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Motley Crue announces Vegas gig on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’

Word was going around yesterday afternoon that notorious metal outfit Motley Crue…

 

Skrillex is just killin’ it

Lots of usual suspects popped up on the just-released roster of Grammy…

 

The Killers doing their part to celebrate World AIDS Day

U2’s Bono has been popping up everywhere this week to call attention…

 

The Roots have a hi-tech treat for you

It’s starting to happen much more frequently these hi-tech days — why…

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson to appear at Amoeba Music next week

Get out your calendar — or sleek new smartphone — and save…

Get your Flogging Molly tickets early

Speaking of calendars, might as well grab next year’s while we’re penciling…

Modestep ready to dubstep into America

Their last three singles have all gone Top 10 on the UK…

Okkervil River offers free download of cover tracks

Brainy alternative outfit Okkervil River has always boasted some rather arcane influences.…

Elbow shows no signs of slowing down

Hats off once again to Mancunian movers and shakers Elbow, who show…

Norah Jones' country project earns praise from high places

Jazz-blues chanteuse Norah Jones has gotten a lot of awards and kudos…

Occupy Wall Street gets a soundtrack — ‘Occupy This Album’

You knew it was coming. You could feel it in the civil-disobedience…

3 Doors Down want a better life for every child

Back in 2003, good-hearted rockers 3 Doors Down – who’ve now sold…

Mastodon takes things to the next promotional level

First, Atlanta prog-metallers Mastodon gave us an augmented reality experience with their…

Bill Graham Birthday Bash just around the corner

Yes, it’s that time of year again, believe it or not —…

The Tings Tings suffer no sophomore jinx

It was over a year ago when we last heard from our…

Skinny Puppy Svengali Nivek Ogre’s side project ohGr plays SF’s Bottom of the Hill

You might still be reeling from Thanksgiving overindulgence next week, but we…

Air provides music for restored Melies film

Do great minds really think alike? Could very well be. Martin Scorsese…

Founding Depeche Mode members Martin Gore, Vince Clarke reunite

Just can’t get enough super-early Depeche Mode, you say? Now you can,…

Original lineup of Black Sabbath to tour promoting new album

Let’s end the week on a high note. At least for metalheads,…

Lee Ving’s FEAR has crept out of the crypt for a Christmas 7-inch

Old punk rockers don’t fade away — they just get louder and…