RNR News and Notes

Eddie Vedder shares new single 'Brother the Cloud' and track list for new album 'Earthling'

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder has a new solo album on the way for us in 2022.  Earthling, due out February 11, will have some pretty high profile features - including  Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Ringo Starr.

 

This week - Eddie shared another song from the album- the anthemic Brother the Cloud - along with the albums artwork and full track listing (see below).  EV will be touring to support the record- but it is only stopping in 6 cities.  

 

 

 

Tracklist:
Invincible
Power of Right
Long Way
Brother the Cloud
Fallout Today
The Dark
The Haves
Good and Evil
Rose of Jericho
Try
Picture ft. Elton John
Mrs. Mills
On My Way

VIDEO: Jack White shares video for 'Love Is Selfish' - first single from Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White has two albums due out in 2022 - Entering Heaven Alive (due July 22 via Third Man Records) and Fear of the Dawn (due out 4/8).  He will also embark on a massive tour to support the albums that includes shows in DC at The Anthem and in Baltimore at Pier Six Pavilion.  

 

Jack recently previewed the tour with a live video for "Taking Me Back" - the first single from Fear of the Dawn.  And now we have the first single from Entering Heaven Alive - a track called "Love is Selfish".  

 

Jack White – Love Is Selfish (Official Video)

 

Get tickets and info on Jack White's The Supply Chain Issue tour HERE

VIDEO: Jack White shares video for "Love Is Selfish' - first single from Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White has two albums due out in 2022 - Entering Heaven Alive (due July 22 via Third Man Records) and Fear of the Dawn (due out 4/8).  He will also embark on a massive tour to support the albums that includes shows in DC at The Anthem and in Baltimore at Pier Six Pavilion.  

 

Jack recently previewed the tour with a live video for "Taking Me Back" - the first single from Fear of the Dawn.  And now we have the first single from Entering Heaven Alive - a track called "Love is Selfish".  

 

Jack White – Love Is Selfish (Official Video)

 

Get tickets and info on Jack White's The Supply Chain Issue tour HERE

Watch Dave Grohl terrorize his Foo Fighters bandmates in the first trailer for their new film 'STUDIO 666'

The first trailer for the new slasher comedy flick STUDIO 666 - starring Foo Fighters is here!  

 

The film features the band (playing themselves) as they move into a California mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album.  Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.

 

 

 

Grohl commented on the film - “After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full-length feature horror-comedy film. Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible." 

 

Jack White previews his upcoming 'Supply Chain Issues Tour' with a live peformance of 'Taking Me Back': Watch

Jack White will hit the road in 2022  to support the 2 albums he will be releasing - Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive.  

 

Since White's live shows differ from tour to tour - “People keep asking who’s going to be in the band, what’s the band going to be like for the tour dates… We thought it would be good to let people see who it is is ... and as rehearsals start for the tour, to film and record something to see how it’s sounding — I thought let’s do all that at once.”

 

White released the following self-directed video featuring bassist Dominic Davis, keyboardist Quincy McCrary, and drummer Daru Jones who will be by his side when his “Supply Chain Issues Tour” kicks off in April.

 

 

White says the band “can do really hard-hitting stuff, and then also really gentle acoustic numbers.  They’re such improvisational musicians. They really perform differently every time.”

 

What can you expect on the tour?  A lot! Every song from his catalog could end up being performed on any given night: “I’m doing songs from everything I’ve ever done in my life. Not much is off-limit. Everything that I was the main songwriter or main singer, then that’s kind of in our bag of tricks.  I think we ended up having over 80 the last time I went on the road…”

 

Oh yeah - he also revealed he hasn't hasn’t used a setlist at a show in 20 years (!)

Spoon share David Bowie cover in honor of the late icon's 75th birthday [LISTEN]

David Bowie would have turned 75 on January 8, 2022 - and in honor of The Starman's birthday - Amazon Music has launched the month-long [RE]DISCOVER campaign celebrating his amazing catalog of music. 

 

One of the artists involved in the campaign is Spoon - who have revealed their contribution - a cover of the song “I Can’t Give Everything Away” from Bowie's final album Blackstar.  

 

Spoon frontman Britt Daniel said of the cover - “‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ is a tune Alex and I have been playing since we learned it for an acoustic and piano show in Mexico City in 2016.  It’s just a fantastic song, and as the last song on Bowie’s final album it doesn’t disappoint. We recorded this version live in December 2021.”

