Rock

Like many huge rock bands, U2 didn’t emerge fully formed and ready for stardom. The group’s very first meeting on Sept. 25, 1976, was casual at best – and wouldn’t have happened at all without the urging of drummer Larry Mullen Jr.’s dad. As the story goes, the elder Mullen saw how passionate his 14-year-old
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An Australian cyclist has celebrated the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ by recreating the famous cover art using GPS tracking. Pete Stokes, a national parks project manager, cycled about 150km on a single-speed bike through the streets of Adelaide, using exercise tracker Strava to sketch the outline of the swimming baby featured on the 1991 album’s
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Duran Duran have discussed working with Blur‘s Graham Coxon on their new album, saying he “fitted into the band like a glove.” Speaking to the Evening Standard about working with the Blur guitarist, Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes said it felt “like he’d been there forever.” Advertisement “We’re super excited about releasing the album. It’s
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Eddie Vedder unexpectedly debuted an new band last night at the Ohana Festival in southern California. Teaming up with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, ex-Chilis and now Pearl Jam touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and more, Vedder performed an hour-long set list that included covers of R.E.M., Pretenders and Prince. You can view a full set list, as well
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Noah Yorke, the son of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, has released a new song called ‘Trying Too Hard (Lullaby)’ – you can listen to it below. It’s the first single Noah’s released using his own name after previously releasing music under the moniker Alec Owen, including last year’s ‘L.E.T.H.A.L.’ album. With similar textures to Radiohead’s
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If, as LP Hartley’s novel The Go-Between has it, “the past is a foreign country”, then Saint Etienne have earned frequent flyer status. From their 1991 debut, Foxbase Alpha, which leaned on UK club culture, C86 and ’60s pop, through 2005’s Tales From Turnpike House, a David Essex-featuring, indie-disco set themed around a fictional high-rise,
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Ex-Yeasayer band member Anand Wilder has announced his debut solo album and shared new single ‘Delirium Passes’. ‘I Don’t Know My Words’ was written and recorded during lockdown in the singer’s New York apartment, according to Wilder. “After some initial attempts at collaborating with outside musicians, I realised that I needed to have my hands
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You cannot quell the human spirit. All of us, to one degree or another, has suffered in some way since the beginning of the pandemic. COVID-19 has redefined our connections, interactions with our environment, dress, and countless other aspects of everyday life. Music lovers of every stripe are longing for a less elegiac and tortured
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Guns N’ Roses have officially released the studio version of their new song “Hard Skool.” The track’s life can be traced back to sessions for the band’s long-delayed album Chinese Democracy, when it went by the working title “Jackie Chan.” The song was partially leaked in 2006, only to have a full version put online in
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When Taste broke up in the autumn of 1970, Rory Gallagher went through the mixed emotions that follow any divorce. There was pride: their final festival appearance at the alongside and had been spectacular and their last studio album, 1970’s On The Boards, had fused Gallagher’s driving blues-rock with jazzier, more experimental influences and taken
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