Alternative

311’s Nick Hexum Loves the Beatles, the Clash and the Smiths

Over two decades have passed since 311 first got together and started reaming up reggae-inspired alternative rock nuggets such as “Creatures (For a While)” and “All Mixed Up.” The guys are back this year with a new album, Universal Pulse (which dropped in July), and a mega tour with fellow alternative rockers Sublime with Rome.
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Posted 19 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock News | 0 Comments

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Maggie’ Video is Wild Rock [Watch]

Unless you’ve been snuggled under a very large boulder — and wearing earplugs — you’ve heard the new track from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the catchy-cool “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.” Now, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and newbie Josh Klinghoffer have released the official video for the track, and you can watch it, below.
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Bush Announce U.S. Tour with Chevelle and Filter [Tour Dates]

Gavin Rossdale and the guys of Bush are embarking on a headlining U.S. tour to promote their upcoming, highly-anticipated new album, The Sea of Memories, which arrives Sept. 13. And the kicker? The guys are taking along hard rock bands Chevelle and Filter for the ride.
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Posted 16 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News | 0 Comments

Switchfoot Book Gig on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Alternative rockers Switchfoot are back with a new album, ‘Vice Verses,’ out Sept. 27, and the guys booked an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Sept. 19.
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The Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 12-Date North American Tour

Billy Corgan and his ’90s alternative rock mainstay the Smashing Pumpkins have announced a 12-city U.S. tour that will advance the band’s bigger tour in 2012.
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Posted 14 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Music, Rock News | 0 Comments

Evanescence ‘What You Want’ is Dance-y Hard Rock – Song Review [Audio]

Evanescence just released the first single off their upcoming, self-titled album, and the track “What You Want,” brings a stormy blast of hard rock and anguish pop, with Evanescence’s typical layers of symphonic chords. Move towards the bottom of the page and click on the player to hear the song.
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Posted 09 Aug 2011 | Alternative, Metal, Music, Reviews, Rock, Rock News, Songs | 6 Comments

Anberlin and Switchfoot ‘Excited’ to Pair Up for North American Tour

Alternative pop-rock band Switchfoot are due for a cross-country tour, so why not team up with fellow Christian rockers Anberlin and make it one big party? The duo recently announced just that: a full-fledged, North American tour together, which kicks off Sept. 25 in New York City.
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