RNR News and Notes Archives for 2019-01

Citizen Cope Shares a New Single - The River [LISTEN]

We have to wait until March 1st to get the entire new Citizen Cope album, 'Heroin and Helicopters', but luckily Cope has been releasing some tracks for us to learn - so we can sing along at his shows in DC - at the 9:30 Club March 3 and The Lincoln Theatre April 17 :) 


Here's the latest single to be released - The River ... the lyrics to this track are pretty heavy ... be forewarned ! 




Watch The Struts' epic cover of a Springsteen classic with Tom Morello


You know the thing about rock and roll ... you never know what'll happen next ... and last month at a show in Nashville's The Basement East, British rockers The Struts were joined on stage by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave) and busted out an epic 9 minute cover of Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark.  Lucky for us - they asked fans to video the performance and have released the video via youtube! 



Watch the entire Chris Cornell Tribute Concert


Thanks to the magic of the internet, and JeffGarden's amazing phone battery - you can now view the entire 5 hour Chris Cornell Tribute show that happened in Los Angeles on January 16, 2019.  


Here's the shows set list, some indiviual videos ...  and the entire show in a  three part video series:


  • Melvin’s – 2 Original Songs, Spoonman



  • Rita Wilson & Pete Thorn – the promise
  • Nikki Costa & Alain Johannes – Disappearing One
  • Chris Stapleton – The Keeper
  • Foo Fighters – No Attention, Girl u Want-> Earache My Eye



  • Dave Grohl solo – Everlong



  • Josh Homme – Rusty Cage in the style of Johnny Cash with Hand of Doom snippet?
  • Maroon 5 & Stone Gossard – Seasons
  • Miley Cyrus – Two Drink Minimum/ When Hope and Promise Fade


  • Audioslave
  • Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Geezer Butler, Perry Farrell – Cochise
  • Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Geezer Butler, with Juliette Lewis – Be Yourself



  • Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Chris Cheney, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) and Sam Harris (X Ambassadors) – Set It Off
  • Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Chris Cheney, Brandi Carlile – Like A Stone
  • Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Robert Trujillo, Dave Grohl – Show Me How To Live
  • Ziggy Marley & Toni Cornell – Redemption Song
  • Jack Black sings a couple lines from Show Me How To Live, Spoonman & One
  • Metallica – All Your Lies, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Master Of Puppets, Head Injury



  • Ryan Adams – Dead Wishes, Fell On Black Days
  • Temple Of The Dog
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Nikki Costa, Alain Johannes & Brendan O’Brien – Preaching The End Of The World
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Eric?, Nikki Costa, Alain Johannes & Brendan O’Brien – Can’t Change Me
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament, Jerry Cantrell, William Duvall – Hunted Down
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Chamberlain, Jeff Ament, Fiona Apple – All Night Thing
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament, Alain Johannes, Nikki Costa, Miguel – Reach Down
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament, Alain Johannes, Miley Cyrus – Say Hello 2 Heaven
  • Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile – Hunger Strike


  • Soundgarden
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Taylor Momsen – Rusty Cage
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla & MC50) – Flower
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Marcus Durant, Stone Gossard – Outshined
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Taylor Momsen + 2 sax players – Drawing Flies
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Taylor Momsen, Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello – Loud Love
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Buzz Osborne, Taylor Hawkins – I Awake
  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Buzz Osborne, Taylor Hawkins – The Day I Tried To Live



  • Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd, Peter Frampton, Brandi Carlile, Tim & Phil Hanseroth – Black Hole Sun
  • Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd stay on stage and create feedback for a while till walking off


Chris Cornell Tribute - Full Show - Part 1



Chris Cornell Tribute - Full Show - Part 2



Chris Cornell Tribute - Full Show - Part 3





Watch Thom Yorke's Electric Lady Studios in-studio session [VIDEO]


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducteeOscar nominee, and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke recently stopped by the famed New York City Electric Lady Studios for an intimate four song solo set that included some of his solo material - “Suspirium”, “Unmade”, and “Open Again”, as well as of the Radiohead favorite “Bloom”.


Thankfully the cameras were rolling and Thom shared the session via YouTube.  Check it out - 


Thom Yorke - Suspirium (Live from Electric Lady Studios)


Thom Yorke - Unmade (Live from Electric Lady Studios)



Thom Yorke - Open Again (Live from Electric Lady Studios)



Thom Yorke - Bloom (Live from Electric Lady Studios)



Maggie Rogers appears on Ellen, performs Light On [VIDEO]


She's made Pharell tear up, she's toured with Mumford & Sons, and now - Maggie Rogers has wowed Ellen.  


