Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons and The Killers are playing the 2022 edition of Lollapalooza Stockholm, set to take place in the Swedish capital July 1-3.
Other artists on the bill include Måneskin, Kaleo, Jimmy Eat World, Modest Mouse, Glass Animals, grandson, HAIM, Biffy Clyro, Turnstile, Wolf Alice, White Reaper, Kennyhoopla, and Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell.
Pearl Jam and The Killers were previously scheduled to play Lolla Stockholm in 2020 before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tickets for the 2022 festival go on sale Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, via LollaStockholm.com.
The U.S. edition of Lollapalooza returned to Chicago this past summer after a pandemic hiatus in 2020. It'll be back in 2022 July 28-31.
Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder are all taking part in an auction benefiting Music Rising, a charity organization co-founded by U2 guitarist The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin.
The Foo Fighters frontman is contributing a signed Gibson Explorer guitar, while the Pearl Jam vocalist will be offering the guitar he smashed on stage during a 2018 concert.
Other participating artists include U2's Bono and Adam Clayton, Slash, Noel Gallagher, Rush's Alex Lifeson, Lenny Kravitz, Alice Cooper, Coldplay's Chris Martin, KISS' Paul Stanley, The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Jett, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.
The auction, which takes place December 11, will also feature several guitars from The Edge himself, as well as from the late Lou Reed.
Music Rising was first formed in 2005 to support New Orleans and Gulf South-area musicians in need following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The auction will raise money for those musicians now affected by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.
Could Jared Leto's role in House of Gucci lead to a Thirty Seconds to Mars collaboration with Lady Gaga?
Speaking with NME, Leto says it "would be fun" to work on a song with the "Bad Romance" superstar.
"I danced with her already so that was enough for me," Leto says. "But that would be fun. She's a terrific artist and I think she's just a real talent. I have a lot of respect for her…her bravery."
Leto also shares that the House of Gucci soundtrack, which features a number of hits from the '70s and '80s, has influenced the next, currently-in-the-works Mars album, the follow-up to 2018's AMERICA.
"There are a lot of those sounds that definitely are on the new album," Leto says. "My first instrument was a Roland Juno 106, which is a synthesizer from the '80s. I really cherished that instrument, and those sounds are so nostalgic."
He adds, "Those sounds are kinda embedded in our psyche, and they really speak directly to our heart sometimes. They take us back to the films that we grew up on. So I love to pull from that stuff."
House of Gucci, which details the assassination of real-life fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, is out today. Leto plays Paulo Gucci, cousin of Maurizio, who is portrayed by Adam Driver. Gaga stars as Maurizio's ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of arranging his killing.
My Chemical Romance has postponed the band's upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand to 2023.
In an Instagram post, the "Helena" rockers write that the delay is "due to the uncertainty regarding international border restrictions and indoor venue capacity limits" stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The dates, which were originally announced as the first shows on MCR's worldwide reunion tour for 2020 before getting postponed to 2022, will now kick off in March 2023.
That reunion tour is now set to launch in the U.K. in May 2022. The U.S. leg, which was originally scheduled for the fall of 2020, will start in August 2022.
My Chemical Romance had been broken up for over six years when they announced their reunion on Halloween 2019. They made their official return to the live stage in December 2019 for a one-off show in Los Angeles, but haven't been able to play again due to the pandemic.
Several of the Grammy nominees in the rock, alternative and metal categories have shared their reactions to being included in the upcoming 2022 ceremony, taking place January 31.
Chris Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, shared an Instagram post celebrating her late husband's nods for Best Rock Album for his posthumous album, No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1, and Best Rock Performance for his cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U."
"While Chris lives on in our children and me daily, knowing he lives on in all of you through his music means the world," Vicky writes. "Huge thank you to his devoted fans for helping us keep his memory and legacy alive and to the @recordingacademy -- we are overwhelmed with gratitude."
Double nominee Deftones -- who will compete for Best Rock Performance with "Ohms" and Best Metal Performance with "Genesis" -- feels "honored to have [those songs] be recognized."
"They were released during a very uncertain time with music and the world alike, so to have them resonate the way they did is really special for us," the band says. Defones also congratulated Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda for his "amazing" remix of their song, "Passenger," which is nominated for Best Remixed Recording.
Despite the fact they've been releasing music since 2012, Glass Animals is nominated for Best New Artist. Frontman Dave Bayley says, "When starting this little project a Grammy nomination was beyond our wildest dreams."
Here are a few other reactions from the rock, alternative and metal nominees:
AC/DC (Best Rock Album, Power Up; Best Rock Performance, "Shot in the Dark"; Best Music Video, "Shot in the Dark"): "#PWRUP the GRAMMYS"
St. Vincent (Best Alternative Music Album, Daddy's Home): "!!!"
Black Pumas (Best Rock Performance, "Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)"; Best Rock Album, Capitol Cuts -- Live From Studio A): "What an incredible honor to be nominated by the @RecordingAcad for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance for our Capitol Cuts Album!"
Dream Theater (Best Metal Performance, "The Alien"): "We are so honored to be nominated for a GRAMMY this year in the Best Metal Performance category!"
Mastodon (Best Metal Performance, "Pushing the Tides"): "Our song 'Pushing the Tides' has been Nominated for a Grammy! Thank you very much."
Rob Zombie(Best Metal Performance, "The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)): "Well, this latest nomination today was certainly a surprise. It is my eighth nomination… so who knows?"
Halsey (Best Alternative Music Album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power): "Really wasn't expecting that! It was an honor to work with some of my heroes, Trent [Reznor] and Atticus [Ross], and I am so proud of this album and hope that you guys continue to love it for years to come. Here’s to taking risks."
FINNEAS (Best New Artist): "Congratulations to all the Grammy nominees! I feel so lucky to be in your company!"
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. has shared a statement in response to Marilyn Manson's inclusion among the 2022 Grammy nominees, which were announced Tuesday.
Manson, born Brian Warner, is technically nominated as a contributor to Kanye West's Donda, which is up for Album of the Year. That 2021 is ending with Warner being a Grammy nominee raised some eyebrows, as he's spent most of this year being accused of physical, emotional and sexual abuse by multiple women, including ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood, actor Esmé Bianco, model Ashley Morgan Smithline and Warner's former assistant, Ashley Walters.
Warner, who's facing multiple lawsuits, has denied the allegations.
In a statement to The Wrap regarding Warner's nomination, the Recording Academy's Mason says, "We won't restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration."
"We won't look back at people's history, we won't look at their criminal record," Mason continues. "We won't look at anything other than the legality within our rules of, is this recording for this work eligible based on date and other criteria. If it is, they can submit for consideration."
Mason does imply, however, that the Recording Academy may restrict Warner's ability to attend the actual Grammy ceremony.
"What we will control is our stages, our shows, our events, our red carpets," Mason says. "We'll take a look at anyone who is asking to be a part of that, asking to be in attendance, and we'll make our decisions at that point."
The statement concludes, "But we're not going to be in the business of restricting people from submitting their work for our voters to decide on."
After you're done with your turkey this Thanksgiving, why not join Alana Haim for a slice of Licorice Pizza?
The youngest of the HAIM sisters makes her acting film debut in the new movie, directed by Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. In addition to following the love story of its two central characters, played by Haim and Cooper Hoffman, the son of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Licorice Pizza is a love letter to the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.
"It's a Valley story," Haim tells ABC Audio. "I mean, I'm a Valley girl through-and-through, I grew up in the Valley, born-and-raised in Valley Village."
Being that her only previous acting gig was playing the Wicked Witch of the West in an art school production of Wizard of Oz -- "That did not prepare me for this experience," she quips -- Haim felt she was jumping "head-first into the deep end" while "learning on the job." Helping her do that was Anderson, who Haim calls "the most incredible director."
"There were times where scenes weren't working, and instead of just cutting them, moving on, Paul would ask me, 'What would you do in this scene?'" Haim shares. "Or there would be times where I would tell him, 'I have an idea,' and he would get super excited and be, like, 'Go, go, go, go, go! Go do your idea!'"
As for the movie itself, Haim assures that you'll "feel happy" leaving the theater.
"That's the best part of it," she says. "I'm a Sagittarius, I like making people feel happy."
Licorice Pizza opens in select theaters this Friday. It premieres wide Christmas Day.
Bloc Party has announced a new album called Alpha Games.
The first studio effort from the U.K. alt rockers in six years will arrive on April 29, 2022. You can listen to the first single, titled "Traps," now via digital outlets.
"Alpha Games was conceived on the road, playing in front of amazing crowds on our last tour and then brought to life with the fire and the frustrations of 2020," says frontman Kele Okereke.
Bloc Party's most recent album is 2016's Hymns.
Here's the Alpha Games track list:
"You Should Know the Truth"
"Callum Is a Snake"
"The Girls Are Fighting"
"Of Things Yet to Come"
"By Any Means Necessary"
"If We Get Caught"
"The Peace Offering"
Machine Gun Kelly is not happy with the Grammy nominations.
Following Tuesday's announcement of who will be competing for a gramophone trophy in 2022, the "Bloody Valentine" rocker tweeted, "wtf is wrong with the Grammys."
Kelly was presumably reacting to his own lack of nominations for his 2020 album, Tickets to My Downfall, which was shut out of both the rock categories and the general field. He previously expressed a desire for Tickets to be recognized by the Recording Academy, telling Variety, "If we got an album of the year nom in a day and age where people can’t help themselves but to say that rock is dead? [That would] show them how alive it is."
While Tickets will not compete for a Grammy, Kelly can take solace in the album's number-one Billboard 200 debut and its RIAA Platinum status. He also just took home an American Music Award last weekend for Favorite Rock Artist.
Perhaps presciently, Kelly tweeted, "Winning a fan voted award >>>>" following his AMA victory.
Tool's Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey are embracing the holiday spirit in a new commercial for the Dunlop USA Cry Baby Wah bass pedal.
