RNR News and Notes

Led Zeppelin Added Their Entire Catalog of Music to TikTok Today - And The Videos Are Already Priceless


OK Boomers - it's TikTok Takeover Time ! 


Led Zeppelin are the latest classic rock band to allow the social media platform to use their music - uploading their entire catalog of music for viral video creation. 


Here are just a few of our favorite videos posted today: 



Just a joke video! This song is beautiful and John Bonham is one of my favorite drummers. ##ledzeppelin ##johnbonham ##stairwaytoheaven ##drums ##drummer

? ??????????? - Masaya Yuasa




##immigrantsong ##immigrantcat ##cats ##ledzeppelin

? Immigrant Cat - Nadine | Gen X





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? Immigrant Song (Remaster) - Led Zeppelin


Watch Brandi Carlile make her debut as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live

Brandi Carlile made performed for the first time at 30 Rockefeller Plaza -  as this week's musical guest on Saturday Night Live. 


In case you fell asleep - you can check out our pal from Seatlle  performing “Broken Horses” and “Right on Time” from her new album In These Silent Days below 



Listen to 'Taking Me Back' - Jack White's First New Single in 3+ Years

For the first time since 2008  - we have new music from Jack White.  White has partnered with Call of Duty: Vanguard to showcase the tune - titled “Taking Me Back”.  


The song - produced by White at his Third Man Studios in Nashville is featured in a trailer for the new video game.  White also released a sister version -  “Taking Me Back (Gently)” offering a “genuinely gentler” listener experience.  Hear them both below:


Jack White – Taking Me Back (Call of Duty: Vanguard Lyric Video)

Jack White – Taking Me Back (Gently) [Visualizer]

David Bowie Estate Announces "Bowie 75" - Immersive Audio Pop-Ups - Ahead of the Late Icon's 75th Birthday

The David Bowie Estate has announced they will honor what would have been the late icon's 75th birthday with a year long celebration - beginning this month.    “Bowie 75” -  two experiential pop-up shops will open - one at the site of the earliest confirmed Ziggy Stardust sighting, and one in the adopted hometown where Bowie’s final album was created  (London and New York)  on October 25 (75 days before the anniversary) and run through through January.




A post shared by David Bowie (@davidbowie)


The retail pop-ups will feature exclusive merchandise and limited run LPs and CDs - plus immersive and spatial 360 Reality Audio, HD screening rooms with unseen behind-the-scenes footage, gallery installations with “iconic costumes and set pieces”  and “intimate special guest events”


For store hours, events calendars and other announcements and information, sign up and stay tuned to: www.bowie75.com

Stevie Van Zandt Launches His Own Cannabis Line - Little Steven's Underground Apothecary

Stevie Van Zandt has  announced his own line of wellness products - includong a cannabis line -  under the name Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary.



Van Zandt wrote in a statement: 

“The United States may be the only country in the world that considers health care, both physical and mental, as an afterthought.  Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary was created to help combat that issue by focusing on natural, holistic remedies. Some will help relax you, some will help energize you, all will help you take charge of your own wellness.”


Ten percent of all profits from Van Zandt’s Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary will be given to the National Organization for Marijuana Legalization - but if you want get your hands on some - you'll have to head to the  Canna Provisions stores in Lee and Holyoke Massachusetts - as they are the exclusive carriers of Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary pre-rolls. 

Watch Dave Grohl Read Ringo Starr's Bedtime Story Octopus's Garden

Dave Grohl was the latest guest to read a children's book on the BBC television show CBeebies.  The book Grohl read - Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr.


Grohl began the segment by revealing “I love this story because it was written by someone who plays the drums — just like me!”


The book is based on the song Octopus's Garden from the Beatles' album Abbey Road .  


Grohl, who was really enjoying himself - sounded like he was reciting the lyrics to a The Beatles’ song in a calming voice <3 


The Rolling Stones Drop 'Brown Sugar' from Setlist To Avoid Getting Into Any Conflicts

The Rolling Stones are back on the road - just months after the passing of Charlie Watts. But the long time drummer isn't the only thing missing from the band's shows.  The band has decided to drop Brown Sugar from their set lists for fear that the song's lyrics may be misconstrued.  



In an interview with the LA Times - Keith Richards said of the song's omission - 

“You picked up on that, huh?  I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this shit."


Richards also said he's "hoping that we'll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track." 


