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Dave Grohl Announces Foo Fighters’ Hiatus

Dave Grohl Announces Foo Fighters’ Hiatus

Last Saturday a free concert was held in Central Park to help stop poverty, called the Global Citizen Festival. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys, K’naan, and the Foo Fighters headlined the festival, and despite all the noise, Dave Grohl somehow managed to say a few words that really caught fans’ attention. According […]

Adele to Write Song for New James Bond Film

Adele to Write Song for New James Bond Film

The James Bond movies have quite a reputation when it comes to their theme songs. The franchise is notorious for using big name musical artists like Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, and Nancy Sinatra to perform the theme that plays in the opening credits of the famous spy series. And with the new James Bond film […]

Later… with Jools Holland Returns to TV

Later… with Jools Holland Returns to TV

Despite America’s plethora of late night talk shows, we don’t have anything quite like Later… with Jools Holland. Returning for its forty-first season, Later… is a show dedicated entirely to music. Hosted by Jools Holland, the show has been going strong since 1992. Despite focusing primarily on rock and indie music, Later… has featured everyone […]

Interpol Releasing Deluxe Reissue of Debut Album

Interpol Releasing Deluxe Reissue of Debut Album

Interpol came strong onto the scene with their 2002 debut album Turn on the Bright Lights and to celebrate that breakthrough, the band is releasing a deluxe version of the album on the 10 year anniversary of its release. The band has announced that on November 20, they will re-issue a completely remastered version of […]

Efterklang Puts Out New Album

Efterklang Puts Out New Album

Efterklang, the dreamy electronic post-rock trio from Denmark, is back with their new album, Piramida. The name of the album, Piramida, comes from the a distant polar ghost town in the arctic circle that the group decided to inhabit for the purpose of field recording, taking video and finding further inspiration for their new album. Casper […]

Coldplay Announces New Concert Film & Live Album

Coldplay Announces New Concert Film & Live Album

Coldplay recently announced that they will release a new live CD/DVD on November 20 simply titled Live 2012. Directed by Paul Dugdale, who also directed concert films for both Adele and the Prodigy, the concert film features footage from various stops on the group’s Mylo Xyloto world tour including a headlining performance at the Glastonbury […]

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

Throwback Thursday: Bryan Ferry

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re celebrating Bryan Ferry’s 67th birthday with a set of Roxy Music songs. I didn’t really become familiar with any of Bryan Ferry’s work, whether with Roxy Music or solo until I began working at WERS.  Fortunately for me, we play a lot of it.  Soon enough, I had listened […]

Inside Mumford & Sons: Babel to Air on WERS

Inside Mumford & Sons: Babel to Air on WERS

Have you heard the new Mumford and Sons record, Babel? It was just released yesterday through Glassnote Records and we can’t stop spinning it in our office! It’s been highly anticipated since their extremely successful Sigh No More and a string of sold-out tour dates. The band said the following about Babel: “We are more than excited […]

How to Destroy Angels to Release New EP

How to Destroy Angels to Release New EP

Trent Reznor just announced big news about his latest musical project, How to Destroy Angels, in a Facebook message to his fans. The band features Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Mandig and Academy Award winning collaborator Atticus Ross. This all-star ensemble just signed to Columbia with plans on releasing a new EP this November titled An Omen […]

Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris, revered folk singer-songwriter, and Mumford & Sons are teaming up this week for an episode of CMT Crossroads. The CMT show is famous for pairing various folk and country artists together for one superstar evening. Marcus Mumford has openly referred to Harris as a huge inspiration for their folk rock sound, and says, […]

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WERS News Wins 11 Associated Press Student Awards

Congratulations to WERS News on winning 11 AP awards this year

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