Music News - Alternative


band-slipknot.jpg Corey Taylor is urging fans of heavy metal music to rally and fight against racism. The rally cry comes in the wake of Down frontman Phil Anselmo, who was forced to apologize after being caught on film making a Nazi salute and shouting "White power" at the end of his performance at Dimebash 2016, a festival held in Hollywood last month.

Blink-101309.jpg Video of new Blink-182 singer - Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba - laying down vocals for a new song has been released. Blink member Mark Hoppus posted the footage to Instagram without comment. "What's the point of saying sorry now?" Skiba sings in the new clip. Blink drummer Travis Barker also shared video of himself pounding the skins.

weezer-032014.jpg Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo took to his Instagram for a cover of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen." On his Instagram page, Cuomo regularly uploads short clips of himself covering current pop hits and has shared versions of songs by Bastille and Lukas Graham. He also shared a cover of Rae Sremmurd's "Come Get Her."

ArcadeFireandFoals-052411.jpg A video of Arcade Fire performing their song "Here Comes The Night Time" in Haiti has made its way online. The footage was shared by Artists Institute, a college for art and technology located in Jacmel, Haiti, who captured the band's trip to Haiti in 2014 during their world tour promoting their fourth album Reflektor.

muse-101609.jpg Muse have been announced as the headlining act for this years' Sziget Festival in Hungary. Bastille, Sigur Rós, John Newman, Sum 41, Parov Stelar, Nicky Romero, M83, CHVRCHES, Bloc Party, , Bring Me The Horizon, Kodaline, Naughty Boy, David Guetta, The Last Shadow Puppets and more.

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline this year's Kendal Calling festival. In addition, The Charlatans, Rudimental, Madness, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Band of Skulls, The Hives, Blossoms, We Are Scientists, The Darkness, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Sugarhill Gang and more.

TheLumineers-020816.jpg Lumineers have announced their new LP titled Cleopatra. After four years of no new released the Colorado folk-rock band will release their sophomore album and follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut album. "It's a heavier record," frontman Wesley Schultz told Entertainment Weekly about Cleopatra.

Weiland-240915.jpeg Stone Temple Pilots are moving on following the passing of Scott Weiland and are now holding auditions for a new singer. In a series of statements, the band explains that they have no intention of "replacing" Weiland, but say rather that they hope to move into a new era. "We've already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more . . ."

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's widow, former model Iman has opened up for the first time since his passing last month. She had posted various messages on Twitter in the days before his passing and has now returned to the social media site to share a tribute to her husband. In the post, Iman shared an image stating simply "Love and Gratitude, Iman."

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed their hit "Aeroplane," from their 1995 album One Hot Minute, for the first time in 20 years. The band played the cut at their Super Bowl party, which Run-DMC opened. Speaking about the band's latest effort, Anthony Kiedis said that the band has been revisiting material they wrote - but never released - during the late 1990s.

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl led an all-star jam of the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades" during a tribute concert to the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of Pantera. The gig went down last month at Lucky Strike Bowling in Hollywood, and the cover served as a tribute to Dimebag as well as the recently departed Lemmy Kilmister, who wrote the tune.

Janes.jpg Jane's Addiction fronter Perry Farrell covered the Beatles classic "Here Comes the Sun" during a George Harrison tribute concert, and now the performance is available via YouTube. The video comes as a promo for the upcoming DVD, George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison, due February 26, one day after what would have been the former Beatles' 73rd birthday.

Shinedownpromo-041515.jpg Shinedown and Five Finger Death Punch are teaming up for three co-headlining dates this summer: May 3 at Evansville, Indiana's Ford Center; May 4 at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Van Andel Arena; and, May 9 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Consol Energy Arena. It's not the only dates for FFDP, who have several festival dates lined up for the spring and summer.

jackwhite-112009.jpg Dead Weather have released the music video for "Impossible Winner," a cut from their latest album Dodge and Burn. In the video, directed by Sophie Muller, bandmembers Jack White and Alison Mosshart are imprisoned on a terrifying train, where they must navigate freaky inmates and horrifying guards.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica's James Hetfield makes a guest appearance on FOX's American Dad in the role of a water polo coach. Hetfield appears in an episode called "The Life Aquatic with Steve Smith," which is viewable via the TBS website. The appearance isn't the first time Hetfield's been animated, as he's previously appeared on The Simpsons and Metalocalypse.

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