ABC/Randy HolmesThe Strokes and Twenty One Pilots are headed to France this summer to headline 2019's Lollapalooza Paris, scheduled to take place July 20-21.
Other artists on the bill include The 1975, Judah & the Lion and MØ. Visit LollaParis.com for the full lineup and ticket info.
For The Strokes, Lolla Paris is just part of the band's 2019 "global comeback," which includes a headlining set at Governors Ball in New York City. Twenty One Pilots, meanwhile, will be on the road throughout the year in support of their new album, Trench.
The U.S. edition of Lollapalooza will return to Chicago's Grant Park August 1-4. That lineup has yet to be announced.
Jade Anderson; ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell will be participating at an event at the United Nations on Thursday to raise awareness for those struggling with addiction.
The panel is titled "'Leaving No One Behind': The Drug Epidemic as a Global Health Challenge." Other participants include Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the Director of the U.S. National Institute of Drug Abuse, and author David Sheff, who wrote the book that inspired the Steve Carell film Beautiful Boy.
You can watch the discussion live online starting at 1:15 p.m. ET via WebTV.UN.org.
Vicky spoke during last week's tribute concert to her late husband, which also featured performances from Metallica, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus and Maroon 5's Adam Levine, among others.
Credit: Simon FosterPixies will drop a new album this year. The seventh full-length studio effort from the seminal alt-rock band will arrive in September.
To promote the currently untitled record, Pixies will launch a 12-episode podcast series exploring their recording process titled Past Is Prologue, Pixies. The first episode will premiere June 27, and a new installment will air each week leading up to the release of the album.
Prior to the arrival of those new projects, Pixies will launch a tour with Weezer starting March 8 in Louisville, Kentucky. The two bands previously toured together last summer.
The most recent Pixies album is 2016's Head Carrier.
Sony Music Masterworks Beck has released a song called "Tarantula," described as a "radical reimagining" of a 1982 track recorded by English electronic group Colourbox. You can download the dreamy tune, which features guest vocals from Feist, now via digital outlets.
Beck recorded "Tarantula" for a new album featuring recordings inspired by the Golden Globe-winning film Roma, which received 10 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, including Best Picture.
Curated by director Alfonso Cuarón, the album also features the previously released Billie Eilish song "When I Was Older," as well as tracks from Patti Smith, T Bone Burnett, producer DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels rapper El-P.
The album, officially titled Music Inspired by the Film 'Roma', will be released on February 8. Here's the track list:
"Tepeji 21 (The Sounds of ROMA)"" --- Ciudad de México "Wing" -- Patti Smith "Tarantula" -- Beck "WHEN I WAS OLDER" -- Billie Eilish "PSYCHO" -- Bu Cuarón "On My Knees" -- UNKLE featuring Michael Kiwanuka "Con El Viento" -- Jessie Reyez "Marooned" -- El-P & Wilder Zoby "Cumbia del Borras" -- Sonido Gallo Negro "La Hora Exacta" -- Quique Rangel "Cleo Who Takes Care of You" -- Ibeyi "We Are Always Alone" -- DJ Shadow "Between These Hands" -- Asaf Avidan "Those Were the Days" -- Laura Marling "ROMA" -- T Bone Burnett
ABC/Image Group LAWhat if E.T. didn't want to phone home, and instead just wanted to learn to swim? That's probably what Twenty One Pilots were thinking when they came up with the video for their song "Chlorine."
In the clip, streaming now on YouTube, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun play two pool cleaners who come across an adorable alien creature, who's apparently named Ned. The little guy wants to swimming, but he's too nervous. Eventually, he musters the courage and triumphantly cannonballs into the pool.
"Chlorine" is a track from the new Twenty One Pilots album Trench, which also features the Grammy-nominated single "Jumpsuit."
The duo's Bandito world tour in support of Trench resumes next week in Europe, and will return to the U.S. the end of May.
ABC/Randy HolmesOn Tuesday, New York Yankees pitching legend Mariano Rivera became the first player to be unanimously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. If you ever saw Rivera in action, you know that Metallica's "Enter Sandman" would always play as he'd take the mound. So fittingly, the metal legends have offered their congratulations to the legendary closer.
