Papa Roach’s Next Album Will Feature Their First-Ever Acoustic Ballad

Papa Roach aren’t really known for soft songs, but their next album will feature their first-ever acoustic ballad, according to frontman Jacoby Shaddix. He had a video chat about the follow-up to 2019’s Who Do You Trust? with The Papa Roach singer’s latest update noted that the record is about three-quarters of the way finished. Everyone in their camp was tested for COVID-19, and they rented a house together, where no one left for the entire month that they spent there making the record. “It was music 24 hours a day… Read More

The 10 worst albums by 10 brilliant bands

Everybody has an off day, no matter how infallible they are. The problem for bands is that their off days can be preserved on album for the rest of eternity or until civilisation finally collapses, whichever comes first. Call us cruel, but we’ve assembled 10 bona fide turkeys that prove even metal’s greatest bands occasionally brainfart in public. Happy listening – and remember they all made much better records than these. Metallica – St Anger (2003)Yeah, Metallica’s collaboration with Lou Reed on Lulu was hard to swallow – but it was meant… Read More

Korn announce global streaming event Korn: Monumental

Korn have announced details of their online live event Korn: Monumental, which will stream globally on April 24. The concert will be broadcast from the set of Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience in Los Angeles, an immersive drive-in based on the Netflix show Stranger Things. It will include a mix of rare deep cuts and Korn classics as well as the live debut of many tracks from Korn’s most recent album The Nothing, which the band were unable to properly tour due to Covid. Korn frontman Jonathan Davis says: “We hope you… Read More

Music | 10 Best Punk Albums

Ramones, ‘Ramones’ (1976)You can argue that punk rock started in the late ’60s and early ’70s with bands like MC5 and the Stooges. You can even go back earlier to the Velvet Underground and the garage-rock scene of the mid-’60s. But punk rock as we know it today started right here with the Ramones’ first album, which set the basic template: two minutes, three chords and a sense that the future is bleak as hell. The Clash, ‘The Clash’ (1977)The Clash made better albums (see 1979’s ‘London Calling’) and more ambitious ones… Read More