1. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  2. Backbeat: Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Ali Shaheed Muhammad Rock, Rattle and Spray NPR's CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Buke and Gase's Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez get the audience warmed up (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown ) It was hard to believe this was a public radio show Wednesday night (Oct. 17) as noise-rap duo Death Grips flayed a moshing crowd with room-r ...

  3. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  4. Summer Music Preview: Kings of Rock

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Contrary to reports, rumors and speculation, the genre continues to roar By Mitchell Peters and Phil Gallo The Smashing Pumpkins Album title: Oceania Label: Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Management: Peter Katsis, Prospec ...

  5. Smashing Pumpkins Sign With EMI To Distribute New Album 'Oceania'

    March 27, 2012 11:43 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have found a distribution partner for their upcoming album Oceania , signing a worldwide deal with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution that only excludes Canada, Brazil and Australia. Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who ...

  6. Korn's Davis: 'We Were Dubstep Before There Was Dubstep'

    November 28, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 If you ask lead singer Jonathan Davis, Korn 's foray into dubstep is more natural than the band's metalhead fans might realize -- or admit. "We were dubstep before there was dubstep," Davis says. "Tempos at 140 with half-tim ...

  7. Korn Teams With Skrillex, Dives Into Dubstep-Surfacing With "The Path of Totality"

    November 28, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 If you ask lead singer Jonathan Davis, Korn's foray into dubstep is more natural than the band's metalhead fans might realize-or admit. "We were dubstep before there was dubstep," Davis says. "Tempos at 140 with half-time drum ...

  8. Inside the Listening Party: Jane's Addiction's 'The Great Escape Artist'

    September 09, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two dozen people crammed into Eldorado, the Burbank, Calif., recording studio where Jane's Addiction spent most of 2011 to listen to their fourth studio effort, "The Great Escape Artist," on Thursday evening (Sept. 8). Played loud but ...

  9. Backbeat: Jane's Addiction's New LP Previewed at Listening Party in Burbank

    September 09, 2011 10:49 AM EDT Boys on Film: (From left) Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell, producer Rich Costey and drummer Stephen Perkins (Photo: Screen Grab from Jane's Addiction Studio Videos) Two dozen people crammed into the Burbank, Calif., r ...

  10. Korn Returns To Its Roots With 'Remember' Album

    June 25, 2010 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new Korn album comes by its title honestly: Following a pair of efforts on which the pioneering nü-metal band pushed its sound in unlikely new directions, "Remember Who You Are" presents a return to the moody but muscular style that dr ...

  11. Puddle Of Mudd Loses Sleep Over 'Love & Hate'

    November 23, 2009 5:39 PM EST 0 0 0 It's 5 a.m., and while most of his neighbors in Los Angeles sleep, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is lounging on his couch with an acoustic guitar, a six-pack of beer and a small recording device to capture new song ideas for his rock ban ...

  12. Jane's Addiction Joins Trent Reznor's Transplant Charity Push

    June 03, 2009 9:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction has joined Trent Reznor's effort to raise money for a fan who's urgently in need of a heart transplant. Reznor has been selling special VIP packages to nine inch nails' NIN/JA tour with Jane's Addiction to r ...

  13. Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey To Forefront

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran Japanese metal act sees U.S. breakout, mainstream interest. Before having released an album in America, Dir En Grey is causing a commotion here. In March, the Japanese band ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows. Dir en gr ...