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The Drop: Your Guide To New Music Friday Featuring Bat For Lashes, Jon Bellion & Garbage

Mike Wass | May 27, 2016 - 5:42 pm

Your cheat sheet for the week’s new releases. More »


Clay Aiken Is Running For Congress: Morning Mix

Mike Wass | February 6, 2014 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Clay Aiken is running for congress. No, we’re not joking. The former American Idol winner is seeking the democratic nomination in North Carolina. He’s got our vote! [Gossip Cop]

:: In perhaps the least helpful scoop of all time, hitmaker Ryan Tedder has revealed that Adele’s new album sounds… More »


Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Join Bruno Mars At Super Bowl Halftime Show

Christina Lee | January 12, 2014 - 9:24 am

Bruno Mars interrupted FOX’s January 11 football broadcast (above) to talk about his anticipated Super Bowl halftime show. “The thing is, I want to raise the stakes,” he said. “I want to give [New Jersey’s] MetLife Stadium and the viewers at home a real musical experience, do something fun, do something exciting, maybe even a… More »



Coachella Lineup 2013: The Stone Roses, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 24, 2013 - 10:19 pm

The official lineup for Coachella 2013 is here. Rejoice! After teasing us with an “artsy” trailer earlier this week (which revealed zilch about this year’s musical acts) the music and art festival finally gave the Internet what it had been waiting for: the annual poster reveal. Those who mistook this photo of a rock in the… More »


Pussy Riot Releases Video Thanking Madonna, Green Day, Bjork & Red Hot Chili Peppers

Carl Williott | September 6, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Members of Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot released a video Thursday (Sep. 6) to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin and the imprisonment of three of the band’s members.In the video, the members speak broken English and thank their supporters in the music world (“Thank you Madonna! Thank you Red Hot Chili Peppers! Thank you Björk! More »


Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Austin City Limits

Robbie Daw | May 22, 2012 - 7:21 am

The tireless Florence Welch is clearly trying to ensure that 2012 will be her busiest year ever. The flame-haired Florence + The Machine singer and her band were announced today as headliners for the 11th annual Austin City Limits festival, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, JackMore »



Beastie Boys Tributes: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead & More Honor Adam Yauch

Becky Bain | May 7, 2012 - 11:30 am

The death of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer, has caused practically everyone in entertainment to come out and pay their respects to the rapper, songwriter and filmmaker. Coldplay and fun. honored MCA by covering some of Beastie Boys’ classic songs live in concert, while Madonna and… More »


Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris & Fun.

Robbie Daw | April 11, 2012 - 7:30 am

Twenty-one years after initially kicking off as a touring extravaganza, and seven years after taking up one-stop residency at Chicago’s Grant Park, Lollapalooza has announced the lineup for its 2012 fest scheduled for the weekend of August 3 – 5. Headliners this year include , The Black Keys, a reunited Black Sabbath… More »


Bonnaroo 2012: Radiohead And Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Festival Lineup

Robbie Daw | February 14, 2012 - 9:46 am

The initial lineup for the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival was announced today. The event, which is scheduled to take place June 7 – 10 at the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee as last year, boasts Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the newly-reunited Beach Boys at the top of the… More »



Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses For 2012 Rock Hall Of Fame

Robbie Daw | December 7, 2011 - 7:27 am

In addition to veteran acts like “Mellow Yellow” crooner Donovan, the late (and quite prolific) singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and ’60s “Itchykoo Park” hit-makers Small Faces, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will be inducting a trio of pioneering ’80s acts in 2012: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Guns N’ Roses.
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Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Tops Chart With Nearly One Million Copies Sold

Robbie Daw | September 7, 2011 - 8:37 am

Despite a wide array of harsh reviews, Lil Wayne managed to defy the critics and sell 964,000 copies of his ninth LP Tha Carter IV in its first week, more than enough to place the album at #1 on the new Billboard Top 200 chart. Weezy has now displaced Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch TheMore »


10 Albums That Turn(ed) 20 In 2011: Remember The Time (PHOTOS)

Robbie Daw | September 5, 2011 - 8:24 am

The year 1991 marked a significant change in the sound of pop music. The days of bubblegum (Debbie Gibson, Rick Astley, New Kids On The Block) and hair metal (Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue) were suddenly numbered as alternative rock and grunge culture bubbled up to the surface and heavily infiltrated the mainstream. Perhaps sensing the… More »



The Morning Mix: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Engaged To ‘Twilight’ Actress

Becky Bain | June 7, 2011 - 5:16 am

Did You Hear?

:: American Idol Season 10’s soft-spoken, floral-embroidered suit-wearing contestant Paul McDonald has proposed to his girlfriend of two months, Twilight actress Nikki Reed. The two met on the carpet of the movie Red Riding Hood in mid-March and announced their engagement on the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards. More »


The Onion Sorts Out The Least Essential Albums Of 2009

Robbie Daw | December 22, 2009 - 3:21 pm

Thank goodness the Onion’s A.V. Club  susses out the least essential albums clogging the market each year. How else would consumers be warned of the perils of, say, Playlist: The Very Best Of Clay Aiken or Johnny Cash Remixed while out splurging during the busy fourth quarter shopping season?

Do you think… More »


Handicapping The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations: Don’t Get Ready To Pucker Up Just Yet

Maura | September 23, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Kiss, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LL Cool J lead this year’s roster of first-time nominees for Jann Wenner’s shrine to his concept of “rock and roll,” the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. This year’s nominations total 12, with returnees like the Stooges, ABBA, and Donna Summer competing with the aforementioned newbies. Which… More »



Has The Music Industry Put The Double Album Out Of Its Misery?

Dan Gibson | October 31, 2008 - 10:30 am

The Guardian today reports on the possible end of the double album, as highlighted by Robert Smith’s unwillingness to take a paycut to release a second disc along with this month’s 4:13 Dream. The question that came to mind: Should anyone care? … More »


Celebrating 20 Years Of Modern-Rock Countdowns, From Siouxsie To Staind

Al Shipley | September 10, 2008 - 11:00 am

Many people find it hard to tell the great from the godawful when it comes to 21st-century mainstream rock. To help figure out which is which, here’s “Corporate Rock Still Sells,” where Al “GovernmentNames” Shipley examines what’s good, bad, and ugly in the world of rock and roll. This time around, he celebrates the 20thMore »


Back-Lite Owner Sued

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 5:00 am

Gary Shaffer, owner of Back-Lite, a company that puts glowing transparencies on the back of jackets (classy!), is being sued for $11 million after wantonly accepting a request to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers logo on one of his jackets. More »



anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 5:00 am

Gary Shaffer, owner of Back-Lite, a company that puts glowing transparencies on the back of jackets (classy!), is being sued for $11 million after wantonly accepting a request to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers logo on one of his jackets. More »


Red Hot Chili Peppers Not Giving World Enough Time To Recover From “Stadium Arcadium”

Dan Gibson | July 1, 2008 - 1:30 am

From the “WTF?” file, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who had previously said they were on a somewhat permanent hiatus, are thinking of having French electro duo Justice produce their next album. More »


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