The Strokes have confirmed plans for a headlining performance in London's Hyde Park. The appearance will be part of the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The Strokes are just one of the big name headliners set for this year's event and join Beck and Future Islands. The New York rockers broke news to fans this week in an official statement.
Former Blink-182 rocker Tom DeLonge has opened up about his plans for a solo career following the band's split. The band's internal beef went public this year when Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker revealed that DeLonge had quit the band and refused to record a new album with them.
Former Korn drummer David Silveria is suing the band after he was not invited to rejoin them for their most recent tour. In his suit, Silveria claims that his leave from the band was never meant to be permanent and that he never formally gave up his place in the band. According to Rolling Stone, Silveria is suing the band for his stake in the profits they made.
AWOLNATION is back with a new song, "Windows," taken off their upcoming sophomore album Run. "Windows" is the second single to be released from the record, following "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)." "I think the next record will be a little more raw, and a little more aggro, and a little stranger, but still have the nursery-rhyme feel of melody . . ."
Billy Corgan has once again shared his views on the current state of music, saying that rock stars should take an "aggressive stance" against pop music. He spoke on the big difference between rock and pop with Channel 7's The Morning Show. "Rock 'n' roll will be fine. I just think it needs to be more aggressive in taking on pop music," he began.
Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler will join Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman at this year's South By Southwest Festival to discuss music economy. The panel discussion will be about "the celebrity economy in music" and will question how artists are to make a living in the future. It will also include Berger Management's Nicky Berger.
An arrest warrant has been issued for former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese. He played with the band between 1991 and 1994 and is allegedly wanted in Texas on charges for possession controlled substances. According to ultimateclassicrock.com, he has been slapped with two charges.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja have released their joint soundtrack to UK Gold, an upcoming documentary on tax avoidance. The soundtrack can be streamed at the U.K. Uncut website. The 12-track score was composed by the musicians and features contributions from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Elbow's Guy Garvey.
The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers have announced that his next solo album, his second, will be titled The Desired Effect. He broke the news via a note posted onto his Twitter page. "We will finally achieve The Desired Effect. Ariel [Rechtshaid, producer] and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether [sic] in the spirit of conversation."
Alice in Chains have launched a charity fundraising effort called the Alice in Chains Fantasy Football Auction to benefit MusiCares and the Music for Relief charity's Ebola Prevention program. A number of items are up for auction including a signed photograph of Duff McKagan at the Guns N' Roses show at the Troubadour in 1986.
Stone Temple Pilots will tour with Chester Bennington this spring, scheduling dates beginning April 8 at Seattle's Paramount Theater, and wrapping April 30 in Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. local time on Friday, February 20. For every ticket purchased one dollar will be donated to Music for Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to disaster relief.
Following his big win at the 2015 Grammys, Beck is headed out on the road. The alt-rocker has scheduled five dates, beginning at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 15-17. Further dates include May 16 in Memphis, Tennessee; May 19 in North Charleston, South Carolina.; and May 20 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He'll wrap on May 22 at the Boston Calling Festival.
Alt-J have released the music video for "Pusher," the band's latest single. The vid, directed by Thomas Rhazi, was generated from a concept by Alt-J leader Joe Newman, according to Rhazi. "The original idea was Joe's one. It was about a guy breaking his neck in a very poetic way. We spoke about the British Speaker's Corners - all those men and women in the late 70's..."
Foo Fighters, Muse and Ryan Adams are the headliners for the upcoming Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. The fest, which goes down from July 24-26, takes place at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture. Previously announced acts include Motorhead, Johnny Marr, Of Monsters and Men, Ride, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Happy Mondays.
Former Blink-182 fronter Tom DeLonge is gearing up for the release of previously unheard Blink demos next month. Tom says he hasn't left the band, contrary to the claims of Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker -- nonetheless, he'll drop the material in March. "March 1, I will be launching personal recordings of new Blink demos along with a few extra tracks on TomDelong.me."