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Watch Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Perform “Elephant” and “Hot Potato” With the Wiggles

Watch Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Perform “Elephant” and “Hot Potato” With the Wiggles

“When the opportunity presented itself to perform live with the Wiggles—how could I resist? That was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done!”—Kevin Parker Last year, the Wiggles covered Tame Impala’s “Elephant” for Triple J’s Like a Version. The Australian children’s music group included the cover on a new collection called ReWiggled, and the single topped Triple J’s…

Weezer got a little weird on Kimmel (in a good way)

Weezer leaned pointy-ears first into the theme of their new SZNZ: Spring EP during their appearance on Kimmel Monday night. Performing the single “A Little Bit of Love,” the band was surrounded by the faux flora of a cut-out Mirkwood. With Rivers Cuomo donning his elven ears, Weezer were backed by a giant bunny rabbit on mandolin. Goofy? Absolutely. But the whole…

Lollapalooza Just Dropped The 2022 Lineup!

Lollapalooza Just Dropped The 2022 Lineup!

Lollapalooza has revealed its 2022 lineup, with Metallica, Green Day, Dua Lipa, and J. Cole topping the bill. Other notable acts include Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Glass Animals, Charli XCX, Big Sean, Jazmine Sullivan, Turnstile, IDLES, Denzel Curry, King Princess, Manchester Orchestra, Tove Lo, Caroline Polachek, Måneskin, 100 gecs, Dashboard Confessional, and Wet…

Pearl Jam Announce 2022 North American Tour Dates

Pearl Jam Announce 2022 North American Tour Dates

Pearl Jam will finally return to the road for their long-awaited North American tour supporting their latest album, Gigaton. The band was forced to postpone the tour, originally scheduled to take place in Spring 2020, due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Now, three years later, they’re finally ready to make good on those rescheduled shows — as well…

Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush Team Up for 2022 US Tour

Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush Team Up for 2022 US Tour

The 30-city outing will run from early August through early October Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin have announced a co-headlining 2022 US tour, with special guests Bush. The 30-city trek will run for two months from early August through early October. The outing kicks off in Breaking Benjamin’s home state of Pennsylvania with an August 10th show in…

How You Can Help The People Of Ukraine

How You Can Help The People Of Ukraine

We continue to watch in horror as Russian troops, unprovoked and without regard for human life,  increase their assault on the innocent people of Ukraine. The devastation is beyond belief. Innocent families and children are being uprooted from their homes, and hundreds of others have already been killed as a result of the non-stop bombing.…

Live Nation to Cease All Business in Russia

Live Nation to Cease All Business in Russia

“Live Nation joins the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine” Live Nation has announced that it will no longer promote concerts or conduct any business in Russia, NPR reports. “Live Nation joins the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” reads the company’s statement. “We will not promote shows in Russia, and we will not…

Foals Announce New Album Life Is Yours

Foals Announce New Album Life Is Yours

The video for their new single “2am,” was filmed in Kyiv with a Ukrainian crew Foals have announced a new album. Life Is Yours is out June 17 (via ADA/Warner UK Ltd.). The new album is the follow-up to the band’s two-part 2019 album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. It features the singles “Wake Me Up” and “2am,” a song…

Listen to the Song Billie Eilish and Finneas Wrote for Pixar Movie Turning Red.

Listen to the Song Billie Eilish and Finneas Wrote for Pixar Movie Turning Red.

“Nobody Like U” is performed by 4*Town, a fictional boy band featuring Finneas Turning Red is a new Disney and Pixar film that gets released on Disney+ on March 11. The movie features a fictional boy band called 4*Town, whose members include Finneas. In addition to being a band member, Finneas produced 4*Town’s new song “Nobody Like U,” co-written…

Florence and the Machine Drops Video for New Song “King”

Florence and the Machine Drops Video for New Song “King”

Florence and the Machine have released a new single called “King.” It arrived this week with a new music video directed by Autumn de Wilde (who directed 2020’s Emma). Watch it below. Florence Welch discussed the new song in a statement: As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it.…