The Black Keys have announced they will release their 10th studio album Delta Kream on My 14.
The album celebrates the band’s blues roots and is a celebration of their early inspiration. The music on the album hails from Mississippi juke joints and has long left an imprint on the band’s music.
For this album, Auerbach and Carney recorded the 11 songs at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and were joined by celebrated session musicians Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, long-time members of the bands of, amongst others, R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, who originated much of material that inspired Delta Kream. The album derives its name from an iconic photograph by William Eggleston.
The record opens with its first single- the duo’s version of “Crawling Kingsnake,” a song credited to Big Joe Williams and popularized by John Lee Hooker
Patrick Carney said on the recording:
“The session was planned only days in advance and nothing was rehearsed. We recorded the entire album in about 10 hours, over two afternoons.”
-Dan Auerbach adds
“We made this record to honor the Mississippi hill country blues tradition that influenced us starting out. These songs are still as important to us today as they were the first day Pat and I started playing together and picked up our instruments. It was a very inspiring session with Pat and me, along with Kenny Brown and Eric
Deaton, in a circle, playing these songs. It felt so natural.”
1. Crawling Kingsnake 2. Louise 3. Poor Boy A Long Way From Home 4. Stay All Night 5. Going Down South 6. Coal Black Mattie 7. Do The Romp 8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights 9. Walk With Me 10. Mellow Peaches 11. Come and Go With Me
Rhino records has announced the release of a new David Bowie compilation album -
The Width of a Circle.
The record - named after the opening track of Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World record - is being billed as a companion piece to that album's 2020 "Metrobolist" reissue - will be released May 26
The comp will feature Bowie rarities - including non-LP singles, alternate versions, and BBC sessions, including 21 never-before-released recordings.
It will be available as a two-CD set with a 48-page book. Also being released are a 10" vinyl The Width of a Circle EP , featuring 2020 Visconti mixes of "The Prettiest Star," "London Bye, Ta-Ta," "Memory of a Free Festival," and "Holy Holy:" and a picture disc version of The Man Who Sold the World that comes with a Bowie poster.
DAVID BOWIE - THE WIDTH OF A CIRCLE
CD 1: THE SUNDAY SHOW INTRODUCED BY JOHN PEEL
Recorded on 5th February, 1970 and broadcast on 8th February, 1970
God Knows I’m Good *
Buzz The Fuzz
London Bye, Ta-Ta
An Occasional Dream
The Width Of A Circle*
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed*
Fill Your Heart
The Prettiest Star
Memory of a Free Festival*
Performed by David Bowie and The Tony Visconti Trio (a.k.a. The Hype)
CD 2: THE LOOKING GLASS MURDERS AKA PIERROT IN TURQUOISE:
When I Live My Dream
When I Live My Dream (Reprise)
The Prettiest Star (Alternative Mix)
London Bye, Ta-Ta*
London Bye, Ta-Ta (1970 Stereo Mix)*
Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version Part 1)*
Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version Part 2)*
SOUNDS OF THE 70’S: ANDY FERRIS SHOW
Recorded on 25th March, 1970 and broadcast on the 6th April, 1970
Waiting for the Man
The Width of a Circle
The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud*
The Supermen (Bowie At The Beeb vinyl only)*
Performed by David Bowie and The Hype
The Prettiest Star (2020 Mix)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (2020 Mix)
Memory Of A Free Festival (Single Version - 2020 Mix)
All The Madmen (Single Edit 2020 Mix)
Holy Holy (2020 Mix)
Kaleo's new album Surface Sounds will be released this month - and to hype the album - the band has been doing some socially distanced live performances of their new tracks.
And we mean REALLY SOCIALLY DISTANCED. Earlier this year- the band perform traveled to the Þridrangar lighthouse, located atop a remote rock formation in the North Atlantic Ocean, to perform "Break My Baby"
Most recently - Kaleo frontman JJ Julius Son who plays a stripped down acoustic performance of "Skinny" in front of an erupting volcano.
