Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

REVOLTED MASSES "Waltz For The Fallen" Video Released

Revolted Masses have released a new video for ‘Waltz For The Fallen”. Check it out HERE.


New Years Day Releases New Video for "Malevolence"

New Years Day has released a new video for “Malevolence”. Check it out HERE.


Fall Out Boy Announces Winter Headlining Tour

Fall Out Boy will be heading out on their own winter headlining tour with support coming from PVRIS and Awolnation. Find out where and when from the list of dates below! TOUR DATES: February 25 …Read More


Guns: Why Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Others Are Exactly Right

The problem for Trump and Bush, candidate Mike Huckabee who trotted out the tired cliché, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” isn’t that they dared swim upstream, dared go against the tide, dared disagree with the Obama administration’s stance, fixation on gun control; it was they didn’t tell us what they planned to do instead to combat these “very intelligent sickos,” not that they named the problems mental illness and our knee jerk tendency to throw more laws at things… If you want to blast a really lame-brain comment coming from a presidential candidate review Ben Carson’s statements just after it happened…Who had what many would deem an astonishing amount of nerve to say, were he held at gunpoint, he wouldn’t cooperate, he wouldn’t just stand there, he would say “everybody tackle him he may shoot me but he can’t get us all,” seeming to chastise students at Umpqua for not thinking of his suggestion, taking similar action…. and when an Umpqua survivor dared use news outlets to communicate his understandable upset at the implication he and others should have done more to prevent what happened, it was open season on the media accusing them of distorting his words, taking them out of context and hoping voters see that.Read More


Fall Out Boy Plot 'Wintour' Trek With Awolnation

Fall Out Boy will head out on a winter tour – or “Wintour,” as the band calls out – this February when the “Uma Thurman” crew hits the road with Awolnation for 20 shows. “Wintour is coming. This will end the story. It will give us all the chance to work through it and become who we are supposed to be,” bassist Pete Wentz said of the trek.

The Wintour, which kicks off February 25th in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be highlighted by Fall Out Boy’s March 4th gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden as well as a March 12th hometown show at Chicago’s United Center. A fan club pre-sale starts October 14th, while general public tickets will become available starting October 16th; check out the Fall Out Boy official site for complete on-sale information.

In addition to the Wintour, Pete Wentz revealed that American Beauty/American Psycho‘s opening track “Irresistible” will be issued as a single Friday, but in a new version featuring Demi Lovato. “‘Irresistible’ always felt like it could become something else, something exciting, strange, beyond,” Wentz wrote on his Medium. “I think Demi Lovato has one of the most powerful voices today. So we worked through an afternoon and she just got it. Excited for you guys to hear this new version of the song on Friday.”

February 25 – San Juan, Puerto Rico @ Coliseo De Puerto Rico
February 26 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
March 1 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
March 2 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
March 4 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 5 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 6 – Syracuse, NY @ War Memorial Arena at The Oncenter
March 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
March 9 – Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center
March 10 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
March 12 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
March 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
March 17 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
March 18 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
March 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
March 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
March 22 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
March 23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
March 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 26 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley Lead Tortuga Festival Lineup

Tortuga Music Festival, the beachside concert and ocean conservation event held every April in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, returns in 2016 with an extra day of music and three of country’s most dynamic headliners. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw will headline the now three-day event April 15th through 17th.

Held on Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, the Tortuga Music Festival seeks to raise awareness and funds for ocean and marine research, along with the protection of the sea turtles that call the region home. To date, Tortuga Fest, which includes Rock the Ocean’s on-site educational Conservation Village, has raised more than $250,000 for conservation efforts.

Sam Hunt and Old Dominion, who both performed at Tortuga Fest 2015, return to lead the charge of additional artists on the bill. Among them: Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Chris Janson, A Thousand Horses, Chase Bryant and Cam, as well as the right-at-home beachy singer Billy Currington. LANco, Native Run, Tucker Beathard and Ryan Hurd help represent country music’s new class.

But the Tortuga lineup, which has always prided itself on eclecticism, isn’t limited to country. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to perform, along with jam favorites Michael Franti & Spearhead, swamp rockers JJ Grey & Mofro and red-hot pop star Elle King.

Reduced-price advance tickets for Tortuga Music Festival go on sale Friday, October 16th at 10 a.m. ET on the Tortuga website, followed by regular-priced tickets when advance tickets sell out.

Phil Collins' 'Warts and All' Autobiography Arriving in 2016

Phil Collins has announced that he’ll release his autobiography in October 2016. “Several times over the last few years I have been asked to write a biography but never felt that the time was right – until now,” Collins said in a statement. “Having found the right publisher in Penguin Random House, I am ready to go on record about my life in music with all the highs and all the lows and to tell the story from my point of view, warts and all!”

