The Latest

Upcoming Releases: 

Thom Yorke:  Suspiria (XL Recordings) – October 26th
Metallica: …And Justice For All (Remastered) (Blackened Recordings) – November 2nd


ST. VINCENT
MassEducation: Reimagining of MASSEDUCTION Out Today on Loma Vista

“Savior” Live at the Belasco Theater Video Live Now

Jimmy Kimmel Live Brooklyn Week Appearance October 16

St. Vincent’s new album MassEducation is available as of today, October 12, on Loma Vista Recordings (incidentally, the one year anniversary of the release of her previous MASSEDUCTION).

A stunning standalone work in its own right, MassEducation is in fact another dimension of last year’s universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. Recorded live in the studio over two nights in 2017, MassEducation lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half. Performed entirely by Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano, the new album renders songs like “Young Lover” and “Fear The Future” and their subjects in vivid, vulnerable new light. Clark herself describes the album as “two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City.”

At the same time that MassEducation was released, a live video of the new album’s arrangement of “Savior” premiered. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and mixed by Adam Jackson, the “Savior” clip features Clark and Bartlett in an intimate and arresting performance shot live at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles—a night that moved UPROXX to comment “with a new version of MASSEDUCTION on the horizon, those songs will instantly find their place as more essential work. It’s not just that she can do anything she tries, it’s that she does it well enough to make you reconsider everything you know about her.”

The duo of Clark and Bartlett will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Tuesday, October 16, playing a selection of MassEducation material as part of the show’s annual Brooklyn week event.

St. Vincent and her band—Toko Yasuda (bass, background vocals), Daniel Mintseris (keyboard) and Matt Johnson (drums)—will continue playing full-band shows including a Sunday, October 14 Austin City Limits Festival second weekend, as well as an October 29 headline engagement at the Hollywood Palladium.

For further information, go to http://ilovestvincent.com/ or see the itinerary below:

10/14/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/19/18 – Guadalajara, MX – Tecate Coordenada
10/20/18 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Live Out
10/29/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium


THOM YORKE
“VOLK”
THIRD TRACK RELEASED IN ADVANCE OF SUSPIRIA (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 26 ON XL RECORDINGS

Animated Video by Ruff Mercy Live Now 

Last night saw the release of the haunting instrumental “Volk,” the third song to be released in advance of Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film).  The unveiling of “Volk” follows the release of “unsettling” (NPR) second track “Has Ended” and first single “Suspirium”—described by The New York Times as “sweetly chilling” and Rolling Stone as “peak Yorke, and scary good.”

Watch ‘Volk’ visual here – https://youtu.be/vpULWBT1WEg

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26 on XL Recordings.

Suspiria… consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals including the previously released “Suspirium,” which features the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Thom with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiria stands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multilayered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Volk” and “Has Ended,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be available across digital platforms, as well as 2-LP gatefold package pink vinyl and 2-CD physical versions. For further information go to http://x-l-r.co/suspiria


PAUL’S NEW VIDEO FOR ‘COME ON TO ME’ IS OUT NOW 
Featuring Fred “Little Freddie” Maxwell

WATCH IT HERE:
https://PaulMcCartney.lnk.to/COTMTeamFredEm
and try to stop yourself falling in love with his moves

Do you think you can do a better dance than Freddie? Prove it!

Film yourself dancing to ‘Come On To Me’ and post a video to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #COTMChallenge

Stay tuned for videos from #TeamAli and #TeamElsa and highlights from fans in the #COTMChallenge tag!

And if you can’t get enough of Fred’s moves, you can enjoy them in all their infinitely looping glory on Paul’s GIPHY channel


ST. VINCENT

MassEducation

Reimagining of MASSEDUCTION Out October 12 on Loma Vista

Heralded by the release of “Slow Slow Disco” and the out of thin air appearance of new instant grat track “Savior,” St. Vincent’s new album MassEducation is now available for pre-order in advance of its October 12 release on Loma Vista Recordings.

