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Blur Releasing Album 'Live at The Budokan,' Rarity Previously Only Available in Japan

A band is releasing an album of its live concert at The Budokan and it isn't Cheap Trick. Blur has announced that the group's 1995 live performance at the Tokyo landmark during its "Great Escape" tour would be released on CD August 11.

9 Songs To Celebrate The Anniversary Of The Moon Landing: David Bowie, The B-52's, and More

Today, July 20, marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to celebrate, here are nine awesome songs that are about outer space and space travel.

7 Alt-Rock Bands Whose Debut Albums Are Their Worst: Radiohead, Nirvana, And More

There are many classic debut albums throughout rock history, such as R.E.M.'s Murmur or the Strokes' Is This It, which found success because the band had plenty of time to tweak and perfect the songs before stepping into a studio. Some debut albums, ...

8 Bands That Never Appear On Album Covers: Radiohead, The Strokes, And More

Though finding bands that didn't appear on their own album covers was a pretty difficult task back in the '50s and '60s, bands have explored many different styles of album artwork as time progressed. Here are eight bands that have never appeared on ...

Big Day Out Cancelled for 2015 Following Attendance Problems, Money Problems and Headliner Problems

After a bumpy stretch over the last few years, Australia's one-time premier festival Big Day Out will take off during 2015 while organizers "rejig the format."

5 Musicians With Two Equally Famous Bands: Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton, And More

Plenty of musicians join more than one band throughout their careers, but most of them end up being associated with just one band. That's why Paul McCartney is always referred to as a member of the Beatles, and not a member of Wings. However, there ...

5 Lead Singles That Misrepresent Their Albums: The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and more

Choosing an album's lead single can be tricky. It should be a great song (but not the album's best) that accurately represents the sound of the album as a whole. However, these five artists chose lead singles for their albums that didn't quite sound ...

6 Albums That Sound Totally Different From Their Predecessors: Springsteen, Blur, and more

Most artists worth listening to tend to slightly change up their style with each release, and sometimes this results in the artist sounding completely different today than it did when it first started (hello, Radiohead). However, some artists forego ...

6 Artists Who Have Released Album Trilogies: David Bowie, Green Day, and more

For most rock musicians, the full-length album is the highest artistic statement in the medium, the equivalent of a novel for a writer, or a feature-length film for a director. Just like novels and films, specific albums within an artist's catalogue ...

7 Alt-Rock Songs About The Artist's Hometown: Interpol, Blur, And More

A huge part of a person's identity is based on the place where they come from, so it's inevitable that musicians are going to explore this idea in the songs they write. Here are seven alt-rock songs about the artist's hometown.

8 Classic Alt-Rock Albums and Their Original Titles: Green Day, Blur, and More

Very few things in music are presented in their original, unedited forms. Songs, as well as albums, are often re-written and re-structured over and over again before they're finished, and this is often the case with artwork and titles as well. Here ...

7 Pairs Of Albums With The Same Title: Which Is Better?

A while back, I wrote an article comparing songs that happen to have the same title. Though two songs sharing the same title is fairly common (I could rewrite that list many times over with new songs), two albums sharing a title doesn't happen nearly ...

8 Famous Artists That Never Had a U.S. Hit: Bob Marley, Wu-Tang Clan, And More

Most musicians aren't lucky enough to ever have a hit single on any Billboard chart. However, there are some world famous, highly influential artists who somehow managed to never release hit a single in the United States. Here are eight famous ...

10 Artists Whose Most Famous Song Isn't Their Best: Radiohead, Nirvana, and more

Success in the music business is unpredictable. Some untalented artists inexplicably stay at the top of the charts, just like some songs inexplicably become an artist's signature, even though they have more qualified songs for the position. Here are ...

5 Albums That Nearly Broke Up the Band

Bands can break up for a wide variety of reasons, but these five bands nearly came to an end over the creation of a specific album in their catalogues. Here are five albums that nearly broke up the band.

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