The goofy clip finds Chancellor's head CGI-ed onto a young boy who opens up a Christmas present to find the pedal and proceeds to rock out a metal version of the holiday classic "Carol of the Bells." That's when Santa, also played by Chancellor, opens the door.
"Aw, he loves it, lads!" Santa exclaims to his elves, played by -- you guessed it -- Chancellor again, along with Carey.
The ad then ends with a series of fake proclamations and disclaimers, including "Tool totally endorsed this ad as a band. They actually did not, so don't tell them. They are mysterious." You can watch the ad now streaming on YouTube.
Should you also want a Dunlop USA Cry Baby Wah bass pedal as a holiday present, visit JimDunlop.com.
Chancellor and Carey will be back together on the live stage for Tool's upcoming 2022 tour, kicking off in January.
In addition to the rock and Big Four nominees -- Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist -- several other categories are recognizing rock and alternative artists at the 2022 Grammys.
Trent Reznor is nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for his score of the film Soul, alongside his Nine Inch Nails band mate Atticus Ross and co-composer Jon Batiste. The trio previously won Best Original Score at the 2021 Oscars.
The Black Keys' blues cover album Delta Kream will compete for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
In the Best Music Film category, you'll find Billie Eilish's Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles concert film, and the Jimi Hendrix documentary Music, Money, Madness...Jimi Hendrix in Maui.
AC/DC's "Shot in the Dark" video is up for Best Music Video, alongside Eilish's "Happier Than Ever."
Other rock and alternative nominees include Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda for Best Remixed Recording for his remix of the Deftones song "Passenger."
Additionally, disgraced rocker Marilyn Manson is technically nominated for his contribution to Kanye West's new album Donda, which is up for Album of the Year.
Billie Eilish, FINNEAS and Glass Animals are among the nominees in the 2022 Big Four Grammy categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.
Eilish's sophomore effort Happier Than Ever is up for Album of the Year, and its title track will compete for both Song and Record of the Year. She previously won all three awards -- along with Best New Artist -- at the 2020 Grammys.
Meanwhile, Eilish's brother and collaborator, FINNEAS, is up for Best New Artist in 2022, along with Glass Animals, who broke out over the past year with their hit single, "Heat Waves."
The 2022 Grammys will take place Monday, January 31.
The nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday. Here's who's being recognized in the rock categories.
In the Best Rock Album field, you'll find Foo Fighters' Medicine at Midnight, AC/DC's Power Up, Chris Cornell's posthumous No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1, Paul McCartney's McCartney III, and Black Pumas' Capitol Cuts -- Live from Studio A.
The Best Rock Song nominees are Foo Fighters' "Waiting on a War," McCartney's "Find My Way," Mammoth WVH's "Distance," Kings of Leon's "The Bandit," and Weezer's "All My Favorite Songs."
For Best Rock Performance, the nominees include Foo Fighters' "Making a Fire," AC/DC's "Shot in the Dark," Cornell's cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," Black Pumas' "Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)," and Deftones' "Ohms."
Deftones is also up for Best Metal Performance with "Genesis," along with Dream Theater's "The Alien," Gojira's "Amazonia," Mastodon's "Pushing the Tides," and Rob Zombie's "The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)."
Finally, the Best Alternative Album nominees include St. Vincent's Daddy's Home, Halsey's If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, Fleet Foxes' Shore, Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee, and Arlo Parks's Collapsed in Sunbeams.
The 2022 Grammys will take place Monday, January 31.
A new, updated version of the Nevermind cover lawsuit has been filed, Rolling Stone reports.
This past August, Spencer Elden sued the surviving members of Nirvana -- Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic -- as well as the late Kurt Cobain and his widow Courtney Love, alleging that the artwork for the seminal 1991 album, which features a photograph of a naked baby Elden swimming in a pool towards a dollar bill, amounted to child pornography.
According to Rolling Stone, Elden's lawyers amended the suit in a new filing this week to include new claims, such as that photographer Kirk Weddle, who's named as an additional defendant, also took photos of Elden "dressed up and depicted as Hugh Hefner," the notorious founder of Playboy.
Additionally, the suit now cites various journal entries written by Cobain -- which were published posthumously in the 2002 book Journals -- in an effort to illustrate that the design of the Nevermind cover was sexual in nature.
While he Nirvana members, Love and Weddle are still named in the suit, ex-Nirvana drummer Chad Channing has been removed as a defendant. Channing's initial inclusion in the complaint was confusing, since he had left Nirvana in 1990, before the band recorded Nevermind.
Requests for comments from both Elden's lawyer and the legal team for the defendants were not returned to Rolling Stone.
Since originally filing the suit, Elden has Nirvana to censor his genitalia in any future editions of the Nevermind. A 30th anniversary edition of the album was released earlier this month with the original artwork intact.
Nirvana has not issued any official public statement regarding the suit, though Grohl has made a few veiled comments in recent interviews, including telling the U.K.'s Sunday Times that he had "many ideas" about changing the Nevermind cover if need be.