RNR News and Notes Archives for 2019-02

Kacey Musgraves and Hayley Williams cover of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun has united horse girls and pop punk kids everywhere


Kacey Musgraves is currently on tour supporting her album (of the year) Golden Hour - on her Oh What a World Tour - and this week kicked off a four-night residency at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.  Musgraves surprised fans by bringing a special guest on stage - fellow Grammy winner and former Tennessean - Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams.


The two belted out a cover of Cyndi Lauper hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” ... sure seems like they were having a lot of fun in the process ... check the video and pics below: 






#hayleywilliams #paramore #tayloryork #parawhore #zacfarro #parafamily #gooddyeyoung #RUSSIANEEDSPARAMORE #halfnoise #joeyhoward

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Hear 3 unreleased Green Day tracks from the band's earliest days [VIDEO]


Bay area pop punk band Green Day formed in 1986 and released their debut that year - 39/smooth ... since then - the band has released 11 more albums, sold 85 million of them, won 5 Grammy Awards, had an album adpated to a Broadway prodcution, and was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ...


And now - thanks to the magic of the internet - we have live video recordings of three Green Day songs that were never releaed on albums ... 


  The songs pre-date the punk icons’ debut album ’39/Smooth’, and were recorded live at the band’s opening gig for Killdozer at Berkeley Square on July 22, 1989.


Check out ‘Stay’, ‘Maybe Forever’ and ‘Jennifer’ below.


Green Day - Stay (Live 7/22/1989)



Green Day - Maybe Forever (Live 7/22/1989)



Green Day - Unknown Song (Live 7/22/1989)



Talk About A Supergroup - Members of Foo Fighters and Soundgarden have reportedly joined forces


We love it when members of some of our favorite bands get together to form supergroups ... but we're REALLY excited to learn that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, and Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne have teamed up to create a new trio. The rock titans shared videos of their work together in the studio.


Apparently the trio got together after the Chris Cornell tribute concert last month. 


The trio have shared a few teaser video clips so far ... here's hoping that this turns into something more substantial - 




Morrissey releases details and another track from his album of cover songs [LISTEN]


Late in 2018 - Morrissey announced he would be releasing a new album in 2019 - except its not an album of new Moz tracks ... it turns out its an album of cover songs and its loaded with som great features ... including Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, LP, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day & Lydia Night of The Regrettes.  


So far we have have been graced with 2 of the tracks - his take on The Pretenders' Back on the Chain Gang and most recently - his cover of Roy Orbison's It's Over feat. LP.


The album is due out in May ... but you can hear the 2 released tracks below and browse the rest of the tracks at the bottom of this page




California Son Tracklist: 
01. Morning Starship (Jobriath) with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear 
02. Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell) with Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scen
03. Only a Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan) with Petra Haden
04. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy St Marie
05. Days of Decision (Phil Ochs) with Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant 
06. It’s Over (Roy Orbison) with LP
07. Wedding Bell Blues (The Fifth Dimension) with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day & Lydia Night of The Regrettes
08. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
09. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett)
10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon) with Petra Haden
11. Lenny’s Tune (Tim Hardin)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)


California Son Album Art:


Houses' Video for Fast Talk is Equally as InfectiousĀ as the Song [WATCH]


It's hard to determine what our favorite line is from Fast Talk - the infectious new single from Houses ... 


Could it be- So maybe heaven is a ghetto with no bad blocks

Or - 'Cause karma’s just a different word for bad luck

Possibly - Maybe God is just a Cop that we can fast talk


Whatever it is - Dexter Tortoriello - aka Houses - has released a video that's equally hypnotizing as the song ... 


George Clinton and Red Hot Chili Peppers Jam on Give It Away [VIDEO]


George Clinton's relationship with the Red Hot Chili Peppers goes back decades ... three to be exact...the funk legend produced their 1985 sophomore album, Freaky Styley ...  he also joined the band for a performance of “Higher Ground” when they were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ...  


