billboard.comFoo Fighters Fan Nails 'Monkey Wrench' Guitar Solo, Leaving David Grohl Completely ShookDuring a Foo Fighters performance in Austin, Texas last week (April 18), Dave Grohl was blown away when fan Yayo Sanchez -- who Grohl deemed “KISS guy” in reference to his face paint – nailed the “Monkey Wrench” guitar solo on Grohl's own guitar.
billboard.comSymphonic Black Metalers Dimmu Borgir Return After Eight Years With 'Eonian'It’s rare that any band sticks around for a quarter century, especially in extreme music. However, Norwegian symphonic black metal quintet Dimmu Borgir — a pioneer of the second wave of the genre — is commemorating the milestone on May 4 with Eonian (Nuclear Blast), its first album in eight years, and a world tour in support of it.
billboard.comBillie Joe Armstrong Surprise Drops Debut Album & Video From New Band The LongshotIn the midst of crafting a film adaptation of "American Idiot," Billie Joe Armstrong is keeping himself busy with his next project: The Longshot, which surprise-released their debut album and music video on Friday (Apr. 20).
billboard.comAs Prince's Health Waned, Alarm Grew in Inner CircleSome of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday (Apr. 19).
spin.com'Restoration' Is the Elton John Tribute Album You Need to HearTwo different tribute albums to the classic songbook of Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin were released today. One of them, Revamp, invited a big tent of contributors from the worlds of pop, rock, rap, and R&B; the other, Restoration, is comparatively hermetic, focusing on multiple generations of Elton fans within country music. We've already highlighted a few tracks from Revamp contributors like the Killers and Queens of the Stone Age, but really, if you're going to listen to one of the two, Restoration is the right pick. Part of its superiority has to do with simple genre coherence and consistency: there's no Logic rapping on Restoration, thank God, as there is on Revamp—which also features Mumford and Sons immediately followed by Mary J. Blige, two artists that are never going to sound at home on the same album together. But the John/Taupin catalog also lends itself particularly well to Nashville interpretation, filled as it is with narratives and character studies,
sfweekly.comAlvvays Are The Anti-Strokes - April 11, 2018Under the right circumstances, pop musicians are completely emboldened by their swagger. The right gait, a flair for fashion, and unrequited confidence can elevate idols to an almost mystical plain — and people like Prince, Madonna, and David Bowie never inhabited the same atmosphere as us plebes. But if that kind of presence is not …
theamericanbarber.tvStream New Elton John Covers From Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Queens Of The Stone Age & Extra ⋆ American BarberAs we speak is an enormous day for followers of latest pop, nation music, and Elton John. Sure, that’s proper: As we speak is the day that not one however two star-studded Elton John tribute albums, Revamp and Restoration, come out. The previous options fashionable pop and rock acts hand-selected by Elton John himself taking …