Music News - Alternative


CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love claims she has a running $10,000 bet with Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl on who can "get the most strippers." Love dished to the New York Post, "Strippers love me! I'm taking him down. I used to be [a stripper], and I tip like a maniac so they relate to me. That's the whole premise. That's why we made the bet."

deathcab-110209.jpg Death Cab for Cutie says that their new album sounds "like Death Cab for Cutie, in the best way," adding that they believe it'll "win back" fans who tuned out after the release of the 2011 effort Codes and Keys. The record, says fronter Ben Gibbard, was produced by Rich Costey, whom he called a "valuable resource."

PearlJam.jpg Pearl Jam performed their 1996 album No Code, as well as a new track entitled "Moline," during a recent performance at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois, Jambase reports. "No Code. Front to back. #PJMoline #PJFall2014," the band tweeted before sharing a photo of the Moline setlist.

PuddleOfMudd-042114.jpg Puddle Of Mudd have announced a 2014 North American tour to go with their new single "Piece of the Action." "Piece of the Action" is set to appear on the band's upcoming studio album, which should be released sometime next year.

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher has unveiled the video for his new single "In The Heat Of The Moment." The clip features Gallagher and his band The High Flying Birds playing their instruments on a set with changing neon lights and colors. The song is featured on Chasing Yesterday, the band's second album, which will be released on March 2, 2015. The album features ten songs and three bo

GreenDay-110209.jpg Green Day, Mastodon, and the Flaming Lips are the latest to join the growing list of bands set to drop a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. Green Day and the Flaming Lips will both re-release material on vinyl. The former will release Tune in Tokyo, a 2001 live recording from Japan on transparent blue vinyl.

BillyCorgan-031411.jpg The Smashing Pumpkins have released a new single entitled "Being Beige," taken off of their forthcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy, which is due out in December. Frontman Billy Corgan says the new song, which features Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on both drums and vocals, is about an important human emotion - love.

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg The Foo Fighters turned down the chance to headline this year's Isle of Wight Festival. Promoter John Giddings tweeted the news after a fan demanded on Twitter that Giddings "have to get Foo Fighters to headline . . . Especially after their amazing new song and with an album out soon!" Giddings replied, "I wish I could they said no - sorry."

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg The Red Hot Chili Peppers look to be heading in a new direction, saying that their next album will be "super danceable." Bassist Flea spoke with Rolling Stone, noting that the group is currently in the writing stage. "We've been writing and rehearsing, rolling up our sleeves, getting in the studio and doing it. We're nearly finished writing . . ."

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde is joined by Miguel and The Chemical Brothers for "This Is Not a Game," a cut from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. "Electric and dark, the tune seems perfectly posed to set the mood for the particularly angsty third installment of the hit franchise," writes Billboard of the latest release from the Lorde curated OST.

weezer-032014.jpg Weezer is giving its fans the chance to pick the band's next single. The band posted the request on their Facebook page, where they noted, "How much do you think each of these 3 songs would help Weezer's career if released as the next single?" Fans can then pick between the songs "Ain't Got Nobody," "Da Vinci," and "Go Away" (with Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino).

DamonAlbarn-080511.jpg Damon Albarn says that Gorillaz fans can look forward to new music from the band in 2016. A new LP would be the first since 2011's The Fall. Speaking with the Sydney Morning Herald, Damon didn't rule out the possibility of also bringing his Blur bandmates back together.

Coldplay-100209.jpg Coldplay will release Ghost Stories Live 2014 a CD/DVD set that features tour highlights along with a full album performance at Sony Studios. "The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," Chris Martin said in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true."

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Foo Fighters have released the music video for "Something from Nothing," the first from their upcoming album, Sonic Highways. The vid was debuted on Friday, October 17, following the premiere episode of the band's eight episode HBO doc, also called Sonic Highways.

U2-100209.jpg U2 singer Bono has finally opened up on the reason for his habit of constantly wearing sunglasses. Speaking with the BBC, Bono said that he's battling light sensitivity caused by glaucoma. "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine . . ."