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The Smiths’ Mike Joyce to Perform Orchestral Concerts of Classic Songs

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce – as well as rhythm guitarist and temporary “Fifth Smith” Craig Gannon – will reunite this summer to perform the band’s music live alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra. Related Rob Sheffield Ranks All 73 Smiths Songs Morrissey and Johnny Marr lasted only five years as a [...]

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Hear Migos’ Synth-Fueled New Song ‘Supastars’

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Migos blend the atmospheric with the aggressive on “Supastars,” a new song from their upcoming third LP, Culture II. Throughout the track, the Georgia trio swap signature boasts over spacey, melodic synths and a grinding trap beat laced with digital sound effects. Related Mixtape Primer: Migos’ Winding Journey to Defining ‘Culture’ Called “the Beatles of [...]

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Pearl Jam Announce Seattle Stadium ‘Home Shows’ to Fight Homelessness

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Pearl Jam will play a pair of Seattle concerts this summer to help aid the city’s homelessness initiatives. Dubbed “The Home Shows,” the two stadium gigs mark the Rock Hall-inducted band’s first hometown gigs in five years. Related Pearl Jam’s ‘Vitalogy’: How Band Nearly Came Apart Making Volatile LP As alt-rock was devolving into a [...]

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Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins Unveil New Band, Song With Brandy

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Common teamed with pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins to form a new band, August Greene. The outfit unveiled their first song, a cover of Sounds of Blackness’ “Optimistic,” featuring vocals from Brandy. Related Watch Lena Waithe, Common’s New Trailer for ‘The Chi’ Showtime’s “timely coming-of-age story” to premiere in January August Greene’s take on [...]

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Hear Kylie Minogue’s Euphoric New Song ‘Dancing’ Off New LP ‘Golden’

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Kylie Minogue released her new song “Dancing,” the euphoric first single her upcoming album Golden. Related Kylie Minogue on ‘Sexercize,’ New Tour The Australian singer takes us behind the scenes of her new interactive video and collaborating with Pharrell and Sia “Lyrically, ‘Dancing’ is really interesting. I guess, on the surface, it is about dancing [...]

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Thousands Gather for Dolores O’Riordan Memorial in Ireland

January 22nd, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church – where Dolores O’Riordan was lying in repose ahead of her funeral Tuesday – to pay tribute to the singer who died Monday at the age of 46. Related Dolores O’Riordan: Cranberries’ Noel Hogan Talks Singer’s Life and Legacy “There are only a [...]

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See Fall Out Boy Play Guitar-Heavy ‘Hold Me Tight or Don’t’ on ‘Colbert’

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Fall Out Boy played a hard-hitting, guitar-heavy version of “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” on Thursday’s The Late Show. The quartet did without their usual stage pyrotechnics for the electro-rock track, which highlights their newly issued seventh LP, Mania. Related Fall Out Boy’s Midlife Crisis “None of the emo bands messed with us,” says Patrick [...]

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Watch Franz Ferdinand Play Theatrical New Song ‘Always Ascending’ on ‘Fallon’

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Franz Ferdinand offered a theatrical flair to their manic dance-rock single “Always Ascending” on Thursday’s Tonight Show. Related Hear Franz Ferdinand Slam Donald Trump in ‘Demagogue’ Rockers join 30 Songs, 30 Days campaign for a Trump-free America The band opened on a dimly lit stage, with singer Alex Kapranos crooning over billowing vocal harmonies. Strobe [...]

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Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan: No Cause of Death Until at Least April

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s cause of death will not be revealed until at least April, a London coroner’s office announced Friday. Related Dolores O’Riordan: Cranberries’ Noel Hogan Talks Singer’s Life and Legacy “There are only a few artists who get to have maybe one song they are remembered by. Dolores has so many.” The coroner’s [...]

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Hear New Dashboard Confessional’s Potent New Song ‘Heart Beat Here’

January 21st, 2018 · No Comments · Guitar

Dashboard Confessional unveiled a stirring new song, “Heart Beat Here,” set to appear on their upcoming LP, Crooked Shadows, out February 9th via Fueled by Ramen. Related QA: Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba The frontman describes life on the road: vodka-tonics, Wiffle ball and dirty laundry “Heart Beat Here” is a quintessential Dashboard ballad, with Chris [...]

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