4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of December 25th

  • Looks like chestnuts weren’t the only things roasting on an open fire at Liam Gallagher‘s house this Christmas, as the former Oasis singer seemingly spent the evening roasting Morrissey on Twitter. On Monday, Gallagher tweeted out a pointed “Miserable Xmas” message to Morrissey—misspelling the Smiths lead singer—before reeling off a selection of Smiths lyrics.

  • After Palaye Royale began teasing an eyeshadow palette so appropriately named Palette Royale, fans have been anxiously waiting for a release date. After a few more posts teasing the palette’s boxing as well as the pre-order date, we can finally say the wait is officially over! Palaye took to Twitter to reveal pre-orders for the palette will begin January 1 with the official release and shipping date set for January 7.

  • The Chris Cornell Scholarship has been created to help support student scholarships at UCLA’s School of Law. As UCLA shared, the coalition, led by Vicky Cornell, the wife of the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support students.

  • It seems Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming after Kid Rock over his upcoming ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ tour, claiming the rocker does not have permission to use their slogan and is now facing a trademark infringement lawsuit. Live Nation was also named in the lawsuit which was filed Friday at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The lawsuit states that Kid Rock and Live Nation were not authorized to use the slogan for his 2018 tour. The lawsuit seeks immediate discontinuation of Kid Rock‘s use of the slogan, profits from merch bearing the circus’ slogan and other unspecified damages. Kid Rock‘s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ tour is set to kick off December 31 in Kansas City and run through mid-April.

  • Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has confirmed the release of his solo record and a solo tour for 2018. Jonathan Davis took to Facebook Live to reveal the solo album he’s been working on is indeed coming next year, an album that has been in the works for nearly 10 years. Davis also touched on the launch of his clothing company ‘Somber One‘ which is currently accepting pre-orders for the first 5,000 Collectors Edition Shirts/Hoodies. Orders will include a signed card from Davis himself with every purchase going to fuel the launch of the Spring 2018 collection.

  • Lorde has canceled a scheduled tour date in Israel amid organized protests calling for artists to boycott playing shows in the country. The artist had been set to play at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre on June 5, one of the dozens of dates scheduled for her Melodrama world tour in support of her album of the same name.