Iconic lyrics from The Grateful Dead song "Truckin". But did you know they were inspired by a true story?
On January 31, 1970 members of The Dead had a run in with the New Orleans Police Department - when they were arrested for drug charges after a performance at The Warehouse with Fleetwood Mac.
The incident was a little suspicious - with the police waiting for the band at the hotel after their show.
Lenny Hart (Mickey Hart‘s father and the band’s then-manager) told Rolling Stone:
“It was very peculiar, and it seems like they set them up. [The cops] were waiting when they got back from their concert. They had a warrant and had already searched the room when the band got back. Nothing was found on any of the people except stuff they had prescriptions for. Everything they claim to have found was in the room, they said. But nobody in the band knows where any of it came from. It wasn’t their stuff. The Grateful Dead are normally very cool and cautious.”
The late Jerry Garcia recalls the incident:
“They had great fun with us, the southern cops. They had just what they wanted: hippies. Oh, boy.”
Now here's a little teaser for a documentary about three bad brothers you know so well ... a teaser for the Spike Jonze documentary Beastie Boys Story has hit the web - check it out below.
The film will hit IMAX on April 3rd for a limited time and then be available via Apple+ on April 24th.
The film is an extension of the memoir - Beastie Boys Book - and features footage shot by Jonze - as well as footage from the Brooklyn and Philadelphia speaking engagements Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond’s did in support of the book.
Speaking on their relationship with Jonze, Horovitz and Diamond said:
There are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order. Spike is one of those friends. And even when you don’t recognize anything on the menu, he comes up with something good for the whole table. Like when we wondered what to do when our book comes out… then Spike placed his order: You will put on a show for the children.
Beastie Boys Story — Official Sneak Peek | Apple TV+
Grace Potter and Devon Gilfillian gave those at The Anthem their money's worth and then some on Saturday Night. From the opening song - to Grace closing the night with her emotional track - Release - it was a magical night.
Last year - Billie Eilish took the world by storm with an album she and her brother produced in her bedroom. She wasn't even 18 years old yet ... At the 2020 Grammy's Billie Eilish and her brother / producer Finneas swept all four major Grammy Awards (the first person to do so since Christopher Cross did it in 1981) ... that's Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Record Of The Year. Their acceptance speech for record of the year: two combined words: “Thank you.”
The night also had an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant - featuring Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men.
Here is the complete list of Grammy winners:
Record of the Year
"Hey, Ma," Bon Iver WINNER: "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish
"7 Rings," Ariana Grande
"Hard Place," H.E.R.
"Old Town Road," Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Truth Hurts," Lizzo
"Sunflower," Post Malone & Swae Lee
Album of the Year I,I, Bon Iver Norman F---ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey WINNER: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande I Used to Know Her, H.E.R. 7, Lil Nas X Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend
Song of the Year
"Always Remember Us This Way," Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga) WINNER: "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
"Bring My Flowers Now," Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Hard Place," Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
"Lover," Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Norman F---ing Rockwell," Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
"Someone You Loved," Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
"Truth Hurts," Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)
Best New Artist
Black Pumas WINNER: Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Tank and the Bangas
Best Pop Solo Performance
"Bad Guy," Billie Eilish
"7 Rings," Ariana Grande WINNER: "Truth Hurts," Lizzo
"You Need to Calm Down," Taylor Swift
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Boyfriend," Ariana Grande & Social House
"Sucker," Jonas Brothers WINNER: "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Sunflower," Post Malone & Swae Lee
"Senorita," Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Si, Andrea Bocelli Love (Deluxe Edition), Michael Buble? WINNER: Look Now, Elvis Costello & The Imposters A Legendary Christmas, John Legend Walls, Barbra Streisand
Best Pop Vocal Album The Lion King: The Gift, Beyonce? WINNER: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran Lover, Taylor Swift
Best Dance Recording
"Linked," Bonobo WINNER: "Got to Keep On," The Chemical Brothers
"Piece of Your Heart," Meduza Featuring Goodboys
"Underwater," Rufus Du Sol
"Midnight, Hour," Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign Boys Noize & Skrillex
Best Dance/Electronic Album LP5, Apparat WINNER: No Geography, The Chemical Brothers Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape), Flume Solace, Rufus Du Sol Weather, Tycho
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Ancestral Recall, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Star People Nation, Theo Croker Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!, Mark Guiliana Elevate, Lettuce WINNER: Mettavolution, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Best Rock Performance
"Pretty Waste," Bones UK WINNER: "This Land," Gary Clark Jr.