A stunning standalone work in its own right, MassEducation is in fact another dimension of last year’s universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. Recorded live in the studio over two nights in August 2017 while at Reservoir Studios NYC mixing MASSEDUCTION, MassEducation lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half. Performed entirely by Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano, the new album renders songs like “Young Lover” and “Fear The Future” and their subjects in vivid, vulnerable new light. Clark herself describes the album as “two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City.”

MassEducation’s arrangements were debuted to the public over the course of two intimate evenings with Clark and Bartlett October 2 at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and September 4 at London’s Cadogan Hall—the latter moving Q magazine to state “… a showcase of both straightforward songcraft and unmediated stage presence, this evening was undoubtedly a victory.”

The complete track listing for MassEducation is:

  1. Slow Disco
  2. Savior
  3. Masseduction
  4. Sugarboy
  5. Fear The Future
  6. Smoking Section
  7. Los Ageless
  8. New York
  9. Young Lover
  10. Happy Birthday, Johnny
  11. Pills
  12. Hang On Me

St. Vincent and her band—Toko Yasuda (bass, background vocals), Daniel Mintseris (keyboard) and Matt Johnson (drums)—will reconvene for a run of full-band shows beginning with an October 5 late night headline show ringing in this year’s Austin City Limits Festival’s opening weekend.

St. Vincent and band will also appear on the season premiere of Austin City Limits television on PBS October 6.

For further information, go to http://ilovestvincent.com/ or see the itinerary below:

10/05/18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/06/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/14/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/19/18 – Guadalajara, MX – Tecate Coordenada
10/20/18 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Live Out
10/29/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium


THOM YORKE
“HAS ENDED”
NEW TRACK OUT NOW FROM SUSPIRIA (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 26 ON XL RECORDINGS

Animated Video by Ruff Mercy Live Now

Photo Credit: Greg Williams

Following the release of first single “Suspirium”—described by The New York Times as “sweetly chilling” and Rolling Stone as “peak Yorke, and scary good”—a second track, “Has Ended,” has been released in advance of Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film). The album will be released October 26 on XL Recordings.

Suspiria consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals including the previously released “Suspirium,” which features the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Thom with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiria stands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multilayered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Volk” and “Has Ended,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be available across digital platforms, as well as 2-LP gatefold package pink vinyl and 2-CD physical versions. For further information go to http://x-l-r.co/suspiria


Jill Cunniff of Luscious Jackson

Lyric and Word Paintings
September 20-23 Exhibit Draws Hundreds
More Than a Dozen Paintings Sold

Next Show to be Announced

Luscious Jackson founding member Jill Cunniff‘s first exhibition of original artwork, Lyric and Word Paintings, was a resounding success. Opening with a Thursday, September 20th acoustic show by Jill and friends, the exhibit lasted through Sunday, September 23rd at 198 Allen Street in New York City, drawing hundreds of people and selling more than a dozen paintings.

“Having an art show has been a dream of mine since I started painting as a teenager,” Jill commented. “The experience of performing music in this beautiful space full of art was seriously exciting! It was great to see and interact with all the people who came to the opening. I loved doing the Q and A during the concert, where I talked about the process of making art and how it relates to writing music. We ended up selling 14 paintings. I can’t wait to do another show when my next bunch of paintings are done.”

Lyric and Word Paintings was presented By PMM ART PROJECTS.

Details of Jill’s next exhibit will be announced as they are confirmed.

For more information, contact steve@nastylittleman.commichele@nastylittleman.com, visit JillCunniffstudio.com, or follow Jill on Instagram at @jillcunniffstudio.

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ABOUT PMM ART PROJECTS

Pat Magnarella, a highly respected music manager, conceived PMM ART PROJECTS  as a “disruptive art business model” over a decade ago in which he neither strived to be an “agent” or “gallerist,” but, instead worked as a manager to ensure that his visual artist clients were protected, nurtured, and recognized both within and beyond the art world.

