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.
Three records into their careers and British alternative-rock combo Arctic Monkeys are hoping a comeback album with right their ship and bring them back to the good graces of the rock-geek blogosphere.
Long stuck in the shadow of the metal titans Queens of the Stone Age, the Eagles of Death Metal have so primed their swaggering, rock ‘n’ roll engine that no one will mistake them for a hot-rod side project again. Their recent concert in Madison, Wis., demonstrates their groove-oriented tunes can shake hips as well as preconceptions.
It seems that the easy success of California heavy rock group the Queens of the Stone Age has been carefully mapped out by their creative kingpin, Josh Homme. But the group’s new album, “Era Vulgaris,” signals that they might be losing their way on a side route.
Perceived primarily as Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s side project/dalliance with being the second banana, the Eagles of Death Metal proved an excellent, fun-loving boogie-rock act on their 2003 debut. Their new album is even better.
How does a long-struggling heavy rock band follow their breakthrough success? If you’re Queens Of The Stone Age, you chuck their trademark sound out the window before recording your new album. Soundbytes gives an estimate of the damage.
Another year and yet another list. Soundbytes gives a rundown of what music you should add to your collection.
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