Adele opened her Sunday concert in Antwerp, Belgium with a somber reflection on the horrific Orlando shooting, which left 50 dead and 53 injured. The singer dedicated the show to “everybody in Orlando and at Pulse nightclub last night,” adding, “The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m very moved by it.” Adele’s ongoing European jaunt includes two other shows in Antwerp on the 13th and 15th. After a break, she will kick off her massive North American tour July 5th in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace shared her outrage over the “fucked up” shooting with Rolling Stone. “[Guns] were such a part of the culture growing up,” she said. “Same people who are telling you, ‘Oh the government is trying to take away our guns,’ are living in extremes where it’s like, ‘Don’t you think this is fucking a little bit out of control that they have that fucking access to weapons?’ And for what?”
Radiohead singer Thom Yorke played an acoustic rendition of In Rainbows song “Reckoner” in his neighbor’s garden. Yorke smiled and exchanged friendly banter with the appreciative crowd. He sipped from a champagne flute and bobbed his head to the beat. Radiohead‘s new studio album A Moon Shaped Pool was released last month. Yorke recently expressed distaste for streaming services in the past by calling Spotify “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse” in an interview with The Guardian…we couldn’t agree more. Pool will arrive in stores on June 17th
Apparently, a simple Record Store Day isn’t enough to contain the likes of Radiohead. The band has announced its own one-day in-store event next Friday, June 17, the day A Moon Shaped Pool arrives on CD and vinyl (and Spotify, finally). Details are somewhat thin, but according to the official website, the event “features an exclusive day long audio stream from the band, competitions, instructional artworks, and more.”
Last week, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha shared the opening theme to his Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? score. The reboot, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the cult-classic original, is executive produced by James Franco and premieres on Lifetime on June 18. It also features more original music from Iha, who is sharing two new cuts via Consequence of Sound. The first is a woozy one called “Leah and Pearl” and features guest vocals from Claire Acey. The other is a shiver-inducing, instrumental-only track called “The Photo Lab.”
On Thursday, synth-pop Scots CHVRCHES debuted a remixed version of their song “Bury It” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. Williams’ guest appearance on the track wasn’t a huge surprise, since she and CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry had already sung it as a duet in Nashville last year. What what we didn’t know is that Williams would turn up at CHVRCHES’ Bonnaroo set yesterday for another bouncy, energetic rendition. Watch the joint performance below, then check out the weekend-long Bonnaroo livestream.