PMM ART PROJECTS has presented acclaimed exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and London and has been the subject of features in Forbes, BBC, Skynews, Evening Standard, New York Post, The SundayTimes of London, The Art Newspaper, GQ Magazine and others.


ST. VINCENT

AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE — OCTOBER 2 AT THE BELASCO THEATER
A FULL BAND SHOW — OCTOBER 29 AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Tickets On Sale—Including Limited Two-Show Packages—Today at 10 am PT

NEW TRACK “SLOW SLOW DISCO” OUT NOW

ST. VICIOUS DJ SET TONIGHT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

St. Vincent has confirmed an intimate evening unlike any of her previous public performances in the U.S., taking place October 2 in Los Angeles.

For one night only the musician also known as Annie Clark will sing a full set at the intimate Belasco Theater accompanied only by piano player Thomas Bartlett.

The Belasco engagement follows St. Vincent’s up close and personal September 4 show at London’s Cadogan Hall—an achievement that highlights another new dimension of this multifaceted artist, and that moved Q magazine to state “… a showcase of both straightforward songcraft and unmediated stage presence, this evening was undoubtedly a victory.”

In addition to the announcement of the Belasco Theater show, St. Vincent and her band—Toko Yasuda (bass, background vocals), Daniel Mintseris (keyboard) and Matt Johnson (drums)—will headline the Hollywood Palladium on October 29.

Fans who wish to attend the two unique performances will be able to purchase a specially priced ticket bundle while supplies last.

Ticket bundles that include entrance to both shows are available here by selecting “General Admission Bundle – Belasco & Palladium”: https://found.ee/STV_Palladium

Tickets to the Belasco Theater performance are available here: https://found.ee/STV_Belasco

Tickets to the Hollywood Palladium show are available here: https://found.ee/STV_Palladium

Today also sees the release of the new St. Vincent song “Slow Slow Disco,” available now on all streaming and digital platforms. Of this latest identity of “Slow Disco” from last year’s acclaimed Masseduction, St. Vincent says, “Songs are living things. They grow, they evolve, they change their moods and personalities over time.”

Finally, Annie Clark will celebrate her birthday with a DJ set under her St. Vicious alias as special guest of Beck at the Hollywood Bowl.

For further information, go to http://ilovestvincent.com/ or see the itinerary below:

09/28/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (ST. VICIOUS DJ Set supporting BECK)
10/02/18 — Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
10/05/18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/06/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/14/18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/19/18 – Guadalajara, MX – Tecate Coordenada
10/20/18 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Live Out
10/29/18 — Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium


GORILLAZ

DROP ‘TRANZ’ REMIX BY POTÉ

WATCH VISUALISER HERE

Today, Gorillaz share the remix for ‘Tranz’ by Poté. The track, taken from their acclaimed album ‘The Now Now’, has been reworked by the St. Lucian-born, London-bred artist. It is transformed into a club ready jam, touched with his culture-merging sound and love for drum and percussion work.

LISTEN HERE

The Poté Remix follows the release of the transformative ‘Tranz’ clip directed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett. The eye-popping visual that combines classic hand-drawn animation and Claymation marks the character’s first ever live performance video and only live performance since 2010’s unforgettable MTV EMA performance, watch here.


Dave Grohl to Launch “PLAY” Music Gear Auction on Reverb

Proceeds Will Benefit Organizations That Help Budding Musicians ‘Just Play’;

Limited Edition “PLAY” Vinyl Out NOW
Photo Credit: Andrew Stuart

Friday, September 28, 2018—After having unleashed his unprecedented and immersive project “PLAY,” Dave Grohl today announced The Dave Grohl “PLAY” Reverb Auction in partnership with Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling musical instruments. The auction launches on Tuesday, October 9, and will feature guitars, drums, and more signed by the musician. Proceeds from the auction will go to organizations that help young generations of musicians “just PLAY.”

In August, Grohl released “PLAY,” a two-part mini-documentary that celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to mastering a musical instrument and culminates in a 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental song performed live by Grohl on seven different instruments. In conjunction with the project, recording studios around the country donated session time to young musicians. In support of musicians like these, Grohl is auctioning a collection of signed instruments that mirror the musical equipment used to create “PLAY.”

