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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, + more

posted by Oscar December 16, 2014

Rock Hall Class of 2015

The “Class of 2015” of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been unveiled: Lou Reed, Green Day, and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts lead the list of musicians that will now be a part of the elite selection of acts.

Along with those storied artists, the new Class also includes Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band while former Beatle Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence and 1950s R&B group the “5” Royales will receive the Early Influence Award.

The induction ceremony will be held at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 18th, 2015. The general public will be allowed to attend; tickets go on sale this Thursday (12/18). Get yours here.

(Rolling Stone)

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Album Review: Foo Fighters – ‘Sonic Highways’

posted by Oscar November 9, 2014

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

The Foo Fighters are one of the last remaining mainstream bands still making new, relevant material decades after their first project, so for their latest release they went extra “concept” to deliver something fresh for the airwaves. The Foos put themselves to the task of writing and recording the eight tracks of  Sonic Highways in eight different cities, each song taking cultural and artistic cues from the city in which it was recorded. The idea is fantastic in theory, but as this album demonstrates, the execution of such a concept is a much more difficult feat to conquer. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: Foo Fighters – ‘Sonic Highways’

posted by Oscar November 8, 2014

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters are set to release their ambitious new album, written and recorded in 8 different cities across the US, Sonic Highways. The band has put it up for streaming ahead of its full release on November 11.

Check it out now on iTunes. See the track list below.

UPDATE (11/10/14)

Today’s the date the album is actually available for purchase, so it seems the iTunes stream is no longer an option for anyone looking to hear the album before dropping some cash for it. However, the Foos have made each song available for streaming on their YouTube page.

If you’d like to hear the new album, take your pick of whichever of the eight songs you’d like to stream by simply clicking on it from the track list below.

Listen while you still can! Continue Reading

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Video: See Nirvana’s Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

posted by Oscar June 2, 2014

This weekend the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame finally aired the ceremony that saw the induction of acts like KISS, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens, but the main act that everyone was excited about was Nirvana. Today the entire footage of their induction, including the intro, the speeches, and the live performances, have appeared online for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Check out that awesome footage, with performances from Kim Gordon Lorde, St. Vincent and Joan Jett below, while still available. Continue Reading

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Top 10 Artists To See at Riot Fest ’13

posted by Oscar September 11, 2013

Riot Fest

If you ever paid attention to the name of the authors on P.O.D. you may have noticed by now that I’m “the Rock guy” around here and that should have made you expect me to write up a list of the top 10 acts you just can’t miss at Riot Fest (Chicago) ’13.  This is my third Riot Fest in a row, my first covered on this site (in our traditional fan-view way, of course), and I’m already planning for this to be another tradition of mine. We’re just days away from rocking Humboldt Park and without a single note yet to be played, the music festival and carnival is already looking like it may be one of the best they’ve ever organized.

Hit the jump for the Top 10 Artists to see at Riot Fest ’13. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest ’13 Daily Schedule

posted by Oscar September 9, 2013

Riot Fest '13 Schedule

It’s Riot Fest (Chicago) week!! I’ve got my 3-day ticket already so I’m really excited for this weekend and the second I saw the lineup I began the countdown to this fest. The organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for Riot Fest & Carnival in Humboldt Park and it’s looking pretty difficult to decide on everything. The basic breakdown of the acts performing each day is in the graphic above and the links to each day’s schedule is listed below.

FRIDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/13/
SATURDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/14/
SUNDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/15/

GATES OPEN at 2:30PM on Friday
and 11:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.

*TICKETS are almost SOLD OUT: http://riotfest.org/chicago-tickets/