RNR News and Notes

Fleet Foxes Welcome Fall by Releasing Surprise Album, Shore, on the Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal equinox, when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length and the fall season begins - brings more than pumpkin spice lattes and Han Solo outfits this year - it also gives us a new Fleet Foxes album.


Photo Credit: Emily Johnston


The 55 minute new album, titled  “Shore”, is being released in its entirety along with a 55-minute Super 16mm companion art film, directed by Kersti Jan Werdal on fleetfoxes.co


You can stream it below: 

Fleet Foxes - Shore


Dave Matthews, Billie Eilish, Eddie Vedder and more Join Global Citizen & HeadCount's 'Just Vote' Campaign

Global Citizen and voter registration organization HeadCount announced this week some big names - including Bob Weir, Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews, Gavin Rossdale, Lenny Kravitz, Meghan Trainor,  and Shawn Mendes will take part in their Just Vote campaign - who are offering the chance at exclusive rewards to people who log onto to the site to check their voter status. 


Photo: Shots from the Dark Photography 


The group joins previously announced participants like  Billie Eilish, DJ Khaled, FINNEAS, Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, and Usher.  You can review some of the rewards being offered below 


 Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen said : 

"We are at a pivotal moment in the campaign as we head towards the final stretch of voter registration.   Through this campaign, tens of thousands of young people have already checked their voter registration status, but we have to keep up the momentum. It’s more important than ever to engage young people in the political process, and with the support of these great artists, even more young people will get registered to vote." 




By logging on and checking your voter status - you can unlock the chance to win: 


-A ukulele signe by Eddie Vedder 

-Merch and a vinyl record signed by Billie Eilish

-A guitar signed by Bob Weir 

-A virtual hangout with Lenny Kravitz 

-A guitar signed by Gavin Rossdale 

-A guitar signed by Taylor Swift 

-And maybe the coolest - everyone who checks their status will get a link to view an exclusive acoustic performance by Dave Matthews 



Annapolis native will attempt to stand-up paddleboard the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay in support of oysters

On Friday September 18,  at 7:30 am,  in Havre de Grace, MD, Chris Hopkinson of the Bay Paddle, will begin the first-ever attempt to stand-up paddleboard the Chesapeake Bay, all in support of oysters.



You read that right- Chris is going to SUP the 240 mile journey from Havre de Grace to Virginia Beach.  But this isn't just something for his memory book - Chris has partnered with Flying Dog Brewery and the Oyster Recovery Partnership for his Bay Paddle to help raise $200,000 to plant 20 million oysters back in the Chesapeake Bay.  


Bay Paddle 2020 from Flying Dog Brewery on Vimeo


The ambitious trip will take 8 days - with Hopkins following the route of Captain John Smith and his exploration of the Chesapeake in 1608: 



To learn more about Chris and his endeavor - visit BayPaddle.org



Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold: The Concert will be screened at select cinemas, drive ins and exhibition spaces for two nights only

On March 26, 2017 - Stevie Nicks brought her 24 Karat Gold tour to Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena and anyone who was there will tell you it was an amazing night - with the two time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee / Grammy Award Winning singer songwriter blazing through 18 songs from her entire catalog of music as well as Nicks revealing intimate stories about the music.



Missed the show - no worries - the tour was documented and Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert will be screened for two nights only (October 21 and 25) at select cinemas , drive ins, and exhibition spaces around the world.  




According to Nicks:

“The 24 Karat Gold Tour was my all-time favorite tour.   I not only got to sing my songs but I was able to tell their stories for the first time. I love having the opportunity to share this concert with my fans. From me to you – 24 Karat Gold”


The film is also being released as a live album (2x CD / 2x LP / Digital Download) and that will be released on October 30. 


