Lorde was up for Album Of The Year at the Grammys, and all of the nominees except JAY-Z and Lorde performed at the ceremony. She performed in NYC on Wednesday and Friday, but sources close to the situation tell Variety that the singer refused to perform after producers wouldn’t let her perform solo. While all of the male nominees — except JAY-Z, who declined the offer — were set to perform songs from their nominated albums, Lorde was reportedly only asked to sing “American Girl” as part of a group Tom Petty tribute. After a heated back-and-forth, no agreement was reached, and TMZ reports that Lorde wouldn’t be making an appearance on the red carpet either.
Avenged Sevenfold was nominated for Best Rock Song for “The Stage” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, and the band had shared that they would not be attending the award show based on how they handle the rock and metal categories.
“Unfortunately they have taken ‘Best Rock Song’ off the telecast this year so we won’t be attending,” they wrote. “Maybe next time.” The band say they’re “honored” for their nomination, and “regardless of the outcome, we want to thank each and every fan for their continued support.”
Misfits have recently teased a New York City gig via Live Nation, following their sole 2017 reunion show in L.A. Live Nation NYC posted the classic Misfits logo to their social media pages with the hashtag #ALLHELLSGONNABREAKLOOSE. No specific details have been revealed yet as far as venue or date.Just remember to leave your cell at home, since Misfits warned fans that they would be actually locking up phones when people get to the venue.
Bunbury Music Festival just announced the lineup for the 2018 edition of the festival. Blink-182 will be headlining the festival, alongside Incubus, Jack White and the Chainsmokers. Third Eye Blind, Coheed And Cambria, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, LANY, the Front Bottoms and the Wrecks are also playing. The daily lineups still haven’t been announced.
The festival happens on June 2, 3 and 4 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets are already on sale and you can grab them here.
Suede is releasing a massive box set of their smash hit self-titled debut to celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary. Complete with 4 CDs and a DVD, the Suede 25th Anniversary Silver Edition features the original Suede album along with B-sides, demos, monitor mixes, BBC radio sessions, and a live show from The Leadmill in Sheffield from February 1993. The DVD will include some of the Britpop icons’ BBC appearances as well as an hour-long video of lead singer Brett Anderson and former guitarist Bernard Butler discussing the album. The box set is due out March 30. Anderson’s memoir, Coal Black Mornings will hit stores March 1.
Stars have announced a tour of North America in support of last year’s release. There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light. The tour kicks off in New Brunswick on April 12 and heads down the East Coast before culminating in Georgia at the end of the month. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 27.
LCD Soundsystem have canceled an upcoming February tour of Australia and New Zealand. According to a statement from the band and concert promoter Frontier Touring, the cancellation is due to “unforeseen conflicts” The tour, which included shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Auckland, were to feature Australian musician Nick Murphy as an opener. Their newly announced West Coast tour in support of American Dream, with openers the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and TV on the Radio, is still on.
Mark E. Smith, the notoriously caustic frontman of post-punk icons the Fall, has died, according to a statement tweeted from a fan account and confirmed by Spin. He was 60 years old.