4-1-1 Music News Minute w/Todd Michaels – Week of May 22

 

Here’s are some Alt-Rockers who won at this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. For Top Rock song (for Heathens)/Top Radio songs Artist/Top Duo/Top Rock Artist and Chart Achievement Award. Metallica won for top rock album (hardwired), and Coldplay won for Top Rock Tour award.

Over the weekend, Lana Del Rey debuted a new song, “Cherry Blossom,” at a California Festival. After the show, she went backstage for an interview, where she elaborated for the first time about Stevie Nicks’ guest feature on Del Rey’s upcoming album, Lust for Life. Their song is called “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems,”

Chris Cornell will be laid to rest in Los Angeles on Friday (May 26), according to the Associated Press. A private funeral service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is planned for the late rock vocalist. IN case you didn’t hear, Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room last Wednesday night at the age of 52. He died after committing suicide by hanging himself, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled.

Ryan Adams paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell at his show last Saturday night in Auckland, New Zealand, by covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Adams joins a long list of other musicians who have covered Cornell’s songs in the past few days, including Megadeth, Live, Bush, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, and Heart’s Ann Wilson.

It looks like Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has more to say about certain listeners calling the band sell-outs. As previously reported by AP, Bennington said earlier this month that Linkin Park fans should “move the fuck on” from the formative sound of the band’s debut album, Hybrid Theory. He also admonished those disregarding the band as sell-outs by saying they should “stab [themselves] in the face!”

Now, in a new interview with Kerrang!, Bennington reportedly offers more violent words for LP naysayers.

What else does he say to Linkin Park listeners decrying the band as sell-outs? “You’re a fucking pussy.”

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Next month, Lifetime will premiere Menendez: Blood Brothers, a film about Lyle and Erik Menendez, two young brothers who were convicted of the 1989 murder of their parents. Courtney Love plays Kitty Menendez, the slain mother, and appears briefly in a new trailer.

Melodrama, Lorde’s long-awaited follow-up to her game-changing 2013 debut Pure Heroine, is finally arriving next month. We’ve already heard early singles “Green Light” and “Liability,” not to mention live versions of “Sober” and “Homemade Dynamite,” and now Lorde has revealed the album’s full tracklist via a tweet. 

If you were unable to grab a VIP ticket to All Time Low‘s upcoming tour, have no fear! The band just announced a handful of in-store signings—and a couple performances. In order to get access to the signing, you’ll have to pre-order the album from the participating store and grab a wristband.

ATL’s first signing will be held at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA with eight more across the country including Long Beach, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Forbes, NJ, West Babylon, NY, and Boaston.