Members of the late Chris Cornell’s bands are coming together to play a massive tribute show to the musician in January 2019 in Los Angeles. The event, titled I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell, will feature members of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave will perform some of the music that cemented Cornell’s place in rock history. The concert will also feature special performances from Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams, and more. Jimmy Kimmel will be on hand to host the festivities. The event was organized by Cornell’s family and friends with stars such as Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson among the names on the concert’s hosting committee. The tribute takes place on January 16, 2019, at The Forum. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 16 at 10
a.m. and can be purchased here.
Announced earlier today, Coheed And Cambria will be hitting the road early next year for an amazing headlining run. The band made the announcement on Facebook, where they shared they will be hitting the road for a winter tour set for February 2019. Joining the band on the first half of the tour is Foxing (Feb. 5 – Feb. 20) and acting as support for the second half is Maps & Atlases (Feb. 22 – Feb. 28). Coheed And Cambria’s next headlining run kicks off on Feb. 5 in Norfolk, Virginia and it wraps up a couple of weeks later on Feb. 28 in Clifton Park, New York.
As the Woolsey Fire ravages Southern California, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has been doing his part to spread some kindness. Grohl brought his Backbeat BBQ to a group of firefighters who have been combating the flames to thank them for their service on Monday. Grohl recently created an Instagram page for his new barbecue brand @backbeatbbq, and has compared cooking his food to songwriting in an interview. The devastating California fires have killed at least 44 people and claimed thousands of structures including the homes of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and Neil Young.
Forbes has officially put out their highly coveted and spooky-accurate lists. Commemorating the most successful celebrities under 30 years old, this year’s feature is the publication’s eighth installment. Despite what you may expect, a few scene favorites made the list. Celebs such as Billie Elish and Post Malone have both garnered recognition from the magazine. This year, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list commemorates over 600 celebrities across 20 categories. In addition to Post Malone and Billie Eilish, 21 Savage, Greta Van Fleet, Juice WRLD and Lil Pump also made the cut. , Hayley Williams of Paramore was part of Forbes’ Class of 2018.
Last month marked the 20th anniversary of New Radicals’ massive single “You Get What You Give.” The band’s frontman, Gregg Alexander, left the limelight after New Radicals released their only album, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too, and did some charitable work on top of writing for other artists. Some of the songs he’s penned include Santana and Michelle Branch’s “The Game Of Love,” the Struts’ “Put Your Money On Me,” as well as Ronan Keating’s “Life Is A Rollercoaster.” Alexander hasn’t been profiled much, preferring to remain relatively anonymous. Billboard was granted an extensive interview and the resulting piece sheds some light on what the New Radicals project might’ve been. In the piece, Alexander says that he has tried to retire from music on at least three separate occasions, but he’s been called back for various reasons. Now, Alexander is working with “a popular English band” in New York. You can read the full profile here.
Director Bradley Cooper reportedly talked to the White Stripes frontman about taking the male lead role. The latest remake of A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper is undoubtedly a great success. The film’s soundtrack even beat twenty-one pilots’ Trench for No. 1 album on the week of its release. However, the movie almost had a different male lead. Cooper recently revealed in an interview with Variety that he didn’t plan on starring in the movie at first. Cooper doesn’t actually confirm that White was the musician he was looking forward to playing Jackson. However, Variety reports that a source revealed the actor met with the former White Stripes frontman about the movie.
Björk will debut a new performance entitled Cornucopia in New York next year, the trailblazing Icelandic musician announced today. A statement from the venue hosting the show calls her “most elaborate concert production ever.” Cornucopia will take place at The Shed, a new arts venue currently under construction in the vaguely dystopian quasi-neighborhood Hudson Yards, on the far west side of Manhattan. The show will be directed by John Tiffany, the Tony-winning director of Once and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and will find Björk backed by Viibra, a seven-piece Icelandic flute ensemble. The show will debut on a currently unspecified date in Spring 2019.
2019 is going to be a big year for tours, and Sevendust just added another massive headlining run to add to your concert list. The band will be hitting the road early next year, and joining the band as support is Tremonti, Cane Hill, Lullwater and Kirra. Sevendust’s winter tour kicks off on Feb. 1 in Houston, Texas and it wraps up a little over a month later on March 3 in San Antonio, Texas. The band’s tour is in support of their latest album, All I See Is War, which is out now. You can get your copy of the album here. All I See Is War is the band’s twelfth studio album, and it follows the 2015’s release of Kill The Flaw.
Panda Bear has announced a new tour that will accompany the release of his upcoming album Buoys, due February 8 via Domino. The tour begins in December and will take place in cities throughout Australia and the United States. Last week, the musician released a single called “Dolphin.” which can be heard on INDIE-Pendence Hall.
Linkin Park’s hit, “Numb” recently surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. The video features the late Chester Bennington on vocals. Following the death of Chester Bennington, many fans attempted to get Linkin Park’s most famous song up to 1 billion views on YouTube. Today, the dream for many was made complete.
Morrissey was attacked on stage Saturday night during his performance at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego. Just as he was preparing to do an encore following the performance, a group of concertgoers rushed the stage, one of which allegedly struck Morrissey in the face, as TMZ reports. Video footage of the incident shows the man hitting Morrissey, who quickly left the stage without returning as the assailant was dragged away by security.
Ladies and gentlemen, throw your hands up. Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water are back at it. And if you don’t know what that means, stop reading right now, because Limp Bizkit is actually working on a new album. But is it not the seven-years-in-the-making Stampede Of The Disco Elephants? While once-notorious frontman Fred Durst and the guitar-shredding spectacle known as Wes Borland have been inching toward a sixth album since 2011’s Gold Cobra, the latter musician reports that Bizkit is only just now prepping for a new full-length in earnest, as noted by Loudwire.
Vampire Weekend’s long-awaited new album, their fourth, is coming out in 2019, according to GQ. Frontman Ezra Koenig will be appearing at the GQ Live event in Los Angeles to discuss the new album, among other things. Perhaps that’s when we’ll find out the small details, like the album’s title and release date.
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman received Billboard‘s Humanitarian Award Tuesday night for his work with anti-opioid initiative FEND (“Full Energy, No Drugs”). The FEND app uses gamification to educate youth on the dangers of drugs. Following Warped Tour’s cross-country conclusion and tragic, overdose-related deaths like that of We Came As Romans vocalist Kyle Pavone, Lyman launched FEND to bridge the gap between youth drug use and proper opioid education. Billboard recognized Lyman’s commendable efforts with FEND, the quintessential music chart publication honoring the iconic concert promoter with its 2018 Humanitarian Award.