Nicks has releasd a teaser from the album - a live version of the classic Gypsy: 




With Maryland slowly entering Phase 3 and the reopening of movie theaters - it remains to be seen if the film will be showed locally.  You can keep an eye on StevieNicksFilm.com for updates and tickets (which go on sale Sept. 23) 



American Girl recruits The Go Go's to introduce their new 80's themed doll - Courtney Moore

Alight Gen X'ers -if you don't already - get ready to feel old  ... American Girl, the comapny who is known for creating dolls based on "historical" characters, has launched a new '80s themed doll named Courtney Moore.  And she's like - totally awesome




Courtney's a "video-game lover with a totally rad style who dreams to make games of her own."


She can be seen rocking some acid washed jeans and boots at the arcade playing video games - especially her favorite -classic Pac Man.  She also collects Care Bears and is always carrying her pastel-colored double cassette boombox. 


Newly reformed 80's icons '80s icons The Go-Gos, were tapped to help introduce Courtney to the world.


On the TODAY show, Go Go Kathy Valentine said: 


"I think what (American Girl) wants to do with the Courtney doll is bring attention to what that era was like for women.  The feminist movement had come about in the '60s and '70s, and in the '80s you started seeing women in politics more. You saw them going into tech and getting the results of the hard work of the feminist pioneers."


Fellow Go Go Jane Wiedlin said:


 "They started calling The Go-Go's music 'golden oldies' a while ago. But, on the other hand, it's very flattering that the '80s are back. I think you just kind of have to embrace it because time marches on."




Courtney and her accessories are available now online via the American Girl Webstore , and will be in American Girl stores on September 25.




 American Girl Doll is matching donations to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and will offer four $5000 scholarships to help further computer science education.  Totally rad! 


Dave Grohl Levels Up In Virtual Drum Battle - Writes/Performs a Theme Song for Viral Drumming Sensation Nandi Bushell

Did you think Dave Grohl was going down without a fight?  The Foo Fighter frontman came back strong in round 2 of his ongoing drum battle with viral 10-year-old rocker Nandi Bushell.


Bushell has been showing off her drumming prowess for the past year- posting videos of her skills online.  


Several weeks ago - she laid down the gauntlet to her hero Dave Grohl - challenging him to a drum battle after posting a video of her playing drums along to the Foo Fighter anthem Everlong.  




After some peer pressure- Dave responded with a challenge of his own – a video of him playing the Them Crooked Vultures track – Dead End Friends.  The youngster wasn’t phased and immediately responded with her rebuttal – playing the track beat for beat. 



Dave accepted defeat – but added he had something special planned for Nandi in his follow up 


Well - that something special turned out to be a personalized Super Hero Theme song - written and performed by Grohl (with some help from "The Grohlettes") 


Before debuting the jam - Dave declared:


"Okay Nandi, you got me. You win round one...But I got something special for you. Something you've never heard before. Something I've never heard before, because I'm about to write this off the top of my head for you." 



That . Is . Awesome. 



Nandi has shared her reaction to the video ! <3 




Mt. Joy Add Maryland Date to Their Drive In Concert Tour

With concert venues being closed since March - bands have had to find alternative ways to perform live for their fans.  


Virtual performances have been a hit - but some bands have felt the itch to perform live in front of an audience - albeit socially distanced.  


Bands like The Avett Brothers and Sublime have played shows - and now Mt. Joy is getting in on the idea- announcing a 10 date drive in concert tour, including a show at the Frederick Maryland Fair Grounds on October 6. 



Tickets are a little expensive (we heard up to $150 per car ... but maybe you can borrow Fred Schneider's Chrysler?) and the drive is a little far - an hour from Annapolis - but all in all -that's a small price to pay if you've been missing concerts as much as we have !!! 


Tom Petty's estate releases another lost 1994 track from the Wildflower reissue 'Confusion Wheel' [LISTEN]

The estate of the late Tom Petty is carrying out the lead Heartbreaker's plan of releasing a massive 70 track reissue of the Wildflowers.  



Included on the album - due out 10/16 via Warner Bros - are ten songs from the recording sessions that didn't make the 1994 release. 