And with Clinton  on his final tour with Parliament Funkadelic, it’s makes sense that  he’s spending some of the tour the Chili Peppers.


At a recent show in Sydney, Australia -  Clinton joined RHCP on stage to perform “Give It Away”. The Peppers responded on IG - commemorating the performance with “NOTHIN BUT THE DOG IN YA  #GEORGECLINTON”. Check out some video of the performance below 



Talk Talk's Mark Hollis has reportedly passed away


Mark Hollis, frontman for Talk Talk, has reportedly died.  He was 64 years old.


There has no official statement from the family or the band - but word spread after The The sent out the following tweet: 




The band Talk Talk is most noted for their songs - “It’s My Life,” “Life is What You Make it,” “Dum Dum Girl,” 





Others have joined in sharing their condolences via social media: 









Rivers Cuomo plays out his Mister Rogers fantasies in a new music video



Now that the novelty of the teal album has passed - the Weezer Rebel Alliance has shifted their focus to The Black Album - due out March 1st .. and today the band shared two tracks from the forthcoming record, “High as a Kite” and “Living in LA” ... the video for "Living in LA" keeps with The Black Album theme ... while one has to wonder if they were high as a kite when they conceptualized the video for "High as a Kite" - which features the band in a  Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood parody, reset as Mister Rivers’ Neighborhood ... check out both videos below :


Weezer - Living In L.A. 



Weezer - Living In L.A.


Watch the Brilliant Video for Vampire Weekend's 'Harmony Hall'


OK ... so we dont have a release date ... or a local concert date (besides the headlining spot at Firefly) ... but here's what we DO know about Vampire Weekend's 2019 plans ... at some point they will release the album Father of the Bride.  We've heard two tracks from it - 2021 and Harmony Hall. 


And now we have an official video for Harmony Hall ... it was directed by

Emmett Malloy and features Danielle Haim, Jonah Hill, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), and Ariel Rechtshaid... plus Ezra Koenig cooking pancakes and of course - a snake







The Cure Celebrating Disintegration's 30th anniversary by play it in full at upcoming live shows

2019 is shaping up to be a good year for fans of The Cure....


They will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 29th.  


They've announced a bunch of tour dates ... nothing in the US ... yet ;) 


And in honor of it being the 30th Anniversary year of the release of Disintegration (their best record?)





They have announced that they will be playing the record in full ... that's the good news ...


The bad news - for those of us fans in the United States - is that these shows are in Austrailia ... 


The band will be celebrating that landmark by playing it live in full at four shows, as part of Sydney, Australia’s Vivid LIVE festival series on May 24, 25, 27 & 28 at the Sydney Opera House.



According to lead singer Robert Smith - “Vivid LIVE is a wonderful international event.  Our Reflections shows in 2011 were truly memorable experiences, and with the excitement surrounding those early album performances in mind, we are more than delighted to be announcing our return in May 2019 to present the world premiere of Disintegration – 30th Anniversary.”


So - unless you have some disposable income laying around  (or a surplus of Qantas Airlines points)  - we'll have to wait for some US dates to be announced ...