“When I take my kids to their music lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. I’m inspired by watching that process,” Grohl said. “Even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out. It’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve what you’ve learned.”

Beginning on Tuesday, October 9, fans can bid on music gear donated by DW Drums, Fender, Gibson Gretsch, Ludwig, Made By Maple, and Zildjian — all signed by Grohl. Proceeds from the auction will benefit several organizations that make it possible for young musicians to learn and grow.

“Seeing my own kids start to play music and take lessons brings me back to the time when I was their age, chipping away at it and learning from my mistakes,” Grohl said. “ It’s a lifelong obsession, but at the end of the day—just like any kid—the reward is just to play.”

The auction will begin on Tuesday, October 9, and end in the evening on Sunday, October 21. Note that Reverb only hosts auctions on the rare occasion that the team deems items truly one-of-a-kind. To preview the items that will be available in The Dave Grohl “PLAY” Reverb Auction and a video of Grohl talking about the initiative, visit http://Reverb.com/DaveGrohlPLAY.

And at long last, the limited edition vinyl release for “PLAY” is available now. The LP features a 180 gram, single-sided vinyl with Grohl’s studio floor plan that was used for the recording of “PLAY” etched on the B-side.  The intricate packaging is a reverse gatefold that opens up diagonally and includes an insert of the mic input list from the recording session. Available for purchase now at your local record store or https://shop.foofighters.com/collections/dave-grohl-play.

Very special thanks to the manufacturers and studios who graciously donated gear and session time.

About Reverb

Reverb.com is the online marketplace to buy and sell new, used, and vintage music gear. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into the most popular music gear website in the world, with total sales on the platform surpassing $1 billion and more than 10 million musicians and music lovers around the world visiting the website each month. A portion of each sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which provides teachers, instructors, and leaders of music programs across the nation with the instruments they need. Reverb also recently launched Reverb LP, an online marketplace for buying and selling records and other physical music. Visit www.reverb.com or download the mobile app: https://reverb.com/page/reverb-app.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Distant Sky – Live In Copenhagen
EP – OUT NOW ON 12” VINYL AND DIGITAL

Watch and share new videos from the EP here:
https://ncandtbs.lnk.to/DistantSkyvideosPR

Buy the EP here:
ncandtbs.lnk.to/DistantSkyEPPR

For one night only in April of this year, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds shared a show from their celebrated 2017 world tour on cinema screens worldwide.

Today, they release a special EP of audio from that extraordinary show, Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen, available on Digital and 12” vinyl.

The tracklisting of the EP (released on Bad Seed Ltd) is as follows:

Side A:
Jubilee Street
Distant Sky

Side B:
From Her to Eternity
The Mercy Seat

Filmed at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captured an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s beautiful compositions alongside songs from their essential catalogue.

One of the most intense and exciting live acts on the planet, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds headlined festivals across Europe this summer and are about to cross continents to Latin and North America for 10 dates in October.

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Reviews for the film Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen:

“Cave and his cohorts full tilt.” Uncut

“It’s raucous and emotional, filmed with a decidedly human touch. ***** “ Time Out

“…capturing a triumphant live concert from Nick Cave and his very good Bad Seeds.” i-D

“‘Distant Sky’ – a concert film so powerful that it’s probably unfair to class it as simply a concert film.” Dork

“…captures the energy of their latest album Skeleton Tree and the electrifying response from the crowd.” GQ

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ touring line-up features Nick Cave (vocals, piano), Warren Ellis (violin, mandolin, guitar & samples) Martyn Casey (bass), Larry Mullins (drums, percussion), Jim Sclavunos(drums, percussion), George Vjestica (guitar) and Dave Sherman (keyboard).