"History Repeats," Brittany Howard
"Woman," Karen O & Danger Mouse
"Too Bad," Rival Sons
Best Metal Performance
"Astorlus - The Great Octopus," Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi
"Humanicide," Death Angel
"Bow Down," I Prevail
"Unleashed," Killswitch Engage WINNER: "7empest," Tool
Best Rock Song
"Fear Inoculum," Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)
"Give Yourself a Try," George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
"Harmony Hall," Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
"History Repeats," Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard) WINNER: "This Land," Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Best Rock Album Amo, Bring Me The Horizon WINNER: Social Cues, Cage the Elephant In the End, The Cranberries Trauma, I Prevail Feral Roots, Rival Sons
Best Alternative Music Album U.F.O.F., Big Thief Assume Form, James Blake I,I, Bon Iver WINNER: Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend Anima, Thom Yorke
Best R&B Performance
"Love Again," Daniel Caesar & Brandy
Could've Been," H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
"Exactly How I Feel," Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane
"Roll Some Mo," Lucky Daye WINNER: "Come Home," Anderson .Paak Featuring Andre? 3000
Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Time Today," BJ The Chicago Kid
"Steady Love," India.Arie WINNER: "Jerome," Lizzo
"Real Games," Lucky Daye
"Built for Love," PJ Morton Featuring Jazmine Sullivan
Best R&B Song
"Could've Been," Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller)
"Look at Me Now," Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King)
"No Guidance," Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Drake)
"Roll Some Mo," David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye) WINNER: "Sayso," PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)
Best Urban Contemporary Album Apollo XXI, Steve Lacy WINNER: Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo Overload, Georgia Anne Muldrow Saturn, Nao Being Human in Public, Jessie Reyez
Best R&B Album 1123, BJ The Chicago Kid Painted, Lucky Daye Ella Mai, Ella Mai Paul, PJ Morton WINNER: Ventura, Anderson .Paak
Best Rap Performance
"Middle Child," J. Cole
"Down Bad," Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy WINNER: "Racks in the Middle," Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
"Clout," Offset Featuring Cardi B
Best Rap/Sung Performance WINNER: "Higher," DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
"Drip Too Hard," Lil Baby & Gunna
"Panini," Lil Nas X
"Ballin," Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch
"The London," Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott
Best Rap Song
"Bad Idea," Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper)
"Gold Roses," Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross Featuring Drake) WINNER: "A Lot," Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)
"Racks in the Middle," Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy)
"Suge," DaBaby, Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz, songwriters (DaBaby)
Best Rap Album Revenge of the Dreamers III, Dreamville Championships, Meek Mill I Am > I Was, 21 Savage WINNER: Igor, Tyler, The Creator The Lost Boy, YBN Cordae
Best Country Solo Performance
"All Your'n," Tyler Childers
"Girl Goin' Nowhere," Ashley McBryde WINNER: "Ride Me Back Home," Willie Nelson
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"Bring My Flowers Now," Tanya Tucker
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Brand New Man," Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
"I Don't Remember Me (Before You)," Brothers Osborne WINNER: "Speechless," Dan + Shay
"The Daughters," Little Big Town
"Common," Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile
Best Country Song WINNER: "Bring My Flowers Now," Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Girl Goin' Nowhere," Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
"It All Comes Out in the Wash," Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Some of It," Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
"Speechless," Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
Best Country Album Desperate Man, Eric Church Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett WINNER: While I'm Livin', Tanya Tucker
Best New Age Album Fairy Dreams, David Arkenstone Homage to Kindness, David Darling WINNER: Wings, Peter Kater Verve, Sebastian Plano Deva, Deva Premal
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Elsewhere," Melissa Aldana, soloist WINNER: "Sozinho," Randy Brecker, soloist
"Tomorrow Is the Question," Julian Lage, soloist
"The Windup," Branford Marsalis, soloist
"Sightseeing," Christian McBride, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album Thirsty Ghost, Sara Gazarek Love & Liberation, Jazzmeia Horn Alone Together, Catherine Russell WINNER: 12 Little Spells, Esperanza Spalding Screenplay, The Tierney Sutton Band
Best Jazz Instrumental Album In the Key of the Universe, Joey DeFrancesco The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, Branford Marsalis Quartet Christian McBride's New Jawn, Christian McBride WINNER: Finding Gabriel, Brad Mehldau Come What May, Joshua Redman Quartet
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album Triple Helix, Anat Cohen Tentet Dance in Nowhere, Miho Hazama Hiding Out, Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra WINNER: The Omni-American Book Club, Brian Lynch Big Band One Day Wonder, Terraza Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album WINNER: Antidote, Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band Sorte!: Music by John Finbury, Thalma de Freitas With Vitor Gonc?alves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca Una Noche Con Ruben Blades, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis & Rube?n Blades Carib, David Sa?nchez Sonero:The Music of Ismael Rivera, Miguel Zeno?n
