4-1-1 Music News Minute w/Todd Michaels

Scottish trio Chvrches have shared a teaser for a new version of their track “Down Side of Me,” and its upcoming video. The video is directed by Kristen Stewart as a collaboration for “7-inches for Planned Parenthood,” a benefit compilation for the women’s health provider. The single was released in 2015 with their sophomore LP Every Open Eye. The video will arrive in full on April 28th

 

 

 

These days it seems like every big nineties band is itching to get back at it, but the Afghan Whigs made that move early, reuniting on the festival circuit in 2012 and dropping Do to the Beast in 2014. The band have now returned with “Arabian Heights,” the first single from their forthcoming LP In Spades which is out May 5 via Sub Pop.

 

 

 

Jawbreaker are reuniting after a 21-year-absence from live performance. The band, who were active from the late ’80s to the mid-’90s, will appear at the 2017 Riot Fest festival in Chicago. Jawbreaker will be headlining Riot Fest along with Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age. Paramore, New Order, and M.I.A. are also among the high-profile performers. The festival will take place from September 15 to 17; tickets are on sale now.

 

 

 

Lana Del Rey is on the cover of this month’s Dazed magazine, with an interview conducted by none other than Courtney Love. A condensed version of the piece is now online, and it’s packed with great anecdotes and tips about Del Rey’s upcoming album, Lust for Life.

 

 

 

 

Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn and animator Jamie Hewlett have been doing the press run for their upcoming album Humanz. But there’ll be a twist for the act’s next interview: Cartoon band members 2d and Murdoc Niccals will be the ones being interviewed on BBC Radio 1. The conversation will be live and on camera for the first time ever. Humanz drops on April 28.

 

 

 

LCD Soundsystem has been confirmed as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, for the first time in the band’s career. The episode will air May 6 and will be hosted by Star Trek actor Chris Pine. The band also has an as-yet unnamed album on the way, and they’ve played a handful of new songs at recent shows.

 

 

 

Debbie Harry drives a taxi cab chaotically through New York City in Blondie‘s latest “Long Time” video. The clip, directed by Beyoncé collaborator Dikayl Rimmasch. “Long Time,” was also co-written by Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes, and appears on Blondie‘s upcoming 11th LP, Pollinator, which is out on out May 5th.

 

 

 

Paramore announced their new album After Laughter, will come out May 12th, their first LP since 2013. The Hayley Williams-fronted band also released the album’s first music video, “Hard Times.” After Laughter marks the return of former Paramore drummer and original member Zac Farro, who rejoins Williams’ crew nearly seven years after he and guitarist brother Josh Farro‘s departured in 2010. After Laughter is Paramore‘s first album since co-founder and bassist Jeremy Davis left the group in December 2014.

 

 

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is apparently continuing his reported trend of abandoning the band’s gigs mid-performance. The latest of Scantlin‘s onstage exits occurred at a show in Dallas earlier this month. While playing their 2002 hit “She Hates Me,” Scantlin turns back to look at the band’s drummer and eventually stops singing. He then briefly stands at the drum riser, seemingly says something to Puddle Of Mudd drummer Dave Moreno, and finally leaves the stage. The band were said to be only a few songs into the set. I guess she still hates him.

 

Korn have released official footage documenting some of their recent performances with 12-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo. After numerous fan videos appeared online this week from Korn‘s South American tour, the band responded by posting a professionally filmed concert compilation clip on Instagram.

AP reported, Tye—who is Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo‘s son—is filling in for Fieldy on Korn‘s South American dates. Fieldy will reportedly be back with the band once they hit the States.