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All the latest music news from Monsters and Critics. We will try and keep you up-to-date with the latest tour news, album releases and other music info.

Malcolm Young Ailing, AC/DC Makes Announcement UPDATE

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Who doesn’t love AC/DC? The band formed by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, also brothers of the Easybeats songwriter and guitarist George Young. The Aussie band AC/DC has their roots in Glasgow, Scotland, where Angus and Malcolm Young, the badass guitar team, were born (in 1958 and 1953, respectively). In 1963, their family moves to […]

Tommy Stinson Chats with Duff to “Help Axl Out”


Re-joining Guns N’ Roses for five shows in South America is just Duff McKagan’s way of being “a good buddy” according to current GNR bassist Tommy Stinson who spoke to Billboard. The GNR camp confirmed that Stinson, who was already locked into Replacements reunion dates, is starting April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and for […]

Sarah McLachlan Is In Your Shoes, Latest Single


Sad cats and dogs will not be featured in the new Sarah McLachlan Single “In Your Shoes” which debuts today on E! Online.   E! Online debuted the new single “In Your Shoes” today from multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. “In Your Shoes” is the first single from McLachlan’s highly anticipated new album […]

Eve 6 Frontman Max Collins Premieres Video For “Sports Bar”


Eve 6 frontman Max Collins released a music video for his single “Sports Bar” on VICE’s Noisey today. Max is seen performing live at an old western tavern surrounded by creatures that want him dead and a Native American man who wants to save him. In the end, it’s the creatures who prevail. “Sports Bar” […]

Smashing Pumpkins Getting Busy Again, New Deal, New LPs


Rock band Smashing Pumpkins announced on Tuesday, March 25 via the band’s social networks that they’ve signed an Artist Services deal with BMG. The band hails from Chicago, and broke wide in 1988 with Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The […]

AXS TV Names Hosts For “Countdown to Jazz Fest” Pre-Concert Show

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Time to get your jazz hands pumping, as NOLA is ground zero for THE Jazz Festival. Beignets and beats, Blackened crawfish and hot licks, as AXS TV’s pre-festival concert show, “Countdown to Jazz Fest” named their broadcast hosts for the premier New Orleans’ festival. Anyone hungry? This is the festival to wear your loose stretchy […]

Hot Track: Prince And Zooey Deschanel FallinLove2Night VIDEO


Listen: Prince teams up with L.A. Reid and Epic Records for his latest “FALLINLOVE2NITE” single. Fans of New Girl take note; Singer and actress Zooey Deschanel is featured on the track!  St. Patricks day (today) is the release date. Get ready to fall in love and get your St. patty’s day jam on with Prince […]

The Loudest Boat In The World: Motorhead’s Motorboat Featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde & More


Motorhead have announced their aquatic adventure ‘Motorhead’s Motorboat’ dubbing it ‘The Loudest Boat in the World.’ Cruises are full of all sorts of horrors like dysentery or mysteriously falling off the deck and never being found again. Yet there’s lots to like: Cruises often include all your meals in the price, so it doesn’t require […]

U.N. Announces International Jazz Day For April 30, Kick-Off Set For Osaka, Japan

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock together announce the third annual International Jazz Day, which will be celebrated around the world on April 30, 2014. Osaka, Japan has been selected to serve as the 2014 Global Host City. From the press release: Presented each […]

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo add 35 dates to tour


Rock icon Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo announced 35 more dates to their 35th Anniversary Tour – which will see the duo headlining solo concerts nationwide and co-headlining with fellow music legends Cheap Trick, Cher and Rick Springfield. Benatar and Giraldo will join with Rick Springfield for a multi-city co-headlining summer tour kicking off […]

Zef you: Die Antwoord USA 2014 Tour Dates Announced

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Zef culture and music are coming to America. The South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord  have announced their tour dates for their forthcoming visit to the USA. There have been reports in the South African press that paint the male part of the duo, Ninja, as being “evil” and difficult at best on set. The reports […]

Review: Cheryl Barnes’ Debut Album A Long Time Coming, But Worth The Wait


Radiant in red, jazz vocalist Cheryl Barnes took the stage last week at Rockwell, the tony cabaret space in the Los Angeles hipster village of Los Feliz, like few other artists who celebrating their debut album. She proceeded to control the stage in an hour-long set that highlighted songs from her new album “Listen To […]