Best Gospel Performance/Song WINNER: "Love Theory," Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
"Talkin' Bout Jesus," Gloria Gaynor Featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
"See the Light," Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr
"Speak the Name," Koryn Hawthorne Featuring Natalie Grant
"This Is a Movie (Live)", Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
"Only Jesus," Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters WINNER: "God Only Knows," for King & Country & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
"Haven't Seen It Yet," Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
"God's Not Done With You (Single Version)," Tauren Wells
"Rescue Story," Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Best Gospel Album WINNER: Long Live Love, Kirk Franklin Goshen, Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri -City Singers Tunnel Vision, Gene Moore Settle Here, William Murphy Something's Happening! A Christmas Album, CeCe Winans
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album I Know a Ghost, Crowder WINNER: Burn the Ships, for KING & COUNTRY Haven't Seen It Yet, Danny Gokey The Elements, TobyMac Holy Roar, Chris Tomlin
Best Roots Gospel Album Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows, Steven Curtis Chapman WINNER: Testimony, Gloria Gaynor Deeper Oceans, Joseph Habedank His Name Is Jesus, Tim Menzies Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (Various Artists), Jerry Salley, Producer
Best Latin Pop Album Vida, Luis Fonsi 11:11, Maluma Montaner, Ricardo Montaner WINNER: #ELDISCO, Alejandro Sanz Fantasia, Sebastian Yatra
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album X 100Pre, Bad Bunny Oasis, J Balvin & Bad Bunny Indestructible, Flor De Toloache Almadura, iLe WINNER: El Mal Querer, Rosalia
Best Regional Mexican Album (Including Tejano) Caminado, Joss Favela Percepcion, Intocable Poco a Poco, La Energia Norten?a 20 Aniversario, Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea WINNER: De Ayer Para Siempre, Mariachi Los Camperos
Best Tropical Latin Album WINNER (TIE): Opus, Marc Anthony Tiempo Al Tiempo, Luis Enrique + C4 Trio Candela, Vicente Garci?a Literal, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 WINNER (TIE): A Journey Through Cuban Music, Ayme?e Nuviola
Best American Roots Performance WINNER: "Saint Honesty," Sara Bareilles
"Father Mountain," Calexico And Iron & Wine
"I'm on My Way," Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
"Call My Name," I'm With Her
"Faraway Look," Yola
Best American Roots Song
"Black Myself," Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters) WINNER: "Call My Name," Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I'm With Her)
"Crossing to Jerusalem," Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
"Faraway Look," Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
"I Don't Wanna Ride the Rails No More," Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)
Best Americana Album Years to Burn, Calexico And Iron & Wine Who Are You Now, Madison Cunningham WINNER: Oklahoma, Keb' Mo' Tales of America, J.S. Ondara Walk Through Fire, Yola
Best Bluegrass Album WINNER: Tall Fiddler, Michael Cleveland Live in Prague, Czech Republic, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Toil, Tears & Trouble, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys Royal Traveller, Missy Raines If You Can't Stand the Heat, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Best Traditional Blues Album Kingfish, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram WINNER: Tall, Dark & Handsome, Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men Sitting on Top of the Blues, Bobby Rush Baby, Please Come Home, Jimmie Vaughan Spectacular Class, Jontavious Willis
Best Contemporary Blues Album WINNER: This Land, Gary Clark Jr. Venom & Faith, Larkin Poe Brighter Days, Robert Randolph & The Family Band Somebody Save Me, Sugaray Rayford Keep On, Southern Avenue
Best Folk Album My Finest Work Yet, Andrew Bird Rearrange My Heart, Che Apalache WINNER: Patty Griffin, Patty Griffin Evening Machines, Gregory Alan Isakov Front Porch, Joy Williams
Best Regional Roots Music Album Kalawai’Anui, Amy Ha?naiali’i When It's Cold - Cree Round Dance Songs, Northern Cree WINNER: Good Time, Ranky Tanky Recorded at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rebirth Brass Band Hawaiian Lullaby, (Various Artists), Imua Garza & Kimie? Miner, producers
Best Reggae Album WINNER: Rapture, Koffee As I Am, Julian Marley The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics, Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics Mass Manipulation, Steel Pulse More Work to Be Done, Third World
Best World Music Album Gece, Altin Gu?n What Heat, Bokante? & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley African Giant, Burna Boy Fanm D'Ayiti, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet WINNER: Celia, Angelique Kidjo
Best Children's Music Album WINNER: Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype, Jon Samson Flying High!, Caspar Babypants I Love Rainy Days, Daniel Tashian The Love, Alphabet Rockers Winterland, The Okee Dokee Brothers
Best Spoken Word Album Beastie Boys Book, (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers WINNER: Becoming, Michelle Obama I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Eric Alexandrakis Mr. Know-It-All, John Waters Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, Sekou Andrews & The String Theory
Best Comedy Album Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres Right Now, Aziz Ansari Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah WINNER: Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle
Best Musical Theater Album Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations WINNER: Hadestown
