Harmony Gerber/Getty ImagesThird Eye Blind is releasing a covers EP titled Thanks for Everything on August 24. The seven-track collection includes the "Semi-Charmed Life" rockers' take on the Queens of the Stone Age song "In the Fade."
Thanks for Everything includes covers of songs by Bon Iver, Babyshambles, Santigold, Chastity Belt, Tim Buckley and Happy Diving.
In addition to appearing on a Third Eye Blind covers EP, "In the Fade," which originally appeared on QotSA's 2000 album Rated R, inspired the name of the 2017 German film In the Fade, starring Diane Kruger. Frontman Josh Homme composed the score for the movie.
Here's the Thanks for Everything track list:
"10" (Happy Diving) "F*** Forever" (Babyshambles) "This Isn't Our Parade" (Santigold) "Song of the Siren" (Tim Buckley) "Joke" (Chastity Belt) "In the Fade" (Queens of the Stone Age) "Blood Band" (Bon Iver)
ABC/Randy HolmesThe recording of Metallica's 2003 album St. Anger was fraught with intra-band drama, as documented in the film Some Kind of Monster. One of the many points of contention among the band members was the absence of guitar solos on the album, an idea guitarist Kirk Hammett was against. Speaking now with Metal Hammer, Hammett stands by his argument that St. Anger should've had solos.
"I guess it was appropriate for the time, but looking back, it doesn't seem so appropriate to me now!" Hammett says.
"I will always object to that, but I think the message was driven home after that album, that solos are needed in Metallica!" he continues. "People look forward to hearing them. So for me there was a weird vindication."
Luckily, there are plenty of solos on Metallica's most recent album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. The metal legends will kick off a U.S. tour in support of the album in September.
Roadrunner Records Coheed and Cambria's next album officially has a title and release date. The ninth studio effort from the prog rockers is called The Unheavenly Creatures, and will arrive on October 5.
The Unheavenly Creatures, which features the previously released "prog manifesto" "The Dark Sentencer," brings Coheed back to the world of the Amory Wars. The band had put aside the long-running narrative for their last album, 2015's The Color Before the Sun.
For those who want the full Unheavenly Creatures experience, you can pick up the Vaxis -- Act 1 limited edition box set. Along with the album, the $99 collection features a variety of accompanying artwork and books that further explore the story, as well as a plastic, wearable mask of the Unheavenly Creatures main character. You'll also find a bonus disc titled The Crown Heights Demos, featuring early versions of the album's songs.
Coheed and Cambria will hit the road ahead of The Unheavenly Creatures' arrival on a co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday, which begins July 6 in Miami.
Here is the track list for The Unheavenly Creatures:
"Prologue" "The Dark Sentencer" "Unheavenly Creatures" "Toys" "Black Sunday" "Queen of the Dark" "True Ugly" "Love Protocol" "The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)" "Night-Time Walkers" "The Gutter" "All on Fire" "It Walks Among US" "Old Flames" "Lucky Stars"
FOXParamore, Panic! at the Disco and Imagine Dragons are included in the second wave of music nominees for this year's Teen Choice Awards.
All three artists are nominated in the Choice Rock/Alternative Song category for their respective tracks "Hard Times," "High Hopes" and "Whatever It Takes."
Other tunes competing for the Choice Rock/Alternative Song title include Alice Merton's "No Roots," Foster the People's "Sit Next to Me" and Halsey's "Alone."
ID and Panic! are also nominated for the Choice Summer Group award.
The first wave of Teen Choice nominees, announced earlier this month, revealed the competitors for the Choice Rock Artist award: Paramore, Imagine Dragons, Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Portugal. the Man and X Ambassadors.
ID's "Whatever It Takes," Portugal's "Feel It Still" and Panic's "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" are up for the previously announced Choice Song: Group prize.
Fans can vote for their favorites today through Thursday, June 28 via TeenChoice.com and Twitter. The 2018 Teen Choice Awards air live from the Forum in Los Angeles, on Sunday, August 12 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Pop is teaming up with electronic duo Underworld to release a new EP. The four-track collection, titled Teatime Dub Encounters, will arrive on July 27.
Teatime Dub Encounters features a new song called "I'll See Big," which features Pop giving a spoken-word performance about friendship over a minimalist beat. You can grab the track now via digital platforms.
