Music News- Today, Lindsey Buckingham releases Solo Anthology - The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, a comprehensive record of this illustrious career. Tomorrow, Saturday, October 6th fans can tune in to the season opener of American Public Media's "Live From Here with Chris Thile," where Buckingham will be a guest. The episode will be taped live at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Widely considered one of the greatest guitarists, songwriters and musical expressionists of our time, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 3 time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist. Out today on Rhino Records, Buckingham's Solo Anthology will be released as a 3-disc set on CD and digitally and will also be available as a single disc abridged release. A 6-LP vinyl release is slated for November 23rd.
Watch LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM perform "Soul Drifter" on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE-
Music News- Last night, Southern California rockers Badflower made their network television debut performing their smash single "Ghost" on CBSTV's The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch their performance below.
"Ghost" continues to climb up the Rock Radio charts, arriving at #3 this week. The track's accompanying music video has surpassed 2.5 million views, and sparked meaningful conversation with fans as vivid scenes trace one young man's descent into a devastation so deep, he can't navigate his way out of it. Watch it HERE.
"Ghost" is available now at all digital retailers and streaming services, where it is currently on featured playlists such as Apple Music's A-list Rock, Spotify's Rock This & The New Alt as well as Amazon's Introducing Rock. Additionally, Pandora ranked them No. 1 on their Pandora Predictions Chart which is determined by activity across all major social music sites.
Music News - Tune in to CBSTV this Thursday, September 20 to watch rising Southern California rockers Badflower make their network television debut performing their smash single "Ghost" on The Late Late Show with James Corden. "Ghost" continues to climb the Rock Radio charts, arriving at #3 this week. The track's accompanying music video has surpassed 2.4 million views, and sparked meaningful conversation with fans as vivid scenes trace one young man's descent into a devastation so deep, he can't navigate his way out of it. Watch it below.
"Ghost" is available now at all digital retailers and streaming services, where it is currently on featured playlists such as Apple Music's A-list Rock, Spotify's Rock Hard and Amazon's Introducing Rock. Additionally, Pandora ranked them No. 1 on their Pandora Predictions Chart which is determined by activity across all major social music sites.
Badflower is currently on the road supporting From Ashes To New on their THE FUTURE IS NOW TOUR 2018. Later this fall, they will support A Perfect Circle on select dates and support The Wrecks on a US Tour. The band will also perform a number of headline shows and appear at numerous music festivals, including this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV. For a complete list of upcoming live dates see below.
Badflower 2018/19 Tour Itinerary-
September 22, 2018 - Paradise, NV - Toshiba Plaza **
September 25, 2018 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *
September 27, 2018 - Ringle, WI - Q & Z Expo Center *
September 28, 2018 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life at Champions Park **
September 30, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's Entertainment Center *
October 02, 2018 - Joliet, IL - The Forge *
October 03, 2018 - Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theatre *
October 04, 2018 - Detroit, MI - Shelter *
October 05, 2018 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
October 06, 2018 - Camden, NJ - Monster Energy Rock Allegiance **
October 09, 2018 - Watertown, NY - Exhibition Hall *
October 10, 2018 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall *
October 11, 2018 - Sturgis, MI - Nikki's *
October 12, 2018 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
October 14, 2018 - Springfield, MO - The Complex *
October 25, 2018 - Grand Prairie, TX - Freakers' Ball **
October 26, 2018 - Amarillo, TX - XR Club
October 27, 2018 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion **
October 29, 2018 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex
October 30, 2018 - Oklahoma, OK - Diamond Ballroom **
October 31, 2018 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Backroom
November 9, 2018 - Detroit, MI - Detroit Masonic Temple +
November 11, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory +
November 14, 2018 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater #
November 15, 2018 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room #
November 16, 2018 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck #
November 17, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall #
November 19, 2018 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage #
November 20, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall #
November 21, 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme #
November 23, 2018 - Buffalo, NY - Rec Room #
November 24, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner #
November 26, 2018 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair #
November 27, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry @ The Fillmore #
November 29, 2018 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre #
November 30, 2018 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage #
December 01, 2018 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes #
December 03, 2018 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt #
December 04, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Purgatory #
December 06, 2018 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard #
December 07, 2018 - Dallas, TX - 2513 Deep Ellum #
December 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - The Secret Group #
December 09, 2018 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q #
January 26, 2019 - Galveston, TX - Shiprocked **
January 27, 2019 - Galveston, TX - Shiprocked **
January 28, 2019 - Galveston, TX - Shiprocked **
* Supporting From Ashes To New
+ Supporting A Perfect Circle
# Supporting The Wrecks
** Festival Dates
Music News- Rocker Lenny Kravitz will appear on NBC-TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, September 17. His appearance is to promote his newly-released eleventh studio album, “Raise Vibration” and the launch of his fall USA concert tour in support of the record, tour opens in Atlanta, GA on September 21 (itinerary below).
