About two weeks ago, I went with some friends to see Muse perform at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. While they put on a pretty entertaining performance, the show was, in my opinion, stolen by the opening act, Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara. With fierce, driving riffs from guitarist Siouxsie Medley, thumping bass lines courtesy of Chris Null, Sean Friday’s thunderous drums, the band had the audience throwing their hands in the air and cheering wildly. Singer Emily Armstrong’s voice blasted the crowd, soaring high at points while other times taking on a raspy, ferocious, vicious snarl, ultimately ending up as a highlight to the performance.
Tonight is the band’s last show with Muse at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort.
Below you can find our exclusive one-on-one interview with Emily where we talk the tour with Muse, life on the road, and the future plans of the band. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode have released new details for their upcoming 13th studio album, which is now officially entitled Delta Machine. The album, which was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood, will be released Mar. 26th via Columbia Records and the first single, “Heaven”, will debut on VEVO next Friday.
Martin Gore said of the release, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”
Dave Gahan added, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”
Below is the album cover art as well as the track list for several versions that will be released. READ MORE