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Watch U2's Bono and The Edge surprise concert from a Kyiv bomb shelter

 U2’s Bono and the Edge performed a surprise acoustic concert in a Kyiv subway station currently being used as a bomb shelter in the Ukraine capital.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited U2 to perform in the capital city “as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” as the band revealed in a tweet this morning.


Bono and the Edge performed the U2 classic “With or Without You,”  “Desire,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Angel of Harlem,” “Vertigo” and a version of Ben E King’s “Stand By Me” during the 40 minute set


Bono told the audience “The people in Ukraine are not just fighting for your own freedom, you are fighting for all of us who love freedom.  We pray that you will enjoy some of that peace soon.”


Bono invited Ukrainian singer Taras Topolya and his bandmates from Antytila—who are serving as soldiers amid the invasion—to join them as well.  






Pearl Jam pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins with emotional Foo Fighters cover - Watch

Pearl Jam paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins at their show last night in California - covering “Cold Day In The Sun,” a Hawkins-sung Foo Fighters song.


Similar to parts of Foo Fighter sets - Pearl Jam's drummer Matt Cameron handled guitar and vocals for the cover while Mark Guiliana filled in on drums and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith joined on tambourine.



Before the song, Eddie Vedder said - “It’s never easy when you lose someone.  As you get older, you’ll notice it starts happening more and more. It’s just where you are on the timeline and where your friends are on the timeline. But sometimes, like this, it’s so unexpected. It also makes it harder because he was someone who truly, truly loved living life on this planet. I guess the one thing we can be consoled by is the fact that he never wasted a moment, and he did live his life to the fullest. We just want more of it.”




Bob Dylan reimagines 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' video with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, more

As part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Dylan as a recording artist, he released a new version of the video for the song "Subterranean Homesick Blues", featuring contributions of  the iconic cards from Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, Noel Fielding, and many more, some of whom appear in front of the camera, other who do not



The Dylan 60 website allows you to see all the artists who contributed. 


You can watch the remake along with the original below 





Paul McCartney Got Back Tour Kick Off Show Includes John Lennon 'Duet' - Watch

Paul McCartney took the stage for the first time in two years this week in - playing an intimate show in Spokane, WA.  


“They said, ‘Get back,’ and we got back. And it feels cool ... You’ll have to give me a moment to myself, just to let me take this in.” 


With a catalog as extensive as his - McCartney doesn’t need any additional hype to pack his concerts .. but that's not the case on this tour.   


For his performance of “I’ve Got A Feeling” - Paul was accompanied by archival  footage of John Lennon, taken from Peter Jackson’s Disney+ documentary “The Beatles: Get Back”.


Check out the two crooning 'alongside' each other.




“So, Peter Jackson, the director of the ‘Get Back’ film, he texts me one day. And he says, ‘We can extract John’s voice. He can sing with you live,’” McCartney told the roaring crowd after the song finished.


Here is some more more crowd shot footage of the show ... and hopefully a preview of what we'll see in June in Baltimore! 




Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Junior’s Farm (Wings)
Letting Go (Wings)
Got To Get You Into My Life (The Beatles)
Come On To Me
Let Me Roll It (Wings)
Getting Better (The Beatles) (First time since 2003)
Women & Wives (Live debut)
My Valentine
1985 (Wings)
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen A Face (The Beatles)
In Spite Of All The Danger (The Quarrymen)
Love Me Do (The Beatles)
Dance Tonight
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
Fuh You
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (The Beatles)
Something (The Beatles)
Ob La Di Ob La Da (The Beatles)
You Never Give Me Your Money (The Beatles) (First time since 2003)
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (The Beatles) (First time since 2008)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Band On The Run (Wings)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Live And Let Die (Wings)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)


I’ve Got A Feeling (The Beatles)
Birthday (The Beatles)
Helter Skelter (The Beatles)
Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
Carry That Weight (The Beatles)
The End (The Beatles)

Live Nation has announced the return of 'Concert Week' - selling $25 tickets to over 3700 shows as part

Just when it seems like the price of everything is going up - Live Nation has announced they are dropping prices to concert tickets ... selling tickets to over 3700 shows for $25 - all in

Thats right- you can get tickets to see some amazing shows for less than a tank of gas during Concert Week, May 4 -11.  


