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Top 10 Most Anticipated Rock Albums Of 2016

Co-written and edited by Brett Buchanan

As we kick off 2016, the year should be an eventful one in the year of alternative rock. Check out 10 of the most anticipated albums for the year below!


Wolfmother are set to release their new album Victorious in February. The band has already released two raucous tracks from the album, “Victorious” and “City Lights“.

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey will release her first album since 2011’s Let England Shake this spring. The album documents a “unique artistic journey which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C,” according to a press release. She has already performed new tracks live, including “Chain of Keys” and “The Ministry of Social Affairs.”

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In October, Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood said that the band has recorded “lots” of material for a new album and are currently sifting through the material to find the best tracks.  It will be the band’s first release since 2011.


Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains were already beginning work on their new album this past summer, so a 2016 release has to be expected.

Bassist Mike Inez told Rock 103 (as transcribed by Alternative Nation) in August:

“We’ve been throwing around riffs for a new record, we’re taking it nice and slow, and we just wanted to get out of the house this summer, and just play. It’s funny, we’re still like brothers to this day.


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers have completed the majority of their new album and in December were only waiting for Anthony Keidis to track vocals.  Flea has called the new material “emotional” and the first single is set to be released in early February.



In November Chino Moreno announced in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that the Deftones have finished recording their new album and were in the mixing process with an early 2016 release.  Moreno also mentioned that the album has 16 tracks and will feature an appearance from Jerry Cantrell.



In August Chris Cornell told Rolling Stone that Soundgarden is working on a new album. Kim Thayil said earlier in the year that the band is aiming for a 2016 release.  No additional details have been confirmed.


Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan has been hyping up the followup to 2014’s Monuments to an Elegy since before that album came out, originally titling the followup Day for Night and saying it’d be released in 2015. Corgan then dropped the titled and reworked the album over the summer, but there has been no update from Corgan since. Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin recently revealed that he will be getting together with Corgan early this year, so there may be news coming soon.


Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor made a big announcement on Twitter on December 18th: “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.”

Reznor told Rolling Stone in July that he was in the early stages of working on new Nine Inch Nails music.

“Yeah, I’ve been messing around with some things. And I went through a period of “tour, tour, tour.” Things right after another, with scores and what I’ve been doing whilst working on Apple music here is what I call “laboratory time,” more experiments without any definite agenda. It’s not for a thing, it’s not a record I’m trying to finish in a month. It’s more just feeling around in the dark and seeing what sounds interesting. It’s nice to do that every few years to try and reinvent and discover and try to learn about yourself and what feels exciting to you as an artist.”

He also discussed rock bands no longer selling albums, “As an artist, there’s the difficult transition from realizing that where you used to sell an item that you got X amount for – those days are over. And the toothpaste is not going to go back in the tube. And people aren’t going to suddenly want to buy CDs again and feel good about overpaying for them. That’s a fact. Most of my peers have swallowed the bitter pill that I have swallowed, which is that you don’t make a lot of money selling music these days. It’s just the way it is. I don’t think that’s the way it should be, but that is the way it is. So I’m excited to accept that.”



The elusive Tool have been somewhat quietly working on a new album over the past year.  They debuted a snippet of a new song entitled “Descending” at a Halloween show in Tempe, Arizona which Adam Jones later told Rolling Stone was a preview of a new track.  So we are all holding out hope that 2016 is the year that we finally get a new Tool album since 2006’s 10,000 Days.

Top 95 Rock Songs Of 1995

As we close 2015, it was quite depressing putting together the ‘Top 10 Rock Songs Of 2015’ list. There just wasn’t a lot this year to get too excited about. But when it comes to 1995, it was easy to put together a Top 95 Rock Songs of 1995 list. Check out some of the greatest rock songs of 1995, in mostly random order (barring some of the top choices). Thanks to Alternative Nation reporter Greg Prato for contributing songs to this list.


95. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Tearjerker”

94. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Jellybelly”


93. Alice In Chains – “Over Now”

92. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Fuck You (An Ode To No One)

91. Mad Season – “Lifeless Dead”

90. Foo Fighters – “Floaty”

89. Filter – “Dose”

88. Sleater-Kinney – “Sold Out”

87. No Doubt – “Spiderwebs”

86. The Rentals – “Friends of P”

85. Silverchair – “Israel’s Son”

84. Radiohead – “My Iron Lung”


83. Radiohead – “High and Dry”

82. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Porcelina of the Vast Oceans”

81. Alice In Chains – “Sludge Factory”

80. Mad Season – “I’m Above”

79. The Verve – “History”

78. Supersuckers – “Bad, Bad, Bad”

77. No Doubt – “Sunday Morning”

76. 311 – “Don’t Stay Home”

75. Primus – “Southbound Pachyderm”

74. Kyuss – “One Inch Man”

73. Morrissey – “The Boy Racer”

72. Mad Season – “Long Gone Day”

71. The Verve – “This Is Music”


70. Truly – “Blue Flame Ford”

69. Soul Asylum – “Misery”

68. Everclear – “Santa Monica”

67. The Magnificent Bastards – “Mockingbird Girl”

66. Wilco – “Box Full of Letters”

65. Mudhoney – “1995”

64. Collective Soul – “The World I Know”

63. Collective Soul – “Smashing Young Man”

62. Sonic Youth – “The Diamond Sea”

61. Slash’s Snakepit – “Beggars & Hangers-On”

60. Local H – “Cynic”

59. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Warped”

58. Ben Folds Five – “Underground”

57. Ben Folds Five – “Jackson Cannery”

56. Ben Folds Five – “Where’s Summer B?”

55. Morphine – “Honey White”

54. Morphine – “Super Sex”

53. Faith No More – “Digging the Grave”

52. Mr. Bungle – “Chemical Marriage”

51. Faith No More – “Ricochet”

50. Mr. Bungle – “Carry Stress in the Jaw”

49. Faith No More – “Evidence”

48. Mr. Bungle – “Desert Search for Techno Allah”


47. David Bowie – “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”

46. Meat Puppets – “Scum”

45. Morrissey – “Dagenham Dave”

44. Kyuss – “Hurricane”

43. Faith No More – “Cuckoo for Caca”

42. Meat Puppets – “Taste of the Sun”

41. Meat Puppets – “For Free”

40. Primus – “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”

39. 311 – “Down”

38. Primus – “Professor Nutbutter’s House of Treats”

37. Collective Soul – “December”

36. PJ Harvey – “Down by the Water”

35. Spacehog – “In the Meantime”

34. Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”

33. No Doubt – “Don’t Speak”

32. Radiohead – “Fake Plastic Trees”

31. Bender – “Headless Soldier”

30. Blind Melon – “2 X 4”

29. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Thirty-Three”

28. No Doubt – “Just a Girl”

27. Foo Fighters – “Exhausted”

26. Neil Young & Pearl Jam – “Peace & Love”

25. Mad Season – “I Don’t Know Anything”

24. Blind Melon – “Galaxie”

23. Radiohead – “Just”

22. Oasis – “Don’t Look Back In Anger”

21. Green Day – “Brain Stew”

20. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Zero”

19. Foo Fighters – “This Is A Call”

18. Silverchair – “Tomorrow”

17. Bender – “Rope”

16. Blind Melon – “Toes Across The Floor”

15. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Muzzle”

14. Mad Season – “Wake Up”

13. Oasis – “Wonderwall”

12. Alice In Chains – “Grind”

11. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Aeroplane”

10. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”

9. Filter – “Hey Man, Nice Shot”

8. Alice In Chains – “Again”

7. Foo Fighters – “I’ll Stick Around”

6. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “My Friends”

5. Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”

4. The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”

3. Alice In Chains – “Heaven Beside You”

2. Mad Season – “River of Deceit”

1. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight”

Radiohead To Begin Work On New Album This Month

Following an 18-month hiatus, Radiohead is returning to the studio in the coming weeks to record their upcoming ninth studio album. In a new interview published this week in NME, drummer Philip Selway revealed that the band’s return to the studio is imminent, adding: “We’ve decided that now feels right to start making music and we’ve got the first week booked in together so we’ll see how it goes.”

Selway also noted that he’s not sure what the new record will sound like. “I have absolutely no idea,” the drummer stated. “And that’s what keeps us all there until the end.”

In a different interview, with BBC‘s Mary Anne Hobbes, Selway said that Radiohead has “got [their] best record still to come” and that the hiatus, which was filled with the band members’ solo projects, will enhance their creativity. In July, guitarist Jonny Greenwood revealed that he had been sending song ideas to Thom Yorke.