Latin/North America Tour:
2 Oct – Pepsi Center WTC – Mexico City, Mexico
5 Oct – Teatro Caupolicán – Santiago, Chile
8 Oct – Teatro de Verano – Montevideo, Uruguay
10 Oct – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 Oct – Espaço das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
21 Oct – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA*
23 Oct – The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
25 Oct – The Anthem – Washington DC*
26 Oct – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
28 Oct – Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, Canada*

*With special guest Cigarettes After Sex.

www.nickcave.com


BEASTIE BOYS BOOK: LIVE & DIRECT

with ADAM HOROVITZ & MICHAEL DIAMOND

Adrock & Mike D Announce Six Nights of Readings, Conversation, Q&A with Special Guest Moderators, Live Score by Mix Master Mike & More

Every Ticket to Include Physical Copy of Beastie Boys Book

Out October 30, Available for Pre-Order at www.beastieboysbook.com  

Tickets On Sale Friday, September 28

In celebration of the October 30 release of Beastie Boys Book (Spiegel & Grau), Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond will embark on the six-night four-city Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct event tour.

Each night of Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct will feature readings, conversations between Mike D, Adrock and a special guest moderator, Q&A sessions–all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike and a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets in partnership with adidas Skateboarding. Sonos will provide the sound experience at each exhibit, playing a mixtape curated by Adrock and Mike D.

As if that’s not enough, every ticket for Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct comes with a physical copy of Beastie Boys Book—to be redeemed upon entrance to the event.

The full itinerary is as follows:

    10/29 – New York – Town Hall – Tickets*

    10/30 – Brooklyn – Kings Theatre – Tickets

    11/3 – Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre – Tickets

    11/4 – Los Angeles – Montalban Theatre – Tickets

    11/5 – San Francisco – City Arts & Lectures at Nourse Theater – Tickets

    11/30 – London – EartH – Tickets

Tickets are on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 28 at 10am local.

* Town Hall tickets are on sale 12 noon local time.

Written by Adrock and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more, Beastie Boys Book is a panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys for the first time in the band members’ own words. Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your HeadIll Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch and more.

With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book is so much more than a musicians’ memoir. Alongside Horovitz and Diamond’s personal recollections are an overwhelming assortment of rare photos and original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, and many more surprises.

Beastie Boys Book hits stands on Tuesday, October 30. Pre-order is available at www.beastieboysbook.com and http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/232195/

Socials:

https://www.facebook.com/beastieboys
https://twitter.com/beastieboys
https://www.instagram.com/beastieboysbook/
http://blog.beastieboys.com/


ARCADE FIRE

“PETER PAN” (Equiknoxx Remix)

VIDEO DIRECTED BY STORM SAULTER
STARRING MALEIK LAMONT & RAYANA CAMPBELL
CHOREOGRAPHY BY AMANYEA STINES

PREMIERE LIVE AT LARGE UP NOW 

As Arcade Fire approach the grand finale of their Everything Now Continued Tour, headlining The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles tonight, a new remix and accompanying video have been released for “Peter Pan” from the band’s Grammy-nominated international #1 album, Everything Now. Watch the video HERE.

Created completely independently by Negril, Jamaica-born director Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come), the “Peter Pan (Equiknoxx Remix)” clip plays like a short film–a “Lo-Fi Teenage Dancehall Fairytale” in Saulter’s words.

The video features Kingston dancehall stars Maleik Lamont and Rayana Campbell as Peter and Wendy, whose story plays out in a hypnotic mix of neon tinged nightscapes and kinetically charged dance sequences choreographed by Amanyea Stines (who also plays one of Wendy’s dancers, was responsible for casting all of the dancers in the video, and whose credits include work with Cardi B and Major Lazer among others).

The entire “Peter Pan” project speaks to Arcade Fire’s love for and familiarity with the music, culture and people of Jamaica. Storm Saulter’s relationship with the band traces back to their meeting through mutual friend Chris Blackwell, with an immediate bond formed that led to Saulter photographing the band at Trident Castle in Port Antonio during the sessions for their Reflektor album. Saulter’s involvement with “Peter Pan” was much deeper than the typical music video director: The “Peter Pan” version that serves as soundtrack to Peter and Wendy’s romance was coordinated by him–both the Equiknoxx remix as well as the dub mix by Saulter’s composer Jeremy Ashbourne.

