Music News - Alternative


william-butler-070916.jpg Arcade Fire have connected with Mavis Staples for a new single titled "I Give You Power." The track marks their first new offering since the release of their 2013 album Reflektor and finds the band returning to their danceable indie pop core.

thekillers-072516.jpg The Killers have opened up about progress on their forthcoming new release and say that the songs on this record will be "heavier" than their previous work. Speaking with Q Magazine, front man Brandon Flowers notes that the new songs also benefit from the experience the band has accrued over the years.

amylee2-090916.jpg Evanescence has announced their first U.K. date in nearly five years. The band will play London's Eventim Apollo on June 14. Evanescence last played live in the U.K. in 2012 when they embarked on a four-date arena tour. The band took a break following their 2012 tour before regrouping in 2015 for a series of live shows in the U.S.

chriscornell-070116.jpg Soundgarden has officially announced the release of a remixed deluxe edition of their debut LP, 1988's Ultramega OK. The album will be released via Sub Pop Records.

damonalbarn-062716.jpg Gorillaz has released "Hallelujah Money," the band's first new track in six years. According to a representative for the band, "Hallelujah Money" is "a rumination on power, big business, and money." The virtual band released the tune along with a bizarre animated clip that features guest vocalist Benjamin Clementine singing while in a trippy version of Trump Hotel.

3Doors-10122009.jpg 3 Doors Down have offered an explanation for performing at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration ceremony. "Once you get to the point that you've been in rock for 16 years and a whole bunch of people get p*ssed off with you on Twitter, it's like: that's good for us," the band's manager Angus Vail tells Vice.

red-hot-chili-peppers-070916.jpg Red Hot Chili Peppers have signed on for a headlining performance at this year's Lollapalooza Paris. The event is scheduled to take place this year at the Hippodrome de Longchamp between July 22 and 23. This year marks the first edition of the Paris event. In addition to the long running Chicago location, Lolla organizers have also expanded into festivals in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

liamgallagher-061616.jpg Liam Gallagher has revealed that he is set to perform with Richard Ashcroft. News of the upcoming show came from the former Verve front man, who also performed alongside Liam last year. Ashcroft broke the news during a recent interview with NME.

AudioSlave-011817.jpg Audioslave have revealed that they will reunite for a performance at the upcoming Anti-Inaugural Ball event. The event has been planned in protest of President Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration and will take place on January 20 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Jackson Browne has also signed on to appear.

radiohead-album-061016.jpg Radiohead have confirmed a slate of U.S. tour dates set to kick off this spring. The new dates come in addition to the band's two previously announced headlining performances at Coachella and will commence on March 30 in Miami. The tour comes in support of their current release A Moon Shaped Pool, which dropped last summer.

korn-061416.jpg Korn has signed on as one of the headliners of this year's Open Air Festival in Chicago. The event is set to take place on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica is set to perform at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony. This will mark the band's fourth appearance as a live act at the awards program. While making the announcement, Metallica promised something "very special and unique." At their last appearance on the show they performed their hit song, "One" with classical pianist Lang Lang.

slipknot-ipad-061016.jpg Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison says his departure from the band was not his choice. There are many rumors about why Jordison exited the band, but none have been confirmed. Jordison recently did an interview with AXS to try and clear a few things up.

avenged-sevenfold-081016.jpg Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie have both signed on to headline Wisconsin's annual Rock Fest event. The event is set to take place in Cadott, Wisconsin between July 13 and 15 and will also include performances by Sevendust, Slayer, Megadeth and Shinedown.

david-bowie-060816.jpg Both David Bowie and Rihanna received multiple nominations for the Brit Awards this year. The awards ceremony honors artists who released music both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Bowie's final album, Blackstar has been nominated for the British Album of the Year. Bowie also captured a nomination for the British Male Solo Artist.

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