The Cure – 2019 Tour Dates
16 – MAR 2019 – ROCK ON THE LAWNS – Johannesburg – South Africa
21 – MAR 2019 – ROCK ON THE LAWNS – Cape Town – South Africa
24 – MAY 2019 – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – Disintegration 30th Anniversary Show – Sydney – Australia
25 – MAY 2019 – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – Disintegration 30th Anniversary Show – Sydney – Australia
27 – MAY 2019 – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – Disintegration 30th Anniversary Show – Sydney – Australia
28 – MAY 2019 – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – Disintegration 30th Anniversary Show – Sydney – Australia
08 – JUN 2019 – MALAHIDE CASTLE – Dublin – Ireland
14 – JUN 2019 – NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL – Nickelsdorf – Austria
16 – JUN 2019 – FIRENZE ROCKS – Florence – Italy
21 – JUN 2019 – SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL – Neuhausen ob Eck – Germany
23 – JUN 2019 – HURRICANE FESTIVAL – Scheessel – Germany
24 JUN2019- To- 26 JUN2019 – INMUSIC FESTIVAL – ZAGREB – Croatia
28 – JUN 2019 – ROCK WERCHTER FESTIVAL – Werchter – Belgium
04 – JUL 2019 – EXIT FESTIVAL – Novi Sad – Serbia
06 – JUL 2019 – ROSKILDE FESTIVAL – Roskilde – Denmark
11 – JUL 2019 – NOS ALIVE – Lisbon – Portugal
13 – JUL 2019 – MAD COOL FESTIVAL – Madrid – Spain
17 – JUL 2019 – EJEKT FESTIVAL – Athens – Greece
18 JUL2019- To- 20 JUL2019 – COLOURS OF OSTRAVA – Ostrava – Czech Republic
22 – JUL 2019 – ROCK THE CITY FESTIVAL – Bucharest – Romania
26 JUL2019- To- 28 JUL2019 – FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL – Fuji – Japan
03 – AUG 2019 – AFISHA PICNIC – Moscow – Russia
07 – AUG 2019 – OYA FESTIVAL – Oslo – Norway
08 AUG2019- To- 10 AUG2019 – WAY OUT WEST – Gothenburg – Sweden
09 AUG2019- To- 11 AUG2019 – FLOW FESTIVAL – Helsinki – Finland
16 – AUG 2019 – BELLAHOUSTON PARK – Glasgow – United Kingdom
23 – AUG 2019 – ROCK EN SEINE – Paris – France





And for your listening pleasure - here's the full album - Disintegration - 


The Cure - Plainsong




The Cure - Pictures Of You



The Cure - Closedown

The Cure - Lovesong

The Cure - Last Dance

The Cure - Lullaby

The Cure - Fascination Street

The Cure - Prayers For Rain

The Cure - The Same Deep Water As You

The Cure - Disintegration

The Cure - Homesick

The Cure – Untitled


St. Vincent Provides a Soundtrack for the Apocalypse With Her Video for Masseduction [WATCH]


St. Vincent - aka Annie Clark - released her genre bending fifth album MASSEDUCTION in 2017 - and the record is still making waves in 2019. Following her collaboration with Best New Artist Grammy winner Dua Lipa at the awrard ceremony - St. Vincent released the visually stimulating video for the albums title track - MASSEDUCTION


St. Vincent - Masseduction

Jenny Lewis Shares New Song - Heads Gonna Roll [LISTEN]


We've already gotten word that Jenny Lewis' new album will drop March 22nd ..and it will feature the single “Red Bull & Hennessy” ... and now we have another single from the album ... this one is called "Heads Gonna Roll" and is apparently the opening track from the album.   Take a listen to it below 


In other good news - we've learned that Jenny Lewis will perform at The Anthem on September 5, 2019 ... tickets are on sale now ! 


Jenny Lewis - Heads Gonna Roll (Audio Video)


Hear the Previously Unreleased Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Track "For Real"


On March 1st, Geffen Records will release the two-disc compilation Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: The Best Of Everything.  We now have audio of a previously unreleased track that will appear on disc 2 of the set called For Real.  Take a listen below and keep scrolling to see the complete track listing from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: The Best Of Everything




The Best Of Everything Tracklist:


Disc 1 
01. Free Fallin’
02. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
03. You Wreck Me
04. I Won’t Back Down
05. Saving Grace
06. You Don’t Know How It Feels
07. Don’t Do Me Like That
08. Listen To Her Heart
09. Breakdown
10. Walls (Circus)
11. The Waiting
12. Don’t Come Around Here No More
13. Southern Accents
14. Angel Dream (No. 2)
15. Dreamville
16. I Should Have Known It
17. Refugee
18. American Girl
19. The Best Of Everything (Alt. Version)


