Music News - Alternative


ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde is joined by Miguel and The Chemical Brothers for "This Is Not a Game," a cut from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. "Electric and dark, the tune seems perfectly posed to set the mood for the particularly angsty third installment of the hit franchise," writes Billboard of the latest release from the Lorde curated OST.

weezer-032014.jpg Weezer is giving its fans the chance to pick the band's next single. The band posted the request on their Facebook page, where they noted, "How much do you think each of these 3 songs would help Weezer's career if released as the next single?" Fans can then pick between the songs "Ain't Got Nobody," "Da Vinci," and "Go Away" (with Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino).

DamonAlbarn-080511.jpg Damon Albarn says that Gorillaz fans can look forward to new music from the band in 2016. A new LP would be the first since 2011's The Fall. Speaking with the Sydney Morning Herald, Damon didn't rule out the possibility of also bringing his Blur bandmates back together.

Coldplay-100209.jpg Coldplay will release Ghost Stories Live 2014 a CD/DVD set that features tour highlights along with a full album performance at Sony Studios. "The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," Chris Martin said in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true."

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Foo Fighters have released the music video for "Something from Nothing," the first from their upcoming album, Sonic Highways. The vid was debuted on Friday, October 17, following the premiere episode of the band's eight episode HBO doc, also called Sonic Highways.

U2-100209.jpg U2 singer Bono has finally opened up on the reason for his habit of constantly wearing sunglasses. Speaking with the BBC, Bono said that he's battling light sensitivity caused by glaucoma. "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine . . ."

theStrokes-020510.jpg Strokes and Voidz fronter Julian Casablancas recently opened up on his newfound sobriety. Speaking with Rolling Stone, he said that his battle with alcohol left him severely depleted. "I was hungover for, like, five years. Like, literally four years after I stopped drinking, I still didn't feel 100 percent. I still had that feeling of being a little hungover."

muse-101609.jpg Muse have officially wrapped the first session for their new studio album and say it was an intense experience. They shared the news via Instagram with a bird's eye view picture of their studio and the note "End of first session. It's been emotional."

gerard-092214.jpg Gerard Way performed the single "No Shows" on Conan, the latest to be taken off of his debut solo record Hesitant Alien. "No Shows" was the second single to be taken off of Hesitant Alien, with the others being "Millions" and "Action Cat." The album was released through Warner Bros. Records on September 30.

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher's six-date U.K. tour sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale. Tickets went on sale on Gallagher's website at 9am and sold out shortly thereafter. Gallagher will tour the U.K. and Ireland next year with his band High Flying Birds. Kicking off in Belfast, Gallagher will then head to Dublin, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London during March.

FlamingLips-080211.jpg Miley Cyrus hooked up with the Flaming Lips and Moby for a cover of the Beatles' classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." The Lips released a sample of the cut to its Pledge Music page, promoting the group's upcoming Fab Four cover LP. "We're very excited to share our Sgt. Pepper's remake album, With a Little Help From My Fwends with you . . ."

David-Bowie.jpg The list of Black Friday Record Store Day exclusive releases is beginning to roll out as special collectible vinyl offerings from David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani have been announced. Bowie is releasing Legacy's Black Friday flagship title, an exclusive 10-inch single that features his new compilation's previously unreleased track "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)."

REM-101209.jpg Former R.E.M. fronter Michael Stipe has landed a residency at NYU's Steinhardt Department of Art, where he'll teach a class called "New Sights, New Noise," focusing on media in the internet age. "The title 'New Sights, New Noise' refers directly to the glut and onslaught of information made available by the Internet, often without context or authorship . . ."

paparoach-101614.jpg Papa Roach have announced that their latest album, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Rise) will hit on January 27 via Eleven Seven Music. "There obviously has been an element of hope within the despair of the music that we write, and I think that that's always key, and that's very important to what we do, is to always have that element of hope," frontman Jacoby Shaddix said.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde, Imagine Dragons and Bastille have all notched multiple nominations for the upcoming 2014 American Music Awards. Lorde and Imagine Dragons both earned nods for the night's biggest award, Artist of the Year, while all three acts have been nominated for the Best Alternative Rock honor.