Top 10 Rock Acts To Look Out For In 2009
This band has exploded in the past year. Their music can be heard in Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour and, not to mention the mega hit vampire flick, Twilight. Expect big things from them this year. Singer Hayley Williams told Rolling Stone that she hopes to have a late summer release for their third album. Watch out for these guys, they’re just hitting their stride.
Guitar legend? Yes. Solo album? YES!
Slash is currently working on his first solo album while Velvet Revolver searches for a new frontman. Having been a guest artist on countless albums in the past, he told Billboard that he plans to host guest singers on his album. He has yet to name drop but when he does, we’ll be there to catch it. Can I say that I’m wetting myself for this one? Too late, I’ve already said it.
No. 3No Doubt
The long awaited reunion of the foursome from Anaheim is finally coming to fruition. Their last release – excluding box sets, live footage, or compilations – was 2001 so it’s safe to say that a new album is long overdue. On their official website, they promise tour dates this year while they continue to write. Get your tickets early because they’re going to go fast.
No. 2Green Day
It seems very likely that the follow-up to the epic American Idiot album will hit the airwaves this year. Prepare to be amazed. According to AP magazine, whose lucky staff members have heard seven of their songs, it's going to be a good one. The new album features new characters and three acts – Heroes and Cons, Charlatans and Saints, and Horseshoes and Handgrenades. Top it off with an untouchable stage presence and you have liftoff!
There’s a reason U2 takes the number one slot. Their track record of hard-hitting albums and sold out concerts is a testament to this rock royalty. They are unstoppable. “No Line On The Horizon,” their next album, will hit your local record store on March 3 of this year. “I think it’s some of the best music we’ve ever written,” Larry Mullins Jr., drummer, told Rolling Stone. I’m convinced. Do I smell another tour? I think I might just camp out for tickets now.