Category Archives: Rock Music News

MTV Revived “TRL.” Can It Reboot Rock As Well?

[ad_1] MTV’s revival of “TRL,” its daily music-video countdown, premièred on Oct. 2, and the initial slate of guests—including DJ Khaled, Ed Sheeran, and Migos—reflected the prismatic tastes of the young adults the network covets. But so far the new “TRL” hasn’t made much space for rock, despite the fact that bands like Blink 182 […]

Jason Isbell’s gorgeous, challenging music is not your standard Dad rock

[ad_1] The best singer-songwriters possess a rare ability to share their personal experiences through word and melody, touching upon universal themes that settle and resonate deeply within the heart of the listener. Once received, this gift often stokes the embers of empathy, encouraging contemplation and action. The alt-country artist Jason Isbell has embraced this skill […]

Various Artists: Josie and the Pussycats—Music from the Motion Picture Album Review

[ad_1] Back in the Spring of 2001, a boom of lucrative live-action remakes of cartoons, comics, and picture books led to the radical reinterpretation of a beloved fictional band: Archie comics’ Josie and the Pussycats. In the original comics and television show, the Pussycats performed bubblegum pop as pure as their leopard-print bodysuits were skintight. […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees announced

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination

[ad_1] “The metal dog is wagging it’s metal tail, which is a great feeling. We do deserve this.” Judas Priest’s Rob Halford doesn’t mind acknowledging that he’s watched previous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies with a wistful feeling of “Maybe one day…” “This is our Oscars,” Halford told Billboard after news of […]

Rock Hall’s list of 2018 nominees is close to perfect

[ad_1] Take away Bon Jovi, and you’ve got the first-ever list of nominees for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame made up solely of wholly deserving artists and bands. Jon Bon Jovi & Co. came dangerously close to giving this list a bad name. Happily, not quite close enough. The roster of potential inductees […]

Tom Petty Tributes From Rock Radio Programmers

[ad_1] Programmers from various rock formats share memories of the legend. Since rock music was broken out into its own genre-specific Billboard charts, Tom Petty has been synonymous with success on those charts. Petty, who died Monday (Oct. 2) at 66, logged one of the earliest triumphs of the Mainstream Rock Songs tally, scoring the […]

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, LL Cool J, Radiohead among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

[ad_1] New Jersey-bred rockers Bon Jovi, singer-activist Nina Simone, new wave outfit Eurythmics and pioneering rapper LL Cool J are among this year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Historically, the ballot has been capped at about a dozen acts, but last year that figure rose to 19, which repeats itself this […]