So far the songs we have heard have been great and the latest release - Confusion Wheel - is no exception ... take a listen to the slowly expanding jam below and preorder the album HERE


Tom Petty - Confusion Wheel (Official Visualizer)




Gorillaz Reveal Details on New Song Machine Project Featuring Beck, St Vincent, Robert Smith, and more - Announce Song Machine Live Performance

Gorillaz- who are recognized by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s 'Most Successful Virtual Act',  have revelaed the full details of the song machine project they have been teasing us with  all year.  


The album, a collection of collaborations, is titled Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez, and will be released October 23. 


Photo courtesy of Gorillaz


The album features collaborations with Robert Smith of The Cure, Beck, St. Vincent, Elton John, Peter Hook of New Order and more.  


The project's sixth and latest release is the track featuring Robert Smith, aptly titled Strange Timez - was accompanied by a video showing the group on the moon, spinning around the earth


Gorillaz - Strange Timez ft. Robert Smith (Episode Six)


The group also announced they will hose  , Gorillaz will host a global livestream -SONG MACHINE LIVE - on December 12 and 13 via LiveNow.


See the full track listing - minus the Tame Impala collab we hoped for, below


Photo courtesy of Gorillaz


Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez:


01 Strange Timez [ft. Robert Smith]
02 The Valley of The Pagans [ft. Beck]
03 The Lost Chord [ft. Leee John]
04 Pac-Man [ft. ScHoolboy Q]
05 Chalk Tablet Towers [ft. St. Vincent]
06 The Pink Phantom [ft. Elton John and 6LACK]
07 Aries [ft. Peter Hook and Georgia]
08 Friday 13th [ft. Octavian]
09 Dead Butterflies [ft. Kano and Roxani Arias]
10 Désolé (Extended Version) [ft. Fatoumata Diawara]
11 Momentary Bliss [ft. slowthai and Slaves]


Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez Deluxe:

01 Strange Timez [ft. Robert Smith]
02 The Valley of the Pagans [ft. Beck]
03 The Lost Chord [ft. Leee John]
04 Pac-Man [ft. ScHoolboy Q]
05 Chalk Tablet Towers [ft. St. Vincent]
06 The Pink Phantom [ft. Elton John and 6LACK]
07 Aries [ft. Peter Hook and Georgia]
08 Friday 13th [ft. Octavian]
09 Dead Butterflies [ft. Kano and Roxani Arias]
10 Désolé (Extended Version) [ft. Fatoumata Diawara]
11 Momentary Bliss [ft. slowthai and Slaves]
12 Opium [ft. EarthGang]
13 Simplicity [ft. Joan as Police Woman]
14 Severed Head [ft. GoldLink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra]
15 With Love To An Ex [ft. Moonchild Sanelly]
17 How Far? [ft. Tony Allen and Skepta]



Bruce Springsteen Reveals Details and First Song From New Album - Letter to You: Listen

The internet was buzzing over the past few weeks with rumors of a new Bruce Springsteen album. 


First - his wife Patti and producer hinted that The Boss had been working on something new ... then a record store posted a pre-order link to the record... 


So Bruce has come out and announced that the follow up to the 2019 record Western Stars will be titled Letter to You and released October 23 via Columbia Records.  





The The 12-track album was recorded with the E Street Band (!) and incudes new recordings of outtakes from some Springsteen's earlier albums, including  Janey Needs a Shooter, If I Was the Priest and Song for Orphans


Springsteen has shared lead single “Letter to You.” 

Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You (Official Video)



On the record - Springsteen said: 

“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You.  And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”


The full track listing for the record is: 


Letter to You:

01 One Minute You’re Here
02 Letter to You
03 Burnin Train
04 Janey Needs a Shooter
05 Last Man Standing
06 The Power of Prayer
07 House of a Thousand Guitars
08 Rainmaker
09 If I Was the Priest
10 Ghosts
11 Song For Orphans
12 I’ll See You in My Dreams



You can Pre-order Bruce Springsteen’s new album ‘Letter To You’ HERE: https://brucespringsteen.lnk.to/LTY-POID








Yearning for a Concert? Nathaniel Rateliff Announces He'll Perform Five Socially Distant Shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Have you been yearning to get back to a concert since March? 


