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Doom And Gloom’, The Rolling Stones’ First Song In Seven Years

Written by Alyson Camus Saturday, rocknyc – 13 October 2012

 

The first new Rolling Stones song in seven years was posted in YouTube after premiering on Radio 2 in the UK on Thursday, and you know what? It is as if the Stones had never stopped making music. The song is pure rock’ n’ roll, definitely old school Stones, with Mick Jagger’s muddy and dragging howl and roaring badass guitars and the whole thing is just asking to be blasted through your soundsystem.

The sound of ‘Doom and… Read More

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The Killers Partner with Werner Herzog for Live Concert on the Web

Indie rock darlings, the Killers are teaming up with acclaimed film director Werner Herzog for a filmed concert performance that will be broadcast live on the web tomorrow.

 

The eccentric German director will film the band’s set at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx tomorrow night at 7 p.m. EST. The performance is part of the American Express Unstaged series that pairs bands with Read More

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Black Rock Revival

Black Rock Revival is a Memphis trio with a loose, funky, hard rocking sound. The group was founded by singer/guitarist Sebastian who got the idea to start a band after noticing a distinct lack of black rock bands on the local and national scene. To that end he recruited drummer Hype and bassist Percy Blue to put together a hard-hitting trio with influences that include Cody Chestnutt, Read More

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The Edge of U2: Gear and Tone Secrets

U2 guitarist The Edge shows off the first guitar he ever bought, his iconic Gibson Explorer. In New York City at age 17 and intending to buy a Les Paul, The Edge fell for the Explorer instead. Even after breaking the neck at a show years ago, it’s still one of The Edge’s favorite guitars.

 

The Edge demonstrates how the Explorer plus digital delay provides the clear ringingRead More

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Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society “In This River” (Live)

A spectacular in-concert solo from Zakk Wylde on “In This River. “ Although Wylde actually wrote the song before his close friend Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abott was murdered in 2004, Wylde began dedicating the song to him soon after and now plays it in tribute to Dimebag at every Black Label Society show.

 

Here Wylde combines incredible speed with lyrical lines and soulful bends… Read More

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NYC Venues: Madison Square Garden – Arcade Fire Performs “Wake Up” (Unstaged)

Performing at the one and only Madison Square Garden, Win Butler brings an army of Canadian musicians on stage with him whenever Arcade Fire plays a show. They scream, they chant, they rock,  and now that they’re playing to large venues, “epic” is an accurate word to describe their performances.

 

Take this version of “Wake Up” from their enormously successful sophomore record Funeral, for instance. Arcade Fire captivates a large audience better than most. Bruce Springsteen used to be the only man who played in… Read More

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