ABC/Craig SjodinFleetwood Mac's tour made a stop in Tacoma, Washington over the weekend, where new members Mike Campbell and Neil Finn ran into one Eddie Vedder.
The Pearl Jam frontman jammed with Campbell and Finn inside a backstage bathroom before the show. You can watch footage of the impromptu collaboration now via Campbell's Instagram.
Campbell and Finn, best know for their work in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Crowded House, respectively, joined the Mac earlier this year following the firing of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Vedder has previously jammed with Campbell when he's performed with Petty, and the grunge icon also worked with Finn on his 7 Worlds Collide project.
If you're looking for more backstage shenanigans on Fleetwood Mac's tour, check out Campbell's Instagram: He's been posting videos filmed in bathrooms at each venue on the trek.
A star-studded tribute concert to the late Chris Cornell will take place January 16 at The Forum in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California. It will feature performances from Metallica, Foo Fighters and Ryan Adams, as well as members of Cornell's bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. Speaking to Forbes, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil describes how he feels about the show, and how it came together.
"I suppose it will be somewhat anxious," Thayil says.
"Soundgarden didn't initially corral this lineup for a project," he adds. "It was driven by booking agents and Chris' wife, Vicky, who really wanted to organize this, and our management. I'm sure it will be just fine and we'll be able to deal with it just fine."
While they didn't organize the lineup, the three surviving members of Soundgarden -- Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd -- personally approved of each artist on the bill.
"The lineup was put together by Vicky, management and the booking agents all with our approval," Thayil says. "The only people on the bill are people that Soundgarden members approved of."
The artists on the lineup, Thayil says, are "people the band had a history with, Chris had a history with and people who were supportive of us over our careers and fans of ours who could do some of this material justice."
Thayil also helped put together the new Chris Cornell retrospective box set, which features the previously unreleased solo single "When Bad Does Good." The collection is out now.
Courtesy Waffle House Tunie AwardsImagine Dragons has won a plethora of awards in their career, including a Grammy, an MTV VMA and several American Music Awards. But none of those could possibly compare to a Waffle House Tunie.
That's right, Waffle House has a music awards show, honoring the most played songs on jukeboxes in its over 1,900 restaurants. The inaugural Tunies were held Thursday, and ID's "Thunder" won the award for Most Played Rock Song.
"That means the world to us," drummer Dan Platzman said of the win. "This is like you basically took our hearts, and you scattered, smothered, double-covered and peppered them."
Additionally, Lynyrd Skynyrd won the Best Rock Artist Tunie, while Shinedown earned the Best Audience Participation Award for their recent show in Atlanta.
You can watch the entire Tunies ceremony now via the Waffle House Facebook page.
ABC/Randy HolmesEarlier this month, Metallica played a rare acoustic concert to raise money for the band's All Within My Hands charity organization. If you missed it, the metal legends have shared a live video from the show of them performing the St. Anger song that gave the foundation its name. You can watch it now on YouTube.
During the concert, which featured an opening set from Cage the Elephant, Metallica also played acoustic versions of songs like "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters," plus covers of Deep Purple, Bob Seger and more.
The show raised over $1.3 million for issues including hunger and workforce education.
Meanwhile, All Within My Hands also donated $50,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and the North Valley Community Foundation to help those affected by the devastating California wildfires.
Metallica will plug back in when their U.S. tour resumes November 26 in Las Vegas.
Credit: Danny ClinchMuse is number one in the U.K. once more. The British rockers' new album Simulation Theory debuts on top of the U.K. Official Albums Chart, giving them a total of six number one records in their home country.
Prior to Simulation Theory, every one of Muse's proper studio albums dating back to 2003's Absolution topped the Official Albums Chart.
In the U.S., Muse topped the Billboard 200 once with 2015's Drones.
Simulation Theory's Billboard 200 debut will be revealed when the chart publishes this Sunday, November 18.
Muse will launch a world tour in support of Drones starting February 22 in Houston.
