ABC/Craig SjodinBack in 1992, Eddie Vedder attempted what might be the most ambitious stage dive in history when he jumped from a camera crane into the crowd during Pearl Jam's set at the Pinkpop festival in The Netherlands. This past Friday, Pearl Jam returned to Pinkpop, and Vedder revealed that he had reunited with the cameraman who operated the crane.
As Vedder explained, he always felt like the cameraman, named Rob, was angry at him for attempting such a dangerous stunt.
"The cameraman, his face, he's looking at me like he's gonna f***ing kill me," Vedder remembered. "And I realized that he probably had every right to do so."
Haunted by the idea that Rob might still be mad at him, Vedder asked a few locals while Pearl Jam was in Amsterdam last week if there was a way he could find him. Turns out there was, and Vedder met up with the now-retired cameraman. Not only that, but Rob revealed that he was never angry at the musician.
"He told me a completely different story than I what I've had in my head all these years," Vedder said. "I thought he was so angry at me, and what he was doing was, if I were to jump on that thing, he had to get other guys to hold the back, the ballast, otherwise I would've I jumped on and we just would've gone down. So...he's not yelling at me, he's yelling to get other guys to hold us up."
"So the whole time...we were working in tandem but we had no clue whatsoever," Vedder continued. "He hasn't been angry at me this whole time, and I just feel so f***ing forgiven!"
You can watch fan-recorded footage of Vedder's story now on YouTube.
Scott Dudelson/WireImageSteve Albini can now add World Series of Poker Champion to his resume. The engineer and producer, best known for his work on Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, won his first WSoP gold bracelet at the $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament, held Saturday in Las Vegas.
"I am ecstatic that a player as mediocre as me can outlast all of these better players and end up with a bracelet," Albini told WSoP.com following his victory. "There's still hope for everybody!"
The Chicago-based Albini beat over 300 other players to win the tournament, and took home over $105,000.
According to his World Series of Poker bio, Albini "began playing poker in 1969 when he was taught by his great grandmother." His previous best WSoP tournament finish came in 2013, when he took 12th place at the $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
In addition to Nirvana, Albini has worked with artists including Pixies, The Breeders and Bush. He also fronted the '80s punk band Big Black and currently plays in the group Shellac.
ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's daughter Toni marked Father's Day by sharing a recording of her and the late Soundgarden frontman covering "Nothing Compares 2 U," the classic track written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O'Connor.
The emotional tribute was accompanied by a note from the 13-year-old that read, "I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday."
"Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you," concluded Toni.
Cornell died in May 2017 at the age of 52 while on tour with Soundgarden, the legendary Seattle grunge band he fronted. His death was ruled a suicide.
In 2015, Cornell debuted an acoustic version of the song "Nothing Compares 2 U." He also shared a studio version following Prince's death in April of 2016. Cornell went on to perform the song live nearly a hundred times.
Toni also performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with OneRepublic on ABC's Good Morning America in August 2017 as a tribute to her dad and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who also died by suicide in July 2017.
Dave Matthews Band lands at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with ComeTomorrow, the band's seventh No. 1 album, Billboardreports.
The band's ninth studio effort moved 292,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, with 285,000 of that sum coming in traditional album sales. That marks the best week of the year in terms of pure album sales for any artist, topping Justin Timerblake's Man of the Woods. It's also the biggest sales week for a rock album since 2014.
Prior to Come Tomorrow, every DMB studio album since 1998's Before These Crowded Streets has debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. That gives the band seven consecutive #1 studio albums -- making DMB the only band to achieve that feat.
Dave Matthews Band is currently touring North America behind Come Tomorrow.
ABC/Randy HolmesAWOLNATION has released an acoustic version of "Handyman," a single from the band's new album Here Come the Runts. The stripped-down tune is available now for digital download, and you can watch its fittingly contemplative video now on YouTube.
Aaron Bruno and company previously performed "Handyman" unplugged on ABC'sJimmy Kimmel Live! back in February.
The acoustic "Handyman" recording arrives in conjunction with the launch of AWOLNATION's summer tour in support of Here Come the Runts, which begins tonight in Clifton Park, New York.
Courtesy of GorillazGorillaz is back on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in over a decade thanks to the virtual band's new single, "Humility."
The track, the lead single from the forthcoming album The Now Now, has entered the Hot 100 at number 85. The last time Gorillaz made an appearance on that chart was in 2006, when they peaked at number 87 with "Dare."
Gorillaz' highest peak on the Hot 100 came courtesy of the 2005 single "Feel Good Inc," which reached number 14.
