Angels & Airwaves have premiered another new song from their upcoming album, Lifeforms.
The latest cut, the seventh to be released from the record, is titled "Timebomb," and is available now for digital download.
"'Timebomb' is a special song to me because it represents the emotional equivalent of an armed device about to blow," says frontman Tom DeLonge. "I think everyone can relate to the pressure of life bearing down on a young teenage heart."
You can hear the remaining three songs off Lifeforms when the album drops this Friday.
Angels & Airwaves will play ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 28. They'll launch a U.S. tour September 29 in Riverside, California.
Original Foals keyboardist Edwin Congreave has left the band.
The U.K. outfit announced the news in an Instagram post Wednesday, revealing that their performance at the All Points East festival in August marked their final show with Congreave.
"After 15 years of sweet music making and surfing the globe together [Congreave's] decided to hang up his musical boots to pursue other avenues of life," the post reads. "It's been a wild ride. We wish him all the best and thank him for everything, our friendship endures."
As Congreave himself shares, those other avenues include "beginning a postgraduate degree in economics at Cambridge."
"I hope in the next couple of years to join others in technical efforts to mitigate the imminent climate catastrophe," he adds.
Congreave has played on every one of Foals' albums. His departure follows that of founding bassist Walter Gervers, who left the group in 2018.
Foals' most recent album is their 2019 two-part opus Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. They're currently "writing music as a three piece."
Billy Corgan is partnering with the site Reverb to sell various instruments and gear he's used in-studio and onstage with The Smashing Pumpkins.
Among the over 100 pieces available for purchase are two gold Marshall JMP-1 preamps used during the Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness tours, and guitars played on the Machina and Oceania albums.
You'll also be able to buy various used synthesizers, amps and pedals.
The Billy Corgan Reverb online shop opens September 29. For more info, visit Reverb.com.
Tom Morello has released a new song called "Let's Get the Party Started," featuring Bring Me the Horizon.
The track, which is available now for digital download, is set to appear on the Rage Against the Machine guitarist's upcoming solo album, The Atlas Underground Fire.
In a statement, Morello calls Bring Me the Horizon "the current standard bearer of hard rock/metal today."
"This song was written on three continents -- [frontman] Oli [Sykes] was in Brazil, [keyboardist] Jordan [Fish] was in England and then I was here in L.A.," Morello explains. "It was a real United Nations of metal coming together to produce this song, which really feels to me like it captures the angst and the frustration of the pandemic boiling over into an all-time mosh pit."
"This song also has one of my favorite guitar solos that I've played in quite a while," he adds. "I was really digging deep to make a solo as devastating as the track."
"Let's Get the Party Started" is the third song to be released from The Atlas Underground Fire, following the Phantogram collaboration "Driving to Texas" and a cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," featuring Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen. The whole album is set to drop October 15.
Bring Me the Horizon, meanwhile, just premiered a new single called "DiE4u" last week.
Garbage has delayed the release date for the band's upcoming beautifulgarbage 20th anniversary reissue.
Originally due out October 1, the package is now set to arrive November 5 due to "recent vinyl production issues."
"We apologize for the delay and any disappointment caused but deeply appreciate your patience," Garbage says.
Following the alt rock hits of 1995's Garbage and 1998's Version 2.0, 2001's beautifulgarbage took a more experimental approach, introducing more electronic and pop elements into the band's sound. The reissue includes the original album remastered, along with various bonus B-sides, alternate versions and remixes.
Garbage just released a new album called No Gods No Masters in June.
Billie Eilish is putting her stamp on some sneakers.
The singer has teamed up with Nike to design two exclusive pairs of Air Jordans that are 100% vegan and made from more than 20% recycled material.
One pair is a tan-colored Air Jordan 15, representing her new Happier Than Ever era, while the other is a lime-green Air Jordan 1 KO. The color of the latter pair is an homage to her old signature hair color.
“This color is such a classic, stupid, little ‘old me’ thing, I guess,” she tells Nike. “I really wanted to kind of have almost like an ode to myself … this was me, for a while.”
"They're gender-neutral, which I really love," she adds. "You can be whoever and whatever you want with these."
The sophomore effort from Rivers Cuomo and company was released September 24, 1996. Initially a critical and commercial flop upon its debut, Pinkerton has since become one of Weezer's most beloved and acclaimed albums.
Coming off the heels of their surprise hit 1994 self-titled debut, aka the Blue Album, Weezer seemed poised for rock stardom with album number two. However, instead of following in the footsteps of the bright, jubilant single "Buddy Holly," Cuomo turned inward and delivered a brutally and uncomfortably honest record with a darker, harsher sound.
