RNR News and Notes

There Goes My Hero - Dave Grohl Treats California Firehouse with a BBQ Dinner

As multiple wildfires burn in California, the state's brave first responders continue to put the lives and livelihoods of thousands of residents ahead of their own- battling the flames head on.   


We are all grateful for these brave men and women - but Dave Grohl took his appreciation to the next level (because of course he did... he's Dave freakin Grohl) by catering a BBQ dinner for the crew at Calabasas’ Fire Station 88.  He brought over some savory meats from his new BBQ company  - Backbeat BBQ




In other news - Dave Grohl is now in the BBQ Business. One has to wonder if the company's name is a nod to the movie Backbeat, who's soundtrack featured an allstar lineup including Dave on drums (and is one of the greatest  soundtracks ever




Details on a Chris Cornell Benefit Show this January

Wanna get away?   Make plans to be in LA on January 16 ... that's when a special concert honoring the late Chris Cornell is being planned. 


The show's lineup is massive! With members of Cornell’s former bands, SoundgardenAudioslave, and Temple of the Dog, scheduled to perform ... as well as Foo FightersMetallicaRyan Adams, and more TBA.  In additon - late night host Jimmy Kimmel will serve as MC for the evening.






Tickets for the show go on sale November 16 ... and don't expect them to be available very long ... and will benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder.


In a statement, Chris' wife Vicky said: 

We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans



Check out Red Hot Chili Peppers playing a surprise Halloween show - at a school assembly [VIDEO]

Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith took to twitter yesterday, declaring: 


“Who rocks out at 9:30am at my kids’ school? We do!” 


The post included a video of the band performing their 2002 hit Can't Stop at the Viewpoint School's 2018 Great Pumpkin Assembly.  


The band was fully in the Halloween spirit - with Anthony Kiedis dressed in a schoolboy-styled shorts outfit with a mask, Flea bounced around as a skeleton,  Josh Klinghoffer sported a green wig, suit and sunglasses, and proud papa Chad Smith went full on POPE, with Papal regalia - including a crosier and a Guy Fawkes mask.  


Check out the video below -













Nathaniel Rateliff's video for A Little Honey is absolutely adorable [WATCH]

We love us some Nathaniel Rateliff and his new video for "A Little Honey" does not disappoint. The video features Rateliff and the Night Sweats hanging out and performing at the Turf Club in St. Paul, MN  ... it also features a group of older couples dancing to the band's music.  


According to Rateliff:


"'A Little Honey' is a song all about love and desire.  Everyone needs some honey and sweet loving, and in the video we wanted to embrace that kind of love in couples of all ages. A burning love doesn't have any kind of borders or age restrictions."

Check out the video: 



In addition to the song's video, Rateliff also released a limited edition craft chocolate bar called "A Little Honey".  According to the band's website:   "This limited edition craft chocolate is a fundraising collaboration between The Marigold Project, Small Batch America, and Fruition Chocolate Works. Made with 74% dark heirloom Costa Rican cacao, organic honey, blood orange, and marigold petals. Packaged in a letterpress sleeve. 
Proceeds from ‘A Little Honey’ will benefit The Marigold Project and Denver Urban Garden’s work to support Denver residents in creating sustainable, food-producing neighborhood community gardens."  Order your's today HERE




Check out some pictures from Nataniel Rateliff's show at The Anthem HERE






Maggie Rogers releases new music and album details [LISTEN]

If you're a Maggie Rogers fan like us, this has been a good couple of weeks ...


First - we heard that our favorite Eastern Shore Girl is opening for Mumford & Sons on their Delta Tour - did you get tickets for the December 14th show at Capital One Arena in DC?  


Then - we got some new music from Maggie in the form of the single we love called Light On (listen below) 




AND - to complete the trifecta - we got details on her debut album - Heard It In A Past Life - due out January 18, 2019, on Capitol Records. [preorder available here]


Here's the track listing and album art:


01. Give A Little
02. Overnight
03. The Knife
04. Alaska
05. Light On
06. Past Life
07. Say It
08. On + Off
09. Fallingwater
10. Retrograde
11. Burning 
12. Back In My Body



View Photos from the Career Spanning R.E.M. Photography Book

We're getting a first look at Tom Sheehan's new photgraph book - R.E.M: Athens GA - R.E.M In Photographs 1984-2005 .  The book is due out November 5, and is available for preorder here ... sounds like a great holiday gift for that REM fan in your life! 




Paul McCartney introduces the #COTMChallenge with his new video for Come On To Me [WATCH]

While we wait patiently for Sir Paul McCartney to announce new tour dates ... that include a stop in Baltimore or DC or Annapolis (!) .. we can enjoy his new video for Come On To Me.  The video features Fred “Little Freddie” Maxwell grooving to the song in an abandoned mall.  



via GIPHY 


Paul has also issued a hashtag - dance - challenge with the video - so anyone who thinks they got “better moves than Freddie” - should post their own take on the video with the hashtag #COTMChallenge.


So check out the video below ... and spend your weekend perfecting your moves ... if you do post a video - please be sure to tag us @103WRNR ! 






Hear Jack White Cover Blondie's One Way Or Another

Remember that band 400 Pounds of Punk? And their 1997 EP - He Once Ate A Small Child


Probably not ... but you may have heard of the engineer who recorded the EP - Jack White. 


2 years before The White Stripes released their self titled debut, Jack was working in a make shift home studio and joined the band on vocals for the cassettes 5th unlisted track.  


Third Man Records' Ben Blackwell recently revealed that he had discovered the track's existence in an essay writted for Discog's Cassette Week


Blackwell wrote: "The cassette, titled He Once Ate A Small Child, is, as far as I can tell, the rarest physical release of a Jack White performance, and prior to the mention here, the release was completely undocumented. I doubt more than a half-dozen people even knew about it.”

Check out the audio below: .



That time Mumford & Sons played on the patio of a pizzeria in Texas [VIDEO]

A pretty cool video is making the rounds on the internet this week ... Check out this footage from 2009 - when Mumford & Sons were just getting started and played on the patio of a pizza place during the South By Southwest Festival!     




Here's footage from just a year later - when the band had the entire crowd singing along at the Reading Festival




Get tickets for Mumford & Sons Delta Tour when it stops in Washington DC on December 14 HERE



Nirvana Members Played Reunion Set at Cal Jam 2018 [VIDEO]

Last week we told you the internet was going crazy with rumors of a possible Nirvana reunion at Cal Jam 2018  ... and the speculations were true.  Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic were joined on stage by Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley for a six song reunion.  They did three songs with Jett - "Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Breed,” and “All Apologies” and three songs with McCauley -  “Serve The Servants,” “Scentless Apprentice,” and “In Bloom” ... also of note- Brody Dalle of The Distillers played bass on "All Apologies".  


Check out the videos below: 
















Could a Nirvana Reunion Happen This Weekend?

Cal Jam '18, the music festival organizes by Foo Fighters, goes down this weekend in San Bernardino, CA ... and this week, the band has been dropping some hints that would lead one to believe that there could be a special treat for those in attendence ... 


Here's what we know: 


All three surviving members of Nirvana will be at the festival - Pat Smear and Dave Grohl will perform with Foo Fighters and Krist Novoselic's band Giants in the Trees are also on the bill.  Also on the bill are Deer Tick and Joan Jett ... Deer Tick's John McAuley and Jett served as two of  the vocalists during the Nirvana's set at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 


Here's where it gets interesting via some cryptic tweets:  


First, the Foo Fighters twitter responded to the news that Joan Jett's new documentary will be screened at the festival with: "Can't wait ...What else could we have up our sleeves???” Stay tuned….”




The band later posted footage from Jett performing with the surviving Nirvana members at a 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony after party in 2014 with the caption “This is a Jam @caljamfest #CalJam18”  ...  The post was retweeted by the official Nirvana account as well ...  


Finally - Foo Fighters shared a 2nd video of the after party ... this time with the caption “…anyone got @joanjett’s number ??” 


So will the reunion go down this weekend?  We can't say for sure ... but we do know Dave Grohl loves to surpise his audiences so ...  





