Garth Brooks Calls Off Retirement, Album And Tour Announcement Coming Soon

Whether you consider yourself a fan of rock, pop, or even hip-hop, I am willing to wager $20 that you know at least the chorus to one of Garth Brooks’ many hits. He’s a rare breed of music icon that transcends genre, race, and religion to bring people together with simple stories and tales of drinking that carry messages with universal appeal. When he announced his retirement in 2001, hearts around the world broke. Today, those hearts have a new reason to hope for a bright future.

Billboard is reporting that Garth Brooks has called off his retirement and will …


Usher Returns With “Good Kisser”

There was never really a time in the last decade when Usher was completely out of the public eye, but in recent years his output has certainly been slowing. Today that changes, or so we hope, with the release of “Good Kisser,” a soul influenced power ballad that aims to bring passion back to top 40 music.

Built around a simple–yet infectious–bass line that refuses to let up, “Good Kisser” originally found its way online late last night. It’s hard to liken the sound of the material to anything else at radio today, but there is a little Prince and …


O-Town Announce Reunion (Without Ashley Parker Angel), Plan UK Performance

Following a ten year hiatus, 4/5 of the boy band known as O-Town have decided to reunite and attempt a comeback. As the band said in their initial announcement, “This isn’t just a reunion for us. It’s a new beginning.”

Teased at the beginning of April and confirmed in various stories over the last couple weeks, the return of O-Town is one I am not sure anyone anticipated. The group was originally created as part of the ABC television series Making The Band in 2000, which helped launched a brief-yet-popular career that included two full length releases and numerous singles. …


A Thorn For Every Heart Join Growing List Of ‘Scene’ Bands From Mid-Late 2000s Reuniting This Year

It’s the dawn of a new week, so naturally there is a reunion tidbit making its way around the blogosphere that a small portion of the alternative music audience is ecstatic about while those born closer to the Y2K scare scratch their heads with indifference.

A Thorn For Every Heart originally went their separate ways in 2007, but began the fact they were ‘considering’ a reunion in the fall of 2013. Today they announced their first show back will take place at the Get Busy Living Festival June 7th at the Granada Theatre in Ontario, California. Fifteen bands will be …


Ma$e Begins His Comeback With “Why Can’t We”

A decade has passed since Ma$e last attempted a comeback, but in 2014 he will make another run for the top of the hip-hop echelon when his fourth album, Now We Even, arrives in stores. The first single, “Why Can’t We,” found its way online in the last day and it can now be streamed in full right here on UTG.

Featuring up and coming crooner HER, “Why Can’t We” is a somewhat slow jam about the desire to return to the days when a relationship now on the rocks felt new and easy. Ma$e remembers how he and …


The Sound Of Animals Fighting Announce First Tour In Seven Years

Holy shit, folks. The rumors were true.

After posting a number of brief teasers online, The Sound Of Animals Fighting have announced plans to embark on their first tour in seven years. The ten-day outing will take place between March 20 and 29, 2014. You can find the full routing, as well as the support for each city, at the end of this post.

Tickets for every date of this tour go on sale Friday, November 15 through the band’s official website. Comment below and let us know if you plan to attend.

As far as we know, The …

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COME MY LADY: Crazy Town Are Back?!

Hey guys and gals, I think we have finally figured out what that empty hole residing in each of our hearts has been missing – Crazy Town.

Formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer, Crazy Town had a run of singles in the early 2000s, but the track everyone still shutters when they hear is unquestionably their smash “Butterfly.” Between 2000 and 2001 “Butterfly” was single-handedly responsible for causing more poor decisions while drinking, not to mention (and sometimes including) teen pregnancies, than any other song released in that time. Okay, maybe that isn’t a “real fact,” but …

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Will Smith Considering Making New Music; Developing Ideas With Kanye West

When images of Will Smith and Kanye West in South America together surfaced online earlier this year, fans on both sides of the fence began foaming at the mouth when considering the possibilities of what would happen should these two entertainment heavyweights join forces. At the time, we figured it was all speculation brought on by our seemingly endless desire to know everything Kanye West is planning, but now it seems there may indeed be more to the story.

Recently while doing press for his upcoming film, After Earth, Will Smith admitted he has indeed been considering a return …


Atreyu Tease Ending Hiatus; Consider Recording With “None Of That Major Label BS”

Remember Atreyu? A decade ago they were the next great heavy hope of Victory Records and their album The Curse was in production, but just over two years ago the group announced they would be taking “a long break” with the promise of not breaking up. The members quickly embarked on various solo projects and new groups, none of which have found success comparable to Atreyu, and now it seems the men from Orange County may be together once again.

On Saturday, May 11, a status update was posted to the official Atreyu account that reads “REPOST- …

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ALBUM STREAM: Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll

The time is now. Fall Out Boy have put up their comeback record Save Rock and Roll online to stream, and we have it for you right here. We are so excited to share this with you, and it has been our pleasure covering this record since we caught wind of Fall Out Boy’s reunion. Now we can sit back, hit play, and enjoy what is easily one of 2013′s most anticipated records.

You can stream the record after the break, but please, let us know what you think of the new record in the comments section. We would love …

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The Postal Service Stream “Turn Around”

Back in January, the internet essentially exploded for an afternoon when word broke long-hibernating indie pop act The Postal Service would make a return in 2013. This was followed with a second bit of hysteria when the small batch of dates they announced became a full blown tour, and again later when a new song entitled “A Tattered Line Of String” surfaced. Now the band has officially let all their cats out of the bag, except one.

Earlier today, Seattle based radio station 1077 The End had the fortunate opportunity to host the world premiere of another new Postal Service …


SERIOUSLY: Metro Station Seek $50,000 To Relaunch Band

Do you remember Metro Station? You may think you don’t, but it’s far more likely you did your best to block all memory of their simplistic and repetitive hit “Shake It,” which eventually worked and more than likely erased the very notion that they were even a band. But make no mistake, the plague on pop music that was Metro Station did indeed exist, and if there are a few thousand suckers out there (and we all know there are), they may soon return to the music scene.

Recently, the remaining members of Metro Station (IE Musso and some new …