The track, available now via digital outlets, was recorded in collaboration with alt-pop duo Moby Rich.
"I first met Maxwell and Connor from Moby Rich and it was an immediate connection," grandson says. "We all come from an alternative music background writing emotional and angry songs. I've always respected the music they've put out and was pumped that the timing worked out to be able to collaborate on this."
"'Happy Pill' is about the desire to be sedated," he continues. "It's about searching for a quick fix for your problems; it's about the object of your desire slowly taking over your life, turning you into a more explosive, reactive version of yourself, and I cannot wait for the world to hear it."
"Happy Pill" follows grandson's A Modern Tragedy, Vol. 3 EP, which was released in September.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Joe Armstrong can now play beer pong, thanks to Post Malone.
The Green Day frontman attended a show in Oakland, California Thursday by the "Circles" performer, and met up with him backstage. According to tour photographer Grady Brannan, who witnessed the meetup, Posty took the time to teach Armstrong the popular drinking game.
"We taught Billie Joe Armstrong how to play beer pong tonight," Brannan wrote in an Instagram post accompanying a photo of himself alongside Armstrong and Malone.
"Green Day literally raised me and I’m still star struck," the photographer added.
Armstrong also posted a photo of himself and Posty on his own Instagram.
"Great show!" he wrote in the caption.
Post Malone is currently on tour in support of his new album Hollywood's Bleeding, featuring the Ozzy Osbourne collaboration "Take What You Want."
Atlantic"Dissolve" singer Abosfacto has released a new track, called "Rewind." The fresh tune is available now via digital outlets.
"Rewind" is the follow-up single to "Dissolve," which was originally released in 2015. Four years later, it currently sits in the top 10 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The track's popularity is in large part to its prominence on TikTok.
Absofacto just got off the road while touring with SHAED. More tour dates will be announced shortly.
Fearless RecordsCelebrate the holidays with I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME.
The band, led by former Panic! at the Disco bassist Dallon Weekes, has released Christmas Drag, a new, holiday-themed EP. The three-track collection includes a cover of "Merry Christmas Everybody" by glam rock British band Slade, a new track called "Oh Noel," and a long-in-the-works holiday original titled "Christmas Drag."
"I wrote 'Christmas Drag' over a decade ago," Weekes explains. "I've always been a sucker for Christmas music, and this was one of the first Christmas songs I ever wrote for myself. I'm happy I got a chance to give it a proper recording and release."
The Christmas Drag EP follows iDKHOW's 2018 release 1981 Extended Play, which features the single "Choke."
300 EntertainmentHighly Suspect has premiered the video for "16," the lead single from the band's new album, MCID.
The clip, streaming now on YouTube, seems at first to be a pretty straightforward interpretation of the song, which is about frontman Johnny Stevens learning that his girlfriend's baby isn't his. However, the end of the video comes with a supernatural twist.
"I'm known for having a lot to say about things, sometimes too much," says Stevens. "This time I'm just gonna let the film and song do the talking for me. I already laid out as much pain as I can bare, no more words."
"16," which doesn't feature any guitars, is currently the number-one single on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
MCID, the follow-up to 2016's The Boy Who Died Wolf, is out now. It features collaborations with Nothing But Thieves, Gojira and rapper Young Thug.
As for why it's called "Bob Dylan," vocalist Patrick Stump name-checks the folk icon in the chorus, which goes, "'Cause everyone loves Bob Dylan/I just want you to love me like that."
Stump then follows that couplet with "Would you bury me next to Johnny Cash?/I'm obsessed, do you love me like that?"
Believers Never Die -- Volume Two, which is out today, chronicles Fall Out Boy's second era, after they returned from hiatus. It includes singles from 2013's Save Rock and Roll, American Beauty/American Psycho and 2018's M A N I A, as well as the Lil Peep collaboration "I've Been Waiting" and the new song "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)," featuring Wyclef Jean.
Fall Out Boy will hit the road next summer on the Hella Mega tour with Green Day and Weezer. Maybe Bob Dylan will show up, too.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Killers have announced the title of their next album.
The sixth studio effort from the "Mr. Brightside" rockers is called Imploding the Mirage. It's due out spring 2020.
Imploding the Mirage doesn't have an official release date or track list, but if you pre-order it now via The Killers' website, you'll get pre-sale access to the band's newly announced 2020 U.K. and Ireland stadium tour. 2020 U.S. dates have yet to be announced.
The Killers' most recent album is 2017's Wonderful Wonderful, which spawned the singles "The Man" and "Run for Cover." The band has since released the one-off single, "Land of the Free."
ABC/Randy HolmesWith the 2010s coming to a close, Billboard is beginning to roll out its end-of-the-decade charts. In a not-at-all-shocking development, Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots lead the 2010s rock charts.
Imagine Dragons actually occupies the first three spots on the decade-end Hot Rock Songs ranking. "Believer" is the number-one track, followed by "Thunder" at number two and "Radioactive" at number three.
Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" takes the number-four spot, followed by "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers at number five.
As for the Top Rock Album of the 2010s, that honor belongs to Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface. Coming it at number two is Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More, followed by Imagine Dragons' Night Visions at three, the classic rock-filled Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack at four, and ID's Evolve at five.
More Billboard decade-end lists, including the Top Rock Artists of the 2010s, are forthcoming.
Credit: Travis ShinnAfter more than six years away, Tool is returning Down Under in 2020.
The enigmatic rockers have announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand, their first since 2013. The outing begins Valentine's Day, February 14, in Perth, and will make stops in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.