Disc 2 
01. Wildflowers
02. Learning To Fly
03. Here Comes My Girl
04. The Last DJ
05. I Need To Know
06. Scare Easy
07. You Got Lucky
08. Runnin’ Down A Dream
09. American Dream Plan B
10. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (feat. Stevie Nicks)
11. Trailer
12. Into The Great Wide Open
13. Room At The Top
14. Square One
15. Jammin’ Me
16. Even The Losers
17. Hungry No More
18. I Forgive It All
19. For Real

Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighters breaking up: "It's like your grandparents getting divorced. It's not gonna f*ckin' happen"


Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters have had to postpone some upcoming shows as the frontman recovers from arm surgery. 


At this week’s Pollstar Live conference in Los Angeles, Dave revealed he had surgery on his arm last week - “This is something I’ve had to deal with for a long time and it’s not the end of the world but I did have to have surgery on my arm because I need it to pay the rent”


 Dave continued -


“It’s funny having surgery because you actually get a little bit of rest.  Right before they wheeled me in [for surgery] the guys said ‘hey, we’re going to give you something that’s going to make you feel really good’ and I thought I finally get to take a nap.”


The nap was needed - especially since Grohl says the Foos have no plans to slow down.

“For the first twenty years of our band it was, let’s make another record and that’s probably going to do it. Let’s get one more in there and call it a day,” Grohl said. “Then it gets to the point to where I refer to it like imagine your grandparents getting a divorce. I’m sure it happens sometimes, but why? You can’t break up. Who even cares any more? Just go play shows.”


At a recent concert in in Atlanta, Dace also was on record saying -“I don’t know when y’all are gonna see us again, but you will… because we’re too f*ckin’ old to break up. It’s like your grandparents getting divorced. It’s not gonna f*ckin’ happen.”



Danny Boyle's new film imagines a world without The Beatles [WATCH]


Imagine this scenario ... you're a struggling singer-songwriter who, after a global blackout and freak bus accident, becomes the only person on Earth to remember The Beatles ... what would you do?  


If you're Jack Malik (played by Himesh Patel) in the movie Yesterday - you'd claim the entire catalog as your own and launch yourself into stardom by playing songs like “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” and “Something.”


As if it was only that simple though - in the movie Jack struggles with the fact that his new stardom is not based on his own creativity. 


The movie, directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) hits theaters June 28th ... check out the first trailer below. 



YESTERDAY Official Trailer (2019) Lilly James, Danny Boyle Movie HD

Watch Gin Blossoms Cover the Radiohead Classic - Fake Plastic Trees


The Gin Blossoms are on the road this spring- touring in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their biggest album, New Miserable Experience.  They recently played Baltimore Soundstage and ended the show with a cover of another 90s hit - Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees.  


The band stopped by the Paste Studios recently and perfromed the cover as well - check out the video below


After trashing an entire convenience store, woman buys some Pringles and leaves

We've all had THOSE days ... those days where you've had enough and seem ready to snap ... well, that day came last week for a a 24-year-old Newark resident ... who took her frustations out on the merchandise inside the QuickChek on Bergen Street in Harrison ... The destruction seemed to calm her down (momentarily) - as she calmly purchased some Pringles and a Vitamin Water before speeding out of the parking lot ... 


FYI - WRNR does not condone this type of behavior amd recommend trying some differnet forms of stress release ... learn how at our Holistic Health Fair on 2/16 at the Hotel Annapolis 


Weezer Cast Finn Wolfhard To Star in Video for Take on Me Cover [WATCH]


So a few weeks back, Weezer dropped a surprise album of cover songs - including their rendition of Africa by Toto.  The Teal Album, as it has been dubbed, included the bands take on a wide range of music - from Michael Jackson's Billie Jean to Black Sabbath's Paranoid ... the album also included the band's version of a-ha's Take On Me ... and now the band has released a video for the track - starring Finn Wolfhard, star of Stranger Things and It ... and members of his indie band Calpurnia, playing the ’80s teenage version of a living room band ... check it out - it's pretty great! 




