RATM, Jane’s Addiction & Smashing Pumpkins Came Together At Lollapalooza

Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell recently noted that he often cringes at his own festival because of the presence of over-hyped EDM pseudo-DJs. The singer claimed the genre makes him want to vomit. But there was nothing cringeworthy about his own set at the iconic Chicago festival...

Soundwave Festival 2015 Adelaide (Day 2)

For the first time in its history, Soundwave 2015 was held over 2 action-packed days in Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as each days line-up will criss cross between each city. We got in the trenches in Adelaide to see first hand what every year promises to be one of...

14 Must-Hear Early Demos Of Classic Songs

We all know that songs, particularly classic ones, don’t just come right out of an artist’s mind fully formed and fleshed out. Like a film or a good book, it’s a constant process of drafting, revising, reworking, and editing, until you have something that matches your vision. In the case...

After 27 Years Do The Smashing Pumpkins Still Slay Live?

Flying the Pumpkins flag as the only remaining original band member, frontman Billy Corgan carries an immense weight on his shoulders. Last in Australia for the 2012 leg of Splendour in the Grass, The Smashing Pumpkins have returned once more, releasing Monuments to an Elegy – a well-rounded dynamic record...

Hit Or Shit? The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

Few bands have held such uncertainty in their future as The Smashing Pumpkins. With their evolution from a grunge favourite of the 1990s to a more estranged wild-card of alternative rock, it’s very hard to pinpoint exactly what their next move will be, and what they’ll sound like in their...

This Week’s 8 Best New Tracks

Every week a plethora of big name acts, Australian musicians and little-known musos drop brand spankin’ new tracks on the internet. We’ve trawled through the internet to find some of our favourites and plucked them from the masses. Grab your headphones and enjoy. Milwaukee Banks X Andre Eremin – ‘Van...

Kids On Album Covers, Where Are They Now?

Following this week’s news that the 12-year-old cover star of Placebo’s 1996 self-titled debut is now all grown-up, and looking to sue the band for emotional damages after saying that the image ‘ruined his childhood’ – we though we’d investigate some of the other stories behind the memorable youngsters that adorn some...

Pixies & 6 Other New Records To Get Excited About

Every day we’re faced with an onslaught of album announcements so we thought we’d start sharing the soon-to-be-released love by putting together a list of the most notable and exciting album announcements on a weekly basis. Pixies Indie Cindy Release Date: 28th April Label: Pixies music / [PIAS] Recordings Why...

20 Of Your Favourite Bands Transformed Into Lego

Lego has licensed many popular franchises in recent years. Everything from Star Wars to Spiderman and Thomas The Tank Engine has been given the brick treatment in the last decade or so, so why not rock bands? Which is exactly what they did to the likes of Queen, Blur, and...

Knowing The Score, Musicians & Their Movie Soundtracks

Music and film can often seem synonymous, with the audio accompaniment to your favourite movie being just as important as the dialogue itself. It can feel like a dream come true when a musician or band you love and your favourite director team up and make a little piece of...

The Worst Christmas Songs Ever

Every self-respecting pop and rock star knows that the easy way to cash in before year’s end is to churn out a Christmas album, and while some of them have had a more bearable go at it than others, there really is some stinking lumps of coal that end up...

Billy Corgan Taken To Court Over Fallen Eucalyptus Tree. Yes, Really.

Whether he’s discussing his favourite hobby becoming a ‘behind-the-scenes’ wrestling TV reality show, or mouthing off at other high-profile acts, the domed leader of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, never strays too far from headlines. His latest controversy? Corgan has found himself at the wrong end of a bizzarre lawsuit involving Grey’s Anatomy, a...

Smashing Pumpkins

As the lights dim on Melbourne’s Hisense Arena, the vibe is already feeling a little odd. The floor crowd is patchy in parts, entire sections of the upper side seats are curtained off; and there are plenty of plastic seats left untouched. The crowd cheers when the silhouetted band members...

Playlist: Our Favourite Angry Break Up Songs

Breaking up is hard to do. But thankfully, it’s made easier by yelling, screaming and taking below the belt jabs at your respective ex. So here, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of our favourite angry break up songs for those unlucky in love.

Bands Who Said They’d Never Reform… And Then Did

Being in a band isn’t all roses and sunshine, in fact given the close proximity of the touring lifestyle and the inherent concessions that come from creative collaboration; being in a band usually leads people to say some very, very horrible things about each other. Terrible words they end up...