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - In Four Contemporary Suites
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media The Lion King: The Songs
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse WINNER: A Star Is Born
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Avengers: Endgame WINNER: Chernobyl
Game of Thrones: Season 8
The Lion King
Mary Poppins Returns
Best Song Written for Visual Media
"The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy," From: Toy Story 4
"Girl in the Movies," From: Dumplin' WINNER: "I'll Never Love Again" (Film Version), From: A Star Is Born
"Sprit," From: The Lion King
"Suspirium," From: Suspiria
Best Instrumental Composition
"Begin Again," Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band Conducted By Vince Mendoza)
"Crucible for Crisis," Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band)
"Love, A Beautiful Force," Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra) WINNER: "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite," John Williams, composer (John Williams)
"Walkin' Funny," Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Cappella
"Blue Skies," Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers)
"Hedwig's Theme," John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams)
"La Novena," Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra)
"Love, a Beautiful Force," Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra) WINNER: "Moon River," Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals WINNER: "All Night Long," Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest)
"Jolene," Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek)
"Marry Me a Little," Cyrille Aime?e & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aime?e)
"Over the Rainbow," Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood)
"12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine)," Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding)
Best Recording Package Anonimas & Resilientes WINNER: Chris Cornell
Hold That Tiger
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Anima
Gold in Brass Age
1963: New Directions
The Radio Recordings 1939–1945 WINNER: Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive
Best Album Notes The Complete Cuban Jam Session, Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists) The Gospel According to Malaco, Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists) Pedal Steel + Four Corners, Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band) Pete Seeger: The Smithsonia Folkways Collection, Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger) WINNER: Stax '68: A Memphis Story, Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Best Historical Album The Girl From Chicaksaw County- The Complete Capitol Masters, Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry) The Great Comeback: Horowitz at Carnegie Hall, Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz) Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New AGe MMusic 1980-1990, Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Macgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists) WINNER: Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger) Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer, Brian Kehew, restoration engineer (Various Artists)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical All These Things, Tchad Blake, Adam Greenspan & Rodney Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl) Ella Mai, Chris "Shaggy" Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai) Run Home Slow, Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers) Scenery, Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King) WINNER: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Rob Kinelski & Finneas O'Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
John Hill WINNER: Finneas
Best Remixed Recording WINNER: "I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)," Tracy Young, remixer (Madonna)
"Mother's Daughter (WukiI Remix)," Wuki, remixer (Miley Cyrus)
"The One (High Contrast Remix)," Lincoln Barrett, remixer (Jorja Smith)
"Swim (Ford. Remix)," Luc Bradford, remixer (Mild Minds)
"Work It (Soulwax Remix)," David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, remixers (Marie Davidson)
Best Immersive Audio Album Chain Tripping, Luke Argilla, immersive audio engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, immersive audio mastering engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, immersive audio producers (Yacht) Kverndokk: Smyphonic Dances, Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer (Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra) WINNER: Lux, Morten Lindberg, immersive audio engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor) The Orchestral Organ, Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio engineer; Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio mastering engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, immersive audio producers (Jan Kraybill) The Savior, Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think)
Best Engineered Album, Classical Aequa - Anna Throvaldsdottir, Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble) Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) Rachmaninoff - Hermitage Piano Trio, Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers;Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio) WINNER: Riley: Sun Rings, Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Kronos Quartet) Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth, Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Nu?n?ez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People's Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)
Producer of the Year, Classical WINNER: Blanton Alspaugh
