U2, Karen O, Paul McCartney nominated for Golden Globes

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Ah, the Golden Globe awards. Where actors get together to vote for other actors to win awards for TV shows and movies that would probably never get any recognition at the Oscars. Case in point; Sandra Bullock is up for TWO awards this year. See? Complete madness.

But, as far as music is concerned, some fine rock music acts have made their way onto the nominee list (via ).… Read More

Rage Against The Machine returns!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

The following message is from guitarist Tom Morello’s :

LIVE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW. 8:50am sharp, UK time. BBC radio. Baton down the hatches. IT’S ON.

Apparently the fever for Rage Against The Machine has gotten so crazy that the only prescription is a RATM performance and interview!

Because of the campaign to… Read More

Muse adds more U.S./Canada dates

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Were you a bit bummed out over the first batch of dates that Muse released for their 2010 world tour? Were you afraid that the U.K. three-piece rockers weren’t coming to your neck of the woods? Well you can breathe easier as the band has released a bunch of new tour dates for the U.S. and Canada.

Originally, the band released six stops for the North American leg of their tour including Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Detroit, Boston, Fairfax… Read More

RiO!B episode – Dec. 15, 2009

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The Big Four of Thrash playing shows

2010… Read More

The Big Four of Thrash are playing together!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This could probably be some of the biggest news on the planet if you’re a follower of the Big Four of Thrash: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. It’s been announced over at that, for the first time ever, all four bands will play the same stage!

The shows will take place at the … Read More

RiO!B episode – Dec. 14, 2009

Monday, December 14th, 2009

John Frusciante quits RHCP?

Green… Read More

Coachella dates/layaway tickets announced

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

And so begin the festival announcements for 2010 in the U.S.A. To kick things off we have the festival in the California desert known as Coachella which goes down from April 16-18, 2010.

According to the , Coachella will now sell “layaway” tickets which will go for $269 and can bought in one of two ways (online payments only). The first option is to pay 50% of the ticket plus the additional… Read More

John Frusciante quits RHCP?

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

If this story is actually true then it makes me a little sad to even write this. It’s being reported by multiple sites that guitarist John Frusciante has quit playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

started putting the pieces together by compiling reports from a few sites like … Read More


Sunday, December 13th, 2009

| |

We all know that The Beatles were the first band… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – Goodbye Beatdown

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Vancouver, BC in Canada is apparently becoming the spot for many of the RiO! Bands of the Week as we’ve had many from the region and this week is no different. A round of applause for the band Goodbye Beatdown for winning the title this week.

A band that rocks Canada’s West Coast, these guys have more of a SoCal vibe as their sound is reminiscent of bands including Sublime and Red Hot Chili Peppers. If you’re sitting… Read More