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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

As I Lay Dying Guitarist on Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Listening to Phil Sgrosso’s killer guitar work in metal-core band As I Lay Dying, influences such as Anthrax, Korn and In Flames come to mind. So, it’s curious to note that Kurt Cobain in the reason he decided to pick up the six-string and, eventually, form As I Lay Dying.
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Third Day Stoked for ‘Make Your Move’ with Tenth Avenue North

This fall, Third Day hit the road with Tenth Avenue North and Trevor Morgan for the second leg of the “Make Your Move Tour.” The tour ran last spring, and due to the success, the band decided to keep it rolling.
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Blue October Frontman Says New Song is ‘a Letter to My Daughter’

Texas modern rock darling Blue October are back with a new album, Any Man in America (out this week), and the release is a hard rock treat stuffed with dynamic, harmonic and heartfelt musical energy. Frontman Justin Furstenfeld explains the meaning behind one very personal track, “The Worry List.”
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Posted 18 Aug 2011 | Music, Rock, 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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Shinedown Guitarist: ‘We Aren’t a Band That Makes a Record in Six Weeks’

Shinedown re-entered the studio this week to start work on the band’s long-awaited fourth studio release. As with The Sound of Madness, Grammy-winning rock producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) will produce the album.
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Posted 17 Aug 2011 | Music, Rock, Rock News | 5 Comments

All That Remains Score Third Top 10 Rock Single With ‘The Last Time’

The guys (and girl) of All That Remains have some celebrating in order. The metal band’s latest track, “The Last Time,” has jumped into the Top 10 on the active rock radio chart, making it All That Remains’ third Top 10 hit on the chart. The group’s new album, For We Are Many, also produced the chart-topped “Hold On,” which spent 3-1/2 months in the Top 10 on the active rock chart.
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Posted 16 Aug 2011 | Metal, Music, Rock News | 0 Comments
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