Review: Lou Reed Metallica – Lulu

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

On today’s Rock it Out! Blog, I review the Lou Reed/Metallica album, Lulu. If you haven’t listened to this record yet, it might be better if you don’t. It’s uninspiring and really has no redeeming qualities about it.

Yes, some of the riffs on the album are okay but it’s Lou Reed’s vocals that spoil the whole record. He speaks through the whole album and the lyrics have no… Read More

RiO!B episode – October 27, 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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Listen: The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Black Keys are back and the proof is down below. Thanks to a great viral video by the band, the new single “Lonely Boy” can be heard down below. The single officially comes out today and you’ll get it as an instant download if you pre-order the band’s new album, El Camino. The album is out on December 6th and you can also purchase… Read More

Listen: Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Depeche Mode cover U2

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Tribute albums can usually suck…unless, of course, certain artists perform on said album then it can significantly suck less. Case in point, down below you can check out Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and The Killers all covering tracks from U2′s Achtung Baby for AKH-toong BAY-bi Covered, the album that celebrates the 20th anniversary of U2′s memorable album.

NIN takes on “Zoo Station” whilst… Read More

The Re:Mix lab was cooking in NYC

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Live performances? Check. DJ Classes? Check. Underground bingo? Check. The Re:Mix lab, which was sponsored by Hyundai Veloster, made its impact at its first stop.

New York City’s Chelsea Market was all abuzz with live sets from artists like Cold War Kids and DJ sets from guys like DJ Premier, who took time from filming a scene from the forthcoming… Read More

RiO!B episode – October 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Wanna meet some new bands? Check out my interviews with seven bands I spoke to at CMJ last week for Cluster 1. Included are the bands , , , , ,

Thrice interview on the RiO!B

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

On today’s Rock it Out! Blog episode, I sit down with Thrice guitarist Teppei Teranishi. We talk about the band’s new album, Major/Minor, what it took to record this album and how Thrice has managed to remain a band for over ten years.

Their new album, Major/Minor, is in stores now.

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Watch: Coldplay – Paradise

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Up top is the brand new music video from Coldplay for the track “Paradise” which proves that Chris Martin is a fan of dressing up as an animal for fun times. In this case, he goes full-on furry and dresses an an elephant that leaves a zoo in Britain for Africa to be with his bandmates that are also dressed as elephants. Who would have thought that Coldplay was such a fetish band?

Their new album, Mylo Xyloto,… Read More

A first look at RE:GENERATION this week

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The forthcoming documentary, RE:GENERATION, which pairs five DJ’s/producers with five different genres will be something that will have music fans debating one another for a while. Can artists like Skrillex and The Crystal Method use their skills to further a genre like rock or hip-hop and take it’s sound to another level? Or will it just sound garbled and messy? This week, I’ll be heading to… Read More

The Stone Roses announce reunion shows, new music in 2012

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Photo: Pennie Smith

We’ve all been waiting for as long as we can remember but now it’s finally happening. Vocalist Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield and drummer Alan “Reni” Wren aka The Stone Roses have announced that they will reunite in 2012.

At a press conference in… Read More