The Morrissey of 2017 isn’t great, so why not celebrate the days when he was? There’s a new trailer for a Morrissey biopic, England Is Mine, that you can watch here. It follows the headstrong, pre-Smiths young writer Morrissey in the late 1970s, including when he meets Johnny Marr and decides that the idea of forming a band is a good idea.
It’s been three years since her last album, but St. Vincent has finally shared new music. “New York,” which dropped Friday, will probably be performed live on her upcoming stretch of tour dates throughout Europe and North America. Signs point to a new album on the way.
Radiohead played Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival this past weekend, which meant they were all hanging out in the country killing time before they played, including their touring drummer Clive Deamer (of Portishead). Apparently while he was shopping around in what looks like a bookstore in Antwerp, Deamer was pickpocketed and had his wallet stolen. He obtained the security footage from the incident and took to Twitter for help to find the assailants. No updates if justice was served by the time of this recording.
It seems like an odd match, but over the weekend, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme made an appearance at a sixth grade graduation. Performing at what looks to be an afterparty with his wife Brody Dalle and Garbage drummer Butch Vig, possibly for the graduation of his own son, Homme and co. cut through a crowd in suits and other Sunday attire with a cover of Cheap Trick’s classic “Surrender.” Watch the video here
Two Kurt Cobain paintings that have never been displayed will be on show at at the Seattle Art Fair from August 3 through the 6, The New York Times reports. The paintings are represented by the new visual arts division of the United Talent Agency, who works with Courtney Love. The paintings on display in Seattle, which will not be for sale, include the piece that was used for the cover of Nirvana’s 1992 compilation LP Incesticide. For more information about how to see the exhibition, visit the Seattle Art Fair website.
South Carolina chillwaver Washed Out’s new album Mister Mellow is a “visual album.” This past Friday, he’s released a separate visual special called The Mister Mellow Show. Part psychedelic visualizer, part Eric Andre-esque late-night show spoof, the half-hour clip features the band’s frontman Ernest Greene alongside Saturday Night Live comedian Kyle Mooney, with the two poking fun at some of the heavy drug imagery joining the album. Mister Mellow dropped Friday via Stones Throw.
Adele kicked off her four-night stand at London’s Wembley Stadium last Wednesday. The residency is significant not only because it’s her homeland, but also because they’re the final dates of her 123-show world tour. This may have also been her final tour. In a handwritten note to fans that was given out at the concert, Adele teased her potential retirement from touring. “I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home,” she wrote. Last March, Adele told a New Zealand crowd that touring “isn’t something I’m good at.” She also relayed the same sentiment in a Vanity Fair interview last October.
The Juliana Theory have announced the postponement of all dates on their upcoming 20-year anniversary tour, instead opting to reform the band in earnest and focus on writing a new album.Some fans who already purchased tickets to the’s reunion tour received the band’s cancelation statement last week via email.
Is a Smashing Pumpkins reunion (specifically, of the band’s classic ’90s lineup) imminent? Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin says that reunion talks are underway among the group’s original members, according to TeamRock.com. As interviewed by WGN Radio, Chamberlin says, “We were talking about playing next year with the band and somebody asked me, you know, ‘What’s it like trying to coordinate that?’ I said it’s like Grumpy Old Men 3, only there’s four grumpy old men and one’s a woman… So, that’s how it’s gotten to be.” No other updated have been stated…yet.
It’s been five years since the All-American Rejects last released an album with the release of Kids in the Street in 2012, but that’s soon to change after frontman Tyson Ritter previewed the new album and what’s changed in 5 years with Billboard. Now five years later, the Rejects are looking to experiment again but this time with more of a visual album. You can get a taste at what that’s going to sound and look like with this new trailer released for the single “Sweat.” “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes” will be released together on July 9. Watch the full video here.