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Foo Fighters bring out Taylor Hawkins’ son at Boston Calling

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Foo Fighters’ return to the stage continued Friday night as the band headlined Boston Calling, where they got some help from family.

Just like he did at their opening show in New Hampshire earlier in the week, the set included Dave Grohl performing “Cold Day in the Sun,” the In Your Honor track featuring their late drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals. According to Consequence, he told the crowd, “I tried to do it the other night, and I’m gonna try to do it again,” adding. “And I’m gonna do it for Taylor’s family, and I’m gonna do it for Taylor.”

And turns out Taylor’s family was at the show to witness it, with the band bringing out his son Shane Hawkins to get behind the drumkit for the classic tune “I’ll Stick Around.”

And Taylor’s son wasn’t the only Foo offspring at the show. Grohl’s daughter Violet Grohl came out to join the band on two songs, “Shame, Shame” and “Rope.” 

As for new drummer Josh Freese, he continues to prove he has the right sense of humor to be a member of the band. At the New Hampshire show he wore a T-shirt that read “Employee of the Month,” while at Boston Calling he donned a tee that read, “Fingers crossed for the new guy.”

Both the New Hampshire show and Boston Calling were the Foos' first concerts since Hawkins' death in March of 2022. Their next show is happening May 28 at the Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio. A complete list of dates can be found at

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Coldplay, Metallica among StubHub's most in-demand summer tours


Coldplay and Metallica are among the most in-demand touring artists of the summer, according to StubHub.

Chris Martin and company come in at #5 on the list, followed by the "Enter Sandman" metallers at #8. To no one's surprise, Taylor Swift is #1.

The ranking was determined by cumulative global ticket sales on StubHub and viagogo for concerts taking place between Memorial Day, May 29, and Labor Day, September 4.

Among group acts, Coldplay has sold the most summer tour tickets, followed by Dead & Company, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Blink-182, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback, Guns N' Roses, Dave Matthews Band and Arctic Monkeys.

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Watch Måneskin, Turnstile & more on Primavera Sound livestream


Performances by artists including Måneskin and Turnstile will be featured in the livestream of the upcoming Primavera Sound festival from Barcelona, Spain.

The stream will air June 1-3 via the Amazon Music Twitch channel and on Prime Video starting each day at 1:30 p.m. ET.

You'll also be able to watch sets from Depeche Mode, Blur, St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket and New Order, among others.

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Shocker: Noel Gallagher isn't a fan of Matty Healy

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In what is surely a shocking development to anyone even the slightest bit familiar with the parties involved, Noel Gallagher apparently isn't a fan of Matty Healy.

You may recall that earlier this year The 1975 frontman declared that Noel and his estranged brother, Liam Gallagher, should "grow up" and reunite Oasis.

"Can you imagine being in, potentially, right now, still, the coolest band in the world and not doing it, 'cause you're in a [feud] with your brother?" Healy asked, adding, "There is not one person going to a High Flying Birds gig or a Liam Gallagher gig that would not rather be at an Oasis gig," referring to the brothers' respective solo projects.

When asked about his thoughts on Healy's comments during an interview with Spin, Noel replies, "Oh, that f****** slack-jawed f***wit. What did he say?"

As you might imagine, Noel's attitude didn't change when the interviewer told him Healy's quotes.

"He would never be able to imagine [being in the coolest band in the world]," Noel says. "He needs to go over how s*** his band is and split up."

Meanwhile, Noel and Liam continue to take shots at each other through interviews and social media. Just this week, Noel called Liam a "coward," to which Liam responded, "I don't wish AIDS on people," referring to Noel's infamous quote about members of Blur

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Julian Casablancas releases new song "Prophecy of the Dragon" with The Voidz

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The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has released a new song with his side project, The Voidz.

The track is called "Prophecy of the Dragon" and, according to a press release that claims to be "created by artificial intelligence and ... given zero biased prompts," features "hard riffs, poetic lyrics, and rhythmic aptitude."

You can take a listen for yourself now via digital outlets.

"Prophecy of the Dragon" follows several one-off Voidz singles from over the past couple years, including a bonus track on the recently released 10-year anniversary reissue of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which the so-called AI press release describes as a song to "celebrate two robots getting a divorce."