Credit: Jon HoegLovelytheband is giving "Broken" the acoustic treatment. An unplugged version of the hit track is available now for digital download.
The original version of "Broken" -- which appears on lovelytheband's debut album, finding it hard to smile -- previously reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, and currently sits in the top 30 on the Hot 100.
Lovelytheband recently wrapped a headlining tour, and opened for Vance Joy and AWOLNATION this year. They're currently in Europe supporting 5 Seconds of Summer.
Island/UMe The Killers are releasing a deluxe vinyl version of their 2008 album Day & Age in honor of its 10th anniversary. The two-LP collection is due out December 14.
Along with the original album, the vinyl reissue will include three bonus tracks: "A Crippling Blow," "Forget About What I Said" and "Joy Ride (Night Version)."
Additionally, Brandon Flowers and company have also released a batch of remixes for the Day & Age singles "Human" and "Spaceman," as well as a few B-sides. Those tracks are available now for streaming.
The Killers' most recent album is 2017's Wonderful Wonderful.
ABC/Randy HolmesJared Leto's beard is no more. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman has shaved off his extensive facial hair in order to prepare for his starring role in the upcoming film Morbius.
Leto revealed the news in a Twitter video, and uploaded footage of himself shaving the beard as proof. "And so it begins...#MORBIUS," he wrote in the caption.
Morbius is based on a character from the Spider-Man comic books. Leto will play the title role, a former scientist who develops vampiric abilities after a failed experiment. In the comics, the character started out as an enemy of Spider-Man before becoming more of an anti-hero.
Earlier this year, Leto said that he'd shave his beard if the new Thirty Seconds to Mars album AMERICA debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. That didn't happen -- the album bowed at number two -- but starring in a comic book movie seems like just as good of a reason.
Credit: Eliot Lee HazelYeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O has joined forces with producer extraordinaire and Broken Bells member Danger Mouse for a new song called "Lux Prima."
"After making music for the past twenty years and embarking on making this record with Danger Mouse, I knew a couple things: one was that the spirit of collaboration between us was going to be a pure one, and two was that the more I live, the less is clear to me," O says in a statement.
"When you create from a blurry place, you can go places further than you've ever been. I think we both were excited to go far out."
The duo also plan to release a joint album, the details of which are forthcoming.
"Lux Prima" will be released as a limited edition 12-inch white vinyl single on December 14 in independent record stores.
The former My Chemical Romance leader has dropped a new solo song called "Getting Down the Germs." The slow-burning track, which also features a fair amount of flute, is available now for digital download.
"I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time," Way says in a statement. "It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit."
"The whole song reminds me of wiggling squiggling wormy germs," he adds. "It's a very calm affair that shows a peek into where I may be heading musically. I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to make."
"Getting Down the Germs" follows Way's Halloween song "Baby You're a Haunted House," which was released in October.
Credit: Darren CraigPapa Roach has announced the details of the band's next album. The 10th studio effort from the "Last Resort" rockers is called Who Do You Trust?, and will arrive on January 18.
"Our goal for our 10th album was to push ourselves even further into genres that inspire us most," says bassist Tobin Esperance in a statement. "We have reached the place where we always wanted to be, creating new and exciting music."
Who Do You Trust? features the previously released title track, plus "Renegade Music" and a new song called "Not the Only One," which is available now for digital download.
To celebrate the release of Who Do You Trust?, the Roach will be playing a five-show run in their home state of California, beginning January 18 in Sacramento. They'll launch a tour with Shinedown and Asking Alexandria in February.
Here's the Who Do You Trust? track list:
"The Ending" "Renegade Music" "Not the Only One" "Who Do You Trust?" "Elevate" "Come Around" "Feel Like Home" "Problems" "Top of the World" "I Suffer Well" "Maniac" "Better than Life"
Credit: Linda StrawberryThe new Smashing Pumpkins album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., the band's first to feature original members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin in 18 years, is out today.
After nearly two decades of Corgan being the sole founding Pumpkin still in the group, Iha and Chamberlin announced earlier this year that they'd be returning for an extensive North American tour. Original bassist D'arcy Wretzky was not involved in the reunion.