Mick Jagger said of the song not being in the show:  "We've played 'Brown Sugar' every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes,"


He also said -  “We might put it back in...the set list in a stadium show, it’s kind of a tough one” 


Tears for Fears Share New Song - 'The Tipping Point' - the Title Track From Their 1st LP in 17 years

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith aka Tears for Fears have revealed the details and title track to their first new album in 17 years.  The Tipping Point is due out February 25 via Concord Records. 


Orzabal says:

“Before everything went so right with this album - everything first had to go wrong, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well.”


Smith added  “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears – is the stuff we can both agree on.”



1. No Small Thing
2. The Tipping Point
3. Long, Long, Long Time
4. Break The Man
5. My Demons
6. Rivers Of Mercy
7. Please Be Happy
8. Master Plan
9. End Of Night
10. Stay

Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal 2022 Tour Dates With the Strokes, Beck, Haim, St. Vincent, More

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed their 2022 tour plans - and they're pretty epic.  Not only will the shows feature reinstated guitarist John Frusciante - they will also have some pretty amazing opening acts - the Strokes, Beck, Haim, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, and more. Thundercat and King Princess will be at select dates (see the full schedule below) 


The tour comes to Nationals Park on September 8, 2022 where RHCP will appear with the Strokes and Thundercat. 


The band announced the tour via KHOT breaking news :)



Here is the full 32 date itinerary: 


06-04 Seville, Spain - Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla =%
06-07 Barcelona, Spain - Estadi Olimpic =%
06-10 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Goffertpark =%
06-15 Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Stadium =%
06-18 Firenze, Italy - Firenze Rocks
06-22 Manchester, England - Emirates Old Trafford =%
06-25 London, England - London Stadium ~%
06-29 Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park ~%
07-01 Glasgow, Scotland - Bellahouston Park ~%
07-03 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07-05 Cologne, Germany - RheinEnergieStadium =%
07-08 Paris, France - Stade de France ~%
07-12 Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion =%
07-23 Denver, CO - Empower Field at Mile High *%
07-27 San Diego, CA - Petco Park *%
07-29 Santa Clara, CA - Levi’s Stadium +%
07-31 Los Angeles, CA - SoFi Stadium +%
08-03 Seattle, WA - T-Mobile Park ^%
08-06 Las Vegas, NV - Allegiant Stadium ^&
08-10 Atlanta, GA - Truist Park ^%
08-12 Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium ^%
08-14 Detroit, MI - Comerica Park ^%
08-17 East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium ^%
08-19 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field ^%
08-21 Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre ^%
08-30 Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium ^%
09-01 Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium ^%
09-03 Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park ^%
09-08 Washington, D.C. - Nationals Park ^%
09-10 Boston, MA - Fenway Park #%
09-15 Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium ^%
09-18 Arlington, TX - Globe Life Field ^%


= with A$AP Rocky
% with Thundercat
~ with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
* with Haim
+ with Beck
^ with The Strokes
& with King Princess
# with St. Vincent

Dave Grohl to read bedtime story based on The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' on 'CBeebies'

Following the likes of Elton John and Dolly Parton - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been tapped to read two children's bedtime stories on CBeebies - a British free-to-air children's television channel owned and operated by the BBC. 


The first episode - which airs this Friday - features Dave reading a “magical” Bedtime Story – based on The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden - that was written by Ringo Starr.  


The story “follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus’s garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous underwater adventure, riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and sheltering from a storm in the octopus’s cave.”


“As a proud father of three, I’ve always enjoyed reading stories to my children, It was a pleasure to read these stories for CBeebies.”



Dave’s new book The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music is out now October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster.

Dave Grohl to read bedtime story based on The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' on 'CBeebies'

Following the likes of Elton John and Dolly Parton - Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been tapped to be read two bedtime stories to kids on CBeebies - a British free-to-air children's television channel owned and operated by the BBC. 


The first episode - which airs this Friday - features Dave reading a ?“magical” Bedtime Story – based on The Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden - that was written by Ringo Starr.  


The story ?“follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus’s garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous underwater adventure, riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and sheltering from a storm in the octopus’s cave.”


“As a proud father of three, I’ve always enjoyed reading stories to my children,” Dave says. ?“It was a pleasure to read these stories for CBeebies.”



Dave’s new book The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music is out now October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster.

