ABC/Randy HolmesThe Lumineers will help honor the history of their home state when they perform at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held December 3 in Denver.
"Excited to be a part of this event in a state dear to our hearts," say the folk rockers.
Frontman Wesley Schultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites first started The Lumineers in New Jersey before relocating to Denver.
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame show will be the first Lumineers live date in nearly a year. It's also their first scheduled concert following the departure of cellist Neyla Pekarek, who announced this week she's leaving the band to pursue a solo career.
Credit: Brad HeatonTwenty One Pilots' Blurryface set all sort of Billboard chart milestones, and it looks like the duo's new album Trench will continue that tradition.
According to the publication, all 14 tracks on Trench have charted in the top 25 on the Hot Rock Songs tally. Lead single "Jumpsuit" leads the pack at number six, while four other Trench tracks occupy spots in the top 10.
Linkin Park is the only other band to notch more top-25 spots on the Hot Rock Songs chart: They held 18 entries following the death of Chester Bennington.
Twenty One Pilots are currently supporting Trench on their Bandito tour, which continues Friday in St. Louis.
Credit: Frank Maddocks Mike Shinoda has teamed up with DJ and producer Martin Garrix to release a new song called "Waiting for Tomorrow." The track, which also features DJ Pierce Fulton, is available now for digital download, and you can watch the accompanying video starring Shinoda now on YouTube.
In an Instagram post, Shinoda explains that he first started working on the song with Garrix while Linkin Park was recording 2017's One More Light album.
"In the following weeks, he was in preparations to headline Ultra Festival for the first time, and we agreed he should play the unfinished version of the song as a surprise," Shinoda writes.
"But afterwards, as the year unfolded, life took us in other directions, and the track remained unfinished...until now."
Shindoa is currently on tour in support of his new solo album, Post Traumatic.
Credit: Corinne Schiavone Nine Inch Nails has been nominated twice for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, though Trent Reznor's band has been left off the shortlist of nominees for the past few years. But as Reznor tells Stereogum, getting into the Rock Hall isn't high on the list of things he cares about.
"I don't give a s***," Reznor says. "It's irritating every year that suddenly my inbox lights up with, 'Oh man, sorry about [not getting inducted].' I don't give a f***!"
Reznor is actually more worried about what would happen if NIN did get inducted.
"The worst would be if we did [get inducted] and then what?" he says. "We'd have to f***ing show up and jam? I can't even imagine what that would be."
Reznor adds that his feelings about the Rock Hall are not "sour grapes"; he just doesn't care about it.
"I'm not gonna sleep any better. Included or not," he says. "With that being said, it's always nice to feel you've been appreciated to some degree, but it's not on my list of things I have to achieve before I die."
Fantasy RecordsSwitchfoot has announced the details of the band's next album. The 11th studio effort from the "Meant to Live" rockers is titled Native Tongue, and will arrive January 18. You can download the title track now via digital outlets.
"These are polarizing times, where the loudest voice is often the voice of anger or fear," says frontman Jon Foreman. "This album is an attempt to sing that hope into life. To bring a group of diverse songs under one common banner. Hatred is not your native language. Love is your Native Tongue."
Switchfoot will launch a U.S. tour in support of Native Tongue February 14 in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit Switchfoot.com for all ticket info.
Native Tongue follows Switchfoot's 2016 album, Where the Light Shines Through.
Here's the Native Tongue track list:
"Let It Happen" "Native Tongue" "All I Need" "Voices" "Dig New Streams" "Joy Invincible" "Prodigal Soul" "The Hardest Art" feat. Kaela Sinclair "Wonderful Feeling" "Take My Fire" "The Strength to Let Go" "Oxygen" "We're Gonna Be Alright" "You're the One I Want"
Credit: Travis ShinnOver the summer, Disturbed frontman David Draiman made headlines and raised a few eyebrows when he said that the Chicago metallers' new album Evolution was "our Black Album," referring to Metallica's legendary 1991 opus. Speaking with ABC Radio, Draiman says that the comparison was meant to be "aspirational," not "boastful."
"I have no delusions of grandeur on any level," Draiman says. "I'm not comparing us to the mighty Metallica on that level."
Instead, the comparison was meant to reflect the "potential" the Disturbed members feel Evolution has to stretch beyond the metal world and to the ears of different kinds of listeners, much like The Black Album did.
Disturbed does have reason to believe they can transcend those barriers. After all, they already scored a massive hit with their acoustic, orchestral cover of "The Sound of Silence." The huge success of the cover inspired Draiman and company to experiment more with acoustic material, which they had wanted to do for the past decade.
"Having the level of success that we achieved with that cover -- with something that was so dramatically, stylistically different from the norm for Disturbed -- gave us the confidence that we could make it happen," Draiman says.
Evolution includes a lot more acoustic-based songs than any of Disturbed's past albums did, but the heavy stuff is certainly still there. Melding those two styles together, Draiman says, initially proved to be a challenging exercise.