Pop and Underworld previously teamed up for the song "Bells & Circles," which was released in May.
Here's the Teatime Dub Encounters track list:
"Bells & Circles" "Trapped" "I'll See Big" "Get Your Shirt"
Courtesy of Roadrunner RecordsStone Sour has announced a deluxe version of their 2017 album Hyrograd. The 28-track collection will be released on August 31.
On the deluxe Hydrograd album, you'll find a host of b-sides, including the previously unreleased track "Burn One Turn One," which is now available for digital download. It also features a batch of live tracks, as well as covers of Soundgarden's "Outshined," Rage Against the Machine's "Bombtrack" and Van Halen's "Unchained."
The original Hydrograd spawned the singles "Song #3," "Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song is Dumb & So Am I)" and "St. Marie."
Stone Sour is currently on tour in Europe, and they'll return to the U.S. to support Ozzy Osbourne on the metal legend's North American No More Tours 2 trek, beginning August 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, frontman Corey Taylor is also working with his other band, Slipknot, on a new album, due out sometime in 2019.
KIDinaKORNER/Interscope RecordsDan Reynolds has teamed up famed film composer Hans Zimmer for a new song called "Skipping Stones."
The track, available now for digital download, is featured in the Imagine Dragons frontman's upcoming documentary Believer, which follows his journey to bridge the gap between his Mormon faith and the LGBTQ community.
"'Skipping Stones' is a song about feeling lost in life and upset with the state of things," says Reynolds. "I wrote it for the film to convey my feelings about the state of things within my community and a desire for change."
Reynolds adds that working with Zimmer, who's known for his work on films such as Inception, Gladiator and The Dark Knight, is "truly a dream realized."
"He is a musical genius and even more importantly a powerful, humble and gentle man," Reynolds says of the composer. "He was so passionate about the cause and wanted to be a part of it. He set aside everything to score the film and work on the song. I'm very proud of the end result."
"When I heard about Believer and the incredible work Dan is doing to help promote change, love, and acceptance within his church, I wanted to be part of it," Zimmer adds.
"This is too important not to get involved, to stay silent. Music connects us all. And if you listen to Dan's music that comes so from his heart, maybe you’ll start listening to each other’s hearts."
ABC/Fred LeePanic! at the Disco's new album Pray for the Wicked arrives today, and to celebrate, Brendon Urie and company have dropped a video for the song "Hey Look Ma, I Made It."
In the clip, a puppet version of Urie leaves home to pursue his dreams of becoming a rock star. After he signs a deal with a shady record company executive, puppet-Urie becomes a huge success, which then leads to the hard-and-fast rock star lifestyle. Be warned: this video contains puppet cocaine use and near-Team America levels of puppet vomit.
At the end of the video, Urie seems to get back on his feet, but a twist at the end reveals who's really in charge. You can watch the Panic! puppet journey for yourself now on YouTube.
Pray for the Wicked also features the lead single "Say Amen (Saturday Night)." Panic! will kick off a North American headlining tour in support of the album July 11 in Minneapolis.
Andrew Lipovsky/NBCDaveMatthews was Jimmy Fallon's musical guest on Thursday's Tonight Show and also put his spin on some popular rap tunes, in a sketch called "Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music."
"Do you enjoy the ominous, bass-heavy bouts of trap music, but wish it had a more jammin', earthy sound?" asked Fallon, seated in a study and decked out in a long-haired wig, black turtleneck shirt and a tan blazer. "You're going to love this brand new music album, 'Dave Matthews Sings Trap Music,' he continued, holding up a mock album cover that showed Matthews seated on a throne with a crown and scepter, as pair of doves circled around him.
Matthews proceeded to deliver jazzed up covers of Migos' "Stir Fry," Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang" and Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow."
Later, Matthews chatted with Fallon on a number of topics, including his distaste for karaoke. The 51-year-old rocker said he set foot in a karaoke bar just once, with actor Ryan Gosling, who immediately jumped on stage and belted out a song. Matthews recalled that he refused to follow Gosling, who was "awesome."
"The four people that can see past him and see me are like, 'are you gonna sing now?'" he explained. "I'm like, 'Yeah,'" he replied sarcastically.
Likewise, don't ask Matthews to sing at a wedding. When asked to performs, he says, "I just don't respond."
"Or [I] pretend that it's a joke," he adds. "I just go, "Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Yes."