Frank Zappa is touring as a hologram and will appear in Baltimore


Because the world isn't bizarre enough these days - someone has decided to currate a tour with a Frank Zappa hologram .... ok....  the show will feature hours of never-before-seen Zappa performance footage. 


Acording to Frank's son Ahmet - his father was a “hologram enthusiast”


“My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of The Real Frank Zappa Book (1990) to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.”

The tour will come to Baltimore's Lyric Theatre on May 3rd ... full tour dates below ... 



04/19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
04/20 – Rochester, NY @ Kodak Center Theater
04/22 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie
04/24 – Long Island, NY @ Paramount Theatre
04/26 – Boston, MA @ Shubert
04/28 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
05/01 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Kirby Center
05/02 – Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
05/03 – Baltimore, MD @ The Modell Lyric
05/09 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse
05/11 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage
05/12 – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
05/13 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
05/14 – London, UK @ The Palladium
05/16 – Ostend, BE @ Kurssal
05/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Rai Theater
07/11-14 – Cataluna, ES @ Doctor Music Festival



2019 Grammy Winners: The Complete List


The 61st Grammy awards recognized the best of the best that the music community had to offer this year ... below is the complete list of winners:




The complete list of winners:


Album Of The Year — Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Record Of The Year — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best New Artist — Dua Lipa

Best Rap Album — Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B

Best R&B Album Winner — H.E.R., H.E.R.

Best Rap Song — “God’s Plan,” Drake

Best Country Album — Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Song Of The Year — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical — Pharrell Williams

Best Rap/Sung Performance — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Rap Performance — King’s Dead, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake / Bubblin, Anderson .Paak

Best Rock Album — From The Fires, Greta Van Fleet

Best Rock Song — “Masseduction” St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance — Electric Messiah, High On Fire

Best Rock Performance — When Bad Does Good, Chris Cornell

Best Urban Contemporary Album — Everything Is Love, The Carters

Best R&B Song — “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

Best Traditional R&B Performance — Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand, Leon Bridges / How Deep Is Your Love, Pj Morton Featuring Yebba

Best R&B Performance — Best Part H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Latin Jazz Album — Back To The Sunset, Dafnis Prieto Big Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album — American Dreamers: Voices Of Hope, Music Of Freedom, John Daversa Big Band Featuring Daca Artists

Best Jazz Instrumental Album — Emanon, The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Jazz Vocal Album — The Window, Cécile Mclorin Salvant

Best Improvised Jazz Solo — Don’t Fence Me In, John Daversa

Best Reggae Album — 44/876, Sting & Shaggy

Best Dance/Electronic Album — Woman Worldwide, Justice

 Best Dance Recording — Electricity, Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson

Best Contemporary Classical Composition — Kernis: Violin Concerto, James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony

Best Classical Compendium — Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist’; Poems Of Life; Glacier; Rush, Joann Falletta

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album — Songs Of Orpheus - Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi, Karim Sulayman

Best Classical Instrumental Solo — Kernis: Violin Concerto, James Ehnes

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance — Anderson, Laurie: Landfall, Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet

Best Choral Performance — Mcloskey: Zealot Canticles, Donald Nally

Best Opera Recording — Bates: The (R)Evolution Of Steve Jobs, Michael Christie, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, Sasha Cooke, Edward Parks & Jessica E. Jones

Best Orchestral Performance — Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11, Andris Nelsons

Producer Of The Year, Classical — Blanton Alspaugh

Best Engineered Album, Classical — Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11, Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra

Best Pop Vocal Album — Sweetener, Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album — My Way, Willie Nelson

Best Pop Solo Performance — Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?), Lady Gaga

Best Country Song — “Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance — Tequila, Dan + Shay

