Roberto Ricciuti/WireImageIf Radiohead were to get the Bohemian Rhapsody treatment, guitarist Jonny Greenwood has a good idea of who should play him in the film.
Speaking to NME, Greenwood suggests the "guy from Saturday Night Live who's slightly unusual-looking."
"He made that comedy recently about that hit-man who ends up becoming an actor," the guitarist adds. One must assume Greenwood's referring to Bill Hader, former SNL cast-member and current Emmy-winning star of the HBO dark comedy, Barry.
However, Greenwood thinks the chances of a Radiohead biopic getting made are pretty slim.
"You're experiencing in real-time how awkward and un-engaging I am, so it would just be awful. It would be gruesome," he says. "When we started, we were obsessed with recording ourselves and listening to ourselves. We weren't that interested in spreading it beyond that. We were a very inward-looking group."
Interscope RecordsNine Inch Nails is probably not the first band you'd think of as an influence on 5 Seconds of Summer, but the Australian group apparently looked to Trent Reznor's band for inspiration on their new single, "Easier."
Speaking to Rolling Stone, 5SOS says that "Easier" is "derivative of the driving drum groove" from the NIN classic "Closer." They add that they were also inspired by bands including Depeche Mode and Tears for Fears.
While "Easier" may take some sonic pointers from "Closer," it's certainly not as explicit lyrically as the 1994 hit.
The latest Nine Inch Nails album is 2018's Bad Witch. You can also hear Reznor's soundtrack work on HBO's upcoming Watchmen series, premiering this fall.
David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty ImagesThe Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is officially back in the hands of frontman Richard Ashcroft, as Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have relinquished their songwriting credits on the song.
"It gives me great pleasure to announce as of last month Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to give me their share of the song 'Bitter Sweet Symphony,'" Ashcroft writes in a statement.
Released in 1997, "Bitter Sweet Symphony" sampled an orchestral version of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time," recorded by the Andrew Oldham Orchestra and written by David Whitaker. According to Rolling Stone magazine, The Verve was granted the sample in exchange for 50 percent of the royalties.
However, former Stones manager Allen Klein accused The Verve of using more of the orchestral recording than the agreement originally stipulated. After a plagiarism lawsuit filed by Klein's holding company ABKCO Records, The Verve ended up forfeiting all of the song's royalties and publishing rights, and Jagger and Richards were credited as the writers.
Now, over two decades later, Ashcroft is the sole credited writer.
"This remarkable and life affirming turn of events was made possible by a kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith, who have also agreed that they are happy for the writing credit to exclude their names and all their royalties derived from the song they will now pass to me," Ashcroft writes.
"Bitter Sweet Symphony" became The Verve's biggest worldwide hit, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish and Weezer are both speaking out about mental health awareness in two separate campaigns.
Eillish shares her experience with depression and anxiety in an Ad Council PSA for a campaign called Seize the Awkward, which encourages you to "start a conversation about mental health with your friends."
"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help. It doesn't," Billie says. "It doesn't make you weak to ask for a friend, to go to a therapist. It shouldn't make you feel weak to ask anyone for help."
Weezer, meanwhile, is taking part in the Child Mind Institute's anti-stigma #MyYoungerSelf campaign. In a video featuring all four band members, bassist Scott Shriner recalls his experience as a kid who "hated himself, and was scared of everything, and hid under the bed when it was time to go to school."
He encourages kids who might feel the same way to try and "find something that you really enjoy and just work really hard at it, and know that you're not alone and that you're not always going to feel that way."
"Just keep working hard," Shriner says. "You're not alone. Find some other weirdos like you to talk to."
Other #MyYoungerSelf participants include Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds.
ABC/Randy HolmesShinedown bassist Eric Bass has dropped off the band's current tour after suffering a back injury.
"Unfortunately, Eric had to fly home last night -- very uncomfortably, actually," guitarist Zach Myers said in a video posted Wednesday evening. "His back is very messed up. He's actually at the doctor right now, and we're going to see what the next steps are."
In his own Instagram post, Bass wrote, "What a difference 48 hours makes. From the stage and beast workouts two days ago, to @westashleywellness and #southeasternspineinstitute @sspineinstitite today. Gotta get healthy again."
Bass didn't play with Shinedown during their show in Kansas City, Missouri last night, and will miss out on their upcoming set at Rocklahoma on Friday and their show in Dallas Sunday. Josh Sturm, who previously filled in for Myers last year when his new child was born, will handle bass duties.
Following those shows, Shinedown will launch a summer headlining tour June 21 in The Woodlands, Texas. Bass is expected to be back for that run.
ABC RadioIf you have any questions for Krist Novoselic, here's your opportunity to ask them.
The Nirvana bassist will participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. PT. So if you can't think of anything to ask him now, you have over a week to come up with something.
Novoselic is the second major Nirvana figure to do an AMA recently, following the band's manager Danny Goldberg, who wrote the new Kurt Cobain book Serving the Servant.
Sony Music International/STMPD RCRDS/RCA RecordsThe video for "Summer Days," Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump's collaboration with DJ/producer Martin Garrix and rapper Macklemore, is streaming now on YouTube.
All three artists appear in the clip, which follows an older woman who has the ability to make everyone she sees sweat profusely and uncontrollably.
Stump will link up with Garrix and Macklemore to give "Summer Days" its TV premiere on the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, held June 17 in Los Angeles.
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica has shared a live video capturing an acoustic performance of the song "The Unforgiven," recorded during the band's unplugged charity show last November.
Along with taking out the amps, the metal legends added a few more instruments to the performance, including mandolin and pedal-steel, giving the Black Album single a more twangy feel. You can watch it now on YouTube.
The rare acoustic concert was held in support of Metallica's All Within My Hands charity foundation. It ended up raising $1.3 million for issues including hunger and workforce education.
The premiere of the video coincides with Metallica's second annual Day of Service, which is happening today. As a part of the volunteering effort, Metallica fans across the country are donating their time and effort to their local food banks.
Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed will be honoring fans who've shown "strength, character and fight" with the band's newly launched Fighter of the Month campaign.
Each month, the Chicago metallers will choose a Fighter of the Month from a pool of nominees suggested by fans. The winner will receive a special Fighter of the Month coin.
"This is just a small way for us to show our appreciation to some of the amazing people out there," the band says.
If you'd like to nominate someone, tell their story in a minute-long video and post it to Instagram along with the hashtag #FighteroftheMonth.
The message of the Fighter of the Month campaign connects with the Disturbed song "A Reason to Fight," a single off the band's new album, Evolution. The track aims to raise awareness for those who struggle with addiction and depression.
ABC/Paula LoboA Blink-182 fan has suggested a unique way for the band to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of their live album The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) -- and bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus seems all for it.
In a Twitter Q&A, the fan asked if Blink could perform the exact same set again, complete with all the album's inter-track banter and jokes, "performed with their original zest." In response, Hoppus wrote, "That's a fantastic idea."
However, since Tom DeLonge isn't in the band any more, a potential TMTTS 20th anniversary show wouldn't be an exact recreation. Unless, of course, Blink decided to invite the Angels & Airwaves frontman/UFO researcher back into the group for the show.
The Mark, Tom and Travis Show was originally recorded over two nights in November 1999 before being released as a live album in 2000.
Meanwhile, another Blink record will hit the big 2-0 in a few weeks: 1999's Enema of the State, which was originally released June 1, 1999. The punk trio celebrated that anniversary last month by performing the album, which spawned the singles "All the Small Things," "What's My Age Again?" and "Adam's Song" in full at Southern California's Back to the Beach festival.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Lumineers have made it three-for-three with videos this week, as they've now released a new visual for the third straight day.
The latest clip, for the song "Life in the City," follows the previously released "Gloria" and "Donna" videos, and continues to tell the story of Gloria Sparks, one of three fictional characters featured in the upcoming Lumineers album, III. You can watch the "Life in the City" video now on YouTube.
III, the follow-up to 2016's Cleopatra, is separated into three chapters, which each one focusing on a different Sparks family member: Gloria, Junior, and Jimmy. "Donna," "Life in the City" and "Gloria" make up the Gloria chapter.
All three songs are available now for digital download.
Terry McGinnis/WireImageCourtney Love is calling out the fashion label Vetements for selling a new t-shirt very similar to the "Corporate Magazines Still Suck" one Kurt Cobain famously wore on the cover of a 1992 issue of Rolling Stone.
The Vetements shirt features the "Corporate Magazines Still Suck" slogan, accompanied by the phrase "a lot." It costs $550.
After Vetements posted a photo of the shirt on its Instagram, Love commented, "You guys WHAT the F***? I hate being put in this position. You should know better!"
This isn't the first Nirvana-related fashion controversy over the last few months. Last December, the band filed a lawsuit against Marc Jacobs for allegedly ripping off the Nirvana smiley-face logo for an item in its Bootleg Redux Grunge collection.
ABC/Randy HolmesFoo Fighters, Slipknot and Metallica are among the nominees for the 2019 Kerrang! Awards, hosted by the U.K. magazine.
All three bands are up for the Best International Act prize, along with Panic! at the Disco and Rammstein. The Best British Act nominees are Bring Me the Horizon, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Enter Shikari, and Architects.
