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A.U.R.A. Fest Returns to Savannah, Georgia, This February With Zao, Unearth, He Is Legend and Many More Rock and Metal Bands

The A.U.R.A. Fest ("All Underground Rock All Day") returns to Savannah, Georgia, on February 18, 2017, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. The festival's lineup includes metalcore favorites such as Zao, Unearth, He Is Legend and Oh, Sleeper.

The Sax Man Cometh: Kenny G Lights Up the Yuletide Season With His 'Miracles Holiday & Hits' Tour [Exclusive Interview]

'Sup, G? Kenny G needs no introduction -- the acclaimed instrumental artist is an inveterate pop culture figurehead. The G-Man brings his 'Miracles Holiday & Hits' tour to New Jersey’s Wellmont Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 7, for an 8 p.m. show.

Zao: The 7 Most Brutal Songs From the Pioneering Metalcore Band, Ranked, Ahead of Their First New Album In 7 Years

Zao has proven to be one of the most prolific bands in modern metalcore. With their new album 'The Well-Intentioned Virus' out next month, it's time for a pragmatic plundering of the band's catalog. Check out these seven classic Zao tracks.

Weezer's First Six Albums Get Reissued, 'Pinkerton' Finally Certified Platinum

Weezer's first six albums will be reissued on vinyl this fall by Geffen/UMe. Dropping Oct. 28, the sextet of pivotal alternative albums from the Los Angeles nerd rock combo covers the span from 1994's 'The Blue Album' to 2008's 'The Red Album.'

Nicki Minaj Drops New Track 'The Pinkprint Freestyle' on Soundcloud, Shouts Out Lil Wayne and Harambe the Gorilla

Nicki Minaj has shared a new song, "The Pinkprint Freestyle," on her SoundCloud. The track shouts out Young Money founder and rapper Lil Wayne while referencing Harambe the gorilla and interpolating portions of M.I.A.'s 2007 hit, "Paper Planes."

The Devil Wears Prada Gets the 'Transit Blues' This Fall, Launches US Tour Behind New Album on Rise Records

Ohio-based metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada returns this October with their sixth album, 'Transit Blues.' The forthcoming record is their first on Rise Records since 2007's 'Plagues' and follows last year's cosmically-themed 'Space' EP.

Twenty One Pilots Wins Best Rock Video at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards for Their 'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack Hit "Heathens"

Although it wasn't mentioned on the broadcast, it appears that Twenty One Pilots have taken home the Best Rock Video award at the 2016 MTV VMAs. The Columbus, Ohio alternative duo nabbed the award for their Suicide Squad soundtrack hit, "Heathens."

The Strange Story of 'Stalker': Unreleased 1998 Sufjan Stevens Album Reportedly Recovered From New York City Dumpster

An unheard record from indie-rocker Sufjan Stevens was reportedly discovered in a New York City trash bin recently. The finding made waves online as Sufjan fans debated the ethics in the refuse-rummaging recoverer leaking the unsanctioned album.

Angel Olsen Drops "Shut Up Kiss Me," Second Single From 'My Woman,' Roller-Skates Her Way Into Your Heart

Asheville, North Carolina singer-songwriter Angel Olsen revealed an exuberant music video for new single "Shut Up Kiss Me" yesterday. It is the second song released thus far from her upcoming album, 'My Woman,' due out September 2 from Jagjaguwar.

Viral Video Violinist Joshua Bell Details Upcoming Album and Shares a Playlist of His Favorite Music [Exclusive Interview]

Joshua Bell went viral in 2007 after a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial had him playing violin at a D.C. Metro station for indifferent commuters. Here, he talks about that experience, his new classical album and shares with us an exclusive playlist.

Jesse Smith, Ex-Zao Drummer and Founder, Returns to the Rock and Roll Fold

Jesse Smith, ex-drummer and founder of metalcore band Zao, returns this summer with the debut album from his new rock outfit, Jesse Smith & the Holy Ghost. The group's self-titled effort drops July 8 via Standby Records.

Soul Asylum and the English Beat on Tour: Davids Pirner and Wakeling Hit the Road [Exclusive Interview]

Soul Asylum and the English Beat rock across the U.S. this summer on a tour combining the '90s alternative hit-makers with the '80s rudeboys. The two bands take over the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey, tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

Rhapsody Rebrands Itself as Napster à la Early 2000s P2P Music Piracy Heyday, Aughties Nostalgia Reaches Critical Mass

Yesterday, music streaming service Rhapsody announced they are rebranding themselves as Napster, the name of the popular but ultimately doomed early-aughts peer-to-peer file sharing service the company acquired in 2011.

Banks & Steelz, the New Project from RZA and Paul Banks, Shares "Giant" From Debut Album 'Anything But Words' [LISTEN]

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang's RZA today announced the debut album from their collaborative music project, Banks & Steelz. The duo shared new track "Giant" from the forthcoming LP, 'Anything But Words,' coming this August via Warner Bros.

Hear 'Slow,' the New Album From Starflyer 59, Now Streaming in Full; Don't Miss Our Exclusive Interview With Starflyer Frontman Jason Martin

Starflyer 59's new album 'Slow' is now streaming in its entirety over at NPR's 'All Songs Considered' -- the album drops next Friday, June 17. Don't forget to read our exclusive interview with Starflyer frontman Jason Martin for more info on the LP.

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