Finally, Dave Matthews Band closed the show with a performance of "Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)," from their latest release, Come Tomorrow, which recently became their seventh number-one album.
Dave Matthews Band is currently touring North America in support of Come Tomorrow.
Gina Wetzler/RedfernsDaveGrohl and the FooFighters helped JamesCorden close out The Late Late Show's week in London with a performance of "Best of You."
Before the musical number, Grohl sat down with Corden and Game of Thrones' SophieTurner. Earlier in the show, Corden premiered "Carpool Karaoke" with Paul McCartney, with whom Grohl said he's collaborated a few times. Grohl explained that he even learned to play guitar by listening to The Beatles.
"I had this Beatles songbook, which has simple chord charts," Grohl said. "I would just sit with my guitar in my bedroom, put on the record and play along to it. I didn't really have a teacher. I just learned from The Beatles."
Now that he's gotten the chance to jam with the music legend, Grohl said he's never gotten over being nervous when performing with McCartney. He recalled one time at a party when he was asked to follow a McCartney performance on piano with one of his own. Grohl says he panicked, not only because he couldn't play piano, but also because he was "out of sorts," meaning either intoxicated or high.
But then, someone unlikely saved him: TaylorSwift.
"Right in that moment, Taylor Swift stands up," Grohl said. "She saved my a**."
He said Swift started playing a song that sounded familiar -- again, because of how "out of sorts" he was. Turns out, Swift it was the Foo Fighters' own "Best of You."
Foo Fighters are currently touring Europe in support of its latest studio album, Concrete and Gold. They'll launch a U.S. tour in July.
The Null CorporationTrent Reznor clearly had a lot on his mind when he recorded Nine Inch Nails' new album Bad Witch -- the six-track collection tackles everything from politics to depression. But as he tells Entertainment Weekly, there was one thing that was "taunting" him during the recording process: the saxophone.
Reznor plays the sax quite a bit on Bad Witch, partly as a nod to one of his personal heroes, David Bowie, who also played the sax. But the direction was also influenced by British '80s new wave band The Psychedelic Furs.
"I think back to [being] younger, reading about Psychedelic Furs as a bunch of students that all picked instruments and learned enough to make a record," Reznor explains. "As someone that had studied his a** off how to play an instrument, I thought, 'You can do that?'"
"Some people worried about technique or if it's in tune, or if it's played well," he continues. "[For Bad Witch, I thought], 'Let's just use it and add to the mayhem and message we are trying to convey.' All this time [the sax] had been just sitting in my studio staring at me. Taunting me."
You can hear that taunting sax now on Bad Witch, which is out today.
Credit: Phil SmithiesWeezer and Pixies will kick off their co-headlining tour tonight in West Palm Beach, Florida, and they'll be joined by The Wombats. It's a fitting lineup, considering the fact that The Wombats might not even exist today if they hadn't heard the music of Rivers Cuomo and company.
"Weezer was one of the reasons I started to play in a band," bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen tells ABC Radio. "The Blue Album was on repeat when I was about 11 years old."
Frontman Matthew Murphy, meanwhile, covered Weezer while playing in "dire college bands," and drummer Dan Haggis remembers Weezer's smash "Buddy Holly" as being a big part of his youth.
"We used to go to this rock club in Liverpool, and 'Buddy Holly' was pretty much played every single night that you were there dancing," Haggis says. "I think at first, I don't even know if I knew exactly who it was -- it was just one of my favorite songs on the playlist that the DJ would always play."
"If you would've told our 15-year-old selves that we were gonna play with Weezer and Pixies, we would've been pretty...well, we wouldn't have believed you," he adds.
If you want to hear more of Weezer's influence on The Wombats, you can listen to their new album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, which features the hit "Turn."
Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideLive has released a new song called "Love Lounge," the band's first track with original frontman Ed Kowalczyk in over a decade. The grungy rocker, which will appear on a forthcoming, currently untitled EP, is streaming now via RollingStone.com.
"I'm really proud of what we have been creating in the studio," Kowalczyk says in a statement to Rolling Stone. "[It's] a testament to our shared love of music, each other, and our fans. I'm super excited to get to share this first taste of what we've been up to...and there's lots more to come from Live."
"Love Lounge" is the first Live track to be released since Kowalczyk rejoined the band late 2016, 10 years after he recorded his last album with the group, 2006's Songs from Black Mountain. In between, Live released one album, 2014's The Turn, with another singer.