Boy George hits the road for North American tour

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Pop icon Boy George has announced plans for an 8-date North American tour in support of his new studio full-length album ‘This Is What I Do’ – available March 25th. The tour will kick off on the east coast at Philadelphia’s Theater of the Living Arts, and will make stops in Boston, Washington, DC, New […]

Drake: Macklemore’s Grammy Apology Text ‘Wack As F*ck’


Drake: Macklemore’s Grammy Apology Text ‘Wack As F*ck’ This month’s Rolling Stone has Canadian rapper Drake commenting on the Macklemore Grammy “I’m Sorry” text he sent to Kendrick Lamar after winning Best Rap Album; the one then posted on Instagram for all the world to admire. Drake called the self promoting stunt for what it […]

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special Nominees List, Airs Sunday, March 16


2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special” to Air on MTV and mtvU on Sunday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Drake, Avicci, Childish Gambino, Lorde, Bastille, Beyoncé, Zedd, Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, Daft Punk and The 1975 Also Receive Nominations mtvU revealed the categories and nominees for the “2014 mtvU Woodie Awards,” the 10th […]

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band ‘High Hopes’ Tour Dates


Bruce Springsteen ‘High Hopes’ Tour Dates Bruce Springsteen is taking his “High Hopes” on an announced 15 U.S. tour -  including stops in Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; Hershey, Pa., Houston and New Orleans, among others. Springsteen’s tour so far has no dates for Boston, New York and Los Angeles. But the tour may expand […]

Penn Jillette Hosts Tom Jones, Arsenio Hall, KISS, More for MendingKids.Org Event


Penn Jillette Hosts Tom Jones, Arsenio Hall, KISS, More for MendingKids.Org Event Highlights: Reality TV star and acclaimed Illusionist Penn Jillette is set to host an intimate evening with guest appearances by KISS, Arsenio Hall, Tom Jones, Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vintage Trouble, Brenna Whitaker, and many more. Beneficiary of the Concert is MendingKids.Org, […]

Ringo Starr hitting the road in June


Rock icon Ringo Starr will hit the road with his 12th All Starr Band for a tour that kicks off June 6th at Casinorama in Rama, Ontario, and ends July 19th at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. The 12th All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette – the […]

Tegan and Sara added to Endless Love soundtrack


Tegan and Sara’s “Don’t Find Another Love” will join tracks from NONONO, The Bird and The Bee featuring Matt Berninger, Echosmith, Franz Ferdinand, Tanlines, and Guards on the Warner Bros. Records soundtrack for the Universal Pictures’ upcoming romantic drama Endless Love – which arrives in theaters February 11th in time for Valentine’s Day. Endless Love […]

Kylie Minogue returns with Kiss Me Once


Pop diva and Grammy-award winning singer Kylie Minogue is set to release her new album ‘Kiss Me Once’ on Warner Bros. Records / Parlophone on March 18th. The release is the Australian singer’s first studio album since 2010′s ‘Aphrodite,’ and her first since signing to Roc Nation Management. The first single, “Into The Blue” is […]

Grammy Winners: The Complete List and Some Thoughts – VIDEOS


Grammy Winners: The Complete List and Some Thoughts – VIDEOS Gay weddings, trapeze acts, crazy hats and mouth grills….Lorde what a night. The best thing I can say immediately is that the fact Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber were absent was one of the reasons I watched the broadcast in real time. That was a […]

Trent Reznor’s Grammy Slam, Musicians Cut Off For End Credits – VIDEO

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Trent Reznor’s Grammy Slam, Musicians Cut Off For End Credits – VIDEO Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor’s heart was like a hole for the Grammy producers, as the rocker took to his Twitter account to express feelings after being chopped mid-song for end credits at the 65th Grammy Awards The broadcast, filled with some […]

Kendrick Lamar Ushers in New Audience for JET Magazine


Kendrick Lamar Ushers in a New Audience for JET Magazine Hip-Hop’s new super star covers annual Black History issue Award season is in full swing. Now JET magazine breaks with tradition to feature the critically acclaimed rap artist Kendrick Lamar — who has seven Grammy nominations for his latest album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City — […]

Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis To Sing “Same Love” At 2014 Grammys


Poppin’ tags? Hardly. A women who USED to thrift store shop is partnering up with the hottest act in pop music right now for the Grammys. Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform “Same Love” Together at the 2014 Grammys Us reports exclusively that Madonna, Ben Haggerty (Macklemore) and Ryan Lewis are set to perform […]