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Metallica marked the 35th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Master of Puppets by playing its opening track, “Battery,” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night. Introducing the performance, Colbert noted that the LP “had such an impact that it was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress.” You can […]

Peter Frampton has released his version of “Avalon,” the classic song originally released by Roxy Music in 1982. Frampton and his band stay true to the original arrangement in their rendition, layering lush synth sounds, drums and bass. The cover is entirely instrumental, with Frampton using his distinctive guitar sound in lieu of vocals. “The original is […]

Dee Snider belts the ballad “Love Hurts” in a new video preview of the Broadway show Rock Me Amadeus. “While I have always pushed myself to be better, working with Rock Me Amadeus Live is one of the greatest challenges of my life,” the Twisted Sister leader tells UCR. “Standing shoulder to shoulder with vocalists and musicians of […]

Previously unseen 8 mm film footage of Led Zeppelin playing in New Zealand has been revealed after it sat forgotten for nearly 50 years. Five minutes of the show, which have been synced to music by another archivist, can be seen below. Photographer Lloyd Godman was 20 years old when he shot some of the band’s performance […]

by: Chris Stack Feb 26, 2021 After initially releasing the “Rain Drops” instrumental in June of 2020, on March 12, Israeli producer ANTDUAN will debut a vocal version of the single featuring Romanian vocalist Alexandra Badoi, along with an accompanying visual. The upcoming single can be pre-saved here. ANTDUAN told Dancing Astronaut of the release, […]

Mick Fleetwood has released a live version of “Rattlesnake Shake” featuring Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The blues-rock track – originally released on Fleetwood Mac’s 1969 album, Then Play On – gets a fittingly raucous rendition, with Tyler delivering vocals and harmonica, while Gibbons wails away on lead guitar. You can watch the new […]

by: Sami Weisband Feb 25, 2021 KAYTRANADA and Madlib are the foci of Driven by Sound, a new two-part documentary series spearheaded by Pitchfork that will offer viewers a chance to delve deep into the minds of the producers. Driven by Sound will specifically span in-depth conversations about their relationship to vinyl records and the […]

by: Austria Masim Feb 25, 2021 In continued commemoration of Black History Month and some of dance music’s most influential Black artists, Dancing Astronaut treks back in time to pay homage to one of the founding fathers of house music, the late Frankie Knuckles, and his legendary 2013 Boiler Room performance in his hometown of […]

by: Rachel Narozniak Feb 24, 2021 There’s no sitting on the sidelines for SG Lewis‘ times rollout, which—now in its post-drop phase—has proven so robust as to warrant its classification as “The Big Dance” of its own kind. As the times disco ball continues to turn, much of listeners’ anticipation to return to the dance […]

A new documentary will chronicle the life and career of singer Tina Turner. The film, simply titled TINA, is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 27. “I’m a girl from a cotton field that pulled myself above the destruction and the mistakes,” Turner explains in the new trailer for the documentary. […]