*Photo via @Nirvana on twitter 


Hear the first song from St. Vincent's new album - MassEducation

St. Vincent - aka Annie Clark - has announced she has a (sort of) new album coming out on October 12th.  


In a letter (see below) that was handed out to attendees of her show on Oct. 2 (and later posted on twitter) Clark explained that the new album, MassEducation, will feature reworked versions of songs from 2017's acclaimed and often mispronounced album, MASSEDUCTION.  


“We neither rehearsed nor spoke about how to approach any song, but rather, played two to three live takes, picked the best one, and trusted in the feeling of the moment ... So here it is—two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City. Enjoy.” 

You can preorder the album here and check out the video for the first single, Savior below: 




Here's the letter: 


David Bowie's Legendary 2000 Glastonbury Set Coming to DVD/CD/Vinyl

David Bowie's Sunday night closing set of the 2000 Glastonbury Festival has been regarded as one of the greatest sets in the fest's history ... and that's a pretty amazing claim considering some of the names that have played over the years.


And for those who missed the show - it will be released in its entirety on DVD, 2xCD, and 3x Vinyl on November 30th! 


Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis had this to say about the set: 

“I often get asked what the best set I’ve seen here at Glastonbury is, and Bowie’s 2000 performance is always one which I think of first.  It was spellbinding; he had an absolutely enormous crowd transfixed. I think Bowie had a very deep relationship with Worthy Farm and he told some wonderful stories about his first time at the Festival in 1971, when he stayed at the farmhouse and performed at 6am as the sun was rising. And he just played the perfect headline set. It really was a very special and emotional show.”

Until its released on November 30, 2019, enjoy this clip of Bowie performing Heroes from the 2006 film Glastonbury that documented  the festival's history from  1970-2005.  




Here's the full track listing:



2 x CD / DVD SET 

CD 1

Introduction (Greensleeves)

Wild Is The Wind

China Girl



Life On Mars?

Absolute Beginners

Ashes To Ashes

Rebel Rebel

Little Wonder

Golden Years


CD 2


All The Young Dudes

The Man Who Sold The World

Station To Station


Hallo Spaceboy

Under Pressure

Ziggy Stardust


Let’s Dance

I’m Afraid Of Americans




Introduction (Greensleeves)

Wild Is The Wind

China Girl



Life On Mars?

Absolute Beginners

Ashes To Ashes

Rebel Rebel

Little Wonder

Golden Years


All The Young Dudes

The Man Who Sold The World

Station To Station


Hallo Spaceboy

Under Pressure

Ziggy Stardust


Let’s Dance

I’m Afraid Of Americans


3 x LP SET

Side 1

Introduction (Greensleeves)

Wild Is The Wind

China Girl



Side 2


Life On Mars?

Absolute Beginners


Side 3

Ashes To Ashes

Rebel Rebel

Little Wonder

Golden Years


Side 4


All The Young Dudes

The Man Who Sold The World

Station To Station


Side 5


Hallo Spaceboy

Under Pressure

Ziggy Stardust

Side 6


Let’s Dance

I’m Afraid Of Americans


2 CD set / standard and high resolution (48kHz/24bit) digital

CD 1

Introduction (Greensleeves)

Wild Is The Wind

China Girl



Life On Mars?

Absolute Beginners

Ashes To Ashes

Rebel Rebel

Little Wonder

Golden Years


CD 2


All The Young Dudes

The Man Who Sold The World

Station To Station


Hallo Spaceboy

Under Pressure

Ziggy Stardust


Let’s Dance

I’m Afraid Of Americans




Don't You Want Me ... to show you Beck and Julian Casablancas covering Human League [VIDEO]

BECK continues to tour in support of 2017's fantastic album Colors ... and if you've seen the show (maybe you were there when he played The Anthem)  you know that there's a point in the set where Mr Hansen busts out some classic covers .. and at a recent show in Lincoln, Nebraska, Beck was joined by The Voidz / The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas (The Voidz are opening on this leg of the tour) and jammed out to the 80's classic - Don't You Want Me by Human League ... check out some fan footage below: 





New Music from Mumford and Sons - Guiding Light [VIDEO]

Mumford and Sons are back!  The band dropped a bombshell today, releasing the first single, Guiding Light, from their new album, Delta, due out November 16! 


Speaking to the BBC's Annie Mac, Marcus Mumford said “It was a bit of a beast to try and get on record. It was hard work. We kind of tried it in loads of different ways…this one took a while. We wrote it like a year ago, but it’s taken a while to just get it to that point and now we’re happy with it.”

The band also teased a 60 date world tour ... but didn't release any more info  ... but for now- we can all enjoy Guiding Light.  




Watch Trombone Shorty cover Nirvana with Dave Grohl on drums [video]

LA gets all the cool stuff ... at a recent (9/13/18) Trombone Shorty Voodoo Threauxdown show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles -  the band decided to bust out a cover of In Bloom by Nirvana ... but the icing on the cake? Dave Grohl played drums on the track!  This is only the second time Dave has performed the song live since Kurt Cobain's death!   


Check out the footage below ... and check out That Guy Tedd's pix of Trombone Shorty at Baltimore's MECU Pavilion in the DARKROOM  



Thanks to one of my favorite people #davegrohl @foofighters for swinging by the #voodoothreauxdown #nirvana

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Donald Glover is retiring his Childish Gambino persona

The Childish Gambino era is coming to an end.  Donald Glover has been telling audiences on his latest tour -   “If you bought a ticket to this concert, that means you bought a ticket to the last Childish Gambino tour ever” 


Glover is apparently done with being Childish Gambino and will not be recording any new material and touring after his This Is America tour wraps up.   One can assume the move will leave him with more time to focus on his acting and writing career.   


The tour comes to Washington DC's Capital One Arena on September 19th ...


And check out this fan footage from his show in NYC:



Dave Grohl leaves BEASTLY tip on LA bar tab

In one of the country's most iconic rock n roll clubs in the country, LA's Rainbow Room .. on one of the country's most iconic rock n roll streets - the Sunset Strip - one of the country's greatest rock n roll stars, Dave Grohl - did one of the most rock n roll things ever when paying his tab ... 


Yep, after playing a surprise pop up show in the venue's parking lot to promote his Cal Jam Festival (video below) - Dave went into the bar for some drinks and ran up a $333.30 bar tab  ... so naturally, he left a 100% tip - bringing the total bill to $666




Here's some footage of  the pop up show : 




Watch the trailer for Jack White's live concert film 'Kneeling at The Anthem D.C.'

There was a whole lot going on back in May when Jack White played two sold out shows at The Anthem in DC ... Jack attended an Orioles game at Camden Yards, he played a pop up show at Woodrow Wilson High School, and now we're learning that the 2nd show was filmed and is being released as a live concert move via Amazon on 9/21/18! 


Check out  the trailer for Jack White: Kneeling at The Anthem DC below ... 




The Best Fake Hurricane Florence Events

As we prepare for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, we're reminded that the internet has too much time on its hands ... check out some of these satirical (WE HOPE) events that are going around Facebook: 


**Disclaimer: Do not actually go outside during a hurricane.** 



In DC, you can 'Listen to Florence and the Machine in the comfort of your home while the hurricane hits!' 



Meanwhile, in Richmond - 'Get your guns and your umbrellas. And your umbrella-guns, and your beer, and your beer-guns, and your tiny umbrellas to keep your beer dry, and join people from all along the East Coast in scaring away Hurricane Florence to protect our country from this foreign invader!

Note: do not actually discharge firearms into the air. You could kill someone and you cannot frighten a hurricane. I cant believe I actually have to write this.'



Also in Richmond, "Please come out to the Fan district in Richmond to help give ol’ Florence the what-for! If every Virginia resident turns on every fan in the commonwealth at once, it ought to be enough to send her back into the sea from whence she came. And I’m talking all of our fans — box fans, ceiling fans, heck go ahead and wave your hand fans at the sky on Tuesday. Every bit helps.

Free bread and milk will be provided for all attendees.

