ABC/Randy HolmesOver the summer, the long-dormant Broken Bellsteased a possible comeback. Now, it looks like they're gearing up to release new music.
The duo, made up of The Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton, has posted a 25-second clip of what sounds like a new song.
Broken Bells have released two albums, the most recent of which was 2014's After the Disco. Since then, Mercer and The Shins released a new album, 2017's Heartworms, while Burton has pursued a variety of different producing projects.
Credit: Phil SmithiesThe Wombats have premiered the video for their new single, "Bee-Sting," which is streaming now via Billboard.com.
Filmed in a warehouse in London, the clip finds the British trio rocking out as different colors pop up around them. Frontman Matthew Murphy is particularly proud of the teal jacket he's wearing.
"I'd had zero sleep, there were no electric fans and I was basically sweating uncontrollably for hours on end," Murphy tells Billboard of the video shoot. "But that jacket was worth it!"
The Wombats recorded "Bee-Sting" for the upcoming deluxe version of their new album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, due out November 9. The original album, released in February, spawned the single "Turn."
ABC/Randy HolmesDave Matthews Band will embark on a North American arena tour later this year. The 10-city trek begins November 27 in Columbus, Ohio, and will conclude with a two-night hometown stand in Charlottesville, Virginia December 14 and 15.
If you're a member of the DMB Warehouse fan club, you can register for pre-sale tickets now via Warehouse.DaveMatthewsBand.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning next Friday, October 5 at 9 a.m. local time. Visit DaveMatthewsBand.com for all ticket info.
DMB will be touring in support of their new album Come Tomorrow, which gave the group their seventh straight number-one album on the Billboard 200.
Here are Dave Matthews Band's fall arena tour dates:
11/27 -- Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center 11/29 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 11/30 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 12/2 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 12/4 -- Manchester, NH, SNHU Arena 12/5 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center 12/7 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden 12/8 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre 12/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 12/13 -- Washington, D.C., CapitalOne Arena 12/14 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena 12/15 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
Danny Wimmer PresentsThis year's Louder than Life festival, scheduled for September 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky, has been canceled.
In a statement posted Monday night, festival organizers say that the event site, Champions Park, as been plagued by "unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding."
"After carefully inspecting the grounds and infrastructure this evening, the City and we have determined that it is no longer possible to make the festival site safe in time for this weekend," the statement reads.
Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains and Godsmack were scheduled to headline this year's Louder than Life, which was to be held over three days for the first time. The lineup also featured Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Bush and Slash, among others.
ABC/Randy HolmesProphets of Rage vocalist B-Real has shared an update on rap-rock supergroup's next album. Speaking with Kerrang!, the hip-hop icon says the band's sophomore effort is "really f***ing cool."
"I can't wait for people to hear it," B-Real says, adding that he expects the album to make its debut in 2019.
"We're still dialing in a few things, but what we do have is pretty powerful," he explains.
The new album will follow the self-titled debut Prophets record, which arrived in 2017. Over the summer, the band released a new track called "Heart Afire."
While we wait for the next Prophets album, the band members are also busy with their other projects. Guitarist Tom Morello will release his new solo album The Atlas Underground October 12, while B-Real and Cypress Hill will embark on a tour with Hollywood Undead in February.
Credit: Justin BroadbentMetric has announced a headlining U.S. tour in support of the band's new album, Art of Doubt. The 2019 outing begins February 11 in Cleveland and wraps March 25 in Detroit. For ticket info, visit ILoveMetric.com.
Art of Doubt, the follow-up to 2015's Pagans in Vegas, is out now. It features the single "Now or Never Now."
Here are Metric's 2019 tour dates:
2/11 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues 2/13 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues 2/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore 2/15 -- Washington, D,C,, The Fillmore 2/18 -- Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theatre 2/21 -- Richmond, VA, The National 2/22 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works 2/24 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle 2/26 -- San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theatre 2/28 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center 3/1 -- Dallas, TX, Southside Ballroom 3/2 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theatre 3/4 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 3/5 -- San Diego, CA, Open Air Theatre 3/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Palladium 3/9 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues 3/10 -- Las Vegas, The Chelsea Theatre 3/11 -- Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium 3/13 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic 3/15 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom 3/16 -- Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre 3/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Dept 3/20 -- Denver, CO, The Fillmore 3/21 -- Kansas City, MO, The Truman 3/22 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom 3/23 -- Indianapolis, IN , Egyptian Room 3/25 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
Dine Alone RecordsLast month, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis announced that the band would be saying "goodbye" after releasing one more album. Now, we know when we'll get to hear that final album.
