GREEN DAY’S DOCUMENTARY
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day are pleased to share Heart Like a Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot. The documentary will be available for purchase digitally and on DVD via Reprise Records tomorrow, November 13, 2015.
Captured on film by director John Roecker, Heart Like a Hand Grenade is considered by many to be a “lost film”. More than 10 years after the release of American Idiot, the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees present this time capsule rock doc that takes us inside the songwriting and recording process of their Grammy Award-winning punk rock opera. American Idiot achieved Multi-Platinum status worldwide and became a hugely successful Broadway show. Looking back on the band in the studio is both nostalgic and insightful-the band knew they had something good, but even they didn’t know how good.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE AND CHICAGO ANNOUNCE 2016 TOUR
Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced the Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 – 15 additional U.S. dates following their hit summer Heart And Soul Tour – due to popular demand. Promoted by Live Nation, fans across the country will be able to see the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups live beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. The tour will continue through cities such as Milwaukee, Columbus and Tampa before concluding on April 18 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
American Express and Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets in select cities beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. local time. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete pre-sale details and ticket information, please visit:
ASTROPOOL NEW SINGLE
Astropol matches Peter Bjorn And John’s Björn Yttling with Shout Out Louds’ Bebban Stenborg and Smash. The trio’s debut album The Spin We’re In is out next month, and single “Make Love Stay” suggests it’ll be a good one. Astropol’s music was allegedly inspired by the likes of Suicide and Willy DeVille (no relation), though this song’s shoegaze haze, crisp electronic drums, and tender celestial singalong remind me of the ’90s more than the ’70s. “You can make love leave, but you can’t make love stay,” goes the chorus. It is extremely pretty, and it will make you feel something.
ALEX WINSTON VIDEO “DAY I DIED”
Alex Winston would like to wish you a happy friday the 13th:
LEE GREENWOOD TO PERFORM “GOD BLESS THE USA” AT REDSKINS VERSUS SAINTS GAME
Academy of Country Music Award-winning artist, Lee Greenwood, will perform his iconic, patriotic song “God Bless the USA” prior to kick off Sunday, Nov. 15 at FedExField, presented by ACM Lifting Lives®.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundations (WRCF) and Redskins Salute will host 200 military surviving family members from TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) at the Washington Redskins versus New Orleans Saints game. During an on-field presentation where they will receive a star (red, white or blue) to represent their fallen hero, Lee Greenwood will sing live.
THE WILD FEATHERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + SINGLE
Nashville-based, critically celebrated rock quintet The Wild Feathers have announced details regarding their eagerly awaited new album. The 11-track set of impeccably-crafted songs entitled Lonely Is A Lifetime, will be released by Warner Bros. Records on March 111h, 2016. The first single from the album, “Overnight,” is available today from all participating digital retailers.
TONY HADLEY OF SPANDAU BALLET SET TO RELEASE “THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM”
Tony Hadley, legendary Spandau Ballet front man, presents his first-ever holiday album,called The Christmas Album, which will be available worldwide on November 27th on Verve Records. The Christmas Album features two brand new songs along with some of Hadley’s favorite Christmas classics. The first single from the new album, “Shake Up Christmas” will be serviced to radio stations on November 20th. The Christmas Album is available for pre-order on iTunes.
CHECK TREASURE FINGERS & BOSCO’S “MYNE” SINGLE
Treasure Fingers is a body-moving master who’s kept the party going since the earliest days of Fool’s Gold (and might be the only producer in the game who can boast nu disco anthems and Young Thug mixtape cuts in their catalog). His ATL neighbor BOSCO switches between genres just as deftly, penning future R&B jams and uptempo vogue workouts with style and ease. The duo follow up last Summer’s “Names” with the equally joyous new collab “MYNE,” an ultra-catchy, bass’d up slice of house music. Treasure Fingers’ drums have never been funkier, while BOSCO’s sweet-n-sour vocal shouts are truly irresistible. Pump up the jam!
LNDN DRGS DROP NEW “SUSAN” VIDEO
Bounce thru Bompton with LNDN DRGS in their new video for “Susan.” The day-in-the-life clip is a perfect snapshot of the buzzing underground duo’s freewheeling take on G-Funk, and first visual off their upcoming free Fool’s Gold album Aktive.
DM3’S “WEST OF ANYWHERE” COMPILATION ALBUM STREAM
DM3’s new remastered compilation album West of Anywhere is out now on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats via Alive Naturalsound Records.
WRETCH 32 RELEASES BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ALRIGHT WITH ME’
UK hip-hop star WRETCH 32 today announces the brand new video for new single ‘Alright With Me’ featuring up-and-coming female vocalist ANNE-MARIE and PRGRSHN. The single will be released through Ministry of Sound recordings on December 11th.
GT & WILDFIRE “THIS IS MY LOVE”
Coming off the back of their previous single “Feels Like It Should”, which has clocked up nearly 2 Million Spotify streams to date. GT & WILDFIRE are coming in red hot with their fresh new single “This Is My Love”. Leading first and foremost by smooth guitar riffs, LA-based vocalist NICK CLOW’s emotive and effortlessly uplifting vocal lines are laid over a perfectly executed house groove.
