Archive for the ‘Alternative’ Category

New Green Day album available online

May 11, 2009

In exactly one week, Green Day unleash their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown. You’ll have to wait until July 3rd to catch them live on their summer tour, but you can preview the new album tight now. Over at Rhapsody, you can hear the entire 21st Century Breakdown album before it is released.

NIN & Janes Addiction Plan Summer Tour

February 20, 2009

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The rumors are true: Trent Reznor will produce the new Jane’s Addiction album, and take Perry Farrell’s band on tour when Nine Inch Nails hit the road this summer for a U.S. tour. In a long post on the NIN.com Website, Reznor writes that early in Nine Inch Nails’ career, he toured with Jane’s Addiction and the experience was “truly the best times I’ve had.” Reznor goes on to reveal how a friend told him that Jane’s recent L.A. club performances were “unbelievable,” which inspired him to contact the band and discuss the possibility of collaborating.

While fans are likely excited about the Jane’s Addiction news, it’s the second part of Reznor’s post that most likely concerns the diehards: “I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while.” This looks like the last tour for a while so get you tickets early before TicketBastards sells them all to the scalpers.

U2 Announces Week Long Letterman Gig

February 13, 2009

While David Letterman is still recovering from that disastrous Joaquin Phoenix interview, U2 still cooling off from their Grammy performance plans to heat up the stage again with a five night gig on The Late Show, beginning on Monday, March 2nd. Coincidentally, U2’s new album No Line on the Horizon hits shelves on March 3rd. What are the odds?

The performances mark the first time ever an artist has played Letterman’s show for five consecutive nights. The White Stripes did a similar feat in 2003, performing a week-long gig on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Fatboy Slim Does it Again!

February 6, 2009

Norman Cook (AKA: Fatboy Slim) is at it again. This time with a new project called the BPA that remixes old school grooves with artists including David Byrne and Iggy Pop. This new video is an example of what Fatboy Slim does best. Combine great grooves with entertaining content. The way they use the bars throught the video is genius. Although the album has its low points it is well worth a listen.