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The Killers ‘Battle Born’ Review

With arena-rock choruses and anthems as flashy as his hometown of Las Vegas, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has fashioned himself to be something of a glam-pop Bruce Springsteen. In that way, ‘Battle Born,’ the first we’ve heard from the band in four years, is an epically masculine, unapologetically dramatic, thoroughly enjoyable listen — if you can get over…

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Papa Roach Frontman Considered Suicide

But he didn’t follow through, thankfully. Jacoby Shaddix realized at the last minute the “selfishness” of the act. The singer, who was recently forced off the road with voice problems, tells Classic Rock’s sister title Metal Hammer: “I went to Sausalito to hang myself. I was in a f—-ing place, man. “The booze, my lifestyle,…

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Controversial Sex Pistols Demo Found

Once believed long lost, a “legendary” demo of Sex Pistols’ highly controversial song “Belsen Was a Gas” has now surfaced on the Internet. Reportedly penned by Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious before he joined the influential punk rock band, the song is about a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. Until recently, only live recordings and a soundtrack version featuring…

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For the Next Gen of Punks

Bring up your little spawn the right way. Punk him out to this! It’s never too early to introduce the future generations of our world to what THEY will deem “classics” or “oldie moldies”. Calming, yet they will begin to recognize melodies in no time. Rock N’ Roll Baby Lullaby Ensemble will release Punk Rock…

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Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade

Between Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade, singer/guitarist Sean Danielsen has been quite busy to say the least.  Smile Empty Soul released their latest record earlier this year while World Fire Brigade’s debut album, Spreading My Wings, came out on August 28th.  While the lineup for the new side project may not garner the “super…

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New Chili Tunes

Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing 18 singles over the next six months and have identified another two of those songs already: “Magpie’s on Fire” and “Victorian Machinery.” All of the songs are leftovers from the I’m With You recording sessions. Drummer Chad Smith, speaking with Billboard, says that the band is currently working on…

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Pearl Jam Bassist’s Band RNDM

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and his longtime drumming collaborator Richard Stuverud have teamed with singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur to form the new band RNDM. The group’s debut album Acts features 12 songs recorded by Pearl Jam engineer Brett Eliason during a four-day session this April at Ament’s Montana studio. RNDM’s debut album “Acts” hits Oct. 30. RNDM will be…

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YOU! Be In the New Linkin Park Video

If you have ever wanted to be in a music video, Linkin Park is making your dream come true with their new interactive video for their new single “Lost In The Echo.” Co-directed by Tool’s Jason Zada, renown commercial and video director, and interactive director Jason Nickel, creators of the award winning Take This Lollipop viral video,…

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