Apparently so has Nathaniel Rateliff, who was only nine days into a nine month tour before being forced to cancel all remaining shows due to the pandemic.  


This week, Rateliff who has announced that he was ready to hit the stage again with a few fans - and  will be performing five socially distanced concerts from the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado.  


The shows will take place September 15, 16, 18, 19 and 21 and will feature "various aspects of Rateliff’s stellar musicianship, ranging from stripped-back moments with just his voice and acoustic guitar to a full 10-piece folk band accompaniment, which includes a string quartet.” 



Rateliff said: 

“We want to get out there and play.  We feel so fortunate that Red Rocks is our hometown venue and look forward to having people at normal capacities in the future. But until that time it will feel great to make the best of the current situation, we want to get back to that live energy. These shows will be special for us, and hopefully the fans, as we will have our full production, custom light show and projections that were featured on the original tour that was unfortunately cancelled.”


No word on whether or not the shows will be live streamed or recorded for play back - so if you are really interested - you can enter the lottery for tickets HERE and then figure out a way to get to Morrison, Colorado. 


Each show will have a maximum capacity of 175 fans and seating will be GA (following state social distancing guidelines).  


 All funds raised through the Red Rocks shows next week will be distributed to organizations working in Colorado to propel the mission forward of Rateliff's organization -The Marigold Project - dedicated to economic, racial and social justice. Learn more about the foundation at the-marigold-project.org


Earlier this summer- Nathaniel Rateliff spoke with WRNR's Rob Timm via Zoom about life during quarantine 





Hear Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day's cover 'Whole Wide World' by Wreckless Eric

Since having to postpone their Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong kept busy this summer by churning out some new/old tunes with his No Fun Mondays covers series.  Over the summer we've heard covers of "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James & the ShondellsJohn Lennon's,  "Kids in America," by Kim Wilde and more.. 


The series has been on hiatus since July - but this week we got a surprise cover from BJA - with his take on the 1977 Wreckless Eric track - Whole Wide World.  The track isn't part of No Fun Mondays series - but was recorded for Amazon Music.  


Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day - Whole Wide World (Amazon Original) (Lyric Video)



You may recall that Cage the Elephant  their 2017 Unpeeled live album.


Cage The Elephant - Whole Wide World (Unpeeled)


It's not the first time Billie Joe Armstrong has given his take to the track either - his all-star cover group, The Coverups - would play the song at some of their secret shows.


The Coverups (Green Day) - Whole Wide World (Wreckless Eric cover) – Live in San Francisco 






Phoebe Bridgers Covering Radiohead's 'Fake Plastic Trees' in a Church May Give You Goosebumps: Watch

In 1995, Radiohead released their sophomore album - The Bends - and track 4 from the now classic record - a song that singer Thom Yorke said was "the product of a joke that wasn't really a joke, a very lonely, drunken evening and, well, a breakdown of sorts" - Fake Plastic Trees - is going through a bit of a resurgence in 2020 - with several amazing covers of the song being released. 


The most recent  - and our personal favorite - is the chilling version recorded by Phoebe Bridgers.  The track - recorded in a church (sound familiar?)  for the BBC show Phil Taggart’s Chillest Show features Bridgers giving the song a goosebump inducing rendition of the track with R&B star Arlo Parks providing harmonies and piano accompaniment: 


Phoebe Bridgers x Arlo Parks - Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead) - Radio 1 Piano Session


The two offered collaborated on Bridgers’ own song “Kyoto” during the session


Phoebe Bridgers x Arlo Parks - Kyoto - Radio 1 Piano Session


It's not the first time Bridgers has covered the song ... it's not even the first time she performed it in a church.  Here she is covering the song in 2017:


Phoebe Bridgers St. Pancras Old Church London, 2017-07-05



We mentioned the song getting a lot of attention recently - Haley Williams of the band Paramore recently posted her cover of the song as well.


Hayley Williams - Fake Plastic Trees (radiohead)


Happy 25th birthday to Fake Plastic Trees


Get a sneak peak at Pearl Jam's 'The Home Shows' stream with this amazing video of 'Alive'

If you were on the fence about whether or not to purchase Pearl Jam's Labor Day Weekend concert stream - the band has released a teaser to help make your decision easier. 



Check out the video of them performing Alive on August 8, 2018 in their hometown of Seattle, Washington 





That's enough convincing for us.  We'll be watching - you can too by clicking here 


This weekend's Dave Matthews Band Drive-In Series will feature a virtual 3 night run of shows from the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA

Looking to get away this weekend - without leaving the couch?  


You can virtually attend some amazing shows from Washington state - including three Dave Matthews Band shows from the iconic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA.  These shows - part of the DMB Drive-In Series - weill be streamed via Nugs.TV starting at 8pm each week - and keeping in the series' tradition will benefit three different charities 


The shows being featured and their charity benefactor are: 


  • Friday, 9/4     –   8/30/2019 Benefiting Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Saturday, 9/5 –  9/4/2016 Benefiting World Central Kitchen
  • Sunday, 9/6  –  The Gorge 2002 Benefiting Northwest Harvest

 DMB fans will want to take part in these streams - as the band has announced they will be taking a break from the series after this weekend. 



Elsewhere - Pearl Jam has revealed that they will be streaming one of their historic “Home Show” gigs - the August 8, 2018  show from Seattle's Seattle’s Safeco Field beginning on September 4th on nugs.tv



Farm Aid to Host 35th Anniversary Virtual Festival feat. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, Black Pumas, Brandi Carlile, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Record Company and more 

The Farm Aid organization announced this week that they will celebrate their 35th anniversary with a virtual at-home festival experience - called Farm Aid 2020 On the Road.  The 3-hour event  scheduled for 8pm on Saturday, Sept. 26, will include performances from more than 20 artists and be streamed at FarmAid.org, on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel, AXS TV and Fans.com.



The Farm Aid 2020 On the Road lineup includes: – Willie Nelson and The Boys – John Mellencamp – Neil Young – Dave Matthews – Black Pumas – Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs – Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton – Brandi Carlile – Chris Stapleton – Jack Johnson – Jamey Johnson – Jon Batiste – Kelsey Waldon – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Margo Price – Nathaniel Rateliff – Particle Kid – The Record Company – Valerie June – The War And Treaty – and more artists to be added




The goal of the virtual festival is to raise critical funds for and awareness of the organization and its mission, which it typically does through ticket sales to the annual in-person music and food festival. Farm Aid accepts donations year-round at www.farmaid.org/donate.



Willie Nelson said in a release: 

"This pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet...Farm Aid 2020 is going to give the whole country a chance to learn about the important work of farmers and how they’re contributing to our well-being, beyond bringing us good food."

The Farm Aid Organization was formed by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 - Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid's board of directors in 2001 - and their mission  is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America


Could a new Bruce Springsteen album be on the way? His producer hints something 'is coming'

Before the pandemic threw a wrench into, well EVERYTHING ... Bruce Springsteen revealed that there was a new E Street Band album and tour in store for us.


With live shows not happening any time soon, hopefully we can still anticipate that new album ...


The Asbury Park Press found a clue online revealing that the album might be coming our way sooner than later - when producer long time Springsteen producer Ron Aniello posted an Instagram story with the text "It's coming..." over black and white video of a stormy sea



Other clues come from even closer to the Boss Camp - Bruce's wife Patti Scialfa recently revealed to Rolling Stone that the two have “...been sharing a studio, and Bruce has just been so prolific lately that it’s hard for me to get in there ... He’s always like, ‘I have to go do this thing and that thing.’"


Elsewhere  - E Street Band member Nils Lofgren revealed on the "What's Up on E Street?" podcast that  "as great a record in the works as I ever heard Bruce make and that's saying a lot.”


More as we hear it 


Organizers have cancelled Lockn' Music Festival 2020 edition due to Coronavirus Crisis; Announce 2021 dates

One of the last US music festivals planned for 2020 has cancelled ... the Lockn' Music Festival - originally scheduled for June - hoped to have protocols in place to be able to host the 3 day festival safely in October.  


