Between 1975 and 1979, New York indie label Ork Records released seven-inches by some of the most influential artists of the punk, post-punk and power pop. Owned by Television manager Terry Ork, the label put out that band's debut release, "Little Johnny Jewel," the A-side of which is streaming below,......more
Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, was released a year ago this month, will continue her acoustic trio tour dates this spring featuring special guests, folk-bluegrass singer Aoife O'Donovan and Irish acoustic band Lúnasa.
The trek features Carpenter's longtime friends Jon Carroll (on piano) and John......more
Tom DeLonge, longtime guitarist and co-vocalist of the punk trio Blink-182, has left the group, his bandmates announced in a statement Monday. Suspicions began when the band revealed that Alkaline Trio guitarist/singer Matt Skiba was recruited to join Blink-182 at the group's upcoming headlining set at drummer Travis Barker's eighth annual Musink Festival......more
As Faith No More readies their first album since 1997's Album of the Year, the band has booked its first North American tour in five years. The trek will kick off this April in Vancouver and includes two-night residencies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City before wrapping......more
Gregg Allman recently wrapped up his first post-Allman Brothers Band solo tour, but the "Whipping Post" singer has already made plans to get back out on the road with a newly announced spring tour. While Allman's January trek saw the rocker circling the southeastern United States, his next tour will travel from......more
Over the weekend, The Sun reported that Sam Smith had quietly and amicably settled a copyright dispute with Tom Petty over the likeness between Smith's three-time Grammy-nominated "Stay With Me" and Petty's Full Moon Fever hit "I Won't Back Down," co-written with ELO's Jeff Lynne. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Smith's reps have......more
On January 30th, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their side project Mad Season's lone LP Above with a unique performance alongside the Seattle Symphony. The event is called "Mad Season Sonic Evolution," and fellow Seattle greats like Soundgarden's Chris Cornell......more
Months after Run the Jewels' El-P and Killer Mike pledged to remix their acclaimed Run the Jewels 2 using only cat samples, El-P took to Twitter to offer up a preview of Meow the Jewels and announce that the reworked LP had secured a very special feline guest: Internet sensation Lil Bub.
"Just got a......more