Arcade Fire are currently playing the last few headline dates of their current tour tonight September 20 in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre, following by two nights at the Greek Theatre in Berekeley September 21 and 22. The last show of the tour will be Arcade’s September 23 return to Las Vegas for the Life Is Beautiful festival.


METALLICA’S ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION
Presents
THE HELPING HANDS CONCERT & AUCTION

November 3rd at The Masonic in San Francisco

Featuring a Rare METALLICA Acoustic Performance

Plus Special Guests Cage The Elephant (Acoustic)
100% of Proceeds to Go to Organizations Supported by ALL WITHIN MY HANDS

A little over 18 months ago Metallica announced the formation of All Within My Hands (AWMH), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism.  Now the band and everyone on the All Within My Hands board are excited to celebrate the foundation’s first full year with the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction on November 3rd at the Masonic in San Francisco. This very special evening will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the organizations Metallica and AWMH have supported, to bid on one of a kind auction items, and to experience a rare acoustic Metalllica show.  Also contributing an acoustic set will be the band’s friends Cage the Elephant.

AWMH was established in 2017 as a way for Metallica and the entire Metallica family to give back to communities around the world that have supported the band on tour. In its first six months of operation, the Foundation donated more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world—a practice the band and AWMH have continued on the North American WorldWired Tour, donating $10,000 to local food banks in every city and meeting dedicated people who focus their daily lives on helping others.

The Metallica family and the All Within My Hands Foundation board members are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As such, 100% of all donations from fans and third parties go to the organizations AWMH supports.

For more about All Within My Hands, please visit allwithmyhands.org.

Tickets in the balcony and a limited number of floor seats will be available via Ticketmaster this Friday, September 21st at 10 AM PDT. Click here to read how you can enter to win two third row floor seats and here to bid on prime floor seats for the event.


 

 


PAUL McCARTNEY
EGYPT STATION ARRIVES AT #1

Paul’s First Ever U.S. #1 Solo Debut and Third Solo #1 Album

“**** Make a list of all the songwriters who were composing great tunes in 1958. Now make an overlapping list of the ones who are still writing brilliant songs in 2018. Your lists read: Paul McCartney.” – Rolling Stone

Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station (Capitol Records) has entered the Billboard 200 at #1, making it the third Non-Beatles/Wings McCartney effort to top the U.S. chart and Paul’s first Stateside #1 since 1982’s Tug Of War. Earning  153,000 equivalent album units, Egypt Station is Paul’s first solo album to enter the chart at #1. Since beginning a new and profound direction on his creative journey with the 1970 release of his debut solo album, McCartney, Paul has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide.

The 18-time GRAMMY® winner launched Egypt Station with an intimate show at New York City’s Grand Central Station on September 7, which was live streamed as a YouTube Originals concert special–available for viewing HERE. The previous evening, McCartney visited The TonightShow Starring Jimmy Fallon and performed his Top 10 AAA hit “Come On To Me.”

Explaining the album’s concept, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’… I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.” The title is taken from the piece of art featured on the cover, which Paul painted in 1988.

Egypt Station has won praise from critics around the world. In a four-star lead review, Rolling Stonesaid,  “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)” London’s Sunday Times, Q Magazine and MOJO also awarded the album four stars.

The New York Times’ Jon Pareles observed, “McCartney contemplates mortality and pain while still trying to offer love and strength.”  TIME declared Egypt Station “Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.” NPR said, “This is his best album in maybe 20 years.” People noted, “Egypt Station is a tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists  — what’s not to love? It’s a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”

GQ reveals “The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney” in the magazine’s October cover story. Writer Chris Heath observed, “Paul McCartney is driven….If you imagine that by now McCartney might have reached the point where he would relax and look back with cozy satisfaction on his life’s achievements… well, then you’re already very wrong about both who Paul McCartney is and who he ever was.” In this accompanying video, McCartney breaks down his most iconic songs. Cover stories have also run in the London Sunday Times Culture section and MOJO.

