ABC/Randy HolmesAJR has released a new single called "Burn the House Down." The political track is now available for digital download.
"Burn the House Down" is the first new song from AJR following their 2017 album The Click, which includes the single "Sober Up." That song, which features Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
AJR is currently on a headlining tour in support of The Click. They'll be hitting a number of festivals this spring and summer, including Hangout and Forecastle.
Credit: Caleb KuhlMatt and Kim have released a new song called "Happy If You're Happy," which will appear on the band's forthcoming album, Almost Everyday. The sweet, 109-second ditty is streaming alongside an equally adorable video now on YouTube.
"'Happy If You're Happy' is a song I should have written years ago," says Matt. "It's about how Kim is the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm sorry it took so long."
Almost Everyday also features the previously released tracks "Forever" and "Like I Used to Be." The album arrives in full on May 4.
Matt and Kim are currently touring the U.S. in support of Almost Everyday. The trek continues tonight in Sayreville, New Jersey.
ABC/Randy HolmesThirty Seconds to Mars has shared another song from their forthcoming album, AMERICA. The new track is called "One Track Mind," and features a verse from rapper A$AP Rocky. You can download it now via digital platforms.
AMERICA also features the previously released singles "Walk on Water" and "Dangerous Night." The album, which will come in 10 different covers, arrives on April 6.
Thirty Seconds to Mars will be touring behind AMERICA on their massive Monolith tour, which kicks off June 6 in Toronto.
ABC/Nicole WilderJack White has shared the video for his song "Over and Over and Over," a single from the ex-White Stripes frontman's brand-new solo album, Boarding House Reach. You can watch the trippy clip now on YouTube.
The video begins with White standing in a small room while two disinterested woman sit on a couch next to him. As he continues to play the song, the visual keeps cutting upwards to a new room, essentially the same as the original, but with new people, objects and outfits. It's slightly reminiscent of the White Stripes' nesting doll "Seven Nation Army" video.
Boarding House Reach, White's third solo effort, was released today. He's playing a release-day show tonight in Brooklyn, New York, which will stream live on Twitter starting at 10 p.m. ET, and he'll kick off a full North American tour April 19 with a hometown show in Detroit.
Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson had premiered the video for his song "Tattooed in Reverse." As he previously teased, the visual does indeed feature Courtney Love, who plays a nurse pushing the famed shock rocker around in a wheelchair.
In addition to Love, the "Tattooed in Reverse" video includes several Manson stock images: a scary hospital, a cult-like ritual, and creepy dolls. You can watch the clip now on YouTube.
"Tattooed in Reverse" is a track from Manson's new album, Heaven Upside Down, which also features the songs "We Know Where You F***ing Live" and "KILL4ME."
Third Man/ColumbiaThe new Jack White era has officially begun. The ex-White Stripes frontman's third solo album, Boarding House Reach, is out today.
Leading up to the announcement of the album, White teased that it would be "a bizarre one" and that it sounded like "good gardening music or roofing music or...back-alley stabbing music." That description didn't seem like much of an exaggeration when, a month later, he released "Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach," a four-minute sound collage featuring snippets from the upcoming album.
In January, White officially announced the details of Boarding House Reach. Along with the news, he released two new songs: lead single "Connected By Love" and the frenetic track "Respect Commander."
Each of the songs released managed to live up to White's early "bizarre" characterization, combining elements of rock, hip-hop, jazz and funk into a sound he described as "incredibly modern."
"I wanted to take punk, hip-hop and rock & roll, and funnel it all into a 2018 time capsule," he said.
White will take Boarding House Reach on the road this spring and summer on a North American headlining tour, starting April 19 with a hometown show in Detroit. If you plan to catch any of the dates, you may want to leave your phone at home, since the shows will be a "phone-free, 100% human experience."
Prior to the tour, White will play an album release day concert tonight in Brooklyn, New York. The show will stream live online via Twitter starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Credit: Steve KerosPearl Jam's show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday was extra spicy thanks to members of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer joined Eddie Vedder and company onstage during the concert to perform a cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." You can watch fan-shot footage of the performance now on YouTube.
Pearl Jam also brought out Smith to play on their new song "Can't Deny Me," the first single from the band's forthcoming 11th studio album. Fan footage of that collaboration is streaming on YouTube, as well.
There'll be another chance for Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers to collaborate when both bands play Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo this weekend. While PJ will return to the U.S. this summer for a brief stadium tour, the Chili Peppers don't have any more tour dates currently scheduled.
