Kings of Leon have had a pretty good decade. In 2003, when the Oklahoma-born rockers released their debut, 'Youth & Young Manhood,' they were still a club band unknown outside of Nashville, their adopted hometown. With their next four albums, brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill, along with cousin Matthew, emerged as one of the biggest rock acts of the decade, combining Southern twang with post-punk edge and U2-grade stadium heroics. As the Kings prep for a new album and tour, RCA/Legacy is releasing 'The Collection Box' -- a five-disc set comprising all of their studio albums, plus a live DVD -- and we're giving away a signed copy.
Remember when you were a kid, and you'd spend hours pondering questions like, "Who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman?" Well, thanks to the new video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, you can finally find out. Better still, as you fulfill your childhood fantasies and pit characters from the D.C. Comics universe against one another in Mortal Kombat-style fighting, you can listen to some kickass tunes. That's because the game boasts its own soundtrack album, which includes 'THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT,' a brand-new song from L.A. electro-rockers AWOLNATION.
With the exception of, say, a global power outage, is there anything that can stop Depeche Mode? Answer: Of course not! The U.K. synth-pop legends recently dropped their 13th studio album, the excellent 'Delta Machine,' and now, they're packing up their keyboards and leather vests and prepping for a world tour. The North American leg kicks off Aug. 22 in Detroit, and by the time it wraps in Phoenix on Oct. 8, the group will have taken their dark and sexy electro-gospel tent revival from coast to coast and into parts of Canada. Diffuser.fm thinks you ought to check 'em out, and with that in mind, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show of your choice!
A Beatle! A Bjork! A bunch of English dudes with mandolins and waistcoats! Of course, we could only be talking about one thing: Bonnaroo 2013, which goes down June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn. It's one of the year's most anticipated music festivals, and we think you should be there. That's why we're teaming up with our pals at PopCrush to give a way a pair of tickets, worth more than $600! To enter, just head over to our 2013 Music Festival Guide and enter your email address. (Look for the box on the top right-hand side of your screen.) For an extra shot to win, head over to PopCrush's fest hub and do likewise.
Roughing it can be fun, but if you ask us, the best way to experience Mountain Jam 2013, which goes down June 6-9 at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Upstate New York, is to live it up like a VIP. That's why we're partnering with our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock to give away a pair of four-day VIP passes, a sweet prize valued at more than $1,000.
The Mountain Jam 2013 lineup has been finalized, and come June 6-9, everyone from Springsteen-style Jersey punks (the Gaslight Anthem) and jam-band heroes (Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & Friends) to reggae-tinged truth speakers (Michael Franti & Spearhead) and indie-approved rock and Americana acts (the Lumineers, Dispatch and the Avett Brothers) will hunker down at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Hunter, N.Y., for four days of outdoor fun. Tickets are on sale now, but one lucky Diffuser.fm reader won't have to pay. Why not? Because we're teaming up with Mountain Jam to give away a pair of 4-day passes, complete with camping. To enter, all you've got to do is retweet the contest announcement and follow @diffuserfm and @mountainjam on Twitter. Read on for more info.
Bad Religion are back, and this time, it's personal. Earlier this year, the California punk vets released their 16th studio album, 'True North,' a record about perfecting one's moral compass and surviving in modern society. Now, they're hitting the road to spread the loud and melodic gospel, and in honor of their 2013 North American tour, we're teaming up with our friends at Loudwire to give away a killer Bad Religion prize pack! Thanks to the good folks at Epitaph Records, one lucky fan gets a 'True North' CD, a Bad Religion t-shirt and a hoodie bearing the classic ‘Crossbuster’ logo.
In 1969, the very first Gap store opened its doors in San Francisco. That same year, Jimi Hendrix recorded the music heard on 'People, Hell and Angels,' a new album featuring 12 previously unreleased gems from the late guitar god. What's the connection? Sony is unearthing the unheard Jimi jams just as the popular clothing retailer celebrates Hendrix's 70th birthday with a series of limited-edition T-shirts. Coincidence? Maybe, but we're inclined to believe there are some cosmic forces at work here.
Seattle alt-rock supergroup Mad Season weren't around long, but they cemented their legacy with one great album, 1995's 'Above.' On April 2, Sony Legacy releases the three-disc 'Above: Deluxe Edition,' and Diffuser.fm is honored to be giving away a copy. Our one lucky winner also gets a Mad Season T-shirt, which we're guessing pairs nicely with a long-sleeve thermal undershirt or ratty thrift-store cardigan. To enter, just retweet the contest announcement (see the big button below) and follow @diffuserfm and @loudwire on Twitter.