Best Country Solo Performance — “Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Music Film — Quincy, Quincy Jones

Best Music Video — “This Is America,” Childish Gambino

Best Regional Roots Music Album — No ‘Ane’I, Kalani Pe’a

Best Tropical Latin Album — Anniversary, Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) — ¡México Por Siempre!, Luis Miguel

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album — Aztlán, Zoé

Best Latin Pop Album — Sincera, Claudia Brant

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) — Faith - A Journey For All, Jimmy Carter

 Best Children’s Album — All The Sounds, Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

Best Folk Album — All Ashore, Punch Brothers

Best Contemporary Blues Album — Please Don’t Be Dead, Fantastic Negrito

Best Traditional Blues Album — The Blues Is Alive And Well, Buddy Guy

Best Bluegrass Album — The Travelin’ Mccourys, The Travelin’ Mccourys

Best Americana Album — By The Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Song — The Joke, Brandi Carlile

Best American Roots Performance — The Joke, Brandi Carlile

Best New Age Album — Opium Moon, Opium Moon

Best Song Written For Visual Media — “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media — Black Panther, Ludwig Göransson

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media — The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman (& Various Artists)

Best World Music Album — Freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Roots Gospel Album — Unexpected, Jason Crabb

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album — Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle

Best Gospel Album — Hiding Place, Tori Kelly

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song — “You Say,” Lauren Daigle

Best Gospel Performance/Song — “Never Alone,” Tori Kelly Featuring Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album — Steve Gadd Band, Steve Gadd Band

Best Immersive Audio Album — Eye In The Sky - 35th Anniversary Edition, The Alan Parsons Project

Best Remixed Recording — “Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix),” Haim

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical — Colors, Beck

Best Historical Album — Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

Best Album Notes — Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package — Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Weird Al Yankovic

Best Recording Package — Masseduction, St. Vincent

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals — “Spiderman Theme,” Randy Waldman Featuring Take 6 & Chris Potter

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella — “Stars And Stripes Forever,” John Daversa Big Band Featuring Daca Artists

Best Instrumental Composition — Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil), Terence Blanchard

Best Alternative Music Album — “Colors,” Beck

Best Musical Theater Album — The Band’s Visit, Original Broadway Cast

Best Comedy Album — Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, Dave Chappelle


Mockingbird - New Music from Wild Belle (Official Video)



We always love getting emails from old friends - especially when they're great musicians .. and the email talks about the new album they have coming out and that they will be touring soon ... 


So we were stoked to hear from Elliot and Natalie from Wild Belle  ... they sent us the video for their new song Mockingbird (see below) hinted at a tour ... and said "Our session at Ram's Head was one of the more memorable sessions we've done, and we look forward to doing more with you in the future!" <3  We're gonna keep them to that! 


Mockingbird - Wild Belle (Official Video)




Watch a New Order Performance of Ceremony from 1981

It's no doubt that New Order is one of the most influential bands from the 1980s ... but one of their first singles, Ceremony, was actually written prior to the band's existence.  It was by Joy Division (which disbanded in 1980 following Ian Curtis's suicide and led to the formation of New Order) .


New Order's debut album, Movement, is about to get a deluxe reissue and ahead of the release the band has been circulating some rare footage of their early shows- including this performance of "Ceremony," recorded live at Manchester's CoManCHE Student Union.

New Order - Ceremony (Live at CoManCHE Student Union, 1981)


Actor Paul Rudd rocked out at Foo Fighters' Super Bowl pre-party [VIDEO]



Quite often on this blog you find us highlighting the crazy things Dave Grohl does on and off stage ... but for the first time - we're turing the tide and sharing someone in the audience going nuts ... Actor Paul Rudd was in Atlanta for last weekend's Foo Fighters Super Saturday Show and was caught on film ROCKING THE F**K OUT ... as one should at a Foo Fighters show ... too bad he wasn't invited on stage to do a little - slappin of da bass 




Jurassic Fraud: The Fyre Festival x Jurassic Park Mashup Mockumentary You Didn't Know You Needed!


