The Shins have announced that their new album, titled Port of Morrow, will be released in March of 2012. The album will see a joint released via James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary label and Columbia Records. You can check out the album cover below.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have announced a series of North American shows in 2012 -- prior to heading out on their first European tour in 20 years. The North American tour includes the band's first-ever show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where they will headline the first weekend of the annual event on April 28.
In case you missed it (video here,) Dave Mustaine joined Metallica on stage at the Fillmore in San Francisco for five songs on the final night of their 30th anniversary celebration. Mustaine recently talked to Powerline about the show, including his earliest memories of Metallica.
There's a music video that's been making the rounds lately that has bloggers everywhere throwing around phrases like "the worst music video ever." These are usually accompanied by interjections like "OMG" and "WTF srsly?" The video is called "The King That Never Was" and it's by a band called Alternate Reality.
Sleeper wins are a funny thing. Take for instance The Karate Kid, 1984's surprise smash of the summer. Or who would have thought Rainn Wilson would outshine Steve Carrell and become The Office's breakout star?
It's no Grammy, but Yngwie Malmsteen seemed pretty pleased to receive a personalized set of Sharpie markers created in his honor. Malmsteen was honored by the company for -- well, they never really said why -- but it probably has something to do with the fact that company president Ben J. Gadbois is a huge fan.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Chuck Schuldiner, who passed away far too soon at the age of 34 from a brain tumor. Chuck's memory has been kept alive by the metal community over the years, and this year, NPR has compiled a series of essays from members of the metal world on their favorite Death tracks, and what they mean to the individuals.
What's not to like about Dave Grohl? The head Foo -- widely known as "the nicest man in rock" -- recently posted a heartfelt "thank you" to fans via the band's official Facebook page. The message reads as follow:
In a move that will only add fire to the speculation around Guns N' Roses upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it has been announced that Duff McKagan's Loaded will be opening for GNR on two upcoming U.S. tour dates.