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CD Review: Billy Talent – 'Hits' (The End Records)

12/22/2014 7:17pm EST
CD Review: Billy Talent – 'Hits' (The End Records)
It’s hard to say anything negative about a compilation album that houses Billy Talent cuts like “Try Honesty,” “Rusted From The Rain” and “Viking Death March,” but by that same token, it’s hard to see the necessity of a greatest hits album after only a handful of studio releases. Regardless, that’s what we have with Billy Talent’s Hits, a collection of the best the Mississauga, Ontario, Canada quartet has to offer. From old school heavy hitters like “Nothing To Lose” and “Red Flag” to more contemporary offerings like “Surprise Surprise” and “Stand Up And Run,” Hits is arguably the best Bill...

The New MTV Video Roundup Ep. 9: GANGI, Chris Cohen, the Burning of Rome, Cult of Youth, Billy Talent

12/2/2012 3:22pm EST
Billy Talent
With so many excellent videos floating around, sometimes you just cant get to them all, but we here at Get eXposed Music surely can. As we continue to pick up the slack for MTV (even though they still have a Music Video Awards show for some reason), use these videos to enrich your life with the sound of music (of something hokey like that).

GANGI - "Gold"

LA-based psych duo is out now. The record is entitled 'gesture is' and is getting release on the band's own Office of Analogue and Digital label.

Chris Cohen - "Monad"

Chris Cohen is p...

Billy Talent's Drummer Recovering From Open Heart Surgery

2/24/2012 2:24pm EST
Billy Talent
Canadian rocker Aaron Solowoniuk is recovering from open heart surgery.

The Billy Talent drummer, 37, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, recently went under the knife to repair a leaky aortic valve.

In a post on the group's website, Solowniuk writes, "The surgery went perfect but healing takes a while."

He alerted fans to his condition on the site earlier this month, writing, "In March of 2006, I wrote a letter telling you all I have MS. Now I am writing you to tell you that I have a problem with my heart that needed to be fixed."

The drummer's recuperation is expected to take up ...

Rise Against Announces Summer Headline Tour With Special Guest Rancid

2/24/2009 4:55pm EST
Rise Against
Rise Against announce a summer tour with punk rock legends Rancid as their special guests. The tour kicks off June 4th in Vancouver and continues through July 31st.

Rise Against released their fifth studio album, Appeal To Reason, on DGC/Interscope Records last fall and it debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart as well as spending one week at # 1 on the iTunes album chart. First single, "Re-Education (Through Labor)," was a top 2 hit at modern rock radio and new single "Audience Of One" is poised to top the charts as well.

Currently Rise Against is on a European hea...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

12/31/2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...

'The Best of Taste of Chaos' to be Released January 24

1/19/2006 7:00pm EST
Matchbook Romance
In conjunction with the kick-off of this year's Taste of Chaos Tour, WARCON Enterprises has announced a January 24th release date for The Best of the Taste of Chaos, a two-disc compilation that features an onslaught of music from the biggest and best bands in the punk/metal scene.

Being hailed as the most definitive post-hardcore collection to ever be assembled, The Best of the Taste of Chaos includes 36 songs comprising unreleased tracks, rare outtakes and special songs from such heavy hitters as Story of the Year, The Deftones, The Used, Killswitch Engage and more.

The perfect...