"It was an amazing and surreal experience to film and record this video in front of the live eruption. It was very challenging and required a difficult hike, carrying the equipment with our bare hands. We filmed it during the night, so fortunately there weren't many people there.”
After more than a year of empty arenas, Live Nation has a solution - bring the concerts to people's homes - and has begun wiring over 60 venues to be able to livestream shows moving forward.
The project is a collaboration between the concert promoter and Veeps, the livestreaming platform launched by Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden in 2017 - which Live Nation acquired earlier this year.
Veeps cofounder Joel Madden says -
“With the flip of a switch, every artist playing in these venues can make their show a global event ... We’ve already seen how livestream shows drive engagement, and the added ticket revenue will allow them to make what they’re offering their fans even better.”
We don't know the full list of venues that will be wired - but the initial roll out includes LA's Wiltern Theater, the House of Blues locations in Chicago and New Orleans, The Filmore venues in San Francisco and Philadelphia, The Gorge in George, Washington, and Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.
Could this be a good thing moving forward? Instead of paying inflated third market prices for a sold out concert- you could pay $15 for a live stream of the show?
Just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier… and it’s the song of the summer without a doubt!!
Those were Dave Grohl's words after collaborating with Sir Mick Jagger on the new track Eazy Sleazy ...
With lyrics like “Shooting the vaccine/Bill Gates is in my bloodstream/It’s mind control/The Earth is flat and cold” - its hard to think the satirical tune will be the hit of the summer - but it is fun ...
Sir Mick said - “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism ... Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with him.”
Never-before-seen video of John Lennon and Yoko Ono rehearsing the timeless classic - “Give Peace A Chance” has been revealed ahead of the April 23rd release of the box set - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection,
The footage was recorded in the Bahamas at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel on May 25, 1969 and is considered to be the earliest known version of the song.
Give Peace A Chance - John & Yoko, Sheraton Oceanus Hotel, 1969
Just a few days later, Lennon and Ono debuted the anthem at their Bed-In For Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on May 31, 1969.
Long before they are riding on tour buses and playing sold our arenas - most bands get their start packing their gear (very strategically - if you know you know) a van and heading from town to town playing small gigs ... sometimes to no one but the other bands and the venue staff.
In his spare time (seriously - how does this guy have any of that ??) Dave Grohl, along with his Foo Fighters band mates - have put together a documentary about van life called What Drives Us.
Foo Fighters original tour van
The film follows two bands, Radkey and Starcrawler - as they traverse the states playing shows - and features interviews with St. Vincent, Slash, the Edge, Flea, Steven Tyler, Lars Ulrich, and many others
On the film- Dave says:
“This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music ... What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of ‘why?’ What drives us?’”
Check out the trailer - pun fully intended
WHAT DRIVES US | Official Trailer (2021)
WHAT DRIVES US- a love letter to the rare club of rock and roll, as well as an inspiration to every young kid who dreams of a life playing music - will be released Friday, April 30th exclusively on The Coda Collection via Amazon Prime Video Channels in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. via Amazon Prime Video.
The 2021 edition of Record Store Day wil be happening over two days - June 12 and July 17 - with exclusive records being sold at indie record stores on those days.
The list of 'drops' is massive - as always (see it HERE) but we did some research and pulled some of the records we'll be on the hunt for:
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature: the band's Grammy-winning comeback album on vinyl for the first time ever
Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me: the release will celebrate what would have been the lead Ramone's 70th birthday. If you have never heard his cover of What A Wonderful World - get on this record!
St. Vincent - "Piggy" / "Sad But True": St. Vincent covers Nine Inch Nails' "Piggy" and Metallica's "Sad But True," with Dave Grohl on drums for the NIN cover.
Cold War Kids - New Age Norms: The Complete Collection - The first two albums of the trilogy (New Age Norms 2 (in its first-ever vinyl pressing) with the addition of four bonus tracks and a limited-edition poster.)
Pete Yorn - Pete Yorn Sings The Classics - From The Pixies to Audrey Hepburn - the title is self explanatory
U2 - Fire (40th Anniversary Edition) - 40th anniversary picture disc edition of the first single from the band's second album
Beck - Hyperspace (2020) Limited Edition LP of Beck's 2019 album, Hyperspace, featuring a holographic etching and exclusive cover.