On the same day as the tour starts, Kravitz will introduce a vinyl re-issue series with the re-releases of his first five albums.
The singer will present 1991's “Mama Said”, 1993's “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, 1995's “Circus”, and 1998's “5” on 2LP 180-gram black vinyl, in addition to individualized limited-edition, color variants.
As part of its 30th anniversary, Kravitz’ 1989 debut, “Let Love Rule”, will follow on November 30, with all of the LPs except “Mama Said” to feature non-album tracks, with many of them appearing on vinyl for the very first time.
No two color-variants are the same: “Let Love Rule” is 50/50 semi-transparent brown and yellow; “Mama Said” is marbled white and gray; “Are You Gonna Go My Way” is transparent red and transparent purple; “Circus” is solid white and transparent clear; and, “5” is solid orange and solid white.
Music News- Acclaimed rock duo and basically everyone's favorite band ever Tenacious D; comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will release not one but TWO incredible works this fall. Both are called Post-Apocalypto .
Post-Apocalypto - THE SERIES - is an original, six-part animated video series from the minds of Tenacious D. Each frame of every episode was hand-drawn by Jack himself, with every character voiced by Black and Gass. The series starts rolling out on September 28th, 2018 , via Tenacious D's YouTube page , with a new episode every Friday after that. Watch the teaser trailer, below.
All six episodes feature new Tenacious D songs, culminating in a new Tenacious D album -- also called Post-Apocalypto -- releasing on November 2, 2018 . As each episode goes up, a song from that episode can also be heard via all DSP's. Produced by John Spiker, and featuring long-time collaborator Dave Grohl on drums, Post-Apocalypto - THE ALBUM - is a genius addition to The D's already scintillating catalog of rock greatness.
True to the title, Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950's refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent -- for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.
With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good, too.
Music News- Greta Van Fleet will make their USA late night TV debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". The Michigan rockers are booked on the show for Thursday, July 26, 2018 (11:35PM ET/P, 10:35PM CT) on NBC-TV. Also scheduled to appear is "The Crown" and "Mission Impossible - Fallout" actress Vanessa Kirby.
The band plans on performing their new single "When the Curtain Falls". Listen below. Released at midnight on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 it later jumped to the top of the iTunes rock charts and into the top 40 among all genres.
The foursome told local Michigan press that they plan to release their first album this summer, date tbd. "We're reshaping it and then get into mastering and hopefully release it soon. It's looking like late summer," said singer Josh Kiszka recently.
Photo Credit- Travis Shinn
The band is currently on a world tour which has most of their shows selling-out.
UPDATE 7/27/18- View Greta Van Fleet's Tonight Show performance below;
Music News- Known the world over for his work as guitarist and founding member of Blur as well as his solo ventures including the recent score to the acclaimed cult hit Netflix series The End of the F***ing World, Graham Coxon has confirmed his first ever series of one-man shows in North America.
The tour will consist of ten intimate dates beginning September 19th at the Mod Club in Toronto and ending October 1st at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles. Graham will perform all shows completely solo, playing material spanning his eight solo records and his debut as a soundtrack/score composer, the aforementioned The End of the F***ing World.
Photo credit Denholm Hewlett
Prior to the Canada and U.S. shows, Graham will appear in the UK at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-Under-Lyme on September 17th. For information on that show, go to: https://www.newvictheatre.org.uk/productions/graham-coxon/.
