Alternative Rock

  • Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds snatches up new mansion in Los Angeles

    Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Tyler Robinson FoundationDan Reynolds, frontman of Imagine Dragons, has a new place to call home. Dirt reports the "Enemy" singer snatched up a mansion in Los Feliz, a hillside neighborhood of LA, for $5.8 million. This becomes his third home in the LA area, joining his $11 million beach house in Malibu, as well as a house in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Reynolds recently separated from his wife of 11 years, Aja Volkman, which may be why the singer has expanded his real estate portfolio.   Taking a peek at Reynolds' new digs, the outlet reports the house was first built in the 1950s and has been heavily renovated in the years since. The abode offers five bathrooms, four bedrooms and over 6,000 feet of living space. In addition, it offers a designer kitchen with marble trim and top-of-the-line appliances. Other prime perks include a balcony off the main suite, a screening room, a steam shower, a saltwater pool, a temperature-controlled wine room, a separate guest house and a breathtaking view of the city. The listing also hints that Reynolds can walk outside and enjoy the shade of some palm trees as he grabs a snack off one of the fruit trees planted on the property.  The house was originally listed for $8 million when it went up for sale in January. If you want to see more of the home, a video tour was shared to YouTube in December. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • NOFX announces new album ahead of planned split after 2023

    Fat Wreck Chords(Note Language) NOFX is heading into the sunset with at least one more album. The long-running punk outfit has announced a new record titled Double Album, due out December 2. You can listen to the first single, "Darby Crashing Your Party," now via digital outlets. The Double Album news follows frontman Michael "Fat Mike" Burkett's statement that 2023 will be NOFX's "last year." "We will be announcing our final shows soon," Mike wrote in an Instagram comment in August. "It's been an amazing run." Here's the Double Album track list: "Darby Crashing Your Party" "My Favorite Enemy" "Don't Count on Me" "Johanna Constant Teen" "Punk Rock Cliché" "F*** Day Six" "Is It Too Soon if Time Is Relative?" "Alcopollack" "Three Against Me" "Gone with the Heroined" Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Neil Young seemingly criticizes Beck's "Old Man" cover with "This Note's for You" reference

    Fonograf RecordsNeil Young ain't singing for Pepsi or Coke, and he apparently isn't thrilled about Beck singing for the NFL. Over the weekend, the "Loser" artist released a cover of Young's song "Old Man" for an ad promoting NBC's upcoming Sunday Night Football match-up between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. On Monday, the cover was released as a digital single. Seemingly in response, Young posted a throwback photo on his Instagram page Monday of him holding up a bottle labeled "Sponsored by nobody." That same label appears on a beer can in Young's video for his 1988 song "This Note's for You," which famously criticized the commercialization of music and artists taking corporate sponsorships. Beck has not publicly responded to Young. As for how Beck was able to release the "Old Man" cover seemingly without Young's approval, it may be because the "Heart of Gold" rocker sold 50% of his song catalog to the company Hipgnosis Songs in 2021. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • "Honorary Gorilla" Stevie Nicks to appear in video for Gorillaz collaboration

    ParlophoneGorillaz's upcoming album, Cracker Island, features a collaboration with Stevie Nicks, who had only one "demand" for taking part in the song. Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Nicks shares that she requested to be in the video for the track, which is called "Oil." "That's how I know about the Gorillaz, is because of all their crazy cartoon videos," Nicks says. "I'm going, 'I want to be in the 'Oil' video. I want to be a Gorilla, and I want to have big, false eyelashes, and I want to have blond hair, right?'" "I said, 'This is my one demand that I will make,'" the "Landslide" singer continues. "And so, they're doing it as we speak." Nicks adds that she's "so proud" of the collaboration, which she describes as "somewhere between love and war." "I was an honorary Heartbreaker, I was an honorary Foo Fighter," she says. "And now, I'm an honorary Gorilla. I'm so happy." Cracker Island will be released February 24, 2023. It also features collaborations with artists including Beck, Tame Impala and Thundercat. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett calls out social media conspiracies over Taylor Hawkins' death: "It's all wrong"

    Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesFoo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has opened up regarding the response to drummer Taylor Hawkins' death. In an interview with The Plug podcast, Shiflett takes aim at "yahoo[s] on Twitter" spreading conspiracy theories about Hawkins and how he died. "Especially right after [Hawkins] died, all these Twitter private investigators, they absolutely know what happened, and are sure of it, and it's all wrong," Shiflett says. "That's been really strange to watch." "I understand people's fascination with it, Taylor was this big character and he meant a lot to millions of people all over the world," the guitarist continues. "But it's, like, so much of what I've seen out there is so completely wrong." In addition to conspiracy theories on social media, Shiflett calls Rolling Stone's article about Hawkins' death "complete nonsense, for the most part." The article, titled "Inside Taylor Hawkins' Final Days as a Foo Fighter," features quotes from artists -- including Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith -- claiming that Hawkins had expressed concern with the amount of touring he had to do with Foo Fighters leading up to his death. Both Cameron and Smith distanced themselves from the article and apologized for taking part. In speaking about the reaction to Hawkins death, Shiflett seemingly suggests that another Foo Fighters album could be possible. When asked if he's found in recent press interviews that people have been "awkwardly not asking" about the subject, Shiflett replies, "It probably will be when we ever get around to putting out another Foo Fighter record and go back into the promo boogie woogie." Shiflett recently released two singles with his solo country project. He'll join Foo Fighters for the second of their two tribute concerts to Hawkins Tuesday in Los Angeles. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.