Metalheads Show Their Softer Side by Posing With Their Cats in Book Benefiting No-Kill Shelters

By Sarah Weiss Heavy metal musicians are often defined by their masculinity, aggression, and down-the-back long hair, but catch a headbanger on his day off and expect a different type of shock all together. Metal Cats, a new book by … Continue reading

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Frontman Wants YOU to Have a Say in How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent

By Hilary Gridley Many Americans spend tax day wondering whether they’ll get a welcome payday or an unexpected bill from the government; fewer take the time to think about where each dollar will end up. Will our taxes fund national … Continue reading

Light Up the Blues Concert for Autism Awareness Features Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Brandi Carlile

By Sarah Weiss April is Autism Awareness Month, and to focus public attention on advocacy efforts the second annual Light Up the Blues Concert will return to Los Angeles on April 5 to benefit Autism Speaks, an organization that funds … Continue reading

Orange Amps, Music for Good and Under the Radar Team Up at SXSW to Support Little Kids Rock

By Laura Ferreiro Orange Amplifiers, Music for Good and Under the Radar Magazine teamed up for three days of events during the South by Southwest music festival March 12-14 benefiting music education charity Little Kids Rock. The events at Austin’s … Continue reading

‘Dio Was the Pavarotti of Heavy Metal Vocals’ Says Jack Black, Who’s Featured on Dio Tribute Album

By Hilary Gridley On April 1, Rhino Records will release Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, a compilation album featuring songs by heavy metal superstar Ronnie James Dio covered by his famous friends and admirers. The compilation will benefit … Continue reading

Broken Bells Team Up with Space Foundation to Save the Earth from Asteroids

By Sarah Weiss Renowned indie rockers Broken Bells have announced that they are partnering with the B612 Foundation starting with their April West Coast tour. For the duration of their tour, $1 from every concert ticket sold will be donated … Continue reading

Lady Gaga to Donate Proceeds from Her Debut SXSW Performance to the Born This Way Foundation

By Laura Ferreiro Lady Gaga has announced that she will make her South by Southwest debut on March 13. The pop star is set to headline a Doritos-sponsored event at Stubb’s barbeque, and she intends to donate the proceeds she’ll … Continue reading

Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes and More to Headline Orange-Sponsored SXSW Day Parties Benefiting Little Kids Rock

By Laura Ferreiro¬† Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, The Mary Onettes, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, Connan Mockasin and Lost in the Trees are among the bands that will headline the Orange … Continue reading

Orange Amplification Gets Loud at SXSW to Support Music Education in Schools

By Laura Ferreiro Renowned guitar amplifier manufacturer¬†Orange Amplification is turning up the volume on free music education in schools to help offset nationwide budget cuts that are eliminating music programs in low-income communities across the U.S. To help rectify this … Continue reading