Credit: Alexis GrossMatt Maeson and grandson have joined forces to create a remix of the former's song "I Just Don't Care That Much."
The collaboration sounds a lot like what you might expect it to, with grandson applying the distortion found in songs like "Blood//Water" and "Apologize" to Maeson's more acoustic-based sound. You can download the remix now via digital outlets.
The original "I Just Don't Care That Much" appears on Maeson's debut album Bank on the Funeral, which also features his breakthrough single, "Cringe." He'll launch a North American headlining tour in support of the record August 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mike Pont/WireImageQueens of the Stone Age have shared a video honoring late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who would've celebrated his 63rd birthday Tuesday.
The clip features a number of musicians -- including QotSA frontman Josh Homme, who was good friends with Bourdain -- wishing you a happy "Bourdain Day." Other artists who show up in the video include Jack White and The Raconteurs, Royal Blood's Mike Kerr, The Kills' Alison Mosshart, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, Homme's wife Brody Dalle and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders.
"A reminder that today is International Bourdain Day!" the video's caption reads. "A day to celebrate what was & make what is, exactly what it should be!!! Hallelujah!!!! So join us, toast a truthful modern pioneer: Our friend & fellow traveler, Anthony Bourdain."
Credit: Jim Donnelly Last year, Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro and Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison launched the Above Ground charity concert to raise money for mental health treatment, with proceeds going to MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy. Now, they're bringing the event back for another go-round.
The 2019 Above Ground show will take place September 16 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. During the event, Navarro and Morrison will lead an all-star band in covers of two iconic albums: The Stooges' 1969 self-titled debut, and David Bowie's 1972 classic The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
The full lineup of guests this year has yet to be announced. Among those who participated in 2018 included Billy Idol, Corey Taylor and Courtney Love.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. PT.
Noam Galai/Getty ImagesSince R.E.M. broke up in 2011, Michael Stipe has stayed pretty quiet when it comes to making new music, but that's apparently about to change.
R.E.M.'s website has shared an interview that Stipe did with the Italian publication La Repubblica, in which he says he's working on new solo material. In fact, he says he has "18 songs...already ready."
"For five years, I'd had a clean break from music," Stipe says. "Now I'm writing, composing and recording all by myself and for the first time."
In March 2018, Stipe shared a 40-second clip of a potential new solo song called "Future, If Future." Last month, he played some solo material at a surprise New York City set opening for Patti Smith.
ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182 has postponed the first date of the band's upcoming summer tour, which was scheduled for this Thursday, June 27 in Columbus, Ohio.
According to a tweet from the punk trio, the show is being rescheduled due to "unforeseen production delays." It will now take place on September 22.
The tour, which will also feature rapper Lil Wayne, will now officially kick off June 29 in Hartford, Connecticut. During the run, Blink will be playing their 1999 album Enema of the State in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
A new Blink-182 album, the follow-up to 2016's California, is also in the works. So far, the band has shared two songs from the upcoming record: "Blame It on My Youth" and "Generational Divide."
ATO RecordsAlabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard has announced the details of her debut solo album.
The 11-track collection is titled Jaime, and is due out September 20. You can download the funky, psychedelic first single, "History Repeats," now via digital outlets.
As Howard explains, Jaime is named after her sister, who died when they were young.
"The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being," Howard says. "But, the record is not about her. It's about me. I'm pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is why I needed to do it on my own."
In support of the new record, Howard is launching a North American headlining tour, beginning August 17 in Asheville, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time via BrittanyHoward.com.
The most recent Alabama Shakes album is 2015's Grammy-winning Sound & Color.