The Maryland Eastern Shore native nailed her performance of Light On for a national audieince <3 




St Vincent Covered Breaking the Girl by Red Hot Chili Peppers at a Malibu Benefit [VIDEO]

On Sunday January 13, 2019, Annie Clark aka St. Vincent performed at Malibu Love Sesh, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  The show, a benefit for the victims of the Woolsey wildfire, featured a variety of performers who at some point in their life called California home.  St Vincent decided to pay tribute to the show's head liners - the Red Hot Chili Peppers by covering their 1992 hit, Breaking the Girl.  


Whats more impressive?  She learned the song, with the help of RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, 20 minutes before taking the stage!  Now that's bada$$!!! 






Watch the video for Land of the Free - the first single from The Killers' New Album [VIDEO]


Late in 2018 - The Killers were spotted in a recording studio - hinting that we might be getting new music from the Vegas rock outfit in 2019 ... well - good news/bad news - 


Good news - the band released a new song this week - a politically charged anthem called Land of the Free ... the release was paired with a powerful video, directed by Spike Lee.  Check it out below.


Bad news -lead singer Brandon Flowers says we can't expect the new album until 2020 :/ 


So until then - enjoy Land of the Free 




Listen to All Over Now - the First Single From The Cranberries' Final Album


One year to the date of the passing of Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries frontwoman's passing, the band has released the first single from what will be their final record.  The song, "All Over Now", is from the aptly titled album In The End - set to be released on April 26, 2019.  


In a statement on facebook, band members Mike and Noel Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler said: 

After Dolores’ devastating and unexpected passing in January 2018, we took some time out and put all plans on hold. As time passed, we began to think about how we might best honour our close friend and bandmate. This was a very painful process. We remembered how Dolores had been so energised by the prospect of making this record and getting back out on the road to play the songs live, and realised that the most meaningful thing to do was to finish the album we had started with her. We felt that this is what she would want. We spoke with Dolores’ family and they agreed.

It was a very emotional process for us. Knowing that we would never get to play these songs live made it even more difficult. There was also an overwhelming sense of finality knowing that this was the last time that we would be in the same studio together working on a Cranberries album.

They also added - "We dedicate this album to our dear friend and bandmate Dolores. She will always be with us in her music.”.



Drunk guy hijacks Foo Fighters show...Hilarity ensues [NSFW]


The Foo Fighters  have played one show so far in 2019, and it was a pretty wild affair.  The show, a private show at The Joint in the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, was part of the CES Convention.  


During the show - video surfaced of Dave Grohl chugging a beer and falling off stage


Now we have video of a (drunk?) fan hijacking the stage and jamming with the band as they covered ‘Stay With Me’ by The Faces.  


Dave seemed throughly entertained by Jay from Bombay ... at one point he was literally ROTFL. 


Check out the hilarious video: 




Dave Grohl chugs beer, falls off stage [VIDEO]


You NEVER know what you'll experience at a Foo Fighters show ... at a recent private performance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Foos frontman Dave Grohl made his way over to the bar mid set, ordered a beer, chugged said beer, and then fell off the stage while making his way back up. 


Dave Grohl - loves beer, hates gravity. Hey, at least he didn’t break his leg again 






Watch Mt Joy Perform Jenny Jenkins on Kimmel


2018 was a huge year for the Indie Folk band Mt. Joy ... they nailed  it with 2 hit singles - Silver Lining and Jenny Jenkins ... and they're kicking off 2019 in high gear already. 


Check out their performances of Jenny Jenkins and Sheep (a song inspired by the 2015 Baltimore Uprising) on Jimmy Kimmel.  The band will be back in our area on January 28th and 29th at the 930 Club ... tickets are sold out to those shows- but you never what we have up our sleeves ;) 


Sheep by Mt. Joy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 



Jenny Jenkins by Mt. Joy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 



Lana Del Rey plans to release new music and a book in 2019


Lana Del Ray may have had to cancel some upcoming concerts - but she is making up for it in the form of new releases ... both in music and a book of poetry!  


LDR posted on Instagram: 

Happy New Year to everyone. 
I hope you enjoy the new song I’m putting out on the ninth 
it’s called ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have- but i have it’
Also as of last week I finished a short book of poetry I’ve been writing over the last 13 months that I’ll be putting out later. 
In the meantime though I’d like to apologize in advance for upcoming cancellations of shows you’ll be hearing about– I wish I could fulfill those obligations but I won’t be able to 

Check it out below : 




Paul McCartney Has Discovered Autotune on his Track Get Enough [LISTEN]


One of the first new musical releases of 2019 comes to us from one of the biggest names in music... Sir Paul McCartney! 


The former Beatle released the track Get Enough via YouTube on January 1, 2019 ... rather quietly ... what's up with that? 


The track, which has a heavy dose of AutoTune - is a collaboration with Zach Skelton and Ryan Tedder (One Republic).  While it sounds nothing like the music from 2017's Egypt Station ... its kinda growing on us.  Take a listen and let us know your thoughts.  




And just in case you wanted to know how one of the world's biggest musicians discovers new music - he listens to the radio!  Hey Paul ... find us on Tunein :)