In what is surely the least necessary greatest hits compilation since the clearly oxymoronic The Essential Stabbing Westward (the only thing that should contain is a blank CD-R), San Diego's Switchfoot have released The Best Yet, a staggering 18 (!) tracks of what is purportedly the band's "best."D ... More >>
Huntington Beach punk popularizers the Offspring will release Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace on Columbia Records June 17. Produced by Bob Rock, it's their first studio full-length since 2003's Splinter.
Check out Rise and Fall's first single, “Hammerhead.”
The New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg ponders this crucial matter and concludes that Rubin, the Def Jam impresario/producer (Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash and 17,000 others) who's now employed by Columbia Records, just may be the mensch to prevent this Titanic from ... More >>