Tom Tom Club - The Good The Bad And The Funky - The band's 5th and final record - making its vinyl debut
Here is the complete list for your perusing pleasure:
JUNE 12 RSD DROPS EXCLUSIVE & "RSD FIRST" TITLES
Czarface/MF Doom - Meddle With Metral
Various Artists - Songs For You, Vol. 1
The Veldt - The Veldt
Jeffrey Dean Foster - I'm Starting To Bleed
Pete Yorn - Pete Yorn Sings The Classics
Col. Bruce Hampton - Arkansas
Danny Barnes - Dirt on the Angel
Precious Bryant - Fool Me Good
Wipers - Youth of America -- Anniversary Edition
Wasted Youth - Reagan's in
AC/DC - "Through The Mists of Time" / "Witch's Spell"
Haim - Gasoline
Janis Joplin - Pearl (Picture Disc)
Jefferson Airplane - Acid, Incense and Balloons: RSD-Collected Gems From The Golden Era Of Flight
Kenny Loggins - At The Movies
Paul Edward-Francis - Blood of Zeus (Music From the Netflix Original Anime Series)
Prince - The Truth
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Mexico City
Various Artists - Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia Live In San Francisco 1973
AWOLNATION - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020
Dirty Heads - Home: Phantoms of Summer
Escape The Fate - Chemical Warfare: B-Sides
Hu - Sad But True & Wolf Totem
Motley Crue - 40th Anniversary Cassette Box Set
Various Artists - Tribute to Repo Man
Various Artists - Truth To Power Project
Larry Coryell - At The Village Gate
Iggy Pop - Live At The Channel Boston
Tangerine Dream - Live At The Reims Cathedral
Black Francis - Abbabubba
Ocean Colour Scene - Saturday
Echo & The Bunnymen - Live in Liverpool
The Creation - In Stereo
The London Suede - Love and Poison
Various Artists - Above The Rim
Avatar - Hunter Gather
Juicy J - Hustle Continues
Royce Da 5'9 - Allegory
Daniel Lanois - Heavy Sun
La Femme - “Runway” / “Me Suive”
Michael Schenker Group - Live In Manchester 1980
Suzi Quatro - Live & Kickin (2021 Mix)
The Selecter - Live in Coventry 1979
UFO - Mother Mary/This Kid's
Ultravox - Vienna (Steven Wilson Remix)
Ultravox - Vienna (Steven Wilson Remix)
Cold War Kids - New Age Norms: The Complete Collection
William Tyler - New Vanitas
Various Artists - Having A Party: Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day
Various Artists - I Mean Alarmed: Toulon-Pedro Connect
Peggy Lee - World Broadcast Recordings 1955, Vol. 1
Brotha Lynch Hung/C-BO - Blocc Movement
Chief Keef - Dedication
Chief Keef/Zaytoven - GloToven
C-Murder/Boozie Badazz - Penitentiary Chances
Schoolly D -
Don Peake - People Under The Stairs
Mudhoney/Meat Puppets - “Warning” / “One of These Days”
Jack White and Third Man Records aren't known for being conventional - so this summer, when the White Stripes’ third album White Blood Cells turns 20 - instead of a reissue - they will release White Blood Cells XX -an anniversary companion to the original album. The release will be part of the label's Vault Package.
The first disc of the release, which will be a red vinyl, features a collection of unreleased demos and alternate takes of album tracks (including an “alternate take” of “Fell In Love With A Girl,” which you can preview below) plus songs that never made it to any kind of completed/released form.
The second disc- a white LP, features a 2001 live show at Headliners in Louisville.
There's also a DVD of behind-the-scenes footage and a booklet with rare posters, flyers, and photos.
