UK rockers Band of Skulls released their latest album -- Sweet Sour -- in the US today via an iTunes exclusive. They've also chosen today to release the music video for the album's title track, which you can check out below.
A museum honoring Johnny Cash will open later this year in Nashville. The museum will be run by Bill Miller, a serious and longtime collector of Cash memorabilia. It will feature items donated by the Cash family and several items from the now-closed Johnny Cash Museum in Henderson, Tennessee.
Here's the exclusive premiere of a new video by Toronto's My Darkest Days: the acoustic version of their new song, "Casual Sex," featuring only Matt Walst and Reid Henry in the studio. The song -- well, the electric version of it, at least -- is the first single from the band's new album, Sick and Twisted Affair, which is due for a spring release via Mercury Records. The single is available now on iTunes. The new album was produced by Joey Moi.
Hear ye, hear ye: Two beloved knights shall perform for a venerable queen. In this case, the knights are Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John, and the queen is, well, the Queen: Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty shall be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) this June, and a star-studded concert will be part of the festivities.
This year's Hangout Music Fest -- which takes place in May in Alabama -- will feature some big names, which is impressive since the even has existed for only two years. Slated for the 2012 version of the fest are Jack White, Skrillex, Wilco, Chris Cornell, Dave Matthews Band, String Cheese Incident and the Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
Storm Corrosion, the long awaited debut album from Steven Wilson and Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt, now has an official release. The group's eponymous debut album will be released on April 24 via Roadrunner Records.
Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher -- now the frontman of Beady Eye -- told Live Magazine that he'd rather still be in Oasis. Gallagher, who is working on a new Beady Eye album at the moment, says people have the wrong idea if they think he's anti-Oasis.
Having sold more than 100 million records over the course of their 47-year career, German rock gods Scorpions will certainly be missed once the final note rings out at the last date of their two-and-a-half-year farewell tour later this year. But, as longtime guitarist Matthias Jabs explained in a recent interview with Guitarworld.com, the band doesn’t want to fall victim to an avoidable element that has tainted the legacies of so many groups before them: time.