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“If we define fun as the unknowing acceleration of time, then Rammstein’s particular brand of self-obliteration, in which time collapses entirely, is a guaranteed good time” —THE NEW YORKER

“Go for the fireballs, stay for the self-mythologizing and angst” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The commitment to excessive pyromania was epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most arena rock. More important was that the six-piece band… wasn’t dependent on those fireworks but could have easily punished and soothed the senses to nearly the same effect with music alone.” —THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“One of heavy music’s biggest and most dynamic live acts” —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

This year will see the North American debut of the most extreme spectacle in live music, when RAMMSTEIN brings its full-scale stadium production to this continent for the first time ever. Rock n roll’s most ambitious pyro-theatrical experience will be on display for a series of 10 open-air dates beginning August 20 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and setting eight U.S. stadiums ablaze before a final bonfire at Foro Sol in Mexico City on September 27. The tour is produced by AEG Presents. 

Tickets will be go sale to the public 10am local time Friday January 24. For further information, pre-sales, special packages etc., go to

The full itinerary for the tour, RAMMSTEIN’s most extensive series of N.A. shows since its 2011-2012 tour, is as follows:

Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Sunday, August 23, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Thursday, August 27, 2020 –  Washington, DC  – FedExField
Sunday, August 30, 2020 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Thursday, September 3, 2020 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sunday, September 6, 2020 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Sunday, September 27, 2020 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol  

RAMMSTEIN’s six-man lineup CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER, FLAKE LORENZ, OLIVER RIEDEL, PAUL LANDERS, RICHARD Z. KRUSPE, and TILL LINDEMANN, has remained unchanged since the band’s 1994 formation and 1995 release of its debut album, HERZELEID.  RAMMSTEIN’s second album, SEHNSUCHT, released in 1997, propelled the band to international fame and featured the GRAMMY-nominated single “DU HAST.” MUTTER, the third RAMMSTEIN album, was released in 2001 and was supported by what would be the band’s final U.S. tour for nearly a decade. REISE, REISE, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2004, preceded by the GRAMMY-nominated single “MEIN TEIL” and followed by fifth album ROSENROT in 2005. LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA, the sixth RAMMSTEIN studio album, was released in 2009 and reached #13 on the Billboard 200, making it RAMMSTEIN’s highest-charting album in the U.S. up to that point. LIFAD would be the first RAMMSTEIN album since 2001’s MUTTER to be supported by North American touring: On December 11, 2010, RAMMSTEIN played its first U.S. date in 10 years, a one-off headline at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The MSG show sold out in less than 20 minutes and was followed by extensive North American Tours in 2011 and 2012, which would sell out venues including the Forum in Los Angeles, Chicago’s Allstate Arena, the Bell Centre in Montreal and more. RAMMSTEIN made its debut on U.S. network television during the 2011 tour, performing “DU HAST” and “FEUER FREI!” on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

RAMMSTEIN broke into the U.S. Top 10 for the first time with the May 17, 2019 release of its untitled seventh album, which entered at #9 on the Billboard 200. Produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN, the untitled record is comprised of 11 new RAMMSTEIN tracks including singles “AUSLANDER,” “RADIO” and “DEUTSCHLAND,” which have amassed combined streams and views exceeding 200 million. The release of the album was followed by the sold-out Europe Stadium Tour 2019, which ran May 17 through August 23, 2019.




The internet as a whole has never been a reliable resource for detailed or even accurate information re: Radiohead. Many sites that attempted to provide some measure of service have long since gone dark as well. The overall effect has been “Radiohead” search results that yield random and/or abbreviated shards: songs and album titles unaccompanied by detailed artwork or any additional context, low quality videos preceded by advertisements and shuffled via algorithms, and so on…

That ends with the unveiling of the Radiohead Public Library. From today, visitors at will be able to create their own library card and membership number, and access a highly curated and organized archive of the band’s catalogue and corresponding visuals and various artifacts associated with each album: Detailed artwork, official videos, and ad-free HD live and TV performances, B-Sides and compilation tracks, previously out-of-print merchandise to be custom made on demand, band members’ “office chart” playlists from around the time of In RainbowsThe King of Limbs and A Moon Shaped Pool recording sessions, and more.

To commemorate the Library’s opening week, Colin and Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke will each take a turn serving as librarian for a day beginning January 20 and ending January 24, each presenting a curated selection of archival material across the band’s social media channels (as well as their own Radiohead Public Library cards).

Finally, coinciding with the Library’s opening, a number of previously unavailable Radiohead rarities have been made available to stream and download, including the band’s 1992 debut, the Drill EP, “I Want None of This” from the 2005 charity compilation Help!: A Day in the Life, and the 2011 TKOL RMX 8 remix EP.

Apple Lands “Beastie Boys Story,” produced by Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze

New film directed by Spike Jonze, and written by Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz along with Jonze, to portray the history and legacy of the revolutionary group

Apple today announced that it has acquired “Beastie Boys Story,” a new nonfiction film from Grammy Award-winning Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz and Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze. A special cut of the documentary feature will open exclusively in select IMAX® theatres for a limited engagement April 3, before premiering globally on Apple TV+ on April 24.

