4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of June 18th

Foo Fighters have announced the supporting acts for select dates on their current tour around North America. The tour is in support of their 2017 album Concrete and Gold and will include opening act performances from Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, The Joy Formidable, Gang of Youths, The Struts, and more. Tickets for the

tour can still be

found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blink-182 postponed two Las Vegas shows this past weekend due to Travis Barker’s recovery from blood clots in his arms that have prevented him from drumming. The band is in the middle of a residency at the Palms Hotel and Casino, which began last month. The Vegas residency is scheduled to run on select weekends through November 17. It’s not immediately clear when this weekend’s shows will be rescheduled, but the band stated that it would post the new dates on its website.

 

 

Personal items once belonging to late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain are set to go on display in Ireland’s Museum of Style Icons on July 19, Reuters reports. The “Growing Up Cobain” exhibit will feature such pieces as the striped sweater Cobain wore in the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, his blue 1965 Dodge Dart, old photographs, and various childhood drawings, among other keepsakes. Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor and currently embattled daughter Frances Bean Cobain are set to attend the exhibit’s opening. The exhibit is expected to run until mid-September and will feature some items that have never been shown to the public.

 

 

Moby is selling much or all of his personal record collection, with all proceeds to go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The sale, which is taking place through Reverb.com, will feature 12″s Moby used in DJ sets in the ’80s and ’90s, as well as rare versions of Moby releases, including promos, test pressings, and signed reissues of Play and 18. In April, Moby auctioned hundreds of pieces of musical gear off via Reverb, including synthesizers, guitar, and even a sombrero.

 

 

This week, Ryan Adams released a jingle for Denver’s local news program Denver7 News, in exchange for getting to “live out his dream” of giving a weather forecast on the show. Denver7 made good on their promise and invited Adams on to their evening show to play guest weatherman. See the clip in our music news…

 

 

 

 

David Byrne has announced a new European tour supporting his March album American Utopia. Byrne has added a series of dates in the UK and Ireland. Byrne recently wrapped up the North American leg of his grand-scale world tour behind the album and is currently in the UK performing an initial series of dates there. The tour kicks off in Oxford this week and wraps up in November at Manchester Arena.

 

 

Death Cab For Cutie’s ninth album, entitled Thank You For Today, is coming out on August 17. The lineup for the new album features new members Dave Depper and Zac Rae, as well as original members Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr. Chris Walla, who appeared on Death Cab’s last album Kintsugi before announcing his departure from the group, did not contribute to the new LP. The emo veterans have also released a video for the first single from the LP, “Gold Rush,”

 

Nine Inch Nails have expanded their summer and fall tour with the Jesus and Mary Chain. The Cold and Black and Infinite tour now features additional shows in New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Los Angeles following the concerts scheduled in those cities selling out.

 

 

 

Pearl Jam frontman and Chicago Cubs superfan Eddie Vedder will be releasing a new 7″ single this week in partnership with his favorite baseball team and Jack White’s Third Man Records. The single, on red and blue vinyl, will feature Vedder’s 2007 Cubs anthem “All the Way” on its A-side and a 1984 recording of “Go, Cubs, Go,”on the B. It will be available exclusively with Cubs tickets for their home game at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds July 6.

 

 

British shoe company Doc Martens released a series of shoes and shirts celebrating two of the U.K.’s legendary post-punk bands, Joy Division and New Order. The manufacturer is issuing limited-edition versions of their 1460 style boots with graphics from three respected album covers: Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies and Technique, created by acclaimed designer Peter Saville. The shoes are available at retail establishments today. If your fave boutique doesn’t have them, there’s always the Doc Martens web store.

 

 

Former basketball player turned cryptocurrency spokesman/unofficial ambassador to North Korea, Dennis Rodman shouted out Eddie Vedder during a weepy interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo this week. Rodman, a longtime friend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and a former contestant on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, was in Singapore at the invitation of marijuana industry cryptocurrency site PotCoin, despite not being able to actually attend the summit between Kim and President Trump. Just in case you weren’t aware that PotCoin sponsored the trip, Rodman wore their t-shirt with the url prominently displayed in the interview.

 

 

Panic! At The Disco have announced the second leg of their anticipated Pray For The Wicked Tour, bringing the sinners’ parade across North America into 2019 with support from Two Feet. Brendon Urie‘s dazzling pop vehicle previously announced the tour’s first run of dates starting later this summer. Panic! At The Disco’s upcoming sixth studio album, Pray For The Wicked, is out Friday, June 22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The British music press has its knickers in a twist over a supposedly leaked tour rider for Guns N’ Roses’ performance at Donington Park’s Download Festival 2018. The tone of the GN’R story—as first reported by the Mirror and picked up by NME— reports “They had home comforts from America flown over, including their favourite Hershey bars and extra cheesy pizzas,” But that’s nothing compared for their demand of a toilet of solid porcelain. Porcelain, of course, is just what regular toilets are made of. It’s unclear whether these guys are being willfully obtuse, or if they really think porcelain is fancy. The band probably asked for a porcelain toilet because they were playing an outdoor festival and didn’t want to get stuck using port-a-potties all day.

 

 

Haim fired their agent after learning they got paid significantly less than a male artist for a festival appearance. During an interview with Grazia magazine (via NME), Haim shared the reason why they fired one of their agents. According to the sisters, they received 10 times less the pay than an undisclosed male artist for a festival show.

 

 

Surf rock band Best Coast has announced an unlikely new album—Best Kids, an Amazon Original children’s album. Best Coast celebrated the announcement by releasing the first single, “Cats & Dogs.” The album, which drops June 22, will feature a mix of original songs and covers. You can preorder a copy here and c

heck out the tracklist below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Kurt Cobain museum exhibit in Nirvana‘s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, was destroyed in a fire last Saturday. The Armory housed the Aberdeen Museum of History, which has an entire section dedicated to the native Cobain and his iconic grunge band. The cause of the Armory fire is currently investigating. New artwork at the Cobain exhibit was recently installed for what would have been the late rocker’s 50th birthday in 2017, as noted by Loudwire. For those of you who don’t know, The Nirvana frontman died by suicide on April 4, 1994, tragically ending the band’s legendary run.

 

 

It looks like Weezer are really bringing home the bacon with their recent cover of Toto‘s ’80s hit “Africa,” the unlikely rendition the outcome of a months-long Twitter campaign from fan account @WeezerAfrica. As reported by Pitchfork, Weezer’s “Africa” lands at No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, giving the veteran Los Angeles rock band their highest-charting song since 2009’s “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” which hit No. 91. Weezer surprise-dropped their “Africa” cover late last month, ostensibly answering to — and ending — the somewhat mysterious fan campaign #WeezerCoverAfrica that requested the “Island In The Sun” rockers tackle the 1982 smash.

 

 

Thirty Seconds To Mars have parted ways with guitarist Tomo Miličević. Miličević shared the news on Twitter, saying “this is the best thing for me in my life and for the band.” The musician wrote a long heartfelt note, explaining he decided to leave the band and thanking fans and bandmates Shannon and Jared Leto for the memories. Miličević also addressed the fans directly, asking them not to be sad and angry over his decision.