every time you go on tour you want it to be different…and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people. and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage. but there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on. this time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of, ágætis byrjun, when for two years we formed and re-formed...
Riffstation.com lets you play a music video with the song's chords showing up next to it. It's currently in beta but it looks pretty cool. Check out Blink-182's "I Miss You" here.
The chord recognition algorithm detects major, minor and 7th triads with about 85% accuracy in typical rock/pop music. The chord positions shown are in root position only. The chords will always be detected and shown in the actual key the song was recorded in. If the song is in difficult key to play in, you can use the capo tool and play in any key you like with a capo on your guitar.
David Joseph at Universal Music in London has refused the request made by Morrissey and the band to re-issue 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' as a loving tribute to the lives lost in the Paris atrocities. David Joseph is instead arranging his own tribute to Paris utilizing his current crop of Universal artists.
Today, we're fortunate to bring you an exclusive stream from Pettigrew, a duo featuring Household frontman Josh Gilbert. Meloncholia is reminiscent of nu-wave emo bands La Dispute and Balance and Composure as well as the melodic moments of pop-punk juggernauts The Story So Far. It's a unique and effective blend of styles, and if you like what you hear, you can preorder the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies.
For this new series called Disposable Diaries, we will be giving bands a disposable camera to document what it is like for them backstage. To kick off the series, Stalking Gia and Scavenger Hunt give us a preview of their shenanigans before their Orange County show. Check out some of the highlights in the replies and view the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
Tony Visconti recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss David Bowie's forthcoming album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) and how they were heavily influenced byKendrick Lamar, that it features James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and a jazz quartet fronted by Donny McCaslin helped the process. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
"We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll."
I've run out of superlatives to describe Adele's sales numbers for 25, so let's just let them speak for themselves: she's sold 2.3 million copies in three days, putting her very close to beating N*Sync's first week record of 2.4 million in less than half the time; those numbers include 900,000 copies sold on iTunes on the first day alone, and she's projected to finish the week somewhere around 2.9 million. She also might bow out her second week with yet another million sold, becoming the first artist to ever do more than a million in two separate weeks. There really is no precedent for these kinds of sales.
Coldplay will embark on their first world tour since 2012 starting in March. The tour starts in South America in March, and European dates begin in May. North American tour dates have yet to be announced.
Here's a weird tour for you: Lamb of God are going out on the road next year and are taking Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip with them. An interesting group of bands to say the least. Check out the dates in the replies.
Green Day will be releasing a limited "Black Friday" vinyl edition of American Idiot on November 27, 2015. The special release will be available exclusively at independent record stores in the United States. The 5,000 limited edition run will include a red and black LP and a white and black LP.
Iovine is not evil, and in this regard, he is not special. And sexist gaffes like this offer an opportunity to correct misconceptions below the surface. All of the industry women I know have stories about workplace sexism, and I am no exception. There is the constant sneering, patronizing, skeptical questioning of my taste in music. There was the time in high school when, while setting up my lead guitar rig for an award-winning jazz band, a (male) hired audio hand grabbed gear out of my hands, intoning that there was no way I understood how to hook up an amp. There was the time in college when I worked as an unpaid festival volunteer, and...
"We have a tiny clip of the President singing Amazing Grace at that church," Chris Martin told The Sun. "Because of the historical significance of what he did and also that song being about, 'I'm lost but now I’m found.'"
The double LP will include an “Antimatter Blue” and “Cape White” vinyl colors. The audio for the special edition comes from a 2014 remastered version of Illinois. We commissioned children’s book artist and the original Illinois cover artist Divya Srinivasan to portray Blue Marvel in the style of the original art. We’re pressing 10,000 double LPs of this edition. And we might include an extra surprise so stay tuned.
It is a lot more work to record and write your own record and do everything, thank God I had Butch, who plays a ton of instruments I can’t play. When I went into this I wanted it to have energy at times but not sound like Gaslight, which is tough because it’s my songs in both.
Thrice has just announced on their social media pages that they will release a new album in 2016, their first since 2011's Major/Minor. Teaser image is in the replies. My Album of the Year 2016 is officially penciled in now.
Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems...
The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.
More than just opening acts, Stalking Gia and Scavenger Hunt brought electrifying performances to the Constellation Room on Wednesday night. With acts like that, they might as well be headlining their own tours. Take a peak at some of my favorite show highlights from the show in the replies!
In light of this news, after years of writing and waiting to produce a new record, some of the members of Saosin have decided to end our 13 year relationship for questionable reasons. This was a shock to me. Even though all of this happened a few months ago, I’m still processing it. I’m sure I’ll discuss this in greater detail at a later time. One thing I can be sure of is that I could not and would not have done anything differently over the past years. The shows were some of the best we have ever played. It truly seemed as if everyone was happy and positivity was at an all-time...
TMZ is reporting Vanna is being sued after a fan was struck in the face by a guitar.
Eric says without warning a guitar flew through the air and struck him smack in the face. According to the lawsuit, Eric's nose was broken in 5 places. He also suffered lacerations to his face and a guitar string apparently punctured his nose, with a portion lodging inside it.
Andrew McMahon has released the deluxe version of his latest album today. It includes acoustic versions of “High Dive,” “Cecilia and the Satellite,” “Maps For The Getaway” & “Halls” along with two bonus tracks “Lottery Ticket” and “Art School Girlfriend.”