Friday, March 31, 2023

Listen to the live version of Shine A Light On Me Brother by Robert Jon & The Wreck

Robert Jon & The Wreck have just released the first excerpt from their upcoming live album Live At The Ancienne Belgique which is due out next month. It is a live version of Shine A Light On Me Brother from their 2021 album of the same name. It may not have the funky horn section of the studio version, but it rocks even harder.

Check it out in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Slash, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Warren Haynes and Paul Rodgers to lead Gary Rossington tribute at CMT awards

The Country Music Television annual award show will air on Sunday at 8 PM Easter Time (midnight in Greenwich Mean Time) and will feature a tribute to Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who passed away earlier this month.    

Obituary Live Stream

Floridan Death Metal legends Obituary have announced two live stream shows for April 22nd and April 23rd. The first show is titled "The Hillbilly Bash: Beer Drinkin' - Hell Raisin'; Performing The Fan Favorite Songs" and will feature asleep of classics and fan favorites while the second show will see the band perform their latest album Dying Of Everything.
Tickets and details in the Facebook post embedded below.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Epic line-up confirmed for Power Trip Festival

Turns out the rumors were true... AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Tool are all confirmed for what promises to be an absolutely epic week-end in October in Indio, CA. You can check out the official video below.

Pre-order your digital copy of Geezer Butler's autobiography Into The Void

Geezer Butler, legendary bassist and lyricist of arguably the first true Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath, will be releasing his autobiography Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath And Beyond on June 8th. You can pre-order the book on Apple Books at the links below.

Check out Ignore The Disarray by Fixation below

Norwegian band Fixation have just released the 4th excerpt from their upcoming album More Subtle Than Death due out September 8. You can check out the music video below.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Listen to Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's new song Middle Of The Morning here


At the risk of coming off as hyperbolic, I will say that Jason Isbell is one of the greatest American songwriters ever. He's up there with Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Gene Clark, or Burt Bacharach. So whenever he releases a song should be treated as an event. Today, one month after Death Wish, we get another preview from his upcoming album Weathervanes, due out on June 9th.

Listen to Middle Of The Morning in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to MonoNeon 's new album here

Sorry for being late to the party: the zany bassist's new album has already been out for two weeks. In our defense, it's hard to keep up with MonoNeon's output: the man is incredibly productive. This album is more of that bass-heavy Funk he's been releasing lately but also marks a return to the microtonal experimentations that got made him a YouTube sensation years ago. 

Check out Jelly Belly Dirty Somebody in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to Bettye Lavette's new song Plan B here

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Soul diva Bettye Lavette has unveiled her new song Plan B, taken from her upcoming album simply titled Lavette and which features collaborations with Steve Winwiid, Ray Parker, Jr., John Mayer and Jon Batiste.

You can check out the song in the embedded Apple Music player below.

AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne rumored for Power Trip Festival

In 2016, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters all took part in the  Desert Trip festival in Indio, California, the site of the Coachella festival, which prompted commenters to nickname it Oldchella.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Listen to the new EP by Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown here


Dirty Work is the new EP by Blues-Rock sensation Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown, following the success of their last album Shake The Roots. It contains six powerful new songs full of killer grooves and incendiary guitar. You can stream it in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to Dub Sol, the new collaboration between Nevaris and Bill Laswell

New York based musician Nevaris has just released Dub Sol, the first excerpt from his upcoming album Reverberations, which is due on May 25th. It is a collaboration with legendary bassist and producer Bill Laswell and features musicians from Laswell's M.O.D.'s stable such as DJ Logic and Peter Apfelbaum.

Dub Sol can be streamed in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Devin Townsend @ Olympia, Paris - March 26th, 2023

Last time Devin Townsend played a headlining show in the French capital, no one knew that the world was about to change radically. Here we are, over three years later, and the Canadian musician is touring behind his new album Lighthwork, which was very obviously informed by the pandemic. The message is clear: in these troubled time, music is a beacon.

Klone @ Olympia, Paris - March 26th, 2023

Klone has been at the the forefront of the French Prog Metal scene for twenty years now and playing the prestigious Olympia in Paris while opening for Devin Townsend on his European tour is yet another stepping stone in their career.

Fixation @ Olympia, Paris - March 26th, 2023

Short but powerful set by Fixation, a modern Metal band from Norway which alternates quasi-atmostpheric passages reminiscent of Post-Metal and blistering outbursts of Metalcore fury. 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Blackberry Smoke @ Bataclan, Paris - March 24th, 2023

Modern Southern Rock heroes Blackberry Smoke played a fantastic set in Paris, despite adverse circumstances: their drummer Brit Turner, who is suffering from brain cancer, was hospitalized after feeling unwell during their previous gig. But thankfully they came prepared and they were able to play the gig thanks to his replacement Kent Aberle.

Listen to The Who's new orchestral version of Eminence Front here

March 31st will see the release of The Who's new live album Live At Wembley which is a re-reading of their classic repertoire with the Isobel Griffiths Orchestra. It was recorded during their 2021 tour which saw them perform around the world with local orchestras. You can hear the track in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Hear Can't Outrun The Truth, the new single by Pete Townshend

On March 10th, Pete Townshend teased the release of his first solo single in almost three decades by sharing a video with short excerpts of the song. The day has finally arrived, and you can listen to the entire song in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' new song here

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Noel Gallagher has just released a new song with his High Flying Birds project. It's the third excerpt  from his upcoming album Council Skies, due for release on June 2nd. Can you imagine how this would sound if Liam were singing it? I sure can...

You can listen to it in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to Depeche Mode's new album Memento More here

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Depeche Mode's new album in nearly 6 years has finally arrived, a little over a month after the release of first single Ghosts Again. This is of course the first album since the unexpected death of Andy Fletcher last May. The Memento More tour started last night in California and reviews are starting to pour in.

Listen to the album in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Cannibal Corpse @ Élysée-Montmartre, Paris - March 22nd, 2023

It's been eight years since Cannibal Corpse's murderous riffs have last resonated in Paris, and the world is a much different place. Concert goers were massacred by terrorists, the Trump years have come and gone, there's been a world-wide pandemic, a war in Europe... Geopolitical uncertainty, financial crises and general chaos... But one thing that has remained consistent, despite its personnel shake-ups (but even then it's keeping with tradition) is Cannibal Corpse.