While he made his name as guitar player for Blur, Graham has also played saxophone and drums on many Blur tracks. He composed 1997’s “You’re So Great,” as well as much of the band’s 1999 hit single “Coffee & TV,” which he also sang. More recently, Graham produced (alongside Stephen Street) Blur’s 2015 album The Magic Whip, which debuted at #1 in the UK album chart.
Music News- The Recording Academy today announced key dates and deadlines for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Music's Biggest Night will return to Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, and will honor the best in recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018.
"We are delighted to host the world's premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers, and recording artists," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "As always, GRAMMY® season will kick off with a series of events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs, and our charitable initiatives. We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events."
Key dates and deadlines for the 61st GRAMMY Awards process and GRAMMY Week events are as follows:
Music News- The Voidz have announced a new series of headline international tour dates this fall - in addition to select festival plays at Beach Goth, Pitchfork Paris, Riot Fest + more, and support dates with Beck and Phoenix. Tickets are on sale now - see full itinerary, below.
The announcement caps a busy stretch for The Voidz; the band's new album VIRTUE (out now on Cult/RCA) received career-best reviews from Rolling Stone ("infectious"), Stereogum ("f*cking fearless....it holds back nothing"), and Vulture, who call it "inarguably [Julian Casablancas'] best album since....pick your favorite early Strokes album." MNN loves it too.
Watch their performance of lead single, Leave It In My Dreams on Fallon-
The new music also earned them sold out residencies in Philly and NYC this month, with Voidz fans coming out in full force for the first leg of their tour. After a scorching set at Elsewhere in Brooklyn last week (complete with a double encore), The Voidz will close out the final half of their residency at Brooklyn's Elsewhere starting this week, with their final Philly performance on Monday (6/25). See full dates below.
Music News- STYX, on their manager's birthday, is giving loyal fans news of a double dose of new releases in June and July. First up is the highly anticipated reissue of their critically acclaimed first new studio album in 14 years, THE MISSION, on July 27 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The two-disc set will include a CD of the original album, as well as a Blu-ray of THE MISSION mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound by singer/guitarist TOMMY SHAW and producer Will Evankovich accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album's 14 songs based on the album artwork. Other extras on the Blu-ray include: "The Making of The Mission Documentary" of exclusive interviews of SHAW and Evankovich, four music videos—"Gone Gone Gone" (official video), "Gone Gone Gone" (video created by NASA), "Radio Silence" (lyric video) and "Radio Silence" (live video from Syracuse, NY)—and three hi-res audio playback modes. Pre-orders are available now here.
"THE MISSION, a concept album of all new music, is a trip," declares TOMMY SHAW. "Now it's coming to you in 5.1 Surround and you're cordially invited to strap yourselves in and take that trip with us, then take it again!"
THE MISSION was released June 16, 2017 and debuted on various Billboard charts, including: #6 Top Rock Albums, #11 Physical Albums, #11 Vinyl Albums, #13 Current Albums, #14 Top Albums, #16 Retail, #17 Mass Merch/Non-Traditional, #29 Digital Albums, and #45 Top 200 Albums (includes catalog and streaming).
"The planets truly aligned for THE MISSION, and I couldn't be prouder," said vocalist/guitarist TOMMY SHAW upon its release, who co-wrote the album's storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). "It's our boldest, most emblematic album since PIECES OF EIGHT." As founding guitarist JAMES "JY" YOUNG continued, "In the 40th anniversary year of our release of our biggest selling album of all time, GRAND ILLUSION, it just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year. Needless to say, I'm very excited."
Next up, SING FOR THE DAY!, TOMMY SHAW's solo 2016 concert performance with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra will be released on Blu-ray, CD, and Digital Audio / Video on June 29 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Pre-orders are now available on Eagle Rock's website.
Filmed before an enthusiastic audience at the intimate Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, SING FOR THE DAY! presented unique versions of such classics as "Blue Collar Man," "Girls With Guns," and "Too Much Time On My Hands." Under the direction of principal conductor / founder Liza Grossman, with accompaniment by guitarist/musical director Will Evankovich, the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra blended seamlessly with Shaw to create a one-of-a-kind experience. The songs of STYX / TOMMY SHAW / Damn Yankees are infused with the energy of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio, as evidenced by such performances as the epic duel between SHAW's guitar licks and a prodigious young violinist / CYO alum Lavinia Pavlish on "Renegade."