Watch the video for 'Wasted Days' - John Melloncamp and Bruce Springsteen's first ever collaboration

Believe it or not - John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen have never collaborated musically.  The two have shared the stage - but never worked together on a song - until now.  Mellencamp has shared a new song and video for his song with The Boss titled Wasted Days -  an upbeart acoustic anthem.


Mellencamp had teased that  the pair were teaming up in the studio at Clive Davis’ virtual 2021 Grammy gala earlier this year.

The pair were spotted at the Jersey Shore together earlier this month by Susan Fimiani

Portugal. The Man Release Covers of Two '90s Alt-Rock Hits, Announce 2022 Tour Dates

Disclaimer - the RNR family LOVES Portugal. The Man.  


We've hung out with them preshow at the 9:30 Club, they damn near had to kick us out of Merriweather Post Pavilion after our late night pool party, and then there's the Firefly antics we can't really reveal the full details of ... 


So when word of a 2022 tour came - and covers of 2 90's alt rock hits - that include their upcoming tour mates - we were stoked.  



Below you can check out their take on LEN's iconic summer jam “Steal My Sunshine”, which features Cherry Glazerr and an amazing version of Eels' “Novacaine For The Soul” with Sir Chloe. 





Oh yeah - and about that 2/26/22 date with the Lords of Portland at The Anthem you know we're gonna make more memories that night .

WATCH: Pearl Jam and Brandi Carlile Performed an Epic Rendition of 'Better Man' at Ohana Festival

Earlier this month - Pearl Jam played their first show in three years in New Jersey - with a set that included the live debuts of several songs from Gigaton.  


This past weekend- they took the show to the west coast's Ohana Festival.  And during their headlining set - the band was joined on stage by their good friend - Brandi Carlile - who joined them in the performance of the 1994 hit "Better Man" 



Don't miss our livestream performance with Brandi Carlile this Friday (10/1) as we celebrate her new album - In These Silent Days - HERE 

Watch: Bruce Springsteen Shares Trailer for 'No Nukes' Concert Film

In 1979, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed at Musicians United for Safe Energy - two benefit concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  


42 years later- footage of the show are being released in a new concert film and album, The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts (three of the songs from the performance were featured in a 1980 documentary No Nukes).



The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts is a 90-minute composite of the two performances and features their performances of “The River,” “Born to Run,” “Badlands,” Thunder Road,” as well as appearances from Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Rosemary Butler. 



Frequent Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny - who edited the original 16mm film said:


“I quickly realized that these were the best performances and best filming from the Band’s legendary ’70s, and dedicated myself to bringing out the full potential of the footage...Having worked as Bruce’s principal director and editor for the last 20 years, I can say without reservation that this newly re-edited, re-mixed and restored 90 minute film is the gold standard for Bruce and the Band live during one of their greatest creative periods.”


The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concert will be released digitally on November 16, with a physical release set for November 19 on vinyl, DVD, Blu-Ray, and CD. The film will be available to rent digitally on November 23.

Nevermind at 30: Dave Grohl on Smells Like Teen Spirit - ?'We just thought it was another cool song for the record...'

In April of 1990, Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain - who were in garage band - from Seattle -  called Nirvana began working on their second album.  The band had not had a steady drummer at this point -  but in September of that year,  Buzz Osborne of the Melvins introduced Novoselic and Cobain to 21 year old drummer Dave Grohl, whose Washington, D.C. based band Scream had recently broken up - and got him an audition for the band.  


Novoselic recalls - "We knew in two minutes that he was the right drummer." 


Grohl said - "I remember being in the same room with them and thinking, 'What? That's Nirvana? Are you kidding?' Because on their record cover they looked like psycho lumberjacks... I was like, 'What, that little dude and that big motherfucker? You're kidding me'."


The band went on to record their major label debut album - Nevermind - released September 24, 1991.  The label, DGC, hoped to sell 250,000 copies of the record.   Nevermind went on to become cultural phenomenon,  selling more than 10 million copies.  



On the 30th anniversary of the record - Dave Grohl spoke to NME on the record’s legendary opening track and lead single Smells Like Teen Spirit:


“I liked the riff that Kurt [Cobain] came up with because it’s percussive. Those muted, stabbing strums in-between the chords really leant to the pattern of the drum riff. 

To be honest, at that point, we were listening to a lot of Pixies – it was Bossa Nova [era]. And we were just having fun, really. We were just coming up with new song after new song every day. Krist Novoselic, I believe, has boombox recordings of all of these – riff ideas that were never used, songs that were shaped into songs for Nevermind – some of them...