Although Radiohead is returning to the studio this month, it’s currently unclear when fans should expect the release of their next album. In the meantime, check out “Coming Up For Air” below, the lead single from Philip Selway’s solo album Weatherhouse.

XL Recordings To Release 25th Anniversary Box Set Featuring Radiohead, The White Stripes, & More

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, XL Recordings of the Beggars Group is releasing a compilation box set entitled Pay Close Attention on August 25. The anniversary collection will be available in 4-LP/DVD and 2-CD formats and will feature songs from The White Stripes, Radiohead, and more in its massive 33 audio track, 10 video track collection.

According to XL’s website for the box set, the first part of the compilation aims to celebrate underground music while part 2 examines the XL artists that have reached critical and commercial success. Their website also chronicles the histories of XL artists in timelines and features exclusive content such as mini-docs about Vampire Weekend and Odd Future. Below, view the tracklist for Pay Close Attention:

Part 1
01. SL2 – DJs Take Control
02. The Prodigy – Out Of Space
03. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)
04. Liquid – Sweet Harmony
05. Jonny L – Piper
06. Roy Davis Jr. Feat. Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
07. Dem 2 – Destiny
08. Nu-Birth – Anytime
09. Basement Jaxx – Jump N’ Shout
10. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
11. Wiley – Igloo
12. Various Production – Hater
13. Giggs – Talkin The Hardest
14. SBTRKT – Wildfire (ft. Little Dragon)
15. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving

Part 2
01. Prodigy – Firestarter
02. Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away
03. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
04. Devendra Banhart – I Feel Just Like A Child
05. Badly Drawn Boy- Once Around The Block **
06. Ratatat – Seventeen Years
07. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
08. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
09. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me
10. Radiohead – Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi
11. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
12. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
13. Jai Paul – BTSTU (EDIT)
14. Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
15. The xx – Angels
16. Sampha – Too Much
17. Vampire Weekend – Step
18. King Krule – Easy Easy
19. ADELE – Rolling In The Deep

01. Prodigy – Firestarter (Director: Walter Stern)
02. Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At (Director: Traktor)
03. The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl (Director: Michel Gondry)
04. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp (Director: Ruben Fleischer)
05. M.I.A – BirdFlu (Director: M.I.A)
06. Vampire Weekend – A-Punk (Director: Hammer and Tongs)
07 Radiohead – Lotus Flower (Director: Garth Jennings)
08. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (Director: Jane Pollard)
09. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers (Director: Tyler, The Creator)
10. ADELE – Someone Like You (Live From The Brits 2011)

Radiohead’s Philip Selway Releases Music Video For Solo Track “Coming Up For Air”

Last month, we announced that while Radiohead takes a brief hiatus and plots its ninth studio LP, drummer Philip Selway has prepared a new solo album Weatherhouse that is set for release on October 6 via Bella Union Records.

The lead single to Selway’s second solo album and follow-up to 2010’s Familial is “Coming Up For Air.” Today, the Radiohead drummer revealed the inventive NYSU-directed music video for “Coming Up For Air,” which can be viewed below.

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Radiohead Drummer Phil Selway Reveals New Single “Coming Up For Air”

While Radiohead takes a brief hiatus, its members have turned their attention to solo efforts and other projects. Drummer Phil Selway is set to release his second solo album Weatherhouse on October 6 via Bella Union Records.

Selway has released the lead single and opening track of his upcoming album, “Coming Up For Air,” which can be listened to below. The album, which is his follow-up to 2010’s Familial, was recorded at Radiohead’s studio in Oxfordshire with collaborators Adem Ilhan and Quinta.

You can pre-order Weatherhouse here. In the meantime, watch Phil Selway perform new compositions in London this summer with the Rambert Dance Company. 

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood To Perform ‘There Will Be Blood’ Score In New York

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has announced that he’ll be performing his Grammy-nominated score of the 2007 film There Will Be Blood alongside the film with live shows set for this summer. After his debut show at London’s Roundhouse this August, Greenwood will visit New York’s United Palace Theatre on September 19 & 20.

Consequence of Sound reports that the Radiohead guitarist will swap his guitar for the electrical instrument Ondes Martenot for the performances and will be accompanied by New York’s Wordless Music Orchestra.

In addition, director Paul Thomas Anderson has chosen Greenwood to score his next film Inherent Vice, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel of the same name starring Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, and Owen Wilson. Greenwood previously scored Anderson’s films There Will Be Blood and The Master.