by (@BHSmithNYC)

Veteran Swedish Rockers Europe Return With Exclusive Premiere Of 2 New Songs

Long-running Swedish hard rockers Europe continue their momentous return with their latest album War of Kings.  In celebration they have posted an exclusive online premiere of two new tracks from the album; “Days of Rock N’ Roll” and “Nothin’ To Ya.” For fans accostumed to the Rainbow-gone-glam top 10 hits “The Final Countdown” and “Carrie,” just how heavy these songs are might come as a surprise, but according to singer Joey Tempest, “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath.” Read more…

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Celebrate The Super Bowl With Hard Rock’s Top 10 Jock Jams!

The Super Bowl hits today with a giant wallop of testosterone, from the on-field battling to the at-home screaming to the face-painting to the cheap beer and nachos. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from piling on even more masculine energy with this list of the greatest rock and metal stadium anthems. Whether you’re rooting for Seattle or Denver to triumph in the end, or you just don’t care at all, there’s at least one song on this list that you’ve cared about at some point in your life. And while these songs have been played at stadiums of all sports ad nauseam and can now be considered quite Velveeta-cheesy, they’re still some of the most motivating, inspiring and adrenaline-rushing songs we’ve ever known. From AC/DC to Queen to The White Stripes, they’ve all hit us hard with melodies and messages of hope, belief and victory. So to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII, here’s a list of the 10 Greatest Rock & Metal Jock Jams of all time – songs that are the musical equivalent of a kick in the pants. Hope you’re wearing your cup. Read more…

by (@SamSpokenWord)

Friday Face-Off: Superstition Edition!

Don’t walk under that ladder! Is that a black cat behind you?

Don’t even think about letting that mirror crack…

Sorry, we get a bit superstitious on days like today. Ya know, Friday the 13th kind of days. But we aren’t the only people sporting healthy doses of paranoia, oh no no. Europe and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble have got the same idea. Today is the day of SUPERSTITION! Step on a crack and you might just break your mother’s back. That is how the saying goes, yes? So avoid the cracks and hit these videos. Watch now and decide whether Europe’sSuperstitious” or Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s cover of “Superstition” does the notion of irrational fears better. Now skidaddle!

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