 

 

Watch John Mayer's Tribute to Betty White from CNN's New Year's Eve Live

The world suffered a major loss on December 31, 2021 - when beloved actor, comedian, and all around wonderful human Betty White passed away at the age of 99 - just three weeks short of her 100th birthday. 

 

Tons of tributes have poured in from around the world - including the one below from John Mayer who included an acoustic performance of the 1978 Andrew Gols song “Thank You For Being A Friend,” that would be used as the theme song to The Golden Girls TV show Betty White starred in.  

 

Thank you for being a friend Betty! 

Streaming Now - Foo Fighters release full-show video of 2021Madison Square Garden concert

So your New Year's Eve plans were cancelled? 

 

Dave Grohl's got ya .. until January 9 - you can stream the Foo Fighters June 2021 NYC concert below!  The show includes an emotional opening rendition of “Times Like These,”  a cover of Radiohead‘s “Creep” feat. Dave Chappelle on lead vocals, and the live debut of the Dee Gees, the Foos’ Bee Gees tribute act!

 

So pop the bubbly and ring in 2022 with the Foo Fighters ! 

 

 

 

 

Staff Picks: Phil's top songs from 2021

As the calendar year 2021 winds down - we continue to compile our top 103.1 songs of the year (yes - there is a .1 song) 

 

The list is compiled using input from you (vote here) and our music staff ... so what were RNR DJ Phil's top songs of 2021 - here you go: 

 

Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olson “Like I Used To”

 

 

Wet Leg “Chaise Longue”

 

 

Japanese Breakfast “Be Sweet”

 

 

Spoon “Hardest Cut”

 

 

Durand Jones “Witchoo”

 

 

Staff Picks: Mike Ondayko's top music from 2021

What a year for music 2021 was - and here's what Mike Ondayko's favorite songs were ... and his favorite albums too for good measure ! 

 

5) Wet Leg: Chaise Longue - 

It's such a fun, catchy song!

 

 

4) Lorde: Solar Power

Never got tired of it...

 

 

3) Milky Chance: Colorado

Makes me wish I had invested in medical marijuana

 

 

2) The Killers: Quiet Town-

I swear I grew up there

 

 

1) Foo Fighters: Making a Fire   - 

Ya can’t fight the Foo’s 

 

 

And here's Mikes Top 5 albums of 2021:

 

5) Lorde: Solar Power - Lorde’s Third album does not disappoint! 

 

4) Bleachers: Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night  - Even from the cheap seats this album is deep and good.

 

3) Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: The Future - With each passing note Nathaniel gets better and better.

 

2) Foo Fighters:  Medicine at Midnight - Dave Grohl and Company are masters of entertainment! 

1) Adele: 30 - No one puts their personal feelings into song better.  

 

Don't forget - you can cast your vote for the top songs of 2021 HERE - and tune in to the Top 103.1 Countdown on New Year's Eve - sponsored by AP Mathews Heating and Air Conditioning 

Staff Picks: Randi Kirshbaum's top music from 2021

It's the end of the year and we are busy compiling the Top 103.1 Songs of 2021 with the help of you (vote for your favorite songs here) and the RNR DJs. 

 

Here's what Randi Kirshbaum had to say about her top 2021 tunes: 

 

My favorite album of 2021 by far was Brandi Carlile’s “In These Silent Days” -  especially the songs “Right on Time” and “Broken Horses”

 

 

 

 

I also loved Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweat’s “The Future”.

 

and Anderson East’s album “Maybe We Never Die” and

 

For songs, you can’t beat War on Drugs’ “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”

 

and Eddie Vedder’s “Long Way”.

 

I am also digging Adele’s “Oh My God” 

 

Be sure to tune into the Top 103.1 Songs of 2021 Countdown on New Year's Even and again on New Year's Day

 

 

Watch Toni Cornell's tribute to her late father Chris with a beautiful Nothing Compares 2 U cover

The late Chris Cornell's cover of the song Nothing Compares 2 U was nominated for a 2022 Grammy award (the song appears on his posthumous album No One Sings Like You Anymore)

 

 

This week, Chris's daughter Toni Cornell appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  to perform her dad's cover of the classic 1985 Prince penned song  - that was made famous by  Sinéad O'Connor in 1990.  
 