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Best Orchestral Performance Brucker, Symphony No. 9, Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) Copland: Billy the Kid; Grohg, Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra) WINNER: Norman: Sustain, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) Transatlantic, Louis Langre?e, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) Weiberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21, Mirga Graz?inyte?-Tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica)
Best Opera Recording Benjamin: Lessons in Love & Violence, George Benjamin, conductor; Ste?phane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House) Berg: Wozzeck, Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; Franc?ois Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera) Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs De Versailles, Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble) WINNER: Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children's Chorus) Wagner: Lohengrin, Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Becza?a, Anja
Best Choral Performance Boyle: Voyages, Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing) WINNER: Durufle: Complete Chroral Works, Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir) The Hope of Loving, Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare) Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers) Smith, K.: The Arc in the Sky, Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Cerrone, The Pieces That Fall to Earth, Christopher Rountree & Wild Up Freedom & Faith, PUBLIQuartet Perpetulum, Third Coast Percussion Rachmaninoff - Hermitage Piano Trio, Hermitage Piano Trio WINNER: Shaw Orange, Attacca Quartet
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
"The Berlin Recital," Yuja Wang
"Higdon: Harp Concerto," Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) WINNER: "Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite," Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Ma?celaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra)
"The Orchestral Organ," Jan Kraybill
"Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin," Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album The Edge of Silence - Works for Voice by Gyorgy Kurtag, Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle) Himmelsmusik, Philippe Jaroussky & Ce?line Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesu?s Rodil & Dingle Yandell) Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 24, Kerner-Lieder Op. 35, Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist WINNER: Songplay, Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco) A Te, O Cara, Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra)
Best Classical Compendium American Originals 1918, John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 'Heichalos'; Guitar Concerto; Starburst, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer Meltzer: Songs and Structures, Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers WINNER: The Poetry of Places, Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel D'Hiver, Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Berme: Migration Series For Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra, Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra) WINNER: Higdon: Harp Concerto, Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major, Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Ma?celaru & Philadelphia Orchestra) Norman: Sustain, Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic) Shaw: Orange, Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet) Wolfe: Fire in My Mouth, Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J.Nu?n?ez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People's Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic)
Best Music Video
"We've Got to Try," The Chemical Brothers
"This Land," Gary Clark Jr.
"Cellophane," FKA twigs WINNER: "Old Town Road (Official Movie)," Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
"Glad He's Gone," Tove Lo
Best Music Film WINNER: Homecoming
Remember My Name
Birth of the Cool
On February 12th - a concert documentary ‘The Doors: Break on Thru’ will be in theaters for one night only - honoring the life of late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died from cancer in 2013
In the film - Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins joins the surviving members of the Doors for a bluesy performance of “Love Me Two Times” ... the performance took place in 2016 at LA's Fonda Theatre also features Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeoad and Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee, taking on Manzarek’s iconic parts of the 1967 classic, howling “Love me two times, babe - ’Cause I’m goin’ away”
The film will be in theatres one night only - February 12 - which would have been Ray Manzarek 81st birthday. Find tickets for a screening near you here
Brandi Carlile wrapped up a six night residency at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium this week that featured a number of special guests, including Lucie Silvas, Natalie Hemby and Courtney Barnett and some amazing cover songs.
Thom Zimny, who is a long time film director and archivist for Bruce Springsteen said:
"I'm honored to celebrate my 20 year collaboration with Bruce and Jon (Landau) by sharing some of the treasures, both recent and past, from the Springsteen Archives with the fans,"
Eileen Chapman, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University said:
"We are grateful to have Thom Zimny return to present rare concert footage of Bruce Springsteen's live career on stage at this year's Asbury Park Music + Film Festival. Last year's event turned out to be one of the real highlights of the year in Asbury Park and we look forward to another memorable afternoon ..."