DISC ONE (DEMOS, OUTTAKES, AND ALTERNATE MIXES)
01. “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground” (previously unreleased boombox demo take 1)
02. “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground” (previously unreleased boombox demo take 2)
03. “Hotel Yorba” (previously unreleased alternate take live at the Hotel Yorba)
04. “Fell In Love With A Girl” (previously unreleased alternate take)
05. “The Union Forever” (previously unreleased working mix without interlude)
06. “Offend In Every Way” (previously unreleased acoustic boombox demo)
07. “That’s Where It’s At” (previously unreleased outtake)
08. “Ooh-Aah” (previously unreleased demo)
09. “I Can’t Wait” (previously unreleased alternate mix)
10. “Hey Mary” (previously unreleased demo)
11. “Feel Like I’m Three Feet Tall” (previously unreleased boombox demo)
12. “Rated X” (previously unreleased alternate take live at the Hotel Yorba)
13. “This Protector” (previously unreleased alternate take)
DISC TWO (LIVE AT HEADLINERS, LOUISVILLE, KY – 9/6/01)
01 “When I Hear My Name”
02 “Death Letter / Grinnin’ In Your Face”
03 “Lord, Send Me An Angel”
04 “You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)”
05 “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground”
06 “Hotel Yorba”
07 “Truth Doesn’t Make A Noise”
08 “I Think I Smell A Rat”
02 “We’re Going To Be Friends”
04 “The Union Forever”
05 “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”
06 “Apple Blossom”
07 “Cannon / John The Revelator”
Last year summer- Radiohead began adding archival concert footage to their YouTube page from their extensive Radiohead Public Library. This Friday (April 9), the band is reviving the series - and the first upload will be a January 2008 show, performed at London’s 93 Feet East.
According to the band, the set:
“was originally intended to be an in-store performance at London record store Rough Trade East to mark the conventional release of the In Rainbows album—a plan that went awry when hordes of fans and overwhelming media coverage caught the attention of the local authorities. The entire production had to be torn down and a replacement venue found on a moment’s notice. The show ultimately happened at 93ft East, a club with a capacity of a few hundred that was thankfully available for the night. The result was an electric and intimate Radiohead performance like no other, one largely unseen since—until now.”
The video goes live at 3p and you can RSVP or view it below:
Along with the shows - the band is also selling a new line of Stanley Donwood designed shirts. The shirts are replicas of shirts the crew would wear on their tour - with each color representing a different department on tour - lights, video, audio, riggers, pushers, backline.
Proceeds from the shirts will benefit stage and crew organizations supported at #WeMakeEvents. Place your order HERE
Well now - we're getting a full blown memoir of his tales.
The Storytelleris a "collection of memories of a life lived loud. From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone."
In the announcement - he says -
“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling. Whether in song, documentary film or on the page, I have always felt compelled to share moments from my life. This inclination is a huge part of what excites me creatively but also as a human being”
St. Vincent was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend - but live performances of cuts from her upcoming album Daddy’s Homeweren't the only thing she was showcasing. She played two songs from her forthcoming record (watch below): "Pay Your Way in Pain” and “The Melting of the Sun” using the new model of her signature guitar
The Ernie Ball Music Man produced ax with an Okoume body is known as ‘Goldie’. It comes in three colors on and has custom parchment control knobs, pearl tuning keys and custom in-lays, plus stainless steel frets, chrome hardware and a redesigned three-ply parchment pickguard. The guitar will hit the market in June.
Now - on to the performances - which saw Annie Clark perform with a full band and a trio of vocalists. She described the experience as surreal:
Playing SNL is a surreal enough experience under normal circumstances ... but watching this cast and crew make the impossible possible doing a live show safely in a pandemic is something I really couldn't have imagined - until strangely enough I was a part of it. I can't thank Lorne and SNL for having me back, looking after me and my well being, and letting Daddy's Home into studio 8H
Too many artists are taken from us too soon - and eerily - many of them are taken from us at the age of 27 - Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse- just to name a few. Many of these artists struggled with addiction, depression, and other mental health issues.
Last month - the Toronto organization Over The Bridge has used AI software to write "new" songs by many of these artists to raise awareness for the importance of mental health support.
