In other Travis Barker happenings, the drummer recently spent some time with the band I Prevail. Vocalist Brian Burkheiser posted a Facebook photo of Barker alongside the "Lifelines" rockers, fueling speculation that the musicians could be working together on new music.
Meanwhile, Barker and the rest of Blink-182 are launching their 16-show Kings of the Weekend Las Vegas residency in May.
ABC/Randy HolmesWeezer is headlining the 2018 Maha Music Festival, scheduled for August 17-18 in Omaha, Nebraska.
The lineup also includes TV on the Radio, The Kills and Father John Misty, among others. Visit MahaMusicFestival.com for ticket info.
Prior to their trip to Nebraska, Weezer will hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Pixies. The trek, which will feature support from The Wombats on select dates, begins June 22 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
ABC/Craig SjodinThis summer, Pearl Jam will play a show at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana, the home state of bassist Jeff Ament. In conjunction with the concert, the band is launching Rock2Vote, a campaign to encourage Montana residents to vote.
"Rock2Vote is about standing with Montanans who believe we are at our best when every voice is heard," says Pearl Jam in a statement. "We are supporting those fighting for Montana values across all Montana communities. From Big Sandy to Browning and Butte to Baker, we believe that every voice counts and every vote matters."
The campaign will be partnering with four Montana-based non-profit organizations: Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, Montana Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana. For more info, visit PearlJam.com.
The Missoula show takes place August 13. It's a stop on Pearl Jam's summer U.S. stadium tour, which begins August 8 in Seattle.
Jim Spellman/WireImageLooks like David Bowie's a new granddad. The late rock icon's son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, just shared a post on social media that sure makes it sound like he's celebrating the birth of a baby girl.
"I am thrilled to announce that the sequel to the hugely popular Stenton Jones, has finally been unleashed upon the globe1" Jones tweeted Wednesday morning. "Both @rodeneronquillo and her big, beautiful baby girl are doing amazing!
The tweet is accompanied by a charming(ish) hand-drawn illustration of a skirt-wearing baby in the womb and her brother standing outside, facing her. Dialogue balloons show them both saying, "I will make your life hell."
Rodene Ronquillo is Jones' wife, whom he married in 2012. Just shy of four years later, she gave birth to the couple's first child, son Stenton David Jones, named after the boy's grandfather. David Bowie lived long enough to learn he would be a grandfather, but unfortunately died on January 10, 2016, some six months before Stenton's birth.
Jones announced last October that they were expecting another child, and shared the same illustration then as he did when announcing today's birth.
Credit: Michael LavineSoundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron will perform together for the first time since frontman Chris Cornell's death at the 2018 NorthSide festival in Denmark, held June 7-9.
According to a post on the festival's Facebook page, Thayil and Cameron will both be playing with MC50, a band organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary proto-punk band MC5.
Led by MC5 co-founder Wayne Kramer, MC50 will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The band's lineup on the tour will also feature Thayil on guitar, while Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty will be manning the kit.
Cornell died by suicide last May. Thayil and Cameron made a public appearance together last November at a fundraising dinner for the Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch, during which Cornell was posthumously honored with the inaugural Promise Award.
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters will launch a North American tour tonight in Austin to support their new album, Concrete and Gold. The run will be the band's second U.S. trek behind the record, and guitarist Chris Shiflett promises an updated show, especially on the production side.
"Taylor [Hawkins] is on a giant drum riser that goes all the way into the lights at one point," Shiflett tells Rolling Stone. "The production's the best I think we've ever had."
On the music side, Shiflett says that several of the Concrete and Gold songs have evolved over the last few months as the band has played them live.
"Before the album came out, when we were doing a lot of festivals, we were doing really raw versions of the songs," he explains. "In the past few months, we've brought in some backup singers for the songs on the record that have a lot of layered harmony vocal parts. We've never really done anything like that before, and it sounds really good."
Shiflett estimates that you'll hear "four or five" new songs each night during the tour.
"Dave [Grohl] tends to like to keep the show moving, but we'll play some different songs to gauge how people react," Shiflett says.
He adds, "We threw in [Concrete and Gold track] 'Make It Right' recently, which we haven't been playing much. We have a little jam room backstage where we can warm up and run through anything new once or twice just to get the dust off it a little bit."
Credit: John CrawfordNine Inch Nails has added another show to the band's forthcoming multi-night run at The Joint in Las Vegas. The new date takes place June 16, following the sold-out shows on June 13 and 15. Visit NIN.com for ticket info.
The Vegas shows will be the only North American Nine Inch Nails shows this summer.
Meanwhile, the group has been working on a new EP, the third installment of a planned trilogy of EPs that also includes 2017's Add Violence and 2016's Not the Actual Events.
Frontman Trent Reznor recently said that the new release will arrive in time for the band's summer European tour, which kicks off June 22 in London.
Credit: Guy ArochArcade Fire's European tour stopped in Glasgow, Scotland Monday night, and they invited Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr on stage during the show to perform the Scottish band's signature hit, "Don't You (Forget About Me)." Footage from the collaboration was posted to Arcade Fire's Twitter.
Along with Kerr, several other guests have taken the stage on Arcade Fire's tour: Florence Welch, Boy George and, coincidentally, Kerr's ex-wife Chrissie Hynde showed up during the band's three-show run in London.
Arcade Fire is touring in support of the band's new album Everything Now. The trek will return to the U.S. this summer.
ABC/Fred LeeTo celebrate the announcement of their new album Pray for the Wicked, Panic! at the Disco embarked on week-long tour playing intimate pop-up shows in cities including Cleveland, Nashville and Asbury Park, New Jersey. If you missed any of the shows, you can watch a recap video of the tour.
Set to the new Panic! single "Say Amen (Saturday Night)," the recap includes live footage from the intimate concerts, as well as behind-the-scenes clips of Brendon Urie and company in transit.
Panic! will embark on a proper tour behind Pray for the Wicked beginning July 11 in Minneapolis. The album arrives on June 22.
Dick Clark ProductionsImagine Dragons is the leading rock nominee at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The band has received a total of 11 nominations, including Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for Evolve, and Top Rock Song for "Believer" and "Thunder."
Additionally, ID is up for Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Selling Song and Top Radio Song.
The Top Rock Artist category also includes Linkin Park, Portugal. the Man, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Twenty One Pilots. The other Top Rock Album nominees are Linkin Park's One More Light, Portugal. the Man's Woodstock, Panic! at the Disco's Death of a Bachelor, and U2's Songs of Experience, while Top Rock Songs also features Linkin Park's "Heavy" featuring Kiiara, Portugal. the Man's "Feel It Still," and The Revivalists' "Wish I Knew You."
Coldplay, U2 and Guns N' Roses are the nominees for Top Rock Tour. All three are also up for Top Touring Artist.
The Billboard Music Awards air live from Las Vegas May 20 on NBC. Visit Billboard.com for the full list of nominees. Here are the nominees in select categories:
Top Duo/Group The Chainsmokers Coldplay Imagine Dragons Migos U2
Top Hot 100 Artist Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran
Top Song Sales Artist Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran
Top Radio Songs Artist Halsey Imagine Dragons Bruno Mars Charlie Puth Ed Sheeran
Top Touring Artist Coldplay Guns N’ Roses Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran U2
Top Rock Artist Imagine Dragons Linkin Park Portugal. the Man Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Twenty One Pilots
Top Rock Tour Coldplay Guns N’ Roses U2
Top Rock Album Imagine Dragons -- Evolve Linkin Park -- One More Light Panic! at the Disco -- Death of a Bachelor Portugal. the Man -- Woodstock U2 -- Songs of Experience
Top Selling Song Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber -- "Despacito" Sam Hunt -- "Body Like A Back Road" Imagine Dragons -- "Believer" Imagine Dragons -- "Thunder" Ed Sheeran -- "Perfect"
Top Radio Song The Chainsmokers & Coldplay -- "Something Just Like This" Imagine Dragons -- "Believer" Bruno Mars -- "That’s What I Like" Charlie Puth -- "Attention" Ed Sheeran -- "Shape of You"
Top Rock Song Imagine Dragons -- "Believer" Imagine Dragons -- "Thunder" Linkin Park ft. Kiiara -- "Heavy" Portugal. The Man -- "Feel It Still" The Revivalists -- "Wish I Knew You"
ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaCourtney Love just got 1,000 new band mates. The Hole frontwoman will be performing with the Rockin'1000 during a show Florence, Italy on July 21.
You may remember the Rockin'1000 from that viral 2015 video that showed 1,000 musicians simultaneously playing the Foo Fighters hit "Learn to Fly" in an effort to convince Dave Grohl and company to play a show in their home region of Cesena, Italy. The clip, which has racked up over 43 million views, caught the attention of the Foos, and they played their first show in Cesena later that year.
For more info on Love's performance with the Rockin'1000, visit Rockin1000.com.
ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has released two more songs with his new project, The Longshot. The tracks are called "Body Bag" and "Kill Your Friends," and both are streaming now via the band's YouTube.
The new songs follow The Longshot's self-titled debut EP, which was released last week. A full-length album is forthcoming.
The Longshot made their live debut over the weekend in Oakland, California. Along with Armstrong, the band includes Green Day touring member Jeff Matika, plus drummer David S. Fields and guitarist Kevin Preston.
Credit: Brian Bowen Smith311 just released an album called Mosaic last summer, but according to bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, the band is already working on new music...and you won't have to wait too long to hear it.
"We're planning on releasing an album this year," P-Nut tells ABC Radio. "We've easily got 10 songs."
P-Nut adds that the group hopes to finish the new album before they hit the road on a co-headlining tour with The Offspring this summer, starting July 25 in Mountain View, California.
"We've got a lot of time to put it together," the bassist says. "I hope we pull it off."
P-Nut's main goal, though, is for the new material to live up to Mosaic, which spawned the single "Too Much to Think."
"We have a lot to live up to, 'cause we thought Mosaic was a really good...collection of ideas, and our fans liked it a lot," he says. "So we've got to make it as good as that, if not better."
311's run with The Offspring, dubbed the Never-Ending Summer tour, wraps up September 9 in Wichita, Kansas.
ABC/Randy HolmesThere are only three things certain in life: death, taxes, and a new NOW That's What I Call Music! album.
The 66th volume of the long-running compilation series will be released on May 4, and features the Imagine Dragons single "Whatever It Takes."
This year actually marks two decades of NOW albums in the U.S.: After launching in the U.K. in the '80s, the first American NOW album was released in 1998. To commemorate the milestone, the franchise has launched a new 20th anniversary hub, which allows you to watch videos, take part in music trivia and competitions, and access links to stream all NOW albums.
You’ll also be able to vote for your top tracks spanning the entire series. The winning choices will then be featured on a special NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary album to be released this November.
In addition to appearing on decades-spanning compilation albums, Imagine Dragons will launch a U.S. tour this summer in support of their latest effort, Evolve. The trek begins June 5 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music City Food Wine FestivalKings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin, have announced the birth of their second child: a boy named Oliver Francis Followill.
"We are madly in love with our baby boy," the couple says. "He has the sweetest spirit and has already made our world a more beautiful place."
Oliver was born on April 10.
Followill and Baylin also have a daughter, four-year-old Violet.
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica has announced a new initiative with their All Within My Hands charity foundation.
On May 23, the metal legends are launching a "Day of Service," during which fans are encouraged to volunteer at food banks located in the cities where the band played on last summer's North American tour.
Volunteers will receive a special t-shirt "commemorating Metallica's first united day of service." Visit AllWithinMyHands.org for the list of participating food banks and registration info.
If you don't live close to any of the participating food banks or are unavailable on May 23, Metallica encourages you to visit FeedingAmerica.org to find a food bank near you.
Metallica will launch another North American tour in September.
Interscope RecordsThirty Seconds to Mars debuted at a career-high number two on the Billboard 200 with their new album, AMERICA. The fifth studio effort from Jared Leto and company moved a total of 62,000 equivalent album units, 54,000 of which were pure album sales.
Prior to AMERICA, the highest-charting Thirty Seconds to Mars album was 2013's Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, which debuted at number six.
Last month, Leto said that if AMERICA debuted at number one, he'd shave off his beard. While the band lost the number-one spot to "Bodak Yellow" sensation Cardi B's debut album, perhaps a career-high debut is a good enough reason to lose the facial hair.
Thirty Seconds to Mars will launch their Monolith North American tour in support of AMERICA June 6 in Toronto.