The screening will take place at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 25 at 4:00 pm ET. Tickets are priced at $30.00 and $25.00 can be purchased HERE
Like last year - a panel discussion and Q&A will follow the screening moderated by Backstreets editor, Chris Phillips.
In its sixth year - the not-for-profit APMFF will benefit underserved children in Asbury Park and its surrounding areas by providing music education, instruments and social connection opportunities. It also features "An Evening With The Sopranos Creator David Chase", a performance by Melissa Etheridge and festival staple Dylan Archives V.
“The internet as a whole has never been a reliable resource for detailed or even accurate information re: Radiohead. Many sites that attempted to provide some measure of service have long since gone dark as well. The overall effect has been ‘Radiohead’ search results that yield random and/or abbreviated shards: songs and album titles unaccompanied by detailed artwork or any additional context, low quality videos preceded by advertisements and shuffled via algorithms, and so on… That ends with the unveiling of the Radiohead Public Library.”
The project is described as “an online resource containing videos, music, artwork, websites, merchandise, and assorted ephemera.” Fans can stream concert footage, TV appearances, B-sides, rarities, and music videos. There is also a display of artwork, out-of-print merchandise and members can even order some of the shirts. Did we mention you can create, download and print off your own library card? Seriously - every Radiohead fan should have this card on them at all times.
https://t.co/Gk4BUXwjsg has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative.
The event - a benefit for Sean Penn's Haiti relief non profit - raised over 5 million dollars and feauted several magical moments on stage - but the one that stole the show was Beck and Jenny Lewis teaming up to sing the song "Love Hurts"
The song has been covered many times - but in a tweet Lewis said the two were aiming for aiming for a hybrid of Nazareth’s very popular version and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons’ lovely duet.
Green Day have shared the single and video for their new single titled Oh Yeah! upcoming studio album Father Of All…,
Now here's the interesting part ... the anthemic song is a nod to their long time hero and Baltimore native - Joan Jett ... The song's title and chorus come from her 1984 hit Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah). But that song was actually a cover of a song Gary Glitter co-wrote and released in 1973. (Glitter has been convicted many times of child sex offenses and who is currently in prison
Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy: The Hella Mega Tour 2020
Jun 13: Paris La Defense Arena, France
Jun 14: Groningen Stadspark, Netherlands
Jun 17: Antwerp Sportspaleis, Belgium
Jun 21: Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria
Jun 24: Glasgow Bellahouston Park, UK
Jun 26: London Stadium, UK
Jun 27: Huddersfield The John Smith’s Stadium, UK
Jun 29: Dublin RDS Arena, Ireland
Jul 17: Seattle T-Mobile Park, WA
Jul 21: San Francisco Oracle Park, CA
Jul 24: San Diego Petco Park, CA
Jul 25: Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, CA
Jul 28: Commerce City DICK’s Sporting Goods Park, CO
Jul 31: Arlington Globe Life Field, TX
Aug 01: Houston Minute Maid Park, TX
Aug 05: Miami Hard Rock Stadium, FL
Aug 06: Jacksonville TIAA Bank Field, FL
Aug 08: Atlanta SunTrust Park, GA
Aug 11: Minneapolis Target Field, MN
Aug 13: Chicago Wrigley Field, IL
Aug 15: Pittsburgh PNC Park, PA
Aug 16: Hershey Hersheypark Stadium, PA
Aug 19: Detroit Comerica Park, MI Aug 21: Washington Nationals Park, DC
Aug 22: New York Citi Field, NY
Aug 24: TorontovRogers Centre, ON
Aug 27: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Aug 29: Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park, PA
Coldplay released Everyday Life, their first album since 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams, last November. And on a recent appearance on Ellen, the band performed the albums latest single - "Cry Cry Cry" (lead singer Chris Martin's favorite track from the record).
But instead of performing the song on stage - the band took their show to the audience - and performed amoung the viewers ... even having some of the attendees play on the song. Check out the performance below.
