Credit: Corinne Schiavone Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have found their next film to score. The Nine Inch Nails duo will be writing music for Superbad star Jonah Hill's directorial debut, Mid90s, distributor A24 confirms to ABC Radio.
Mid90s is a coming-of-age story that follows the skateboarding scene Los Angeles during -- you guessed it -- the mid-'90s. Hill also wrote the film, which hits theaters on October 19.
Reznor and Ross won an Oscar for their score of The Social Network, and a Grammy for their work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Most recently, the duo composed the theme music for the Showtime documentary series The Fourth Estate, which premiered earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Nine Inch Nails will launch their Cold and Black and Infinite U.S. tour September 13 in Phoenix.
Credit: Jamie-James MedinaInterpol is making plans for 2019.
The band has announced a North American tour to kick off the new year, beginning January 31 in Vancouver. The trek will conclude with a previously announced show at New York City's Madison Square Garden on February 16.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit InterpolNYC.com for all ticket info.
Interpol will be touring behind their forthcoming new album Marauder, which arrives this Friday, August 24. To celebrate the album's release, the band is playing a hometown show in Brooklyn on Friday, which will be live streamed via their Facebook page beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET.
You can also catch Interpol on their fall tour, which starts September 11 in Boston.
Here are Interpol's 2019 tour dates:
1/31 -- Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre 2/1 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium 2/2 -- Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre 2/5 -- St. Paul, MN, Palace Theatre 2/8 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater 2/9 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant 2/11 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works 2/14 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz 2/15 -- Washington, DC, The Anthem 2/16 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Credit: Pamela LittkyThe Seattle Mariners celebrated Alice in Chains Night Monday, in honor of the hometown rockers' upcoming album, Rainier Fog.
Before the game, the grunge icons took the mound and guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell delivered a strike for the first pitch. The late Chris Cornell's daughter Lily Cornell Silver was in attendance, and she posted video of Cantrell's pitch on her Instagram Story.
To add to the night of Seattle pride, the Mariners defeated the visiting Houston Astros 7-4.
Rainier Fog will be released this Friday, August 24.
Credit: Brad HeatonIf you were watching the MTV Video Music Awards Monday night, you may have caught a snippet of a new Twenty One Pilots song.
During the show, an ad aired promoting the duo's upcoming album Trench, and it included a clip of an as-yet unreleased track. The tune features a very disco-heavy beat and frontman Tyler Joseph singing in a falsetto. Towards the end, you can hear Joseph singing the lyric "my blood," which is indeed the name of a song on the Trench track list.
An enterprising TOP fan recorded the commercial and posted the new song clip on social media.
Trench, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2015's record-breaking Blurryface, will arrive October 5. It features the already-released songs "Jumpsuit," "Levitate" and "Nico and the Niners."
If you watched the VMAs, you also caught Panic! at the Disco perform "High Hopes" and Imagine Dragons win the Best Rock award for "Whatever It Takes."
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica drummer Lars Ulrich will participate in an upcoming talk with photography duo Herring & Herring on October 19 at The Cooper Union in New York City.
While you may not know Herring & Herring by name, if you know Metallica, you've probably seen their work. The duo, made up of photographers Dimitri Scheblanov and Jesper Carlsen, worked on the album artwork for Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, and directed the videos for "Halo on Fire," "Am I Savage?" and "Now That We're Dead."
"The guys have shot us numerous other times, both in the studio and at live shows, and we’re always blown away by their creativity and distinctive style," Metallica says.
Ulrich's talk with Herring & Herring will be free and open to the public, and you can RSVP now. Visit Metallica.com for more info.
Metallica will kick off a U.S. tour in support of Hardwired...to Self-Destruct September 2 in Madison, Wisconsin.
ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello contributes a new cover of the AC/DC classic "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" to a new compilation album from the folk label Appleseed Recordings. The album, titled Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots and Branches, will be released October 19.
According to a press release, Morello's version of "Dirty Deeds" "reimagines" the 1976 track with mentions of U.S. foreign policy and "fake news."
Along with the "Dirty Deeds" cover, the compilation also features Morello's take on the Woody Guthrie classic "This Land Is Your Land."
October looks to be a busy month for Morello: in addition to the compilation, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist is releasing a new solo album titled The Atlas Underground on October 12.
Credit: Danny ClinchThink you know Muse? Now's your chance to put that knowledge to the test, and win the chance to be in one of the band's videos.
The British rockers have launched a quiz that asks you to "name all the recurring themes and cultural references" in the band's recent trio of videos: "Something Human," "Thought Contagion" and "Dig Down."
The winner of the contest will win a trip to Los Angeles to be a part of a video shoot for a new Muse song in September. To enter, visit VideoQuiz.Muse.mu.
