Muse Announces Reissue Of First Two Albums, ‘Origin Of Muse,’ Out This Fall

In a new interview with Stryker, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy announced that the band is preparing an exciting new project. They are preparing a rerelease of their first two albums along with rarities and unheard demos. In 1999, Muse released their debut album, Showbiz. It was followed by Origin Of Symmetry in 2001. Their upcoming reissue is…

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Muse Talk About “Dig Down” & Upcoming 8th Studio Album

Yesterday Muse released a brand new song called "Dig Down" along with an action-packed music video. Frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dom Howard also sat down with Zane Lowe to talk about the new song and upcoming album. They spoke to MistaJam and Stryker as well, and Matt confirmed some extra details on Twitter. First things…

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Review: Paramore’s Excellent ‘After Laughter’ Masks Depression With Cheery New Wave

As with all great art, Paramore's new album After Laughter is an expression of real life and real feelings. It reflects what's been going on in the three band members' lives, from the personal to the public. We can only guess at what has happened in their personal lives, but a few things we do know for sure.…

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Shakira Confirms New Album ‘El Dorado’ Out May 26th

Rumors have been buzzing about Shakira's upcoming 11th studio album, and today she officially made the announcement: Her new album El Dorado will be out on May 26th! So far we've heard a few singles from the album. "Chantaje" (featuring Maluma) came out last fall, and last month we got to hear "Me Enamoré". (Its…

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‘Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk’ To Premiere May 31st

Three years ago, Green Day revealed they were working on a documentary, tentatively called EAST BAY: By The Punx, For The Punx, About The Punx. The name has since changed, and now Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk is set to premiere at the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival on May 31st. Executive…

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Evanescence Announces New Album ‘Synthesis’

After months of teasing a new special project, Evanescence has finally announced their new album and tour. This fall, the band will release Synthesis. But this isn't your ordinary new Evanescence album. As frontwoman Amy Lee explains, the album takes their previously-released songs and reimagines them as more orchestral or electronic compositions. They are not…

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Foster The People Releases Three New Songs On Mini EP, III

Our favorite indie pop band, Foster The People, is back! It's been three years since their last album, Supermodel, came out, and six years since we first heard their debut, Torches. After bassist Cubbie Fink left in 2015, the band spent a couple of years working on their next record. This month they've slowly built up…

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Fall Out Boy Drops “Young And Menace” From Upcoming Album, ‘M A N I A’

It's been a minute since Fall Out Boy released any music. Their last album, American Beauty / American Psycho, came out in January 2015, and launched singles like "Uma Thurman," "Centuries," "Irresistible," and its title track. The band has been quiet for the last year, releasing only a cryptic short film called "Bloom" last September. Now,…

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Paramore Surprises With New Single “Hard Times” Off Upcoming Album, ‘After Laughter’

Paramore is back! After four long years, the trio hit us hard today with a new single, its music video, and an album announcement. They premiered "Hard Times" along with its colorful music video this morning. If you liked the sound of "Still Into You" and "Ain't It Fun" from their last album, you'll probably…

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Lana Del Rey Shares Cover Art For New Album, ‘Lust For Life’

Two weeks ago, Lana Del Rey announced her new album Lust For Life in a witchy trailer. The only song we've heard so far is the lead single, "Love," though we know The Weeknd had a hand in writing the title track. Though Lana still hasn't revealed the release date (rumor has it the album…

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Review: Michelle Branch Is Reborn On Long-Awaited Comeback ‘Hopeless Romantic’

At the beginning of the century, you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a Michelle Branch song blasting through the speakers. Songs like "Everywhere," "All You Wanted," and a Santana collaboration called "Game Of Love" were pop rock staples that appeared, well, everywhere, from MTV to popular romantic comedies. But Michelle left that all behind…

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Lana Del Rey Announces New Album ‘Lust For Life’ In Witchy Trailer

Lana Del Rey has spent the last year getting ready to release a new album, the followup to 2015's Honeymoon. In a spooky new album trailer, Lana announces that her album will be called Lust For Life. And alhough she didn't reveal its tracklist or release date, she promises that it is "coming soon." Lana Del…

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Amy Lee Talks “Different” New Evanescence Album, Solo Songs, & “Take Cover”

There has been plenty going on in the Amy Lee world - children's albums, movie scores, soundtrack singles - but she's also actively working on new Evanescence material. Amy spoke with BUILD Series about all the recent and upcoming projects. The Evanescence album remains a bit of a mystery for now, but Amy promises we'll…

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Hear Snippet Of Amy Lee’s ‘Voice From The Stone’ Song, “Speak To Me”

Back in 2015, Amy Lee recorded a new song called "Speak To Me" for a film, Voice From The Stone. The movie was shot in the regions of Tuscany and Lazio in Italy in late 2014. The following August, Amy Lee joined the crew to compose a song. She recorded it that month, and in October…

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Lorde Is Back With “Green Light,” 1st Single From Upcoming Album ‘Melodrama’

Four long years after Lorde first appeared on the scene with "Royals," she is finally back. "Green Light" is the first single from her highly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama, expected out this spring. The song is dance pop, with rumbling, uplifting piano backing Lorde's low alto singing. But the choruses kick it up into an uptempo,…

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Hear Dreamcar’s Debut Single, “Kill For Candy”