Shows you can see through the promotion include: 070 Shake, 311, AFI, AJR, Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Alicia Keys, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Anthrax, BANKS, Benny the Butcher, Big K.R.I.T., Bleachers, Bon Iver, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Bonnie Raitt, Boyz II Men, Brandi Carlile, Chelsea Handler, Chicago and Brian Wilson, Chris Rock, Coheed and Cambria, Courtney Barnett, Dashboard Confessional, Dave Chappelle, Death Cab for Cutie, Debbie Gibson, Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe, Deftones, Denzel Curry, Devo, Duran Duran, EarthGang, Elvis Costello, Franz Ferdinand, Freddie Gibbs, Garbage, Goo Goo Dolls, H.E.R., HAIM, Halsey, Iliza Shlesinger, Incubus, Indigo Girls, Interpol and Spoon, Jack White, Jason Isbell, Jim Gaffigan, John Legend, John Mulaney, Kevin Hart, King Princess, KISS, Koffee, Korn and Evanescence, Kraftwerk, Leon Bridges, Lord Huron, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mac DeMarco, Machine Gun Kelly, Maren Morris, Margaret Cho, Megadeth, Metric, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, New Found Glory, Nikki Glaser, Norah Jones, ODESZA, Patton Oswalt, Pet Shop Boys, Primus, Purity Ring, Rise Against, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne, Roxy Music, Santana and Earth, Wind, & Fire, Sheryl Crow, Sigur Rós, Simple Plan, Slipknot, Spoon, Steely Dan, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, Summer Walker, Sylvan Esso, T-Pain, Tears For Fears, Tenacious D, The Black Keys, The Chicks, The Head and The Heart, The Killers, The Offspring, The Who, Third Eye Blind, Tina Fey, Willie Nelson, Wiz Khalifa and Logic, Wu-Tang Clanand Nas, Yola, ZZ Top, and more


Get all the details HERE 

Billie Eilish Performs Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc." with Damon Albarn at Coachella 2022: WATCH

Performing at a music festival just isn't enough anymore .. you have to add something special these days - especially if you are the headliner - and that's just what Billie Eilish did with her Saturday night headlining performance at Coachella.  


The Cali native's set  included a surprise appearance from Damon Albarn, of Blur and Gorillaz - who joined the young pop singer to perform Gorillaz’s classic “Feel Good Inc." 


Here's here full 25 song set list 

bury a friend
I Didn’t Change My Number
Therefore I Am
my strange addiction
lovely (with Khalid)
you should see me in a crown
Billie Bossa Nova
Halley’s Comet
i love you
Your Power
ocean eyes
Getting Older (with Damon Albarn)
Feel Good Inc.(Gorillaz cover) (with Damon Albarn and Posdnuos of De La Soul)
when the party’s over
all the good girls go to hell
everything i wanted
bad guy
Happier Than Ever

Kurt Cobain's Fender Mustang from Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video Is Up for Auction

Pretty much anything Kurt Cobain touched has gone for big bucks when it hit the auction block.  Someone paid $22,400 for a plate he wrote their 9:30 Club set list on after using it to eat a slice of pizza.  



Next month - the Nirvana frontman’s 1969 left-handed Fender Mustang guitar, witha Competition Lake Placid blue finish with a matching headstock - used in the video for the band's break out hit Smells Like Teen Spirit - will hit the auction block.

The guitar is expected to go for $600,000 to $800,000 at auction and a portion of the proceeds will go to Kicking The Stigma, an initiative aimed at raising awareness about mental health disorders and removing the stigmas that come with discussing mental health.


Along with other items belonging the Cobain, the auction will feature items from  The Beatles, Eddie Van Halen, QUEEN, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Little Richard, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Erica Clapton, Cher, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and more.  Check it out at juliensauctions.com



Watch 'Grunge Frasier' - A Parody Clip Honoring the 90's Seattle Sound

What if Dr. Frasier Crane ever listened to Pearl Jam instead of the symphony?  What if Niles Crane was a Soundgarden fan?  What if Daphne had a raw primal experience in the pit.  



The family in the 90's hit Fraiser did live in Seattle ... but the grunge scene wasnt' for them ... but comedian Jon Blair has re-imagined the show as if it was in this hilarious clip that went viral recently.  



Watch George Clinton Join Red Hot Chili Peppers for 'Give It Away' Encore at Intimate LA Show

The Red Hot Chili Peppers had quite the week ... they received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, released their new album Unlimited Love, performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live and played their first proper show with John Frusciante back in the band. 