So far- the band has made no 2020 touring plans for Everyday Life- siting “We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial”
People are talking about the Texas based Black Pumas .. and they are saying some pretty amazing things:
“The duo’s flair for drama is so stirring, they can seem acutely cinematic... Burton lends an elegant elasticity to Quesada’s tightly layered productions.” – PITCHFORK
“Sam Cooke meets Wu-Tang Clan in the Texas-based duo’s suprisingly fresh take on 70s soul... a debut so perfectly realised by the standards they’ve set themselves that you wonder what could possibly come next. ” – THE GUARDIAN “ONES TO WATCH”
“Tireless, charismatic energy... tapping the collective unease of the national moment.” – ROLLING STONE
“The world does indeed need Black Pumas and their message right now (4/5 Stars)” – Q MAGAZINE
“A soulful explosion... Quesada’s grooves are impeccably matched with Burton’s voice, which can go from buttery Al Green to Wilson Pickett bluster in no time flat.” – UNCUT
So it's no surprise that they are making th rounds on the TV circuit - check out their performance from Fallon below, their Austin City Limits performance HEREand look for them on Ellen on Monday ... oh - did we mention they are nominated for the “Best New Artist” Grammy award? And they will be hitting the road this spring for a world tour (including a stop at Baltimore Soundstage on 6/19 (scroll for full tour info)
After expressing doubt about the Rock Hall Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails said in a statement:
“A sincere THANK YOU goes out to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting body—it always feels great to be recognized for your artistic efforts and I am honored. Many congratulations to this year’s fellow inductees (DM finally!)—see you back in Cleveland where it all began for me!”
Nominees snubbed from this year's induction are Dave Matthews Band, MC5, Soundgarden, Motörhead, Kraftwerk, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and Judas Priest.
And on Wednesday, January 15th - CORE, Sean Penn's Haiti relief non profit will host their annual gala in LA. Keeping in tradition - the event will be star studded with Beck, Jenny Lewis, Dwight Yoakam and Henning May performing with Portugal. The Man serving as the house band.
Former 4 Non Blond Linda Perry - who curated the event - explained to Billboard:
“Portugal. The Man is actually gonna be the house band. They’re gonna come out with this artist from Germany named Henning May; he is amazing. They’ll do a couple of their songs, then Jenny Lewis will join them, then Dwight Yoakam, and at the end it’ll be Beck, Dwight Yoakam, Jenny Lewis and Portugal. The Man closing out the evening.”
Flora Cash - one of our favorite bands of 2019 will release their debut album in 2020 embark on a headlining tour to support it.
Shpresa Lleshaj (from Sweden) and Cole Randall (from Minnesota) - who met online after discovering a mutual appreciation for each other's music - will release Baby It's OK on March 6th (you can preorder the album here)
The album will include the singles Missing Home and You're Somebody Else. They have released another song from the album - You Love Me - which you can hear below.
Well - on his 51st birthday - Dave Grohl is promising 2020 will be a big year for the band via an instagram post:
“Holy Shit!!! 25 years?! Thank You guys for being with us year after year…for singing along & making every show the best night of our lives....We’re JUST getting started, so Buckle Up, 2020… it’s going to be an INSANE year full of some seriously crazy shit…”
After sending out some cryptic teases in the form of a virtual reality scavenger hunt this past Friday - Pearl Jam have announced the details of their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton - AND North American tour dates - including a March 28th show at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena (full itinerary below) ...
Tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American concerts will be made available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration and ticket presale, a Ten Club presale for eligible members and a general public ticket sale.
Tickets will be mobile only and strictly non-transferable (except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law).
Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates
March 18 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
March 20 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre
March 24 - Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Centre
March 28 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
March 30 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
April 2 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
April 4 - St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
April 6 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
April 11 - Phoenix, AZ - Gila River Arena
April 13 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
April 15 & 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
April 18 & 19 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
Here's the onsale details:
1. Ticketmaster Verified Fan® Registration and Ticket Sale
General public tickets will be sold first through a presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration is required and only fans that have been verified and invited to the presale will receive an access code allowing them to purchase tickets.
Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration begins Monday January 13th and closes on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59pm PT.
The Verified Fan presale then begins on Thursday, January 23 at 10am venue local time.
2. Ten Club Ticket Presale
A special ticket presale for members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club (current as of January 12, 2020) is being supported on the Ticketmaster Request platform. Full details at pearljam.com.
3. Public Ticket Sale
A remaining, limited number of tickets for each venue will be released through a traditional general sale on January 24, 2020 at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.com.
NOTE: $5 of each ticket is a charitable contribution to the Vitalogy Foundation, a United States-based public charity under I.R.C. section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).