Muse is currently working on a new album, the follow-up to 2015's Drones. It's due out in November.
Image Group LA/ABCIf you were one of the many people who saw Crazy Rich Asians over the weekend, you may have recognized the melody of the song that plays during the film's final scenes. The song is a cover of Coldplay's song "Yellow" sung in Mandarin Chinese by former The Voice contestant Katherine Ho.
For director Jon M. Chu, "Yellow" was the only song he wanted to use in that spot, and to secure it, he wrote a letter to the members of the British band asking for permission.
In the letter, which you can read via The Hollywood Reporter, Chu wrote about his "complicated relationship with the color yellow," which has been used as an ethic slur against Asians.
"From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it's always had a negative connotation in my life," Chu wrote. "That is, until I hear your song."
"For the first time in my life, it described the color in the most beautiful, magical ways I had ever heard: the color of the stars, her skin, the love," he continued. "It was an incredible image of attraction and aspiration that it made me rethink my own self image."
Crazy Rich Asians is the first Asian-American-led studio release in 25 years, and, in his letter, Chu wrote that he believes the film will "give a whole generation of Asian-Americans, and others, the same sense of pride I got when I hear ['Yellow']."
"I want all of them to have an anthem that makes them feel as beautiful as your words and melody made me feel when I needed it most," he wrote.
Chu tells THR that Coldplay approved the request within 24 hours of him sending the letter.
The Fall Out Boy bassist apparently linked up with prolific producer John Feldmann, who's worked with Blink-182, Black Veil Brides and Panic! at the Disco, in Hawaii. According to an Instagram post from Feldmann, the two spent some time "making sweet sweet music."
So what was the pair working on? In July, Wentz told ABC Radio that Fall Out Boy was "just about done" with a new EP titled Lake Effect Kid, so maybe he and Feldmann were finishing that up. Or perhaps they were working on a non-Fall Out Boy related project.
Or maybe it was just a jam session between two bros.
Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy will launch a U.S. tour behind their latest album M A N I A August 29 in Uniondale, New York.
ABC/Nicole WilderJack White's show in San Francisco last week featured a very special guest in the audience: Tom Waits. But apparently, the gravelly-voiced Rock and Roll Hall of Famer left the show with more than just great memories or a concert tee.
"Tom Waits came to Jack White's performance in San Francisco and made all the musicians in the band confirm and pay testament to their love of the religion of music," reads an Instagram post from White, accompanying a photo of the two of them together. "He also stole Jack's watch."
Maybe now White will realize how his audience feels when they want to check the time but can't because of his "no phones" rule.
Despite the thievery, White was more than happy to see Waits at the show.
"A million thanks and tributes to Saint Tom from Jack and the band," the post reads.
White is currently on tour behind his new solo album Boarding House Reach. The outing continues Tuesday in San Diego.
ABC/Randy HolmesSlash has revealed that he recorded an unreleased song with late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.
"When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn't end up on the record," the Guns N' Roses guitarist tells Variety. "One was with Chester."
Slash said he recorded demos for the track, called "Doctor Alibi," with Bennington, but "Linkin Park at the time didn't allow it to happen." He ended up recording another version of the track with Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, which appears Slash's 2010 self-titled album.
As for whether the unreleased collaboration could see the light of day, Slash says he sent the demos to Bennington's family, so "it would be totally up to them."
"It was really good," Slash says of the song. "[Bennington] was awesome. It would be fine with me if they wanted to [release] it. Musically it's basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant."
Slash will release a new album with his band Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators called Living the Dream on September 21.
Scott Legato/Getty ImagesMarilyn Manson's set in The Woodlands, Texas Saturday was cut short after the shock rocker collapsed on stage at the end of his performance of his cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
According to the Houston Press, Manson was suffering from "food poisoning." "Thanks Houston for being understanding," Manson tweeted Sunday. "I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing."
Fan shot footage of the incident is streaming now on YouTube.
Manson is currently on tour with Rob Zombie, and the outing has had no shortage of bumps in the road. In July, Manson dropped out of a show in Toronto at the last minute due to the flu, while a date in Wantagh, New York was canceled due to severe weather. And let's not forget that back in September, before the Zombie tour, Manson injured his leg when a stage prop fell on him during a show in New York City.
The Manson/Zombie tour is expected to resume Monday night in Denver.
ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam's show at Chicago's Wrigley Field Saturday honored a hometown hero and a music legend.
During the concert, Eddie Vedderinvited former NBA player Dennis Rodman on stage before a performance of his solo song, "Sleeping By Myself." The Chicago Bulls icon brought out Vedder's ukulele and thanked the hometown crowd before leaving the stage.
Courtesy MTVThe 2018 MTV Video Music Awards take place tonight, and Fall Out Boy's "Champion" is nominated in the Best Rock category. The Chicago rockers have long been staples of the VMAs, in fact, the Moonman was the first award for which they were ever nominated.