Image Group LA/ABCWALK THE MOON will headline a benefit concert for Band Together NC, a North Carolina-based organization that uses "live music as a platform for social change." The show takes place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on June 23.
Proceeds from the concert will support Triangle Family Services and its mission to help local North Carolina families with mental healthcare. For ticket info, visit BandTogetherNC.org.
WALK THE MOON recently wrapped a North American headlining tour in support of their new album, What if Nothing, which features the lead single "One Foot." This summer, they'll play a run of home-state shows in Ohio, and they'll also open for Thirty Seconds to Mars on Jared Leto and company's massive Monolith tour.
Credit: Olivia BeeBilly Corgan touches on a variety of topics in his first interview since Smashing Pumpkins announced their Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour. Speaking with The New York Times, Corgan talks for the first time about original bassist D'arcy Wretzky's exclusion from the reunion.
Leading up to the reunion announcement, Wretzky said Corgan had told her she'd be a part of the project, only to rescind that offer. She also shared her texts with Corgan. In a subsequent interview, Wretzky called Corgan "insufferable" and said that he "may have a brain tumor."
"I think what she did demonstrates why she couldn't be involved," Corgan now says of Wretzky. "I was vulnerable and shared things and trusted that there was a reason to give it a chance, despite plenty of empirical evidence that that was not a wise decision."
Corgan adds that the bridge between him and Wretzky is now burned "forever." Instead, Jack Bates, son of New Order's Peter Hook, will play bass on the tour.
Wretzky also said Corgan supported President Donald Trump, but Corgan says he hasn't voted since casting a ballot for Bill Clinton in 1992.
"I'm a free-market libertarian capitalist," Corgan says. "I'm not anti-anything except establishment. I find institutions and systems suspicious."
Additionally, Corgan addressed his controversial reputation, saying that if "kept my mouth shut," the Pumpkins would be "a lot more successful." However, he also refers to himself a "class-A heel," a wrestling term for a villain. In fact, he thinks he's the number-two heel in rock history, only behind Lou Reed.
"I would say 80 percent of the things that I get held up and mocked for, I'm doing intentionally," Corgan says. "It's sort of funny to me that they actually think I'm that stupid."
ABC/Craig SjodinIn advance of Pearl Jam's upcoming summer stadium tour, the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners have each announced a Pearl Jam Night in honor of the grunge icons. Boston's will take place June 22 at Fenway Park, while Seattle's will be held July 20 at Safeco Field.
Both Pearl Jam Nights will feature limited edition band-specific merch, while the Seattle celebration will end with a 12-minute fireworks show set to the band's music. Additionally, Pearl Jam members will be attending the Seattle game to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Pearl Jam will kick off their summer tour with two shows at Safeco Field held August 8 and 10, and they'll play Fenway Park on September 2 and 4. In between, they'll hit Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana August 13, and Chicago's Wrigley Field August 18 and 20.
Courtesy Virgin ProducedFoo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will headline this year's KAABOO Del Mar festival, held September 14-16 in Del Mar, California.
Much like the headliners, the rest of the lineup spans multiple eras of rock. Other artists playing the festival include Incubus, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Alice in Chains, Billy Idol, Blondie, Jimmy Eat World, CAKE, Stone Temple Pilots, The All-American Rejects, War, Robert DeLong, The Zombies, Everclear, SWMRS, Candlebox, and Soul Asylum.
Interscope RecordsThirty Seconds to Mars has announced the title and details of their long-awaited new album.
The album, due April 6, is called AMERICA, and it will feature multiple covers featuring provocative lists of words. Those lists will also be displayed on billboards and posters in cities around the world. The album features collaborations with Halsey and A$AP Rocky, as well as a track produced by Zedd. It's available for pre-order now.
Billboards will appear in LA, New York City and London, while posters will be located in cities like Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Toronto and others.
In a statement, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto says, "For me, the lists are almost like a time capsule. Independently they may surprise, entertain or provoke, but as a group they give us a sense of the culture we are a part of and the times we are living in.”
One album design features the words, "A.I., Bitcoin, Fake News and Russia," while another reads, "Cowgirl, Doggy, Face, Sixty-Nine, Scissors, The Crab." Still another reads, "Kylie, Elvis, Kanye, Jesus, Lebron, Oprah." There are 10 different covers in all, name-checking everything from prescription drugs, to YouTube stars, to sports, to multinational corporations.
