Rock Music

Guess What Adele Did Again This Week?

1/12/2016 9:24am EST
Adele Tops Billboard 200 For Seventh Straight Week   
Nothing has changed on the Billboard 200 – SHOCKER! The Queen – Adele – spends her seventh straight week at number one with her juggernaut album 25. The numbers are dwindling, but even so, moving 194,000 units (about 85% of those pure sales) in the dead of January is certainly impressive. Interestingly, Justin Bieber’s Purpose also saw six-figures worth of impact (124,000 units), though only 44% of those total were pure sales! So if you do the math, Adele is still “killing it.”

Justin Bieber hasn’t been able to beat Adele on the albums chart, but on the Billboard Hot 100, he has done the...

David Bowie Delivers One Last Classic On 'Blackstar'

1/11/2016 3:30pm EST
David Bowie - Blackstar
Folks, prepare for an album that will blow your mind. That is what exactly occurs on rock vet David Bowie’s final endeavor, Blackstar. Though only comprised of seven tracks and released in the dead period known as January, Blackstar is a compelling, creative effort sure to stimulate the mind – most of all the ears. 69-year old David Bowie, who passed away January 10, sounds as potent as ever.

Opener and title track “Blackstar” is the centerpiece – the tour de force by all means. Enigmatic and chilling, “Blackstar” grips from the start and never releases the listener despite its ambitious...

These Musicians Are Opposed To Religion

1/10/2016 11:00am EST
15 Musicians Who Oppose Religion
Hey, even Journey once sang "Don't Stop Believin'." Okay, okay, corny joke, but you've gotta "break the ice" somehow, right? No need to get uncomfortable whether you're a devout Christian or an unabashed atheist – this article simply depicts musicians who are nonbelievers and opposed to religion. Some consider themselves agnostic, others are full-blown atheists, while some are secular humanists.

This article certainly doesn't cover every musician that doesn't subscribe to the institution of religion, but it provides a snapshot of varied beliefs and how such views influence the respective a...

Watch Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato Parody 'N Sync In 'Irresistible' Video

1/7/2016 11:38am EST
Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy Parody 'N Sync's 'It's Gonna Be Me' Vi
Demi Lovato and Fall Out Boy paid homage to legendary boy band 'N Sync in their new video for their single, "Irresistible."

In the video, Lovato and 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick are spotted working on a toy production line making 'N Sync dolls before Kirkpatrick makes one to look like him.

'N Sync's Joey Fatone also appears in the video as the shopkeeper of the store where the toys come to life.

Lovato is one of the clerks in the store.

The dolls made to look like Fall Out Boy come to life, just like in the video for 'N Sync's "It's Gonna Be Me" video.

Director of both the Fall Out Boy ...

New Music Releases To Check Out This Week

1/5/2016 11:00am EST
David Bowie performing live in Tin Machine at Brixton Academy Lo
Ah, a new year – 2016 is upon us! Furthermore, it’s January and you know what that means? Typically things start off slow in the music business in January (and everywhere else for that matter). The same can be said of 2016, though give Rachel Platten credit for releasing her Wildfire, her major label debut, on New Year’s Day. This week the main attraction is from a rock veteran – David Bowie. Otherwise, it’s a slow week for the biz as to be expected.

1) David Bowie, Blackstar (Columbia)

After returning in 2013 (The Next Day) following a ten-year hiatus, David Bowie’s hiatus between alb...

It Looks Like U2 Is Making A Comeback in 2016

1/5/2016 9:48am EST
U2 Working On A New Album For 2016 Titled 'Songs Of Experience'
It looks as if 2016 will be U2's comeback year!

After the disastrous release of their free album to Apple in 2014 titled "Songs of Innocence," which was given as a free download to over half a billion downloads recorded, the band has gone back to basics for their upcoming album.

In a recent interview with Q Magazine, as reported by Billboard, Bono and The Edge confirmed they’re hard at work on a new album and that the new tunes will drop just before the end of 2016, titled "Songs of Experience."

The Edge revealed to Q Magazine that the band is stripping down once again and looking to tak...

Guns N' Roses To Reunite At Coachella?

1/5/2016 8:23am EST
Original Guns N' Roses To Headline 2016 Coachella Music Festival
Hell has officially frozen over! The original lineup of Guns N' Roses will reunite to headline the 2016 Coachella Music Festival.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the Southern California music festival will take place April 15-17 and 22-24

The full line-up for the 2016 festival, with LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses and Calvin Harris set to headline over the course of four days.

The list of performers was first announced on Coachella’s Twitter account on Monday.

— Coachella (@coachella) January 5, 2016

Both LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses will both be r...

Did You Miss These Underrated Songs In 2015?

1/2/2016 9:00am EST
21 Awesomely Underrated Songs That You Might've Missed From 2015
Call this list the ‘best of the rest’ – they never received the ‘love that they deserved.’ Yeah, “it’s complicated” (sounds like a Facebook relationship status), so let’s simplify. Basically, these songs didn’t make our 40 Best Songs of 2015, but are nonetheless worthwhile songs that were underrated or forgotten during the course of the year. After compiling an even larger list, here are our 21 awesomely underrated songs that you might have missed from 2015.

1) Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn” (Reality Show)

Key lyrics: “You feel that fire, just let it burn”

Why it’s so awesome: “Le...

These Songs Brought On Emotions In 2015

12/30/2015 4:15pm EST
20 Most Emotional Songs Of 2015
Ah, another year down – “out with the old” and “in with the new.” Even with 2016 among us, there have been plenty of memorable musical moments from 2015, led by its vast assortment of songs. While we’ve already explored the 40 Best Songs of 2015, why not break things down even more and examine the 20 Most Emotional Songs of 2015! This playlist comprises of the happiest, saddest, and angriest songs of the year. So whether you’re feeling “good to be alive” or the feeling is that “something’s gotta give,” we’ve got you covered!

Happiest Songs of 2015

1) Andy Grammer, “Good To Be Alive (Hal...

15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders

12/27/2015 11:00am EST
15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders
First and foremost, mental conditions, disorders, and syndromes are no laughing matter; they’re very serious and sensitive conditions. Interestingly, numerous musicians have cited such disorders within their music, whether directly or as a reference point. After a perusal of various mental disorders and various songs referencing said disorders, here are 15 songs referencing mental disorders (NOTE* – not all of them are technically disorders).

1) One Direction, “Stockholm Syndrome” (Four, 2014)

On fourth album Four, One Direction definitely showed maturity beyond their years, at least i...