And don’t try to argue with me about the science of it. I know it’ll work. I watch the Weather Channel every day and understand theoretical physics so well that I have a theoretical MASTER’S degree in it.

Disclaimer: Do not actually go outside during a hurricane."



Goth dancing to make the hurricane go away. Please share. 

Ft. Special guests The Gothsicles.



and finally: 



Our country is threatened by the thot Florence. Make sure she knows we a thot-free nation. BEGONE!




Paul McCartney's Album Release Concert Will Stream Live on YouTube [LINK]

Sir Paul McCartney announced a few US tour dates last week ... but nothing in Maryland, DC, Virginia area (yet...) 


But don't fret, becuase for now, you can still check out the legend perform live .. from the comfort of your living room.   


That's right - Sir Paul is celebrating the release of his new record, Egypt Station, with an intimate concert in New York City ... and lucky for us, the whole thing will be streamed live on his YouTube Channel.  We hear that he'll be performing new material, plus classics from his Beatles, Wings, and solo catalogs ! ! ! 


Check out the video below when it goes live, tonight (September 7) at 8pm EST!  



Fleetwood Mac debut new lineup, Perform The Chain and Gypsy on Ellen: WATCH

Fleetwood Mac will embark on a massive 52 date North American Tour this fall (with stops in Washington DC on March 5, 2019 and Baltimore on March 29, 2019) ... without long time guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (who is going on a tour of his own  this fall and will be in Washington DC on October 19, 2018


But when you're a legendary band like Fleetwood Mac- you don't have much of a problem replacing departing members ... so Mike Campbell (of The Heartbreakers) and Neil Finn (Crowded House) were brought in to replace Buckingham. 


Fans are excited for the new lineup, as it will allow the band to play songs from their entire catalog on this upcoming tour.  Lead singer Stevie Nicks told Rolling Stone that the band was "never able to do that since 1975 because certain people in the band weren't interested in doing that" and "Now we're able to open the set with a lot; a raucous version of 'Rattlesnake Shake' or something.  I'd also like to do 'Station Man', which has always been one of my favorites.  We're definitely doing 'Oh Well'." 


Damn Stevie ... don't 'hold back' ... Here's the videos of Fleetwood Mac performing The Chain and Gypsy on Ellen  





Krist Novoselic's Message to Haters of the Quasi-Nirvana Reunion Without Kurt Cobain: 'We Tried to Get a Hold of Him'

So you may have heard - the remaining members of Nirvana (Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic) got together onstage together over the weekend during a Foo Fighters show in Seattle ... along with some help from the other Foo Fighters - the supergroup performed Molly's Lips - a song by The Vaselines that Nirvana covered  (see video of the performance below) 


Well, like everything else these days - the internet wasn't ready for the guys to perform without Kurt Cobain... leaving comments like: 


“Gotta love how they make it sound like all twenty members of Wu Tang Clan reunited. The bass player showed up. One guy.”

“Doesn’t that sound stupid? ‘surviving members?’ Like they got into a car accident and Kurt didn’t make it?”


“I love the band but saying “surviving members” implies that either they were all in an accident or that half the band is gone. 1 of 3 doesn’t make the remaining ones “survivors” xD

Well, Krist was the king of the clap back - serving all the hatters with one hilarious tweet:



"We tried to get a hold of him for this gig—as many times as we tried to contact Kurt, we couldn't get through. The phone just kept ringing & ringing. Kurt does not have email. In fact I have never emailed him in my life and I have been online since 1993"






Here's a video of the performance: 





Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations - The Orwells Announce They Have Disbanded

Chicago rock outfit, The Orwells, have announced they are no more.  

Earlier this week - allegations of a list of sexual misconduct allegations was created via a google document


And on Wednesday, the band simply tweeted: 





Earlier in the week - the band gave the following statement to Paste, dismissing the allegations: 

It’s come to our attention that certain allegations of abuse have been made against one or more of us on social media and in social circles of Chicago. We’d like to first state that sexual abuse in any form is abhorrent. We do not take these accusations lightly and consider this matter incredibly serious. We emphatically deny these baseless allegations brought as a personal attack against us. While callow altercations and vulgar language we’ve used in the past must be recognized and owned up to, the accusations of sexual assault are completely unfounded. No member of this band has ever acted without consent or maliciously taken advantage of anyone. We encourage anyone who’s been affected by sexual abuse to speak up and make their abusers known; however we also encourage everyone to be cautious of the things they read and say on the Internet. No victim of abuse should be hesitant to make their voice heard and if someone does feel that we’ve hurt them, we encourage them to contact us properly and privately (not via social media or anonymously), as to respect their identity.


Lucie Silvas performs Live on TODAY

We warned you all summer that Lucie Silvas was going to be a big deal  ...


Well, now her album E.G.O. is out, her picture is plastered all over Times Square in New York City, her Rock N River Cruise is sold out - and she's performing on the TODAY Show!  Sure hope you took our advice and got a ticket to see her on the Harbor Queen ...






Watch a Vintage Pearl Jam Performance from a Tower Records Store in Rockville MD

Woah ... Pearl Jam's debut album TEN came out 27 years ago -


Yes- the album that gave us the now classic songs Jeremy, Alive, Black, Evenflow, and Oceans is over a quarter of a century old.

And just three months after this classic album was released - the band  performed at Tower Records (rememeber them?) right down the road in Rockville, MD.  Thankfully someone was there with a camcorder (remember THOSE?) 


Check out the classic footage below -  



Pearl Jam - Alive - 11/9/1991 - Tower Records - Rockville, MD



Pearl Jam - Black - 11/9/1991 - Tower Records - Rockville, MD


Hear the first song from John Lennon's massive 140-Track Box Set

On October 5, 2018 - Universal Music will reissue John Lennon's 1971 iconic Imagine LP as a massive 140 song (six discs - 4 CDs / 2 Blu Rays ) box set! 


The project was authorized and overseen by Yoko Ono Lennon.  She also wrote the introduction for the box set's 120 page book - saying "Imagine was created with immense love and concern for the children of the world. I hope you enjoy it”. 


Imagine - The Ultimate Collection includes new remastered stereo mix, raw studio recordings, outtakes, never-before-seen extras and a track-by-track audio documentary. The collection will also feature 5.1 surround mixes on Blu-ray and an updated quadrasonic mix for an even deeper listening experience.


And we have the first track from the set - a never before heard demo of the title track, Imagine 







Jack White's Free Show at Tesla Got Us Thinking About The Time He Showed Meg White His Tesla Coil

Self proclaimed Tesla fanatic, Jack White, stopped by the electric car manufacurer's Freemont California factory over the weekend and played a free concert (rememeber when he did the same thing at a DC High School?)  to lift the spirits of the company's employees who have fallen behind on the production of the Tesla Model S.  




Jack has strong feelings for Telsa: 

“I am a huge fanatic and supporter of everything Tesla has been doing since day one, I’m proud to say I was one of the first Model S owners in Nashville, which I think is the greatest automobile ever made. It’s been a thought of mine for a few years now that I would love to do a free concert for the employees at the Fremont factory.”

The concert was cool and all ... but it got us feeling nostalic for the good ol' days when Jack showed Meg White his Tesla Coil ... cheeky



What the heck is Meg White up to these days anyways ? ? ?


Photo via Tesla on Twitter 


Check Out Pearl Jam Covering David Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel' at Wrigley Field [VIDEO]

Pearl Jam continued their epic (but brief) summer stadium tour this weekend - playing two shows at the famed home of the Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field.  The shows were a homecoming of sorts - as Eddie Vedder is from the nearby town of Evanston


On Saturday night - the band played for nearly 3 hours (!) and went through a career spanning 32 song set list (see full list below).  