The album, titled Oliver Appropriate, will arrive on January 25. Described as "the first truly inclusive Say Anything record," Oliver Appropriate is a sequel to the band's beloved 2004 album ...Is a Real Boy, which featured the single "Alive with the Glory of Love."
"This record is the story of what would happen to the 'Real Boy' many people thought I was," Bemis says. "His band did well but then fell off hard. He'd be my age, of course, but he'd still be living in Brooklyn, struggling with financial woes, single and strung out."
Say Anything doesn't have any plans to tour behind the new album. Whether or not Oliver Appropriate will officially be the band's final album is still up in the air.
"Say Anything will probably make music again, and I'm not claiming this is our actual last record, but it may be," Bemis explains. "Who knows. That's up to me and my family."
Here's the Oliver Appropriate track list:
"The Band Fuel" "Daze" "Pink Snot" "Greased" "Ew Jersey" "Mouthbreather" "When I'm Acid" "Captive Audience" "Your Father" "Send You Off" "Fired" "It's a Process" "The Hardest" "Sediment"
Steve Mack/FilmMagicBeastie Boys members Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond will go on tour this fall in support of Beastie Boys Book, a nearly 600-page history of the band.
The tour begins October 29 in New York City, and includes stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London. The events will include a moderated conversation between Ad-Rock and Mike D and a Q&A session. Visit BeastieBoys.com for ticket info.
Written by Ad-Rock and Mike D, Beastie Boys Book takes an non-traditional approach to band autobiographies -- it includes original illustrations, a graphic novel, a Beastie-specific map of NYC, mixtape playlists and even a cookbook. Additionally, the book includes guest contributions from actress/producer Amy Poehler and directors Spike Jonze and Wes Anderson.
Beastie Boys Book will be released October 30. Here are the tour dates:
10/29 -- New York, NY, Town Hall 10/30 -- Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theatre 11/3 -- Los Angeles, CA, Montalban Theatre 11/4 -- Los Angeles, CA, Montalban Theatre 11/5 -- San Francisco, CA, Nourse Theater 11/30 -- London, UK, EartH
Steve Granitz/WireImageFrances Bean Cobain has shared another taste of her musical talent.
On her Instagram, the 26-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has uploaded a snippet of her performing a new song she wrote. The clip features Frances strumming an acoustic guitar as she sings lyrics such as "It's hard to be alive."
Throughout the year, Cobain -- who's largely shied away from the music world in favor of visual art during her life -- has been sharing small previews of original songs. She uploaded the first clip in April, the night before the 24th anniversary of her father's death.
Cobain has previously said she eventually plans to release full versions of her songs.
ABC/Randy HolmesIn case you thought we've reached peak "Weezer-covers-'Africa'-by-Toto," then wait until you see the video.
The new clip, streaming now on YouTube, is essentially a remake of Weezer's video for "Undone -- the Sweater Song," only with the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic playing the role of Rivers Cuomo. And yes, you better believe there's an accordion solo.
As your undoubtedly aware, Weezer originally released their cover of "Africa" earlier this year following a long-running fan campaign. The track has become a bona fide hit for the band, giving them their first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly a decade. It also led to Toto themselves releasing a cover of Weezer's "Hash Pipe."
Weird Al joined Weezer on stage to play Africa during the band's show in Los Angeles last month.
ABC/Randy HolmesHey, how'd you like to start your Monday as an emotional wreck? Then watch the new video for "Happier," Bastille's collaboration with hit-making DJ/producer Marshmello.
The clip stars a bullied young girl, played by former Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove, who finds comfort with her adorable golden retriever. Anyone who's read Where the Red Fern Grows or Marley & Me or any book that's centered around a relationship with a dog can probably guess what happens next. If not -- SPOILER ALERT -- the DOG DIES. And yes, it's terrible.
If that's something you want to watch, you monster, the "Happier" video is streaming now on YouTube.
"Happier" follows Bastille's song "Quarter Past Midnight," the lead single from the band's forthcoming third album.
Credit: Jeff ForneyLast week, Avenged Sevenfold released a new track called "Mad Hatter." While fans were certainly pumped to hear a new song, that excitement was tempered a bit when some complained that the mix seemed off. As it turns out, the band members themselves shared those concerns, and have uploaded a new mix.
