4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of December 11th

  • This past weekend, Queens of the Stone Age performed at a show in Inglewood, California. In a disturbing video of the performance, frontman Josh Homme violently kicks a female photographer in the head, as Variety reports. The reporter said that she was hospitalized as a result of the injuries and that she plans to file a police report.

  • Palaye Royale took to Twitter to announce they would be launching a cosmetic line so appropriately called “Palette Royale” with pre-orders beginning next week.

  • Sleeping With Sirens have announced that they’ll be heading down under for a few shows next year in Australia and New Zealand. The band will be celebrating the release of Gossip. You can get tickets now in our music news and blog section

  • LA rock legends Tool has confirmed that a new album will be coming out in 2018. It will be the band’s first release since 2006.

  • After announcing their first new album in eight years, Dashboard Confessional have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of the band’s long-awaited new record, Crooked Shadows. The show will be set to kick off March 20 in Houston, TX. You can get tickets now in our music news and blog section. Dashboard Confessional‘s forthcoming album, Crooked Shadows, is set to be released Feb. 9.

  • This week, Stone Temple Pilots announced 14 new tour dates for spring 2018, their first jaunt to feature singer Jeff Gutt. As expected, the band are also planning to release a new album in 2018. The title and other details are yet to be announced, but you can probably expect to hear “Meadow,” their first new single since adding Gutt to the lineup which can be heard here on alt360.

  • Pearl Jam have announced a thirteen-stop European tour. The Live 2018: Europe tour kicks off June 12 in the Netherlands and wraps up July 14 in Portugal. The band recently released Let’s Play Two, a concert film about their 2016 performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs’ World Championship season. You can get tickets now in our music news and blog section.

  • In the summer of last year, police said Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock started a 5-car accident in Portland, Oregon. Brock was allegedly asleep at the wheel, in a plot twist directly out of the lyrics to a potential Modest Mouse song. The accident chain reaction began with Brock hitting a parked vehicle for the City of Portland, and now the city worker who was injured in the crash, is seeking over $865,000 in damages. According to the complaint the worker may require surgery as a result of the injuries. Brock’s only penalty previous to this has been a $435 fine for careless driving.

  • Radiohead has announced a series of 2018 tour dates in South America. They’ll play Sue Festival in Chile on April 11, then visit Argentina, Peru, Brazil, and Colombia with the Soundhearts Festival through the rest of the month. Notably for North Americans, Radiohead’s April 14 date in Argentina conflicts with the scheduled Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland. Radiohead is among this year’s nominees, and they’re widely regarded as a favorite for induction. The timing of their South American tour, however, would seem to confirm the band won’t be present at the ceremony.

  • The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has released the result of the 2018 fan votes—. The initial list of nominees for the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame was unveiled in October. Bon Jovi received a whopping 1,162,146 votes, followed by Moody Blues with 947,795 votes, Dire Straits with 613,749 votes, The Cars with 552,733 votes and Judas Priest with 538,508 votes. However, Radiohead ranked 12 out of 19 on the fan-voted side of things, so although they’ve already announced that they won’t be attending the induction ceremony, they may not have a reason to attend anyway…The inductees for the Class Of 2018 will be announced this week!

  • Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness has announced a special, acoustic “Pen and the Piano Tour.” It’s an acoustic evening with McMahon, Allen Stone, Zac Clark and bob oxblood, formerly of Jack’s Mannequin. The tour kicks off April 10 in Kansas City and wraps up May 24 in Denver. You can get tickets now in our music news and blog section

  • Boston punk-rockers Dropkick Murphys have released tour dates for their St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2018, supporting their record, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, that was released earlier this year. You can get tickets now in our music news and blog section.

  • Massive congrats are in order for Hayley Williams! Her hair dye brand, goodDYEyoung, has been nominated for a Peta2 Libby Award. She’s nominated alongside other brands, products, and individuals that go above and beyond for animals.