RNR News and Notes Archives for 2018-11

Springsteen on Broadway is coming to Netflix - Watch the trailer

Maybe you were'nt lucky enough to snag tickets to see Bruce Springsteen’s blockbuster Springsteen on Broadway residency in New York.  Maybe you were, and want to check it out again.  Well - no matter what side of the coin you are on - you're in luck, because on December 16 - the day after the final show of Bruce's marathon 236-show run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York, Netflix will release the special - Springsteen on Broadway. 


Check out the the trailer below. maybe have some tissues ready ... and check your bank account to see if you can afford to get tickets to see the show live in the next few weeks. 



Coldplay re-brand themselves, release new EP as Los Unidades [LISTEN]

Coldplay are back ... well - sort of ... the band seems to have re-brnaded themselves as Los Unidades - and plan to release an EP, titled Global Citizen - EP 1, on November 30th.  


The new band has released a single from the record, a collaboration with Pharrell titled E-Lo, which you can stream below.  


As for the 'new band', there is no official confirmation that Los Unidades is Coldplay - but the signs are certainly all there ... first of all - it sure does sound like Chris Martin singing on the track.  Then,  Coldplay's label, Parlophone, tweeted a poster with the phrase - “Y02LPAC81ODL”, which just so happens to be an anagram for Coldplay 2018, and because the internet always win, the fan site ColdplayXtra figured out that Los Unidades' trademark lists its founding members as Chris Martin, Jon Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion — you know, them members of Coldplay.


Oh yeah, Coldplay's manager also had this to say:

“It was a real honour to help further the Global Citizen movement by putting together this release alongside Chris and Parlophone. We’ve ended up with so many incredible performers, and we’re all extremely proud of the finished EP. May it be the first of many.” 

Maybe we'll see Coldplay or Los Unidades perform at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 ... the festival curated by Chris Martin -  featuring performers Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Eddie Vedder, Pharrell & Martin, User, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage, & Wizkid ...


We shall see - but for now - enjoy the first new song - E Lo  



Here's the album artwork and tracklisting 



Global Citizen – EP 1 Tracklist:
01. Stargate – “Rise Up” (feat. Nelson Mandela)
02. Los Unidades & Pharrell Williams – “E-Lo” (feat. Jozzy)
03. Cassper Nyovest & Los Unidades : “Timbuktu” (feat. Stormzy and Jess Kent)
04. Stargate & Los Unidades: “Voodoo” (feat. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean and David Guetta)

Eric Clapton's 'White Christmas' video is claymation gold [WATCH]

Eric Clapton is back at it - releasing his 24th studio album (and first since 2016's "I Still Do") ... 


But the 18x Grammy Award Winner is shaking things up a bit with this new project - it's all Christmas songs!  The album's track listing mixes instantly recognizable holiday classics with lesser known unique titles along with an original new song “For Love On Christmas Day.”


The album also features cover art illustration by Clapton himself. 



To go with the album - Clapton released this groundbreaking claymation video for his rendition of 'White Christmas'




Here's the full track listing for "HAPPY XMAS" :


1. White Christmas
2. Away In A Manger (Once In Royal David’s City)
3. For Love On Christmas Day
4. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
5. Christmas Tears
6. Home For The Holidays
7. Jingle Bells (In Memory Of Avicii)
8. Christmas In My Hometown
9. It’s Christmas
10. Sentimental Moments
11. Lonesome Christmas
12. Silent Night
13. Merry Christmas Baby
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

There Goes My Hero - Dave Grohl Treats California Firehouse with a BBQ Dinner

As multiple wildfires burn in California, the state's brave first responders continue to put the lives and livelihoods of thousands of residents ahead of their own- battling the flames head on.   


We are all grateful for these brave men and women - but Dave Grohl took his appreciation to the next level (because of course he did... he's Dave freakin Grohl) by catering a BBQ dinner for the crew at Calabasas’ Fire Station 88.  He brought over some savory meats from his new BBQ company  - Backbeat BBQ




In other news - Dave Grohl is now in the BBQ Business. One has to wonder if the company's name is a nod to the movie Backbeat, who's soundtrack featured an allstar lineup including Dave on drums (and is one of the greatest  soundtracks ever



Details on a Chris Cornell Benefit Show this January

Wanna get away?   Make plans to be in LA on January 16 ... that's when a special concert honoring the late Chris Cornell is being planned. 


The show's lineup is massive! With members of Cornell’s former bands, SoundgardenAudioslave, and Temple of the Dog, scheduled to perform ... as well as Foo FightersMetallicaRyan Adams, and more TBA.  In additon - late night host Jimmy Kimmel will serve as MC for the evening.






Tickets for the show go on sale November 16 ... and don't expect them to be available very long ... and will benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder.


In a statement, Chris' wife Vicky said: 

We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans


Check out Red Hot Chili Peppers playing a surprise Halloween show - at a school assembly [VIDEO]

Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith took to twitter yesterday, declaring: 


“Who rocks out at 9:30am at my kids’ school? We do!” 


The post included a video of the band performing their 2002 hit Can't Stop at the Viewpoint School's 2018 Great Pumpkin Assembly.  


The band was fully in the Halloween spirit - with Anthony Kiedis dressed in a schoolboy-styled shorts outfit with a mask, Flea bounced around as a skeleton,  Josh Klinghoffer sported a green wig, suit and sunglasses, and proud papa Chad Smith went full on POPE, with Papal regalia - including a crosier and a Guy Fawkes mask.  


Check out the video below -