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Rolling Stones Announce 50th Anniversary Shows

The Rolling Stones announced on Monday that they’ll be playing a few shows for their 50th anniversary, titling the tour 50 & Counting…The Rolling Stones Live. This is the first time that the full band has played together since a three night stand at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. They will return to the O2 […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week.  BENJAMIN GIBBARD: FORMER LIVES Death Cab For Cutie singer, Benjamin Gibbard has released his first solo album under his own name. In 1999 he […]

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor Working on Beats By Dre

Trent Reznor has proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking musicians of the past two decades. Both musically and technologically, Reznor has always put himself on the cutting edge and now, with the help of Dr. Dre and Interscope Records, he is looking to continue this trend. In addition releasing his new […]

Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

The WERS Artist Of The Week is The Wallflowers! The Jakob Dylan-led rock group just released their sixth studio record, Glad All Over. The Wallflowers first formed in 1989 and got started by playing club shows in Los Angeles. In 1992 they released their self-titled debut record on Virgin Records.  That first record was a […]

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys Set to Record New Album

The Black Keys, now one of the biggest bands in the world, have stated that they are set to work on the highly anticipated follow-up to El Camino next year. After doing a full scale arena tour of America earlier this year, which included headlining sets at Coachella and two nights at Madison Square Garden, […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

The National Playing in Support of President Obama

Indie rock band The National early this October decided to get out and do their part in supporting their candidate for this upcoming presidential election. The National have always been in support of President Obama and one month ago they opened up for the president at an Obama rally in Iowa. With the election closing […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Frigid Friday! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it since this morning was arguably near freezing. Wherefore art thou summer? But nothing warms you up quite like your weekly fix of music history, am I right? Of course I am. In honor of this being the month of ghosts and ghouls it seems to be quite […]

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix Experience

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, which was founded 46 years ago tomorrow. Few bands have been as influential as The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Formed in London (officially on October 12, 1966), bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell were originally conceived as Hendrix’s backing band.  The […]

Mumford & Sons’ Babel Named Highest Selling Debut of 2012

Mumford & Sons’ Babel Named Highest Selling Debut of 2012

Last week Mumford & Sons’ new album Babel debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 600,000 copies sold, making it the biggest debut of the year. This marks the first #1 album for the folk-rock band and their record label, Glassnote Records, as well as the second highest sales week for any independent […]

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