Toni was joined by a backing band and string quartet for the performance which you can watch below : 

 

 

 

Duckskrieg Bop: Dee Dee Ramone's grave gets visited daily by a group of punk ducks

A lot of us picked up new hobbies during the pandemic ... but Coyote Shivers (who played Berko in the film Empire Records) and his partner Pleasant Gehman's hobby might be our favorite ...

 

The LA couple 'inherited' a group of  5 black ducks (named Dee Dee, Joey, Johnny, and Tommy - after the original four Ramones - while the fifth duck is named Sheena after the band’s classic song “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker) 

 

They took the ducks to the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetary where they fed them at the grave site of Dee Dee Ramone.  Of course they alert their feathered friends at dinner time using a “dinner bell” dubbed “Duckskrieg Bop” (essentially a recording of “Blitzkrieg Bop” with quacks).

 

 

Word has gotten around the cemetary grounds - with plenty of wildlife coming by for a bite to eat now- LOL 

 

 

 

 

Watch: Black Pumas Cover Otis Redding's '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay' on the Anniversary of the Singer's Death

Otis Redding was just 26-years-old when he died in a plane crash on December 10, 1967 - along with Ronnie Caldwell, Carl Cunningham, Phalon Jone, Jimmy King, Matthew Kelly and the plane’s pilot, Richard Fraser.

 

On the 54th anniversary of his death - the Black Pumas have shared an amazing cover of one of Redding's biggest hits - '(Sittin on) the Dock of the Bay'

 

Eric Burton of Black Pumas said: 

“Otis Redding is one of my live performance heroes, especially for his vocal tone and general stage presence.  ‘(Sittin’ On) the Dock of The Bay’ to me boasts his exceptional gifts as both an artist and songwriter." 

 

 

Check out our live streamed performance with Black Pumas HERE

 

 

Gene Simmons joined Foo Fighters on stage in Vegas - but wasn't offered enough money to play bass for them

Dave Grohl's cover of Rock and Roll All Night by KISS for his Hanukkah Sessions must have left a little bit of an impression on Gene Simmons ... 

 

 

...cause the KISS bassist came to see the band he 'can't say enough about their commitment and authenticity to the fans' at a recent show in Vegas.  Simmons joined the band on stage - but didn't jam with them .. maybe he was insulted by Taylor's honorarium offer?    

 

That didn't seem to matter to Dave though - who was excited to share the stage with the "legendary bass player."  Exclaiming -  I had posters of that motherfucker on my wall when I was a kid. Hold on, let me rephrase that. I still have posters of Gene Simmons on my fucking wall at home."  Check out some fan captured video of the moment below:

 

 

 



I guess for now the Foos will have to settle for performing with 'Kiss Guy' 

Rewind: Watch Soundgarden Cover The Beatles' Come Together at a 1989 Show in LA

Chris Cornell loved covering the Beatles both as a solo artist and with Soundgarden. 

The late great grunge rocker put out versions of "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey," "A Day in the Life," "Dear Prudence," "Ticket to Ride," to name a few. One stand out though is Soundgarden's sludgy rendition of "Come Together." The band included it  as the B-side to their 1990 "Hands All Over" single and even played it live ... check out the video below from —  Concrete Marketing's 1989 Foundations Forum in L.A. Cornell (complete with Cornell rocking a very vintage Nirvana tee): 

 

 

 

Kacey Musgraves Joined the Sesame Street Gang to Sing About Her Favorite Colors [WATCH]

Seems a lot of celebrities know how to get to Sesame Street these days - as the 52nd season of the show features a lot of cameos - including Anderson .Paak, Billie Eilish, and Kacey Musgraves.  

 

Spacey Kacey appeared this week with Elmo, Gabrielle, Count von Count, Big Bird, and Abby Cadabby, to sing about her favorite colors, which turns out to be all the colors. 

 

Sesame Street: Kacey Musgraves sings All the Colors of the World

 

Musgraves seems to have an in with the muppets - having already performed on The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo.

150 Musicians Gathered for a Flashmob performance of Green Day's 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams'

Flashmob group CITYROCKS has done it again - assembling 150 musicians in Romania to perform the Green Day hit - Boulevard of Broken Dreams.  Check out the video - 

 

The group had previously covered Nirvana‘s ‘Come As You Are’ and Metallica‘s ‘Enter Sandman’.

Impressive as it is - it hardly holds a candle to the 1000 musicans who gathered to perform Foo Fighters! 