Beastie Boys, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze. 

The film is set to premiere on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ #1 charting 1994 album, “Ill Communication,” and reunites Beastie Boys with director Spike Jonze over 25 years after directing the music video for the album’s immortal hit single, “Sabotage.” 

“Beastie Boys Story” is produced by Grammy Award winner Jason Baum, Amanda Adelson, alongside director and writer Spike Jonze, and executive produced by Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Dechen Wangdu-Yauch, John Silva, John Cutcliffe, Peter Smith, Thomas Benski, Dan Bowen, Sam Bridger, Michele Anthony, David Blackman and Ashley Newton.
The project grew out of Adam’s and Mike’s collaboration on their bestselling “Beastie Boys Book”

The film is produced for Apple by Fresh Bread and Pulse Films in association with Polygram Entertainment. The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, as well as select Samsung smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices and at, for $4.99 per month with a seven day free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.*

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Photo by Atiba Jefferson
Background image by Glen E. Friedman

Comments from the filmmakers:
 “There are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order.  Spike is one of those friends.  And even when you don’t recognize anything on the menu, he comes up with something good for the whole table.  Like when we wondered what to do when our book comes out… then Spike placed his order: You will put on a show for the children.” – Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz

“I owe Beastie Boys a lot. One time, they pulled me out of a burning ship, and another time they helped me cheat on my college exam to get into Florida State. So, it was a real privilege to get to reunite with them and help them tell their story.” – Spike Jonze

“This is the eighth time I’ve rewritten this thing, the filmmakers kept telling me I was doing it wrong but I’m really feeling this one. Here’s what the film is: MikeDiamond and Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys tell you an intimate, personal story of their band, and their 40 years of friendship together. From the 1980s New York City punk scene, to Fight For Your Right (to Party) and becoming the first hip-hop artists to make a #1 record (Licensed to Ill), through their evolution, which took them to Sabotage, Intergalactic and beyond. Created with their old friend, their former  grandfather and collaborator, filmmaker Spike Jonze, the film seamlessly mixes a live stage show and documentary to create a new format, a live documentary. Does that make sense? It’ll make more sense when you see the trailer that the filmmakers haven’t finished editing yet, despite constant badgering. But anyways, I’m not mad. In this film that was shot at Kings Theater in Brooklyn, Mike D and Adrock discuss their evolution as musicians, artists and people, and a whole bunch of other crazy sh!t. Their co-conspirator, musician, activist, inventor, discredited astrophysics professor and my favorite beastie boy, Adam Yauch, couldn’t be there that night because he passed away in 2012. But even though he’s not there, his spirit is very much felt onstage through Mike and Adam and the force of nature that was Yauch, their band, and their friendship.” – Larry


“Holy Shit!!! 25 years?!

Thank You guys for being with us year after year…for singing along & making every show the best night of our lives.

We’re JUST getting started, so

Buckle Up, 2020… it’s going to be an INSANE year full of some seriously crazy shit…”




Four Previously Unavailable Thom Solo & Atoms For Peace Tracks Released Digitally Tonight

Photo credit: Sean Evans @deadskinboy

Following the announcement of his April 11th and 18th Coachella 2020 appearances, Thom Yorke has confirmed two headline dates that will complete his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour:

Monday April 13th — Phoenix AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Thursday April 16th — Sacramento CA – Memorial Auditorium

Tickets for these shows will be on sale to the public as of Friday, January 17th.

The 2020 leg of the Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes world tour begins March 28th at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA. Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes live shows feature Thom, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri performing songs from Thom’s solo and Atoms For Peace catalogues, including his current album ANIMA and last year’s Suspiria soundtrack, which will contend across four categories in the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26, 2020: ANIMA for Best Alternative Music album, Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging, and Best Music Film, and “Suspirium” for Best Song Written For Visual Medium.

ANIMA was released June 27, 2019 by XL Recordings, accompanied by a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed “one-reeler,” also titled ANIMA, on Netflix. The New York Times noted both the album’s “subtle, complex, changeable layerings and richly shadowy sounds” and praised the film as “elusive, dreamlike and worthy of its leading man: a singer who knows how to move.” ANIMA was written by Thom Yorke, produced by Nigel Godrich and features the London Contemporary Orchestra on all nine tracks.

In other news, a handful of previously unavailable tracks will be made available via DSPs as of midnight tonight: Thom Yorke’s “Hearing Damage” (originally released on the 2009 soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and Atoms for Peace non-LP B-Sides “What The Eyeballs Did,” “S.A.D” and “Magic Beanz.”