Additionally, Spotify has announced the release of Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase. Recorded at Paul’s intimate Abbey Road Studio 2 gig earlier the summer, Under the Staircase features live versions of songs spanning Paul’s entire career—Beatles, Wings, solo catalogue numbers plus some of the first live performances of Egypt Station material—plus a feature length concert film.

Paul will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 5 and 12. He will return to the U.S. in 2019 for the Freshen Up tour. See below for confirmed dates.

Paul McCartney – The Freshen Up Tour – 2019 U.S. Dates

5/23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
5/27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
5/30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
6/1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
6/3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
6/6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
6/11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
6/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena


Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase

Now available on Spotify

14th September 2018: Today Spotify is proud to announce the release of ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’, a playlist of exclusive audio and video recordings, all captured at an intimate Paul McCartney gig which took place at Abbey Road Studios over the summer, at which Paul McCartney played tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station.

Spotify hosted Paul McCartney at the intimate gig at Abbey Road’s iconic Studio 2, the studio in which so many of The Beatles’ classic tracks were recorded. The session – which was overseen by producer Giles Martin, the son of ‘the fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin – featured a wealth of iconic tracks from the back catalogues of The Beatles and Wings, as well as tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station. The event was attended by around 150 of Paul McCartney‘s biggest fans from around the world, as well as close friends of the star and his family, including Stormzy, Kylie Minogue, Amy Schumer, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Spotify can now offer all of Paul McCartney’s fans the opportunity to enjoy the session as if they were there in Studio 2, in one new playlist, ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’.

‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’ is a first-of-its-kind audio and video playlist, comprising of 17 audio tracks and a feature-length concert film, made up of 34 videos capturing the most special moments of the Abbey Road session.

The audio Spotify Singles track listing includes:

o   A Hard Day’s Night

o   Love Me Do

o   Drive My Car

o   Got To Get You Into My Life

o   We Can Work It Out

o   I’ve Just Seen A Face

o   Lady Madonna

o   Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter

o   Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

o   My Valentine

o   Fuh You

o   Come On To Me

o   I’ve Got a Feeling

o   One After 909

o   Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

o   Back In The U.S.S.R.

o   Birthday

Paul McCartney’s latest album, Egypt Station, is now available on Spotify.




QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS TOUR CONCLUDES

129 SHOWS PLAYED
MORE THAN 1.7 MILLION MINDS BLOWN

ACOUSTIC BENEFIT AT HOBART, AUSTRALIA’S MONA RAISES $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PEDIATRICS WARD

Photo credit: Matt Dowling

Having left a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake from Niagara Falls to Australia, Queens Of The Stone Age’s world tour in support of its international chart-topping seventh album Villains (Matador) has careened to a triumphant finish with its 129th show in Perth.

The year-plus Villains run saw QOTSA play for more than 1.7 million true believers, including:

* An all day affair at London’s Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000

The Reading and Leeds festivals on the same day

* The first Queens Of The Stone Age headline show at Madison Square Garden

* A return to The Forum in Los Angeles, plus headlines at The O2 in London, Red Rocks, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Stadthalle in Vienna, the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and more.

As the tour ground to a close, fans in Tasmania were treated to an intimate one-off acoustic set at MONA(Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart  – a benefit that  generated $10,000 matched by QOTSA’s Joshua Homme’s own Sweet Stuff Foundation for a total of $20,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients.

See Queens Of The Stone Age play a sweet acoustic “The Way You Used to Do” live from MONA here.

With the Villains tour put to rest, Homme is back at work on The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme on Beats1 on Apple Music, which returned for it’s third season Tuesday, September 11 with new episodes through  Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Tune in at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/curator/the-alligator-hour/993270307?app=music&ign-itsct=be1_cur_jos&ign-itscg=10800