Crown Archetype, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, will publish Collins’ still-untitled tome in the U.S., ABC News reports. Crown Archetype editorial director Tricia Boczkowski said the “unflinchingly honest” memoir would show “a Phil Collins that not many people know.” The memoir will be published by Century in the United Kingdom, and that company’s director Ben Dunn said of Collins’ book, “The early material is simply breathtaking.” Dunn added that the memoir is “one of the last great untold stories” and “something we’ve all been desperate to read,” NME reports.

The book will likely cover Collins’ stint as one of rock’s premier drummers, his ascension to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as the frontman of Genesis and his own successful, Grammy-winning solo career; Collins remains one of just three singers – including Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney – to sell over 100 million copies as both a solo artist and as part of a group. Collins is also the latest rocker to pen his life story, joining recent rockers-turned-writers like Morrissey, Johnny Marr, John Fogerty and Patti Smith.

Although Collins has finally agreed to pen his memoir, this won’t be his first work as an author: In 2012, Collins wrote The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey, which focused on the singer’s museum-sized collection of artifacts from the Battle of the Alamo. Collins donated his entire Alamo collection to the state of Texas in 2014.

Dr. Dre Proposes European Tour With Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar

Although Dr. Dre released what he dubbed his “grand finale” with Compton, the rapper isn’t entirely closing the book on his music career. On Dre’s The Pharmacy Beats 1 radio show Sunday, during an interview with his Chronic collaborator Snoop Dogg, the G-Funk mastermind revealed, “One of my dreams right now is to be able to take my ideas and take a show over to Europe.” Dre’s proposal: A trek alongside his protégés Snoop, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, Pitchfork reports.

“This is one of the things that I’ve dreamed about doing. I want to call it ‘Beats & Rhymes’. I want it to be me and Snoop. I want it to be Eminem. I want it to be Kendrick Lamar,” Dre said. “Take our full stage over there and show Europe the same amount of love that they been showing me throughout my entire career. So, that’s my dream. Hopefully we can make that happen.” Snoop Dogg suggested an alternate tour name: Hoodstock, since the lineup “sounds like Woodstock on steroids.”

In the lead-up to the Straight Outta Compton biopic, The Hollywood Reporter hinted that an N.W.A reunion tour in Europe, with Eminem filling in for Eazy E, was a possibility. (Lamar also recently shared his love of the late rapper.) However, it appears that Beats & Rhymes trek is a more likely route, if it manages to come together.

“I’m 30 years in the game right now and I’ve never been able to take my full production over to Europe. Me and Snoop, we’ve been over there. Me and Eminem have been over there, but it’s just been spot dates and taking a microphone over there with a DJ,” Dre said. “I’ve never had the opportunity to take the full production over there, and take my full body of ideas over there and present it to all the people over there in Europe that’s been representing and showing me love throughout my entire 30-year career.”

Aiden Reveals New Album Details and Releases New Song "Crawling Up From Hell"

Aiden had made the announcement of their return, then plans to release a new and a final album. Original and remaining member of the group, WiL Francis or William Control, began working on the album, …Read More


On the Charts: Janet Jackson Joins Elite Company With 'Unbreakable'

Janet Jackson claimed her seventh career Number One album as the singer’s Unbreakable, her first LP in seven years, cruised to the top spot on the Billboard 200. Unbreakable sold 116,000 total copies in its debut week to give Jackson her second consecutive Number One album following 2008’s Discipline. Jackson’s latest chart-topper also put the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee in an elite club – occupied only by Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand – as artists to score Number One albums in the 2010s, 2000s, 1990s and 1980s, Billboard reports.

The Weeknd‘s Beauty Behind the Madness bounced back from last week’s Number Five to Number Two this week thanks to another 73,000 total copies sold, with many of those sales coming from bulk purchases of the Hot 100’s Number One single (“The Hills”) and Number Four single (“Can’t Feel My Face.”) “The Hills” should continue its Hot 100 dominance in the coming weeks thanks to new remixes featuring Eminem and Nicki Minaj.

Last week’s Number One, Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut, dipped to Number Four, one spot behind Drake and Future’s joint mixtape What a Time to Be Alive. Tamar Braxton’s Calling All Lovers was the only other debut in the Top 10 this week, landing at Number Five. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is within two weeks of spending an entire year in the Top 10 as the album ended its 50th week on the charts at Number Six.

A quartet of country music albums closed out the Top 10: Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up, George Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation, Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights and Don Henley’s Cass County placed Seven through 10 respectively.