For further information please see HERE

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes 2020 Dates:

03/28/20 — Fairfax, VA – Eagle Bank Arena
03/30/20 — New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
03/31/20 — New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04/01/20 — New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04/04/20 — Chicago, IL – United Center
04/05/20 — St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
04/08/20 — Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/11/20 — Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival*
04/13/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre [on sale 17 January]
04/16/20 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium [on sale 17 January]

04/18/20 — Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival*
04/22/20 — Monterrey, Mexico — Showcenter Complex
04/24/20 — Gaudalajara, Mexico — Terraza Vallarta
04/25/20 — Mexico City, Mexico – Ceremonia Festival*
06/19/20 — Glasgow, UK – SEC (Scottish Events Centre) Hall 3
06/20/20 — Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
06/21/20 — Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
06/23/20 — London, UK – Eventim Apollo
06/24/20 — London, UK – Eventim Apollo
07/01/20 — Poland – Opener Festival*
07/1-4/20 — Denmark – Roskilde Festival*
07/05/20 — Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival*
07/06/20 — Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
07/08/20 — Lyon, France — Les Nuits de Fourviere*
07/09/20 — Milan, Italy – Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro
07/11/20 — Slovakia – Pohoda Festival*
07/12/20 — Prague, Czech Republic – Karlin Hall
07/13/20 — Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle

*Festival performances


“Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix)” Out Now

St. Vincent a/k/a Annie Clark has unfolded new dimensions of “Uneventful Days” a/k/a “quite possibly the best song Beck has made since Morning Phase” (STEREOGUM) from seven-time GRAMMY-winner Beck’s current album Hyperspace a/k/a “his best in a decade” (PEOPLE).

St. Vincent, who plays guitar, bass and keys in addition to remixing the song, commented:

“I remixed Beck’s new song, ‘Uneventful Days!’ I guess I was listening to a lot of ’70s Herbie and WAR at the time and wondering how much funk was inside me, too.  I sent it to Beck and he dug it, but he said ‘it should be 3 bpm faster.’  And what do you know?  HE WAS SO RIGHT.  It made all the difference in the groove.” 

Released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, Hyperspace was immediately hailed as yet another creative peak for modern music’s consummate chameleon: The ASSOCIATED PRESS raved “There is not a boring moment on the entire album,” USA TODAY added “nearly 30 years and 14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on Hyperspace,” while David Fricke of ROLLING STONE’s 4-star lead review likened Beck’s voice on “Uneventful Days” to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit.”

Finally, Beck and St. Vincent have both been confirmed as highlights of an all-star lineup for “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY® Salute to Prince.” The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The special will be broadcast later in 2020 on the CBS Television Network. Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 9 at 5 a.m. PT and are available for purchase at


Statement from the band:

We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.  

Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our foundation All Within My Hands, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.

NSW RFS is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires.CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.

Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help at

Learn more about Victorian Country Fire Authority and how you can help at




“Such hyperactive cleverness, you’ll get glam-rock whiplash”—ROLLING STONE 

(January 7, 2020) Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders ring in the new year with a brand new video for “Middle Child,” the “blown-out and over-the-top rocker” (STEREOGUM) from the LOUDWIRE 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019 charting album Get The Money (Shanabelle/RCA Records). 

Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins, and Jeff Coffman, the “Middle Child” clip’s vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early ’80s MTV, while a star turn by Hawkins’ own middle child Annabelle casts an eye toward the future. “Middle Child” features Hawkins himself in multiple roles, behind mics, drum kits, the wheel and coach’s whistle to name a few, with support from Coattail Riders Chris Chaney (bass) and Brent Woods (guitar), both of whom played on the original song (as did Dave Grohl). Taylor will also be performing on tonight’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, joined by a band featuring Grohl, Chaney and Woods for the network television debut of “Middle Child.” Don’t miss this exclusive kinda’ maybe might not ever happen again TV event!

For further info and updates, stay connected with Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders at:

#TaylorHawkins #GetTheMoney #MiddleChild

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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien has confirmed details of the North American debut of EOB’s live incarnation: EOB will play intimate shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto in February 2020.

These exclusive events will serve as prelude to a full scale tour in support of EOB’s debut album, due out early 2020 on Capitol Records. EOB’s live band on these four dates and the upcoming tour will be comprised of Hinako Omori, Ross Chapman, Dishan Abrahams and Alvin Ford, Jr..

Ed recently unveiled the first sights and sounds from his debut under the EOB moniker, in the form of the song “Brasil.” Described by STEREOGUM as “a nine-minute shapeshifting epic,” “Brasil” begins life as a plaintive ballad built on the bare bones of O’Brien’s voice and acoustic guitar before blooming into “a pulsing motorik driver that beats out into space” (CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND). “Brasil” was also adapted into a nine-minute short film, bringing to life a concept by Ed and director Andrew Donoho that—in the words of ROLLING STONE—”shows humanity coming together after Earth is visited by an alien power.”

The early 2020 release date of the EOB album will be revealed shortly, as will its title. The album was recorded from the fall of 2017 through early 2019. Produced by Flood and mixed by Alan Moulder, EOB’s debut album features contributions from Omar Hakim, Colin Greenwood, Adam “Cecil” Bartlett, David Okumu and Richie Kennedy, Laura Marling, Adrian Utley, Nathan East and Glenn Kotche.

Tickets for these shows will be on sale to the general public Friday, December 11 at 10am local time. Further information on ticketing, pre-sales and more can be found at

February 2020 Club Shows

February 7           Toronto, ON               Great Hall
February 8           Chicago, IL                Lincoln Hall
February 10         New York, NY             Le Poisson Rouge
February 13         Los Angeles, CA         Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever