ABC/Image Group LALinkin Park's Mike Shinoda will play an in-store show at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California on Thursday, June 14 to celebrate the release of his debut solo album, Post Traumatic.
To attend the intimate event, you have to pre-order Post Traumatic in-store at Amoeba on June 14. For more info, visit Amoeba.com.
For those who live on the other side of the country, Shinoda is planning a similar event in New York City, the details of which will be announces shortly.
Post Traumatic, which was written and recorded in the aftermath of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's death last July, will be released June 15. The album features contributions from K.Flay of Chino Moreno of Deftones.
Warner Bros/Parlophone RecordsLiam Gallagher has shared the video for "I've All I Need," a track from the ex-Oasis vocalist's debut solo album, As You Were. You can watch the clip now on YouTube.
The video is essentially documents the past year of Gallagher's life since he announced he'd be releasing As You Were. It includes live footage from shows at the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival, Japan and Liam's hometown of Manchester, England, as well as cameos from Dave Grohl and David Beckham.
In other, probably more personally important, Liam Gallagher news, the musician recently met his 21-year-old daughter, Molly Moorish, for the first time, the BBC reports. Gallagher posted a photo of the meeting on his Instagram.
Molly is Liam's daughter with English musician Lisa Moorish. Gallagher has a total of four children, including another daughter who, according the BBC, he's also never met.
Credit: Jessie EnglishYungblud will release his debut album, titled 21st Century Liability, on July 6.
"So many young people feel misunderstood these days," the U.K. artist says of the album's title. "The world looks at us like we're liabilities, but we're not -- and if you listen to us, we might actually teach you something."
21st Century Liability will feature Yungblud's single, "I Love You, Will You Marry Me," as well as the new track "Psychotic Kids," which is available now for digital download.
You can also hear two Yungblud songs, "Falling Skies" and "Tin Pan Boy" on the soundtrack for the second season of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why.
ABC/Randy HolmesThis past Wednesday, Metallica held their first Day of Service, a country-wide volunteering effort in coordination with the band's All Within My Hands charity foundation. In a piece written for Rolling Stone, drummer Lars Ulrich says that the response to the program has been "overwhelming."
"We're so proud of the passion and the selflessness that our fans brought to all their local chapters around the country," Ulrich writes. "All the reports that have ended up in my inbox reflect nothing but goodwill, good deeds, good vibes and good energy."
Nearly 2,000 Metallica fans volunteered at their local food bank for the Day of Service, while the metal legends themselves donated $5,000 to California's San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
"As someone who has been a loner for most of my life, being in the Metallica family has always given me a sense of belonging and made me feel like I was not alone," Ulrich writes.
"As we all know, hard rock can sometimes, in different parts of the world, be looked down upon as a second-class member of the global music community," he continues. "So we are additionally pleased that we can show everyone that hard-rock and metal fans can be as compassionate and as selfless as any other people in the worldwide charitable family and the bad stigma that sometimes is hung upon them/us as somehow lesser citizens can be readdressed."
Rich Fury/Getty Images for CoachellaIn a new video promoting their upcoming Twins of Evil: The Second Coming tour, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie talked about the first time they heard each other's music. When Zombie said that he first saw Manson live when the latter was touring with Danzig and Korn in 1995, the Antichrist Superstar revealed a few of the disgusting things he did while on that tour.
"I used to p*** on [Korn's] catering," Manson said, to which Zombie replied, "Well, you gotta do what you gotta do."
"I just thought it was funny," Manson added.
Danzig was also not immune to Manson's, uh, antics.
"I would use his bus as a place for sexual liaisons," Manson said.
So in conclusion, Marilyn Manson did Marilyn Manson things. If you want to see Marilyn Manson do more Marilyn Manson things, the Twins of Evil: The Second Coming tour begins July 11 in Detroit.
Credit: Vijat MohindraYet again, The 1975 is up to something. The ever-cryptic band has shared a mysterious new teaser, suggesting that new music is coming soon.
The 15-second clip simply features the number seven displayed on the screen while a creepy piano track plays in the background.
It's unclear what exactly the seven means, but it could be referring to us being a week away from June 1, a date that The 1975 has long been teasing. As for what's going to happen next Friday, it will likely have to with the band's forthcoming new album, Music for Cars, the follow-up to 2016's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.
Earlier this month, The 1975 launched a countdown clock on their website that will reach zero on on May 31 at 6:59:59 p.m. ET, or 11:59:59 p.m. -- one second before June 1 -- in the band's native England.
ABC/Randy HolmesLast week, AJR teamed up with superstar DJ Steve Aoki and rapper Lil Yachty to release a new song called "Pretender," a bouncy, upbeat EDM track written about the band's struggle with anxiety. As lead vocalist Jack Met tells ABC Radio, it was that juxtaposition that intrigued the brother trio.
"We wanted to focus on social anxiety and the insecurities that we have as artists and as just regular people," Jack says. "As soon as Steve said that he liked the song, we said, 'Oh that's really interesting that a DJ would be willing and excited to produce a song with those kind of lyrics.'"
"It came out really cool," he adds. "The reason we love it so much is because it's so different. You don't see many EDM or electronic songs that sound like this."
AJR is no stranger with writing about anxiety, or with experimenting with different genres, for that matter. Take their hit "Sober Up," which reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
"['Pretender' is] kind of an unlikely group of people making an unlikely song," vocalist and much-instrumentalist Ryan Met says. "I think we tried to do a similar thing with 'Sober Up,' where there's classical cello and kind of folk guitar, and every section of the song feels like a new genre."
"We didn't know whether ['Sober Up'] was gonna be a hit or not, but we knew it surprised us," he adds.
"Pretender" and "Sober Up" also have another thing in common: collaborators. While AJR dove into the EDM and rap worlds for "Pretender," "Sober Up" features Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. So who's up next on AJR's list of potential guests?
"[Kendrick Lamar] would be amazing," says Ryan.
"Panic! at the Disco is really cool, they have an amazing sound," adds Jack.
Oliver Walker/Getty ImagesPrimus is currently on tour with Mastodon, and if you were on the fence about hitting a show, Les Claypool has some information that may help sway your mind. According to the bassist/vocalist, the Mastodon trek will be "the last Primus run for a bit."
"We will need to cool-out for awhile, recharge and work on our nunchaku skills," Claypool says.
"So, if you want to get your Goblin Rock fix, now is the time to do so as it will be the last time to witness the glory of the Desaturating Seven production," he adds, referring to Primus' most recent album.
Primus' tour with Mastodon continues this Friday, May 25 in Glen Falls, New York, and wraps up July 7 in Phoenix.
If you only have interest in Mastodon, though, they won't be quitting the road any time soon. Following the Primus run, they'll embark on a tour with Dinosaur Jr. in September.
ABC/Randy HolmesWednesday, Metallica held their first Day of Service, a country-wide volunteering effort in coordination with the band's All Within My Hands charity foundation. In addition to the many fans who participated by volunteering at their local food banks, the metal legends themselves donated $5,000 to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Drummer Lars Ulrich was on hand to present the check, and fans helped box over 37,000 pounds of oranges for those in need.
In a new video, frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett thanked all the Metallica fans across the country who participated.
"A huge thank you to all the Metallica fans that participated in our very first Day of Service by volunteering at your community food bank," Hetfield said.
"Thanks to you, over 1,800 'Tallica fans across the country have given their time to assist the hardworking folks who serve our communities each day," Hammett added.
Credit: Frank Maddocks Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has shared another preview from his forthcoming solo album, Post Traumatic. The latest cut is a track called "Running from My Shadow," which features alternative artist grandson. You can download it now via digital outlets.
In keeping with the visceral style of the previous Post Traumatic videos, "Running from My Shadow" is accompanied by a video showing Shinoda giving an emotional performance of the song, The clip is streaming now on YouTube.
Shinoda wrote and recorded Post Traumatic in the aftermath of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's death last July. The album, which features the single "Crossing a Line," arrives on June 15.