The most recent Voidz album is 2018's Virtue.

Following a trip to Europe, The Voidz will play a four-date residency in San Francisco in June.

The Strokes, meanwhile, will be touring Asia this summer, followed by a pair of U.S. headlining dates at Colorado's Red Rocks and New York City's Forest Hills Stadium in August. Their latest record is 2020's The New Abnormal.

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Thom Yorke guests on new song from electronic artist Clark

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Thom Yorke guests on a new song from an electronic artist called Clark.

The track is called "Medicine" and appears on Clark's new album, Sus Dog, which was executive produced by the Radiohead frontman.

Sus Dog and "Medicine" are out now via digital outlets, and you can watch the "Medicine" video streaming now on YouTube.

In addition to collaborating with Clark, Yorke's been busy with The Smile, the Radiohead offshoot band also featuring guitarist Jonny Greenwood. The group will launch a U.S. tour in June.

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Listen to the "more Lana Del Rey" version of Taylor Swift collaboration, "Snow on the Beach"

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Lana Del Rey's collaboration with Taylor Swift now officially features even more Lana Del Rey.

A new version of the joint track, titled "Snow on the Beach," appears on the "Shake It Off" superstar's newly released Midnights (The Til Dawn Edition), the deluxe edition of her 2022 album, Midnights.

While some fans thought the original Midnights recording of "Snow on the Beach" didn't feature enough of Del Rey, the updated track makes up for that with additional vocals from the "Video Games" artist, and is even titled "Snow on the Beach" feat. More Lana Del Rey.

"You asked for it, we listened," Swift wrote in an Instagram post. "Lana and I went back into the studio specifically to record more Lana on 'Snow on the Beach.'"

You can listen to the more Lana version of "Snow on the Beach" now via digital outlets.

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Shinedown hoping to play full 'Leave a Whisper' show for album's 20th anniversary


Shinedown's debut album, Leave a Whisper, turns 20 this Saturday.

Released May 27, 2003, Leave a Whisper put Shinedown on the map with the singles "45" and "Fly from the Inside" — as well as a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man" included on the deluxe version — and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

"Man, that's crazy," frontman Brent Smith tells ABC Audio of the 20th anniversary. "It literally feels like it was yesterday. It really does."

Smith shares that he and his bandmates are working on a way to celebrate the Leave a Whisper milestone, and he has a particular dream gig in mind that he's "throw[ing] out into the atmosphere."

"It'd be awesome to play it in full at Madison Square Garden," Smith says. "We've never played Madison Square Garden, it would be awesome to do that."

Whether or not Shinedown ends up headlining the famed New York City arena, Smith says the group is planning to play a Leave a Whisper anniversary show somewhere this year.

"We're gonna try and do one show this year, I don't know where it'll be — who knows, it might be Madison Square Garden — where we're gonna play Leave a Whisper front to back," Smith says. "Then obviously we'll go off for a minute, come back, and then we'll play another 10 songs. But we're working on ... one Leave a Whisper show, to play it in its entirety, which has never been done before."

In the meantime, Shinedown will resume touring in support of their latest record, 2022's Planet Zero, in July.

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Supermassive box score: Muse passes $200 million in career concert earnings

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Muse has hit a major touring milestone.

According to Billboard, Matt Bellamy and company have now brought in over $200 million is gross ticket sales. Their total concert earnings now sit at $206.6 million.

Muse passed the $200 million mark on their U.S. tour this year supporting their latest album, Will of the People. The outing also featured Evanescence on the bill, as well as Highly Suspect for select dates.

Will of the People, the ninth Muse studio effort, was released last August. It features the singles "Won't Stand Down," "Compliance" and "Kill or Be Killed."

Muse will resume touring behind Will of the People with a European run kicking off this weekend.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs drop off Boston Calling lineup

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs will no longer be playing this weekend's Boston Calling festival.

In a statement posted to the band's Twitter, frontwoman Karen O shares that she "got nailed with a gnarly bug last week that got in there deep."

"I've started a course of antibiotics and have been instructed to continue to rest it out which means I won't be able to sing for you this Friday at Boston Calling," O writes. "We have been so looking forward to playing for you again and are super bummed and sorry for the disappointing news."