Tool will be touring in support of their new album Fear Inoculum, which dropped in August after a 13-year wait. They're currently on tour through the U.S., and they just announced a 2020 North American tour, set to kick off in January.
Credit: Magdalena WosinskaSince My Chemical Romance broke up in 2013, you might've missed that The 1975's Matty Healy took the "emo lord crown" from Gerard Way. Now that MCR is back, though, Healy is worried that he'll have to give that title back.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 about My Chem's reunion, Healy said, "I'm not too happy about this, [Way] coming back for his emo lord crown once I've announced myself as quite overtly being that."
"He's gonna come back and try and claim it, isn't he?" Healy added, while referring to Way now as an "emo grandad."
Of course, Healy's comments were in jest, and he's a big My Chemical Romance fan. In fact, he'll be attending Way and company's official comeback gig in Los Angeles on December 20.
In the meantime, Healy will continue to polish his emo lord crown on The 1975's upcoming U.S. tour, kicking off November 16 in Camden, New Jersey. The British group will be touring behind their latest album, 2018's A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, as well as previewing their forthcoming effort, 2020's Notes on a Conditional Form.
Sour Mash RecordsNoel Gallagher is keeping his streak of EPs going with Blue Moon Rising, due out March 6.
The five-track collection follows the the ex-Oasis guitarist's previously released High Flying Birds EPs, Black Star Dancing and This Is the Place, which dropped this past June and September, respectively.
You can download the first single from Blue Moon Rising, "Wandering Star," now via digital outlets.
"['Wandering Star'] was written in Abbey Road last November on the same day I wrote 'Black Star Dancing,'" Gallagher says. "It's that good, it sounds like it took 5.4 people to come up with it. It's already a live standard and we haven't even played it yet."
Gallagher and the High Flying Birds spend the summer touring with The Smashing Pumpkins. They're currently in Australia opening for U2.
Here's the Blue Moon Rising track list:
"Blue Moon Rising" "Wandering Star" "Come on Outside" "Blue Moon Rising (The Reflex Revision)" "Blue Moon Rising (7" Mix)"
ABC/Randy HolmesBastille is featured in the 2019 edition of British department store chain John Lewis' annual Christmas ad.
The commercial is a tradition in the U.K., and marks the official kickoff of the British holiday season. It usually features a cover version of a beloved pop hit, and this year's ad is soundtracked by Bastille performing REO Speedwagon's 1984 power ballad "Can't Fight This Feeling."
As frontman Dan Smith sings his heart out, we follow a young girl named Ava and her friend Edgar, who's an adorable dragon. As cute as Edgar is, he unfortunately has trouble keeping his fire-breathing power under control, leading to melted snowmen and burned Christmas trees.
Of course, the ad has a heartwarming end that, fortunately, is not literally heart-warming. You can watch it now on YouTube.
Previous John Lewis ad singers include Elton John, Ellie Goulding and Lily Allen.
Bastille released their new album Doom Days this past June. They just dropped a new version of the song "Another Place" featuring singer Alessia Cara.
ABC/Randy HolmesGreen Day, Billie Eilish and Perry Farrell dive into the vile depths of social media in the latest, music-themed edition of "Mean Tweets" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
"Why does Tre Cool from Green Day look like the emo version of Ted Cruz?" asked one Twitter user. That got a big laugh from frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who added that bassist Mike Dirnt "looks like [Vladimir] Putin."
Another Twitter user took a shot at Eilish's fashion style, describing the 17-year-old as someone who "dresses like she got her clothes stolen at the gym so they gave her what they had in the lost and found bin."
Yet another asked, "How crazy are you on a scale from 1 to Perry Farrell?"
"Oh, I'm one hundred percent Perry Farrell!" the Jane's Addiction frontman exclaimed.
Other artists who participated include Alice Cooper, Lizzo, Chance the Rapper and Cardi B.
ABC/dick clark productionsdick clark productions and ABC announced Thursday morning that multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ciara will host the 2019 American Music Awards.
ABC also announced Kesha will be joined by Big Freedia for a performance during the show; it will mark Kesha's first return to the American Music Awards stage as a performer since 2013.
The pair join previously announced performers Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain. Taylor Swift will also perform in addition to taking to the podium to receive the 2019 AMA Artist of the Decade award.
The 2019 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish's brand new single "everything i wanted" is sure to raise the hair on your arms. The six-time American Music Award nominee's emotional track doubles as a tribute to her brother FINNEAS as well as commentary on her sudden rise to fame.
“This song is one my brother and I wrote about each other," Eilish revealed in a statement. “No matter what happens, we always have been and will be there to make it better.”
FINNEAS is more than her older brother, he is also her sole collaborator and producer. The two recorded "everything i wanted" at their home studio while they toured over the summer.
“I had a dream/ I got everything I wanted/ Not what you think/ And if I’m being honest/ It might have been a nightmare," Eilish begins in a whisper-like voice that sets the tone of her reflective and melancholy song.
Eilish single remarks on the darker side of fame through a series of metaphors, such as her stepping off the Golden Gate Bridge because she thought that she could fly. "Nobody cried/ Nobody even noticed/ I saw them standing right there/ Kinda thought they might care," she muses.
The 17-year-old skyrocketed to fame and became a global sensation this year, racking up three billion views on YouTube for her breakout hit "Bad Guy" and becoming the biggest selling North American debut of the decade with her albumWHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Eilish is about to embark on a completely sold outWHERE DO WE GOworld tour in March 2020, which sold out in an hour of tickets going on sale.
You can catch Eilish's next performance on November 24 when she performs at the 2019 American Music Awards.