4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of March 19th


Queens Of The Stone Age will be appearing on a tribute album for Elton John, covering the music legend’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The tribute record, Revamp, is set to be released April 6 and also features “We All Fall In Love Sometimes” Coldplay, “Candle In The Wind” – Ed Sheeran, “Tiny Dancer” – Florence And The Machine, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” – Mumford And Sons, and “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” – The Killers


After celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017, Wire will release reissues of their first three studio albums: 1977’s Pink Flag, 1978’s Chairs Missing, and 1979’s 154. Each will come as a special multi-CD set with an 80-page hardback book. The multi-disc deluxe editions drop May 18, while standard remasters of the three albums drop June 22.





Liam Gallagher has announced a string of North American tour dates supported by another icon of the Britpop era: Richard Ashcroft, former frontman of the Verve. They’ll visit San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia together in May. Gallagher will then play a solo show in Washington, D.C., and from there the pair will reunite for some more concerts closer to home in Dublin, Belfast, and London.





Following in the grand tradition of Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Cher, and Lady Gaga, Blink-182 have announced a 16-date residency in Las Vegas. The performances, hosted at the Palms Casino, will begin May 26 and run on select weekends through November 17. While Tom DeLonge may be in Nevada for some UFO research with Harry Reid, he will not be joining the band for their performances. The “Kings of the Weekend” shows will feature songs from across the band’s 25-year career, as well as songs from their 2016 album California.



Bloc Party will perform the entirety of their seminal debut album Silent Alarm during a six-show European tour. The fall tour comes over 13 years after the album’s release. Tickets go on sale on March 23 and, for the band’s Dublin gig, March 26.





After Animal Collective performed an album in full last December, Avey Tare and Panda Bear are taking their 2004 LP Sung Tongs on the road. The duo, the only two members of Animal Collective featured on the album, will kick off the tour in London on June 12 before bringing it stateside in July for several dates. The tour will start April 2 in Manchester and wrap up May 10 in Atlanta.


Thom Yorke has announced a European tour, which will kick off in late May and continue through mid-June. The tour begins in Florence on May 28 and will make stops in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Amsterdam, Scotland, England, and France, before closing with a set at Barcelona’s Sonar Festival.


The other day, Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced that he’s building an absolutely insane-sounding $100 million immersive Las Vegas show featuring holographic porn, VR pickpockets, and virtual wrestling monkeys…oh yeah, and Porno For Pyros will be reuniting, the group that Perry started after Jane’s Addiction first broke up in 1991. Will it be holographic Porno For Pyros? Only time will tell.


Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross revealed that a new NIN EP will be released before the end of June. The pair sat down to discuss their upcoming appearance at the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown Festival in London, where NIN will take the stage June 22. This yet-to-be-named EP will close the trilogy that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and continued with last July’s Add Violence.






Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair’s iconic 1993 debut, is receiving the deluxe reissue treatment for its 25th birthday. Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set collects the original album, newly remastered as well as restored versions of the three tapes Phair recorded under the name Girly-Sound. In the present tense, Phair is working on two upcoming projects: a new album and a book. Neither has an anticipated date yet, but more than a year ago, she was spotted in the studio with Ryan Adams, and late last year, Phair signed a two-book deal with Random House and announced a forthcoming memoir with the great title Horror Stories.




The Used have rescheduled their European/UK tour dates that they had postponed earlier this year. The band will be headed to Europe in August, following their North American summer tour with Red Sun Rising and the Fever 333










PVRIS announced their first-ever Australian headlining tour. In a tweet they stated “Australia!  We are back for our very first headline tour in June.”GA & VIP tickets are on sale now. Tickets: http://PVRIS.com/shows