Kirk Hammett says that the newMetallica music is "along the lines of Death Magnetic."
“It’s heavy,” says Hammett. “We’ve got some heavy stuff going. It delivers on that front for sure. You know, I would say a lot of it is along the lines of Death Magnetic. A lot of it seems to be going along those lines. But you know, with social media now and everything else, I’m a little bit wary to comment too much on the album, because then people pick up on it. Then, people think that that’s the final definitive statement on what this album is, or how much of it is done, or what it sounds like or whatever – and that’s not really the case. It’s not accurate. [Laughs.] We’re still working on it.”
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 10:39 AM
Better Off have dropped off the rest of their current tour dates.
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 10:38 AM
Hit the replies to watch Sufjan Stevens cover Drake's "Hotline Bling."
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 10:36 AM
Hit the replies to watch Taylor Swift sing "Let it Go" dressed as Olaf from Frozen.
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 10:35 AM
Father John Misty sat down with Billboard and chatted about "pop-music."
There are certain pop stars that I think are poster children for cynicism. But it would be a hard sell since they, in such a superficial way, represent the mandate of the age, like being yourself and being different and being quirky. But being a certain type of different and being a certain type of quirky. There’s a huge difference between permissible transgression and impermissible transgression. Permission transgression is to be different and to be yourself and whatever, and then impermissible transgression is to not like that person or that person’s music or what that person represents. And if you dare do that...
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 10:34 AM
Head to the replies to hear Devil You Know's (ex-Killswitch Engage) cover of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger."
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/02/15 - 10:05 AM
"My private eyes *clap* are watching you *clap clap*"
Staff Reviews EL VY - Return to the Moon (Aaron Mook)
City and Colour - Sometimes (10th Anniversary Retrospective) (Craig Manning)
Aaron Mook on 11/02/15 - 07:31 AM
This past week, I got the chance to catch up with Mike Hansen of Pentimento and we talked about the band's new album, I, No Longer, at length. We spoke about the album's artwork, working with Paul Leavitt, and went in-depth behind some of the album's lyricism among other things. You can now read Part One of the exclusive track-by-track discussion in the replies. This was a really wonderful experience and if you enjoy reading it, be sure to let us know so we can catch up with more of your favorite bands.
Aaron Mook on 11/02/15 - 07:14 AM
Cody Almond, who used to sing for Don't Call it a Comeback, has a new band called Plans. You can stream their new song called "Dépaysement," produced by Nate Adams of Sweatshirt Weather
Ryan Gardner on 11/02/15 - 05:55 AM
Heavyweight's new EP, DayDream, is streaming.
Ryan Gardner on 11/01/15 - 02:46 PM
You can watch Short Stories' new live video "Wishful Thinking" in the replies. They're recording new music with an album releasing early next year.
Ryan Gardner on 11/01/15 - 02:45 PM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Aaron MookToday, I'm recommending a local (Erie, Pa) band called Frame & Mantle who blend the post-rock of bands like Caspian with the edge of Floral Green-era Title Fight. Plus, the band gets points for dressing up as the Belcher family for Halloween. Beach Slang's The Things We Do To Find People Like Us is an absolute blast of an album.
Alex DiVincenzoAsh vs Evil Dead times infinity.
Jason Tate on 11/01/15 - 01:00 AM
Alex DeLeon's video announcement for his new project, Bohnes, can be seen in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/31/15 - 03:08 PM
Northlane's cover of Tame Impala's "Let It Happen" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:33 AM
A recent Triple Crown Records ad says we can be expecting new albums from Into It Over It, O'Brother, Tiny Moving Parts, and From Indian Lakes in 2016.

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Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:30 AM
Hit the replies to watch Sorority Noise's full set from last night's Anaheim stop.

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Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:28 AM
Too Close To Touch's new music video for "Nerve Endings" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:21 AM
Nate Ruess released a live EP on Spotify.

Track Listing
1. Nothing Without Love
2. Carry On
3. What This World Is Coming To
4. Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
5. Harsh Light

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Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:16 AM
Chumped are going on hiatus.
It brings us a metric fuck ton of feels to say this, but tomorrow will be our last show for an indefinite period of time. We play FEST at The Wooly at 10:20PM (tmw, sunday). It would be really special if you all would come out to help us celebrate. Chumped played for the first time in front of other humans on February 5th, 2013. We never could have imagined the things that a little project started in an apartment in New York City could have allowed us to experience. We have traveled incredible distances, made beautiful friends and actualized seemingly impossible dreams. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this project, who has listened, who has...
Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:04 AM
The We Love Disney compilation is now up on Rdio and Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 11:01 AM
Brendan Kelly, writing for Noisey, on why Pearl Jam is the most influential band of the 90s, notNirvana:
A few years ago, I interviewed Tom Delonge at an Angels & Airwaves show. He made sure to tell me about how he has always drawn his influence from the 70s’ mod scene, the band The Jam, and the esoteric symbolism surrounding the occult. He really said this. It took everything I had in me to not reply, “Um, no. You’re the dick-joke guy in blink-182, BRO. You grew up listening to NOFX, and we all watched you do it.”

