Rounder RecordsIt may not be the best time in history to be called The Airborne Toxic Event, but the band has a new video, anyway.
The "Sometime Around Midnight" rockers have premiered the visual for "Come on Out," the lead single from the upcoming new Airborne album, Hollywood Park.
The clip stars Jacob Sandler, who played the child version of Brad Pitt in the movie Ad Astra, as a young kid you tries to escape his abusive household by hanging out with his friends. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.
"I've never been more proud of a music video," says frontman Mikel Jollett. "It's a very difficult story to tell and these child actors are amazing."
Hollywood Park will be released May 8. It'll be accompanied by a Jollett-penned memoir of the same name, due out May 5.
Courtesy Light in the AtticDeath Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and My Morning Jacket's Jim James are performing on an upcoming livestream concert in support of COVID-19 relief.
The show is presented by the archival and reissue record label Light in the Attic. It will raise money for a fund set up by MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, in support of musicians and music industry professionals who've been affected by COVID-19.
You can tune in for free starting this Friday, April 3 at 4 p.m. PT via the Light in the Attic YouTube and Twitch channels.
Gibbard, meanwhile, has been hosting his own daily live streams amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He's also released a new solo song, "Life Under Quarantine."
NetflixNow for the true question of our time: who's the Joe Exotic of Blink-182?
Like pretty much all of America, it appear that former band mates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have also binged Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The new Netflix docu-series follows eccentric big cat collector Joe Exotic, who's currently serving 22 years in prison after being convicted of murder for hire and animal abuse.
On his Instagram, DeLonge posted a meme featuring a photo of Exotic and his two husbands, John Finlay and Travis Maldonado, along with the caption "I miss the old Blink-182."
"I'm Joe," DeLonge wrote alongside the post.
Hoppus, however, took issue with DeLonge's claim to the Tiger King throne, and responded, "The hell you're Joe. I'm Joe."
DeLonge then replied, "Either way, you and I end up deeply in love and raising cats."
Robert Schlesinger/RedfernsThe Hives frontman "Howlin'" Pelle Almqvist believes he has the COVID-19 coronavirus.
In a Facebook post, the Swedish rocker writes that he's "at the end of week one of what I think is COVID-19 infection." He does add that he's "feeling slightly better," though.
But Almqvist is keeping with spirits high thanks to a new Hives archival live concert video series, dubbed the Hivemanor Livemanor. The first video captures the group's 2009 covers show in Sydney, Australia.
The Hives released a pair of new tunes, "I'm Alive" and "Good Samaritan," in 2019. The band's most recent album is 2012's Lex Hives.
AEG PresentsThe 2020 Hangout festival has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Set for May 15-17 on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, the event featured a lineup including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Cage the Elephant, The Head and the Heart, Yungblud, Barns Courtney and The Glorious Sons.
"After our fastest sellout ever, and what was shaping up to be a banner year on the beach, we are gutted that this is the outcome for all of you, but agree that this is the right decision for the health and safety of everyone involved," festival organizers say in a statement.
Organizers are currently exploring "all options for a rescheduled festival." The result of that will be announced in the coming weeks, along with refund and ticket transfer information.
Credit: Danny ClinchPearl Jam's streak of top-10 albums looks to continue with the band's latest effort, Gigaton.
According to Billboard, the 11th studio effort from the grunge rockers is pace to sell 50,000 equivalent album units in its first week, which would be good enough for a top-10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.
Every one of Pearl Jam's previous 10 studio albums landed in the Billboard 200's top 10. Five of them -- 1993's Vs., 1994's Vitalogy, 1996's No Code, 2009's Backspacer and 2013's Lightning Bolt -- debuted at number one on the chart.
Gigaton is the first Pearl Jam album in seven years. It includes the singles "Dance of the Clairvoyants" and "Superblood Wolfmoon."
Pearl Jam was supposed to currently be on a North American tour in support of Gigaton, but the outing's been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ABC/Randy HolmesSaint Motel has premiered a new performance video for "Van Horn," the band's current single.
The clip captures an acoustic rendition of the track atop a rooftop. You can watch it streaming now on YouTube.
"Van Horn" is included on The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1, the first of a planned trilogy of Saint Motel releases. The single currently sits in the top 20 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
Acoustic performance videos of each track from Part 1 are forthcoming.
Meanwhile, Saint Motel is hosting Netflix viewing parties with fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, they've done Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Tootsie. Tune in to the group's Instagram for future screenings.
ABC/Randy HolmesWith all the quarantining going on amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find yourself with more time to learn that instrument you always wanted to master. If, for example, you're an aspiring drummer looking for tips, then look no further than Roger Taylor's Instagram.
