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Corgan: ‘Siamese’ Was Middle Finger

In speaking about the recording of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ 1993 album Siamese Dream, Billy Corgan described the record as his “middle finger to the indie world.” “Even though it wasn’t the one that sold the most, it’s the one that seems to have come through the best,” Corgan told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. “As…

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‘Rage’ Vet Morello Sides With Occupy

Not much of a surprise here, as he’s the model of consistency (and his passion is impossible to criticise):  Tom Morello was among the first signers of the recently launched Occupy Musicians website, a resource for musicians who support the Occupy Wall Street movement and its affiliated protests. Lou Reed is also among the signers…

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Was YOUR Thanksgiving Table This Tense?

Liam Gallagher will move forward with a legal fight against his brother Noel in light of new court documents filed by Noel. According to the Daily Mirror, Noel filed a lengthy court submission in which he accuses his brother of leaving abusive voicemail messages on his wife Sara’s phone and trying to attack him with…

Nirvana Threesome Hardly Loving

  Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have been all over the news this week. If you’re late to the game, Love launched into a nasty tirade about Grohl during a Hold concert at SWU Festival in Brazil, after spotting a fan carrying a photo of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. She got on…

Review: Florence and the Machine

Florence is a machine. When Florence Welch burst to prominence two years ago, fronting a five-piece rock band as vigorous as any that’s emerged from the U.K. in recent memory, it was clear that she was something special: a vocalist with extra horsepower who hurtled through love songs like a truck tearing down an empty…

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‘Joy’ To End 2011 In Chi, Plan 2012 Album Drop

The Joy Formidable have had a killer year, and, thankfully, they’re wrapping it up here in town December 14th at The Metro!  Thanks to Twihards and Dave Grohl alike, 2011 has been a breakout year for the Joy Formidable. The rapturous pop-rock trio from London has opened stadiums for the Foo Fighters, landed a coveted…

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Chevelle Set To Roll Out New Stuff

Chevelle have set a December 6 release date for their new album Hats Off To The Bull and they will celebrate the release with an appearance Thursday, December 8 on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (11pm central). The first single from this their sixth full-length album will be the track “Face to the Floor.” “It’s an…

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Evanescence Rocks Chicago, Billboard

It was an eventful week for Evanescence capped off with a trip through Chicago to play The Congress Theater.  Days prior, they officially completed their comeback when it was announced that their self-titled third album would top the Billboard albums chart, with sales of more than 127,000 copies. It’s the band’s second-consecutive #1 debut: As…

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Lolla Darlings Get Their Worldwide Pants On

From an up-and-coming indie band struggling on the music-saturated streets of Los Angeles to an immensely successful international musical force, Foster The People are models  for many other small bands looking to reach mainstream success while maintaining their musical integrity and not selling out. Less than a year ago, Foster the People played a free…

New Angels & Airwaves Lands 11/11/11

Angels & Airwaves have set a November 11th release date for their fourth studio album, LOVE Part Two. We were provided the following details: Fans will have a variety of choices when they step into AVA’s world on 11-11-11, with LOVE Part Two available for purchase as an album on its own, or in a…

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