4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w.Todd Michaels – Week of July 29th

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello just announced a string of solos hows to take place this fall. He’s calling the tour the Fall Offensive and it will make stops around the U.S. and Canada. The tour will support his most recent solo album The Atlas Underground. 

Rammstein guitarists Paul Landers and Paul Landers exchanged a quick kiss while performing “Auslander” from the German band’s untitled May album during a stadium show in Moscow on earlier this week. The moment was an apparent verpiss dich to Russia’s widely condemned “gay propaganda” law that bans public displays of “nontraditional sexual relations.”

Woodstock 50 has been canceled, organizers announced this week. Michael Lang, co-founder of the original Woodstock festival in 1969, attributed the cancelation to “unforeseen setbacks.” Woodstock 50 was originally scheduled to take place Aug. 16-18 at Watkins Glen International Speedway in upstate New York. Dead & Company, Jay-Z, and the Killers were booked to headline an event billed as a social justice-minded anniversary festival partnered with several nonprofits. Organizer Greg Peck expressed optimism that the festival’s legacy may yet live on, saying in a statement: “Woodstock’s values of peace and tolerance are more important today than ever for all of us to stand for and we look to the future for ways to honor and celebrate these ideals.”

Lana Del Rey has announced a series of North American tour dates for this fall. Appropriately, half of the currently announced dates (eight) will take place in California. Del Rey will also stop by the East Coast, but for just for one date at Jones Beach outside of New York City. Tickets for the tour will become available to the public now. The singer/songwriter announced a release date for her long-teased new album Norman Fucking Rockwell; it’s due out August 30.

Tool has just shared the name of their long-awaited forthcoming album in a new post on their Instagram page. FEAR INOCULUM is the official title of their latest, which is due out on August 30. It is their first studio album since 2006’s 10,000 Days. In more good news for Tool fans, the band also announced earlier today that their entire catalog will be available on all digital and streaming services on Friday, August 2.

Badflower are days removed from supporting Shinedown on their Attention Attention World Tour, but the alt act are already unveiling plans for the fall. Named after their most recent full-length release, Badflower will be embarking on their first U.S. headliner, the OK, I’M SICK tour. Weathers and Dead Poet Society will join them on the run, which kicks off in late September.

Deftones have announced the date and lineup for the second annual Dia De Los Deftones music festival. The upcoming all-ages concert has a pretty eclectic lineup that will feature performances from Chvrches as well as—of course—Deftones. Dia De Los Deftones is scheduled for November 2 at the Petco Park in San Diego and tickets for the fest will go live on Friday, August 2.Neck Deep might currently be supporting blink-182 on their Enema Of The Stateanniversary tour, but they also just announced a few shows of their own. The new headline shows are around the rescheduled blink-182 Columbus, OH where All Time Low will take Lil Wayne’s place. The three dates are in Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Nashville.

Semisonic, the Minneapolis alt-rock trio best known for the immortal 1998 ballad “Closing Time”, they went dormant in 2001, shortly after bricking with third album All About Chemistry. They did reunite in 2017, and they released a 20th-anniversary reissue of their 1998 album Feeling Strangely Fine last year. They’re now getting ready to come out with their first album in 18 years, and you can blame Liam Gallagher for that. After the breakup of Semisonic, frontman Dan Wilson has released a bunch of solo albums and found work as an in-demand pop songwriter, working with artists like Taylor Swift, the Dixie Chicks, Weezer, and John Legend. He co-wrote Adele’s “Someone Like You” Wilson sat down in 2017 with fellow ’90s veteran Liam Gallagher, and while he and Gallagher didn’t end up collaborating, he did find himself writing a bunch of songs that sounded, to him, like Semisonic songs. Semisonic are still ironing out the details of the album’s release, and it’ll probably come out next year.

Melanie Martinez will be celebrating her eagerly awaited album K-12 and full-length companion film with a major world tour. “The K-12 Tour” will kick off this fall and provide fans with unique theatrical performances. Martinez will debut her tour in Washington, D.C. this October and travel the U.S. through mid-November with European dates to follow. K-12 will debut Sept. 6 with preorders available hereMartinez has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will benefit The Trevor Project and their work providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.

Surviving members of British art-rock band Talk Talk have announced a tribute concert in honor of late frontman and songwriter Mark Hollis, following his death at age 64 in February. The concert, billed as “A Celebration of Talk Talk and Mark Hollis,” will be held at Royal Festival Hall in London in Southbank Centre on November 26, 2019.

Sum 41 are hitting the road this fall with a stacked lineup in support of their latest album, Order In Decline. The band will be joined by The Amity Affliction and The Plot In You for a month-long headlining tour through the U.S. this fall. This tour will mark the band’s first full headliner in support of their recent album release, with tickets going on sale on Aug. 2nd local time. You’ll be able to snag your tickets here. Sum 41 have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to War Child to support children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world.

The last few days have been quite eventful for Woodstock 50, the seemingly-ill-fated festival tied to the 50th anniversary of the era-defining 1969 event. After struggling to secure a viable location for the last few months, organizers announced on Thursday that the festival would be relocating to Columbia, Maryland. Such a significant location change obviously impacts performers, and on Friday, multiple agents claimed that the move was in violation of the festival’s artists’ contracts and that they’d no longer be obligated to uphold their original contracts. Now in a last bid effort to save the fest, organizers have apparently decided to make the entire event free, TMZ reports. According to sources involved with the festival, organizers will release tickets in the near future. While those tickets will be completely free of charge, the festival is allegedly encouraging attendees to donate to various causes. TMZ also notes that VIP tickets will still be sold at a cost in an effort to pay for the festival.

Set It Off vocalist Cody Carson took to social media this past weekend to share the wonderful news that he’s now engaged to longtime girlfriend Shay Phox. Carson took to social media to share the news with friends and fans. “SHE SAID YES!!! I GET TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH MY BEST FRIEND!!! I AM THE HAPPIEST MAN ALIVE! I love you” The use of “#Fianshay” takes the post to an entirely new level.

blink-182 have announced their eighth studio album, which is confusingly called NINE. The group posted the title to their social media today with the release date of September 20. Since May, the band has released three singles will be included in the album’s 15-song tracklist:  “Blame It On My Youth,”  “Generational Divide,” and most recently, “Happy Days.” The album features the band’s current Tom-DeLonge-less lineup.

Third Eye Blind have announced their sixth full-length album, Screamer. It’s out on October 18. Today, the band are sharing Screamer’s title track, with a guest spot from Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells