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Rock News

How the Pandemic Sparked Mike Scott on the Waterboys' New Album

The pandemic certainly hasn't slowed Waterboys leader Mike Scott's creative output: They just released All Souls Hill, the follow-up to 2020's Good Luck, Seeker and their 15th album. Scott says the next Waterboys LP has already been recorded.For All Souls Hill, Scott again collaborated with producer Simon Dine, perhaps best known for cowriting and coproducing four acclaimed albums with Paul Weller. Scott sent tracks back and forth to Dine and the rest […]

todayMay 25, 2022

Rock News

How Dave Stewart Discovered His Musical Path: Exclusive Interview

Dave Stewart has spent his life seemingly consumed by writing, recording and producing music, which is why it's interesting to learn that there were moments when he had no interest in the art form.That’s one of the revelations highlighted by Ebony McQueen, the sprawling production that takes inspiration from Stewart’s own youth growing up in Sunderland, England in the ‘50s and ‘60s.The titular character is one that Stewart describes in advance […]

todayMay 24, 2022

Rock News

Remembering Soundgarden's Final Concert

As Chris Cornell tore through a typically supercharged set with Soundgarden on the night of May 17, 2017, at Detroit's Fox Theatre, there was nothing to indicate he'd be dead just a few hours later.Even guitarist Kim Thayil subsequently told Billboard, "I thought the show was good. I remember Chris had just gotten [into town] and was a little tired and his voice was a little rough, but by about the […]

todayMay 18, 2022

Rock News

How the Police Went ‘Around the World’: Exclusive Interview

In an alternate universe, Police guitarist Andy Summers perhaps could have been a sumo wrestler. That’s one moment that we see in the 1982 documentary and concert film The Police Around the World.Sting and Stewart Copeland flank Summers as he prepares for his bout, offering motivational coaching and encouragement. Of course, there’s an apparent air of satire to it all and things don’t play out well for Summers vs. sumo.There […]

todayMay 17, 2022

Pop News

Maneskin on the Power of Taking a Political Stand: 'Being Unbiased Is Too Old Fashioned'

It's a sweaty Sunday afternoon in Palm Springs, Calif., but the members of Måneskin look immaculate as we greet them in the press tent at Coachella. In just seven hours, they'll be hitting the Mojave Stage for a theatrical and exhilarating set.The band, which consists of friends and lead singer Damiano David, bassist Victoria DeAngelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio, formed in Italy and skyrocketed to fame after […]

todayMay 13, 2022

Country News

Interview: Isaac Gibson Discusses New 49 Winchester Record

"This has been a long time coming. There's so much anticipation around the release of any album."Isaac Gibson is talking about 49 Winchester's new album, Fortune Favors the Bold, out today (May 13). It's a special release for the frontman because it's the first time he and his band have ever worked with a label."Everything has been fiercely independent since day one," he explains. "That is, until we found the perfect […]

todayMay 13, 2022

Country News

INTERVIEW: Tenille Townes Reveals Her True Self on Stellar New EP 'Masquerades'

Since moving from the small town of Grand Prairie in western Alberta, Canada to the bright lights of Nashville eight years ago, breakout country star Tenille Townes' burgeoning country music career has already seen her opening for heavyweights like Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and Reba McEntire.She’s also won several awards including New Female Artist of the Year at the 2020 ACM Awards, Country Album of the Year at the 2021 […]

todayMay 11, 2022

Rock News

How Journey's Arnel Pineda Fixed His Vocal Woes

Journey are in the homestretch of their current tour, which wraps up this week. The trek, which includes Toto, has been “nonstop,” drummer Deen Castronovo tells UCR. But with the July 8 release of their 15th album, Freedom, the roadwork will pick up again and continue through 2022 and beyond.The drummer says they’re ready for the challenge, especially and notably, singer Arnel Pineda, who's been showing increasing signs over the past year that the band’s classic catalog was starting to take its toll. But […]

todayMay 10, 2022

Rock News

How Don Henley Reunited With Ex-Bandmate for Current Eagles Tour

Jim Ed Norman has spent a lifetime in the music business, working as a producer and A&R man, eventually finding his way to the top where he became president of Warner Music Nashville.So what’s he doing out on the road with the Eagles, conducting the 70 piece orchestra and choir on the current Hotel California tour?Well, it’s the culmination of a 50-year relationship with the California band, one which took […]

todayMay 9, 2022 1

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