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Battle of the Fans: Do We Need a New U2 Album?

Daniel Eriksson
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12.18.2013

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Lately we’ve been hearing rumors indicating that U2 is getting ready to release a new album next year. Bassist Adam Clayton has said that he’d like recording to be completed before the holidays. There are also whispers that the band will announce album number thirteen with an ad during the Super Bowl on February 2, with a supposed release sometime in April. Whether any of these rumors turn out to be true remains to be seen, but it does pose the question: Do we really need a new U2 album?
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Battle of the Fans: Chester Bennington or Scott Weiland

Daniel Eriksson
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10.02.2013

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One of the biggest surprises of the year so far was the announcement of Scott Weiland leaving Stone Temple Pilots, after being their front man since 1986 apart from their hiatus between 2003 and 2008. But even more surprising was the announcement of Weiland’s replacement - Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. Reactions from fans have been both positive and negative. So let’s take a look at what Bennington is able to bring to the table versus what was lost when Weiland was let go. Let the battle of the fans begin! Please leave us your comments below on whether STP should have stayed with Weiland, or if you think it’s good that they’re going in a new direction.
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Battle Of The Fans: Who Made The Best Debut Album?

Michael Leonard
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04.03.2013

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Obviously, this is no “ultimate” list and there are numerous other debuts that have shone very brightly. But here’s a list of 10 bands/artists who made a massive breakthrough with their first full-length recordings.
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Battle of the Fans: Gibson Flying V vs Gibson Explorer

Michael Leonard
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09.19.2012

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Gibson launched the Flying V and Explorer models simultaneously in 1958, as part of the company’s Modernist range. Fifty-four years on, the two guitars still dazzle. But in 1958, they were utterly revolutionary - guitars had never looked like this before.
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Battle of the Fans: Is the Jimi Hendrix Biopic a Good Idea?

Michael Leonard
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09.18.2012

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After decades of speculation, a Jimi Hendrix biopic will be released in 2013. The main filming for All is By My Side is almost done, with the movie team hoping for it to debut at Utah’s Sundance film festival in January 2013. But is a Jimi biopic a good idea? The proof, of course, will be in All is By My Side’s final cut, but here some pros and cons to consider.
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AC/DC - Bon Scott or Brian Johnson?

Michael Leonard
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09.07.2012

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AC/DC are nearing 40 years as a classic band. And while the riffs may remain the same, they are defined by two singers: Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. But who do you prefer?
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Should The Rolling Stones Tour – Yes or No?

Michael Leonard
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08.21.2012

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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood confirmed in July that he, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts had been rehearsing again with ’60s-’90s Stones bassist Bill Wyman. With 2012 marking 50 years since the Stones’ first gig, reports were all pointing to a new Stones tour – though Richards added 2013 is likely the earliest they could manage: “We’re just not ready,” he admitted. But now Bill Wyman has played the rumors down. So, should the Rolling Stones tour yet again?
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What is Battle of the Fans?

08.10.2012

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Are you tired of hearing from guitar “experts” that Jimmy Page is better than Joe Satriani? That humbuckers are better than P-90s? That the SG could never, ever hope to match the legacy of the Les Paul? Well, it’s about time that you had your say.
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