Blink-182 have announced that they will be hitting the road this September for a few headlining dates. It’s been a pretty crazy few months for one member of Blink-182 in particular. As we know, drummer Travis Barker has had some pretty bad luck over the past couple of months, including the diagnosis of blood clots in his arms and being involved in a car accident. Joining the band on their eight-date trek across North America is State Champs. The September tour will kick off on Sept. 12 in Moorhead, Minnesota and it wraps up on Sept. 25 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
After selling out of tickets, Twenty One Pilots have announced that London will be getting another date on their Bandito tour. Instead of only playing March 7, the band will also play March 8 at Wembley Arena next year.
The Offspring and 311 are apparently so excited to kick off their co-headlining Never-Ending Summer Tour that they’ve decided to record each other’s material. The Offspring recorded their interpretation of 311’s hit “Down” and 311 reciprocated with a “reggaefied” cover of the Orange County punks’ 1994 hit “Self Esteem,” Billboard reports. The Offspring and 311 kick off their tour this week in Mountain View, California and are joined by Gym Class Heroes. The bands have released the covers on streaming services and radio, like Alt360radio, with 1,000 limited edition 7-inch singles available for pre-order on the bands’ websites.
Cat Power, born Chan Marshall, has announced a new studio album called Wanderer, which marks her first release since 2012’s Sun. Due out October 5, the 11-track album notably features a guest appearance from Lana Del Rey on the song “Woman.” Marshall will also be hitting the road for a world tour this fall; check out the full list of dates here.
After a serious problem with frontman M. Shadow’s vocal cords, Avenged Sevenfold have been forced to cancel the entirety of their North American tour with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. In a spiral, M. Shadows got a viral infection after the band’s European tour. As his voice got worse, the band eventually had no choice but to announce that their End Of The World Tour is canceled in full. Tickets for tour dates can be refunded through ticket holders’ point of purchase.
Sufjan Stevens has scored a new ballet for a past collaborator: New-York-based choreographer and designer Justin Peck. “New Peck 1″ will premiere at the New York City Ballet in January 2019 and feature a full orchestral score by Stevens. Peck is also mounting another show in the three-part series featuring a score from Dan Deacon.
On what would have been the Soundgarden frontman 54th birthday, Chris Cornell’s widow announced that a life-size statue of the rock ’n’ roll legend is scheduled to be raised in his hometown of Seattle. Last year, Vicky Cornell announced that she had plans to commission a sculptor to create the figure. After hiring Nick Marras for the job, the bronze statue is said to feature Cornell in dog tags, his signature boots, layered clothing and long hair. Set to be donated to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, a public ceremony will welcome Marras’ creation Wednesday, Aug. 29. After playing a Soundgarden concert last May, Cornell unexpectedly died at the age of 52 in what was later ruled a suicide.
Radiohead played their first show in Toronto since the 2012 stage collapse that resulted in the death of drum technician Scott Johnson as well as 13 charges of negligence. During their set, frontman Thom Yorke said a few words before holding a brief moment of silence for the tragedy. “The people who should be held accountable are still not being held accountable in your city. The silence is fucking deafening.” Last year, an Ontario court granted a stay on the case, even as British politicians urged the Canadian government to pursue further action. Before their set, last night, the band’s drummer Philip Selway discussed the event on BBC’s Newsnight, where he voiced his frustration with the halted case. “Without the answers, we can’t ensure that an accident like this can’t happen again.”
David Bowie’s label Parlophone has just announced a mammoth box set of the artist’s work from the ’80s, titled Loving the Alien. Due out October 21, the 15xLP or 11xCD collection will feature some never before heard music, including an unreleased live album recorded in 1983 in Montreal, titled Serious Moonlight. The box set will also include a new take on Bowie’s 1987 album Never Let Me Down and a new guest vocal from Laurie Anderson on the song “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love).” The compilation will also unpublished Bowie photos and notes from producers including Nile Rodgers and Hugh Padgham.
Alkaline Trio has announced Is This Thing Cursed?, their first new album in five years. The new project will be the band’s ninth studio album and “a cousin or sibling” to their 2000 record Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, according to a press release. The band also released the album’s first single, “Blackbird.” Along with the announcement, Alkaline Trio is currently gearing up for a North American tour next month. Guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba is also a member of Blink-182, who recently had to cancel their Vegas residency after drummer Travis Barker was hospitalized due to blood clots.
Linkin Park has announced a new website paying tribute to Chester Bennington, the late vocalist for the band who died by suicide on this date (July 20) one year ago. The site features an image of Bennington and collects testimonials from fans who have tweeted under the #MakeChesterProud hashtag. It also includes information for several suicide prevention hotlines.
Billboard has released its annual list of the 50 highest-paid musicians, and the year’s lot includes Green Day, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Metallica and more as top earners among a diverse assembly of lucrative artists. Metallica is the big winner for rock music on the list, holding it down as the third top-grossing act of the year (behind U2). Further down the list are Green Day (no. 40), TØP (no. 44) and Panic! At The Disco (no. 47).
Is the world really ready for a Post Malone makeover on the next season of Queer Eye? Fans on Twitter seem to think so, after tweeting at the Netflix show’s creators to get the dirtbag R&B star on the series. Queer Eye was recently renewed for a third season, which finds the Fab Five coming to Kansas City, Missouri for eight new episodes. Production on the show began this week, and the series is set to return to Netflix in 2019.
Shitty news for fans of six-man, four-guitar punk band and scatological stoner humorists Diarrhea Planet: After nine years as a band, they’re calling it quits following a pair of upcoming hometown shows in Nashville. Diarrhea Planet formed in 2009 and released three studio albums, the most recent of which was 2016’s Turn to Gold, Their pair of farewell shows, dubbed “Shred Thee Well,” take place September 7 and 8 at Nashville’s Exit/In.