20 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Release ‘One Hot Minute’

After the success of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, you might think that everything was rosy for the burgeoning superstars. But there were a few hurdles in the way before the group would release their next album. The biggest of these hurdles came when guitarist John Frusciante, who had become a major creative force in …

MUSE: THE DRONES WORLD TOUR 2016

Muse are pleased to announce the Drones World Tour in 2016! The Drones World Tour will see the band perform for the first time “in the round” from the middle of the arena. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. 5 April | Dublin, Ireland | 3Arena Dublin | Tickets 8 …

Hollywood Vampires, ‘Hollywood Vampires’: Album Review

Alice Cooper‘s well-known focus of the macabre and embrace of the death stench that seemed to surround rock ‘n’ roll in the early ’70s inevitably led him to the Hollywood Vampires, an all-star project that makes a furious attempt at resurrecting “dead drunk friends” – or at least the debauched ethos that once surrounded their music. …

42 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Takes in His Surroundings on ‘The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle’

It didn’t sell particularly well when it came out, but it has since become a favorite among his fans. On Sept. 11, 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his second album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. “It was an interesting record,” Springsteen said before a one-off full-album performance of it at Madison Square Garden on Nov. …

Jeff Ament on Pearl Jam’s Next Album: ‘Everybody’s Got Stuff Stowed Away’

Late last month, Pearl Jam put Lightning Bolt to bed, wrapping a tour in support of the album that took them around the world yet again. Now almost a quarter-century into their existence, Pearl Jam seem to have reached a new level of appreciation for how far they've come, the distinctiveness of their longevity and each other. …

“His urine is blue” – Tom Waits writes bizarre poem about Keith Richards

In a touching, if not slightly strange gesture, Tom Waits has paid tribute to his friend Keith Richards with an original poem. Penned for Rolling Stone, the poem celebrates the guitarist as he prepares to release 'Crosseyed Heart', his first solo LP in 23 years. Richards recently premiered debut single 'Trouble' from the record, which is due for …

40 Years Ago: Kiss Come ‘Alive!’ Using Some Studio Magic

Alive!, Kiss‘ first concert album, couldn’t have become a hit at a better time for the band. Three albums in, the flamboyant group had yet to crack the Top 30 and was reportedly living off of manager Bill Aucoin’s credit card. But then Alive! shot to No. 9 following its release on Sept. 10, 1975, powered by the …