Boasting members with rock-star resumes impressive enough to pique any fans’ curiosity, Them Crooked Vultures and their debut album ultimately fulfill the supergroup moniker — albeit largely for the wrong reasons.
Bob Dylan and his heavyweight opening act, the Foo Fighters, were surprising Halloween treats during their one-two punch performance at Madison’s Kohl Center on Tuesday night.
Soundbytes gives the rundown on new releases by the White Stripes and Nine Inch Nails, and comments on the two group’s differing strategies for repeating musical success.
Persevering through years of power plays, name-calling, and assorted legal threats, the long-gestating Nirvana box set has finally hit store shelves. “With The Lights Out” is a big Christmas gift for Nirvana fans that has arrived just in time to stuff the stocking of the Gen-X-ers on your list.
Ten years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain committed suicide in his Seattle home. And despite the passage of time, the man who was baptized as the “voice of his generation” in the 1990s is still a figure of reverence and fascination for the public and media. Soundbytes olumnist David Hyland examines his legacy.
With Ozzy on TV, Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger scoring a huge hit single and System of a Down done headlining this summer’s installment of the always successful Ozzfest tour, metal is back in the popular consciousness like it has never been before. But are metal’s young turks releasing music that rises to the occasion? Soundbytes gives a peek