Sean O’Connor, a member of the board of directors for Over The Bridge told Rolling Stone:
“What if all these musicians that we love had mental health support? Somehow in the music industry, [depression] is normalized and romanticized … Their music is seen as authentic suffering.”
The project - ‘Drowned In The Sun – Lost Tapes Of The 27 Club’ - used Google’s AI program Magenta to write the music and another AI program create the lyrics. The programs analyzed up to 30 songs by each artist to guess what their “new” compositions would sound like.
The simulated Nirvana track - ‘Drowned In The Sun’ features Eric Hogan, singer for Nevermind: The Ultimate Tribute To Nirvana.
The project take on the somber side of Amy Winehouse's catalog with 'Man I Know'
Ever feel like twenty-four hours isn’t enough time for your 4/20 celebration? Well, you’re in Luck. Team Luck is collecting signatures to petition the U.S government for the “High Holidays” to be nationally celebrated. Luck’s iteration of the High Holidays begins on 4/20, of course, and ends with a celebration of Willie Nelson's birthday, which falls on 4/29. This petition, while slightly in jest, aims to destigmatize cannabis usage and users, and to broaden the dialogue with Congress re: decriminalization and the many benefits of the Cannabis plant.
Help us: Luck Presents is petitioning the Biden Administration and Congress to make 4/20 to 4/29 the national “High Holidays” in honor of Willie Nelson’s contribution to the cannabis industry, and to celebrate his birthday. Sign the petition here. More info here.
He said it best: Willie Nelson, the unofficial patron saint of weed, said, “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”
But the fierce AF 10-year-old is back at it - this time laying down an amazing cover of Muse's Plug and Play ... and yes - she plays all the instruments
She called the song one of the hardest projects yet -
“The guitar and bass are so fast I really had to practice a lot to get my playing up to speed. Everything you hear is me. No backing tracks. I recorded each track using Logic Pro. This is my third Muse cover now. I want to be able to play like all three members of Muse: Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard.”
Well - seems the band took notice of the cover - and sent her a gift - one of frontman Matt Bellamy’s signature Manson MBM?1 guitars.
The guitar came with a note - “Hi Nandi, love the new covers ... Thought you might like to perform some on my signature model. Best wishes, from Matt and the guitar team.”
I think she liked it - exclaiming - “Thank you, thank you, thank you Matt Bellamy for giving me your signature guitar! I love Muse and hope to jam with you, Dom and Chris one day, too.”
Garbage have announced that their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters - will be released on June 11th via Stunvolume/Infectious Music.
Along with the announcements - the band released the album's first single and opening track “The Men Who Rule the World”. The politically charged song (which has some St Vincent vibes going in) addresses the issues of capitalism, racism, sexism, and misogyny happening daily around the world.
Garbage - The Men Who Rule The World
Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson said of the album:
“This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins. It was our way of trying to make sense of how fucking nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in. It’s the record we felt that we had to make at this time.”
The album is the band's first LP since 2016’s Strange Little Birds.
Fans wanting to see Pearl Jam live in concert will have to wait another year :/
The band has postponed their summer 2021 tour dates to summer 2022 ... and one would assume the same will happen to the never rescheduled US tour dates.
Fans wanting to see a Pearl Jam concert - won't have to wait quite long - as a way of thanking fans for their patience - the band will stream their 2010 London gig for free.
As a thank you to fans for their patience during these times, Pearl Jam will offer a free video stream of the band’s 2010 Hard Rock Calling Festival (Hyde Park, London) concert, in support of their 2009 release, Backspacer.
The stream will run from Friday, April 2nd at 8 PM ET through Monday, April 5th at 11:59 PM ET on Pearl Jam’s YouTube and Facebook as well as on nugs.net. There will be no cost to stream this performance.
This 27-song show was professionally filmed by the Hard Rock Calling crew and the audio was remixed by Gigaton producer, Josh Evans. “Red Mosquito” features guest Ben Harper on slide guitar.
Here's to hoping this is the last postponement and we get those US dates sooner than later!
Rather than guitar power chords - Weezer's latest album is chock full of piano and orchestral arrangements.
