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UTG INTERVIEW: Band Of Skulls Talk ‘Himalayan’ @ SXSW

Longing — the battle to define rock n’ roll is best described through this word. It’s not tangible, it’s not something that can be put into a group of words and written down on a piece of paper. It’s something you feel, something you hear, something you experience. You know rock n’ roll when it happens…and you embrace it. You fantasize over it, you relish the idea of holding it in your hands, of possessing it. But rock n’ roll is not a possession, not a material item — it’s something thrown into the universe to be shared with all …


REVIEW: Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery

Artist: Wilson
Album: Full Blast Fuckery
Genre: Heavy Rock and Roll
Record Label: Easy Killer Records

Full Blast Fuckery. The record title of Wilson’s debut full-length sums up this 10-song exploitation of pure rock and roll. Born and bred somewhere in the bearded middle ground between Every Time I Die and Guns N’ Roses, Wilson is due to blow any guitar loving, beer drinking, riot starting rock and roll addicts’ mind.…


STREAM: Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Original Demo)

If you’ve been on the internet today, you know very well that Fall Out Boy is back. With official confirmation from the band, Fall Out Boy has announced a slew of great news, including a new song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”  This new song has a lot more synths than previous works, but it definitely has that same Fall Out Boy charm.

But guess what? This song isn’t exactly new. Today we have for you the original demo of the song, and it’s A LOT different than the version that was just …


EXCLUSIVE: Solid Gold Cadillac – “What Do You Need”

What better way to celebrate kickoff Saturday night than by discovering one of rock’s next big acts?

UTG could not be more honored and excited to be presenting you with the exclusive premiere of Solid Gold Cadillac’s new song, “What Do You Need.” Hailing from Michigan, this four piece offer a fresh take on dirty Southern rock and roll, with plenty of alternative twists to keep listeners hitting repeat for days on end. Their debut, self-titled EP hits digital retailers this Tuesday, and this stream is the only preview you’re going to find anywhere in the world. You can experience …

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Real Talk With Pop Evil’s Chachi Riot: “Piracy”

Keeping with our ongoing efforts to further expand into as many areas of music as possible, UTG is hoping to engage in real discussions with mainstream rock fans in our latest column, Real Talk. Hosted through weekly video blogs by Pop Evil drummer Chachi Riot, Real Talk is a recurring feature about the state of rock and roll today as expressed by someone living the industry life 24/7. Each week, Chachi and UTG will present a new topic of debate, and we’re hoping our readers will chime in with their thoughts. You can view the second entry below:

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UTG PREMIERE: Stream And Download Yellabird’s “Mountainosaurus” EP

Though they have yet to reach their one year anniversary as band, Boston’s Yellabird have already begun making waves in the New England music community. Comprised of Martin Stubbs (guitar/vocals) and Felipe Gaviria (drums/backing vocals), Yellabird are a two man rock ‘n’ roll onslaught that demand listener’s attention and we could not be more excited to present you with exclusive access to their debut EP, Mountainosaurus. You can stream and download the EP (for free) after the jump.

Boston has long ben a hive for new talent, and bands like Yellabird prove that legacy is still alive and well. …

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Axl Rose DECLINES Induction To Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Issues Statement

Never one to make things easy, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has released an open later to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, stating that he declines his induction as a member.

Yes, you read that right. Axl Rose does not want to be honored for his efforts in Guns N’ Roses by the Rock HOF. To make sense of this, look below to read his letter:

To: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N’ Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern,

When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced …



Another trailer for the upcoming film Rock Of Ages has arrived online.

If you loe the 80s, Tom Cruise, and/or pleather, chances are you are already well aware of Rock Of Ages. If not, here’s a rundown of the plot:

Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

Those challenges, or at least some of them, appear to be the wild nightlife of the 80s glam rock scene. Click past the …


Kiss Planning Custom “Angry Birds” Game

This should not have come as a surprise, but it did. Kiss, the band whose logo and iconic faces have graced everything from pinball machines to condoms, are currently in talks to develop their own version of the hit mobile application Angry Birds.

Yes, you read that right. Kiss want to become Angry Birds.

NME brings us the story, which once again should not be a surprise given the amount of shameless branding the legendary band is known for, revealing frontman Gene Simmons spilled the beans in a recent interview with Industry Gamers. When discussing the …


REVIEW: Nickelback – Here And Now

Album: Here And Now
Band: Nickelback
Genre: Rock and Roll
Label: Roadrunner

Somewhat bewilderingly, over the last handful of years Nickelback has become the most hated band in existence. How exactly this came to be, no one really knows (but if you ask most people, you’d likely hear the answer “because they suck!”). How so many people vehemently despise such a band and yet the band continues to sell an astronomically high number of records. Perhaps we’ll just chalk this one up to “most polarizing band to ever exist” or something. At any rate, the band just released their seventh …


Don’t Worry Kids, Lil Wayne Is Working On “Rebirth 2″

Everyone remembers when Lil Wayne decided to release a rock and roll album, right? It was February of 2010 and we all laughed as tweets came in from unsuspecting Weezy fans who were confused why anyone would release such a piece of crap, remember?

Well, even if you don’t, just know that another round of “rock” is coming your way sooner than later. According to YMCMB member Mack Maine, Weezy is currently working on Rebirth 2, as well as a sequel to his highly regarded I Am Not A Human Being EP.

So, the question remains: Will …

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Christwire blames Asking Alexandria for London riots

Christwire is at it again. This time, the satirical website has posted about an English rock and roll outfit very near and dear to our hearts, Asking Alexandria. They originally posted that they were involved with the London riots. Possibly even being the source of the chaos ravaging the streets of our fish and chip eating friends.

Now, the foe Christian site has “reported” that the “lead singer” is a vampire. Click through to read what Christwire has to say.…