The A$AP Rocky song, "One Track Mind," will arrive Friday, March 23.
Here's the track listing for AMERICA:
1. "Walk on Water" 2. "Dangerous Night" (produced by Zedd) 3. "Rescue Me" 4. "One Track Mind" (ft. A$AP Rocky) 5. "Monolith" 6. "Love Is Madness" (ft. Halsey) 7. "Great Wide Open" 8. "Hail to the Victor" 9. "Dawn Will Rise" 10. "Remedy" 11. "Live Like a Dream" 12. "Rider"
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCAfter revealing details of their upcoming album, Pray for the Wicked, earlier on Wednesday, Panic! at the Disco delivered the debut performance of one of their new songs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
And that wasn't all. Frontman Brendon Urie earned some laughs in a comedy segment on The Tonight Show by singing the theme from DuckTales.
As part of his "Audience Suggestion Box" bit, Fallon presented a question from a fan that read, "Jimmy, I saw Panic! at the Disco was on your show and I love Brendon Urie. He can make any song he sings sound amazing. Can you have Brendon come out and sing the DuckTales theme song?”
Lo and behold, Brendon came out and offered up a very animated take on the cartoon theme song while being backed by The Roots.
Later on in the show, Brendon and the rest of Panic! at the Disco rocked their new song "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" complete with a full horn section. Fallon seemed to be blown away by the performance, gushing profusely as he greeted the band.
Brendon wasn't done putting on a show, though, as he danced enthusiastically to The Roots' outro music as the credits rolled.
Panic! at the Disco's new album, Pray for the Wicked, drops June 22.
ABC/Image Group LAWhen Mike Shinoda released his Post Traumatic EP in January, each of the threesongs was accompanied by a very personal video, often showing the Linkin Park member from odd angles and in extreme closeup. In making the videos, Shinoda says he found himself experimenting with new ways to represent the emotional nature of the songs.
"To be honest, there were times when I felt like I was getting really weird," Shinoda tells Kerrang!.
"By the time I had the songs, I knew I was going to put these out into the world," he continues. "One way or another, they were going to come out. So I wanted them to have visuals that were also as personal as they could be."
Given that the songs on Post Traumatic deal largely with Shinoda's grief over the death of his friend and band mate Chester Bennington, it makes sense that he'd want the videos to feel as personal as the songs. But he admits he took that notion to the extreme by making the videos entirely by himself.
"I didn't want anyone else touching them," Shinoda says. "I didn't want anyone else holding a camera. So I basically shot stuff on my phone, edited it in Final Cut, and there it was."
By doing so, Shinoda hoped to create "the most visceral version" of what the videos could be.
"I think sometimes with videos, when they're made to look very beautiful, sometimes they become better," Shinoda explains. "But there are other times when it's the ugliness that makes it powerful."
In addition to the Post Traumatic songs, Shinoda has also been working on a full-length album solo album.
ABC/Randy HolmesLinkin Park's charity Music for Relief, which the band founded following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to become the long-running organization's official crisis relief program.
"My bandmates and I founded Music for Relief in the spirit of collaboration; recognizing that we could do more in partnership with others," guitarist Brad Delson tellsBillboard. "Joining forces with EIF exemplifies the teamwork that will make both entities stronger."
"The Entertainment Industry Foundation has the capability to activate the entertainment community around a cause, which is what we set out to achieve with Music for Relief," he added.
Music for Relief has raised over $11 million since it started, and has helped the survivors of natural disasters included Hurricane Katrina and earthquakes in Haiti, Japan and Nepal.
In commemoration of Bennington's birthday Tuesday, Music for Relief launched a fundraiser through its One More Light Fund to benefit 320 Changes Direction, a mental health awareness campaign started by Chester wife, Talinda.
ABC/Randy HolmesCorey Taylor has shared a brief cover of the Audioslave song "Getaway Car" in honor of the late Chris Cornell. The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman posted his piano-based take on the track on his Instagram.
"A little tribute to a sorely missed artist," Taylor wrote in the caption, along with the hashtag "#Cornell."
Following Cornell's death last May, Taylor and Stone Sour performed a cover of Soundgarden's "Outshined."
In related news, System of a Down's Serj Tankian joined Cornell's Audioslave band mates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brand Wilk to perform "Like a Stone" in honor of the late musician during a Prophets of Rage show in New Zealand Tuesday.
Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records; Rosanna Jones and The Visual Strategist After weeks of cryptic teasers, Panic! at the Disco has finally announced the details of their next album. The sixth studio effort from Brendon Urie and company is indeed called Pray for the Wicked, and will arrive June 22.
"After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to L.A.," says Urie in a statement. "I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I've experienced the last couple of years. Pray For the Wicked is my 'thank you' to our fans and the most fun I've ever had making an album."
If you want a preview of what Pray for the Wicked sounds like, Panic! has shared not one, but two new songs from the album: "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" and "(F*** a) Silver Lining." Both songs are available for digital download, and "Say Amen" is accompanied by a video featuring Urie stylishly fighting off a group of home invaders, which you can watch now on YouTube.
In even more Panic! news, the band has announced a massive headlining tour in support of Pray for the Wicked, which begins July 11 in Minneapolis. The summer trek wraps up August 18 in Las Vegas.
You'll get access to a pre-sale for tickets if you pre-order Pray for the Wicked via the Panic! website. Otherwise, general on sale begins next Friday, March 30. Visit PanicattheDisco.com for ticket info.
Pray for the Wicked is the follow-up to Panic! at the Disco's 2016 album, Death of a Bachelor.
Here is the Pray for the Wicked track list:
"(F*** a) Silver Lining" "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" "High Hopes" "Roaring 20s" "Dancing's Not a Crime" "One of the Drunks" "The Overpass" "King of the Clouds" "Old Fashioned" "Dying in LA"
And here are Panic! at the Disco's tour dates:
7/11 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center 7/13 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse 7/14 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena 7/15 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena 7/17 -- Chicago, IL, United Center 7/18 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena 7/20 -- Uniondale, NY, NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum 7/21 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena 7/22 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre 7/24 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden 7/27 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 7/28 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena 7/29 -- Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Center 7/31 -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center 8/1 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 8/3 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 8/5 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center 8/7 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 8/8 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena 8/10 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena 8/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena 8/12 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center 8/14 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center 8/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center 8/17 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena 8/18 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
ABC/Nicole WilderJack White has shared another preview of his forthcoming solo album Boarding House Reach with a new track titled "Ice Station Zebra."
Even by the standards of the previously released songs "Corporation" and "Respect Commander," "Ice Station Zebra" is a weird one, lacking any traditional structure and combining elements of rock, hip-hop, funk and jazz. To listen for yourself, you can download the track now via digital outlets.
Boarding House Reach, which also features the singles "Connected By Love" and "Over and Over and Over," arrives March 23.
White will launch a North American tour in support of the album April 19 with a hometown show in Detroit. Along the way, he'll be headlining a number of festivals, including Jazz Fest, Boston Calling, Governors Ball and Lollapalooza.
Prior to the tour, White is playing an album release day show on March 23 in Brooklyn, New York. The show will stream live online starting at 10 p.m. ET via Twitter.
Loma Vista RecordingsMarilyn Manson has shared a teaser for his upcoming "Tattooed in Reverse" video, and it stars the one and only Courtney Love.
The 10-second clip shows the Hole frontwoman dressed as a nurse and pushing the famed shock-rocker around in a wheelchair.
"Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse?" Manson writes in the video caption. "Oh s***...I did."
Love and Manson's relationship over the years has been...interesting. The two were rumored to be in a long-running feud, but in a 2015 interview, Manson said that he and Love "never really had a falling out. ...We've always been weird with each other, because she's slept with pretty much every one of my friends, supposedly," Manson said.
"Tattooed in Reverse" is a song from Manson's new album, Heaven Upside Down. He'll support it on a co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie this summer.
Perry Farrell/WME Entertainment/C3 PresentsJack White and Arctic Monkeys lead the lineup for this year's Lollapalooza, held August 2-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.
The lineup also features Vampire Weekend, The National, Odesza, Portugal. the Man, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, WALK THE MOON, Greta Van Fleet, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Franz Ferdianand, James Bay, Sir Sly, Lykke Li, The Wombats, Manchester Orchestra and The Neighbourhood. Other headliners include The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.
Additionally, Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is on the lineup with his Kind Heaven project. His performance will feature a "all-star lineup of guest musicians" who will be playing new music from Farrell's upcoming solo album, which is due out in the fall.
Four-day Lollapalooza passes are available now, and single-day tickets will go on sale soon. Visit Lollapalooza.com for the full lineup and ticket info.