Here's the Jaime track list:
"History Repeats" "He Loves Me" "Georgia" "Stay High" "Tomorrow" "Short and Sweet" "13th Century Metal" "Baby" "Goat Head" "Presence" "Run to Me"
And here are Howard's tour dates:
8/17 -- Asheville, NC, Orange Peel 8/18 -- Asheville, NC, Orange Peel 8/19 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 8/23 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club 8/24 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club 9/18 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater 9/19 -- St. Paul, MN, Palace Theatre 9/20 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre 9/22 -- Toronto, ON, Rebel 9/24 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 9/25 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 9/27 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore 10/5 -- Austin, TX, ACL Festival 10/8 -- Los Angeles, CA, Theatre at Ace Hotel 10/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, Theatre at Ace Hotel 10/12 -- Austin, TX, ACL Festival 10/13 -- Atlanta, GA, AfroPunk Festival
ABC/Randy HolmesMumford & Sons have added a batch of fall tour dates to their schedule.
The newly added shows begin September in Phoenix, Arizona, and include stops in San Francisco, Houston, Dallas and Oklahoma City. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time via MumfordandSons.com.
As with their recent European tour, Mumford & Sons will be joined by Australian band Gang of Youths for the U.S. run. During a stop in Sweden, the two groups united on stage to cover the song "Blood" by another Australian band, The Middle East. You can watch official footage of the live collaboration now on YouTube.
Prior to the fall outing, Mumford will launch a summer U.S. trek August 3 in Los Angeles. Portugal. the Man will support on select dates.
Here are Mumford & Sons' newly added U.S. tour dates:
9/16 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena 9/19 -- San Francisco, CA, Chase Center 10/8 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 10/9 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 10/11 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
Credit: Jessie EnglishYungblud has announced a fall North American headlining tour.
The outing kicks off September 11 in Vancouver, and will wrap up October 17 in Washington, D.C. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. local time via YungbludOfficial.com.
You can also catch Yungblud on his current summer tour, which continues through July 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Some of the dates on the fall run -- such as stops in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland, Oregon -- are rescheduled from the summer trek, because the musician had to postpone a few shows after his passport was stolen.
In more Yungblud news, the U.K. rocker has premiered the video for his latest single, "Parents." The clip, which offers some very literal interpretations of the song's vivid lyrics, is streaming now on YouTube.
Yungblud recently teamed up with Blink-182's Travis Barker and rapper Machine Gun Kelly on the new track, "I Think I'm OKAY." He and Barker previously collaborated on the song "11 Minutes" with Halsey.
Here are Yungblud's fall tour dates:
9/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre 9/12 -- Seattle, WA, The Showbox 9/13 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater 9/15 -- San Francisco, CA, Regency Ballroom 9/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre 9/19 -- San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park 9/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 9/23 -- Austin, TX, Emo’s 9/24 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues 9/25 -- Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall Downstairs 9/27 -- Orlando, FL, The Beacham 9/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse 9/29 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works 10/1 -- Kansas City, MO, The Truman 10/2 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue 10/4 -- Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre 10/5 -- Detroit, MI, St. Andrew’s Hall 10/6 -- Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall 10/9 -- Syracuse, NY, Westcott Theater 10/10 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club 10/12 -- Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer 10/14 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall 10/16 -- Charlotte, NC, The Underground 10/17 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboBastille has shared a cover of Billie Eilish's "bad guy," with an extra helping of bad.
For their version of the 17-year-old singer's huge hit -- currently the number-three single on the Hot 100 -- Dan Smith and company added in snippets of other songs with the word "bad" in the title: Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" and Bastille's own "Bad Decisions."
They also added in a bit of Dick Dale's "Misirlou," which doesn't have the word "bad" in it, but is probably one of the baddest guitar riffs every recorded.
Bastille played the "bad guy" cover for BBC Radio 1, and you can watch the performance streaming now on YouTube. Come for all the mash-ups, stay to hear Smith sing that he's that "might seduce your dad type."
You can also listen to Bastille's "Bad Decisions" on the band's newly released album, Doom Days.
ABC/Image Group LAA Twenty One Pilots fan received the merch haul of a lifetime after she gave frontman Tyler Joseph a Ned plush toy.
Ned, if you're unfamiliar, is the adorable, alien-like creature who stars in TOP's "Chlorine" video. During the band's show in San Antonio, Texas, Joseph spotted a fan in the crowd holding her own Ned stuffed animal, and asked if he could have it, since his one one-year-old niece Mia is obsessed with Ned.
