Head to NPR.org today for the First Listen full-album stream of Rave On Buddy Holly, a Buddy Holly tribute album featuring tracks by Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo Green, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, She & Him, Modest Mouse, Julian Casablancas, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Nick Lowe and more.
To celebrate the June 21 release of August Burns Red's new album, Leveler (Solid State Records), Guitar World has teamed up with the Pennsylvania rockers to give away an Ibanez GRGA32 electric guitar and an August Burns Red Survival Kit, which includes a copy of their new record, 20-page booklet and more.
Future Publishing will be releasing the forthcoming Alice Cooper album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, as a fan pack in print and on the iPad. Future has already issued magazine packs featuring albums by Blondie, Motorhead, Slash and Whitesnake.
Radiohead recently taped a performance for Nigel Godrich's series "From the Basement. The show, which will be broadcast on BBC on July 1, features the band performing their new album, The King of Limbs, in its entirety.
Bay Area thrash metal veterans Testament have just entered the studio with producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Machine Head) to begin recording the follow-up to 2008's The Formation Of Damnation