2 old bands that are still kicking and one that’s wet behind the ears

The only Record Store Day exclusive I was looking to pick up this year was the first U.S. vinyl release of R.I.P., The Zombies’ lost follow-up to Odessey And Oracle. Since The Zombies had broken up before Odessey was even released, the story of how R.I.P. came to be is an odd one, but it explains the uneven musical…

No Doubt, Faith No More, Rancid, Snoop Dogg headline Riot Fest’s first wave

Riot Fest, the music festival that, presumably in deference to its punk rock roots, continues to be a public nuisance into its second decade of existence, has announced the initial lineup for this year’s events in Denver’s National Western Complex August 28-30, Chicago’s Douglas Park September 11-13, and Toronto’s…

Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Faith No More to headline this year’s Bumbershoot Festival

Bumbershoot, the annual celebration of all the cool art and music that Seattle has to offer—plus some artists and musicians who are willing to travel to Seattle—has just announced its 2015 lineup, and it’s a who’s who of people who are willing to travel to Seattle. The festival begins on September 5, with The Weeknd…

Faith No More’s keyboardist wrote an opera about Bigfoot

As reported by Noisey (via Rolling Stone), Roddy Bottum—the keyboard player for Faith No More—has written an opera about Bigfoot. And no, you probably didn’t just have a stroke. This is a real thing that’s really happening. Titled Sasquatch: The Opera, the show will premiere as part of the “Story Binge” project from…