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Sick New World 2023 lineup: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Turnstile, Sevendust,, more

Sick New World 2023 lineup: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Turnstile, Sevendust,, more

After being teased on social media, the lineup for the inaugural 2023 edition of Las Vegas Festival Sick New World is here. The bands teased had leaned heavily on the early-’00s nü-metal scene, including System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, and Chevelle, and they’re all here, but the lineup also features goth, industrial, hardcore, and more. It includes Turnstile, The…

Tenacious D, Beck, and Dave Grohl Cover “Summer Breeze” at Los Angeles Benefit Show

Tenacious D, Beck, and Dave Grohl Cover “Summer Breeze” at Los Angeles Benefit Show

John C. Reilly and Greg Kurstin also joined the stage at Judd Apatow’s concert aiding victims of mass casualties On August 16, Tenacious D, Beck, Dave Grohl, John C. Reilly, and Greg Kurstin joined forces onstage during filmmaker Judd Apatow’s charity concert in Los Angeles. They did a live rendition of Seals & Crofts 1972 ballad “Summer Breeze.” Watch a clip…

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Receive Global Icon Award and Perform at 2022 MTV VMAs

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 MTV VMAs, which air Sunday, August 28 at 8. p.m. ET/PT from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The group’s new video “Tippa My Tongue” will premiere on the channel today. The song appears on the grouo’s forthcoming album, “Return of the Dream Canteen,”…

ALICE IN CHAINS Plays First Concert In Three Years

ALICE IN CHAINS Plays First Concert In Three Years

ALICE IN CHAINS kicked off its North American tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BUSH last night (Wednesday, August 10) at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. It marked ALICE IN CHAINS‘ first live performance in front of an audience since a September 2019 concert in Seattle. After the show, ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Inez shared a couple of Instagram photos taken at the gig,…

Your bad habits might actually be good for you?

Your bad habits might actually be good for you?

Everyone knows we’re not supposed to bite our nails or pee in the shower . . . but what if those things are actually GOOD for you? Britain’s “Sun” tabloid collected 12 “bad habits,” and then listed a potential BENEFIT to that behavior, based on some random scientific research. Here they are . . . but keep…

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…