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Albums Revisited: The Church’s ‘Starfish’ Turns 30

Albums Revisited: The Church’s ‘Starfish’ Turns 30: a look back at The Church’s breakthrough album ...

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Rick Rubin Is Producing The Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Album

Rick Rubin Is Producing The Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Album: Billy Corgan reveals involvement of super-producer on forthcoming album. It’s been a verrryyyyy long and winding road towards the reunion of the original Smashing Pumpkins. It’s been teased in drips and drabs for over three years now. But recent weeks have proved that (a) yes, it’s […]

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Meat Beat Manifesto’s Jack Dangers Talks New Album ‘Impossible Star’

Meat Beat Manifesto’s Jack Dangers Talks New Album ‘Impossible Star’: electronic music pioneer discusses his new, deeply immersive release.  Jack Dangers has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in electronic music, beginning in the late 80’s with his pioneering act Meat Beat Manifesto. He’s had his fingerprints on a variety of electronic […]

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Marty Willson-Piper Talks North American Tour, Upcoming Albums and More

Former guitarist for Australian alt-rock pioneers The Church, discusses U.S. tour, new musical projects and his creative process in our exclusive interview. Marty Willson-Piper is a man of many talents. He’s one of the finest (and most underrated) guitar players of his generation. While he’s best known as the former guitarist from Australian psychedelic icons […]

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James Iha Seen With Smashing Pumpkins in Studio

James Iha Seen With Smashing Pumpkins in Studio: guitarist seen with frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in new Instagram photo. So how sick are you of the on-again, off-again, “yay they’re going to reunite (or are they going to reunite?), why did Billy Corgan put out (an admittedly good) acoustic solo album instead […]

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R.I.P. Dolores O'Riordan

R.I.P. The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan: Remembering The Voice of 90’s Heartache

R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan: Remembering The Voice of 90’s Heartache–a tribute to the late Irish singer of The Cranberries, who was a master of the lovelorn ballad. Generation X lost another 90’s music icon yesterday: The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan passed away at the untimely age of 46. Given that I’m the same age, it certainly brings one’s […]

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Most Anticipated 2018 Albums

SLIS’s 15 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2018

SLIS’s 15 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2018: the alternative and metal releases we can’t for this year. Did you survive 2017? Well 2018 is probably gonna be just as crazy, so we need some new tunes to power though it. Luckily there’s a host of upcoming alternative and metal albums we’re excited about hearing […]

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SLIS’s 17 Best Rock Albums of 2017

SLIS’s 17 Best Rock Albums of 2017: picking the best alternative and metal albums from a year that tested our sanity.  Let’s not mince words. 2017 was pretty shitty (remember when we thought 2016 was bad? Oh those were the days!). From the political landscape to natural disasters, mass shootings and the loss of icons, […]

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Black Wail ‘Chromium Homes’ Review

Black Wail ‘Chromium Homes’ Review: New Jersey metallers concoct a weird and wonderful mix of doom, stoner, psychedelia and classic rock on new EP. Every once in a while, a band emerges with a sound impossible to fully quantify, defying easy classification by genre. Such is the case of Black Wail, a New Jersey rock […]

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Hobosexual ‘Monolith’ Review

Hobosexual ‘Monolith’ Review: Seattle duo make a rock sound as huge as their album title.  Let’s face it: there aren’t that many great new hard rock bands anymore. Sure they exist (Royal Thunder is one example), but they’re sorely underrepresented in the 21st century. Well luckily for those of us who like heavy tunes slathered […]

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