ABC/Randy HolmesDan Auerbach's father, guitarist and singer Chuck Auerbach, has announced his debut album, titled Remember Me. Produced by the Black Keys frontman, the record will be released on June 15, which, not coincidentally, is the Friday before Father's Day.
The first single from Remember Me is a song called "My Old Man," which is a tribute to Chuck's own father. The track is accompanied by a video featuring old photos of the Auerbach family, which you can watch now on YouTube.
"After getting so much help over the years from my dad I was happy to lend a hand in the making of this record and return the favor," Dan says.
Here's the Remember Me track list:
"Sylvie" "Chinaman" "Desperation" "Long Time to Be Lonely" "I'm So Sorry" "If You Left Me" "My Old Man" "Bottoms Up" "Some Fools"
ABC/Randy HolmesWeezer has released a cover of the song "Rosanna," originally recorded by the Grammy-winning group Toto. While the track may seem like a harmless tribute to a classic rock band, it's actually an elaborate troll on a very specific fan campaign.
For the last year, a Weezer fan has been tweeting at the band and frontman Rivers Cuomo from the account @WeezerAfrica pleading with them to cover Toto's best-known hit, "Africa." The account would tweet things such as "OK but your cover of 'Africa' by Toto would top everything" or "Maybe you would enjoy life more if you would master your cover of 'Africa' by Toto," each time adding the hashtag #WeezerCoverAfrica.
Even Toto member David Paich embraced the idea, posting a link to an article about the campaign on his Facebook. "Hey Rivers Cuomo, I'm just gonna leave this right here..." Paich wrote.
Instead, Weezer has gone for an ironic twist: They've covered the lesser Toto hit "Rosanna." In response, @WeezerAfrica tweeted, "#WeezerCoverAfrica turned into #WeezerCoveringRosanna ???"
You can download the "Rosanna" cover now via digital outlets.
Meanwhile, Weezer fans are still waiting to see if the band will actually release their new record, The Black Album, this Friday. Earlier this year, Cuomo said that the follow-up to 2017's Pacific Daydream would arrive on May 25, but hasn't announced any more details about the album since.
Blink-182 performed "Kings of the Weekend" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night to promote their Las Vegas residency of the same name, which starts Saturday.
The veteran pop-punk band -- comprised of bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba -- took to Kimmel's outdoor stage to perform the song off their most recent album, 2016's California.
As previously reported, Blink-182 will launch their Las Vegas Kings of the Weekend residency later this week, and the pop-punk trio is currently working on crafting the set list for the shows. On his Twitter, Hoppus shared a list of the songs from which the band is choosing to rehearse.
The nearly 50-song list includes tracks from California, including "Bored to Death" and "She's Out of Her Mind," as well as a number of classics from the band's discography, such as "All the Small Things," "Adam's Song" and "I Miss You."
The residency will stretch all the way into November.
Credit: Shervin LainezHighly Suspect frontman Johnny Stevens has announced he's becoming a DJ. He'll be playing his first show under his DJ name, Terrible Johnny, at the Exchange at Los Angeles on June 9.
"I'm going for it full force so this is gonna be a historical show," Stevens writes in a Facebook post, adding that becoming a DJ is his "dream." "This will be my first solo performance EVER. That only happens once. And I'm gonna turn it the f*** up and have this club bouncing so don't sleep on it."
In case you were worried that this pursuit spells the end of Highly Suspect, Stevens says you can put those fears to rest. "This does not mean anything in regard to the band not doing band things," he writes in all caps, adding that he, drummer Ryan Meyer and bassist Rich Meyer are currently in the recording studio working on their third album.
"This is a separate endeavor entirely and I just needed to be ULTRA CLEAR about that so that no one gets scared or thinks Highly Suspect isn't about to put out the best album ever because that’s still very much going to happen," Stevens writes.
Highly Suspect's most recent album is 2016's The Boy Who Died Wolf, which includes the singles "My Name Is Human" and "Little One."
