The nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2018 have been announced, including Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, The Cars, Depeche Mode, and more. The nominees that receive the most votes will be announced in December and inducted next April at a ceremony at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. To be eligible for nomination, each band or artist’s first single or album must be at least 25 years old, released in 1992 or earlier. This is the first year Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Moody Blues, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe have been included in the Rock Hall nominations.
Austin, Texas’ Sound on Sound Festival, which was set to host artists like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iggy Pop, Grizzly Bear and more in November, canceled the three-day fest Friday due to “recent roadblocks.” Ticket buyers were promised 100-percent refunds.Despite the festival’s cancellation, the “majority of the artists” involved were working with local promoters to perform in Austin the weekend of November 10th through 12th, organizers added.
Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Patty Griffin teamed for powerful cover of Tom Petty‘s “Refugee” during a benefit show in Seattle, Relix notes. Petty died last Monday at the age of 66 after going into cardiac arrest.
Thirty Seconds To Mars have revealed a huge European tour for 2018! Jared Leto and co. will head across the pond this spring for a slew of shows in promotion of their upcoming fifth album, which we hope is out by then! Thirty Seconds To Mars just finished up a U.S. tour with PVRIS and Muse, and the band will start their giant UK/EU jaunt on Mar. 11, 2018, at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, before ending the run in Berlin on May 3.
Mary Mattern has already served as a chef for Blink-182 and Ellie Goulding, but now she’s going to be bringing her amazing culinary creations to the city of Orlando at her upcoming vegan cafe with her fiance, A Day To Remember guitarist, Neil Westfall. The official location of Heirloom Deli hasn’t been revealed just yet, but that hasn’t stopped Mattern from posting pictures of delicious meals we hope to someday order soon.
Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy has opened a coffee shop in Portland. Fall Out Boy posted the following tweet announcing Oracle Coffee Co., a shop that Hurley opened with some friends.According to the website, Oracle Coffee Co. is located in Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood, and is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. They are a multi-roaster coffee shop that offers coffees from different roasters all around the country, and they serve plenty of vegan bakery items from Shoofly Vegan Bakery in Portland.
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme joined the BBC’s children’s network CBeebies to read a story to the channel’s young viewers. Finishing out Friday’s daily programming, Homme read the children’s book Zog.
My Bloody Valentine have announced new vinyl reissues of their first two albums, Isn’t Anything and Loveless. If that weren’t enough, Kevin Shields has reportedly been working on music for a new album slated for 2018.
A few months ago, ’90s alt-rock group Belly said that they were prepping their first new record since 1995’s King after reuniting for some shows in last year. Now, the quartet have announced that they’ll release their third (currently untitled) album next year on April 6th, 2018.
Lorde kicked off the European leg of her Melodrama world tour last week, and she’s been performing her cover of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” during all of the shows. Until last night, that is, when in Paris she subbed it out for a cover of the 1975’s “Somebody Else” instead.
One of the most instantly recognizable songs from Tom Petty’s catalog is 1989’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” which he notably performed during his 2006 Super Bowl halftime show. Against Me! paid tribute to the recently deceased legend by covering the song at last night’s show Cleveland’s House Of Blues, after frontwoman Laura Jane Grace spoke about her lifelong love for his music.
Coldplay once again welcomed surprise guest James Corden onstage during their Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena, California and, for the second straight year, the band and the Late Late Show host paid tribute to a late rock icon: Following last year’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Corden joined Coldplay onstage for an acoustic cover of Tom Petty‘s “Free Fallin’.” Chris Martin and company previously teamed with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to perform “Free Fallin'”at Coldplay‘s Monday night concert in Portland, which occurred just hours after news of Petty‘s fatal cardiac arrest.
Incubus have postponed their five-night limited engagement at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in the wake of Sunday night’s (Oct. 1) mass shooting. The California rockers were scheduled to play the esteemed venue on Oct. 7, 8, 11, 13 and 14.