 2012 album The Strange Case Of… At the same time, ...
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Century Media’s vast Death Metal campaign Death Certifi...
Be sure to check out Century Media’s vast Death Metal campaign Death Certificate and get selected releases from us for a special price until November 30th. Head over to www.death-certificate.net t...
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Hear it First: Motorhead’s New Album, ‘Aftershock’
With nearly 40 years and 20 studio albums under their belts, the speed metal icons in Motörhead are still holding the ace of spades -- and aren't showing any signs of slowing down. This month, Lemmy...
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Kiss the Bride goes beyond ‘smooth jazz’
Amidst the clink and clatter of wine glasses and beer bottles and the chatter of customers winding down after work, there is genuine joy on the second floor of Strumm's. An ever-smiling and congeni...
Topics: Kiss the Bride
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Dream Theater album to stream exclusively via Prog Maga...
Dream Theater are poised to release their first-ever self-titled album – and you can hear it in full today. Our sister title Prog Magazine will host the stream exclusively for a week starting at 3p...
Topics: Dream Theater
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Saxon unveil album of alternate takes
Saxon have unveiled details of an album containing alternate takes of some of their classic songs. The 14-track record features orchestral, acoustic and re-recorded versions. It’s entitled Unplugge...
Topics: Saxon
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Deep Purple announce new single, limited edition album
After the releases of All The Time in The World and Vincent Price Deep Purple have announced the third single to be taken from their most recent, Bob-Ezrin-produced album NOW What?! The song Above ...
Topics: Deep Purple
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Review: Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King (Warners) THE FACTS: Hail… is A7X’s sixth studio album and their first UK No.1. The title track has already notched up over 5.5 MILLION views so far. They have o...
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Review: Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
NINE INCH NAILS Hesitation Marks (Columbia) Reznor reboots NIN on familiar but polished eighth album. Back on a major label after a decade of long sabbaticals, external distractions and digital do...
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Album Review: Rocksteddy - Instadramatic
Teddy Corpuz is at the top of his game as entertainer these days. He’s one of the wacky hosts of the noontime program "It's Showtime" on ABS CBN, with Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro and fell...
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Album Review: Lifehouse - Almeria
Their light less burdened take on grunge earned this American quartet some mainstream chart breakthroughs in the early ‘00s. Damned by rock desperadoes and beloved by pop enthusiasts, Lifehouse easi...
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Album Review: Save Me Hollywood - Your Story To Tell
The first reaction to this debut album by four Pinoy rock scene veterans and a newbie was that it came from the land of punk and homies, the US of A. By its name, Save Me Hollywood (SMH) looks to an...
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Album Review: Bamboo - No Water, No Moon
Bamboo Manalac re-issues his 2011 solo debut album bannered this time around by a brand new single entitled “Carousel.” It’s a pop-rock track about “finding home” which the artist defines as any spa...
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Album Review: Black Sabbath - 13
"We decided to write horror music" is how Ozzy Osbourne describes Black Sabbath's birth in the great new heavy-metal oral history, Louder Than Hell. And that's exactly what they're doing, once again...
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Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age - ... Like Clockw...
Is there a more debonair dirtball in rock than Josh Homme? The Queens of the Stone Age frontman is the high priest of grimy rock tradition, exalting in exquisitely wrought guitar scraping and wry ma...
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Album Review: Deftones - Koi No Yokan
The guiding principle of Deftones albums is the push and pull between singer Chino Moreno and guitarist Stephen Carpenter. That’s an age-old rock ‘n’ roll construct — the tension between singer and ...
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Album Review - Anathema - We`re Here Because We`re Here
Anathema were one of the bands that I really got into when my musical tastes were becoming more extreme by the day. Funny enough, the first ever album I got to listen from them was their excellent A...
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Album Review: Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
In 2009, Fall Out Boy embarked on an extended tour to plant the seed of US-minted emo-pop on the other civilized half of the planet. Four years later, the band’s call to arms is to rescue rock and r...
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Album Review: Sponge Cola - District EP
omething about Sponge Cola’s earlier music and music videos remind a lot of 6 Cycle Mind. The metallic sound, the edgy vocals and the rock ballads point to apprenticeship in the wake of Ney’s previo...