"It was the first place that, I don't know, [was] like, 'You guys aren't just this crummy little punk band,'" bassist Pete Wentz tells ABC Radio.
Fall Out Boy's first VMA nomination came in 2005 for "Sugar, We're Goin' Down," and Wentz remembers that attending the show was "wild."
"We weren't invited to a lot of parties that we showed up at, that kind of stuff," he laughs.
"Champion" is a track from Fall Out Boy's latest album, M A N I A, and, unlike many other M A N I A tracks, its video does not feature the band's famous life-size, anthropomorphic llamas. The llamas have become a phenomenon Wentz never could've predicted when they first appeared in the band's "Young and Menace" video.
"When we did it for 'Young and Menace,' it was just supposed to be this one-off kind of semi-serious thing," Wentz says. "But then it was like, 'let's contextualize these guys and, like, take 'em to a skate park with Post Malone,' or whatever. And people latched onto it."
"It's pretty easy to bring 'em everywhere, except for, I think it's, like, a million degrees in[side] 'em," he adds. "But other than that, they're pretty easy to get around."
The 2018 MTV VMAs air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET. Here are the Best Rock Video nominees:
Fall Out Boy -- "Champion" Foo Fighters -- "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" Imagine Dragons -- "Whatever It Takes" Linkin Park -- "One More Light" Panic! at the Disco -- "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" Thirty Seconds to Mars -- "Walk on Water"
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters are launching a special pop-up shop to celebrate the upcoming second edition of the band's CalJam festival. It'll be open August 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Palladium in Los Angeles.
The pop-up will feature exclusive merch and a performance from Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins' cover band Chevy Metal. Admission to the event is free.
CalJam 18 will be held October 6 in San Bernardino, California. Along with the Foos, the festival will feature performances from Iggy Pop, Greta Van Fleet, Garbage, Silversun Pickups and Manchester Orchestra.
ABC/Randy HolmesBishop Briggs has premiered a new single called "Baby," which you can download now via digital outlets.
No, "Baby" is not a cover of that Justin Bieber song -- rather, it's an intimate portrait of the "River" singer's love life. The uncensored version features lines such as "Yeah he's f***ing crazy but he's still my baby."
"I am learning that in order to love someone else you have to love yourself," Bishop says of the track. "I feel that imperfections have a way of really showing you who someone is."
"This song is cheeky and light and it has left me feeling more liberated than ever," she adds. "I hope you like hearing about conversations I normally have in private with my friends!"
"Baby" follows Bishop's debut album Church of Scars, which was released earlier this year.
ABC/Randy HolmesBastille has premiered a new single called "Happier" with hit-making DJ-producer Marshmello. As is often the case with Bastille, the track features a buoyant beat that masks its dark lyrics. You can download it now via digital outlets.
"We wrote 'Happier' last year and thought it would be great as a collaboration," says frontman Dan Smith. "We had a lot of fun working on it with Marshmello, who managed to find joy in the melancholy. It's always good to step into somebody else's world for a minute."
Along with the new track, Bastille has announced a one-off show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on September 24. Visit BastilleBastille.com for ticket info.
"Happier" follows Bastille's single "Quarter Past Midnight," which will appear the band's upcoming third album, reportedly titled Doom Days. It's unclear whether "Happier" will also be included on the new record.
Credit: Olivia BeeWhile they may not appear to have a lot in common, Smashing Pumpkins and Smash Mouth do have a few similarities. For example, both scored their biggest hits in the '90s, and both share at least four of the same letters in their name. Additionally, both bands were apparently asked to be included in Shrek.
If you're of a certain age, then you're well aware that, in addition to prominently featuring their song "All Star," Smash Mouth's cover of The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" soundtracks the end credits of the hit 2001 animated film. However, according to Billy Corgan, the Pumpkins were offered the spot first.
In a recent Instagram Story captured by Exclaim.ca, Corgan writes that his band was "offered the end credit song for Shrek...but the offer was withdrawn and given to Smash Mouth."
Another fan asked what song the Pumpkins would've played if the offer hadn't been withdrawn. Corgan said they planned to use "Untitled," one of the final songs the band recorded before their break-up in 2000.
While Corgan's reveal seems to be a fun little bit of trivia, Smash Mouth tells a different story.
In response to a fan asking about Corgan's post, Smash Mouth replied, "Actually we said no and...Dreamworks kept calling. That went on for over a month."
"We assume multiple bands we're asked," they add. "If it feeds Billy's ego to think they we're first let him think that." Hey now, indeed.
Perhaps Smashing Pumpkins could add an "I'm a Believer" cover to their three-hour set list on their ongoing Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, which features the reunion of original members Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. The tour continues Friday night in Indianapolis.