The band kicked off their 2nd encore with Vedder paying tribute to his favorite MLB team - the Chicago Cubs.  The team's 2016 World Series trophy was brought out and the band went on to cover David Bowie's Rebel Rebel for the first time ever.  Check out fan footage of the show below -  







Full Set List - Peark Jam - Wrigley Field - Chicago - 08/18/18


1. Wash

2. Low Light

3. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

4. Breakerfall

5.  Corduroy

6.  Hail Hail

7.  Animal 

8. Getaway 

9. Leaving Here (Edward Holland Jr cover) 

10. Present Tense 

11. Even Flow 

12. Missing (Chris Cornell cover)

13. Garden 

14. Not For You 

15. Can't Deny Me 

16. Wishlist 

17. I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty cover) 

18. Porch 


Encore 1

19. Just Breathe 

20. Sleeping By Myself 

21. Footsteps 

22. State of Love and Trust 

23. Breath 

24. Know Your Rights (The Clash cover) 

25.  Do The Evolution 

26.  Alone 

27.  Rearviewmirror


Encore 2

28. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie cover) 

29. Better Man 

30.  Alive 

31.  Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover)

32.  Yellow Ledbetter 



*Photo via Pearl Jam on Twitter 



The Epic Selfie That's Giving Beatles Fans Flashbacks

Last week, Sean Ono Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono posted a selfie to his Instagram account that sent the internet into a frenzy  - mostly fans of his father's band The Beatles.  In the photo, Sean posed with Jamey McCartney - son of Paul and Linda McCartney.  The resemblance of the two and their fathers is uncanny!  See for yourself:  





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St Vincent Talks About the Guitar Riffs That Changed Her Life [WATCH]

St. Vincent  sat dwon with BBC Radio 6 Music and talked about guitar - including riffs by  Pantera, NirvanaThe Breeders, and more life-changing riffs:  



Watch Courtney Barnett Play a Private Performance in Piedmont Park

Back in May, while she was in Atlanta to play the Shaky Knees Festival, Courtney Barnett and her band headed over to Piedmont Park and set up their gear to play the new album - Tell Me How You Really Feel.  Luckily, there just happen to be some cameras there to capture it - check it out track by track below: 






Tell Me How You Really Feel live from Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA.


1. Hopefulessness



2. City Looks Pretty



3. Charity



4. Need A Little Time



5. Nameless, Faceless



6. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch



7. Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence



8. Help Your Self



9. Walkin’ on Eggshells



10. Sunday Roast




Cat Power Enlists Lana Del Rey on new track "Woman" [WATCH]

We've gotten another song from Chan Marshall aka Cat Power's new album, Wanderer (Domino - due out October 5) , and it features none other then Lana Del Rey.  The two songstresses work well together, and even though LDR doesn't appear in the song's video - below, her backing vocals come through loud and clear.  


Catch Cat Power at Merriweather on September 28th, with The National



Watch Maggie Rogers 1970s inspired Video for "Give A Little"

Our favorite eastern shore girl / pop folk star, Maggie Rogers, is back with another video /single for the song Give A Little (where's the album though?)  


The video, directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, has a very 'That 70's Show' vibe - from the empty skate board / pool party to the Farrah Fawcett wardrobe.


Rogers had this to say about the video: 

I had so much fun directing this video alongside Alan Del Rio Ortiz. I was obsessed with ’70s skate culture in high school and really just wanted to have a silly day recreating my favorite scenes from Lords Of Dogtown and paying homage to my favorite Farrah Fawcett photos. Those early skate videos feel so raw and powerful, it was important to me to show that that energy could also be female. It was super special to have my two college pals, Rachel Matthews and Camila Mendes, along for the ride. We’ve been friends since the first week of our freshman year, but our schedules have gotten so beautifully and amazingly kind of crazy since we graduated a couple years ago. It was so much fun just to spend the day dancing and giggling with each other like the old days

Check out the video below ... and seriously Maggie - when's the album coming out? 




The Queen of Soul's 10 Greatest Hits (in no particular order)

Showing some RESPECT to the Queen of Soul - and the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame - Aretha Franklin - who passsed away on August 16, 2018 - we take a look at 10 of our favorite songs by the QUEEN


I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Loved You)


It was her debut single for Atlantic and it quickly shot straight in to the top ten. The Queen had arrived.



Baby I Love You

Quintessential ‘60’s soul. With her sisters Carolyn and Erma on backing vocals The Queen of Soul manages to sound sexy and empowering all at once.




Quite simply it is one of the most famous recordings of all time. Otis Redding wrote it but Aretha owned it and she added the “sock-it-to-me’s” and spelled out R-E-S-P-E-C-T. She not only made it her own she made it synonymous with her name




Chain of Fools

A classic and one of her best vocal performances.



Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

This song like others Franklin made famous (Respect, Think, Spanish Harlem) became feminist anthems. Whether or not Aretha set out to become a feminine icon she was one of the first to sing honestly and sincerely from a female perspective that had long been overlooked in an industry dominated by men.



Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Simon and Garfunkel took it to #1 but what Aretha did with it was champion the gospel depths Simon and Garfunkel could only hint at.




Otis may have written Respect but not long afterwards Aretha herself penned this ode to female empowerment and vividly brought it to life playing herself in the 1980 classic film The Blues Brothers.



(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Her long time producer Jerry Wexler asked Carole King to write a song specifically for Aretha that transcended heartache and really captured and illuminated had much the Queen of Soul rejoiced in love. It became one of her signature songs



I Say a Little Prayer

Aretha and her backing vocalist, The Sweet Inspirations, were warming up in the studio with this Dionne Warwick song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and thank goodness someone had the good sense to hit record.




Spanish Harlem

The song was written and released by Ben E. King in 1960.  Aretha released a cover version of it in 1971 that outperformed the original on the charts, charting #1 R&B for three weeks and #2 Pop for two weeks. Aretha Franklin's version earned a gold single for sales of over one million. Dr. John played keyboards on Franklin's version.




First Listen: Paul McCartney's Raunchy New Single "Fuh You"

Sir Paul McCartney has dropped another single from his upcoming LP Egypt Station, a "raunchy love song" entitled "Fuh You."


In a press release regarding the single, McCartney says "I was in the studio with Ryan Tedder whereas the rest of the album has been made with Greg Kurstin.... We were just thinking of ideas and little pieces of melody and chords and the song just came together bit by bit. And then I would try and make some kind of sense of the story. So it was like, 'Come on, baby, now. Talk about yourself. Tell the truth, let me get to know you,' and basically I wanna know how you feel, you make me wanna go out and steal. I just want it for you. So that was the basic idea and it developed from there..."


Check it out for yourself below:






Egypt Station is due for release on September 7 via Capitol Records.


Leon Bridges Releases Two Brand New Versions of His Hit Song "Beyond"

Leon Bridges has kept busy this Summer, releasing his sophomore LP Good Thing back in June, touring the nation, and even collaborating with eyewear designer Ahlem Manai-Platt to release his own sunglasses!


Now, Bridges has released two new versions of his hit single “Beyond” with videos to boot! One is a stripped-down acoustic rendition of the song and the other a remix that incorporates elements of 70s funk and soul. Listen to both below and let us know which is your favorite in the comments! 




Joe Strummer's "Rose of Erin" Precedes Upcoming Box Set [LISTEN]

Joe Strummer cut his teeth with The Clash during the band’s decade-long run starting in 1976, but for almost two decades following the band’s dissolution Strummer led a diverse and prolific solo career, playing with bands the 101ers and the Mescaleros and even dipping his toes in the world of film.


This post-Clash work is chronicled in the upcoming box set, Joe Strummer 001, which combines Strummer’s solo work with songs recorded with the 101ers, Mescaleros, and former bandmate Mick Jones.


The latest single from the collection, “Rose of Erin,” tells the story of a young woman who shoots her lover and skips town. It was written for the 1993 Sara Driver film, When Pigs Fly. Though a version of it did appear in the film, the song is previously unreleased.


Listen to the track, which blends traditional Irish folk with orchestral and rock music, below:



Watch 7 Dave Grohls play on the same track - PLAY [VIDEO]

In Dave Grohl's latest effort to top Dave Grohl - Dave enlisted 6 clones of himself to create an epic 23 minute track, titled PLAY.  OK ... not really - but Dave did play all seven instruments on the track - which is the first of a 2 part docuseries celebrating "the rewards and challenges of dedicating one's life to playing music." 