O adds that the cancellation is "unrelated" to guitarist Nick Zinner, whose battle with pneumonia last year forced Yeah Yeah Yeahs to pull out of playing Saturday Night Live.

"Nick ... is doing great and back in fighting shape," O writes.

"We hope to see you soon in good health and spirits," she concludes. "Until then much love."

Meanwhile, Boston Calling organizers have announced that Dropkick Murphys have joined the bill in place of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Boston Calling takes place May 26-28. The bill also includes Foo Fighters, Paramore, The Lumineers, Queens of the Stone Age, Alanis Morissette and The National.

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Yellowcard announces first new release in seven years 

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Yellowcard is set to release new music for the first time in seven years.

The "Ocean Avenue" outfit has announced a new EP called Childhood Eyes, due out July 7. It features guest spots by Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba and Pierce the Veil's Vic Fuentes.

"We feel like these 5 songs represent the Yellowcard sound that fans know and love in the best possible way," the group says.

Yellowcard's last release was their 2016 self-titled album. The group broke up following a final tour in 2017 before eventually getting back together at last year's Riot Fest.

This summer, Yellowcard will launch a U.S. tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ocean Avenue album. They're also playing this year's When We Were Young Festival in October.

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Royal Blood drops new single "Mountains at Midnight," announces 'Back to the Water Below' album

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As previously teased, Royal Blood has premiered a new single called "Mountains at Midnight." Not only that, the duo has announced a new album.

The fourth studio effort from Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher is titled Back to the Water Below and arrives September 8.

Back to the Water Below follows Royal Blood's dance-influenced 2021 record, Typhoons. While "Mountains at Midnight" is more of a return to the band's pre-Typhoons sound, they hint at more experimentation on the rest of the record.

"We wanted to remind you who we are and what we do before we drag you down the rabbit hole with us," Royal Blood says.

You can listen to "Mountains at Midnight" now via digital outlets. Its accompanying video, which comes with a flashing imagery warning, is streaming now on YouTube.

Here's the Back to the Water Below track list:

"Mountains at Midnight"
"Shiner in the Dark"
"Pull Me Through"
"The Firing Line"
"Tell Me When It's Too Late"
"How Many More Times"
"High Waters"
"There Goes My Cool"

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Portugal. The Man shares new song "Summer of Luv" off 'Chris Black Changed My Life' album

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Portugal. the Man has shared a new song called "Summer of Luv," a track off the band's upcoming album, Chris Black Changed My Life.

The track, which features the psychedelic band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, is available now via digital outlets. You can watch its accompanying visualizer, which references the opening credits of The Simpsons, streaming now on YouTube.

"Summer of Luv" follows the previously released Chris Black Changed My Life songs "Dummy," "Champ" and "Thunderdome [W.T.A.]."

Chris Black Changed My Life is the follow-up to 2017's Woodstock, which spawned the megahit "Feel It Still." It's due out June 23.

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Filter premieres video for "Face Down" single

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Filter has premiered the video for "Face Down," the band's latest single.

The clip finds the "Hey Man Nice Shot" outfit recording the tune over a video chat session, which is hacked by a continuous video loop of different skateboarders, snowboarders and bikers wiping out and falling, well, face down. It also includes a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

You can watch the "Face Down" video streaming now on YouTube.

The song "Face Down" premiered earlier in May and follows the track "For the Beaten," which dropped last October. A new Filter album, the follow-up to 2016's Crazy Eyes, is due out later this year.

Filter will perform a streaming concert on June 17.

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Tame Impala, HAIM, GAYLE featured on 'Barbie' soundtrack

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Tame Impala, HAIM and GAYLE are featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming Barbie movie.

Rolling Stone has revealed the upcoming album's lineup, which also includes Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Ice Spice, Khalid, Charli XCX and Dominic Fike, as well as Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken in the movie. Gosling, you may recall, fronted the 2000s indie band Dead Man's Bones and sang in the 2016 movie musical La La Land.

The soundtrack will be executive produced by Mark Ronson, who worked with Queens of the Stone Age on their 2017 record, Villains.

Barbie, which stars Margot Robbie as the iconic doll, will hit theaters July 21. The soundtrack arrives that same day.

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