What happens when you take 3/4 of No Doubt and add in 1/4 of AFI? You get a very '80s styled new band called Dreamcar! It's no secret that No Doubt has been on hiatus for most of this century as frontwoman Gwen Stefani pursues a pop solo career. And while her bandmates are happy…

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Avril Lavigne Announces Move To BMG, Return To Roots On New Album

Late in 2016, Avril Lavigne announced that she is planning to release a new album in 2017. Over the last two months, she's given hints about the lyrics and song titles, including possible names like "Warrior" and "Crush." Today, she revealed even more: Avril Lavigne has signed on with BMG! This marks a departure from Epic…

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Review: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Pushes Into New Territory On Surprising ‘Zombies On Broadway’

Two years and a half years ago, Andrew McMahon released his first album under his new Wilderness moniker. 2014's Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness signaled a new musical direction had he'd hinted at on his 2013 EP, The Pop Underground. His first band, Something Corporate, represented the piano side of the punk rock scene of the early 2000s. In…

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Michelle Branch Is Back! Hear Her Comeback Single, “Hopeless Romantic”

It's been a while since we got a Michelle Branch album. 14 years, to be exact. And while we've gotten some singles and EPs since Hotel Paper came out way back in 2003 - including a foray into country music and the lead single from a still-unreleased album - 2017 marks Michelle's long overdue return.…

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Kelly Clarkson Joins Aloe Blacc On ‘The Shack’ Soundtrack

Kelly Clarkson has been busy recording her highly-anticipated 7th studio album, a soulful record and her first under Atlantic Records. A single should be out in April, with the album expected in June. While there's still a ways to go, it looks like our first new Kelly song of 2017 will be a soundtrack song…

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Vanessa Carlton Announces ‘Earlier Things Live’ EP

Just three months ago, Vanessa Carlton released her first live album ever with Liberman Live. The record included eight live recordings, all of songs off her 2015 album, Liberman. Now, Vanessa is already preparing a second live release with Earlier Things Live. As the name suggests, this EP is comprised of pre-Liberman songs from her albums Rabbits…

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Ed Sheeran Releases Two New Singles From Upcoming Album, ÷

Ed Sheeran's year-long hiatus has finally ended, and his comeback was well worth the wait. He just announced that his third album, ÷ (pronounced "divide") will be out on March 3, 2017. And while we still have two months to go, he generously offered up not one, but TWO new singles. "Castle On The Hill" and…

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Review: The Weeknd Shines Bright On ‘Starboy,’ One Of The Best Albums Of 2016

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is one of those rare talents that seemingly comes out of nowhere before entrancing you with his original and consistently striking music. He suddenly appeared on the music scene in 2010 with a series of mixtapes - eventually packaged as the compilation Trilogy in 2012 - before releasing his first studio album,…

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Review: Bruno Mars Trades In Charm For Riches On ’24K Magic’

Bruno Mars has had an enviable career so far. After writing songs for other artists as he struggled to be taken seriously as a performer himself, he took the world by storm with his debut album, Doowops & Hooligans. “Just The Way You Are” was a stellar first single that showed both quality writing and…

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Review: Metallica ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’: Thrash Is Back!

Hardwired... To Self-Destruct is arguably the most anticipated metal album of 2016. It’s been 8 years since Death Magnetic came out, and Metallica has some good excuses for the long gap. They founded their own record label, released a full length album with Lou Reed, released a self-produced movie, and of course toured around the…

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The Weeknd Teases 2 New ‘Starboy’ Songs, “I Feel It Coming” & “Party Monster”

We're only one week away from hearing The Weeknd's anticipated new album, Starboy! And after enjoying the title track and "False Alarm" for the last two months, fans get two new songs to hold us over until next week. That's right. The Weeknd just shared "I Feel It Coming" and "Party Monster" - two very…

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Andrew McMahon Announces New Album, ‘Zombies On Broadway’

The wait is over! Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is officially releasing their second album in just three months: Zombies On Broadway will be out on February 10, 2017. Andrew began working on the album about a year ago, and by January this year, he had already prepared 5 solid songs. He worked on the…

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Review: Alicia Keys Navigates Personal & Social Issues Earnestly On ‘Here’

Ever since Alicia Keys burst onto the music scene 15 years ago, she's had important things to say with the inspired music to back them up. Although her last two albums have felt a bit predictable and safe, her latest record brings back some of her early spark. Her sixth album, Here is Alicia's biggest statement…

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Kelly Clarkson Covers “It’s Quiet Uptown” For ‘Hamilton’ Compilation

If you're not yet a fan of the hugely successful new Broadway musical, Hamilton, you will be soon. After record-breaking advance box office sales and award nominations, an album of some of the musical's best songs is set to be released next month. The Hamilton Mixtape will include covers of the song by a variety of stars, ranging…

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Bruno Mars Is Back With New Song & Album, “24K Magic”

Bruno Mars is finally back. It's been four long years since he released his last album, Unorthodox Jukebox. And while we've enjoyed singles more recently than that (especially his Mark Ronson collaboration, "Uptown Funk"), his third album is long overdue. Luckily, the wait is now over. Bruno Mars just released his new single, "24K Magic,"…

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Review: Green Day Is Back On Top With ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day’s career arc has been one most bands would envy. It’s rare for a band to continue strong for 25+ years, and rarer still for them to have continued success into their later years. But Green Day has always been special. After a strong underground start in the Bay Area, the trio released their…

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