August 1, 2012 - The Cult frontman Ian Astbury doesn't like to hear that a journalist's favorite songs on his band's latest album, "Choice of Weapon," are the two "obvious choices" -- "The Wolf" and "For the Animals."
July 9, 2012 - Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart and the rest of his bandmates are spending the summer on the road as they pen the music for an "Animal House" musical and prep a new album. So how much more fun will it get on the "Last Summer on Earth" tour with Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Cracker?
June 29, 2012 - Songstress Sarah McLachlan hit the road last weekend for what she is hoping will be a powerful symphonic showcase of her catalog. That brief, nine-stop tour already played several venues in her native Canada before crossing the border into Vermont and moving into the U.S. leg.
June 27, 2012 - Two-Tone ska legends The English Beat are readying a box set, "The Complete Beat," and a new compilation, "Keep the Beat: The Very Beat of the English Beat," both of which will be available on July 10.
June 4, 2012 - SoundSpike met with the Pan-Asian female fivesome Blush to discuss their current pop music takeover of America. With two top 3 Billboard Dance chart tracks "Dance On" (#1) and "Undivided (#3) already under their belt and their newly released "The Undivided EP," the girls are on a fast track to international superstardom.
May 24, 2012 - Formed in 1992, the alternative rock band Brad began as a side project for Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard. But throughout the last 20 years, Brad has evolved into something special for Gossard and his, bandmates vocalist/pianist Shawn Smith (Pigeonhead and Satchel), drummer Regan Hagar (Satchel) and bass player Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple and David Sylvain).