"We saw some complaints about the mix and we totally agree with you!" frontman M. Shadows wrote in a Reddit post. "We were pushing the limits in a lot of different ways and once the compression of streaming services and radio got a hold of it the clarity become muddied. I heard it on the radio and was like 'Oh S***!' The good news is we live in a world were you can quickly fix your mistakes and we have done just that."
The new mix will be available on streaming services and radio Monday. You can download it for yourself now via Dropbox.
Avenged Sevenfold recorded "Mad Hatter" for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 video game, due out October 12. The band also wrote songs from the previous three Black Ops games; all four tracks are included on a new EP titled Black Reign.
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's world travels won't be slowing down any time soon. The metal legends have announced a 2019 European tour, set to kick off May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The trek, which will feature support from Ghost, will hit 25 cities across 20 countries, including a stop at the historic Slane Castle in Dublin, Ireland. For ticket info, visit Metallica.com.
As with their North American tour, Metallica will be offering the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket for the European run, which gives you floor access to any show on the trek. Only 750 Black Tickets will be available, and they cost 598 euro, or just over $700.
Metallica's current North American outing continues this Wednesday with a hometown show in San Francisco, and will last into March of next year.
ABC/Adam TaylorIn addition to all the rocking, Dave Grohl has been known to impart his wisdom to younger musicians. Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is the latest recipient of Grohldom, which he received when he attended a Foo Fighters show in San Jose earlier this month.
As Daughtry, a platinum-selling musician and bandleader in his own right, tells the Charlotte Observer, he texted Grohl, asking about attending the show, and the Foo leader invited him to come on over. Thinking that at the most, he might get to say a quick hello, Daughtry was instead led to the Foo dressing room, where he spent about two hours talking and hanging out with the band.
"I'm like, 'You guys have a show to put on, right? You've been in here telling stories...for two hours plus and you've gotta go out and play now...How do you do this and walk out and still have a voice?'" Daughtry remembers saying.
"And [Grohl] goes, 'What better way to walk out on stage then after you've been hanging out with friends and laughing and having a good time? You're already in a great mood.'"
"We usually hang out with our guests after the show," Daughtry explains. "It's always this 'quiet before the storm' for us in the hours before the show. So I think that was an interesting takeaway, that maybe we shouldn't take everything so seriously."
Foo Fighters will resume touring next month starting with their own CalJam festival, held October 6 in San Bernardino, California. The event also features performances from Iggy Pop, Greta Van Fleet, Tenacious D and Garbage, among others.
ABC/Nicole WilderJack White is helping turn a storied building in Tulsa, Oklahoma into a museum.
According to the Tulsa World, the musician donated $30,000 to renovate the so-called Outsiders House. The home was a filming location for the 1983 film The Outsiders, based on the 1967 novel by Tulsa writer S.E. Hinton. That movie famously featured Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze and Diane Lane, when they were all young up-and-coming actors.
Running the campaign to turn the house into a museum is another musician: Danny O'Connor, also known as Danny Boy of House of Pain. White's donation helped meet the fundraiser's goal of $75,000.
"Jack White closed the thing and got it done," O'Connor tells the Tulsa World. "I have a feeling there's a brass plaque in order in the cement at that house pretty soon. What a guy. I couldn't think of a better person to come wrap this bow up, tie the loose ends up."
White is currently on tour behind his new solo album, Boarding House Reach.
Credit: Justin BroadbentMetric has released the video for "Now or Never Now," a track off the band's new album, Art of Doubt. You can watch it now on YouTube.
Directed by Lorraine Nicholson, daughter of Jack Nicholson, the video is meant to reflect the "pensive, dark and depressing" reality of night clubs.
"This was a night shoot leading to dawn, as Lorraine wanted to place the video in those most questionable hours of the morning," frontwoman Emily Haines explains. "I'm profoundly lost and alone with random uncaring strangers...the rest of the band is on an urgent quest to find me and rescue me from this sad existence, but they always arrive too late."
Art of Doubt, the follow-up to 2015's Pagans in Vegas, is out today.
Credit: Frank Maddocks Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has released the video for "Make It Up as I Go," which features "Blood in the Cut" artist K.Flay. The scrapbook-style clip is streaming now on YouTube.
"Make It Up as I Go" is featured in Shinoda's new solo album, Post Traumatic. He'll launch a North American tour behind the record October 10 in Montreal.
As for K.Flay, you can also hear her on the Robert DeLong song "Favorite Color Is Blue" and the Tom Morello track "Lucky One."