"Whenever she gets sick or she's tired, all she asks for -- I'm not even making this up -- all she asks for is Ned," Joseph explained after the fan handed him the doll.
"So my sister will show her, my little niece, the video of 'Chlorine' and it calms her down right away," he continued. "And so thank you so much for giving this to me, because I'm going to give her this -- she's always wanted her own real Ned."
To thank the fan, Joseph instructed someone to "make sure she gets stuff from whatever." As the fan later explained in a Twitter thread, that stuff turned out to be over $300 in merch, including t-shirts, hoodies and jackets.
"I have no idea how to repay this band," she wrote. "I really have absolutely no idea how to react. "I'm so grateful, truly."
You can watch the whole exchange in a video posted to Reddit.
Twenty One Pilots are currently touring in support of their new album, Trench. The trek continues Tuesday in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
ABC/Randy HolmesJosh Homme is working on a new project with Dave Grohl and Billy Gibbons, and, according to the ZZ Top guitarist, it could be a new Queens of the Stone Age album.
"Just one month ago, I was making a record with Queens of the Stone Age," Gibbons tells the U.K.'s eonmusic. "Dave Grohl was also taking part and he decided to have a big barbecue. So there was this interesting gathering."
"We had gone to the desert to work on just a couple of tracks, and I was outside, and Josh came out of the studio, and he had this box, and it was making some strange noise," he continues. "And I said, 'Hey, what is that?' and he goes, 'I don't know, I just found it.' I said, 'Don't touch a thing; we're going to use it for the song!' So that's how it started."
It certainly seems that Gibbons is referring to a new entry in Homme's long-running collaborative Desert Sessions series, the return of which he teased last month. However, Gibbons says they were working on a full QotSA album.
"I was talking with Josh just yesterday, and I was very excited," Gibbons says, adding that whatever they were working on is "completed."
"I think that [Homme] said he wants to put it out Halloween," Gibbons adds. "It'll be good."
Queens of the Stone Age's most recent album is 2017's Villains. The last Desert Sessions release arrived in 2003.
Bastille's new album, Doom Days, just debuted in the #5 spot on the Billboard 200, moving 41,000 equivalent album units, 34,000 of which were actual album sales. It's the British band's second consecutive Billboard 200 top-five debut, following 2016's #4 debut of Wild World.
Doom Days takes you through a conceptual journey that takes place over the course of one night. Ahead of the record's arrival, they premiered the opening track, "Quarter Past Midnight," and the closer, "Joy." But just because you know how it begins and ends doesn't mean you know the whole Doom Days story.
"There's a lot lyrically on the record about, like, 'Help me piece it all together,' and about memory and all that kind of stuff," frontman Dan Smith tells ABC Radio. "So it was just kinda fun for us to put the beginning and the end out, and as we've revealed different tracks and as the album comes out, it's about piecing the night together."
"That's kind of how it happens, you know?" adds keyboardist Kyle Simmons. "You make that initial, 'Right! Let's have a massive party!' And then all of the sudden...a lot like in a film...you cut to the morning and you're like, 'What the f*** has just happened?'"
Smith explains that Doom Days, which tells the story of an "apocalyptic party," is more concerned with feeling than plot.
"The story of the album is less about a narrative that unfolds with twists and turns," Smith says. "It's more about taking you through a night."
"It would be kinda weird if 'Joy' was, like, 'And he was the murderer!'" he laughs. "Maybe that's the next album."
Doom Days is available now from all the usual outlets.
Erika Goldring/WireImageTwo weeks after Universal Music Group revealed a devastating storage facility fire in 2008 had destroyed thousands of irreplaceable master tapes from hundreds of musicians, we've got our first lawsuit.
The late Tom Petty's ex-wife, Jane Petty, along with Soundgarden, Hole, Americana singer/songwriter Steve Earle and the estate of the late Tupac Shakur are all plaintiffs in the suit, filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles.
