With "Harmony Hall" and "2021," Vampire Weekend Are Finally Back

They're the first singles from the long-awaited 'Father of the Bride,' set for an April release.


Ron Gallo Returns in Garage Rock Glory with "It's All Gonna Be OK"

The Philly born, Nashville-based songwriter will release a new LP called 'Stardust Birthday Party' on October 5 via New West.


God Bless Women Who Sing Candidly About Fucking

There's a new generation of ax-slingers celebrating female sexuality with hot licks and explicit lyrics, and I'm here for it.


More Than 100 Guitar Center Employees Ratify Their First Union Contract

Despite the music retail giant's union-busting efforts, four stores have won raises and healthcare for over 100 workers.


17 Airtight Arguments for Why Your Band Should Cover “Free Bird”

You won’t just be leaving here tomorrow, you’ll be leaving the audience’s jaws on the floor.


Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis Talks With Chavez About Their First EP in 20 Years

"We didn't really talk about schlongs much. So maybe it was just time to do it now."


Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise


What Makes Gainesville So Punk?

A new book explores the sleepy college town that incubated talents like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music.


"Mother of Metal" Lita Ford Is 57 and Still Living Like a Runaway

The "Kiss Me Deadly" shredder is back with a sizzling new memoir and brand-new album chock full of 80s metal gold.


What I Learned Growing Up as a Very Serious Fan of The Darkness

“The song, ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’ has changed my life. I am now a full on rocker!” read my diary on 20th September, 2003.


I Lived a Teenager's Dream and Flew to England to Play the New 'Guitar Hero' Game

The game is a "live experience" now, but is still pretty stupid overall. We had a blast.


How Trent Reznor and Nick Zinner Got The Blood Brothers' Cody Votolato into Making Dance Music

Check the post-hardcore legend's remix of Spoon's "New York Kiss."