"Humility" also marks a Hot 100 return for jazz guitar icon George Benson, who is featured on the track. The single gives Benson his 15th track on the Hot 100, and his first since 1985.
Credit: Steven Taylor Dirty Heads are reclaiming a song they lent to Maroon 5.
The pop band's latest album, Red Pill Blues, features a song called "Visions," which was actually co-written by members of Dirty Heads. The reggae rockers intended to put the song on their 2017 album Swim Team, but Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine heard it and asked if his band could record the tune instead.
Now, Dirty Heads have released their own version of the song. You can download it now via digital outlets.
While Dirty Heads left "Visions" off of Swim Team, the album does feature the singles "Celebrate" and "Vacation."
Dirty Heads are currently touring the U.S. in support of Swim Team.
Scott Kowalchyk/CBSAlt-J has teamed up with rapper Pusha T and the band Twin Shadow to deliver a new version of the English trio's song "In Cold Blood." The collaboration made its live debut Thursday night on The Late Show, and you can download the studio version now via digital platforms.
The original "In Cold Blood" appears on Alt-J's latest album, 2017's Relaxer, and is accompanied by an Iggy Pop-narrated video.
Alt-J is currently touring the U.S. in support of Relaxer. Tonight, they play a special "immersive sound show" at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, which will feature a "surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience."
Interscope RecordsThe Struts have premiered a new song called "Body Talks," which will appear on the U.K. band's forthcoming sophomore album. You can download the bluesy track now via digital platforms.
In a statement, frontman Luke Spiller calls "Body Talks" "a fully charged blues dance rock anthem that will have you moving across the room and straight onto the dance floor."
"Complete with some of the best guitars riffs of the past ten years and guess what? This is only the beginning," he says.
The Struts' new album will be the follow-up to their 2016 debut Everybody Wants. While you wait for that to arrive, you can catch the band opening for Foo Fighters this summer, beginning July 6 in Columbia, Maryland.
ABC/Randy HolmesMember of Pearl Jam subtly paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell during the band's show in Amsterdam Wednesday. As captured by fans on social media, Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron all wore t-shirts related to Cornell or Soundgarden.
Vedder wore a shirt with the logo for Soundgarden's alias Nudedragons, while McCready's featured the cover for Soundgarden's 1988 debut album, Ultramega OK. Cameron, who also played drums in Soundgarden, sported a shirt featuring a Starbucks design which reimagines the Starbucks mermaid as Cornell.
Cornell died by suicide in May 2017 at age 52. At the beginning of Pearl Jam's current European tour, which launched Tuesday in Amsterdam, Vedder dedicated the opening show to celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain and the family of fashion designer Kate Spade, both of whom died by apparent suicide earlier this month.
Pearl Jam's European tour will conclude in July. The band will return stateside for a U.S. stadium run beginning August 8 in Seattle.
ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182 has postponed the band's upcoming Las Vegas residency dates this Friday and Saturday, as drummer Travis Barker is "suffering from blood clots in both arms."
"[Barker] unfortunately cannot perform until cleared to do so by his medical team," Blink says in a statement. "The situation is currently beings closely monitored."
"Drumming is my life and it kills me that I can't perform for you guys this weekend," Barker adds. "I hope to be back as soon as I can."
The shows will be rescheduled for later dates. Those who cannot attend the rescheduled dates can receive refunds at point of purchase.
Blink-182 launched their 16-date Kings of the Weekend Las Vegas residency over Memorial Day Weekend. In between the first and second weekends of the residency, Blink postponed or canceled a trio of non-Vegas shows due to "unforeseen circumstances." It's unclear whether those circumstances were also related to Barker's health.
The Vegas residency is expected to resume June 23.
KIDinaKORNER/Interscope/Sony International/UltraAfter teasing that they'd be working together, Imagine Dragons and superstar DJ Kygo have released a collaborative track called "Born to Be Yours." The yearning tune is available now for digital download.
"'Born to Be Yours' feels to me like the perfect combination of my sound mixed with the band's iconic elements and vocals," Kygo says. "Imagine Dragons are one of my favorite bands and it's an honor to finally let everyone hear what we've been working on."
Imagine Dragons recently collaborated with R&B artist Khalid for a mash-up of their respective hits "Thunder" and "Young Dumb & Broke." Kygo, meanwhile, has previously worked with U2, OneRepublic and Coldplay.
Imagine Dragons is currently touring the U.S. behind the band's new album Evolve. The outing continues Saturday in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson has released a cover of the song "Cry Little Sister," best known as the theme from the 1987 teen vampire classic The Lost Boys. The shock-rocker's version of the track is available now for digital download.