The change in direction didn't sit well with critics, and Pinkerton debuted and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200, falling short of Blue Album's high on the chart. Weezer toured in support of the album through 1997 before beginning a three-year hiatus.
During that break, both fans and critics began to reevaluate Pinkerton -- listeners were compelled by the once-reviled abrasive nature of the music and lyrics, and the record started to become a cult favorite. However, when Weezer returned with 2001's Green Album, Cuomo practically disowned Pinkerton.
"It's just a sick album, sick in a diseased sort of way," Cuomo told Rolling Stone in 2001.
Eventually, just like everyone else, Cuomo warmed up to Pinkerton, telling Pitchfork in 2008 that the album's "great...super-deep, brave, and authentic." In 2010, Weezer launched the Memories tour, during which they played Blue and Pinkerton in full.
In an ironic twist, seemingly every new Weezer album since Pinkerton has been met with fans clamoring for a return to that style of songwriting. It's become such a persistent cycle that even Saturday Night Live made a sketch about it.
In 2016, Pinkerton was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Incubus has dropped off the lineup for the upcoming Rebel Rock festival, taking place this weekend in Orlando, Florida.
Brandon Boyd and company had joined the bill in place of Limp Bizkit, who had canceled their summer tour due to "safety" reasons. Now, Incubus is pulling out "Due to the continued complications with COVID-19 in our touring camp."
"As much as we'd love to be there, the health and safety of the fans, band and crew is our top priority," the band writes in an Instagram post. "We're looking forward to getting back on the road this fall to finish our tour and we want to thank you for all the love and support as we all navigate through this."
Rebel Rock organizers are currently working on finding a replacement. The lineup also includes Rise Against, Machine Gun Kelly, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch and The Used.
Ten years ago today, it felt like the end of the world for R.E.M. fans, as the college radio favorites-turned-rock icons broke up for good.
On September 21, 2011, the group -- down to a trio of Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck following the 1997 departure of Bill Berry --posted a message on their website, reading, "To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band."
"We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished," they added. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.”
Mills wrote, "We’ve made this decision together, amicably and with each other’s best interests at heart. The time just feels right.”
Stipe added, "A wise man once said, 'The skill in attending a party is knowing when it’s time to leave.’ We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we’re going to walk away from it."
And Buck wrote, "Being a part of your lives has been an unbelievable gift. Thank you."
To mark the anniversary, R.E.M has posted a playlist of songs called "Ten Years Onward," described as "songs still as resonant today as they were on September 21, 2011." It's a collection of singles, deep cuts, demos, live tracks and rarities from across R.E.M.'s entire catalog.
On his Facebook page, the band's manager, Bertis Downs, wrote, "Disbandment Day -- a bittersweet day in memory. But a good decision by the guys. And thankfully the music and the people live on."
Over their 31-year career, R.E.M. won three Grammys, sold 85 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Previously unseen footage of the late Chris Cornell is featured in a new video released to celebrate his daughter Toni's 17th birthday.
The video, which was posted to Cornell's Instagram, shows the father-daughter pair playing music together over the years, including a particularly moving clip of Chris strumming "You Are My Sunshine" on an acoustic guitar while an infant Toni hangs on its neck.
Vicky Cornell, Chris' widow and Toni's mother, also posted a video of her own, set to her daughter's version of the Prince-written, Sinead O'Conner-performed classic "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Last year, the Cornell family released No One Sings Like You Anymore, a compilation of covers Chris had recorded before his death in 2017. It marks his final, fully completed studio album.
If you love Billie Eilish and light sabers, listen up. The "bad guy" singer is making her Beat Saberdebut today.
Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game that tasks players to wield blades that resemble lightsabers to cut through different blocks that are perfectly timed with the music's beats. The game is available on Oculus Quest 2 and Rift Platforms.
The Billie Eilish music pack includes 10 songs, from the albums Happier Than Ever and WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Here is the complete track list, which can be purchased as a set for $12.99. Songs may be purchased individually for $1.99 each.
"all the good girls go to hell"
"bury a friend"
"Happier Than Ever"
"I Didn’t Change My Number"
"Therefore I Am"
"you should see me in a crown"
Beat Saber also includes music from Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Green Day and Panic! at the Disco.
Radiohead is teasing the video for "If You Say the Word," a newly released song from the band's upcoming Kid Amnesiae compilation.
A preview clip shows a group of men in a forest attempting to move an unconscious body. The whole video is set to premiere this Thursday, September 23, at 10 a.m. ET.
"If You Say the Word" is among "half-remembered, half-forgotten sessions and unreleased material" collected on Kid Amnesiae. The recordings date back to the eras of Radiohead's 2000 and 2001 albums, Kid A and Amnesiac.
Kid Amnesiae will be released alongside reissues of Kid A and Amnesiac on November 5.