The Queen drummer has basically turned his Instagram profile into an online drum school, sharing tutorials from all the tricks he's picked up over his legendary career. What's more, he's recruited artists such as Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam and Soundgarden's Matt Cameron to share their tips, as well.
Hawkins sent in a video showing how to play a 4/4 beat while adding in a drum fill, while Cameron demonstrated how to add "grace notes" to your beat.
After watching those videos, you can also hear Hawkins and Taylor collaborate on Get the Money, the latest album from the Foo drummer's side band, the Coattail Riders.
Credit: Andreas NeumannFoo Fighters have postponed the remainder of their Van Tour dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier in March, Dave Grohl and company had announced that the first leg of the run, set to take place in April, would have to be moved. Now, the second leg, scheduled for May, has also been pushed back.
The good news is that all the shows have been rescheduled for later this year in October or December. Visit FooFighters.com for the full list of dates and all ticket info.
The Van Tour will make stops in the same cities the Foos played on their debut tour in 1995.
Additionally, Foo Fighters are planning a big Fourth of July stadium show in Washington, D.C. to mark the 25th anniversary of the group's first album. That date has so far been unaffected by COVID-19.
Courtesy Boston CallingThe 2020 Boston Calling festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headliners for the three-day event, which was set for May 22-24 at the Harvard Athletic Complex, included the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Other artists on the bill included The 1975, The Struts, Angels & Airwaves, Liam Gallagher and Brittany Howard.
"We are heartbroken," festival organizers say in a statement. "However, the health and safety of our audience, artists, partners, vendors, first responders, and staff are of the utmost importance to us, and we felt that this was the only acceptable way forward."
Ticket-holders may receive refunds, or transfer their tickets to the 2021 festival.
Jason Merritt/FilmMagic for Superfly PresentsFountains of Wayne bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger has been hospitalized with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The musician's attorney Josh Grier tells Varietythat Schlesinger is currently on a ventilator, but is not in a coma, as had been previously reported by other outlets.
"He's very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word 'coma' to me," Grier says.
Schlesinger co-founded Fountains of Wayne with lead singer and guitarist Chris Collingwood in the mid-90s, and the two shared songwriting duties throughout the band's five-album career. Fountains of Wayne found mainstream success with their 2003 single "Stacy's Mom."
Outside of FoW, Schlesinger has been active in the TV and movie scene. He wrote the title song to the 1996 Tom Hanks-directed film That Thing You Do!, which was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and he's won an Emmy for his work on the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Schlesinger also won a Grammy for co-writing and co-producing the A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! album.
Elton John, Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and other major music stars gathered together for the Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America on Sunday, and raised nearly $8 million to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and salute the strength and resilience of the U.S. people during the health crisis.
Highlights included Demi Lovato performing her hit "Skyscaper"; Eilish and her brother Finneas teaming up for an acoustic rendition of "bad guy"; Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes joining forces for her song "My Oh My"; and Mariah belting out her hit, "Always Be My Baby.”
Elton, who hosted the event from his home, closed out the evening with a special performance of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
Other performers included Backstreet Boys, Dave Grohl, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw.
The hour-long special drew more than 8.7 million viewers across multiple networks, who were encouraged to donate to two of the many charitable organizations that are helping COVID-19 victims and front line workers, such as health care professionals: Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation.
YouTube OriginalsWhile Coachella 2020 won't be happening until later this year in the fall, perhaps a sneak peek at two decades' worth of the California festival can help you make it through the wait.
A new trailer for the upcoming documentary Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert is out now. The three-minute clip includes performance footage of Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine,Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Billie Eilish and HAIM.
The film, which was produced by YouTube, will premiere on the streaming platform on April 10, the same day Coachella 2020 was supposed to start before it got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new dates for Coachella 2020 are October 9-11 and October 16-18.
ABC/Eric McCandlessIf you've ever wanted to choose Billie Eilish's hair color, now's your chance.
The "bad guy" singer has released a digital version of her own coloring book. It includes a variety of sketches of Billie, including the WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? album cover.
You can download the book for whatever price you want via Store.BillieEilish.com. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF.
By the way, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, which spawned the singles "bad guy," "bury a friend" and "you should see me in a crown," celebrated its one-year anniversary over the weekend. Since then, Eilish has released the single "everything i wanted" and the James Bond theme song "No Time to Die."
ABC/Rick RowellBillie Joe Armstrong is hoping to help us through COVID-19 with a new cover every Monday.
"Welcome to No Fun Mondays," the Green Day frontman says. "Going to release a cover song every week until we're let back out into the world."
This week's installment of No Fun Monday -- technically the first in the series -- is a rendition of "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory," a 1978 single by New York Dolls and The Heartbreakersmember Johnny Thunders.
Last week, Armstrong released a cover of "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells, but that was before he officially launched the weekly series.