Dave Matthews Challenges ‘American Idol’ Contestant Phillip Phillips to Take Over His Band
After weeks of having his singing style compared to Dave Matthews, ‘American Idol‘ contestant Phillip Phillips finally took the plunge last week and covered one of Matthews’ songs on an episode of the show. Naturally, an intrepid reporter for New York Magazine’s Vulture asked Matthews to give his th…
Blink-182′s Travis Barker Having Emergency Surgery, Band Cancels Tour Dates
Citing drummer Travis Barker’s emergency tonsillectomy, the members of Blink-182 have announced the cancellation of all concert appearances for the month of May, including their scheduled May 19 set at the Bamboozle in Asbury Park, N.J.
Beastie Boys Hit With New Lawsuit Just Before Adam Yauch’s Death
Most hip-hop fans are probably aware of the way early records made liberal use of samples — until a wave of copyright lawsuits changed everything in the late ’80s, right around the time the Beastie Boys‘ groundbreaking, sample-heavy second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was released. What they may not real…
Jack White Shares Space DJ Dreams With Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Jack White has had some pretty good luck with attaching his music to balloons lately, so you can hardly blame him for wanting to take it to the next level. And by “the next level,” we mean “all the way to outer space.”
Soundgarden Hint at Fall 2012 Release for New Album
It might have taken them 15 years to get around to it, but now that the members of Soundgarden are back together and making new music, it sounds like their next album could be in stores relatively quickly — say, as soon as October 2012.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Discusses Orion Festival and Spiteful Reaction to ‘Lulu’
Love him or hate him, you can always count on Lars Ulrich to not mince words in an interview — and true to form, the Metallica drummer didn’t hold back during a recent exchange with Spin that covered everything from the male-heavy lineup at the Orion Music + More Festival to th…
Slash, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence + More Name Their Guilty Pleasure Pop Songs
Whether or not we believe in the concept of guilty musical pleasures, most of us enjoy a few songs and artists that we’d rather not be caught listening to — and rock’s biggest acts are no different, as evidenced by a recent Fuse piece that asked famous rockers t…
Stone Temple Pilots to Perform ‘Core’ on Upcoming Tour
Believe it or not, Stone Temple Pilots‘ debut record turns 20 this year — and to celebrate, the band will join the “complete albums performed live” craze by heading out on the road and playing the disc from start to finish.
Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Covered by Drummer With No Hands
If you’ve ever talked yourself out of doing something you really wanted to do because some part of you believed you wouldn’t be able to do it, just go ahead and slap yourself right now — and then watch this amazing video, which proves that we can overcome pretty…
Former Cake Drummer Stands Trial for Child Molestation
Well, this is disturbing. Following his February arrest for allegations of child sex abuse, former Cake drummer Pete McNeal is standing trial, and the proceedings have already dredged up some details of the events that led to his current legal predicament.
Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ Set for No. 1 Debut
Jack White did everything he could to make you pay attention to the fact that he was putting out a solo record, from playing ‘SNL’ to cooking up ever-more-inventive ways of releasing singles from the album. And if what Billboard is hearing from retailers is accurate, all that h…
Gibson Unleashes Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo Guitar
Up until now, if you wanted to play a guitar with Zakk Wylde‘s signature bullseye graphic on it, your only choices were to either buy an Epiphone or paint the logo on your own instrument. If neither of those choices appeal to you, good news: Zakk has teamed up with Gibson to create the axe kno…