Pearl Jam: Dark Matter review – the faithful will rejoice
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Pearl Jam: Dark Matter review – the faithful will rejoice with superproducer Andrew Watt working his magic, the Seattle grunge veterans sound on point and full of energy in their 35th anniversary year. Discussions about Pearl Jam’s 12th record should dwell on the extraordinary longevity of this grunge-era band, who arrive in their 35th year largely intact and on the right side of history – pro-environment, pro-voting. For their latest album they have turned to 33-year-old rock fan turned superproducer...

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Saturday, 18 May 2024
Bon Jovi break out the talkbox for new single Living Proof
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Bon Jovi have released another single from their upcoming album Forever, and it may remind fans of one of their earlier hits. Just like the 1986 classic Livin’ On A Prayer, the riff from Living Proof is powered by the talkbox, that peculiar effects-unit-cum-plastic-tube used to such great effect on songs like Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion and Peter Frampton’s Show Me The Way. Two tracks that both use the talkbox? Both with the word ‘Living’ in the title? This cannot be...

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Saturday, 18 May 2024
Bon Jovi’s joyous new single ‘Legendary’
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Bon Jovi has released “Legendary,” the first song from their newly announced album Forever. Forever will be Bon Jovi’s first new album in four years. Before they could record it, frontman Jon Bon Jovi had to overcome serious vocal issues that ultimately resulted in him having rare surgery. However, he tells UCR the forced break gave him time to re-evaluate his life. “You know, you don’t really take the time to remember to smell the flowers, if you will. So...

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Friday, 03 May 2024