In a video for MLB.com's Cut4, frontman James Hetfield said, "We, Metallica, took a vote here, and it's unanimous. Congratulations from the entire Metallica family, Mariano, on your induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame."
"It's well deserved, and we look forward to watching you enter the Hall this summer," added drummer Lars Ulrich.
During an subsequent interview with the MLB Network, the interviewer played Metallica's message for Rivera. While he called the shout-out "amazing" and the band members "great people," he admitted that he's actually not a huge fan of their music.
Responding to a question about how many Metallica shows he's seen, Rivera laughed and said, "With all due respect to the guys, I've never been to one of them."
"As a Christian -- again, with all my respect to Metallica and all the guys -- I don't listen to that kind of music," he added. "I listen to Christian music."
Should Rivera ever want to know what all the fuss is about, he can catch Metallica on their current tour, which continues Thursday in Nashville.
ABC/Randy HolmesShinedown's new single "GET UP," which frontman Brent Smith wrote about bassist's Eric Bass' battle with depression, has given the band another hit: It reached number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. But as Smith tells ABC Radio, Shinedown never intended to release it as a single.
Originally, the band had planned to release "KILL YOUR CONSCIENCE" as the second single from their new album ATTENTION ATTENTION, following the lead track "DEVIL." However, about two months after the release of the album, Smith decided to look on YouTube to see what tracks the fans were listening to.
"There's 500,000 listens here, there's 78,000 listens here, there's 300,000 listens here," Smith explains. "And then all of the sudden I see 2.8 million, and it's 'GET UP.'"
Then, Smith did something that's almost always a bad idea: He read the comments.
"The first 40 comments were all teenagers," Smith remembers. "And a lot of it was, 'I don't even know who this band is but this song literally may have just saved my life.'"
The response was so overwhelming that Shinedown knew "GET UP" was the right choice. And in addition to introducing new fans to the band, Smith feels that the song represents Shinedown's artistic mission.
"I think it may have reinforced the fact that this band will never phone anything in," Smith says.
"We're never going to just do what we think we should do because we think our core audience is not gonna buy it or they're not gonna like it if we don't, you know, make the Sound of Madness record over and over again."
Shinedown will give "GET UP" its national TV debut this morning during Live with Kelly and Ryan. Check KellyandRyan.com for local listings.
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicLast week, riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill announced a group of reunion shows in New York City and Los Angeles. All four dates immediately sold out, and fans were upset by the amount of tickets that showed up on the secondary market. One person who was unsympathetic, however, was Courtney Love.
Responding in the comments on an Instagram post by Bust Magazine asking Bikini Kill to add more shows, the ex-Hole frontwoman wrote, "Speak for yourself. Biggest hoax in history of rock and roll."
Further down in the comments, Love added that two of the Bikini Kill members are "total amateurs." She does refer to vocalist Kathleen Hanna as "a good hype man" -- before describing her as "such a DIY nonsense dilettante."
"A big idea they cannot convey, because they suck," Love wrote.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Love has some history with Bikini Kill. According to an oral history of Lollapalooza 1995 published in 2015 by The Washington Post, Love and Hanna apparently nearly came to blows backstage after Love threw a bag of candy at Hanna's face.
Elsewhere in the comments, Love responded to someone asking her to "bring Hole back."
"Working on it," Love wrote.
The Bikini Kill reunion shows take place April 25 and 26 in Los Angeles, May 31 in Brooklyn and June 1 in NYC.
ABC/Heidi GutmanThe members of Green Day are parting ways with a few things in their collection. The punk trio is selling more than 100 pieces of gear through the online gear marketplace Reverb.com.
Among the 44 guitars frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is putting up for sale include the Harmony Stella Parlor Acoustic Guitar he used to record the Dookie track "F.O.D.," and a reassembled 2011 TV Yellow Gibson Les Paul Junior Guitar, which he had smashed to pieces during a 2012 festival show in Las Vegas.
"Every guitar has its own character," says Armstrong. "Each one reflects who you are --- the kind of songwriter you are, the kind of guitar player that you are. Used guitars, in particular, come with a history to them."
"I love the character you can see looking at a fretboard that's been used," he continues. "After 30 years of collecting odds and ends and really good stuff...I have to sell some of it off."