At said show - that was at LA's Fonda Theater - the band was joined by long time friend and collabortor - the godfather of funk - George Clinton.  Clinton joined the band for their encore performance of Give It Away. Check it out: 



This isn't the first time Clinton jammed with the Peppers - he previously joined them on stage for a performance of “Higher Ground” when they were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and at a  show in Sydney, Australia  to perform “Give It Away”

Liam Gallagher Dedicated Performance of "Live Forever" To Taylor Hawkins - WATCH

Just hours after learning of the passing of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins - Liam Gallagher took the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall.  For the final song of his show - he played the Oasis classic  “Live Forever” - which he dedicated to Hawkins.  


 “I dedicate this last song to the one and only Taylor fucking Hawkins... This is for you, brother.”


Liam Gallagher Live Forever Dedicated to Taylor Hawkins Royal Albert Hall March 26 2022


Peter Gabriel Attends Genesis' Final Concert of The Last Domino Tour

Genesis played the final show in their Last Domino Tour (and career?) in London on  on Saturday night. Among the notable VIP guests in attendance at the O2 Arena?  None other than Peter Gabriel.



Sadly, the band's original singer did not use his All Access Pass to make his way to perform with the band - who closed the show with two Gabriel era numbers - Dancing With the Moonlight Knight” and “Carpet Crawlers.”



Phil Collins did acknowledged Gabriel’s presence during the 23-song show,  joking that he was the one shouting to hear “Supper’s Ready.”  He also told the crowd   “It’s the last show for Genesis ... After tonight we’ve got to get real jobs”

Trey Anastasio of Phish joined My Morning Jacket Onstage For Their Encore Set In Mexico (WATCH)

My Morning Jacket closed out thier  all-inclusive concert vacation, One Big Holiday at the Moon Palace The Grand, in Cancún, Mexico this week with their first-ever joint performance with Phish guitarist and music icon Trey Anastasio.





My Morning Jacket and Anastasio's  encore set included a covera of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” and The Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”  My Morning Jacket's “Mahgeetah,”


Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Song 'Poster Child'

Red Hot Chili Peppers have shared a second song from their upcoming album Unlimited Love. Check out  “Poster Child”  below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Poster Child

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release  Unlimited Love -their first new music since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the lineup in 2019 - later this year

Watch Dave Grohl Talk Studio 666 and UFOs While Eating Wings on Hot Ones

When you have a new movie in theaters - you make the rounds to promote it ... and that's just what Dave Grohl's been up to this week - pitching his new movie - Studio 666 



One of the stops Grohl made this week was on the YouTube series Hot Ones -  where guests eat chicken wings doused in hot sauce while answering interview questions.  Grohl - who was one of the most requested guests - answered questions about the movie, talked about his love for UFOs, and even shared the recipe for Pantera’s pre-show cocktail.  Check it out below: 



Dave Matthews Joined Phish On Stage (For The First Time In 26 Years) In Mexico (Watch)

Dave Matthews and Phish had not been on stage together since collaborating for a scorching version of All Along The Watchtower in 1995 at Jiffy Lube Live (Nissan Pavilion at the time) 


That changed this week when Phish welcomed Dave on stage during the encore set of their destination event, ‘Phish: Riviera Maya’.  Dave was in town having just  played his own event with Tim Reynolds at the Moon Palace (where he jammed with Trey Anastasio of Phish just days before).


The encore consisted of  “So Damn Lucky” off of Matthews’ 2003 debut album Some Devil (which Anastasio is credited as a contributor on), a cover of Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker,” and the anticipated  “Tweezer Reprise” - that went on for over 20 minutes (!)






Listen: Our Tuesday 2/22/22 Playlist

It's the 22nd day of the 2nd month of the 2022 year, or 2/22/22 .. oh yeah, and it's TUESday ... so we thought we'd throw together a playlist of of favorite songs involving a .. TWO ..


Blur - Song 2


U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Two Hearts (Live)


The Police - Synchronicity II


Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes


The Doors - Love Me Two Times


Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)


Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)


Spin Doctors - Two Princes


Phil Collins - Two Hearts


Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes


Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two


Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise

Lucy Dacus Plays Entire Show Lying on a Couch Rather Than Canceling Because of Two Herniated Discs

You know old cliche - the show must go on ... well that truly was the case this week for Lucy Dacus.  


Scheduled to play a show in Detroit - the indie singer had two herniated discs and the only way she was able to not be in pain was to be laying on a couch.  So rather than cancel the gig - she had an oversized couch put on the stage and perfomed laying down.  