According to Manson, he recorded the cover for the upcoming new X-Men movie, The New Mutants. The film is set to hit theaters in August 2019.
"Cry Little Sister" joins Manson's already full stable of covers, which includes takes on "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics, Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and "Tainted Love," made famous by Soft Cell.
Manson will kick off a co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie July 11 in Detroit.
Credit: Katarina Benzova Foo Fighters created an impromptu supergroup Thursday night when they invited Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan on stage during their show in Florence, Italy. The Guns N' Roses trio joined Dave Grohl and company for a blistering rendition of the Appetite for Destruction classic "It's So Easy."
You can watch fan-shot footage of the Foos N' Roses collaboration now on YouTube.
Last year, Grohl joined GNR last year to play "Paradise City" at the reunited band's show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Foo frontman previously gave an assist to Guns when he lent Axl his giant throne after the "Welcome to the Jungle" singer broke a bone in his foot just prior to the first leg of the GNR reunion tour in 2016.
While Grohl and Guns are perfectly chummy nowadays, that wasn't always the case: Grohl was involved in the infamous backstage spat between Nirvana and Guns N' Roses at the 1992 MTV VMAs.
Credit: Frank Maddocks Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda's Post Traumatic, his first album under his own name, arrives today, nearly a year after Chester Bennington's death last July.
As its title suggests, Post Traumatic finds Shinoda processing the emotions he felt in the wake of his friend and band mate's passing. He describes the album as "a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness."
"If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone," Shinoda says. "If they haven't been through this, I hope they feel grateful."
The 16-track album features the three songs from Shinoda's previously released Post Traumatic EP -- "Place to Start," "Over Again" and "Watching As I Fall" -- as well as the single "Crossing a Line."
It also includes guest appearances from Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, K.Flay, alternative artist grandson, and rappers Machine Gun Kelly and blackbear.
Shinoda will play a Post Traumatic release show next Wednesday, June 20 in New York City. In July, he'll perform at Imagine Dragons front man DanReynolds' LOVELOUD festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. More tour plans are in the works.
Credit: Danny ClinchMuse has shared a new preview of Drones World Tour, the British rockers' upcoming concert film. The clip, streaming now on YouTube, features the trio blasting through their song "Psycho."
Drones World Tour was filmed over multiple dates in 2016 during Muse's worldwide tour behind their 2015 album, Drones. The movie will screen in cinemas worldwide for one night only on Thursday, July 12.
MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty ImagesMetallica was honored with Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Music," Thursday during a ceremony in Stockholm. Clips from the ceremony can now be viewed online.
Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo were on hand to accept the award from the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, and they spoke about Metallica's journey from kids who felt ostracized by society to the biggest metal band in the world.
"Receiving this prize solidifies the idea that no matter how alienated you feel, connecting to other people through music is not only possible, but can be outright inspirational and life-changing," Ulrich said.
The ceremony also featured a variety of musical performances, including one from Ghost front man Tobias Forge, who covered the Metallica classic "Enter Sandman" with members of fellow Swedish band Candlemass and Swedish duo Vargas & Lagola.
Additionally, Roger Glover and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, who Ulrich inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, introduced Metallica's honor.
Winners of the Polar Music Prize are also awarded one million Swedish kronor, which currently amounts to about $114,000. Metallica will donate their winnings to their All Within My Hands charitable foundation.
Previous Polar Music Prize winners include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney, among others.
Credit: Guy ArochArcade Fire's Everything Now is of the 40 albums included on the long list of contenders for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, which is awarded to the best Canadian album of the year.
The lengthy list also includes the late Gord Downie's final solo album, Introduce Yerself, which was released 10 days after The Tragically Hip frontman died in October 2017.
The 2018 Polaris short list, which will whittle 40 albums down to 10, will be announced on July 17. The winner, who will receive $50,000, will be revealed during a ceremony in Toronto on September 17. For more info, visit PolarisMusicPrize.ca.
In the U.S., Everything Now was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at this year's Grammys.
Courtesy of GorillazGorillaz has shared another preview of the virtual band's forthcoming album The Now Now: a new track titled "Fire Flies." The song's available now for digital download, and you can watch its accompanying visualizer now on YouTube.
The Now Now, the follow-up to 2017's Humanz, arrives on June 29. It also features the lead single "Humility."
Gorillaz will hit the road in support of The Now Now on a North American tour beginning October 8 in Toronto. The trek will conclude with the inaugural U.S. edition of the cartoon group's Demon Dayz festival, held October 20 in Los Angeles.