The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is set to take place on March 29 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and the list of induction speakers has been announced this week. Radiohead will be inducted by David Byrne, and The Cure by Trent Reznor. Janelle Monáe will induct Janet Jackson. Harry Styles has been assigned to Stevie Nicks, Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Simon Le Bon to Roxy Music, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs to the Zombies, and Queen’s Brian May to Def Leppard. Thom Yorke has said he will be skipping the Rock Hall induction ceremony; it’s unclear whether other members of Radiohead will be present to accept Byrne’s praise as well as the award. (Fun Fact: Radiohead is named after a 1986 Talking Heads song of the same name.) Confirmed presenter Trent Reznor’s band Nine Inch Nails has been left off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot for the past two years after being nominated in 2016. So that may get awkward…
Björk has announced that she’s reissuing all nine of her studio albums on multi-colored cassettes. Björk tweeted about the reissue Thursday morning with a video displaying the cassette color scheme paired with each album. The limited edition cassette collection drops on April 26 and can be pre-ordered here.
The Black Keys have announced an upcoming tour with special guests Modest Mouse. The “Let’s Rock” tour kicks off later this year, with 31 shows spanning North America. Shannon and the Clams, Repeat Repeat, and Jessy Wilson will be opening select shows. Last week The Black Keys released “Lo/Hi,” their first taste of new music in five years. Though no full-length album has been announced, it’s clear the band are up to something. Tickets for the “Let’s Rock” tour are available here.
Massive Attack have announced new dates for their Mezzanine 21st anniversary tour in the United States and Canada. Earlier this month, the electronic duo postponed the tour due to an undisclosed illness. The new dates commence on September 1 in San Diego and conclude with two shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 26 and 27. The tour will also stop in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and seven other cities. Proceeds from the tour will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Vampire Weekend have announced a European tour around the release of their upcoming album Father of the Bride. The short run of November dates will begin with four U.K. shows, including one in London, followed by jaunts to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on March 22.
Modest Mouse fans will receive two new songs from the group on an exclusive 7″, pressed on a “triangular mint-green” vinyl, to be released on Record Store Day (April 13). The A-side track, titled “Poison the Well,” will be released digitally on March 29.
Grimes announced her next album, Miss_Anthrop0cene, via an Instagram post. Grimes’ note describes the project as a concept album about “the anthropomorphic Goddess of Climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world.” Grimes cited her previously released single, “We Appreciate Power” ft. HANA, will be included on the album. Grimes also said that leading up to the release of the album (no date is specified in the post), she might “drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff” Last week, Grimes released “Pretty Dark,” which she described as a demo of a song for a potential “AR musical” which would not be included on her new album.