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Mars Volta, The

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Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Mars Volta: Docklands Arena, London

Live Review by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, 22 March 2003

IT TAKES A RARE band to transform a large cavern sucked of all life into something approximating a Saturday night party. Many try, most fail. ...

The Mars Volta: Planet Rock

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, April 2003

Arising from the ashes of At The Drive In, here come The Mars Volta ...

The Mars Volta: Mean Fiddler, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 April 2003

NO MUSICAL GENRE unites generations in revulsion quite like prog-rock. Decades on, it remains the pariah of pop, the only 1970s style that has never ...

The Mars Volta: Siamese Dream

Interview by Stevie Chick, MOJO, March 2004

United in a love of Bjork, Syd Barrett and Lenny Bruce, the Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez have survived heroin abuse and self-destruction ...

The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute

Review by Stevie Chick, Plan B, February 2005

A thing of gaudy glory and ensnaring riddles that returns all the concentration you invest in it. ...

The Mars Volta: Somerset House, London

Live Review by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 15 July 2009

THIS MAY HAVE TAKEN PLACE in the idyllic environs of Somerset House, and the band might describe their latest album, Octahedron, as "acoustic", but reports ...

The Mars Volta: "The most revolutionary thing we could do was to make a pop record."

Report and Interview by John Doran, The Guardian, 12 August 2022

After their 2013 split left fans in shock, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López reveal how the Church of Scientology drove them apart – and inspired ...

see also At the Drive-In


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