The 2nd Law, the sixth album from UK-based trio Muse, hits stores today via Warner Bros. Records. The album’s single “Madness” is currently the Number One song at Alternative Radio, the band’s third song to reach the top position on the chart. This Saturday, October 6th 2012, the band will return to Saturday Night Live to perform two songs from The 2nd Law.
A group shrouded in almost complete secrecy, The M Machine continue to reveal themselves across some of electronic music’s biggest stages. After summer gigs throughout 2011 at EDC, Electric Zoo, and Global Dance Festival and opening slots for Empire of the Sun, Miike Snow, and Pretty Lights, the San Francisco trio has just unveiled the first part of their debut album, Metropolis Pt. 1. With rave support from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Benny Benassi, Skrillex, and Porter Robinson, The M Machine are proving themselves to be as captivating and original as they are mysterious.
To commemorate their induction this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a very special digital-only EP, entitled We Salute You, on May 1st via Warner Bros. Records. It features six songs from previous Hall of Fame inductees, all of whom have influenced the band musically: The Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges, Neil Young, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and Dion & The Belmonts. See below for full track-listing.
By Myles Crawley
Photos by Alana Crawley
The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Afrika.”Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Thus, Sankofa Music Series will examine our modern roots and the early influences of rock music in the hope that we can carry them forward in the creation of something new. Today’s subject is Joni Mitchell.
By Myles Crawley
Photos by Danica Waters
If someone were to say to you that they were going to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., would you think they were speaking of one of the brightest, most innovative musical acts out there? No? Didn’t think so. But in fact it is indeed the case. It happens to be the brainchild of two guys from Detroit named Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott. Just recently we sat down with both of them before their performance at The Echo in Los Angeles. It was just days before the release of their first full length album on Warner Brothers, titled A Corporate World. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. does seem an unlikely choice for a band name. I told them so myself. I also told them that I thought it was a brilliant way to get people to look passed a name, and instead focus in on the music.