...Of course, no-one had any psychic foresight to imagine that the song (Smells Like Teen Spirit) would go on to do what it did. We just fuckin’ rocked it in a little rehearsal space that was like a barn. I didn’t know what the lyrics were; Kurt’s melody pattern changed every other time we played it and it wasn’t really until we got into the studio to record it that I realised the power of the song. And not just lyrically or musically, but the groove of the song – it was really powerful. 



I think everyone was more focused on songs like In Bloom or Lithium or Breed, nobody really paid too much attention to Teen Spirit while we were recording it. We just thought it was another cool song for the record."

30 years later ... it's still a pretty cool song

The Rolling Stones honor the late Charlie Watts in the video for 'Living In The Heart Of Love' [WATCH]

The Rolling Stones album Tattoo You turned 40 this year - and to celebrate, the band is releasing a deluxe reissue of the album that will contain 9 new tracks. 


Today - the band unveiled an official music video for “Living In The Heart Of Love”.  



The Charles Mehling directed video pays tribute to long time Stones drummer -   Charlie Watts, who passed away this summer, with scenes of him playing with the band in the era of the album, including several close-ups.


The clip ends with the words “Charlie is my darling.”




The Rolling Stones will play their first 'official' show without Watts on drums on September 26. 


Stream 'BRIGHTSIDE' - the title track to The Lumineers New Album

The Lumineers will release their first new album in over two years in January 2022.   

And while we wait for the full album - the band has given us a taste - releasing the album's title track - BRIGHTSIDE.  


Singer/guitarist/co-founder Wesley Schultz explains: 

“The song ‘BRIGHTSIDE’ was recorded in a single day...It’s like a 15-year-old’s fever dream, an American love story in all its glory and heartbreak. The last couple left, on the run from something and all alone…”



The LP BRIGHTSIDE will be out  Jan. 14, 2022 ... 



WATCH: Pearl Jam Debuted 'Gigaton' Songs Live at Sea.Hear.Now Festival

Pearl Jam played their first concert in three years over the weekend - with a headling set at the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in New Jersey.  


During the show - they paid tribute to Charlie Watts (mixing the Rolling Stones’ “Waiting on a Friend” woven into the band’s performance of “Wishlist”), gave local legend Bruce Springsteen a nod (covering  “My City of Ruins”) and debuted plenty of songs from their latest album, Gigaton.  


The band's set included live debuts of  “Superblood Wolfmoon,” “Quick Escape,” “Seven O’ Clock,” “Never Destination” and “Take the Long Way,” and “Dance of the Clairvoyants”













Pearl Jam will is set to resume touring in Europe in June 2022  ... we hope to get rescheduled US dates sooner than later 

Tori Amos reveals details on 'Ocean To Ocean' - her new lockdown-inspired album

Earlier this summer - Tori Amos announced a run of 2022 European tour dates and a tease of a new album.  


Today - we got some details on the new album. ‘Ocean To Ocean’ her follow-up to 2017’s ‘Native Invader’, will be released October 29 via Decca Records, and  inspired by Amos’ time during the pandemic lockdown.


“This is a record about your losses, and how you cope with them.  Thankfully when you’ve lived long enough, you can recognise you’re not feeling like the mom you want to be, the wife you want to be, the artist you want to be.  I realised that to shift this, you have to write from the place where you are. I was in my own private hell, so I told myself, then that’s where you write from – you’ve done it before…”

Regarding the album’s inspirations, she adds: “If you processed troubling things by traveling, that was taken off the table.  My pattern has been to jump on a plane and go to the States. I would travel just to have new experiences. I had to find a chair instead, and ‘travel’ like I did when I was five – in my head.”




As noted above - Amos announced a run of European tour dates for early 2022 - here's hoping she comes stateside after! 

Not a RickRoll - Johnny Marr calls Rick Astley's cover of 'This Charming Man' 'funny and horrible'

Rick Astley's hit (?) "Never Gonna Give You Up" was released in July 1987.  The Smiths broke up in July of 1987.  


Coincidence ? Proabably ..  


But in 2021 - The Smiths are still broken up and Astley has announced he'll be   joining UK band Blossoms for two Smiths tribute shows in October - one in London and Manchester.