"We actually toyed with keeping them completely separate, like one half, and then the other half," he explains. "But when we started fusing them together, it really started becoming the record that we were dreaming of making, something that hearkened back to that classic [rock] era."
"Then," he adds, "it seemed like it didn't make any sense separating them anymore."
ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaThe Lumineers have lost a member. Cellist Neyla Pekarek has announced she's leaving the band in order to pursue a solo project.
"They say when a snake sheds its skin, it is a sign of rebirth, transformation, and new beginnings," Pekarek says in a statement. "Eight years ago, I answered a Craigslist ad to be in a band. In those eight years, we were nominated for two Grammys, we met President Obama, and we saw just about every dark, dingy green room this big, beautiful planet has to offer."
"I am incredibly grateful for these experiences and opportunities, but it is time to shed my skin," she adds. "It is time for a new adventure."
In their own statement, The Lumineers write, "A band is like an organism -- it grows, changes & evolves. These changes aren't easy but are an unavoidable part of life."
"After writing, recording & touring the past eight years, Neyla has decided to leave the Lumineers to pursue her solo career," the band continues. "We wish her nothing but the best."
Pekarek joined The Lumineers in 2010, and played on both of their albums. She'll release her debut solo album, Rattlesnake, in 2019.
Dirty HitThe 1975 has shared another new song from their upcoming album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. The latest cut is an '80s-esque bop called "It's Not Living (If It's Not with You)," and you can download it now via digital platforms.
A Brief Inquiry will arrive on November 30. It also features the previously released songs "Love If If We Made It," "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" and "Give Yourself a Try."
The 1975 will launch a U.S. tour in support of A Brief Inquiry in April.
ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam's 2018 U.S. and European tour dates emitted a total of around 3,500 tons of carbon dioxide. To make it up to the environment, the grunge icons are partnering with environmental protection organization ClimeCo to offset those emissions through a new preservation and conservation program for Alaska's Afognak Island.
"As a band, it's important for us to be accountable for the pollution we create," guitarist Stone Gossard says in a statement. "Since 2004, we've invested in projects around the world to mitigate the CO2 emissions caused by our tours."
This investment is for a verified offset project intended to protect and manage the forests on Afognak, and keep Alaska wild," he adds.
Pearl Jam further details their carbon footprint and their history of mitigation in a post on the band's website.
Image Group LA/ABCColdplay's upcoming A Head Full of Dreams documentary will receive a home release on December 7, and it'll be accompanied by a new live album and concert film.
The album, Live in Buenos Aires, was recorded in the Argentine capital on November 15, 2017 -- the final date on Coldplay's extensive world tour behind their most recent studio effort, 2015's A Head Full of Dreams. Meanwhile, the film, Live in Sao Paulo, was shot a week earlier.
The Live in Buenos Aires recording of "Viva La Vida" is available now for digital download, while you can watch the Live in Sao Paulo performance of the 2008 hit now on YouTube.
The career-spanning A Head Full of Dreams documentary chronicles Coldplay's now 20-year story, from their first rehearsal to becoming the stadium-conquering global stars they are today. It'll screen in theaters worldwide for one night only on November 14 before premiering on Amazon Prime Video November 16.
Sacred Bones Records/The Null CorporationIf you're looking for a new record to spin at your Halloween party, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have got you covered. The Nine Inch Nails duo's re-working of the theme from the 1978 horror classic Halloween will be released as an 12-inch vinyl single on October 26.
The single, which is fittingly printed on orange vinyl, also features Halloween director and composer John Carpenter's original version of the iconic theme.
Reznor and Ross' take on the Halloween theme was originally released last October. At the time, Reznor commented on how seeing Halloween in the theater at age 13 with a group of friends impacted his life.
"We left the theater forever changed," Reznor said. "We were damaged and scarred, with the s*** genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it's your fault that I turned out the way I did."
A new Halloween movie, which also features music from Carpenter, hits theaters Friday.
ABC/Paula LoboMark Hoppus has dug up some relics from Blink-182's Untitled days. On his Twitter, the bassist posted entries from an old notebook of handwritten lyrics he wrote for the 2003 album.
The notes feature several annotated, changed and crossed-out lyrics, including for the hit song "I Miss You."
Blink-182 has been working on new material, which Hoppus has said feels similar to the songs from Untitled, as well as 2001's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. Perhaps he went rummaging through old boxes for some inspiration.
Meanwhile, Blink-182 has been off the road for the past several months due to drummer Travis Barker recovering from a number of health issues, including blood clots in both of his arms. They're scheduled to return to the stage when their Las Vegas residency resumes October 26.
XL RecordingsThe week isn't even over yet, and we already have two new Thom Yorke songs.
Tuesday, the Radiohead frontman released an instrumental track in collaboration with Greenpeace called "Hands Off the Antarctic," and now he's shared "Open Again," a cut from his upcoming Suspiria soundtrack. "Open Again" is available now for digital download.
