Category: Rock Music

U2’s “Songs of Experience”

U2 has not only been enduring, but thriving as a rock band for over 40 years now, without showing any signs of stopping. Bono’s lyrical style has been dubbed Bongolese as well, which means that long after U2 has left the world of music, the style will still be in place. There is a legacy here, and it is a beautiful one to leave behind. Furthermore, a precedent is set for artists to stay on for half a century or more in this domain, only gaining momentum as they continue to usher in larger crowds of fans over the years. It is almost fitting that we have “Songs of Experience” this time around, where the question of what happens to us as we age is given. In 2014, there was “Songs of Innocence” that this appears to be a companion piece to, philosophies aired about life in general, and the changes we come across as the years go by; both good and bad. The lyrics are inspired by William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience,” where the relationship between binaries in life, such as young versus old, are remarked upon. It begs the question: what does it really mean to grow up in this world?

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Evanescence LP and Fall Tour

“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music underneath the huge drums and guitars,” Lee said in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation.” The Synthesis Live tour is set to kick off on October 14 from Las Vegas and will be taking the group around the US and Canada. Tickets are already on sale and is accompanied by a free download of the album. It is their first time touring with an orchestra, so there is so much to be looking forward to.

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Jimmy Fallon Show features New Blondie Song

The album is said to have collaborations with Sia, Charli XCX, Laurie Anderson, Joan Jett, as well as Johny Marr from The Smiths, Nick Valensi from The Strokes, and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Finally on the multiple news end is the little tidbit about going on tour with Garbage co-headlining it from July 5th in Saratoga, California, under the name of Rage and Rapture. There are 20 dates planned around the United States throughout July and August, with John Doe and Exen Cervenka opening the first half of the tour and rock duo Deap Vally serving as supporting act for the second part.

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Buckingham & McVie Together!

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are working on a new album together that is sure to pull on fans’ emotions. One of the best-selling bands of all time with over 100 million records purchased worldwide, the British-American band formed in London back in 1967 has been a top contender in the music industry for many a decade now, bringing us a combination of pop rock, soft rock, blues rock and British blues. Singer-songwriters McVie and Buckingham plan to have their long shared history chronicled in the new duet album, tentatively titled Buckingham McVie.

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