Metallica is also nominated for the Best International Live Act award, as are Ghost, Mastodon, FEVER 333, and Parkway Drive.
Other categories include Best Album, featuring Bring Me the Horizon's Amo, Ghost's Prequelle, Greta Van Fleet's Anthem of the Peaceful Army, Behemoth's I Loved You at Your Darkest and Architects' Holy Hell; and Best Song, featuring Slipknot's "All Out Life," FEVER 333's "Burn It," Rammstein's "Deutschland," Frank Iero's "Young and Doomed" and While She Sleeps' "Anti-Social."
The 2019 Kerrang! Awards will be given out June 19. You can vote for your favorites now through June 12 at Kerrang.com.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish is number one on a Billboard radio airplay chart for the first time in her young career.
The 17-year-old phenom currently occupies the top spot on Billboard's Alternative Songs tally with "bury a friend."
"Bury a friend" is the first single from a female solo artist to lead that chart since Alice Merton's "No Roots" reached number one in February 2018.
Additionally, Eilish is only the 10th solo woman with a number-one Alternative Songs single, following Merton, Elle King, Lorde, Tracy Bonham, Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O'Connor and Kate Bush.
Meanwhile, Eilish is the second-youngest solo artist to top the Alternative Songs chart. Lorde, who ruled the tally with "Royals" at age 16 in 2013, is the youngest.
"Bury a friend" is a single off Eilish's debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? She'll launch a North American tour behind the record May 29 in San Francisco.
Terence Patrick/CBSCBS' The Late Late Show is headed to London for a week in June, and Mumford & Sons will be along for the ride.
The British folk rockers will be performing during one of the four London episodes, which air from Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20. Other guests include Tom Hanks, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain and Millie Bobby Brown.
The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Mumford & Sons are currently touring Europe in support of their new album Delta, featuring the single "Guiding Light." They'll be back in the U.S. this weekend to play California's BottleRock festival, followed by a full-scale North American tour launching in August.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Lumineers have premiered the video for "Donna," the opening track off their upcoming album, III.
Like the previously released video for "Gloria," the lead single off of III, the "Donna" clip continues the story of the fictitious Sparks family, whose history is told on the album. You can watch the "Donna" video now on YouTube.
III, the follow-up to 2016's Cleopatra, is divided into three chapters, with each one focusing on a different Sparks family member: Gloria, Junior and Jimmy. The Gloria chapter, featuring the songs "Donna," "Life in the City" and "Gloria," is available now for digital download. The whole album arrives September 13.
In other Lumineers news, you can catch them perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Friday, June 7, airing 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.
ABC/Fred LeeBrendon Urie's ma must be tired of looking, because Panic! at the Disco continues to make it.
The "High Hopes" crew's latest achievement is a platinum certification for their new album Pray for the Wicked, bestowed by the RIAA for one million units sold.
Originally released June 2018, Pray for the Wicked is the sixth studio Panic! album, and the band's fifth to be certified platinum. It spawned the singles "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" and "Hey Look Ma, I Made It," as well as the mega-hit "High Hopes."
Panic! at the Disco's tour in support of Pray for the Wicked continues in June at Delaware's Firefly festival. You can also hear Urie on the new Taylor Swift song, "ME!"
In related news, Urie was honored with the Inspiration Award at the LGBTQ youth organization GLSEN's Respect Awards, which took place on Monday. He was recognized for his, "ongoing commitment to LGBTQ youth and for investing in the power of students to create more inclusive schools."
ABC/Randy HolmesA new album from Jimmy Eat World is on the horizon.
According to a tweet from drummer Zach Lind, the 10th full-length studio effort from the "The Middle" rockers is "mixed & mastered."
The new record will be the follow-up to 2016's Integrity Blues, which features the single "Sure and Certain." Since then, the band released two standalone singles, "Love Never" and "half heart," in 2018.
Perhaps we'll hear some new Jimmy Eat World music on their summer tour with Third Eye Blind, which kicks off June 14 in Los Angeles.
ABC/Travis BellFoo Fighters' headlining set at the Sonic Temple festival Sunday night featured a surprise appearance from comedian Pauly Shore, who joined the band during their performance of "My Hero."
While on stage, Shore wore a t-shirt featuring a photo of his father, Comedy Store co-founder Sammy Shore, who died over the weekend at age 92.
"My dad died last night, and this is dedicated to him," Pauly said in between lines of the chorus. You can watch fan-shot footage of the performance now on YouTube.
The Sonic Temple set was the last show on the Foo Fighters' brief spring U.S. tour. They head to Europe in June, and will be back stateside to headline the Bourbon & Beyond and Pilgrimage festivals in September.