Gina Vespa – who, sadly, is not affiliated with the motor scooter company – is a GWU graduate currently residing in Maryland with her husband and two dachshunds. A freelance writer for both Diffuser.fm and PopCrush, Gina enjoys combining her love for music with her passion for writing. She has interviewed artists such as Matt Pond and Zac and Isaac Hanson, and she's always on the lookout for new bands to check out.
Jack Johnson Replacing Mumford and Sons at Bonnaroo 2013
Earlier this week, we learned that Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane suffered from a blood clot in his brain, causing him to undergo emergency surgery. As a result, the band has been forced cancel their appearance at this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
Pearl Jam to Release New Single, ‘Mind Your Manners,’ in July?
Seattle grunge titans Pearl Jam have been working on their tenth studio album — the follow-up to 2009's 'Backspacer' — and according to an All Access listing (which has since been taken down), fans can expect to hear their new single, 'Mind Your Manners,' on July…
Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015
Beastie Boys have signed a deal to release a memoir, the New York Times reports. The still-untitled book celebrates the band’s history and aesthetic, as documented by surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” D…
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl + Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Foo Fighters have been given the honor of inducting Canadian prog rockers Rush at this year’s event.
Fall Out Boy Get Courtney Love, Elton John for New Album
Fall Out Boy’s new album, ‘Save Rock and Roll,’ is due out April 16, and as Billboard reports, the band has collaborated with Hole’s Courtney Love and Elton John on the disc.
Dave Grohl Discusses Nirvana, ‘Gangnam Style’ + More in SXSW 2013 Keynote Speech
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl delivered the keynote speech at SXSW 2013 earlier today (March 14), covering a wide range of topics during his hour-long chat, including Nirvana, his ‘Sound City’ documentary and his surprising love for the Psy YouTube hit ‘Gangnam Style.&…
Weezer Announce 2014 Cruise
Weezer and Rose Tours have announced the 2014 Weezer Cruise. The five-day adventure is set to run from Feb. 13-17, departing from Jacksonville Fla. and making stops in Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas.
R.E.M. Announce 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Green’ + Record Store Day EP
Twenty-five years ago, R.E.M. unveiled their sixth studio effort, ‘Green,’ which included such well-known hits as ‘Pop Song 89,’ ‘Stand’ and ‘Orange Crush.’ The 1988 album gained worldwide acclaim and arguably be…
Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 Announces Belle and Sebastian, Bjork as Headliners
The dates for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 were announced late last year – and now, there’s a lineup to look forward to as well. This year's headliners will include Belle and Sebastian, Bjork and R. Kelly.
Bonnaroo 2013 Dates Announced + Bonnaroo 365 Expands
Next year’s highly anticipated Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held from June 13-16, 2013, in its usual location of Manchester, Tenn. The full lineup will be announced in February, but in the meantime, viewers are encouraged to check out Bonnaroo 365, the festival&CloseCurly…