1. Coachella Day 2 Midday Report: Banks & Steelz Bring Rap-Rock, Sarah Barthel Joins Local Natives

    April 15, 2017 8:41 PM EDT The second afternoon of Coachella is always the moment the fest feels the most comfortable: the initial wave of excitement has died a bit, audience members are pacing themselves, and bands can let themselves get a little loose. This year's edition was no exception, as the much-larger…

  2. RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks Discuss Collaborative Album, Hillary vs. Donald & More

    August 24, 2016 1:30 PM EDT Tequila can make for strange bedfellows. After bonding over drinks at a New York club in 2011, Wu-Tang Clan maestro RZA , 47, and Interpol frontman Paul Banks, 38, eventually decided to take their relationship to the next level: the studio. As Banks & Steelz, they will release their debut…

  3. Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman Launches DIY-Focused Startup

    August 11, 2014 2:40 PM EDT It took the Dillinger Escape Plan 's Ben Weinman a few years to figure out what he actually wanted to do with his own record label. Launched in 2009, Party Smasher Inc. was first and foremost a way for the mathcore minor deities to release their own music after finishing out their…

  4. Kenna Launches Three-EP Series

    April 21, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Kenna , best-known for his Grammy-nominated song "Say Goodbye to Love," will independently release the EP "Land 2 Air Chronicles 1: Chaos and the Darkness" on April 26. Being made available digitally to all retail outlets, the release will be the…

  5. Interpol's Paul Banks Readies Solo Album

    May 05, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Interpol's lead singer, lyricist and guitarist Paul Banks will release a solo album under the name Julian Plenti, according to the Matador Records blog . The new project, "Skyscraper," will be released on August 4th. Banks has written and performed under the Plenti moniker for…

  6. Interpol / Sept. 14, 2007 / New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As recently as two years ago, it would have been almost inconceivable that Interpol would someday soon be headlining at Madison Square Garden. But on Friday (Sept. 14), they did just that, demonstrati As recently as two years ago, it would have been almost inconceivable that Interpol would…

  7. Antics

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recalling that early-'80s moment when rock fans decided disco didn't suck after all, Interpol cherishes rhythm and guitars equally. Recalling that early-'80s moment when rock fans decided disco didn't suck after all, Interpol cherishes rhythm and guitars equally. On its…