But the Coronavirus pandemic proved too much - and organizers have announced there will be no 2020 edition - and the festival will return to Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm October 1-3, 2021. 



It's not ALL bad news ... the festival is jumping on the live stream business - and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will deliver three livestream performances from the LOCKN’ site October 2 – 4.


The official announcement from organizers: 


Our hearts were hopeful these past months as we have put our experience and resources into a plan to safely produce LOCKN’ 2020. Despite the efforts of our team, it’s become clear it won’t be viable to safely and responsibly gather at LOCKN’ in 2020. So, we must announce that we have decided to shift our focus to 2021. We are disappointed to miss all of your beautiful faces and the uplifting vibe on Infinity Downs Farm, but the health and safety of our artists, staff, fans, vendors, and the surrounding community must come first. Accordingly, LOCKN’ will take place October 1 – 3, 2021 with a special Steal Your Thursday on September 30.


If you are a LOCKN’ 2020 ticket holder, you have the opportunity to obtain a full refund of your tickets and camping accommodations. If you’d like to roll over your tickets to 2021, we’re excited to offer you some added perks. More information on the lineup will be announced at a later date — we’re already working on it!


Feeling homesick for LOCKN’ today? Don’t worry… We have a big surprise for you! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will stream three crowdless performances from the LOCKN’ site, October 2 – 4, 2020. This is a chance to build something special for the community, and we are excited to have a band that is steeped in LOCKN’ history create it with us. LOCKN’ 2020 purchasers transferring their ticket order to LOCKN’ 2021 will receive one free access voucher to all three crowdless performances from LOCKN’ by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on October 2-4. Additional details of the livestream event will be unveiled soon


The announcement was accompanied by a video message from festival organizer: 





Hear The Killers and Jacques Lu Cont Remix of The Rolling Stones' New/Old Song 'Scarlet'

Last month - The Rolling Stones revealed a new/ old song - Scarlet.  The song was recorded in 1974 with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and will be included on their upcoming deluxe reissue of Goats Head Soup. 



Since then - the track has been getting a lot of reworking by contemporary artists.  First - The War on Drugs put their spin on the track and now the the Killers have teamed up with electronic artist Jacques Lu Cont for a funked up remix of the jam.    



You can hear all three versions below: 


Scarlet (The Killers & Jacques Lu Cont Remix)


The Rolling Stones — Scarlet feat. Jimmy Page [The War On Drugs Remix]


The Rolling Stones | Scarlet (Goats Head Soup 2020) | Lyric video




St Paul & The Broken Bones will debut new music at their livestream show from an empty Brooklyn Bowl Nashville,

The last time we saw St. Paul and the Broken Bones - they were playing a sold out show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore ... 



The next opportunity we'll have to see them will be this Friday (Aug. 28) from crowdless show at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.  The show will be broadcast live on FANS.com .  The show has a 'pay what you want' ticket price - with a $10 min. 



To create a little more excitement for the show - the band has said that they are hoping to debut some new music from the show .  They revealed the news  via a social media post that included the hashtag #QuarantineLoveSong.






Hear Portugal. The Man's Cover of The Annie classic 'Tomorrow' from Comp Benefiting Save the Children

Portugal. The Man have revelaed their cover of the classic musical number from Annie - “Tomorrow”.  The song will appear on a compilation album to benefit Save the Children, called At Home with the Kids (out this Friday).  


According to PTM's John Gourley: 

“We were approached to do a children’s song and without hesitation Zoe and I both immediately gravitated to ‘Tomorrow.  Though we have dramatically different upbringings, me in rural Alaska and Zoe from Northwest England, ‘Annie’ was a staple growing up and a big part of why we love music, it was something we both watched and sang with our families.  Now, we get to raise our daughter with the same tradition of singing ‘Tomorrow.’"