STATEMENT FROM MAD DECENT
Thursday, November 12 during the chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing the Yucatan Channel. The ship’s crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities. The search for the guest is ongoing. Both the ship and charter company teams are providing support to the family and all impacted guests during this difficult time.
MISSY ELLIOTT IS BACK WITH NEW SINGLE “WTF (WHERE THEY FROM)”
Atlantic recording artist Missy Elliott has announced today’s release of her long anticipated new single, “WTF (Where They From)” Feat. Pharrell Williams is available now at DSPs worldwide.
“WTF (Where They From)” is produced by both Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams. The track had its official world premiere today with hourly plays across all iHeartRadio Urban Mainstream outlets and is available now.
JUSTIN BIEBER TO PERFORM ON THE CITI CONCERT SERIES ON TODAY
Through the newly launched Citi Concert Series on TODAY, Citi and NBC News are creating new ways for fans and Citi customers to experience live music, as well as custom created-content via digital and social platforms and on-site activations. Citi customers also have opportunities for exclusive access and VIP experiences at Citibank’s Rockefeller Plaza branch, adjacent to the TODAY plaza.
The TODAY Concert Series is the first, and longest-running, on-air concert series on a national morning show. For more than two decades, TODAY’s live performances have been a favorite among viewers and have featured hundreds of performances from award-winning artists on the plaza and in the famed Studio 1A.
Wednesday, November 18th @ 7:00AM (check local listings)
RON POPE + THE NIGHTHAWKS’ VIDEO FOR “BAD INTENTIONS”
The song is from their self-titled debut album out on January 8 on Pope’s own label Brooklyn Basement Records. Popmatters called the track “irresistible” and goes on to say that it’s “a fantastic example of what to expect, with its blend of Americana, pop, ragtime, and one hell of a hootenanny chorus.”
JASON COLLETT PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “SONG AND DANCE MAN”
The video, compiled and edited by Arts & Crafts label-mate Hayden, shines a light on the trials and triumphs of the modern musician by creating contrast with archival footage of a variety of performers from a bygone age (courtesy of Prelinger Archives, San Francisco).
“I had a great time working with Jason on this video,” says Hayden. “He found this wonderful footage of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair: amateur videos of a time that differ from today’s ‘shoot everything’ mentality. Much of the footage is quite striking and thoughtful. Editing to such a great, catchy song was a real pleasure.”
SHELLEY SEGAL ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
Having just returned from a huge 40-date tour in the US, spirited Melbourne singer songwriter, Shelley Segal has announced the release of her new single, Background Noises. The flirtatious storyteller will hit the road for a string of national dates kicking off in Perth on November 18, moving through Adelaide, on to Victoria to play Dromana, Bennetts Lane and Paynesville, Brisbane, Albury, back to Adelaide and then home to Melbourne to complete the tour at Shelley’s regular Collins Square residency on December 18.
JOHN LENNON TO BE HONORED AT ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION & TELEVISED SPECIAL
In honor of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, Blackbird Presents in partnership with AMC today announced Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, an all-star concert event celebrating the music and message of the legendary music icon. The one-night-only concert event taping will be held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30pm ET, and air exclusively on AMC on Saturday, December 19th at 9:00pm ET/PT.
This once-in-a-lifetime concert, produced by Blackbird Presents, will bring together fans, friends and music royalty to honor Lennon’s musical legacy. The event will feature performances by: Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Peter Frampton, JUANES, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan (Train), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Willie Nelson, The Roots, Chris Stapleton, and Steven Tyler. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PROVIDES GEAR FOR THE TODAY SHOW PERFORMANCE
Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is proud to announce A Great Big World singer-songwriter and Yamaha artist Ian Axel is expected to accompany his performance on The Today Show with a Yamaha N3 AvantGrand Piano. A Great Big World is slated to perform on Friday, November 13, which coincides with the release date of their much anticipated second studio album, When The Morning Comes.
A Great Big World is a pop music duo from New York composed of singer-songwriters Ian Axel and Chad King. The pair first became known for their single, “This Is the New Year” which was performed by the cast on an episode of Glee. After being featured on an episode of So You Think You Can Dance, A Great Big World re-recorded their single, “Say Something” with Christina Aguilera making it an instant international hit which went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance.
LEMON “YOUR FRIENDS” (DIMOND SAINTS REMIX)
Toronto based artist Lemon and Oakland’s masked Duo Dimond Saints collide with explosive results on their Remix of Your Friends. Intricate layers and sonic perfection all come together on top of this infectious beat.
WHORE PAINT “DOGS”
Celebrated Providence, Rhode Island underground rock band WHORE PAINT will release its new album, Ultra Sound, on November 27 via Translation Loss Records. Boasting a powerful sound the trio describes as “a Riff Rock / No Wave / Crooner Shred hybrid”, WHORE PAINT creates unapologetically wild primal dark rock that lunges and jerks with a fiery post-punk spirit. Recorded at RI’s Machines With Magnets studios (Battles, Empty Flowers, Six Finger Satellite), Ultra Sound is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 LP, Swallow My Bones, a recording that was hailed as “mind melting” by The Big Takeover. In advance of the release of Ultra Sound, Revolver premieres the new track “Dogs”.