Live will kick off a tour with Counting Crows June 27 in Boise, Idaho.
Courtesy of GorillazGorillaz has premiered a new song called "Hollywood," a track from the cartoon band's forthcoming album The Now Now. It's accompanied by a trippy visualizer, which you can watch now on YouTube.
In between a woozy chorus sung by Damon Albarn, "Hollywood" features house music artist Jamie Principle and a verse from Snoop Dogg.
The Now Now also features the single "Humility." The album arrives in full on June 29.
As Grohl tells U.K. tabloid The Sun, host James Corden confronted him about his comments.
"I got a f***ing text from him that morning," Grohl remembers. "He was like, 'What the f***, dude?' I was like, 'Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!'"
"I had to text him back and was like, 'No dude, that's not what we meant,'" the rocker continues.
Grohl clarifies that the experience of singing along to his own songs was what made it uncomfortable. If it had been Led Zeppelin or Beatles songs they were singing, he says, "it would have been fine."
"But to sit there and sing your own songs...we felt weird about it," Grohl says.
"I felt so bad when it came out in the press," he adds. "'Foo Fighters had a terrible time, they hated the whole f***ing thing.' We didn't. [Corden is] such a sweet guy."
You can watch the Foo Fighters reunite with Corden tonight on The Late Late Show, airing 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS.
Meanwhile, Grohl is leaving the door open to collaborate with another British celebrity: Adele, who was heavily rumored to be on the latest Foo album, Concrete and Gold. Grohl's daughter Violet is a big Adele fan, too, having recently covered the pop star's hit "When We Were Young" during a benefit concert.
"Unfortunately it wasn't true," Grohl says of Adele guesting on Concrete and Gold. "But maybe next time."
Ollie Millington/RedfernsNOFX has announced that all of the band's U.S. tour dates have been canceled following the controversial comments they made last month about the October 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
"We did not drop off the shows...we were told that NOFX is not welcome to play ANY big venue in the United States," writes frontman "Fake Mike" Burkett in an Instagram post. "No joke! NOFX has effectively been banned in our own country."
The band still has a batch of international dates lined up, including European editions of their Punk in Drublic festival. Fat Mike writes that he hopes to bring back the U.S. edition of the festival, from which they were dropped following the Vegas comments, but "a lot of people don't want it to happen."
"We made a mistake, we apologized, and we gotta suffer the consequences," Mike writes. "Maybe it ain't fair, but whoever said life was. We are just very thankful that our fans are being so supportive." The post is accompanied by a few hashtags, including #WhenDidPunkRockBecomeSoSafe.
While playing Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in May, Fat Mike remarked on the October massacre, which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more, by saying, "at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans." When fans started booing, Mike responded, "You were all thinking it."
In an apology note published earlier this month, NOFX called the comments "shameful," "tasteless" and "hurtful," while adding that they do not "condone violence against ANY group of people, period."
Scott Dudelson/WireImageAfter criticizing the "Taylor Swifts of the world" for not speaking out about politics, Trent Reznor has now taken aim at one of the pop superstar's enemies: Kanye West.
Speaking with The Guardian, the Nine Inch Nails frontman gave his thoughts on the polarizing rapper's new album, ye. Let's just say he's not a fan.
"The guy's lost his f***ing mind: that's the thinkpiece," Reznor says. "His record sucked, and that's it."
Reznor adds that West has made "great" music in the past, but says the rapper is "not in a great place right now." During an interview with TMZ last month, West said that slavery was "a choice," among a number of other controversial comments.
Presumably, Reznor is a bigger fan of his new Nine Inch Nails album, Bad Witch, due out this Friday.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe band Bermuda Triangle, which features Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, has released a new song called "Till the End of Days." The folksy, harmony-laden tune is available now for digital download.
"It's about friendship, it's about love, it's about the Triangle," says co-vocalist Jesse Lafser of the track. "This one goes out to my past life brothers."
"Till the End of Days" is the third song Bermuda Triangle has released, following "Rosey" and "Suzanne."
Bermuda Triangle will hit the road for a batch of tour dates in July, including a set at the Newport Folk Festival.
While Howard is busy with Bermuda Triangle, the Alabama Shakes front has been quiet as of late. The band's most recent album is 2015's Grammy-winning Sound & Color.