Check out the full video below -  



You can head to Grohl's Roswell Films website and check out isoloated tracks of each instrument:  https://play.roswellfilms.com/


Thom Yorke Announces Solo US Tour

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has announced a series of US tour dates later this year, set to begin in Philadelphia on November 23rd and run through December.


During the 19-date tour, Yorke will be accompanied by producer Nigel Godrich and audiovisual artist Tarik Barri, both of whom work with Yorke in Atoms for Peace. He will receive direct support from cellist Oliver Coates.


Later this year, Yorke makes his film-scoring debut for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the 1977 horror classic Suspiria.


Tickets for the 2018 US Tour go on sale beginning August 17th. Catch Thom Yorke at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on November 30th. See the full list of dates below:


Thom Yorke 2018 Tour Dates:
11/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/24 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
11/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/30 – Washington, DC @ John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
12/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Keybank State Theatre
12/02 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Cathedral Theatre
12/04 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
12/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop at the University of Minnesota
12/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
12/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
12/11 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
12/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
12/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan



Pearl Jam Cover Tom Petty, Chris Cornell in Seattle

Pearl Jam played Seattle’s Safeco Field on Friday night and brought with them an entourage of guest performers including Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner.


Amidst a massive setlist spanning the band’s discography, Pearl Jam also played a number of covers including songs by Pink Floyd, Chris Cornell, and Tom Petty.


About halfway through the set, the band followed up their own classic “Even Flow” with a cover of Cornell’s “Missing,” a deep-cut from the late Soundgarden front man’s 1992 EP Poncier. Later, during the first of two separate encores, Eddie Vedder delivered an emotional rendition of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” fighting back tears as he reminisced about seeing Petty perform at Safeco Field just last summer.




Pearl Jam also performed two punk classics with the help of Thayil, Arm, and Turner; The Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and Dead Boys’Sonic Reducer.” 


Take a look at the full setlist below:






Why Go

Brain of J.

Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover)



In Hiding


Even Flow

Missing (Chris Cornell cover)

Daughter (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tag)


I’m Open

Unthought Known

Can’t Deny Me

Do the Evolution





I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover) (EV solo)

Thin Air

All or None

Better Man (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag)

Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)

Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Kim Thayil)

Spin the Black Circle

Rearviewmirror (with “Fernando” (ABBA) snippet)


Encore 2:

Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover)



Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)

Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm)


Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)

Yellow Ledbetter


Bob Dylan Announces First U.S. Tour Dates of This Year

American Folk legend Bob Dylan announced a new series of U.S. tour dates on Monday night, set to begin in early October.


The 25 new dates will take Dylan on an expedition across the Southern U.S., beginning in Midland, TX and concluding during early November in Richmond, KY.


Dylan’s kept busy this year, contributing a rendition of the standard “She’s Funny That Way” (retitled “He’s Funny That Way”) to a compilation supporting gay marriage back in April. He also announced the genesis of his very own line of whiskey, Heaven’s Door.


Dylan’s most recent album, the three-disc standards compilation Triplicate, dropped last Spring.


Check out the full list of new dates below:


October 9 – Midland, TX @ Noël Performing Arts Center

October 10 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory

October 12 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort

October 13 – Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino and Resort

October 14 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre

October 16 – Lafayette, LA @ Heymann Center

October 17 – Mobile, AL @ Mobile Saenger Theatre

October 19 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre

October 20 – Clearwater, Florida @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

October 21 – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

October 23 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

October 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts

October 26 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theater

October 27 – Macon, GA @ City Auditorium

October 28 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre

October 30 – Huntsville, AL @ Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

October 31 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre

November 2 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

November 3 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center

November 4 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center

November 6 – Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre

November 7 – Augusta, GA @ The Bell Auditorium

November 9 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium

November 10 – Roanoke, VA @ Berglund Performing Arts Theatre

November 11 – Richmond, KY @ EKU Center for the Arts



Paul Simon Reworks "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor" for New Album

Last month, Paul Simon announced In the Blue Light, an album consisting entirely of reworked renditions of previously released originals.


Today, Simon released his new version of the oldest song in the 10-track collection, “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor.” The song, which originally appeared on There Goes Rhymin’ Simon in 1973, has not been drastically reworked but is markedly higher-energy and features more aggressive use of Simon's driving honkey-tonk piano.


In the Blue Light, due for release on September 7, also saw contributions from Wynton Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Steve Gadd, and others. Listen to both versions of “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor” below.








Only Twelve Percent of Music Industry Revenue Goes to Musicians in 2017

According to a new report published by multinational investment bank Citigroup on Monday night, artists received only 12% of the $43 billion in revenue generated by the U.S. music industry last year.


The study, conducted by a team of researchers and analysts from Citigroup, found that the vast majority of revenue was being pocketed by distribution services like  streaming platforms, and record companies. 


Though insanely low, 12% is actually a marked increase from 2000, when artists made only 7% of total industry revenue. The increase is attributed to a stronger focus on touring and a larger number of artists releasing their own music, thereby keeping more revenue for themselves.


Read the entire report here.


Watch Jenny Lewis Join Father John Misty Onstage in Toronto [VIDEO]

How long has Jenny Lewis been waiting for this? 


The indie songstress joined God's favorite customer, Father John Misty, on stage at a recent tour stop in Toronto and performed the title track to Mr. Tillman's latest album - God's Favorite Customer.  She pretty much nails the part ... maybe she's been practicing in the shower.. or at karaoke night somewhere?    Check out the video of the duet below.  


Father John Misty played The Anthem on August 2, check out the photos here



Vampire Weekend Jams Out at Lollapalooza, Says New Album Is Finished

Vampire Weekend played Lollapalooza last night, opening their set with not one, not two, but three consecutive performances fan favorite “A-Punk.”


Front man Ezra Koenig purportedly referred to the band’s fans as “VW-heads,” an allusion to the band’s recent fascination with The Grateful Dead, which they made apparent during their set with a series of noodly guitar solos and extended jams.


The 18-song set also included an extended rendition of the SBTRKT/Ezra Koenig collaboration “New Dorp. New York” and snippets from Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” and the theme from Seinfeld.


Before closing their set with another fan favorite, “Walcott,” Koenig announced that the band’s latest album is finished and currently being mastered. The band teased a song from the album earlier this year at a gig in Ojai, CA. The track, called “Flower Moon,” will apparently feature Steve Lacy of The Internet.





Graham Nash Premiers New Video for "Teach Your Children" [WATCH]

Famed songwriter Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released an animated video yesterday for the quartet’s classic anthem “Teach Your Children.”


The video, which tackles political issues faced by the United States during the 1960s and today, was created by New York-based filmmaker, animator, and painter Jeff Scher. Watch below.



Nash also announced another leg of his 2018 North American tour in support of his most recent studio album, This Path Tonight.




SEPT 19 – Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX

SEPT 20 – Dosey Doe - The Big Barn - The Woodlands, TX

SEPT 21 – Arlington Music Hall - Arlington, TX

SEPT 23 – Chautauqua Auditorium - Boulder, CO

SEPT 24 – The Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, CO

SEPT 25 – Strings Music Pavilion - Steamboat Springs, CO

SEPT 27 – The Commonwealth Room - Salt Lake City, UT

SEPT 29 – The Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa – Lake Tahoe, CA

OCT 1 – Edmonds Center for the Arts - Edmonds, WA

OCT 2 – The Aladdin - Portland, OR

OCT 3 – Cascade Theatre - Redding, CA

OCT 5 – Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA

OCT 7 – Golden State Theater - Monterey, CA

OCT 9 – Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA

OCT 10 – Tower Theatre Fresno – Fresno, CA

OCT 11 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA

OCT 13 – Humphrey’s Concerts – San Diego, CA

OCT 15 – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, AZ

OCT 16 – Fox Theatre – Tucson, AZ

OCT 17 – The Lensic – Santa Fe, NM



Arctic Monkeys Cover The White Stripes' "The Union Forever" in Detroit [VIDEO]

Arctic Monkeys’ current world tour in support of their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, has been rife with geographically appropriate covers. Early last month, French fans enjoyed a rendition of Elvis Costello’s “Lipstick Vogue” à la Monkeys. A few weeks later, the band treated fans at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium to a cover of “Is This It” by NYC’s own Strokes.


