Tim Commerford Says Rage Against the Machine Will ‘Never be One of These Sellouts’ That Play Drive-In or 10% Capacity Shows

Rage Against the Machine were forced to postpone their highly-anticipated reunion tour last year, and though they’re rescheduled to hit the road this June, Tim Commerford has made it clear that will only happen if the band can play to full venues. Read more

Lucky 13

Only Mississippian Jimbo Mathus and Chicagoan Andrew Bird could compose an album so different from their platinum-selling Squirrel Nut Zippers’ roots, yet with the same sense of tender nostalgia that will endure until the end of time. Co-written and performed Read more

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band The Ultimate Collection Reissue Will Feature 87 Never-Before-Heard Recordings

Yoko Ono Lennon will celebrate 50 years of the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — a record Lennon described as “the best thing I’ve ever done” — with the release of a massive eight-disc super-deluxe box set. The 159-track, 11-hour collection, which boasts 87 Read more

Serj Tankian on Activism, Elasticity, His Dream Supergroup and System of a Down

Onstage, Serj Tankian is a tornado of energy, his intense passion and informed vitriol delivered pointedly in System of a Down songs like “Toxicity” and “Chop Suey!” His unique staccato vocal style, influenced by innovators including Frank Zappa and Mike Patton, Read more

Metallica Celebrate Master of Puppets Anniversary by Playing ‘Battery’ on the Late Show

Metallica celebrated their groundbreaking Master Of Puppets record on the LP’s 35th birthday by performing its epic opening track, “Battery,” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on March 3. When Colbert introduced the song, he noted that Master of Puppets had Read more

Sharon Van Etten to Release epic Anniversary Edition Featuring Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, IDLES and Courtney Barnett

Sharon Van Etten’s epic was one of the best albums of the 2010s. Last year, the album turned 10 and to celebrate its (now) 11th anniversary, the set is getting a pretty great tribute. epic Ten will be released as a double anniversary Read more

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS Announce When God Was Great, Release ‘I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING’

The ska-punk legends in The Mighty Mighty BossToneS (whose capitalization habits suggest that they’re fans of the Mocking SpongeBob meme) just announced their 11th studio album, When God Was Great, will be out on May 7 on Hellcat Records. Of course, Read more