Hear the track below and you can pre-order the full comp to support Save the Children here





Chris Cornell's daughter Lily Cornell Silver Interviewed Eddie Vedder on her new Instagram TV series Mind Wide Open [WATCH]

Lily Cornell Silver (the daughter of the late Chris Cornell) has started a new Instagram TV series titled Mind Wide Open  - focusing on mental health series.  The latest episode featured Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, who Lily refers to as a 'guiding light in my life' 


See the 36 minute discussion below where the two touch on the tumultuous times we’re living through right now  and Eddie's methods for coping with depression  


A particularly moving moment comes up when Eddie opens up about the 2000 Roskilde Festival tragedy, where nine fans were killed in a stage crush during Pearl Jam’s set just moments after learning of Lily's birth:   


“It’s interesting, Roskilde, where there was issues with weather and the crowd, and a horrific situation where lives were lost in front of the barricade… it’s crazy to talk to you about it, because right before we went onstage… we got the news that our great friends Chris and Susan had just had a child ... And her name was Lily, and we kinda cried some tears of joy… This was I think less than 15 minutes before we were gonna go on ... And then we went out with you on our minds, and we were feeling empowered and emotional… and 40 minutes into the show, these terrible events happened.”


Vedder went on to say that Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey of The Who helped him through the difficult time - having gone through a similar situation in 1979.


 “There I was in a fetal position, basically, and Pete said, ‘You can handle this,’ and I said, ‘I can’t. I don’t know, Pete, I don’t think I can. I’m losing it.’ And he said, ‘No, you can handle this…’ He empowered me to get my shit together.”


Check out the full interview below:






Watch Recently Unearthed Footage of Lou Reed Jamming With John Mellencamp in 1987

On September 17th, 1987 - two days before Farm Aid III in Lincoln, Nebraska, about 100 people showed up to the Bluebird Night Club to see a local band called Ragin’ Texans.  


These lucky fans had no idea what they were about to witness ... when John MellencampLou Reed, and John Prine showed up to rehearse for Farm Aid III sets.  


The set started with Mellencamp rehearsing with his band - with Reed and Prine eventually joining in on the jam.


Miraculously - this was wayyy before everyone had a phone in their pocket with a video camera - someone was there with a camcorder and captured video of Mellencamp and Reed teaming up on “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Sweet Jane,” “Rock & Roll,” and “I Love You, Suzanne” 


You can check the video out below ... but our only question is - what took this long for it to be converted and uploaded to YouTube !?! 






Hear The War On Drugs remix of The Rolling Stones & Jimmy Page's 'Scarlet'

The Rolling Stones teased a collaboration with Philadelphia based band The War on Drugs earlier this week with a simple tweet.  



We now have the output of that collaboration- a remix of "Scarlet" - the  Stones' recently unearthed track featuring - recorded back in 1974 and featuring  Jimmy Page  set to be included on the upcoming Goat's Head Soup reissue (due 9/4) - a remix of the song by The War On Drugs. 


Take a listen to the slick rework of the song below:




Over 150 Outdoor Live Music Events Planned for Downtown Annapolis This Summer [SCHEDULE]

With concert venues still shuttered due to the pandemic (you can do your part to help protect them from closing completely) - many of us are missing seeing live music  and the musicians are missing performing for us. 


With the City of Annapolis implementing their recovery zones for restaurants and shops - The Downtown Annapolis Partnership and The Inner West Street Association have worked to add performances by local musicians to the events - hosting live outdoor music events to the zones.  



"The goal is to keep people employed and businesses open in a safe manner. It truly takes a willing partnership of restaurants working together to keep these outdoor dining events fun and safe," said Erik Evans the Executive Director of both organizations. 


Below is the schedule of events planned through the end of the summer: 


Annapolis Summer Outdoor Music Schedule

Dinner Under the Stars  (First Block of West Street)