On Wednesday night, the Monkeys took Detroit by storm with a cover of The White Stripes “The Union Forever.” Watch below as Turner delivers Jack White’s lyrics with his own signature swagger and sleaze.


The White Stripes formed in Detroit in 1997. Detroit is also currently home to Third Man Records’ secondary campus.




Watch the trailer for 'PLAY' - Dave Grohl's 23-Minute Song and Mini-Doc [VIDEO]

It's no secret we love us some Dave Grohl ... we loved him when he christened The Anthem... we loved him when he had KISS guy shred on stage ... we loved him when he played Merriweather for the first time (and we weren't even mad that it took this long)  ... 


So needless to say, we're pumped for Dave's newest project, Play, a two part documentary - culminating in Dave playing 7 instruments on a new 23 - minute track - due out August 10th.  


The project showcases "“the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.” 


Grohl also said in a statement - "Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening… and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out.  


And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out… it’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.” 




Ranking Lollapalooza's line-ups from 1991-2018

Since its inception in 1991, Lollapalooza has been gold standard for music festivals (ok – maybe not in 2004 when it was cancelled or 1998-2002 when it was on hiatus).   Over the past twenty years, the festival’s curators have put together line-ups that have been stellar to the point of incredible … and not just the headliners, many others acts who play the side stages have ended up showing back up as headliners in following years. We’ve gone back and reviewed every lineup and ranked them from best to worst: 


Soure: Lollapalooza


23.) 2004


This tour was cancelled due to low ticket sales ... not sure why - I guess the lineup was a little ahead of its time ... 


Soure: Lollapalooza


22.) 1997 


This year's lineup was the most lackluster out of all the years . 

Headliners: Snoop Dogg, Korn, Julian and Damien Marley, James

Supporting Acts(SA): Beck, a bright spot -  appeared on the side stage


Soure: Lollapalooza


21.) 1993


I had to use all the headliners on this one, enough said.


Headliners: Alice in Chains, Primus, George Clinton, Rage Against the Machine

SA: Tool


Soure: Lollapalooza


20.) 1995


Another year with only a couple of really notable, great acts.


Headlining: Sonic Youth, Cypress Hill, Beck, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

SA: Patti Smith, Moby


Soure: Lollapalooza


19.) 2003 - 


Kings of Leon are the only side act that really sticks out.


Headlining: Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age

SA: Kings of Leon


Soure: Lollapalooza


18.) 1994 


Headlining: The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beastie Boys, Greenday

SA: Flaming Lips, The Verve, The Black Crowes


Soure: Lollapalooza


17.) 1996


Headlining: Metallica, Soundgarden, Ramones

SA: Rage Against the Machine, The Violent Femmes, 311


Soure: Lollapalooza


16.) 1991


Lollapalooza’s first year and they had four incredible artist to start it off with and one of the most outrageous band names of all time.  I am going to let you figure out the band I am referring to.


Headlining:  Jane’s Addiction, Violent Femmes, Ice T, Nine Inch Nails and The Butthole Surfers.


Soure: Lollapalooza


15.)  2006


Headliners:  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Death Cab for Cutie, The Raconteurs, The Flaming Lips, Wilco.

SA:  Sonic Youth, The Shins, My Morning Jacket, The New Pornographers, Queens of the Stone Age.


Soure: Lollapalooza


14.)  2011


Headliners:  Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket.

SA:  Arctic Monkeys, Foster the People.


Soure: Lollapalooza


13.). 2014


There were a good amount of side acts that could’ve been headliners and that is why it is number eleven.


Headlines:  Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys

SA:  Lorde, Spoon, Foster the People, Avett Brothers, Broken Bells, Cage the Elephant


Soure: Lollapalooza


12.) 2005


Headliners:  Weezer, Pixies, The Killers

SA:  Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire, Spoon, The Black Keys, Billy Idol


Soure: Lollapalooza


11.) 2013


Headliners:  Mumford and Sons, The Killers, The Cure, Phoenix.

SA:  Vampire Weekend, The National, Lana Del Rey, Alt-J, Grizzly Bear.


Soure: Lollapalooza


10.) 2009


Headliners:  Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Jane’s Addiction.

SA:  The Decemberists, Animal Collective, The Arctic Monkeys, Dan Auerbach, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes.


Soure: Lollapalooza


9.) 2012 - 


Headliners:  The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Black Sabbath.

SA:  Franz Ferdinand, Florence and the Machine, The Shins, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala.


Soure: Lollapalooza


8.) 2010 -There could have been three more headliners that were considered side acts, especially Mumford and Sons who exploded soon after.


Headliners:  Sound Garden, The Strokes, Green Day, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, MGMT, The Black Keys.

SA:  Dawes, Mumford and Sons, Spoon, The National, Deer Tick, Slightly Stoopid, New Pornographers.


Soure: Lollapalooza


7.) 2008

Headliners:  Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco

SA:  The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, The Black Keys, The National, Blues Traveler, The Kills


Soure: Lollapalooza


6.) 2016


Headliners:  Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers

SA:  Lana Del Rey, Jane’s Addiction, M83, Two Door Cinema Club, Bastille, Leon Bridges, Griz, Nathaniel Ratlief and the Night Sweats, St. Motel, Strumbellas.



Soure: Lollapalooza


5.) 2018


Headliners:  Jack White, The Arctic Monkeys

SA:  The National, Vampire Weekend, Odesza, Portugal. The Man, St. Vincent, Greta Van Fleet, Manchester Orchestra, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Borns



Soure: Lollapalooza


4.) 2007


Headliners:  Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges

SA:  Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, Patti Smith, Kings of Leon, Spoon, Pete Yorn, The Fratellis, Cold War Kids.



Soure: Lollapalooza


3.) 2015

Headliners:  Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and the Machine

SA:  Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Cold War Kids, Lord Huron, Glass Animals, George Ezra, Moon Taxi, Borns.



Soure: Lollapalooza


2.) 2017

Headliners:  The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire.

SA:  The XX, Lorde, Blink-182, Alt-J, Cage the Elephant, The Head and the Heart, Foster the People, The Shins, Liam Gallagher, Glass Animals, Phantogram, Spoon, Milky Chance, Vance Joy, George Ezra, Rag N’ Bone Man, Maggie Rogers.



Soure: Lollapalooza


1.) 1992

Here it is, my number one choice.  Firstly, in its second year as a festival, Lollapalooza had the most famous headliners in all of America and their supporting acts were almost just as liked.  If it wasn’t for the tour in 1992 and it going so well, Lollapalooza may never have been the powerhouse it is today.

Headliners:  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice Cube, Soundgarden, Pearl Jame, Lush.

SA: Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Temple of the Dog..





Please feel free to comment and give your opinion on how you feel about it and if you would change anything.



Toto Respond to Weezer's "Africa" Cover with Their Own Cover of "Hash Pipe" [WATCH]

Weezer made their way onto the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in almost a decade back in June, reaching No. 89 with their long-awaited cover of Toto’s karaoke classic “Africa.”


Toto has since returned the favor, recording a cover of Weezer’s 2001 single “Hash Pipe.”


“We figured since we were smoking hash since before they were born, that’s the one we should do” said front man Steve Lukather before going into the song during the band’s Monday night performance in Vancouver.


A studio version of the cover is set for release on August 10th.



Arctic Monkeys Take The Anthem, 07.28.18

On Saturday, England’s own Arctic Monkeys took The Anthem stage in Washington D.C. for their first of two consecutive nights at the capitol’s newest and most illustrious music venue. Traversing the globe on a world tour in support of their sixth and latest studio LP, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the Monkeys have come a long way from their scrappy beginnings as Sheffield teens writing punchy punk songs about the Sheffield nightlife.


In 2018, an Arctic Monkeys record draws, to questionable effect, from a mishmash of stylistic and aesthetic influences ranging from Nina Simone to The Rolling Stones, and this smorgasbord translates notably to the Arctic Monkeys live experience, for which the band donned their best disco apparel and performed in front a large, vintage-looking backlit display reading simply “Monkeys.” 


