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Zac Brown Band

Sturgis Concerts Rocks Rally

Apr 2014 01:05AM EDT

This year, from August 1st to August 10th, some of the biggest names in music will hit the stage at the annual Sturgis Rally.READ MORE

'Doom Abuse' by The Faint

Back of The Billboards: 'Doom Abuse' by The Faint

Apr 2014 15:53PM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

One Direction aims to save this summer's music touring business.

Summer Tour Schedule Lacking Superstars? Promoters Think So.

Apr 2014 14:10PM EDT

Concert promoters aren't too optimistic about the 2014 Summer touring season, although their pessimism might be without merit. Sources for Rolling Stone's short feature on the subject cited one fact when making their worrisome claims: It'll be the first year since 2007 that U2, Madonna and The Rolling Stones will all be off the road. Last year's biggest touring earner, Bon Jovi, will also take a vacation during the summer.READ MORE

Prince on The Arsenio Hall Show

Prince To Reissue 'Purple Rain,' Release New Music Under Deal with Warner Bros.

Apr 2014 11:28AM EDT

After 17 years, Warner Bros. Records has announced a new partnership with Prince "that will see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard music, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits," a press release states.READ MORE

Hint: 'Weezer' is somewhere on this list.

Rolling Stone Ranks Best Rock Albums of 1994

Apr 2014 10:10AM EDT

Rolling Stone ranked the Top 40 rock albums of 1994, which it named "mainstream alternative's greatest year."READ MORE

Led Zeppelin

Eight Totally Bizarre Guitar Solos

Apr 2014 20:14PM EDT

The most renowned guitar solos in rock history are soaring and highly melodic, like David Gilmour’s ethereal passages in “Comfortably Numb,” or the epic guitar duel between Don Felder and Joe Walsh at the end of “Hotel California”. These eight solos listed here are way too strange to ever get such recognition, but they’re definitely worth checking out anyway.READ MORE

R.E.M. "Around the Sun" (2004)

Seven Albums Hated by the People Who Made Them

Apr 2014 15:30PM EDT

Musicians have a very unusual relationship with the songs they write. Just like an actor doesn't sit around watching his or her own movies all day (hopefully), a musician doesn't listen to their own albums very often, for various reasons. They could simply be tired of hearing the songs, or maybe they're self-conscious, but sometimes an artist genuinely dislikes their own work. Here are seven albums aren't very well liked by the people who made them.READ MORE

Bruno Mars was on the list.

The Most Popular Karaoke Songs in America

Apr 2014 15:26PM EDT

Everything has its own day nowadays, but some things, such as karaoke, get a whole freakin' week. The third week of April is apparently National Karaoke Week. The event, supposedly not invented by Smule, was celebrated by Smule, which used data from its Sing! Karaoke app to determine the most popular karaoke tracks in existence. The app's more than 150 million users generated this Top 10:READ MORE

A family member awaits news at the site of the South Korean cruise ship's sinking.

Shipwreck Halts Korean Cultural Events

Apr 2014 13:23PM EDT

South Korea deserves credit for the value that it allots to human life. It's tough for a nation to bounce back from any tragedy as devastating as the sinking of the Sewol, a cruise ship, off the coast of the country. The boat carried 485 passengers, including 325 high school students. The country may be hindering its peoples' ability to cope with the pressure put on citizens to remain glum.READ MORE

Black Sabbath (1970)

7 Classic Albums That Were Recorded Extremely Quickly

Apr 2014 13:16PM EDT

In an era where My Bloody Valentine takes 20 years to record an album, it’s easy to forget that recording a good album doesn’t need to take a very long time. In fact, some of the greatest albums of all time were recorded in no time at all. Here are seven classic albums that were recorded extremely quickly.READ MORE

Foo Fighters

New Foo Fighters Album Is 'Almost Halfway Done'

Apr 2014 12:37PM EDT

The Foo Fighters eighth studio album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig has told Kerrang (via NME). Vig, who is thought to be co-producing the album with Steve Albini, says the band is experimenting with challenging recording techniques similar to their process on 2011's Wasting Light, which was made in Grohl's garage.READ MORE

The Velvet Underground

6 Great Bands with Unconventional Drumming

Apr 2014 17:52PM EDT

A drummer can either make or break a band. If they can't keep a beat, or if they play in a style that doesn't suit the songs, then the band as a whole will suffer. These six bands understood the importance of percussion, and dared to experiment with what unusual percussion could bring out in their music.READ MORE

Pink Floyd - "Money"

7 Great Rock Songs with Saxophone

Apr 2014 16:26PM EDT

Despite what Courtney Love may think, saxophones do, in fact, belong in rock music. Of course they can be used poorly, just like anything else really, but these seven songs prove that saxophone can be integrated brilliantly into rock music.READ MORE

Conor Oberst

5 Musicians Who Pointlessly Went Solo

Apr 2014 13:33PM EDT

There are plenty of good reasons for an artist to release a solo album. Maybe their band broke up, or maybe they want to write some songs in a different style. However, sometimes musicians go ahead and release solo music that could have been easily been released with their band. Here are five musicians who didn't need to go solo.READ MORE

Pharrell Williams: 'I'll try harder next time?'

Pharrell Williams Lowest No. 2 in Billboard 200 History

Apr 2014 12:05PM EDT

Album sales were way, way down this week, which meant another week on top for Frozen: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.READ MORE

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