GeffenNirvana's Live and Loud concert film will be released on vinyl on August 30.
The performance was recorded by MTV in December 1993 in Seattle, just a month after the grunge legends taped their iconic MTV Unplugged set.
Live and Loud was previously released on home video in 2013, and it was also included in the 20th anniversary edition of 1993's In Utero. The new vinyl edition marks the first time the performance will be available as standalone audio release.
Here's the Live and Loud vinyl track list:
"Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" "Drain You" "Breed" "Serve the Servants" "Rape Me" "Sliver" "Pennyroyal Tea" "Scentless Apprentice" "All Apologies" "Heart-Shaped Box" "Blew" "The Man Who Sold the World" "School" "Come as You Are" "Lithium" "About a Girl" "Endless, Nameless"
Capitol RecordsBeastie Boys' 1989 sophomore album Paul's Boutique turns 30 later this month, and to celebrate, the band is reissuing a series of rare remixes and B-sides.
A total of six EPs consisting of 21 tracks will drop over the next few weeks, starting today with the release of the An Exciting Evening At Home With Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and Love American Style EPs, which are available now for digital outlets.
On July 26, you'll be able to download two more EPs featuring various remixes of the singles "Hey Ladies" and "Shadrach." August 2 will see the release of remix collections of both "Shake Your Rump" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun."
Paul's Boutique was released July 25, 1989, three years after the Beasties' landmark debut Licensed to Ill dropped in 1986. The album's since been certified two-times platinum.
ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182's next album is officially "done."
Speaking to ABC Radio backstage following the punk trio's performance on ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series on Friday, bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed that the follow-up to 2016's California is "mixed, mastered [and] sequenced."
"We are finalizing artwork right now," he says.
As for when you'll get to hear the new record, Hoppus says you'll only have to wait about two more months.
"We're told September 20 is the release date," Hoppus reveals.
Blink-182 has already released three songs from the album: "Blame It on My Youth," "Generational Divide" and "Happy Days."
You can catch Blink live this summer touring the U.S. alongside Lil Wayne.
ABC/Randy HolmesYou'll soon be able to recreate iconic Metallica album covers one piece at a time.
The U.K. company Zee Productions is releasing four new jigsaw puzzles depicting the covers of Metallica's first four records: Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice for All.
Each of the puzzles consists of 500 pieces, and will be released September 20. For more info, visit ZeeProductions.co.uk.
If you're looking for more kid-friendly Metallica activities, the metal legends are releasing The ABCs of Metallica, a rhyming, illustrated children's book, on November 26.
Credit: Shervin LainezFollowing their breakthrough single "Forgive Me Friend," Sweden's Smith & Thell have debuted a new song called "Hotel Walls."
"'Hotel Walls' is a metaphor for life," says vocalist Maria Jane Smith, who makes up the duo along with producer Victor Thell.
"You check in; You check out," she adds. "Everything on earth is rented, but while we're here, we should celebrate life, rather than fearing the inevitable death."
Like "Forgive Me Friend," "Hotel Walls" combines sounds from a variety of different genres, including folk and pop.
"We're not scared to combine different elements," Smith tells ABC Radio.
"Forgive Me Friend" peaked in the top 25 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, and gave Smith & Thell -- who started off as songwriters for others in Sweden before striking out as their own artists -- their first real success in the U.S.
"It means the world," Smith says of the response to "Forgive Me Friend." "We've always wanted to make it at artists. It's been a long run as songwriters, and we're just so thankful that it's finally happening."
In addition to "Hotel Walls," you can expect more Smith & Thell music to arrive soon, as the band has been working on a new album.
"I think we're very confident in what we want to do, now," Smith says. "Before when we wrote music, it took a little bit more time for us to write. But now...it goes very quick, we really know what we want to do."
"I think that Smith & Thell fans are going to be very pleased with the new album," she laughs.
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboThe Struts have premiered the video for their cover of "Dancing in the Street," which you can watch now on YouTube.
The clip certainly lives up to the track's name, and finds the English rockers bringing the boogie to a suburban neighborhood, whose residents are more than happy to join in on the fun.
"Our take on 'Dancing in the Street' was about bringing in the best elements of all the versions that already exist,” says frontman Luke Spiller of the oft-covered Motown classic by Martha & the Vandellas, which has also been recorded by Van Halen and as a duet between Mick Jagger and David Bowie.
"It's got soul and feels great to play live," he adds. "It really gets people moving -- and dancing, of course. I hope everyone else enjoys it."
The Struts recorded "Dancing in the Street" for a new Dodge commercial, airing now.
Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesDavid Crosby won't be finding a way back to the garden: The folk-rock legend believes that Woodstock 50 will not take place next month as scheduled.
During an interview to promote his new documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name, which hits theaters on Friday, ABC Radio asked Crosby if he knew anything about the status of the troubled festival , since he was among the many acts originally scheduled to perform at the event.
"It's not happening," Crosby declared. "It's dead."
The 77-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who also performed at the original 1969 Woodstock as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, added, "There is a person in that situation who is a scammer, and has always been a scammer, and he scammed this."
Asked if he was referring to promoter Michael Lang, who's at the center of the effort to keep Woodstock 50 alive, Crosby wouldn't name names.
Earlier this week, the town of Vernon, New York, denied an appeal by Lang and others involved in Woodstock 50 to hold the event at the Vernon Downs racetrack.
The originally announced site of the festival, Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York, pulled out of the event several weeks ago after permit problems and issues with the festival's financial backers.
Woodstock 50 is still scheduled to be held August 16-18, exactly 50 years after the original festival, but that seems unlikely, as there's less than a month to go and it still doesn't have a venue.
Michael Bezjian/Getty ImagesLast year, original Filter members Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang announced that they'd be reuniting to record a new album, their first together since the band's 1995 debut, Short Bus. Now, those plans have been canceled.
