Gina Vespa – who, sadly, is not affiliated with the motor scooter company – is a GWU graduate currently residing in Maryland with her husband and two dachshunds. A freelance writer for both Diffuser.fm and PopCrush, Gina enjoys combining her love for music with her passion for writing. She has interviewed artists such as Matt Pond and Zac and Isaac Hanson, and she's always on the lookout for new bands to check out.
Jack Johnson Replacing Mumford and Sons at Bonnaroo 2013
Earlier this week, we learned that Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane suffered from a blood clot in his brain, causing him to undergo emergency surgery. As a result, the band has been forced cancel their appearance at this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
Pearl Jam to Release New Single, ‘Mind Your Manners,’ in July?
Seattle grunge titans Pearl Jam have been working on their tenth studio album — the follow-up to 2009's 'Backspacer' — and according to an All Access listing (which has since been taken down), fans can expect to hear their new single, 'Mind Your Manners,' on July…
Nine Inch Nails New Lineup Features Robin Finck, Trent Reznor Announces
Last week, Nine Inch Nails bassist Eric Avery quit the band, but the group has now secured another member. Frontman Trent Reznor has announced that NIN's former guitarist, Robin Finck, plans to rejoin the band on their upcoming tour.
Bonnaroo 2013 Schedule Announced
Although Bonnaroo is still more than a month away, it’s never too early to start planning, and now you can do just that. The four-day schedule has just been revealed, giving festival-goers plenty of time to map out which acts they’ll catch – and which they&Close…
Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015
Beastie Boys have signed a deal to release a memoir, the New York Times reports. The still-untitled book celebrates the band’s history and aesthetic, as documented by surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” D…
Bonnaroo 2013 Adds Empire of the Sun, White Lung + More
Back in February, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival organizers announced this year’s initial lineup via a special hour-long webcast. Now, even more acts have joined the impressive bill, including Empire of the Sun, White Lung, Solange, Polyphonic Spree, Black Prairie, ALO, Delta Rae, …
Fall Out Boy Stream New Album ‘Save Rock and Roll’ [Listen]
Although Fall Out Boy’s new record, 'Save Rock and Roll,' isn’t due out until next week, the Chicago rockers decided to stream it today (April 8). Check out their entire 11-song comeback album below.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl + Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Foo Fighters have been given the honor of inducting Canadian prog rockers Rush at this year’s event.
Fall Out Boy Get Courtney Love, Elton John for New Album
Fall Out Boy’s new album, ‘Save Rock and Roll,’ is due out April 16, and as Billboard reports, the band has collaborated with Hole’s Courtney Love and Elton John on the disc.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce 2013 Tour
Canadian post-rock heroes Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced an international tour in support of their 2012 reunion album, ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’
Weezer Announce 2014 Cruise
Weezer and Rose Tours have announced the 2014 Weezer Cruise. The five-day adventure is set to run from Feb. 13-17, departing from Jacksonville Fla. and making stops in Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas.
Jack White’s Third Man Records Releasing Gibby Haynes Single on X-Rays
Jack White has played on and produced a new single by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes. The record will serve as the next installment of Third Man Records' ‘Blue Series,’ and in a move that justifies the label head and former White Stripes member's reputation fo…