4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of November 5th

Muse announced dates for the Simulation Theory World Tour after teasing cities in September. The tour is in support of their new album, Simulation Theory, out Nov. 9. The Simulation Theory World Tour will come to North America, the U.K., and Russia. Fans can pre-order the album up until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 8 for presale access Nov. 13. Tickets go on general sale Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. local time in the United States.










In 1990, Björk starred in Nietzchka Keene’s film The Juniper Tree based on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name. Now, the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research is partnering with The Film Foundation and the George Lucas Family Foundation to bring the film to theaters across North America as part of a new digital restoration process. The new digital restoration will premiere at AFI Fest on Saturday, November 10 in Los Angeles.










The Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack features a contribution from Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme titled “Cruel, Cruel World.” Queens of the Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore is also featured on the video game‘s soundtrack in a different song. Released on Oct. 28 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 serves as a prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption. The game is the third installment in the series.






Vicky Cornell, the widow of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, is suing her husband’s former doctor for malpractice, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ. Vicky Cornell accuses Dr. Robert Koblin of being derelict in his duties when it came to prescribing prescription drugs to her late husband. Chris Cornell died in May 2017 while on tour with Soundgarden. Although the musician was found to have prescription drugs in his system when he passed away, coroners determined that they weren’t a contributing factor and ruled the death a suicide. Vicky Cornell has expressed her doubts on this ruling publicly. The amount Vicky Cornell is seeking in damages has not been disclosed.





Maggie Rogers has announced a tour coinciding with the release of her debut album Heard It In A Past Life, out January 18 via Capitol Records. From January through April, Rogers will be performing in various cities throughout North America and Europe. The indie pop/folk singer is currently on tour and has several performances with Mumford and Sons throughout December.










All your favorite 1998 albums are getting big anniversary celebrations and Massive Attack are going to make the most of theirs. A week after announcing the reissue of their landmark album Mezzanine as DNA Spray Paint for its 20th anniversary, the electronic maestros have announced plans to take the album on tour next year across Europe and North America. They’ll be joined by Cocteau Twins singer Liz Fraser, who performed on Mezzanine tracks “Teardrop,” “Black Milk,” and “Group Four.”  While North American tour dates haven’t been released yet, they are expected to make stops in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and more.






Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as “Weird Al,” has announced a 2019 North American tour. The dates and venues are currently unknown—the satirist will release those details on November 12—but here’s what we do know: The “Strings Attached” tour will feature a full symphony orchestra at every site.







The Lemonheads are back with a brand new album, Varshons II, scheduled to come out on February 8. The new full length, a covers album, is the follow up to the band’s 2009 covers album Varshons. Unfortunately, the Lemonheads album Ryan Adams said he was producing in 2012 never came together. The first track off of the new project is a cover of the Yo La Tengo song “Can’t Forget,” off the Hoboken indie trio’s 1990 album Fakebook.








U.K. ska-punk pioneers the Specials have announced a new album featuring the first original music from the band in over twenty years. Titled Encore, the album marks the first Specials material to feature vocalist Terry Hall since the release of their landmark 1981 single “Ghost Town.” Included with the CD edition of the release is a second disc called The Best of the Specials Live, an album featuring live-renditions of classic Specials songs. The band has also announced their intention to tour the release in 2019, with dates to come. Encore arrives February 1, 2019.









Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” changed everything. The 1979 song was the first No. 1 hit for the band, followed by a string of three more chart-topping classics, as well what’s still widely regarded as the first rap song ever played on MTV. But the 1979 hit song didn’t emerge fully-formed, and even at its earliest stages, Blondie’s original analog tapes reveal a panoply of alternate versions of the song. Now, the archivists at Chicago’s Numero Group have announced a new deluxe 12″ vinyl EP featuring six versions of the song transferred from its original analog tapes. In addition to the new EP, Numero has also announced a new collector’s edition of the band’s recorded material titled BLONDIE: The Complete Studio Recordings 1975-1982 which arrives next fall.








Bob Mould has announced a new solo album, his first since 2016’s Patch the Sky. According to a statement from Merge Records, the new full-length comes from “a more personal place” Mould discovered while spending the last three years in Berlin, Germany. In addition to the new album, Mould announced an extensive 2019 tour of North America and Europe set to kick off in February.








Damon Albarn has reconvened Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Verve guitarist Simon Tong, and Africa ’70 drummer Tony Allen for a new The Good, the Bad, and the Queen album entitled Merrie Land, due on Nov. 16. The group is scheduled to play five U.K. shows during the first week of December.










Tool have announced a 2019 European tour. The band, which hasn’t released an album since 2006, will perform throughout the continent next summer for a month, starting in Berlin, Germany, and ending in Lisbon, Portugal. Singer Maynard James Keenan promised new music would be out in 2019.






Sharon Osbourne apparently drugged Ozzy Osbourne in order to get him to confess to cheating on her back in the day. By giving him a few extra sleeping pills, Osbourne got the information that she was searching for in regards to her husband’s affairs. In an interview with The Sun, Sharon Osbourne spilled the beans about the couple’s past marriage drama. Ozzy Osbourne has recently been in the news for a hand infection that led him to cancel the remainder of his No More Tours 2 tour. He has plans to reschedule the remaining dates for sometime in 2019.