Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have canceled the final seven dates of their European tour because guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro broke his hand “It’s a mild fracture” a source close to the Young camp tells Rolling Stone “He’s expected to make a complete recovery in time for the North American…

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Behind Explosions in the Sky's Dramatic 'Prince Avalanche' Score

When Explosions in the Sky got picked to score the film Prince Avalanche – which hits theaters Friday August 9th – it wasn’t such a stretch They’d been friends with the film’s director David Gordon Green for nearly a decade ever since he gave the Austin Texas-based experimental-rock instrumental quartet…

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Chris Cornell Announces Acoustic Fall Tour

Chris Cornell will be hitting the road this fall for what’s being dubbed the “Second Songbook Tour” The Soundgarden frontman has been touring with the band in support of last year’s King Animal and will feature solo arrangements from the album on the upcoming solo acoustic tour  Readers Pick the Best Lead…

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The Wild Feathers Channel the Heartland on Debut – Album Premiere

Nashville’s Wild Feathers channel American rock spirit through-and-through on their solid eponymous debut album which drops August 13th on Warner Bros Records Bringing to mind everyone from the Allman Brothers (“Hard Wind”) to the Jayhawks (“Got It Wrong”) the five-piece band fuses the essentials of rock country folk and blues…

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Watch: Portugal. The Man's Striking 'Modern Jesus' Video

Portugal The Man’s latest video from their Danger Mouse-produced album Evil Friends is a bold sometimes shocking reel of images that run the gambit from religious to violent NME premiered the clip which opens with shots of a lone church goer praying at an altar before it quickly cuts to a shot…

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Hunter Hayes, Jason Mraz Lament 'Everybody's Got Somebody But Me' Live

Mainstream pop-rockers Kelly Clarkson Sheryl Crow and Lenny Kravitz joined country stars including Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Keith Urban and Blake Shelton at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville back in June Even going up against all that star-power though breakout pop-country whippersnapper Hunter Hayes turned in a show-stealing performance…

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Coldplay Releasing New 'Hunger Games' Track

Coldplay are set to release a new song on August 26th as part of the upcoming Hunger Games Catching Fire movie soundtrack “Atlas” will serve as the first track on the new film’s soundtrack  The 10 Best Coldplay Songs of All Time  “I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay and we are…

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Big Sean on Kanye, Threesomes, and His 'Classic' New LP

When he released his debut album Finally Famous in 2011 Big Sean was still searching for artistic direction “I wasn’t all the way comfortable in my skin” he says checking in with Rolling Stone from LA on a recent afternoon “I was really just finding who I was as an…

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Watch: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Debut 'Any Weather'

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night debuting their new single “Any Weather” on the show’s summer concert stage The track is built on classic Jett trademarks palm-muted power-chords backing vocal chants and a sing-along pop-punk chorus 500 Greatest Songs of All Time Joan Jett and the Blackhearts…

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Jake Bugg Finishing New Album With Producer Rick Rubin

A few hours after arriving in Chicago Jake Bugg sits backstage and smokes a Marlboro He’s running on one hour of sleep but based on a rousing 45-minute set to a thousand-plus Lollapalooza sidestage crowd you’d hardly know it Now here he is ruminating on the difficulties of assessing his…

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