4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of July 2nd

Last week, Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor told The Guardian that Kanye West’s most recent album yesucked,” adding: “He has made great shit; he’s not in a great place right now.” Now, in a new interview with BBC Music, Reznor has taken Kanye to task again–this time, for imitating element of his band’s live shows. In a clip from Reznor and Atticus Ross’, Reznor discusses watching a stream of bands at Coachella that were using “screens and experimental production techniques” during their sets in a way that he believes Nine Inch Nails invented. “Every band has a video playing behind them,” Reznor said. “And every band is synced up with a convenient, polite lighting package, you know? And I saw Kanye West blatantly rip off–and the Weeknd rip off– our tours production-wise, which I’ll say without any hesitation. And they know.” As Pitchfork points out, both Nine Inch Nails and Kanye have worked with production designer Martin Phillips.

 

 

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has said that he’s collaborating on new music with his father, actor Tim Healy, and now the English actor has confirmed the news with a brief message on Twitter about a track the two are working on together. The actor also included a photo of the two together in his post. The 1975’s upcoming album A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships is scheduled to drop in October. Which means that this song probably won’t be featured if released in April.  Matty has also said that the band has a second new album in the works, which could be arriving sometime in the spring of 2019.

 

 

The late Joe Strummer, the heart, and soul of iconic British punk band the Clash, will be celebrated with the release of Joe Strummer 001, a collection of his work culled from post-Clash releases, his three records with the Mescaleros and an album’s worth of previously unreleased recordings found in his backyard shed. The collection will be issued by Ignition records Sept. 28.

 

 

You can buy Weezer’s “Africa” cover on vinyl. The hi-fi experts at Urban Outfitters are pressing 1500 7″ LPs on lime green vinyl, which now appear to be sold out from the Urban Outfitters website after going up for preorder. Is this the next big Discogs moneymaker for the band, all because of some goofy teenage Twitter campaign? Maybe it’s gonna take a lot more to drag these fans away from you, after all, Weezer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, back in 1998, when you first realized the Smashing Pumpkins were kinda goth? Well, the Adore days are long gone. But the Pumpkins’ eerie new music video for recent comeback single “Solara” is keeping the castle-core vibe strong. Horror movie nods and frontman Billy Corgan‘s ever-impressive “space vampire” get-ups guide the gothic delight of a new vid. Original SP members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha are along for the ride.

 

Marilyn Manson has plucked another relic of pop culture from the ’80s and given it the Hot Topic treatment. This time around, Manson is putting his mall goth spin on “Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMahon, a song those born before the Clinton administration likely recognize as the theme from the vampire flick, The Lost Boys. The Manson version was initially planned as a single for the soundtrack from the X-Men spinoff film, The New Mutants, but the horror film release was bumped to next summer. But hey, at least we get this Bill Yukich-directed clip of Manson bathed in blue and green light.

 

 

Morrissey has canceled all scheduled shows in the UK and Europe for the month of July. According to a statement posted by the former Smiths frontman management, the dates have been canceled due to “logistical circumstances beyond our control.” The dates will supposedly be rescheduled, and Morrissey’s tour, supporting his Low in High School album of last year, will resume again in late November in Mexico City.

 

 

 

Panic! At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie is launching a non-profit human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The organization was created in order to support those who are “subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity.” Panic! At The Disco also announced that they will be donating $1 from every ticket sold on the North American dates of the Pray For The Wicked Tour to the foundation. Panic! At The Disco’s sixth studio album, Pray For The Wicked, is out now.

 

 

Maynard James Keenan has issued a statement denying an anonymous allegation of rape widely circulated online over the past week. The anonymous allegation was initially described in a June 22 Twitter thread and subsequently spread to other discussion forums. In the tweets, the woman describes attending a Nine Inch Nails concert with her boyfriend in 2000, when she was 17,” as the Daily Beast reports. “A Perfect Circle performed first, she writes, and the 36-year-old Keenan allegedly led her to his tour bus after spotting her in the crowd. There, she claims, he put on a movie and raped her.” Keenan is currently on tour with A Perfect Circle in support of the band’s most recent album, Eat the Elephant, which was released in April.

 

 

Jared Leto will star in upcoming Spider-Man spinoff movies. The Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman will play Michael Morbius, a vampire who first appeared in the comic books as one of Spider-Man’s enemies, Comicbook.com reports. Per Comicbook.com, Leto’s character is a scientist in search of a cure to his rare blood disease in the Marvel Comics universe. One of his experiments ends up giving him vampire characteristics, such as thirst for blood and aversion to sunlight. However, because he tries to control his impulses, Morbius only bites and feeds on criminals.

 

 

Paul McCartney recently expressed some slight befuddlement about his past collaborations with Kanye West, telling DIY magazine that the process of co-writing “FourFiveSeconds” involved “tootling around on guitar” while Kanye looked at photos of his wife on his computer. Macca seemed more amused about the whole experience than angry, but that didn’t stop Gorillaz and Blur frontman Damon Albarn from defending his honor in a new interview. The mere mention of Kanye’s name sent Albarn off on a tangent about his distaste for the man, which centered on Kanye’s McCartney collabs. “Do not get me started on Kanye WestKanye West trapped Paul McCartney…It’s rude…I have a problem with this abusive collaboration: we’re talking about Paul McCartney, anyway! Kanye West thinks only about Kanye West, uses a name to make headlines, to say ‘McCartney is in my song,’ and puts McCartney in the video but not in the song itself…” Albarn finished by saying he sent a text to McCartney urging him to “beware” when he heard the two were working together, which McCartney apparently disregarded.

 

 

The lineup for the 2018 Detroit, Michigan date of Self Help Festival is here. The Detroit edition of A Day To Remember‘s Self Help Festival will take place on September 29. Limp Bizkit, Asking Alexandria, Beartooth and more will take the stage at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. You can get your tickets at selfhelpfest.com along with VIP packages.

 

 

In a surprising tweet, Mark Hoppus revealed that Tom DeLonge is not the only founding Blink-182 member to involve himself in official Pentagon business. Responding to a viral tweet inquiring “What is the least plausible story about yourself that’s true?” Hoppus claimed that he once “told a Navy Admiral on his way to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff my ideas on how to capture Saddam Hussein” while on “an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.”

Meanwhile, Tom DeLonge’s extraterrestrial-research-and-fiction-focused organization To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science employs an ex-Pentagon official who has been feeding information about a clandestine federal UFO investigative program to the New York Times and other publications.

 

 

Alice in Chains has announced their third album since singer William DuVall joined the band, and first since 2013, entitled Rainer Fog. The ten-track album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (who has produced all of Alice in Chains’ albums this decade) and will be the group’s first album for BMG.  They recorded in Studio X, where they also tracked their self-titled album in 1995. Additionally, due to an extended bout of food poisoning after attending Sammy Hagar’s birthday, guitarist and founding member Jerry Cantrell had to record his vocals at home, and the band finished the record at Henson Recording Studios.

 

Devo hit the stage as the headlining act at this past weekend’s Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, CA, where,  during their performance, the band was joined by Portlandia star and former SNL cast member Fred Armisen as the guest drummer for the night. The comedian is a longtime fan of Devo, recently sharing that he’s held onto his Club DEVO membership since the early 1980s.