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Deftones to Kick Off Tour With Incubus at DTE Energy Theatre, Readies New Album With Fresh Approach

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Deftones have been one of the mainstays of the hard rock and metal industry since they blazed their own trails in the mid 1990s. The melodic brutality of their music has developed into their signature sound, and has been influential for the new generations of metalcore bands.

Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada Talks About Their New 'Space EP' and the Band's Sincerity During the Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.16.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada is currently on the road headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with the likes of Slayer, King Diamond, and HELLYEAH, and touched base here at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan this past weekend.

Australian Metal Band Thy Art Is Murder Among Many Bands Set to Play the Victory Records Stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.02.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to get some words with Andy Marsh, the guitarist from Australian metal band Thy Art Is Murder, about the band's new album Holy War and the general principles that go behind the making of their music.

Starset to Deliver Out-of-This-World Performance at Long Island Planetarium

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Starset, whose unique style has been dubbed "cinematic rock," isn't your average rock band. That's thanks in large part to lead singer Dustin Bates, who as a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and a former teacher at the International Space University, is anything but your average musician.

Nashville-Based Quartet Bully Set to Play Majestic Theatre in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.17.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

When listening to the music of Nashville-based indie rock band Bully, there's a little grunge, a little punk, and a little stoner rock, but it really never dives deep into any style in particular.

Headbanging Tot Rocks Out To Rage Against The Machine, Knows That Music Iz Lyfe

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

This kid WILL rock you. In a video uploaded to YouTube, a toddler jams out to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade" while playing Guitar He...

Singer-Songwriter TORRES Blasts Off Into a Cosmic Journey On Her New Album Sprinter, Set to Play Show at UFO Factory in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.20.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

There's a bit of a personal struggle in the songs of Mackenzie Scott, the Brooklyn-based musician known as TORRES. A voice that's inner being is fighting the ills of denial and isolation while trying to not get caught up in the intoxicating realities of life.

Quiet Company: Music to Tick Off Librarians

Holley Perry | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

Odds are that you have heard the music of Quiet Company and did not even realize it. They have had music featured on reality shows but don't hold that against them.

What Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Actually Mean?

Alan Light | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Light

The group of Hall of Famers matters, and you should never be shy about fighting for your own version of history. But the greater mission ultimately matters more than any list, any old way you choose it.

What It Takes to Be a Rockstar

Christos Terzides | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Christos Terzides

If you want to be a rockstar, don't pay heed to the article's title. And most of all, don't expect to find an answer to your quest or some secret formula here. I'm just offering some thoughts around what's currently the worst industry in the world.

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

Stay With Us, Joni. We're Not Done Yet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

And She's Buying a Lawsuit to Heaven

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

The surviving family members of Randy California, the late guitarist of the band "Spirit," are suing Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement claiming that "Stairway to Heaven" is based on Spirit's song "Taurus."

Ryan Kristobak

The Bright Light Social Hour Is Laying Out The Foundation For The 'Future South'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

No matter how much research you put into figuring out who will be the hottest new artists of each year, another act comes into your vision with an out...

Goodbye Joe...You Were So Beautiful

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What I remember about Joe was that he scared me at first glance. You've seen him in Woodstock, with that spastic stance that makes you wonder, "'What's up with this guy?"

Bruno Mars: The Downest Dude on the Planet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You don't have to know the history of funk to feel it. But knowing where he gets all that funky stuff -- and those crazy legs -- makes it a whole lot funkier. And more fun.

Meet The Teen Band That Might Just Take Over Rock Music

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Teen

If you saw the members of Austin band Residual Kid in passing, you might think they were heading to school or a skate park, and you definitely wouldn'...

Please Don't Miss Sonic Highways: Dave Grohl's "Love Letter To American Music"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Dave Grohl channeling his muse on his HBO series Sonic Highways I'm late to this party, but bear with me. Because I've just discovered that Dave Gro...

Culture Collide Comes to San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.17.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

This week the Culture Collide festival came to San Francisco for the first time. Several intimate venues in the Mission hosted 25 bands from around the world for two nights.

The Most Popular Drugs In Rock Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

We've examined the most talked about drugs in hip-hop and the rappers who were talking about them the most, and now Project Know has applied the same ...

The 21 Spookiest Rock Songs for the Halloween Season

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As October's days grow shorter and the air chillier, the anticipation of Halloween builds -- and for a proper celebration, there needs to be a soundtrack.

The Smell of Death by Bruce Duff: A Book Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Melissa Webster

The Smell of Death, is a laugh-out-loud behind-the-scenes look at the stark realities of touring small town Europe among frozen turds, haunted hotel rooms, questionable promoters and accommodations.

Peter Frampton and the Vandalization of a Memory

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Earlier this week, rock guitar icon Peter Frampton grabbed headlines by standing up to a couple of fans at his Carmel, Indiana concert who had ignored his pleas to not record video during the show.