Meanwhile, drummer Tre Cool will be selling a few of personal kits, including the one he played on the 21st Century Breakdown tour, while bassist Mike Dirnt will be selling amps and gear from his personal studio.
Also for sale are a number of speaker cabinets used on the Dookie and Insomniac tours, as well as during Green Day's mud-soaked 1994 Woodstock performance.
ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182 will headline the 2019 Back to the Beach festival, scheduled for April 27-28 on Huntington State Beach in Southern California.
The event, which is produced by Blink drummer Travis Barker and producer and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann, will also feature performances from Goldfinger, The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Story So Far, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats and The English Beat.
"Back to the Beach has been one of the funnest things I've ever been part of," says Feldmann in a statement. "What could be better than a mostly ska festival?? I grew up on ska music and I had the best time of my life last year at the show...This year may even be better! Travis and I are so excited to do the show yet again...I cannot wait!"
Burak Cingi/RedfernsVampire Weekend has just dropped two hours' worth of new music. Well, sort of.
The band has uploaded a new video titled "120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars," which, as the name suggests, is two hours of a guitar riff from a new song called "Harmony Hall," played on a loop. If you've got two hours to kill, you can listen to it now on YouTube.
The official "Harmony Hall" -- which we assume will be shorter than two hours long -- will be released this Thursday, along with another new song called "2021."
Both tracks will appear on Vampire Weekend's next album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's Modern Vampires of the City. The official name of the record, which will be a double album, has yet to be revealed, but its initials are "FOTB."
ABC/Randy HolmesDave Matthews Band has announced a summer North American headlining tour. The arena and amphitheater run kicks off April 30 in Pensacola, Florida, and will stretch all the way into September.
Members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will have access to a pre-sale starting Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public February 22 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit DaveMatthewsBand.com for all ticket info.
Dave will be touring behind their latest album, Come Tomorrow.
Following the tour, DMB will headline the 2019 Sea.Hear.Now Festival, taking place September 21-22 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Lumineers will also play. Visit SeaHearNowFestival.com for ticket info.
Here are Dave Matthews Band's North American tour dates:
4/30 -- Pensacola, FL, Pensacola Bay Center 5/1 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena 5/4 -- New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 5/7 -- Pelham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 5/11 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 5/14 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Center 5/15 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 5/17 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 5/18 -- Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion 6/14 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 6/15 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion 6/19 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 6/21 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center 6/22 -- Hartford, CT, Xfinity Theatre 6/28 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 6/29 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 7/2 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 7/3 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 7/5 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre 7/6 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre 7/9 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Center 7/10 -- Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage 7/12 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 7/13 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 7/17 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 7/19 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 7/20 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 7/23 -- Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 7/24 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 7/26 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 7/27 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre 8/23 -- Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 8/24 -- Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 8/27 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre 8/30 -- Quincy, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre 8/31 -- Quincy, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre 9/1 -- Quincy, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre 9/4 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 9/6 -- Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys 9/7 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center 9/13 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion 9/22 -- Asbury Park, NJ, Sea.Hear.Now Festival
ABC/Randy HolmesBishop Briggs released her debut album Church of Scars in 2018, and she now tells Entertainment Tonightthat she's "pretty far" into her sophomore effort.
"I am going to be taking the couple of months I have off to really dive in and go to my bones, scraping and getting past the surface," Briggs explains. "I'm going to try to go to the core of my being and write from there."
As for what the new material will sound like, Briggs wants to continue in the direction of her new single "Baby," which she describes as a "shade of pink" compared to the "heaviness" of Church of Scars.
"Going forward, I want to kind of go in that direction and not hide behind metaphors," Bishop says. "I still think I will always have darkness in me. Even though it's a love song, it's kind of dark, but I definitely opened a whole door for me of writing."
As she prepares to write new music, Briggs will be following a very important story: Lady Gaga's Oscar campaign for her role in A Star Is Born.
"I am very excited. Whenever there are awards happening, it's as if they're happening to me. I can't wait," Bishop says. "I had a silent drive home because [after seeing A Star Is Born], I was in such shock and awe, and it was so emotional. I just thought about it right now and I'm going to cry again."
If Bishop's looking for potential album titles, may we suggest A Star Is Briggs?