4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of October 23rd

  • Jessicka Addams of the riot grrrl band Jack Off Jill has accused her former boyfriend, Twiggy Ramirez, of rape as well as physical and psychological abuse. Ramirez is best known for playing in Marilyn Manson’s band, as well as touring with Nine Inch Nails and performing in A Perfect Circle, and his given name is Jeordie White. You can read the full statement in here.

  • Following the very public outing of Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator, more and more women have stepped forward to share their own stories of harassment and assault at the hands of other men in the film industry. One of those men is director James Toback, who was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay in 1991 for the Warren Beatty film Bugsy and who now stands accused of sexual harassment by nearly 40 women. One of which was Veruca Salt’s Louise Post, who met Toback in 1987 when she was a student at Barnard College. When contacted by The Times Toback denied the allegations, saying that he had either never met any of the women in question, or if he did, it “was for five minutes and I have no recollection.”

  • Björk has joined the #MeToo social media campaign, sharing additional details about her experience of sexual harassment by “a Danish director” on a movie set. Though Björk has not mentioned the director by name, she’s only appeared in one film with a Danish director: 2000’s Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von TrierVon Trier has denied harassing or abusing Björk.

  • Foo Fighters have announced they will have to postpone two more shows due to a family emergency. The band was set to play Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY on Oct 21, but an undisclosed family emergency forced the band to cancel. The band took to Twitter to apologize to fans, stating the show was now rescheduled to May 1 2018 as well as a Nashville show scheduled for Monday, Oct 23 has now been postponed with information on the new date to be released soon. The Memphis concert on Tuesday, Oct 24 has also been rescheduled to Thursday, May 3 2018 .All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new dates. Those who are unable to attend the rescheduled shows will be able to get a refund at point of purchase.

  • Brand New are reaching out for help from their fans in assisting those affected by the recent hurricane. Fans coming to the Dallas, TX show on Oct 29 are asked to bring three new, non-perishable food items to the show. Donations will then be picked up by the North Texas Food Bank where they will be distributed to those affected by the recent hurricane. Everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win a signed set list from the band.

  • From Grammy wins and headlining festivals to donations towards Chicago public schools, Chance the Rapper has done a lot of extraordinary things throughout the year. It looks like his continued success doesn’t plan on slowing down as the rapper debuts on Billboard’s Rock Chart for the first time in his career. According to Billboard Chance has broken the Top 50, appearing at No. 48 on the Rock Chart as the featured artist on Francis and the Lights’ “May I Have This Dance.” The song was originally released on Francis‘ 2016 debut album Farewell, Starlite! but received a remix that adds Chance to the bridge and features him in the song’s corresponding music video. You can hear this song here on alt360 nradio…and see the video here.

  • It looks like Warped Tour is beginning the process of putting together next year’s lineup, meaning they’ve launched their survey to tell them who you want to see play Warped Tour in 2018. The survey asks fans for the five bands they hope to see on Warped Tour—all you have to do is submit your top picks! Click the image above to participate!

  • Queens of the Stone Age have announced they’ll make another North American run on their Villains tour in January of 2018. The band is currently touring throughout the States and Europe, and, after selling out every show on their current North American leg, they plan to return sooner than fans assumed. QOTSA will be bringing on Cali boy indie rocker Ty Segall joining the band for their February 1 show in San Francisco.

  • Several references to suicide and self-harm on “Creature Comfort,” one of the singles from Arcade Fire’s recent album Everything Now, have been censored by the band’s label for Canadian airplay. Global News reports that that words “suicide” and “dying” have been removed from the lyrics. and the words “pills” and “cut” have been edited out too. To hear the full version listen here on alt360radio.