The cultural impact of "Game of Thrones" has long been echoing in the realm of hard rock/metal, where musicians have paid such homages like guitar slinger Gus G’s metalized version of the series’ theme and The Sword’s “To Take the Black” in honor of the Night’s Watch. Minneapolis’ 3 Pill Morning is another act that’s not immune to the fantasy drama’s charms, which apparently played a role when the band was writing its latest focus track, “The Queen.” Billboard has the exclusive premiere for the official lyric video to “The Queen.” Watch it below.
Although it dropped two studio projects within the past year, Tengger Cavalry continues to record new music. A song called “The Struggle,” which the band created after releasing "Mountain Side EP," is available for sale on Bandcamp as a single. Billboard has a exclusive video stream of the track. Listen to it below.
Travel is the theme in the video for “Seven Stars,” the new focus track from Fates Warning's "Theories of Flight." The clip features images from when singer Ray Alder took from a trip from New York to Madrid after shooting performance footage for the video in Connecticut. Billboard is exclusively premiering it today; watch it below.
If Andrew W.K. had declared he was launching a new political party back in June 2015, people might have said he had as much chance of being taking seriously as Donald Trump becoming a real contender for the White House. To paraphrase Jane’s Addiction’s debut album, after more than a year of jaw-dropping moments on the Trump campaign trail, nothing’s shocking anymore. Party-rocker W.K. didn't exactly help his case for legitimacy by naming his organization the Party Party and announcing its formation the day before April Fools, but he nonetheless states that his intention is sincere. The musician-positivity philosopher, who has penned the thoughtful Ask Andrew W.K. advice column in the Village Voice, will have the chance to field questions from potential constituents during the Power of Partying Tour, a 50-state speaking tour that begins Sept. 15 at Chicago’s Revolution Brewing Tap Room and ends Nov. 30 at Providence, R.I.’s Columbus Theatre.