Deftones’ Career-Defining Album “White Pony” Turns 20

Success has a way of messing with a good band. First world problems compared to the millions of bands that never make it, sure. However, so often when an emerging band that has fast become a genre leader, big corporate record labels can foul up the flow. This was almost the case of White Pony by Deftones, and the case where the hype was lived up to by pencil pushers, bean counters, and greed almost wrecked the game. White Pony is the band’s pivotal third album, where they built off the stylistic changes that came in with Around The Fur (Maverick) and pushed their sound further than before. In the process, they severed themselves far from the Nu-Metal wave that was exploding at the time and firmly created a new camp of “Deftones Music” as a category. That is, until, the label got in their business later on.Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold Shares Unreleased Song, 2008 DVD to See Digital Release

Metalcore legends Avenged Sevenfold will release their 2008 DVD/CD concert album, Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough digitally and on vinyl for the first time via Warner Records next month. The vinyl version is releasing on February 7, And will include five additional tracks; Live In The LBC out digitally March 6th. Check out the previously unreleased track “Set Me Free” right now! Pre-orders have also gone live at the link below.Continue reading

Metallica’s Death Magnetic Was Released Ten Years Ago

Being the biggest band the world has ever seen, both in the mind of fans and in terms of success is not all wine and roses. Metallica has taken their fair share of hits in the career from the fans and press at times, casting a fair but unflattering light. One such case is Death Magnetic (Warner/Vertigo), released ten years ago today, on September 12th, 2008. Although the album was considered a return to form musically after St. Anger, production issues sent diehards and haters alike into fits over the sound quality. Continue reading

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda To Release Solo Album This June

Mike Shinoda, the co-founder and multi-instrumentalist from Linkin Park will release his début solo album this June 15th from his label, Warner Brothers. Dubbed Post-Traumatic, Shinoda wrote the album as a way fo coping with late LP frontman Chester Bennington’s death last summer. Shinoda dropped an EP of the same recently and shared two new singles and a new video today as well. Jam out to ‘Crossing a Line’ and ‘Nothing Makes Sense Anymore’ and watch the video for Crossing a Line too. Continue reading

Gorillaz – With Vince Staples: Live At Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

It had been 7 years since the last time Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett better known for their virtual band Gorillaz had graced Massachusetts with their presence. So it made perfect sense that they had a sold out show at the 5000 capacity Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Instead of hiding behind a backdrop and have the virtual animated characters be front and center, Albarn and Hewlett along with many guests, a choir, and full band performed over 20 songs encompassing their 19-year career over 5 full-length albums.Continue reading

Linkin Park – One More Light

It’s a tricky thing growing up and playing music. I don’t mean “former child stars gone bad, next on TMZ”. Most bands that hit the mainstream have something catchy, visceral, and often a magic quality about their talent. The problem is that once you’ve gotten a taste of that hot hot spotlight, usually a band or artist ends up uncompromising to stay in front of it. The few that don’t ever sell out, fight an uphill battle the rest of their careers. This is the fight Linkin Park have been in since about album three, and now they are in it again on album seven in almost 20 years, One More Light (Warner Bros.)Continue reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers Add More Tour Dates For The US, Tickets On Sale This Friday

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, photo credit Steve Keros

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, on tour behind their smash album The Getaway (Warner Brothers) has added dates to their previously announced tour schedule. More info below: Continue reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers Cancel Shows Due To Anthony Kiedis Hospitalization


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Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their concert for iHeart Radio due to the health of their frontman, Anthony Kiedis, who was rushed to hospital just moments before the band was scheduled to perform at a Californian festival over the weekend.

Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their Saturday performance at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine at the last-minute after Kiedis was hospitalized. Keidis was at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre when he started feeling “extreme stomach pain.”

“No one’s more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform tonight,” Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith tweeted last night. “Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers issued the following statement concerning Kiedis‘s condition: “Due to Anthony Kiedis’ hospitalization from complications from the intestinal flu on Saturday evening, the Red Hot Chili Peppers regretfully must postpone their upcoming concert for iHeart Radio on May 17th. They would like to extend their gratitude to the fans for the outpouring of well wishes. Anthony is expected to make a full recovery soon.”

No word on whether the band will be able to perform at Rock On The Range this coming weekend or other US shows on their itinerary. The band is also slated to tour Europe starting June 3rd. The Chili’s new album, The Getaway (Warner Brothers), will début June 17. Produced by Rick Rubin, the albums’ the first single, ‘Dark Necessities’, premiered earlier this month.

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The Getaway track listing:

Monarchy of Roses
Factory of Faith
Brendan’s Death Song
Annie Wants a Baby
Look Around
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Did I Let You Know
Goodbye Hooray
Happiness Loves Company
Police Station
Even You Brutus?
Meet Me at the Corner
Dance, Dance, Dance

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Deftones Add Additional Tour Dates, Presale Starts This Week

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Deftones, photo credit Frank Maddocks

Deftones, whose new album Gore arrives April 8th (Warner Brothers), have announced more tour dates to their upcoming run of the USA engagements this spring . Starting May 8th near Charlotte, NC, this second leg of 14 dates will end May 28th gig in El Paso, TX. Ticket pre-sales begin starting Mar 4th at the Deftones’ official site. These dates cover special events, such as MusInk, Spin Magazine’s  South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase, and festivals such as Carolina Rebellion, The Shakey Knees Fest, and Rock on The Range.

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Deftones Tour Dates

Mar 05: Musink Festival – Costa Mesa, CA

Mar 16: Never Say Never Festival – Mission, TX

Mar 18: SPIN Party at Stubb’s – Austin, TX

Mar 19: Lonestar Events Center – San Antonio, TX

Mar 20: South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX

Mar 22: Revention Music Center – Houston, TX

Mar 24: Lonestar Pavilion – Lubbock, TX

May 08: Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC

May 10: Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN

May 11: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

May 13: Pompano Beach Amphitheatre – Pompano Beach, FL

May 14: House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

May 15: Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA

May 17: St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL

May 18: Orpheum Theatre – New Orleans, LA

May 20: Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO

May 21: KPNT Pointfest – Maryland Heights, MO

May 22: Rock on the Range – Columbus, OH

May 24: The District – Sioux Falls, SD

May 25: Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS

May 26: Criterion Theater – Oklahoma City, OK

May 28: Neon Desert Festival – El Paso, TX


Pre-orders are live for Gore now:



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Audio: New Deftones Single Streaming – Prayers/Triangles

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Deftones are streaming their new single in full, after teasing a snippet yesterday. The track premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 Radio show comes off of their upcoming album Gore, due our on April 8th from Warner Brothers Records. You can hear the track at this link on iTunes/Apple Music or below: