Trafalgar Releasing/Sony Music Entertainment/BBH EntertainmentDepeche Mode's Spirits in the Forest concert film and documentary will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27.
Spirits in the Forest, which was shown in theaters for one night only last fall, was filmed during Depeche Mode's 2018 shows in Berlin, Germany, the final dates on the synth-pop trio's global tour in support of their 2017 album, Spirit.
Along with the concert footage, the doc profiles six Depeche Mode fans from around the world, and includes footage from their hometowns and explores their connection to the band's music.
The home release package for Spirits in the Forest includes never-before-seen video and audio from the complete Berlin shows.
Credit: Ross HalfinMetallica's Kirk Hammett, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler were among the many musicians who performed Tuesday night in London at a star-studded tribute concert to Peter Green, the original frontman for Fleetwood Mac.
Hammett played guitar on a performance of the Green-penned song "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" alongside ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood, who organized the event. "The Green Manalishi," of course, was famously covered by Judas Priest.
Gallagher took the stage for a few songs, including the early Mac song "The World Keep on Turning," which the rock icons later re-worked into the 1975 song "World Turning."
Tyler handled vocals on a performance of "Oh Well, Part 1," also with Gibbons and Fleetwood.
The concert also included performances by The Who's Pete Townshend, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Fleetwood's Christine McVie. The night was filmed and recorded for an upcoming concert movie and box set.
Megaforce RecordsComedian and noted metal-head Brian Posehn combines his two passions on a new album called Grandpa Metal. The comedy metal record is stuffed with a variety of big name guests, including Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Patrick Stump and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Slayer's Gary Holt and Soundgarden's Kim Thayil.
Stump sings on a song called "New Music Sucks," which, as the title suggests, is all about the modern bands that annoy Posehn: sample lyric: "Imagine Dragons? Imagine me stabbing your face."
At one point, Stump names his own band as an example of new music that sucks, which Posehn says was the Fall Out Boy vocalist's own idea.
"I wrote these lyrics making fun of other bands," Posehn tells ABC Audio. "But [Stump] throws Fall Out Boy under the bus -- his own band -- mid-song."
Posehn adds that he's currently working on a video for "New Music Sucks," which he predicts will "get some young people hating me."
Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has shared a tribute to Kobe Bryant following Monday's memorial service in honor of the NBA great and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who both died, along with seven others, in a helicopter crash last month.
"The outpouring of love yesterday for Kobe, his beautiful little girl Gianna and the other beautiful people lost, was powerful," Flea writes in an Instagram post. "It's tripped me out, how in the days after his death the quantity of people who texted me letting me know they were in tears, shocked and saddened."
Flea is a well-known super-fan of Kobe's team, the Los Angeles Lakers. In describing his playing style, Flea likens Bryant to a "monk who sits in a Himalayan cave all his life."
"He was often in a place beyond thought, in the zone, lost in the moment, completely in the present, and fully in his spirit," the musician writes.
"Whether you liked him or not, we all yearn to be completely in the moment," Flea continues. "It is a natural human thing, and our only possibility of true happiness, whether or not it is a conscious thought. We saw it, and we felt it. And it crossed through every human barrier. I loved him."
Parlophone RecordsGorillaz is teasing the next installment of the group's ongoing Song Machine series.
According to an Instagram post from the cartoon band, the upcoming tune will feature Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara.
Gorillaz launched Song Machine late last month with the track "Momentary Bliss," featuring rapper slowthai and punk duo Slaves. The ongoing project promises to include an "ever-evolving roster of as--yet-unannounced collaborators."
Each song release from Song Machine will be accompanied by "Machine Bitez," or short conversations between the virtual Gorillaz members and their live-action collaborators.
Song Machine follows the 2018 Gorillaz album, The Now Now.
Credit: Jimmy FontaineAll Time Low will headline the 2020 Sad Summer touring festival.
The outing -- which will include similarly inclined bands such as The Story So Far, Movements and The Maine on the bill -- kicks off July 17 in Sacramento, California, and will conclude August 15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"Rock n Roll summer camp just hits a little bit different when you're with your friends," says All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth. "This tour is going to be something special, something we've all been chasing. Can't f***ing wait."
Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 28 at noon ET. Visit SadSummerFest.com for more info.
The inaugural Sad Summer Festival, which launched in 2019, was headlined by Mayday Parade.
All Time Low, meanwhile, will release their new album Wake Up, Sunshine on April 3.
Courtesy of BaronessMetal and punk will join forces this spring when Baroness and Against Me! hit the road together on a co-headlining tour.
The joint outing will launch May 1 in Detroit, and comes to a close May 30 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. local time.
As Baroness frontman John Baizley explains, his band first met Against Me! around 2004 or 2005. Baroness' touring vehicle had broken down in Against Me!'s hometown of Gainesville, Florida, and the punk band stopped to help out the young metallers.
"After hearing our troubles, and without a moment's hesitation, they helped an out-of-town band of strangers fix their vehicle and get back out on the road," Baizley says. "From that day forward, I've had a profound respect for the band...we cannot wait to get on tour with them."
Terry McGinnis/WireImageCourtney Love has shared a tribute to Kurt Cobain to mark her 28th wedding anniversary with the late Nirvana frontman.
"28 years ago, we got married, in Honolulu, on Waikiki beach," Love writes in an Instagram post alongside a photo of her and Cobain holding flowers on their wedding day.
"I recall feeling, deeply, delighted, dizzy, so in love, and knowing how lucky I was," she continues. "This man was an angel. I thank him for looking out for me."
Cobain and Love married on February 24, 1992, and their daughter, Frances Bean, was born that August. Cobain died two years later, in April 1994.
In her post, Love admits that "many parts of the last 28 years have been tortuous, chaotic and uphill."
"But between Kurt's strange amazing divinity, and the honor of a few true friends, the gift of desperation and sobriety, of a Higher power and of love, and of empathy, I'm here now," the Hole vocalist writes.
"It'll be OK...I see him on the shore," Love concludes. "Rocking in the free world. My husband."
ABC/Randy HolmesThe next Deftones album will feature a reunion with the band's early producer.
The Sacramento alt-metallers have revealed that Terry Date -- who produced the first four Deftones albums, including 2000's beloved White Pony -- will be manning the boards for the group's upcoming ninth studio effort, the follow-up to 2016's Gore.
As proof, Deftones posted a photo of Date in the studio on their Instagram Monday night.
Date returning to the fold makes sense, given that frontman Chino Moreno previously told Kerrang!that recording the upcoming album reminded him of the creative process behind White Pony.
In addition to his work with Deftones, Date has also produced and engineered albums for artists including Soundgarden, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Bring Me the Horizon, The Smashing Pumpkins and Slayer.
Meanwhile, drummer Abe Cunningham shared an update on the upcoming album in an interview with Australia's Mixdown.
"We did things a little bit differently this time," Cunningham explained. "We stretched everything out over the course of a couple of years, rather than blasting through in one go. The process has been mixed with about a year-long break, that we all agreed upon."
"Being rested and taking that time off really made us appreciate what we're doing even more," he added. "When we're all laughing and smiling and coming up with stuff together, just like when we were 17...it's a beautiful thing."
Credit: Tim SaccentiColdplay has premiered the video for "Champion of the World," a track off the band's new album, Everyday Life.
In the clip, frontman Chris Martin is a kid again, dealing with bullies at school and arguing parents. Luckily, he's able to use his power of imagination to escape into a magical world.
"The video is about this magic power that kids have to switch off from reality and jump into their own world," says director Cloé Bailly.
You can watch the "Champion of the World" video now on YouTube.
In other Coldplay news, the band just released an acoustic EP titled Coldplay Reimagined, exclusively on Apple Music last week. The collection includes stripped-back performances of the Everyday Life songs "Champion of the World," "Cry Cry Cry" and "BrokEn."
Everyday Life, the follow-up to 2015's A Head Full of Dreams, was released last November.
It may be a new season of The Voice, but there's a brand new face sitting in one of the judge's chair this year -- Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers. The young singer proved to be a formidable opponent when battling it out with the other judges over competitors, too.
Jonas knew how to keep his fellow judges guessing from the second he arrived on the set -- via parachute. That wasn't all, though. He also proceeded to do a series of costume changes before Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and John Legend right after he landed.
"Is this a Magic Mike moment?" Kelly yelled in disbelief as Jonas ripped off his wingsuit to reveal a black tuxedo underneath. He then tore off that outfit to reveal underneath a much more casual gray suit.
Memorable introductions aside, Jonas didn't make it easy for the other judges to woo over competitors that he wanted on his team.
First up was Todd Tilghman, 41, of Mississippi. The father of eight created the season's first four-way chair turn during his soulful rendition of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's "We've Got Tonight."
While Kelly tried winning Tilghman over by approaching him as a fellow parent as Jonas turned on the charm and spoke to him husband to husband -- it was Blake who snagged the first competitor of the night by connecting with Tilghman on a personal level.
Next to take the stage was 27-year-old Nelson Cade III, a full time musician who once performed with the legendary Stevie Wonder. It doesn't take long for his raspy, bluegrass voice to win over John, Kelly, and Nick with his cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride And Joy."
Unfortunately for Nick, he realizes that he was blocked by Legend, meaning no matter what pitch he had up his sleeve to win Cade over, it was fruitless. To turn insult to injury, the "All Of Me" singer then bragged about it by mocking he the words "star" and "wow" that Nick jotted down during the audition. Playing dirty paid off for John, who ended with a three-punch combo by casually sharing that Wonder also performed at his wedding to Chrissy Teigen.
Now with the judges warmed up, it's game on when Tate Brusa, 16, takes the stage. Brusa's chances of making it on a team looked grim, that is until he hits an edgy note towards the end of his audition convincing Nick to spin around. But he's not alone, Shelton follows shortly after, if for nothing than to give the Jo' Bro a hard time.
Nick hops on stage with Brusa and gives him an impromptu singing lesson to prove just how good of a coach he can be which triggers Shelton to play dirty by bringing out some reinforcement -- an adorable white-furred puppy.
"If you don't choose me as your coach, this puppy's gonna go straight back to the animal shelter," he threatened.
Despite the taunt, the threat fails to sway Brusa and the teenage crooner picks Nick, making him the first contestant on his team.
Seven more hopefuls take the stage including rocker Todd Michael Hall who makes it onto Blake's team but it's "old soul" Joanna Serenko who closes out the show with a four-chair-turn.
The 18-year-old from St. Louis wooed with her jazzy, slowed-down version of "All My Loving" by The Beatles and just as she's deciding who's team to go to, Nick decides to lay it all on the line.
Bearing it all he pleads, "I'm gonna fight for you today. I know I'm not the logical choice but I have something to prove," which works.
The other singers of the night were Darious Lyles who went over to Team Legend, Todd Michael Hall to Team Blake --and two for Team Kelly, Megan Danielle and Tayler Green.
Credit: Julian SchratterIncubus is bringing the band's Make Yourself show across the pond.
Brandon Boyd and company will be playing their hit 1999 album, which spawned the singles "Drive," "Stellar" and "Pardon Me," in full at London's Royal Albert Hall on June 8 and 9. Visit IncubusHQ.com for ticket info.
Incubus launched the Make Yourself tour in the U.S. last fall to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary.
In non-Make Yourself Incubus happenings, the band will release a new EP, Trust Fall (Side B), in April. This summer, they'll embark on a North American tour with 311 and Badflower.
John Shearer/WireImageRage Against the Machine's reunion tour just got a bit bigger.
The rap-metal icons have added two extra dates at New York City's Madison Square Garden, taking place August 14 and 17. Rage will now play a total of five dates at the arena.
The final MSG date will be the last show on the U.S. leg of Rage's worldwide tour, which launches March 26 in El Paso, Texas. They'll then head to the U.K. and Europe later in August and into September.
Live NationNew Order and Pet Shop Boys are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this fall.
The joint outing, officially dubbed the Unity Tour, begins September 5 in Toronto, and will wrap up October 2 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Along the way, the two bands will make a stop at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit NewOrder.com or PetShopBoys.co.uk for the full list of dates and all ticket info.
New Order's most recent album is 2015's Music Complete. Pet Shop Boys, meanwhile, just dropped a new record called Hotspot in January.
Credit: Herring & HerringMetallica has canceled the band's upcoming headlining sets at this year's Sonic Temple and Louder than Life festivals, due to frontman James Hetfield's continuing recovery from substance abuse issues.
"As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved," Hetfield writes in a statement posted to Metallica's website.
"My intent with this statement is saying 'I apologize' to each one of you," he continues. "The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first."
"That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn't want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself," he added.
Sonic Temple and Louder than Life, held in May and September, respectively, are among the five rock festivals Metallica planned to play this year. The metal legends are still scheduled to perform at the Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville and Aftershock festivals. As previously announced, they're set to play two separate, unique headlining sets at each event.
"I want to stress that the band will play all other announced 2020 shows," Hetfield writes.
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool will step in for Metallica at Sonic Temple. The full Louder than Life lineup has yet to be announced.
Hetfield returned to rehab last September. Just last week, he made a surprise appearance at an Eddie Money tribute concert, marking the first time he's performed live since re-entering treatment.
Metallica's first official show with Hetfield back takes place April 15 in Chile.
Credit: Travis ShinnTool will hit the road this spring on a North American headlining tour.
The lengthy trek will launch April 16 in Miami, and will stretch all the way into June. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. local time.
For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit ToolBand.com.
Between the headlining dates, Tool will make a stop in Tennessee to headline this year's Bonnaroo festival.
Tool will be touring in support of their long-awaited, 13-years-in-the-making new album, Fear Inoculum, which finally dropped last August. It includes the Grammy-winning song "7empest," which Tool played for the first time live during a show in Sydney, Australia last week.