Music News - Alternative


jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White lashed out at both the Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone magazine during a rant at Boston's Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 18. In the rant, White claimed "most performers don't use microphones anymore, you know," adding most singers "don't use microphones that have cords on them."

img1-062014.jpg Interpol have released the music video for "Twice as Hard," the latest single from their fifth studio album, El Pintor. The vid, directed by I-Pol fronter Paul Banks, features footage of boxers training in a gym. According to SPIN, the new visual doesn't make the grade: "It's basically just a Nike or a Gatorade ad, but with low-key inspirational Interpol music."

Nickleback-100209.jpg Nickelback are streaming "What Are You Waiting For?" a cut from their upcoming album, No Fixed Address. It is the first record for the group at their new home Republic Records. According to Audio Ink Radio, the cut is "a mid-tempo rocker with [Chad] Kroeger's powerful vocals and pristine production."

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica are getting back to work on a new album, which would mark their first release in nearly six years. According to bassist Robert Trujillo, the band is getting back together in the studio this month to resume work on the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic. Trujillo says that even though the band has been working on other various projects over the past few years.

KingsofLeon-011410.jpg Kings Of Leon have finalized the lineup of their Music City Food and Wine Festival, a fest they founded. Set to perform are Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Jamey Johnson, Michael McDonald, Ashley Monroe, Phosphorescent, Brendan Benson, Jessie Baylin, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare Sr., Bobby Bare Jr., Clare Bowen, the McCrary Sisters, Moon Taxi and more.

David-Bowie.jpg The city of Chicago has declared that September 23 will now be known as "David Bowie Day." The decree came from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The announcement was delivered in a written proclamation in which Emanuel describes the art-rock legend as "an undisputed global icon."

stonetemplepilots-052413.jpg Former Stone Temple Pilots rocker Scott Weiland has opened up about his memories of the grunge rock scene in 1990s. During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Weiland says that no movement in modern music has come close to the impact that grunge made in the 90s.

jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White has opened up about a conversation he had with Bob Dylan in which he says that latter was fortunate to have been a songwriter in the 1960s. Speaking with Dan Rather in The Big Interview, White says that he envied not only the state of society but also the music business in that era.

U2-100209.jpg U2 have revealed behind the scenes footage of the recording of their latest album Songs of Innocence. The band hit Twitter to share the footage - taken from NYC's Electric Lady Studios - with fans: "'Get on the guitar, grab the microphone . . .' A studio, exclusive with @U2 recording #SongsOfInnocence the #NewU2Album."

Ramones-100509.jpg A number of musicians took to the stage to celebrate the life and times of the Ramones. Four decades and one month after the Ramones fateful debut gig in New York City's Bowery, a parade of musicians, led by former D Generation singer Jesse Malin, took to the stage to revive the music of the band.

savingabelpromo-010314.jpg Saving Abel will release their fourth studio album, their first with new lead singer Scotty Austin, in November. Austin replaces former lead singer and founding member Jared Weeks, who posted on the band's Facebook that he would be leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Austin previously sang in Trash The Band.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie was commissioned to write the liner notes for the upcoming Kinks 50th anny album, The Essential Kinks, and is open about professing his love for the band. Bowie excerpted from the notes on his website, "I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like." "Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time."

Macklemore-041813.jpg Macklemore joined Fences onstage to kick off Good Morning America's Fall Concert Series. They performed the track "Arrows," which will appear on Fences' Elektra Records debut, Lesser Oceans, due out in January. The track was produced by Macklemore cohort Ryan Lewis. "It's pop, but it's also vulnerable," Fences frontman Christopher Mansfield said.

ellayelich-101013.jpg During her concert at the Mann Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, Lorde whipped out a pair of unexpected covers - "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West, and "Heavenly Father" by Bon Iver. "It's a song about having faith in someone, anyone, yourself," said Lorde of the latter track, which is featured on the soundtrack to the Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here.

offspring-112613.jpg The Offspring are working on the follow-up to their 2012 record Days Go By. Speaking with Billboard, guitarist Kevin Wasserman says the band has already made some headway. "We already have a couple of things done — one song we really feel strongly about and want to get out there, and three, four, five songs, total, done or close to done."