Whos your Artist of the Year?

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Here’s another short yet difficult year-end question for you: Who is your favorite artist of 2012? What artist had an impact on not just you, but the whole music industry? What artist deserves the award so… Read More

The festival rumor mill begins

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Fest Rumors

If we manage to make it past December 21st, 2013 is going to be another big year for fans of music festivals. Today’s Rock it Out! Blog kicks off by bringing you a few updates and rumors regarding Read More

Pussy Riot, Person of the Year?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Could a jailed, punk-rock band from Russia become the Person of the Year?  The ladies of Pussy Riot are up for the accolade after Time magazine Read More

Queens Of The Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem, My Morning Jacket and more appear on Amnesty International compilation

Sunday, December 11th, 2011



To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, the group has released a massive compilation called Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. The four disc compilation, featuring 75 tracks, can be streamed for free over… Read More

Watch: B-roll footage of No Reservations featuring music from Josh Homme

Monday, August 8th, 2011



The newest episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain piqued my interest primarily because Josh Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures, was the special guest on the episode. And besides seeing Bourdain and Homme drink, eat and fuck around in the Northern California desert for an hour, Homme also recorded some music for the episode.Read More

Former QOTSA bassist, Nick Oliveri, stands off against S.W.A.T.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011



Nothing like a stand off in the deserts of…Los Angeles. Okay that set up didn’t pan out like I thought I would but there was a stand off in L.A last night between S.W.A.T. and former Queens of the Stone Age/current Kyuss Lives! bassist, Nick Oliveri.

TMZ.com reports that police were called… Read More

Queens of the Stone Age announce west coast tour dates

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011



Besides playing the Pearl Jam 20th anniversary festival in September and a few shows with Soundgarden this summer, Queens of the Stone Age have announced a few shows all taking place on… Read More

RiO!B episode – May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011



Austin City Limits details

Rockstar Uproar festival line up

Queens of the Stone Age tour dates
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Pearl Jam announce details of 20th anniversary festival

Monday, May 16th, 2011



Pearl Jam is 20 years old this year and what better way to celebrate than with a two-day birthday party! The details of PJ’s 20th anniversary festival have been released and here’s what you need to know.

The festival goes down at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, WI on September 3-4 and the band will headline both nights.… Read More

Soundgarden announces more summer tour dates

Thursday, May 5th, 2011



Ooooh! More Soundgarden summer dates and even more kick ass bands opening for them throughout the tour. This will truly be a show to remember.

Soundgarden’s summer tour, which originally had four dates, has now added a lot more shows all throughout… Read More