4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of December 10th

Kid Rock paid off the layaways for 350 families at a Nashville Walmart, after being inspired by a similar act of holiday generosity by filmmaker Tyler Perry.

Eaux Claires, the annual music festival in Eau Claire, Wisc. co-founded in 2015 by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dressner, will not return next year. Organizers announced today on the festival’s website that the next installment will not take place until 2020. The Eaux Claires announcement notes that the 2020 edition will be “more focused, fun, and internal.” Organizers will also host public events in the “coming months” incorporating performance and dialogue about the festival’s direction in the future.

The Offspring, NOFX, and Rancid will be headlining the three-day punk-rock Camp Anarchy festival, and if that wasn’t exciting enough, there’s a whole slew of bands who were announced as support. In addition to the live music, attendees can also participate in a bunch of added events, including a craft beer tasting area, a dodgeball arena, fair games, scavenger hunts, a flea market vendor village, and a s’mores station. Tickets go on sale this weekend. For further details and to purchase your tickets, you can go here!

The Firefly Music Festival lineup is here. Panic! At The Disco, Death Cab For Cutie and Post Malone are among the headliners. Plus, Yungblud, Dashboard Confessional and more are playing. The 2019 edition of the Firefly Music Festival takes place June 21, 22 and 23 at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware. Passes for the festival, as well as tickets for the Great Atlantic Campout, Glamping, RV and hotel options, go on sale this weekend. You can check more information and grab yours here.

Tom DeLonge continues to spread the good gospel of aliens and government cover-ups, this time through a new television series officially in development at TBS. According to a report by Variety, the new show—titled Strange Times—is based on DeLonge’s graphic novel of the same name, about five teenage skateboarders solving paranormal mysteries while being chased down by government agents. The series will be written and executive produced by comedian Aaron Karo, with DeLonge also credited in an executive producer role.

Chicago Open Air has revealed its 2019 lineup. System Of A Down and Tool are headlining, plus a bunch of incredible bands is scheduled to play. The 2019 edition of Chicago Open Air will take place at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, IL. The festival happens on Saturday and Friday, May 18 and 19, 2019. System Of A Down is headlining the first day, May 18, which also includes shows from Ghost and Beartooth. The second day, May 19, will see performances by the Prodigy. Plus, a headlining show from Tool. Tickets go on sale this weekend. You can grab yours and find more information about Chicago Open Air here.

Morrissey has shared on his website the tracklist for a forthcoming covers album entitled California Son. The project will feature renditions of Bob Dylan. The album also includes covers of songs by Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, and others. The announcement does not include a release date. Morrissey’s deluxe edition of his 2017 album Low in High School is out this weekend which features the cover of the Pretenders’ “Back On the Chain Gang,”  He is currently on a Latin American tour scheduled to wrap December 15 in Santiago, Chile.

Papa Roach recently joined Shinedown’s 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION world tour and announced some intimate California shows. The band also revealed the Who Do You Trust? the tour, stating they would be heading to the U.K. with Nothing More. They’re announcing the U.S. leg of their Who Do You Trust? tour. The run will be supported by Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves, and more dates will be announced soon. General on sale begins this weekend. Papa Roach’s upcoming album Who Do You Trust? is out Jan. 18.  You can pre-order your copy of the album here.

Buzzcocks vocalist and co-founder Pete Shelley died earlier this week of what’s believed to be a heart attack. In the wake of his passed, the entire music world mourned the loss of one of punk’s biggest heroes, with artists like Billy Corgan, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst, New Order’s Peter Hook, and more paying tribute to the legendary vocalist on social media.