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Amanda Palmer Writes Poem to Boston Bombing Suspect – Has She Gone Too Far?

Crowd-sourcing art rock diva composes poem for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


By Alex Baker


In what is assumedly the latest in a string of efforts designed to test the limits of her likability with the public, Amanda Palmer has published a poem for Boston Bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev on her blog.


The poem, entitled simply A Poem for Dzhohkar, has drawn an angry response on Read More

Queens of the Stone Age New Album to be Released in June

High desert rockers assemble an impressive array of guests for “…Like Clockwork


By Alex Baker


Queens of the Stone Age are ramping up to release their first new album since 2007. The new album, entitled …Like Clockwork, is set to be released in June and will feature a dynamic array of guest stars.


Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, Trent Reznor, and Read More

Couple Arrested After Argument Over Whether Slash is Better than Eddie Van Halen

Cleveland couple arrested after motel argument over whether Slash is a better guitarist than Eddie Van Halen


By Alex Baker


At Guitar Shop TV, we’re passionate about guitars, guitarists, and music in general. But a couple in Cleveland, Ohio may just have taken things to a whole other level.


According to a report on, an unnamed couple were staying at… Read More

Iris Dement at City Winery – Reviewed by Rock NYC

Folksy singer/songwriter delivers the goods at the City Winery and Rock NYC’s Iman Lababedi is on the scene


By Iman Lababedi


Iris Dement is a witty, dryly amusing master of ceremonies during her two hour album release party at City Winery Saturday night. This is the opening night of her tour in aid of Sing The Delta, an sixteen years in the making and worth the wait, and the Arkansas born, Read More

CMJ: Most Anticipated Releases of 2013

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (pictured) are among the bands whose albums CMJ has singled out as worth looking forward to this year. Check out the article, and leave us a comment below if you disagree or feel they’ve left something out.


Most Anticipated Releases of 2012


by Dan Jackson, Lisa Hresko, and Christine Werthman at CMJ


2013 is already shaping up to be a pretty strange year for music.

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Black Sabbath’s New Album Set for June Release

Heavy metal titans ready first new studio album in 35 years


By Alex Baker


Black Sabbath announced today that they will be releasing their new album, 13, in June of this year. The upcoming album will be the first new studio release by the band since 1978′s Never Say Die!


The current lineup for the Sabs consists of founding members Ozzy Osborne (vocals), Tomy Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butlet (bass). Founding drummer Read More

Marshall Crenshaw’s the Incredible Simulators at BB King’s – Friday, January 4th, 2013 – Rock NYC Review

Marshall Crenshaw revisits his Beatlemania days and Rock NYC’s Iman Lababedi brings us this review


By Iman Lababedi


In 1978, Marshall Crenshaw played John Lennon to Glen Burtnik‘s Paul McCartney in the touring company of Beatlemania, 35 years later the two men were revisiting those days as the Incredible Simulators at BB King’s. And before you go on about how the last thing the world needs is another Read More

My Bloody Valentine Ready New Album

Reclusive English “shoegazers” My Bloody Valentine prepare to step out from the shadows


By Alex Baker


In the late Eighties and early Nineties, My Bloody Valentine were at the forefront of the English “shoegaze” scene that also included such bands as Ride, Lush, Slowdive, and pre-Britpop Blur.


The term “shoegaze” itself was coined to describe the way… Read More