Prior to the show - Dacus took to her social media to let her fans know the situation - 


“sup, I have two herniated discs and the only way I’m not in pain is laying down SO tonight’s show I will be singing from a couch, I am both sorry and also pleased to offer this most humiliating and hilarious moment to you good people of Detroit.  I am telling myself I am punk for this please do not say otherwise I’m fragile.”



We think she pulled it off pretty well ... and NGL - we don't hate the idea of WATCHING a show from a comfy couch


Dacus is slated to play Rams Head Live in Baltimore on March 5 

Liam Gallagher and Dave Grohl Team Up on new track 'Everything's Electric'

There have been rumors for years of a Dave Grohl / Liam Gallagher collaboration ... and in 2022 - we finally got it.  G^2 have teamed up to co-write the new song - Everything's Electric.  Grohl also laid down the drums for the track, that (in their words) melds “the thunderous dynamics of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ with the spiraling tension and danger of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter.'”




Everything's Electric will appear on Liam's upcoming album, C’mon You Know. The album, out May 27 via Warner Records,



Taylor Goldsmith and Mandy Moore Share New Song - 'Finding You Backwards' [LISTEN]

Dawes lead singer Taylor Goldsmith and his wife Mandy Moore have revealed a new song they co wrote just in time for Valentine's Day.   “Finding You Backwards” was composed for the Amazon Original rom-com I Want You Back starring Charlie Day and Jenny Slate (release date February) 11 - you can stream the song below but it is available exclusively on Amazon Music for now.


On the song - Goldsmith had this to say: 


“After reading the script I wrote a piece of music that ended up becoming the main musical motif of the film’s score. The theme had this distinct melodic hook that we’d been teasing throughout the film, and so it felt natural to turn that theme into a classic sounding song to end the film,”


The movie’s composer, Siddhartha Khosla added:

“I proposed that Taylor and I write the song together, and Jason[Director of the film, Jason Orley] was thrilled by the idea as he and I both are huge fans of Taylor’s band, Dawes. Taylor wrote beautiful lyrics to my melody and music, and to cap it off Taylor and Mandy sang it so gorgeously as a duet.”




Red Hot Chili Peppers Share First Single and Details For New Album - Unlimited Love

For the first time since reuniting with guitarist John Frusciante in 2019- the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released new music.  


The song - Black Summer - will appear on their upcoming album - Unlimited Love, due out 4/1/22 and their first since 2016.  



In a press release - the band said - 

“Our only goal is to get lost in the music.  We (John, Anthony, Chad, and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.”


RHCP will hit the road to support the album  - with their world tour stopping in Washington DC on September 8 at Nationals Stadium with The Strokes. 


Unlimited Love:

01 Black Summer
02 Here Ever After
03 Aquatic Mouth Dance
04 Not the One
05 Poster Child
06 The Great Apes
07 It’s Only Natural
08 She’s a Lover
09 These Are the Ways
10 Whatchu Thinkin’
11 Bastards of Light
12 White Braids & Pillow Chair
13 One Way Traffic
14 Veronica
15 Let ’Em Cry
16 The Heavy Wing
17 Tangelo


Women Who Rock Documentary Series Announced Featuring Kate Pierson, Tori Amos, Tina Weymouth and More

Cable network Epix has announced plans to air a new docu-series called Women Who Rock. The four part show will feature female artists sharing their thoughts, words and feelings on  fame, power, truth, defiance, hard-won success and artistic expression.


Deadline reports the series will  include interviews with Tori Amos, Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Mavis Staples, Aimee Mann, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar, Sheila E, Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, and more. 


 A release date for the project has not yet been announced.

Foo Fighters go full classic rock (and muppet) in new track Fraggle Rock Rock

Leave your worries for another day and pass the radishes - the Fraggiles are back.  


Jim Henson's 80's classic series Fraggile Rock is getting a reboot this week on Apple TV.


In celebration, Foo Fighters have dropped a ridiculously fun single from the series called “Fraggle Rock Rock.”


The raucous, solo-heavy rock tune isn't the Foo's only contribution - the band will reportedly drop in for a guest appearance on the show.  



So in the words of Dave - let's “flip-flop skippity hop/ back to Fraggle Rock…”

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.  




Power of Right
Long Way
Brother the Cloud
Fallout Today
The Dark
The Haves
Good and Evil
Rose of Jericho
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