Once they were back together, the trio also started working on new music. What started out as a plan for just one song became something more when they ended up writing enough material for a whole album, which became Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1.
The first preview of the album came in the form of "Solara," which boasted a heavy riff of chunky, distorted guitars. That was then followed by the "1979"-esque "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)" and the string-and-choir-laden "Knights of Malta."
Speaking to Billboard, Corgan says he wanted the reunion to be a "positive experience" for Iha and Chamberlin. Personal conflicts were a driving force in breaking up the Pumpkins, and prior to getting back together, he hadn't spoken to Iha in almost 17 years.
"I don't look at it like, 'As long as it's positive for me, who cares?'" Corgan says. "I was like, 'I really want this to be a positive for everybody involved.' I don't want to go through any more weird negativity."
The Pumpkins will play a series of special 30th anniversary shows beginning November 28 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Other albums out today include Mumford & Sons' Delta, P.O.D.'s Circles, The Good, The Bad & The Queen's Merrie Land and the career-spanning, posthumous Chris Cornell box set.
ABC/Adam TaylorBono will return to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the show's fourth annual (RED) benefit episode, airing Monday, November 19.
The U2 frontman, who co-founded (RED) in 2006, will join host Jimmy Kimmel and celebrities including Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis and Pharrell to support the charity, which raises funds for the fight against AIDS.
As with previous years, the special will include a QVC-like Shopathon, offering many different (RED) products and unique celebrity experiences.
Previous specials have featured performances from Coldplay's Chris Martin and The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.
The show will air ahead of World AIDS Day, December 1.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weekdays at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.
ABC/Randy HolmesEarlier this month, Metallica released a deluxe reissue of their 1988 opus ...And Justice for All. In an interview with Rolling Stone, drummer Lars Urlich reflects on the band's Damaged Justice tour in support of the album, and how it impacted the direction of their next effort, the mega-successful Black Album.
Damaged Justice was, at the time, Metallica's biggest headlining tour, from the venue size to production. It also came at a time when the metal legends were at their most progressive -- ...And Justice for All was filled with different musical moments and changing time signatures. Playing those songs live, Ulrich says, made Metallica rethink the band's direction.
"That's when we started having a few conversations that maybe we had taken the progressive side of Metallica as far as it could go and we were all yearning for stuff that was little bit simpler and maybe a little more physical," Ulrich remembers. "A lot of that stuff was very heady and cerebral, like, 'Here I am onstage and I'm just constantly thinking about the next part.'"
"I remember that some of the earlier songs worked a little...better as the places got bigger in terms of the physicality of it," Lars continues. "So a few months later, when we started writing again, that's when 'Enter Sandman,' 'Sad but True' and 'Wherever I May Roam' was born. It was a new direction."
Those songs would go on to form the foundation of The Black Album, which remains Metallica's most successful release.
Credit: David BeanDashboard Confessional has released the video for "Just What to Say," the closing track from the band's new album, Crooked Shadows.
The clip, which is filmed in a single continuous tracking shot, starts by following Chris Carrabba around his house as he tries to come up with song ideas, followed by an apocalyptic twist. You can watch it now on YouTube.
Crooked Shadows was released this past February. It also features the singles "We Fight" and "Heart Beat Here."
Dashboard is currently touring the U.K. in support of Crooked Shadows.
ABC/Image Group LABefore Twenty One Pilots became arena-headlining superstars, they were just another touring band with little to no production. The duo's growth is on full display in a new video comparing their first show in Arizona in 2013 to their recent show at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
The clip splices together footage from that first Arizona show, which required Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun to wheel their gear onto a small stage that was barely higher than the floor, with the elaborate production of the duo's current stage show.
"A lot of load-ins under our belt and this might be one of the worst," Joseph says in footage of the first show. Needless to say, a lot has changed in the last five years.
Twenty One Pilots are currently on tour behind their new album, Trench. The trek continues Thursday in Portland, Oregon.