Radiohead headlined the Glastonbury music festival in England this weekend. The show broadcasted audio live online via BBC 6, which can be heard here . The set follows Radiohead’s secret Park Stage performance at the festival in 2011, as well as performances in 1997 and 2003. The band also recently reissued their 1997 classic OK Computer as OKNOTOK, which includes a second disc of studio outtakes and unreleased material.
In a related story, during a 3-minute guitar tuning session on stage, Radiohead fans applauded the session mistaking it for a new song. Several tweets were sent out during the set. One fan described it as “minimalist, but also complex, emotionally raw, but still able to push the boundaries of what music can be”. The rest of the crowd was left to feel embarrassed after the realization.
Noah Lennox has been on tour for the past year in support of Animal Collective’s latest album, Painting With, and he’s also been hard at work on new Panda Bear solo material. When he talked to a Montana newspaper, he had apparently wrapped up his Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper follow-up. Apparently he hadn’t talked to his label about the release yet at the time of the interview. Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper was released in early 2015 and he followed that up with the Crosswords EP later that summer.
Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album As You Were will be out October 6, and he’s just announced his first-ever solo U.S. tour. The former Oasis brother also tweeted out the cover art. Liam Gallagher will perform in North America at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and Montreal’s Osheaga Festival this summer.
Liam Gallagher 2017 U.S. tour
November 13 — San Francisco, California @ Garfield
November 18 — Denver, Colorado @ Gothic
November 20 — Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Avenue
November 21 — Chicago, Illinois @ The Riviera
November 23 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
November 25 — Boston, Massachusetts @ House of Blues
November 27 — New York, New York @ Terminal 5
November 29 — Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
November 30 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Union Transfer
After releasing the clip for “Where’s the Revolution” earlier this year, Depeche Mode have another music video from their 14th studio album Spirit. This time it’s the bleak and slowly churning tune “Going Backwards,” which gets a 360-degree interactive clip of the band playing in a room with some ’80s-style visual effects.
Earlier last week, Chris Cornell’s final music video was released on World Refugee Day. It was for his solo soundtrack song “The Promise,” and it was intended to serve as a way to raise awareness of displaced refugees around the world. Now, a number of A-list stars appear in a clip in an effort to uphold Cornell’s legacy of fighting for human rights: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Elton John, Cher, Jennifer Lopez, and Pharrell Williams all appear in the video here
Twenty One Pilots’ music video for “Stressed Out” has surpassed one billion views on YouTube, making it part of the “Billion View Club” that include some of the biggest names in music today. The video was released April 27, 2015, meaning that in the short span of two years, the video has achieved this many views. According to Wikipedia, which has a running list of the top viewed videos on YouTube, as of June 2017, a total of 66 videos have exceeded one billion views, 12 of which have exceeded two billion views. And Twenty One Pilots are part of those 66—an amazing feat.
Speaking of amazing, back in January, Panic! At The Disco‘s latest record Death Of A Bachelor went platinum just one year after its release. Six months later, the album’s title track has followed in its footsteps. “Death Of A Bachelor,” the digital single, was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 20, meaning the track reached one million equivalent units in the United States.