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Red Hot Chili Peppers announce reunion with John Frusciante AND new album!

This marks the band’s first release with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006. Red Hot Chili Peppers will return on April 1st, 2022 with their new album, Unlimited Love. They’ve been busy as the album features 17 tracks! “Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing…

Wallows drop “Especially You” and announce upcoming album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’

Wallows have released their latest single “Especially You.” The band also announced their sophomore album, Tell Me That It’s Over, due March 25. If that’s not enough, Wallows also revealed a number of tour dates, which will see them perform in the U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. This news comes in addition to a lengthy North American run,…

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominations include Rage Against The Machine, Beck and more

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for 2022. A total of 17 acts have been nominated, including New York Dolls,  MC5, Kate Bush and DEVO. Seven of the nominees have been nominated for the first time. The first timers include Eminem, Beck, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon and A Tribe Called Quest. This was the first year Eminem was eligible to receive a nomination.…

The Black Keys Announce 2022 Tour with Band of Horses

The Black Keys have announced the “Dropout Boogie,” a 32-date North American tour with Band of Horses. Marking The Keys’ first outing in three years, the “Dropout Boogie” primarily consists of outdoor amphitheater shows taking place July and October 2022. Band of Horses will open each date of the tour, while Ceramic Animal, Early James, and Velveteers…

Watch! Bleachers perform their latest songs on SNL.

Jack Antonoff and his band replaced Roddy Ricch, who pulled out of the episode after a COVID-19 exposure. The musical mastermind Jack Antonoff brought his project Bleachers to Saturday Night Live on January 15th. The band performed “How Dare You Want More” and “Chinatown” on the Saturday Night Live stage. Roddy Ricch—the originally scheduled performer—was replaced after a COVID-19 exposure.  Give us a second. Gonna…

Jazzfest is back with an incredible lineup for 2022.

Jazzfest is back with an incredible lineup for 2022.

After the 2020 and 2021 editions of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival were cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 edition is back and that lineup is lookin real good. Foo fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Nelly, The Revivalists, Stevie Nicks, and The Who are among the stacked roster of both national and local…

Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in Biopic.

You read that right. WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story was written by Yankovic himself alongside Eric Appel, who will also serve as the film’s director. The biopic will go into production in Los Angeles beginning in February, and will be released exclusively through The Roku Channel. The biopic “holds nothing back, exploring every facet of…

We finally have a trailer for Studio 666!

Foo Fighters have shared the first trailer for their horror comedy movie Studio 666. The clip shows the band moving into a haunted mansion in Encino, California to write and record their 10th album. Hijinx and grisly violence ensue. Studio 666 is set to premiere in U.S. theaters on February 25, 2022. Directed by BJ McDonnell, the film…

Jack White drops new single “Love Is Selfish”

Jack White is gearing up to release two new albums in the coming months: a “really hard” rock record called Fear of the Dawn and a “very mellow” acoustic LP titled Entering Heaven Alive. Today, he’s shared the first track from the latter album with “Love Is Selfish.” Take a listen to the tender ballad below. Fear of the Dawn — which…