The Suspiria soundtrack will be released in full on October 26. The film, which is a remake of the 1977 cult classic from Italian horror icon Dario Argento, opens in limited release that same day before going wide November 2.
Yorke will embark on a U.S. solo tour beginning November 23 in Philadelphia.
Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed has revealed the full details of a 2019 North American tour behind the band's upcoming album, Evolution. The trek, which will feature support from Three Days Grace, kicks off January 9 in San Diego, and will conclude March 8 in Rosemont, Illinois.
If you already ordered Evolution through Disturbed's website, you'll have access to a ticket pre-sale beginning this Friday, October 19. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting October 26 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit Disturbed1.com for all ticket info.
The tour includes Disturbed's first headlining show at New York City's Madison Square Garden, which will take place February 25.
Evolution, the follow-up to 2015's Immortalized, arrives Friday. It features the singles "Are You Ready" and "A Reason to Fight."
Here are Disturbed's North American tour dates:
1/9 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center 1/11 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum 1/12 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena 1/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena 1/16 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 1/17 -- Albuquerque, NM, Tingley Coliseum 1/19 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena 1/22 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena 1/23 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 1/25 -- San Antonio, TX, Alamodome 1/26 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 1/28 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 1/30 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center 2/1 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center 2/16 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 2/18 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 2/20 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena 2/21 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena 2/23 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 2/25 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 2/27 -- Worcester, MA, DCU Center 3/1 -- Montreal, QC, Place Bell 3/2 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center 3/4 -- Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena 3/5 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena 3/7 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena 3/8 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
ABC/Randy HolmesShinedown is giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the band's life on the road with a mini documentary titled A Backstage Pass. The 11-minute clip is streaming now on YouTube.
In the doc, Brent Smith and company talk about their pre-show rituals, traditions and how they spend their off days. There's also an extended discussion about a nightly band-bonding experience they call "Doo-Doo Time," which isn't about what you think.
Additionally, the Shinedown members share their thoughts on the response their song "GET UP" -- the current single from their new album ATTENTION ATTENTION -- has gotten during the live show.
"It's very, very authentic, and it's a very genuine song," Smith says of "GET UP." "To see the audience be so emotional this early over this song has been pretty overwhelming."
"If anything, the four of us, we just try to make sure we play it with as much passion as we can night after night, and give it back to the fans," he adds.
Shinedown recently wrapped a tour with Godsmack, and they'll hit the road next year with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria.
Credit: Jim Wright Bad Religion has premiered a new song called "The Profane Rights of Man." The track, described as a "worried look at the state of human rights in America," is available now via digital outlets.
As vocalist Greg Graffin explains, the 126-second song was based on a 1789 document titled "The Universal Rights of Man."
"Since we're a band that has a longstanding tradition of championing the Enlightenment, we wanted to emphasize that our society is based on a profane rather than a sacred theological justification for human rights," Graffin says.
"In sum, the song is about Bad Religion's belief in a secular basis for the protection of human rights for all people."
"The Profane Rights of Man" follows the single "The Kids Are Alt-Right," which was released in June. Bad Religion's most recent album is 2013's True North.
Spiegel & GrauAd-Rock and Mike D of Beastie Boys will release their nearly 600-page Beastie Boys Book on October 30. If you want a preview of the massive tome, Vulturehas published an excerpt.
Ad-Rock and Mike write about the making of their 1989 album, Paul's Boutique, the follow-up to the Beasties' landmark 1986 debut, Licensed to Ill. While it didn't sell as well as its predecessor, Paul's Boutique has since become a critical favorite and is often referred to as the best Beasties album.
As Ad-Rock tells it, the band's label, Capitol Records, stopped promoting the album. After finally arranging a meeting with the new Capitol president to talk about the lack of sales, Ad-Rock says that they were told that the label was too focused on Donny Osmond's then-new album to promote Paul's Boutique.
Also in the excerpt, Mike remembers meeting Guns N' Roses in the studio, while Ad-Rock recalls being asked to record an MC Hammer diss track.
Ad-Rock and Mike D will embark on a tour in support of the book starting October 29 in New York City.
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters have been touring pretty hard over the past year-and-a-half in support of their latest album, Concrete and Gold, and Dave Grohl is looking forward to things slowing down soon.
"I'm ready to take a break," Grohl tells Billboard. "But I'm ready to do it again at some point."
As for whether the Foos are gearing up for another album, Grohl says he has ideas for the band's next direction but there's no timeline in place just yet.
"I can see the next record, I know that there's another one there," he says. "I don't know when but I think I know what we should do."
Foo Fighters' current run of dates concludes October 23 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They'll play two shows in New Orleans in February, followed by two European festival stops in June.
In other Foo happenings, Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins stopped by Metallica's show in Milwaukee Tuesday. The metal legends posted a video on their Instagram of Grohl and Hawkins hanging out with comedian Jim Breuer backstage.