The first thing many fans likely noticed when Alex Turner and company took the stage on Saturday night was Turner’s new look. Long-gone is the slicked-back pompadour and gone too is the charmingly unkept 70s mane. What’s left is a close buzzcut à la Turner’s close friend and collaborator Josh Homme.


Photo by Tedd Henn


With the haircut, or perhaps preceding it, is a refined sense of confidence on Turner’s part. For years now, the Monkeys’ front man has displayed a performative braggadocio onstage that’s lent itself to the unabashed rock’n’roll-worship of their last few albums. Now, though, Turner performs with a buoyancy that doesn’t seem altogether in-character. Perhaps he’s finally feeling like one of the Strokes.


On Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, we saw Arctic Monkeys compromise their signature songwriting prowess in favor of aesthetic experiments and stylistic gimmicks, some of which, when applied to better songs than the pseudo-vintage stock we saw on the
LP, are actually pretty cool. The tinny, retro electric organ tones that see so much emphasis on Tranquility, for example, receive new life when worked into Monkeys’ classics “505” and “Cornerstone.”


Photo by Tedd Henn


In general, Arctic Monkeys continue to stay in touch with their back catalog, performing songs from across their discography with new energy and executing aesthetic updates and embellishments with grace. Take, for example, an extended jam improvised around the closing riff from “505” to brilliant effect. Suffice to say, with six albums under their belt, we should feel lucky to see Arctic Monkeys remain so adaptive, dynamic, and creative while retaining an appreciation for their roots.



  1. Four Out of Five
  2. Arabella
  3. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
  4. Crying Lightning
  5. Knee Socks
  6. 505 (Extended jam)
  7. Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
  8. Do Me a Favour
  9. Cornerstone
  10. One Point Perspective
  11. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
  12. Brianstorm
  13. Batphone (With a snippet from the original Batman theme song)
  14. Do I Wanna Know?
  15. Teddy Picker
  16. Pretty Visitors
  17. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor


  1. Star Treatment
  2. The View From the Afternoon
  3. R U Mine?


Photo by Tedd Henn


See the full gallery here


Mumford & Sons Make Surprise Appearance at Folk Festival, Cover Radiohead's "All I Need"

Mumford & Sons played a surprise headlining set on Saturday night at Newport Folk Festival, making their first appearance onstage as a full band this year.


Over the course of their 15-song set, the band played a handful covers and invited numerous guest performers onstage with them, including Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, and Mavis Staples.


Among covers including Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and The Band’s “The Weight,” Mumford & Sons invited Phoebe Bridges onstage for a rendition of Radiohead’s In Rainbows classic, “All I Need.”



Newport Folk Festival also saw performances from Gary Clark Jr., Glen Hansard, Toots and the Maytals and more.



Listen to New Music from Elvis Costello and The Imposters

Cancer recovery may have slowed Elvis Costello down a bit - and caused him to cancel a handful of European concert dates ... but it couldn't stop him from releasing a new album, with his long time backing band, The Imposters, and touring the states (he plays DAR Constitution Hall on November 4, 2018)


The new album, titled LOOK NOW is due out October 12th on Concord Records and is the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of ‘Momofuku’ and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, ‘Wise Up Ghost


“I knew if we could make an album with the scope of ‘Imperial Bedroom’ and some of the beauty and emotion of ‘Painted From Memory’, we would really have something”, said Costello


Check out the lyric video for the first single from the album- Unwanted Number - 



And here's the full track listing for Look Now: 


1. Under Lime

2. Don’t Look Now

3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter

4. Stripping Paper

5. Unwanted Number

6. I Let The Sun Go Down

7. Mr. & Mrs. Hush

8. Photographs Can Lie

9. Dishonor The Stars

10. Suspect My Tears

11. Why Won’t Heaven Help Me? 12. He’s Given Me Things


Deluxe Special Edition Tracks:

13. Isabelle In Tears

14. Adieu Paris (L’Envie Des E?toiles)

15. The Final Mrs. Curtain

16. You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way







Watch Arctic Monkeys Cover The Strokes [VIDEO]

Its no secret that the Arctic Monkeys like The Strokes - Alex Turner and crew have been belting out some great Strokes covers over the years- including Reptilia and Take It or Leave It ... and at a recent show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY - they added another song to their Strokes portfolio - covering Is This It.  Check out the videos: 


Is This It: 







Take It or Leave It: 



Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Gig at Early Beatles' Haunt

Sir Paul McCartney surprised fans last night with an intimate gig at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, the same club where the Beatles frequently played gigs as early as 1961.


McCartney, who had announced the free show earlier yesterday on Twitter, wooed those fans lucky enough to snag a ticket with Beatles hits ranging from “Magical Mystery Tour” to “I Saw Her Standing There.”


The original Cavern Club, where the fab four were first discovered by manager Brian Epstein, closed in 1973 and was ultimately demolished. Luckily, the original bricks were used to construct the new venue that now stands in its place.


This is the first time McCartney has played the club since performing there in 1999. Check out footage from The Daily Mail of last night’s historic event:



McCartney’s new album, Egypt Station, is due for release via Capitol Records on September 7.



David Bowie's First Ever Recording Unearthed by Former Bandmate

The first demo recording on which the late David Bowie ever laid vocals has been rediscovered by a former bandmate.


Bowie, then the 16-year old saxophonist for his first band, the Konrads, was asked to contribute backing vocals to the demo in August 1963. The demo, titled “I Never Dreamed,” was recorded at Decca’s West Hamstead studios and initially rejected not only by Decca, but by Rolling Stones manager Eric Easton as well.


Long thought to be lost forever, the recording was unearthed by former Konrads drummer David Hadfield while moving in the 90s and kept secret until now. The demo is expected to fetch £10,000 (about $13,000) at auction in September. Check out a 12-second clip of the artifact below.



Tom Petty's 'Keep A Little Soul' Teases 60-Song Archival Boxset [VIDEO]

Tom Petty passed away unexpectedly last fall, leaving behind almost fifty years of diverse recorded material, ranging from the southern garage rock of his early band Mudcrutch to the pop masterpieces released with his Heartbreakers.


Petty’s hugely prolific catalog is about to be augmented even further by the addition of a 60-Song Boxset curated by his family and bandmates and consisting of unreleased songs, outtakes, and rarities.


The boxset, titled An American Treasure, is due for a September 28th release and is preceded by the previously unreleased “Keep A Little Soul,” a song that finds Petty in near perfect form. Check it out below, accompanied by a compilation of old performance footage and behind-the-scenes home movies.







Watch Bruce Springsteen surprise Billy Joel at his 100th MSG concert

Billy Joel is in the middle of an epic run of shows at New York's Madison Square Garden


During the run of shows, Billy has had some cool guests - like Paul Simon and Miley Cyrus - But at his 100th (!) show on July 18, 2018 -  Billy Joel brought along a pretty amazing guest to the storied arena- Bruce Springsteen!


Check out the BOSS and the PIANO MAN belting out versions of Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and Born to Run below! 





Jack White Joins Pearl Jam Onstage in Portugal to Cover "Rockin' In The Free World" [VIDEO]

As if a touching duet with Jack Johnson wasn’t enough, Pearl Jam brought yet another surprise guest onstage during their headlining set at Portugal’s NOS Alive festival on Saturday: Nashville’s very own Jack White.


White, who performed at the festival prior to Pearl Jam’s set, joined the band onstage to close the show with a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.”


This is the first time White has performed alongside Pearl Jam since their joint performance of “Of The Earth” during band’s surprise show at Third Man Records in 2016.



Paul Simon Says Farewell with Fourteenth and Final Album

Paul Simon has been traversing North America and Europe since May on his farewell tour appropriately named “Homeward Bound.” As Simon barrels through the British Isles (he plays a show in Dublin tonight and another in London tomorrow night), the famed Simon & Garfunkel co-songwriter has announced one final solo LP, his fourteenth, titled In the Blue Light


The 10-track collection, scheduled for a September 7th release on Legacy Recordings, consists entirely of reworked renditions of songs from Simon’s extensive back catalog, specifically songs that Simon himself “thought were really good songs that didn’t get much attention when they first came out.”


