Category Archives: Rock News

From Ashes to New schedules Pt. 2 of Blackout tour

From Ashes to New schedules Pt. 2 of Blackout tour

Better Noise MusicFrom Ashes to New is returning to the road in continued support of their latest album, Blackout.The Blackout Tour Pt. 2 launches April 30 in Albany, New York, and wraps up June 13 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. local time.”We are beyond excited to unveil…read more »

P.O.D. announces US I Got That tour

P.O.D. announces US I Got That tour

Mascot RecordsP.O.D. has announced the U.S. I Got That tour in support of their upcoming album, Veritas.The trek, which will also feature Bad Wolves on the bill, kicks off April 24 in Phoenix and wraps up May 31 in San Antonio, Texas.”With all of the love and amazing energy surrounding our new album Veritas, we couldn’t…read more »

Green Day’s “Basket Case” hits 1 billion Spotify streams

Green Day’s “Basket Case” hits 1 billion Spotify streams

Disney/Chris WillardSpotify users have officially listened to Billie Joe Armstrong whine 1 billion times.Green Day’s hit “Basket Case” has joined Spotify’s Billions Club, a playlist of all the songs with at least 1 billion streams on the platform. It’s the first Green Day song to hit the milestone.In a Facebook post responding to the news,…read more »

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil reflects on ‘Superunknown’: “It’s got everything a rock band should bring to an album”

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil reflects on ‘Superunknown’: “It’s got everything a rock band should bring to an album”

A&M RecordsSoundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil reflects on the band’s hit 1994 album, Superunknown, in an interview with Guitar Player.Superunknown was Soundgarden’s fourth album and spawned the singles “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman,” “The Day I Tried to Live,” “My Wave” and “Fell on Black Days.” It became the band’s first and only #1 album on the…read more »

Fred Durst pretend hosts ’SNL’ in new video for DIIV song

Fred Durst pretend hosts ’SNL’ in new video for DIIV song

Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesFred Durst makes an appearance in a new video from the rock band DIIV.In the clip, which accompanies a song called “Brown Paper Bag,” the Limp Bizkit frontman plays the host of a show clearly meant to be Saturday Night Live as he introduces DIIV as the musical guest. DIIV even teased the video…read more »

The Killers, Beck headlining 2024 Evolution Festival

The Killers, Beck headlining 2024 Evolution Festival

Matt Cardy/Getty ImagesThe Killers and Beck are headlining the 2024 Evolution Festival, taking place September 28-29 in St. Louis.The bill also includes Jane’s Addiction, Blondie, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Killer Mike, Elle King, Todd Rundgren and Pete Yorn, among others.Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 28, at 10 a.m. CT. For the full lineup and…read more »

Ex-GN’R guitarist Ashba ditching “DJ” in legal name change

Ex-GN’R guitarist Ashba ditching “DJ” in legal name change

Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty ImagesEx-Guns N’ Roses and Sixx:A.M. guitarist Ashba is ditching the “DJ” in his name.”I was born with the name Daren Jay Ashba,” the musician explains in an Instagram post. “My dad is the only one who ever called me Daren and he left a few years after I was born. My…read more »

Gojira, not Gorillaz, was a clue on ’Jeopardy!’

Gojira, not Gorillaz, was a clue on ’Jeopardy!’

Medios y Media/Getty ImagesIt’s a time-honored tradition for contestants to mix up musicians on Jeopardy!, and that continued with the latest episode of the long-running quiz show.The category was Pop Culture Dragons, and the $1200 clue read, “‘Where Dragons Dwell’ is a swell song from this band, that took its name from the Japanese word…read more »

blink-182 ties ‘Billboard’ chart record with “ONE MORE TIME” single

blink-182 ties ‘Billboard’ chart record with “ONE MORE TIME” single

Columbia Recordsblink-182’s single “ONE MORE TIME” has been #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart many times — so many, in fact, that the track has tied a Billboard record.”ONE MORE TIME” has just spent its 20th week leading Alternative Airplay. The run, which first began in October, matches the record-setting 20-week reign of Portugal. The…read more »