ABC/Fred LeeDid Panic! at the Disco always have a feeling that they'd be that one in a million...to break a Billboard chart record?
The band's hit single has just logged its 15th week at #1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart, which measures radio airplay. By breaking a tie with Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," which spent 14 weeks on top last year, "High Hopes" now becomes this chart's longest-running #1 of this decade.
The last time a song spent that many weeks on top of the Adult Pop Songs chart was back in 2007, when "How to Save a Life" by The Fray finished its 15-week run.
The all-time record holder for most weeks at #1 on that chart is "Smooth," by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. That ruled for 25 weeks starting in 1999. Other songs that have spent 15 weeks or more on the chart include No Doubt's "Don't Speak," "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls, Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" and "Photograph" by Nickelback.
"High Hopes," which has become Panic's biggest hit, also helped the band earn a rare chart milestone achieved only three other songs. In December, "High Hopes" led the Alternative Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Pop Songs chart simultaneously. The only other songs to ever do that were "Iris," Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used to Know."
ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182's Mark Hoppus and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth have released another new tune from their Simple Creatures project. The track is called "Adrenaline," and is available now for digital download.
"If you enjoy bops which also slap and fornicate, here is your new jam," Hoppus says of "Adrenaline."
"Adrenaline" is the third Simple Creatures song to be released, following "Drug" and "Strange Love." All three songs will be include on the debut Simple Creatures EP, titled Strange Love, due out this Friday.
Hoppus and Gaskarth will launch a brief Simple Creatures U.S. tour this Thursday in Los Angeles.
Credit: Ben DugganPapa Roach has premiered the video for "Elevate," a track from the band's new album, Who Do You Trust?
The clip follows a woman who seems to have some kind of superpower, including, fittingly, the ability to levitate. In between those scenes, we see Jacoby Shaddix and company giving an impassioned performance while surrounded by lasers. You can watch the video now on YouTube.
Papa Roach recently wrapped a U.S. tour in support of Who Do You Trust? alongside Shinedown. They'll launch their own headlining run in July.
Silent Alarm, which spawned the singles "Banquet" and "Helicopter," will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2020. Bloc Party are also playing a number of U.K. Silent Alarm shows in the summer.
Here are Bloc Party's U.S. Silent Alarm shows:
9/16 -- Washington, DC, Anthem 9/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, Franklin Music Factory 9/19 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 9/20 -- New York, NY, Central Park Summerstage 11/19 -- Los Angeles, CA, Palladium 11/20 -- San Francisco, CA, Masonic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicRadiohead frontman Thom Yorke has payed tribute to late pop and avant-garde musician Scott Walker. The 76-year-old musician's death was confirmed Monday by his record label 4AD.
"So very sad to hear that Scott Walker has passed away," Yorke tweeted. "He was a huge influence on Radiohead and myself, showing me how I could use my voice and words."
Yorke added that Walker, whom he had met in person once, as a "kind gentle outsider."
"He will be very missed," Yorke wrote.
Walker first gained fame as part of the pop trio The Walker Brothers, which enjoyed great success in the U.K. with hits such as "Make It Easy on Yourself" and "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore." He then began a solo career, which began in the late '60s and was revived in mid-'80s.
With his solo music, Walker explored more experimental and avant-garde styles of music. Most recently, he composed the score to the 2018 Natalie Portman film Vox Lux.
Credit: Natalie EscobedoMonday night, Taking Back Sunday will kick off their 20th anniversary tour in Houston, Texas. Speaking to ABC Radio, bassist Shaun Cooper says the band will be playing "super long sets" on the tour, during which they'll play their 2002 debut album Tell All Your Friends in its entirety, as well as tons of songs from throughout their two decade-long career.
"We'll probably be doing about two hours every night," Cooper says. "It's gonna be taxing, and it's gonna be an awesome time."
For cities in which they're playing two shows on the tour, TBS will also play either 2004's Where You Want to Be or 2006's Louder Now in full as well. That decision will be made by a special commemorative coin, which the band will flip in front of the audience before the show.
Cooper says that the coin is "official" and "heavy," and, as it turns out, quite expensive to make.
"It is a real-deal thing," he says.
Cooper jokes that the coin will be protected in a "briefcase with a handcuff on it that will be attached to our tour manager at all times."
"In case anything goes wrong, anyone tries to get it, they're not gonna get it from him," the bassists says.
"No one's messing with our coin," adds drummer Mark O'Connell.
No matter what the coin decides, however, Cooper assures that all the hits will be played.
"Whatever songs we leave off that night, we'll be sure to cover all the bases," he says. "So on a Where You Want to Be night, you're still gonna hear 'MakeDamnSure.' We're not gonna leave that out because 'The coin didn't say so!'"
Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesPearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will help his hometown Seattle Mariners kick off the 2019 MLB baseball season by performing the national anthem prior to the team's Opening Day game, taking place March 28.
The game will be held at Seattle's T-Mobile Park, and will feature the Mariners taking on the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Visit MLB.com for ticket info.
In other Pearl Jam happenings, the grunge legends will be the ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day, held on Saturday, April 13. The band will be releasing a vinyl live album recorded in 2005 at Seattle's Easy Street Records to mark the occasion.
East Beach Records & Tapes/Thirty TigersFoo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has announced a new solo album called Hard Lessons, due out June 14.
Hard Lessons features the previously released song "This Ol' World," as well as a new single called "Welcome to Your First Heartache," which you can download now via digital platforms.
"I think this record hits a little closer to mixing everywhere I've been musically into one big blender and comes out something a little different," Shiflett says of the new album.
Hard Lessons follows Shiflett's 2017 solo effort, West Coast Town.
Shiflett will reconvene with Foo Fighters in May for a batch of U.S. dates, including headlining sets at the Epicenter and Sonic Temple festivals.
Here's the Hard Lessons track list:
"Liar’s Word" "This Ol’ World" "Welcome to Your First Heartache" "The Hardest Lessons" "The One You Go Home To" feat. Elizabeth Cook "Fool’s Gold" "I Thought You’d Never Leave" "Weak Heart" "Marfa On My Mind" "Leaving Again" "The Hardest Lessons (Reprise)"
Nuclear BlastThe Damned Things, featuring members of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax, Every Time I Die, and Alkaline Trio, have released a new song called "Something Good." The ripping tune is available now for digital download.
"'Something Good' is a feel-good song about feeling bad," says vocalist Keith Buckley. "It's about hurting people you care about because it is not in your nature to do the right thing even when you want to. A dark moral story with a really sunny feel."
The track will appear on The Damned Things' upcoming sophomore album High Crimes. The long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Ironiclast is due out April 26.
Along with Every Time I Die's Buckley, The Damned Things also includes Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano. The group will launch a headlining tour in support of their new album May 1 in Los Angeles.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Head and the Heart has announced a gigantic tour in support of the band's forthcoming album, Living Mirage.
The lengthy jaunt kicks off July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri, and will last into the fall before wrapping up October 20 in Toronto.
Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit TheHeadandtheHeart.com for all ticket info.
In between the headline dates, The Head and the Heart will perform at the Woodstock 50 festival in Watkins Glen, New York on August 16.
Living Mirage, which features the lead single "Missed Connection," is due out May 17. It's the follow-up to 2016's Signs of Light, which spawned the single "All We Ever Knew."
Here are The Head and the Heart's new tour dates:
7/6 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre 7/7 -- St. Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre 7/9 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater 7/12 -- Dallas, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 7/13 -- Houston, TX, Whit Oak Music Hall 7/14 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater 7/17 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 7/18 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 7/19 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Great Saltair 7/22 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre 7/23 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl 7/25 -- Reno, NV, Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort 7/26 -- San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 8/16 -- Watkins Glen, NY, Woodstock 50 9/6 -- Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre 9/8 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center 9/10 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 9/11 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live 9/13 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre 9/18 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Armory 9/19 -- Ames, IA, Stephens Auditorium 9/21 -- Franklin, TN, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 9/26 -- Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 9/27 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle 9/29 -- Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 10/1 -- Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater 10/3 -- Washington, DC, The Anthem 10/8 -- Philadelphia, The Met 10/9 -- Albany, NY, Palace Thatre 10/11 -- Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre 10/12 -- Boston, MA, Agganis Arena 10/14 -- Moon Township, PA, UPMC Events Center 10/15 -- Detroit MI, The Fillmore 10/16 -- Columbus, OH, Palace Theatre 10/18 -- Ottawa, ON, Algonquin Commons Theatre 10/19 -- Montreal, QC, MTELUS 10/20 -- Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Columbia RecordsFoster the People has debuted a new single called "Style."