The album, produced by Simon and Roy Halee, will include contributions from the likes of Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd. Watch a brief video with footage from the album making process below:



Simon takes Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. on September 14th. Grab your tickets here.


In the Blue Light Tracklist: 
01. One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor
02. Love
03. Can’t Run But
04. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
05. Pigs, Sheep and Wolves
06. René and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
07. The Teacher
08. Darling Lorraine
09. Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy
10. Question for the Angels



Travis Pastrana Breaks Three Records Set by Iconic Daredevil Evel Knievel in One Night [VIDEO]

Travis Pastrana completed over 400 feet of jumps last night, breaking three of daredevil Evel Knievel’s own records.


Mounted on an Indian Scout FTR750, Pastrana jumped 143 feet over 52 crushed cars, 192 feet over 16 Greyhound buses, and finally 149 feet to clear the fountain in front of Caesars Palace hotel and casino.


Pastrana even donned his own red, white, and blue costume in honor of Knievel, cape and all. Knievel, who passed away in 2007 at age 69, crushed his pelvis and broke several other bones attempting the same fountain jump on New Year’s Eve in 1967.



Eddie Vedder Invites Jack Johnson Onstage in Begium for a Timely Rendition of "Imagine" [VIDEO]

Pearl Jam played a headlining set at Belgian multi-day festival Rock Werchter on Saturday night and brought with them a cast of guest performers including none other than singer-songwriter Jack Johnson.


Eddie Vedder invited Johnson onstage to cover John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” after taking some political jabs, suggesting that the audience light up their phones and sing along to show what a “really big crowd in harmony looks like.”


Other guest performers included MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, and Fugazi’s Brendan Canty who joined Pearl Jam early in the set for a version of MC5’s signature “Kick Out The Jams.”



Watch Dave Grohl shotgun a beer on stage with a fan for her birthday

We've seen weddings at Foo Fighters shows, guys dressed like KISS playing guitar on stage with the band at Foo Fighters shows, heck - we've seen Dave 'Rick Roll' an entire stadium - but when the band openned their 2018 North American Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilon on 7/6/18, one fan had the most epic request Dave had ever seen - to come on stage and shotgun a beer with him for her birthday .... so did Dave oblige?  HELL YEAH he did ... check it out -> 



Foo Fighters Play Merriweather for the first time EVER - PICS & SETLIST

Well, it took 23 years - but the Foo Fighters have finally played Merriweather - and it is a good thing that the Columbia, MD venue recently underwent some renovations  - including a raised roof - cause Dave Grohl and co. certainly brought the ROCK last night - before heading 'downne oshun for some jumbos


Want to see more? Check out the full gallery HERE


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Here's the career spanning set list - that had a little bit of everthing for the old school and new school fans: 


1.  All My Life 

2.  Learn to Fly 

3.  The Pretender 

4.  The Sky is a Neighborhood 

5.  Rope 

6.  Sunday Rain 

7.  My Hero 

8.  These Days 

9. Walk 

10. Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper cover) 

11. Another One Bites the Dust (Queen Cover) 

12.  Jump / Imagine (Van Halen / John Lennon mashup)

13.  Blitzkreig Bop (Ramones cover)

14. Under Pressure (Queen cover with Dave on drums!)

15.  Monkey Wrench

16. Wheels

17. This is a Call

18.  Breakout

19.  Dirty Water

20.  Run

21. Best of You


22.  Times Like These

23.  Everlong   


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 


Photo: Tedd Henn 



Watch U2 Dedicate 'One' to the Capital Gazette

U2 and Bono are arguably the most politically active musicians in the scene today - so it should come as no surpise that the band paused a recent show in New Jersey to address the horrible tragedy that took place at the Capital Gazette, when 5 staff members were murdered on June 28th. 


Before performing One - Bono  spoke of journalists - saying we need them ... and specifically to the staff at the Gazette - There is no THEM - there is only US




Beavis & Butt-Head Introduce Portugal. The Man in Hilarious New Video Created by Mike Judge [VIDEO]

90s icons Beavis and Butt-Head have come out of hiding for the first time since their 2011 revival to rip apart the music video for Portugal. The Man’s latest pop hit, “Feel It Still.”


The show’s creator, Mike Judge, created this two-minute video in which the raucous duo attempts to make fun of “Feel It Still” before quickly realizing that “when you compress this much crap under the force of this much pretention, you create a beautiful diamond.” Butt-Head goes on to call Portugal. The Man “better than the Beatles, better than the Rolling Stones, better than Silverchair, almost as good as Pantera.” 


The band have been using the video to open their shows on tour for last summer’s Woodstock. You might just be able to see it on the big screen yourself when they play Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 21. Get your tickets here.



Bruce Springsteen played a concert at a New Jersey Bowling Alley! [VIDEO]

It has been said that Bruce Springsteen is  the ultimate bar rocker .. but for the past year - but its been a few years since THE BOSS played at a local dive bar - he's even been on Broadway for the past year ...  but last night - he joined Portugal. the Man and Danny Clinch's Tangiers Blues Band for the grand re-openning of the bar/bowling alley/live music space - Asbury Lanes...  The show's capacity?  700! 


The Boss commented: “We didn’t know if we would ever see Asbury come back or not, in our lifetime, so it’s been a joy watching what’s been happening in town over the past 10, 15 or 20 years ... I walk down the boardwalk now, I feel like the Ghost of Christmas Past ... But that’s okay. It’s fun to watch Asbury’s future unfold in front of me.”




Firefly 2018 - Sunday Recap [PHOTOS]

Sunday ... Fundy ... Firefly 

All good things must come to an end - so why not go out with a bang - and that's exactly what happened on Sunday in the Woodlands for Firefly 2018.  


We came, we saw, we partied, we drove home and got some much needed sleep. 


Here's a few of our Sunday faves: 


Lord Huron



Alice Merton 





The Vibes 







Firefly 2018 - Saturday Recap [PHOTOS]

The second full day of Firefly 2018 ... the line up was all over the place - so setting your schedule was key! 


We learned that the lead singer of Firefly Fine Print Band - Middle Kids  - used to live in Annapolis!  We learned that Portugal. The Man are already wrapping up a new album and are still some of the coolest dudes on the planet.  And we learned that 2018 Firefly Vibes are pretty amazing! 


Here's some highlights:


Vance Joy 




Portugal. The Man





Mike D - DJ Set 








Firefly 2018 - Friday Recap [PHOTOS]

Day one of Firefly 2018 is in the books - and it was a good one.  Check out some of the highlights


All photos by Tedd Henn


We started off checking out some of our Firefly Fine Print Artists -


Lukas Nelson 



Ron Gallo 




Flint Eastwood 



Jimmy Eat World 



Cold War Kids 


We weren't the only ones having a good time ... looking forward to day 2 



Arcade Fire get all animoji in the video for Chemisty [WATCH]

When asked about the new video for Chemistry - Winn Butler told FLOOD Magazine - "In a sense it’s almost just sort of like a Tom & Jerry cartoon—an absurdist version of a Tom & Jerry cartoon."  


It's hard to disagree with that statement after watching the video for the new single from Everything Now (which came out nearly a year ago!) 


If you missed out on seeing Arcade Fire at the Capital One Arena last fall - shame on you (here's some pics) ... but don't make that mistake again - the Canadian Troupe come through Jiffy Lube Live on July 20th



Check out 'Gold Rush' - Death Cab for Cutie's new single [VIDEO]

We knew that Ben Gibbard and Death Cab for Cutie were hitting the road this fall ( they play The Anthem on October 17- you might want to get tickets ASAP )  ... and since bands usually tour around a new album - we were thinking the new record would be out any day ... well, we have that info - Thank You for Today will be out on August 17th ... AND we have the first single from the record - Gold Rush - a song about neighborhoods and how  they evolve over the years. Check out the video for the song below: