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Wild Belle Announces New Album Title, Impromptu Adding Members To Their Band, and What It’s Like Growing Up In a Musical Family

Chicago-based brother and sister duo has gone a long way from studying music at the University of Michigan. From the small northwest suburb of Barrington, a performance at South By Southwest in 2011 propelled them […]


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Of Monsters and Men Discuss Following Up a Big Album, Expanding Their Live Band, and What They Did During The Evacuation

It’s been quite a ride the last five years for Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men. It’s rare for an indie rock band to achieve worldwide success releasing an album, and even more rare when […]


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Gus From alt-J Talks Writing Outside Their Comfort Zone, Pizza, and Going From a Quartet To a Trio

English Rockers, alt-J, are coming off a sold-out performance at Red Rocks in Denver where they shared the venue with TV On The Radio. This marks their first return to Chicago since last November. Supporting […]


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It’s Deja Vu at Lollapalooza: Perry Farrell Talks History, Variety of Acts, and The Significance of Paul McCartney

The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Perry Farrell stopped by the XRT Media Tent this evening to discuss all things Lollapalooza with Marty Lennartz. Besides being a creative force in organizing the 24th Lollapalooza along […]


Sam Harris of X Ambassadors

Interview: X Ambassadors Pleasantly Surprised by Jeep’s ‘Renegade’ Campaign

Harris says the band was nervous about taking part in the Jeep ad, but that in the end he was “pleasantly surprised.”


Warren Haynes

Warren Haynes on the Confederate Flag: ‘You Don’t Need a Symbol to Be Proud of Who You Are’

Born and raised in North Carolina, Haynes is a former member of the Allman Brothers Band and, yes, he has some feeling about the rebel flag.


Adam Lambert

Here’s Adam Lambert’s Advice to Trey Anastasio on Filling in For Jerry Garcia

When it comes to filling in for an iconic frontman, Adam Lambert has a few thoughts.


Ozzy Osbourne animation cartoon

Ozzy Osbourne in ’92: ‘There’s No Chance of Me Rejoining Black Sabbath’: Watch the Minimation

As we all know, grand pronouncements often have a way of coming back to haunt those who utter them.


Nate Ruess studio interview

Interview: Nate Ruess Lets Himself Get ‘Vulnerable’ on Solo Debut ‘Grand Romantic’

Nate Ruess of fun. says his new solo album ‘Grand Romantic’ is ‘relatable’ and carries a ‘balance’ of emotions. He also describes working with Pink.


James Bay

James Bay Tells the Story Behind ‘Hold Back The River’

“Most of my songs start musically—melody, guitar part, chords, whatever—but that one didn’t. It started with quite an overwhelming feeling.”