Well before it was officially announced, the co-headlining tour — now dubbed Heritage/Hunter — featuring Mastodon and Opeth was already generating tour of the year-level buzz around the rock/metal community. While the three bands are exceedingly different in style, their fan bases have a surprising overlap, save for maybe the most prog-happy of Opeth's fans and the most mainstream of Mastodon's.
Just a week ahead of the official release of his debut solo album, Jack White is now streaming Blunderbuss in its entirety via iTunes. Listen to the full thing here, then come back and tell us what you think in the comments.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will release their first live album, Everybody's Talkin', on May 22. The double CD, which was recorded in October during the band's Revelator World Tour, was produced by Derek Trucks, mixed by Jim Scott and engineered by Bobby Tis. It features a mix of originals and covers of rock, R&B and gospel classics.
Fast, bright, sleek, accurate and polyphonic, the TC Electronic PolyTune chromatic tuner is pretty hard to top. Even so, TC refused to rest on its laurels. First, it developed the ultracool PolyTune iPhone app; now it’s introducing the PolyTune Mini, which provides many of the PolyTune pedal’s features in a box that’s about half the size of the already compact original.
While Axl was nowhere to be found (neither was Izzy for that matter), the remaining original members of Guns N' Roses didn't let that stop them from getting up on stage after their acceptance speeches at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Saturday night and giving fans what they wanted.