4-1-1 Music News Minute w/Todd Michaels – Week of August 7th

MTV has revealed some of its featured performers for this year are LordeEd Sheeran, and Thirty Seconds to Mars. The network said in a press release that it will reveal more performers within the next couple of weeks. The VMAs will air August 27.

A 44-year-old man was arrested for allegedly urinating on a 10-year-old girl and her parents at a Metallica show Friday night in Glendale, Arizona, Buzzfeed News reports.

Daniel Francis Daddio allegedly began urinating on the family, who were seated in front of him. The father told Arizona state troopers that “all three of his family members felt warm liquid washing over their backs and legs,” according to court documents obtained by Buzzfeed. Daddio was arrested by state troopers about half an hour later; he was “heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest,” according to the court docs. He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative aligned with the Paris Agreement, just announced a concert to fight climate change and Patti Smith, Cat Power, and Michael Stipe will headline. The event takes place November 5 at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Buy tickets here.

Despite surprising terrible reviews, Arcade Fire’s new album Everything Now landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a respectable enough total of 100,000 equivalent album units sold. The bad news for the band is that 94,000 of those came from traditional sales, which means the die hard Arcade Fire fans immediately snapped up full versions of the record, while relatively few others streamed it. But just how low are the streaming numbers relative to other recent No. 1 records?

The New York Times notes that Everything Now notched just 7.9 million streams in its debut week compared to a whopping 46 million for the week’s No. 2 album, Kendrick Lamar’s four-month-old DAMN. Arcade Fire’s streaming number is the lowest for any No. 1 album since Bon Jovi’s “This House Is Not for Sale” in November, which reached the top with a nearly-negligible 315,000 plays.


After the air conditioning at the House of Blues Orlando went down on a night where temperatures were set to reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the August 6 show of All Time Low‘s tour supporting their Last Young Renegade album was canceled. SWMRS took it upon themselves to offer fans a free acoustic session to make up for it. 

After Tom DeLonge’s teasing about the potential for new Angels & Airwaves music, it looks like it’s actually going to happen.

“@angelsandairwaves new album in the works….” He shared on Instagram.

Acting Out! Fest, which is a four-day arts festival for mental health and addiction awareness, announced that it’ll be returning to Cleveland with a lineup consisting of free stand-up comedy, talk, film, music and art events this fall, Sept. 13-16.

The event will be going down in Cleveland’s Gordon Square neighborhood, with participants including nationally known and local experts, comedians, artists, and musicians, and advocates, all putting the spotlight on mental health and addiction issues.

Plus, Monique Powell, frontwoman of Save Ferris, along with local musicians and recovery professionals will discuss the difficulties artists face while in recovery.

Not to mention, all events are free and open to the public, with more than 15 events over four days, including a free waterfront concert from Andrew W.K.