Legendary English indie-pop dance-rockers the Stone Roses played their first gig in their hometown of Manchester since 1996 on Saturday night. The Roses were a sensation in the UK and an underground hit in the US back in the early 1990s when they first emerged with their “baggy” “Madchester” sound, a forerunner to the Britpop of Oasis and the Verve that conquered MTV and the… Read More
Radiohead released a statement today announcing they will be cancelling seven dates on their upcoming European tour following a stage collapse in Toronto Saturday. The collapse, which took place an hour before the house was set to open, killed a drum technician and injured three others.
The collapse apparently also destroyed most of the band’s light show and even some of the amplifiers and other backline elements used in their shows. Many of Radiohead’s amps and other equipment are old and therefore difficult… Read More
Black Sabbath, the heaviest and darkest of heavy metal’s forefathers, excited fans around the world late last year, when they announced they’d be reuniting for a full-scale reunion tour. The Birmingham band, whose original lineup consisted of Ozzy Osborne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Bill Ward, also announced plans to put out their first album since 1978’s Never Say Die.
However as so often… Read More
Seminal ‘90s alt-rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins have resurfaced with a 13-song album entitled Oceania.
Led by the eccentric but infinitely talented Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins ruled the album charts in the middle 1990s. The band’s heavy and sonically innovative guitar songs were showcased on albums like Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
However, by the close of the century drugs and inter-band difficulties had taken their toll. Band members came and went. There were… Read More
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