On the dancey tune, vocalist Mark Foster declares "If you're gonna take me out, take me out in style." You can download it now via digital outlets.
"Style" follows FtP's single "Worst Nites," which premiered last November. The band's most recent album is 2017's Sacred Hearts Club, which features the singles "Sit Next to Me" and "Doing It for the Money."
Modular RecordingsTame Impala fans have had to wait with patience for new music, and now the Australian band has returned with a new song called "Patience," available now for digital download.
"Patience" is the first new song from Kevin Parker's project to follow the 2015 album Currents. A new record is expected to arrive later this year.
Tame Impala is also returning to the road this year, with sets lined up for Coachella and Lollapalooza, in addition to a number of headlining dates. You can also catch them from the comfort of your own home when the band performs on Saturday Night Live on March 30.
Republic RecordsCHVRCHES is on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time ever, thanks to some help from Marshmello.
The Scottish trio's new song "Here with Me," recorded in collaboration with the hit-making DJ/producer, currently sits at number 75 on the Hot 100 -- marking the band's very first appearance on the chart.
While "Here with Me" is off to a good start on the Hot 100, it has a ways to go if it hopes to match the heights of "Happier," Marshmello's collaboration with Bastille. That song ended up climbing all the way to the #2 spot on the chart, giving both artists the biggest chart hit of their careers.
"Here with Me" follows CHVRCHES' 2018 album Love Is Dead, which features the singles "Get Out" and "Miracle." They'll launch a U.S. headlining tour in continued support of the album April 16 in Las Vegas, following a set at Coachella.
Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has premiered the next installment of Black Antenna, the new sci-fi companion film to the band's Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog.
The new chapter, streaming now via SyFy.com, is accompanied by the song "Red Giant," and continues the story of Alpha and Beta, two aliens disguised as humans trying to find a way to contact their home world. They're pursued by a U.S. immigration officer named Nil, who also has alien origins.
Speaking to SyFy, director Adam Mason says the story of Black Antenna was inspired by "a combination of the homeless problem in Los Angeles and what’s happening with immigration in the past few years."
"It's not really a political movie, it's just whenever I hear the term 'illegal alien' I immediately start to wonder if extraterrestrial aliens would be welcome here," Mason explains. "And the answer is probably 'F***, no!'"
The "Red Giant" segment is the third Black Antenna installment, following the "The One You Know" and "Rainier Fog" chapters. The film will eventually comprise 10 parts.
Alice in Chains will launch a North American spring tour in support of Rainier Fog in April. They'll then team up with Korn for a co-headlining tour starting in July.
ABC/Fred LeePanic! at the Disco has earned a whole bunch of platinum certifications.
According to the RIAA, Panic's 2008 sophomore album Pretty. Odd. and 2013's Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, as well as the singles "LA Devotee," "Hallelujah," "Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time" and "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage," have all been certified platinum for one million units sold.
Additionally, the band's 2005 debut A Fever You Can't Sweat Out has now been certified three-times platinum, while 2016's Death of a Bachelor and its title track have earned double-platinum certification.
In other Panic! news, frontman Brendon Urie will be honored with the Inspiration Award at the LGBTQ youth organization GLSEN's Respect Awards, held May 20 in New York City.
Urie will be recognized for his "ongoing commitment to LGBTQ youth and for investing in the power of students to create more inclusive schools."
Last summer, Urie donated $1 million to GLSEN through his Highest Hopes Foundation.
Anthony Kiedis and company show up about 45 seconds into the clip, and are seen rehearsing with Post for said Grammy performance, during which the rapper played his songs "Stay" and "rockstar" before joining the Peppers on stage for a rendition of their song "Dark Necessities." You can watch the video now on YouTube.
"Wow.", which was released this past Christmas Eve, also features a shout-out to Fall Out Boy in the lyrics.
In other Red Hot news, the band played a special show at the ancient pyramids of Giza, Egypt last Friday, which was streamed live online. A documentary about the show is apparently in the works, and the Chilis are asking anyone who attended to share their photos or videos from the concert so they can be included in the film.