By know you should have heard of the disaster that was (supposed to be) the Fyre Festival - the 2017 failed "luxury music festival" tha was to take place on a remote tropical island ... maybe you've even seen the documentaries exposing the festival organizers as Frauds ... there's Fyre Fraud on HULU and Fyre on Netflix ... 


Well now - someone (possibly with too much time on their hands) at Nerdist has made a mash up mockumentary - called Jurassic Fraud - mixing the docuimentaries an the classic film Jurassic Park ... its only 2:45 - but totally worth your time :) 


Watch Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and more honor Willie Nelson at Grammy celebration



You may have never heard of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing’s annual Grammy Week Celebration ... but Wednesday night's celebration of the men and women behind the music was a star studded affair - with Willie Nelson being honored.   The 85 year old took the stage - and brought some friends along too ... first he was joined by his Promise of the Real, his sons' Lukas and Micah Nelson and Lukas’s band.


Later he was joined by Grammy Album of the Year nominee Kacey Musgraves, veteran country songwriter and producer Buddy Cannon, and surprise guest Dave Matthews.  Of course camera phones were rolling (pardon the pun) so we can all enjoy the performances 


Willie Nelson, Promise of the Real & Dave Matthews - “Living in the Promiseland”/“On the Road Again”



Lukas Nelson & Dave Matthews, “Crazy”



Kacey Musgraves honors Willie Nelson at P&E Grammy week celebration



Florence + the Machine share new single- Moderation and announce tour dates [VIDEO]



Following a history-making North American tour last year, Florence + the Machine's High as Hope Tour will continue in 2019 ... including a date at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 3.  


The tour annoucment comes just after the band released a new single - Moderation .. check out the video and full tour dates below







May 10                    Mayer, AZ                        FORM Arcosanti^

May 12                   Santa Barbara, CA             Santa Barbara Bowl§^

May 13                   Santa Barbara, CA             Santa Barbara Bowl§^

May 15                   Concord, CA                      Concord Pavilion*

May 17                   Las Vegas, NV                   T-Mobile Arena*

May 20                   Denver, CO                        Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

May 23                   Chicago, IL                        Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island†

May 24                   Detroit, MI                      DTE Energy Music Theatre†

May 26                   Toronto, ON                       Budweiser Stage†

May 28                   Montreal, QC                     Centre Bell†

May 30                   Boston, MA                        Xfinity Center†

June 1                     New York, NY                   Governors Ball Music Festival

June 3                     Columbia, MD                  Merriweather Post Pavilion†

June 5                     Raleigh, NC                 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek‡

June 6                     Atlanta, GA                       Ameris Bank Amphitheatre‡

June 8                     Orlando, FL                       Amway Center‡

June 9                     Miami, FL                          AmericanAirlines Arena‡


*with Christine and the Queens

†with Blood Orange
‡with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
§with Perfume Genius




Watch the entire Foo Fighters' Super Stacked Super Saturday Concert


When you're tasked with being the opening act for the biggest sporting event of the year - you'd better bring your A Game.  And Foo Fighters did just that - blazing through a 19 song set at their Super Saturday concert in Atlanta - the night before Super Bowl LIII. 


Dave and company brought out some special guests - including Zac Brown, Tom Morello, Perry Farrell and Queen’s Roger Taylor


Here's the full setlist to browse before you stream the show below ...


  • All My Life  
  • Learn to Fly
  • The Pretender  
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  • Times Like These
  • Drum Solo
  • Sunday Rain
  • My Hero
  • These Days
  • Walk
  • La Dee Da
  • Guitar Solo / Another One Bites the Dust / Imagine / Jump / Blitzkrieg Bop / Day-Oh  
  • Under Pressure  
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Run
  • War Pigs  
  • Mountain Song  
  • Best of You
  • Everlong