In advance of these shows - Blossoms brought out Astley, at a London show earlier this week for a 'warm up'... Of course video of them performing classic Smiths single "This Charming Man" has hit the web -along with a rehearsal video of "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" 





Many people are claiming Astley sounds better than Morrissey - but The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is not among them. He took to twitter to say "This is both funny and horrible at the same time." He also tweeted that he'd met Blossoms "a few weeks ago and they elected to not mention it. Nice...Must’ve slipped their minds."

#WeSaidIt: Jeff Tweedy's cover of the 'Ted Lasso' theme song is better than the original

If you've watched Tedd Lasso - you are probably aware that the show's theme song is performed by Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons.  


As the Apple TV series wraps up its second season - they've released the S2 soundtrack (exclusively on Apple Music) and instead of the show's theme - the record opens with  Jeff Tweedy covering Mumford's  song.  


Tweedy takes a minimal approach that is pretty much as Jeff Tweedy as you can Jeff Tweedy - and dare we say - an improvement to Mumford's folk rock track.   

Hear the first two singles from Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) new band, NHC

Foo Fighters can't seem to sit still for long ... so is the case with drummer Taylor Hawkins - who somehow found time to form a new band this past year- in addition to completing a Foos album and a Bee Gees cover album ... 


The new band, NHC, features  “the best lead guitarist in alternative rock” Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction)  and bassist Chris Cheney, who Hawkins played with while touring with Alanis Morissette and in his solo band The Coattail Riders.  (The name comes from their initials)



You can check out two tracks the band have released, Feed The Cruel and Better Move On, below: 




The band will make their live debut opening for Pearl Jam at the Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California on October 2. Meanwhile, . 

The Black Keys Honor El Camino's 10th Anniversary with a Deluxe Edition Reissue

In 2011 - The Black Keys released their incredible 7th studio album - El Camino.  And to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Dan and Patrick are giving it the deluxe reissue treatment.  



But this isn't no ordinary re-issue, El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) will be available in several formats including a Super Deluxe edition of five vinyl LPs or four CDs, featuring a remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased Live in Portland, ME concert recording, a BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe session from 2012, a 2011 Electro-Vox session, an extensive photo book, a limited-edition poster and lithograph, and a “new car scent” air freshener.


A three-LP edition, which include the remastered album and the live recording, will also be available, as well as a special fan club version of the three-LP set. The Super Deluxe version will also be available digitally. Pre-order El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) here: https://TheBlackKeys.lnk.to/ElCaminoTen





Super Deluxe: 5LP Vinyl, 4CD and Digital:

Original remastered album, previously unreleased full live concert and BBC Session Recorded in 2012, 2011 Electro-Vox Session, photo book, limited-edition poster and lithograph, “new car scent" air freshener


Deluxe: 3-LP vinyl and Snowy White 3-LP Vinyl (fan club only) Original remastered album, previously unreleased full live concert



Remastered El Camino Album

Lonely Boy

Dead And Gone

Gold On the Ceiling

Little Black Submarines

Money Maker

Run Right Back


Hell Of A Season

Stop Stop

Nova Baby

Mind Eraser


Live in Portland, ME

Howling for You

Next Girl

Run Right Back

Same Old Thing

Dead and Gone

Gold on the Ceiling 


Girl is on my mind

I’ll Be Your Man

Little Black Submarines

Money Maker 

Strange Times

Chop and Change 

Nova Baby

Ten Cent Pistol

Tighten Up

Lonely Boy

Everlasting Light

She’s Long Gone

I Got MineElectro Vox Session (Super Deluxe Edition only)

Dead and Gone

Gold on the Ceiling 

Howlin’ For You

Lonely Boy

Money Maker

Next Girl

Run Right Back


Tighten Up  


Zane Lowe BBC Session (Super Deluxe Edition only)

Howlin’ For You

Next Girl

Gold on the Ceiling 


I’ll Be Your Man

Your Touch

Little Black Submarines 

Dead and Gone

Tighten Up

Lonely Boy

I Got Mine 

Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen Share Their Haunting Cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico's 'Femme Fatale'

Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen have quickly become our new favorite indie rock duo ... and to follow up their single   “Like I Used To” the two have teamed up for a cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico’s classic “Femme Fatale” - for the forthcoming tribute album I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico, (out next week on September 24)



Other takes from the album include Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney giving a go “European Son,” Courtney Barnett with “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” Matt Berninger reimagine “I’m Waiting for the Man,” and Kurt Vile & the Violators perform “Run Run Run.” 


Here it below and pre-order the tribute album here.