Tom clearly just wanted to sound cooler than his influences. Which is fine. I want to sound cool in interviews, too.
Jason Tate on 10/31/15 - 10:59 AM
Miike Snow's new song "Heart is Full" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 12:06 PM
Sammy Andrews, writing for Music Business Worldwide about combining streaming services with live shows:
The potential here is fucking huge… for all of us. Beyond the incredible potential for directly connecting with fans who are clearly likely to want to see certain bands live, something that really strikes me about this route is the incentive-based nature of the promotion Spotify are testing right now.

If we are about to see streaming services offering exclusive deals to ‘top listeners’ that could very well drive streams in the process. And as people want to have a chance of access these ‘exclusive’ promotions, it could also help the conversion from freemium to premium if it’s...
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 11:20 AM
ESPN has shut down Grantland.
Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland. After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 11:04 AM
The Hood Internet have released The Mixtape Volume Nine.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 11:03 AM
Light Years' video for "The Summer She Broke My Heart" (what a "posi" title) can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:46 AM
Did anyone ever get anything from that Number One Gun Kickstarter? It's been like three years and I still get submissions in the news queue from people asking about it.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:43 AM
Ellie Goulding's new song "Army" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:42 AM
Mysterious posters are showing up around London that appear to be from Coldplay and mention the date December 4th.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:41 AM
Hellfest have announced next year's line-up.

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Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:38 AM
Eriq Gardner, writing for The Hollywood Reporter:
"Kesha now faces an abysmal decision: work with her alleged abuser...or idly and passively wait as her career tick-tocks away," writes her attorney. "She is precluded from working in perpetuity because the term of her contract can only be satisfied if she records three more albums. Kesha needs the Court’s assistance."
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:37 AM
You haven't made it until The Onion write about you:
Saying they were excited to take their pop-punk sound in new and barely audible directions, Maryland-based rock band Good Charlotte revealed Wednesday that the group is hard at work on an album that will be played at low volume in P.F. Chang’s restaurants nationwide. “After taking some time off from recording, we’re psyched to be back in the studio laying down 10 new tracks to serve as background noise while customers scan their menus and make light conversation over lettuce wraps with coworkers or visiting parents,” said frontman Joel Madden, noting that the band was aiming for a solid 40-minute album that P. F. Chang’s managers...
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:36 AM
Mean Jeans have signed with Fat Wreck Chords.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:27 AM
Run the Jewels have posted a short "Paw-cumentary" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:27 AM
Adele has announced "Adele Live in New York City," a one-hour concert that will be taped on November 17th at NYC's Radio City Music Hall. The performance will air December 14th on NBC.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:26 AM
Travis Scott's video for "Piss On Your Grave" (feat. Kanye West) can be found on Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:25 AM
Circa Survive have posted a tour video for their 10th anniversary shows.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:23 AM
Hit the replies for The Mahones' new video for "Fuck You" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:19 AM
The Living End have been posting some photos from practice/recording with the caption "We're back."
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:17 AM
Travis Barker spoke with Noisey:
It was strange because I was close enough to all this crazy shit, having a gun to my head while almost getting carjacked, being in a house that got shot up two days before my friend was killed. I was always close to danger. I had to really check myself, “Are you doing the right thing? What do you want to do with your life?” Walking away from a house as all my friends are outside shooting at a moving car and thinking, “Holy shit! We just got shot at and could’ve been killed!” Those things were just a confirmation that I wanted to play music and get the fuck out of there.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:17 AM
Hits Daily Double is reporting that 5 Seconds Of Summer's Sounds Good Feels Good will be number one with 180,386 units sold. Carrie Underwood's Storyteller is second with 164,090.

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Blake Solomon on 10/30/15 - 08:56 AM
Canadian pop-punk band The Maddigans put out a video for a new song called "Start Again." It's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 10/30/15 - 08:54 AM
Phil Collins is coming out of retirement with plans of a new solo album and tour.

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Blake Solomon on 10/30/15 - 08:52 AM
Jump to the replies to stream Grimes' latest song, "Scream" featuring Aristophanes.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/30/15 - 06:35 AM
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Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 03:00 AM
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