Dave Grohl Kicks Off Second 'Hanukkah Sessions' Series With Covers of Lisa Loeb & The Ramones

Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin have once again kicked off the holiday season with a second installment of the 'Hanukkah Sessions' - their series of cover songs made famous by Jewish artists. To kick off the 2021 series, Grohl and Kurstin are have an amazing version Lisa Loeb’s coffee house classic “Stay (I Missed You)” and The Ramones "Blitzkreig Bop"

 

 

 

 

The 2020 series include covers by by Beastie Boys, Drake, Mountain, Bob Dylan, Elastica, The Knack, and The Velvet Underground.

 

Stay tuned to the Foo Fighters YouTube to see what other songs they cover 

 

 

Watch: Jack Black Joined School of Rock Students to Cover David Bowie Classic for school's 50th Anniversary

The Blue Bear School of Music opened its doors in 1971 - and over the past 50 years - they've helped 40,000 students discover the power of rock and roll.  

 

To celebrate their golden anniversary - students from the “original school of rock” celebrated with a performance of the David Bowie classic “Suffragette City” ... and they were joined by none other than Jack Black - who happened to star in a movie called  ... School of Rock.  

 

 

On the performance - Black said: “A good friend of mine (Paul Cummins) told me about Blue Bear and the incredible work they’ve been doing.  I jumped at the chance to celebrate their 50th anniversary by jamming some Bowie with their teen all-star band. So fun. What an honor. They’ve been teaching kids to rock since 1971! I love Blue Bear…the original school of rock!!!”

 

 

New Arctic Monkeys album is 'pretty much' finished and coming in 2022, band confirms

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders revealed that the band’s new album is “pretty much” finished and the band plans to tour in 2022 to support the new record 

 

 

Drummer Matt Helders dropped some news on the BBC last week - when asked  if the new album was “ready to go”, he replied: “Yeah, pretty much, yeah. It was a bit disjointed how we had to do it, and there are bits to finish off, but yeah, it’s all in the works ... I think by the time we get everything together it’ll be next year. Hopefully we can get out and tour next summer.”

Helders gave a little intel on the album's sound: 

“We tend to always move it on a little bit ... For us, because we’re so involved in it, it always makes sense. They always kind of pick up where the other one left off in a way. It makes sense when you think about it in the context of the last record. But we always do try and do something a bit different – it’s kind of hard to describe. You can tell it’s the same band.”

 

With 2022 festival lineups starting to pop up - could AM land on some in the states?  We shall see 

Jack White Announces He'll Release Two Albums in 2022, Shares Video For First Single: Watch

Jack White has announce he will be releasing two albums in 2022: Fear of the Dawn is due out April 8, while Entering Heaven Alive will be out July 22. The announcement was accompanied by a new video for the first single from the albums -  “Taking Me Back,” directed by White and co-directed by Lauren Dunn, below.

 

Both Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive are being released via Third Man Records. 

Foo Fighters Set To Star In New Horror Comedy Movie - Studio 666

He was in a band called Scream ... 

He's got one of the most recognizable screams in rock music.  

And now Dave Grohl is hitting the big screen to make you scream.  

 

 

Yep- Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett & Rami Jaffee - aka Foo Fighters - are set to star in the a horror movie called Studio 666 (set to hit theaters in the US on Friday, February 25, 2022) 

 

In STUDIO 666, the legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album.  Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band

 

“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full length feature horror comedy film,” said Dave Grohl. “Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album “Medicine at Midnight” (told you that place was haunted!) we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking ROCKS. And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. STUDIO 666 will fuck you up.”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nandi Bushell Paid Tribute to Charlie Watts with a Multi-Instrumental Performance of Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter"

YouTube sensation Nandi Bushell is at it again - this time the musical prodigy has paid tribute to the late Rolling Stones drumer Charlie Watts - via a multi-instrumental loop cover of  “Gimme Shelter.”

 

In what might be her best videos yet - the 11 year old plays drums, electric guitar, keys, saxophone and even sings.  

 

Nandi wrote in the video description: 

“This cover is for Charlie Watts, I wanted to do something really special for Charlie. This is my most ambitious cover yet. Gimme Shelter is such an incredible tune. I hope one day I get to jam with The Rolling Stones too. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood – I LOVE THE ROLLING STONES!”

 

 

Seriously - the sky is the limit for Nadni!