The band's much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020
Gigaton Cover Artwork
Of the album - Mike McCready has said -
“Making this record was a long journey. It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times."
“I guess I was listening to a lot of ’70s Herbie [Hancock] and WAR at the time and wondering how much funk was inside me, too. I sent it to Beck and he dug it, but he said, ‘It should be 3 bpm faster.’ And what do you know? HE WAS SO RIGHT. It made all the difference in the groove.”
The band has resurfaced with an interesting landing page on their website. If you head to PearlJam.com and you’ll see an interactive map with pins in North America, South America, Australia and Europe ... (NYC being the only east coast location)
There's instructions to find the locations and open a special Facebook or Instagram lens to reveal the message.
A massive Prince tribute concert will take place in LA on January 28th - two days following Grammys.
“Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” has a star studded lineup - including performances by Beck, Foo Fighters, St. Vincent, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Earth Wind & Fire, Mavis Staples, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Usher, and Juanes - plus former Prince collaborators like Morris Day and the Time, Susanna Hoffs, and Prince’s old band the Revolution will also participate.
It's no surprise the Beck tops the list of the performers - giving his recent release of his Prince medley recorded at Paisley Park:
And who could forget the amazing cover of Darling Nikki by the Foos:
The musical line up for this past Saturday's Art of Elysium’s Heaven Is Rock and Roll (January 4) gala in Los Angeles was billed as Marilyn Manson, L7,Cheap Trick, and something labeled Dave Grohl and friends.
As we reported - the friends Dave was bring along we surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear and they planned on performing some classic Nirvana tunes with help from Beck, St. Vincent, and Violet Grohl (Dave’s daughter)
Family ties: Dave Grohl’s 13-year-old daughter Violet joins surviving members of #Nirvana to sing “Heart-Shaped Box” at @TheArtofElysium gala in Los Angeles (also in the backing band: Nirvana fans Beck and St Vincent... NBD) pic.twitter.com/TICogKODG7
And that they did. The crew gave a five-song set (with Dave on drums, Krist on bass and Pat on guitar) that included “Lithium” (with St. Vincent), Beck lending a hand for “In Bloom”, a collaborative reaching back into the archives for the Bleach track “Been a Son,” and Violet Grohl sitting in for “Heart-Shaped Box.” The group finished the set with a cover (of a cover) - David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World,” with Beck on vocals, and St. Vincent on the guitar.
Check out the full set below:
@beck introduced this cover by recalling "the most insane mosh pit" of his life. How insane was it? He crowd surfed for nearly the entire show and when Beck finally got back on his feet, his hands were bleeding. Where was it? The Hollywood Palladium. What band was it? #Nirvana. pic.twitter.com/yno679yw8l
"Our family's support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia. We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now."
"I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz"
Spike Jonze's relationship with the Beastie Boys started in 1993 when they met in LA on the set for the Sabotage music video. The Jonze directed video is a classic (to say the least) and spawned into collaborations on multiple future videos, album covers, a memoir, and even a stage show.
And now Jonze will release his first-ever book featuring some of his personal photos shot during the time he spent with the Beastie Boys.
Michael Stipe is celebrating the new decade - and his 60th birthday - with the release of his second solo single - “Drive To The Ocean” - which you can hear below -
You can also purchase a download of the track at MichaelStipe.com - with Stipe donating all of his earnings for the next 365 days to Pathway to Paris - an organization commited to halting climate change. The cost of the track is $0.77 but you have the option to pay more. The download includes “exclusive wallpapers, the (Stipe-directed) video, a lyric video, a high-resolution audio version of the song as well as Stipe’s original lyric document”
Stipe says of the track:
Says Stipe of this, his second solo release, "I am so happy to collaborate with Pathway To Paris for this year 2020. The work that they are doing is vital and foundational— it is essential for a future that we can and will claim as our own.”
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, the three surviving members of Nirvana, are set to share the stage this weekend at The Art of Elysium’s annual Heaven gala benefit in LA. The headlining performance is being billed as "Dave Grohl and friends" and will feature appearances by Beck, St. Vincent, and Violet Grohl (Dave’s daughter)
The black tie gala will also feature performances from Marilyn Manson, L7, and Cheap Trick with proceeds benefiting The Art of Elysium, which supports individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges including illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis.
Tickets for the fundraising event range from $250 to $100,000.