The duo had planned to fund the record -- working title: reBus -- through the crowd-funding site PledgeMusic, but the site filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after reports that artists were not being paid in a timely manner.
"reBus is noBus!!!" reads a Filter Facebook post. "Due to the PledgeMusic debacle there will be no reBus record featuring Brian Liesagang."
Liesegang left Filter in 1997, two years after the release of Short Bus and its lead single, "Hey Man, Nice Shot."
Meanwhile, Filter will release a 20th anniversary edition of their 1999 sophomore album Title of Record on August 9.
Credit: Lauren PerryI Don't Know How But They Found Me, led by ex-Panic! at the Disco bassist Dallon Weekes, has been making noise with the single "Choke." Speaking to The Aquarian, Weekes says that a full-length debut album is also in the works.
"The songs are demoed and we're just waiting to go," Weekes says. "It will not take long to record."
As for the sound of the record, Weekes explains that "genre-wise, the album will wander around a bit."
"We are not concerned with sticking to genres," he says. "I just want to write and record music I want to listen to. The music is all over the place and yet cohesive."
"Choke" peaked at number 13 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. You can catch iDKHOW live on tour opening for Silversun Pickups.
Free was recorded with jazz artist Leron Thomas and guitar instrumentalist Noveller. It follows Pop's 2016 album Post Pop Depression, which he recorded in collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.
"By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long," Pop says.
"But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free."
He continues, "So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen."
Here's the Free track list:
"Free" "Loves Missing" "Sonali" "James Bond" "Dirty Sanchez" "Glow in the Dark" "Page" "We Are the People" "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" "The Dawn"
ABC/Image Group LAIn 2018, Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface became the first album ever to have every song RIAA-certified. Now, the duo has achieved that feat again with 2013's Vessel.
According to the band's label, every song on Vessel has now earned gold, platinum or multi-platinum certification. The closing track, "Truce," was the last tune to reach that milestone, having just been certified gold.
As for the other tracks, "Car Radio" is double-platinum; "Holding on to You," "House of Gold" and "Migraine" are platinum; and "Ode to Sleep," "Guns for Hands," "Fake You Out," "Semi-Automatic," "Trees," "Screen" and "The Run and Go" are gold.
Twenty One Pilots are now the first act to notch two completely RIAA-certified albums.
The most recent Twenty One Pilots album is 2018's Trench. You can catch them live at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands in August, and they'll launch a U.S. headlining tour October 9 in Tampa, Florida.
Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has premiered the final episode of Black Antenna, a 10-part film project accompanying the band's Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog.
In the finale, which is soundtracked by the seven-minute Rainier Fog closing track "All I Am," we find out the fates of our heroes Alpha and Beta: two aliens disguised as humans trying to find a way to contact their home planet. We learn that a whole "ark" of Alpha and Beta's people is coming to earth, and we get a climactic showdown with the evil alien Nil.
You can watch the Black Antenna finale now on YouTube.
Black Antenna, which first premiered in March, was directed by Adam Mason and co-produced by Green Book co-writer Nick Vallelonga.
Alice in Chains launch a U.S. tour with Korn this Thursday, July 18 in Austin, Texas.
ABC/Randy HolmesNorthern Europe loves its heavy metal, as evidenced by Metallica's record-breaking show Tuesday in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
According to Live Nation Finland, 55,000 people attended the metal legends' sold-show at Kantola Event Park, breaking the venue's attendance record. It was also Metallica's biggest show ever in Finland.
That 55,000 figure is about one percent of Finland's overall population of 5.5 million. For perspective, one percent of the U.S. population -- 330 million -- is 3.3 million.
While in Finland, Metallica also donated 55,000 euros -- nearly $62,000 -- to the children's charity Hope.
Credit: Simon LipmanSnow Patrol's 2006 hit single "Chasing Cars" is the most-played song on U.K. radio of the 21st century so far.
That's according to the British music licensing company PPL, which presented Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody with an award in recognition of the song's accomplishment during a ceremony in London Tuesday.
"It's unbelievable," Lightbody told the BBC of the honor. "I'm not sure how that happened."
Speaking about the enduring love for "Chasing Cars," Lightbody said, "It's an emotionally open song and it's a simple song. But it's also unabashedly a love song, and we don't really have any others."
"The way it unifies an audience is the thing I most cherish about it," he added. "It's a beautiful moment every time you play it."
"Chasing Cars" peaked at number six on the U.K. Official Singles Chart, and stayed in top 75 on the tally for an impressive 94 weeks. It was already U.K. radio's most-played song of the 21st century in 2009.
In the U.S., "Chasing Cars" reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Its popularity was in part boosted by its use in the season two finale of Grey's Anatomy.
ABC/Randy HolmesBishop Briggs has dropped a new single called "Champion," which was co-written by K.Flay.
In a statement, Bishop explains that "Champion" came out of a period when her "self-esteem was at an all-time low."
"As a woman, I feel like I have been socially trained to be so many things at once -- sexy yet sweet, confident yet humble, independent yet submissive, smart but not too smart -- the list is never ending," the "River" singer explains. "Writing this song helped me look at the question -- 'What if I could just be myself?'"
"What if there was a world where my vulnerability was what made me powerful?" she continues. "What if there was a day I could proudly, without hesitation, look in the mirror and say, 'I am a champion,' purely because I'm choosing to be myself? 'Champion' is about accepting yourself today, as you are."
The tune is available now for digital download, and is also accompanied by a video that finds Briggs beating the crap out of people in a bar fight, among other action movie stunts. You can watch the video now on YouTube.
"Champion" follows Bishop's 2018 single "Baby." She also released her full-length debut album Church of Scars last year.