Since the band hasn't been able to tour to support the album (yet - their show in DC with Fall Out Boy and Green Day is still scheduled for August 8, 2021) they have decided to give a live preview of the album - with a twist.
The band will perform the album in full (along with some other songs from their extensive library) with help from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles.
On April 1 - The Lumineers will debut a special double feature in movie theaters - consisting of a full-length concert film, The Lumineers: Live from the Artists Den and III, the acclaimed companion film to the prolific folk-rockers’ landmark album of the same name.
The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz commented:
“Pairing our Artists Den show from the Kings Theatre with the film III, the motion picture companion to our album of the same name, is truly special ... We are excited to partner with CineLife to bring our film to the world, providing a unique night of both a live show and a visual album.”
The Lumineers: Live from the Artists Den will be shown in the DMV at Cinnemark theaters in Towson and Arundel Mills plus Angelika Mosaic in Northern Virginia. You can get tickets and more info HERE
Last year, when live music went 'on hiatus' - Perry Farrell told KERRANG Magazine:
“Live music will endure, and I want to put together the best party to make people happy and entertain them. It doesn’t always have to be a gigantic spectacle either. If you put together a quality gathering, it guarantees you eternity.”
Over the weekend - the Lollapalooza founder took to twitter to give us a double dose of good news - he got his COVID vaccination and that he'll see us "at Lollapalooza… soon!”
So could we see a return of music festivals this summer? 2021 dates for the Chicago (and worldwide) festival have not yet been revealed but after the 2020 event was cancelled - team Lollapalooza said in a statement, ?“Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.”
You know that person who shows up everywhere with their acoustic guitar and asks you to listen to their songs? Well maybe you should give them a chance before telling them no immediately ... you never know who they might turn out to be.
Before Black Pumas were Grammy nominees - heck before Eric Burton moved to Austin and met Adrian Quesada and formed a band together - he was busy busking and playing backyard BBQs.
Luckily - a friend decided to film one of those performances - and the band has recently shared the 2014 of Eric perforning a stripped-down version of the song “Colors” :
Eric Burton (of Black Pumas) - Colors (Live in 2014)
OK - so maybe not EVERYONE who asks you to listen to their music will turn out to be a Grammy nominee - but you never know ...
One half of the musical duo Hall and Oates - John Oates and his wife Aimee will host a star-studded virtual fundraiser this weekend - “Oates Song Fest 7908”
The show will feature Dave Grohl, Daryl Hall, Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Jim James, Keb Mo, Shawn Colvin, Michael Franti, Big Kenny, Malina Moye, Sheila E., Jim Lauderdale Dan + Shay, Michael McDonald, Darius Rucker, Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Matt Nathanson, Infinity Song, Louis York , and Quinn Sullivan.
Plus, celebrity guest appearances by Tichina Arnold, Monica, Angie Harmon, Mike Wolf (American Pickers), The Professor (Basketball Genius), Hayley Orrantia (Goldbergs), Margo Rey.
John’s co-host for the evening - the mysterious, mystical and musical internet sensation saxophone playing Sasquatch - Saxsquatch.
Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is grateful for the event
“We estimate approximately 50 million people could face food insecurity due to the ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19 and recovery will be long ... We are deeply grateful to John & Aimee Oates and all of the participants of Oates Song Fest 7908 for helping to raise awareness and funds to continue our support for our neighbors in need.”
Irish rock icons - U2 - have announced an archival concert series - 'U2: The Virtual Road'. The series of four live shows, with enhanced visuals and remastered audio, will broadcast on the band's YouTube channel.
The shows being streamed:
Wednesday 17 March - U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle - IRELAND 2001
Thursday 25 March - U2: Live At Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado - USA 1983
Thursday 1 April - Popmart: Live From Mexico City - MEXICO 1997
Saturday 10 April - iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris - FRANCE 2015
The band says:
Every show is memorable for us but these four particularly so… It's exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonder of the virtual road…
U2 – The Virtual Road – Starting March 17 (Trailer)
The band has enlisted Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton toexclusive opening act performances