The suit makes several accusations against UMG, not the least of which is failing to disclose to the affected artists until two weeks ago that the 2008 fire had destroyed their master recordings. It also declares UMG received an insurance settlement of $150 million, which they failed to disclose or share with the affected artists, and accuses the music giant of failing to take necessary steps to prevent the fire in the first place.
The plaintiffs are asking for monetary damages of more than $100 million.
Master recordings are the original recordings from which copies are made to sell and distribute. Over half a century's worth of masters were lost in the UMG fire from artists including Ray Charles, Nirvana, The Eagles, Elton John, The Police, Guns N' Roses, Ella Fitzgerald, Nine Inch Nails, Miles Davis and many others.
Friday's lawsuit is the first of many lawsuits expected to be filed in the wake of UMG's admission.
UMe/Artists DenSoundgarden has premiered a new clip from the band's upcoming Live from the Artists Den concert film and live album.
The video features the grunge legends playing the Badmotorfinger song "New Damage." You can watch the performance now on YouTube.
The Live from the Artists Den special was recording during Soundgarden's 2013 show at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. The nearly three-hour concert will screen in IMAX theaters for one night only on July 1.
Live from the Artists Den will be released in a variety of formats, including a four-LP, two-CD super deluxe box set, on July 26.
Nuclear BlastThe Damned Things have premiered an incredibly goofy video for "Something Good," a track off the Fall Out Boy/Anthrax/Every Time I Die/Alkaline Trio band's new album, High Crimes.
In a concept that will likely make Tenacious D very jealous, the animated clip finds a man venturing into the depths of Hell to recover something very special: his stolen butt. Yes, his butt has been stolen, and the only way to get it back is to defeat the Devil. Like we said, very goofy.
You can watch the "Something Good" video now streaming on YouTube.
The Damned Things feature Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley and Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano. The group released High Crimes, the sophomore follow-up to 2010's Ironiclast, in April.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish has achieved another rare chart feat.
According to Billboard, the 17-year-old phenom's single "bad guy" has reached number 10 on the Alternative Songs chart, following "you should see me in a crown" and "bury a friend," both of which also peaked in the top 10.
This makes her only the third solo female artist to score top-10 hits on Alternative Songs with her first three entries on the tally. The only other artists to do that in the 30-year history of Alternative Songs are Suzanne Vega and Sheryl Crow.
Eilish previously became the first female artist to simultaneously chart at least 14 songs on the Hot 100.
Eilish is currently on tour supporting her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? The run continues Friday in Nashville.
ABC/Alycia MonacoTravis Barker has popped up yet again on another artist's song.
The Blink-182 drummer lends his skills to a new version of 20-year-old pop singer Maggie Lindemann's single "Friends Go." The updated recording is available now for digital download.
"I wanted to do a version of friends go that had a bit more of a punk feel because that's my favorite type of music," says Lindemann.
"When I first recorded the song, I wanted to do multiple versions," she continues. "I feel like the song is very versatile and wanted to kinda explore different genres! I love the Travis version, it's one of my favorite songs I've done."
Barker recently teamed up with Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly for the song, "I Think I'm OKAY." He previously collaborated with Yungblud and Halsey on "11 Minutes." Barker also co-wrote and produced a song on 7, the new EP from "Old Town Road" rapper Lil Nas X.
Of course, you can also hear Barker play with Blink-182. The punk trio just dropped a new song called "Generational Divide," and they'll hit the road on a co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne next week.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi has announced a new album with his band CRX. The sophomore effort from the project is called Peek, and is due out August 23.
The first preview from Peek is a single titled "We're All Alone," which is available now for digital download.
Peek follows CRX's 2016 debut New Skin, which was produced by Queens of the Stone frontman Josh Homme.
As for The Strokes, the wait for new material to follow 2013's Comedown Machine and the 2016 EP Future Present Past continues. However, the band did debut a new song -- apparently called "The Adults Are Talking" -- at a show last month.