SideOneDummy RecordsThe Gaslight Anthem has announced The '59 Sound Sessions, a companion to the New Jersey band's 2008 sophomore album, The '59 Sound. The nine-track collection will be released on June 15.
The '59 Sound Sessions includes previously unreleased tracks, as well as early versions of The '59 Sound songs. Also included is a rendition of the folk standard "God's Gonna Cut You Down," most famously recorded by Johnny Cash.
After announcing a hiatus in 2015, The Gaslight Anthem announced earlier this year that they'd be reuniting for a tour in celebration of The '59 Sound's 10th anniversary. The tour begins May 27 in Washington, D.C.
Here's the track list for The '59 Sound Sessions:
"The '59 Sound" "God's Gonna Cut You Down" "Patient Ferris Wheel" "Miles Davis & the Cool" "Placeholder" "High Lonesome" "Great Expectations" "Our Father's Sons" "Film Noir"
Courtesy of HBOThe first trailer has been released for the HBO documentary Believer, from Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds.
The film follows Dan’s journey to bridge the gap between his Mormon faith and the LGBTQ community. It shows him becoming an ally for gay Mormon youth and establishing Love Loud, a pro-LGBTQ music festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the trailer, Dan is seen reading leading a letter from a gay fan. “I know there are so many people like this,” he says. “If I’m passive, I feel like I am standing for bigotry.”
Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn, a former Mormon who's openly gay, also appears in the documentary.
Believer, named for Imagine Dragons’ 2017 hit song, will premiere June 25 on HBO. This year’s Love Loud festival will kick off on July 28.
ABC/Fred LeePanic! at the Disco has premiered a new song called "High Hopes," a track from the band's forthcoming album, Pray for the Wicked. The optimistic track is available now via digital outlets.
On the song, Brendon Urie sings about having "High hopes for a living" prior to his success as a musician. "Didn't have a dime/but I always had a vision," he sings.
"I spent too long not setting my expectations high enough, worried about how it felt to fail," Urie says of "High Hopes." "I hit a point when I realized I had to aim high and fail, fail, fail in order to keep growing. This one is for all of you who helped me go for it all. I thank you.
Pray for the Wicked, which also features the lead single "Say Amen (Saturday Night)," will arrive on June 22. Panic! will embark on a North American tour behind the album starting July 11 in Minneapolis.
Credit: Tim CadienteThe deluxe box set version of A Perfect Circle's new album Eat the Elephant is accompanied by what's billed as the first "hologram album" -- a 58-minute, 360-degree visual projection that plays alongside the music. In case you didn't drop the $125 for the collection, APC has shared a two-dimensional version of the visual that accompanies the single "TalkTalk" via Billboard.com.
The frenetic clip begins with a young girl playing on a swing set and ends with the tentacled heart from the Eat the Elephantcover descending onto the screen.
Speaking to Billboard, A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan says that the hologram was "one of those escalating ideas." That idea was then handed off to photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring, who's also worked with Patti Smith.
"As far as actual choosing of people to be within the images and what it was going to look like and what they would be doing, that was all on [Sebring]," Keenan says.
A Perfect Circle is currently touring the U.S. in support of Eat the Elephant. Following a European run over the summer, they'll launch another U.S. leg in October.
ABC/Randy HolmesBastille has premiered the video for the band's new single, "Quarter Past Midnight." The clip begins with frontman Dan Smith getting his head shaved before hitting the town for a surreal night out. You can watch it now on YouTube.
"It's a nod towards some of our favorite films and directors," Smith says of the video. "Like the album as a whole, it's a surreal journey through euphoric highs and lows of a night, and all that comes with it: the escapism, warped realities, and unclear memories."
"A bunch of friends came along to be involved and help make the video," Smith adds. "We're really happy that they did because it's a celebration of all the amazing people who are partying and feeling alive at night, in light of the strange, dark world we live in. And we could all use a bit of celebration sometimes."
"Quarter Past Midnight" is the lead single from Bastille's forthcoming third album, the follow-up their 2016 sophomore effort, Wild World.