Aug 13   Alyssa Shouse                6pm-9pm

Aug 14   Chris Button                    6pm-9pm

Aug 15   David Sparrow                 6pm-9pm

Aug 16   Chris Sacks                     6pm-9pm

Aug 19   Rock-a-Sonics                 6:30pm-9:30pm

Aug 20   Timmie & Tambo              6pm-9pm

Aug 21   Alex Peters                      6pm-9pm

Aug 22   Doug Segree                   6pm-9pm

Aug 23   Jordan Sokel                   6pm-9pm

Aug 26  Ebb & Nova                      6:30pm-9:30pm

Aug 27  Chris Sacks                       6pm-9pm

Aug 28  Sean Hetrick                      6pm-9pm

Aug 29  Larry Lay                            6pm-9pm

Aug 30 Skribe Duo                          6pm-9pm

Sept 2   Wheelhouse                       6:30pm-9:30pm

Sept 3   Timmie & Tambo                6pm-9pm

Sept 4  Alex Peters                          6pm-9pm

Sept 5  Alyssa Shouse                     6pm-9pm

Sept 6  Caleb Stine                          6pm-9pm

Sept 9   Hardway Connection          6:30pm-9:30pm

Sept 10  Chris Sacks                       6pm-9pm

Sept 11  Timmie & Tambo               6pm-9pm

Sept 12  Alex Peters                       6pm-9pm

Sept 13 Doug Segree                     6pm-9pm


Market Space Outdoor Dining Area (Market Space)

Aug 13  Ryan Keith                          6pm-9pm                         

Aug 14  Larry Lay                            5pm-9pm

Aug 15  Seth Kibel                          12pm-3pm

Aug 15  Jesse Powers                      6pm-9pm

Aug 16 Doug Segree                        12pm-3pm

Aug 16  Ryan Kozel                           5pm-8pm

Aug 20  Skribe Duo                           6pm-9pm

Aug 21   Larry Lay                             5pm-9pm

Aug 22 Sean Hetrick                        12pm-3pm

Aug 22 Chris Button                        6pm-9pm

Aug 23 David Sparrow                    12pm-3pm

Aug 23 Ryan Kozel                            5pm-8pm

Aug 27 Shawn Owen                        6pm-9pm

Aug 28  Larry Lay                              5pm-9pm

Aug 29 Alyssa Shouse                      12pm-3pm

Aug 29 Jesse Powers                       6pm-9pm

Aug 30 Alex Peters                           12pm-3pm

Aug 30  Ryan Kozel                           5pm-8pm

Sept 3   Chris Sacks                          6pm-9pm

Sept 4   Larry Lay                              5pm-9pm

Sept 5 Skribe Duo                            12pm-3pm

Sept 5  Doug Segree                       6pm-9pm

Sept 6 Seth Kibel                            12pm-3pm

Sept 6 Ryan Kozel                           5pm-8pm

Sept 10  Alyssa Shouse                  6pm-9pm

Sept 11  Larry Lay                           5pm-9pm

Sept 12 Seth Kibel                         12pm-3pm

Sept 12 Timmie & Tambo               6pm-9pm

Sept 13 Alex Peters                       12pm-3pm

Sept 13  Ryan Kozel                      5pm-8pm


Red Red Wine
Aug 15  DJ Crawdads                  6:30pm-9:30pm

Aug 22 Shawn Owens                 6:30pm-9:30pm



Reynolds Tavern

Aug 13   Charles Kavoossi          7pm

Aug 15   Stefan Heuer                8pm
Aug 19   Sean Hetrick                 7pm-10pm

Aug 20   Ben Heemstra              7pm

Aug 22   Sean Hetrick                  8pm

Aug 26   Brandt Dunn                 7pm-10pm

Aug 27   Alexander Peters         7pm

Aug 29   Brandt Dunn                8pm

Sept 2    Sean Hetrick                 7pm-10pm

Sept 3   Ben Heemstra              7pm

Sept 4   Charles Kavoossi          8pm

Sept 9    Ben Heemstra             7pm-10pm

Sept 10  Stefan Heuer              7pm

Sept 12  Sean Hetrick               8pm

Sept 16  Sean Hetrick               7pm-10pm

Sept 17  Alexander Peters       7pm

Sept 23  Sean Hetrick               7pm-10pm

Sept 24  Charles Kavoossi        7pm

Sept 25  Brandt Dunn               8pm

Sept 26  Sean Hetrick                8pm

Sept 30  Sean Hetrick               7pm-10p