PAUL MCCARTNEY: Grandude’s Green Submarine 09/02/21
DAVE GROHL: The Storyteller (Dey Street Books) 10/05/21
PAUL MCCARTNEY: THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present
by Paul McCartney 11/02/21
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE PRESSING
Limited Edition of 1500 Out June 12
“Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)” Available June 11
Beck opens the door to yet another dimension of his GRAMMY Award-winning Hyperspace, with a Record Store Day exclusive pressing of Hyperspace (2020) out June 12. Limited to 1500 copies and featuring new cover art and holographic etchings, this one-time-only pressing of Hyperspace (2020) also includes the original elements of last year’s Hyperspace A.I. Exploration version of the record: a 24-page booklet with A.I. images and NASA data for each track, bonus tracks “Dark Places (Soundscape)” and Beck’s solo acoustic version of Chris Bell’s “I Am The Cosmos (42420),” and 2020 mixes of “Star”, “Hyperspace”, “See Through” and “Die Waiting”.
Additionally, another new take on a Hyperspace track will be released one day earlier, in the form of “Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)”, available digitally June 11. “Chemical (Chloé Caillet Remix)” turns the tables of Beck, giving him the reinterpretation treatment he’s recently applied to Remi Wolf’s “Sauce” and of course his version of “Find My Way” on Paul McCartney’s III Imagined album.
Originally released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, Hyperspace was met with universal acclaim, including a 4-star Rolling Stone review likening Beck’s voice to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit,” People magazine hailing the album as Beck’s “best in a decade,” and the Associated Press noting “There is not a boring moment on the entire album.” More recently, Hyperspace won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.
FOO FIGHTERS REOPEN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON JUNE 20
FIRST CONCERT AT MSG SINCE MARCH 2020
Tickets On Sale June 11 for First Full-Capacity MSG Show of 2021
It’s the long awaited return of the full-capacity arena rock show, as Foo Fighters and Madison Square Garden welcome fans back to the iconic venue on June 20, 2021 for the first 100% capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020. This historic moment will mark Foo Fighters ushering in the post-Covid arena rock era with Madison Square Garden’s first concert in more than 460 days.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 11 at 10:00AM local time.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” said Dave Grohl. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”
Foo Fighters first headlined a sold-out Garden in February 2008 on their “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” Tour, returning to rock the venue for another sell-out show in November 2011 on the “Wasting Light” Tour. Most recently, the band sold-out two nights at The World’s Most Famous Arena in July 2018, on their “Concrete and Gold” Tour. The announcement of the June 20 MSG show follows the news of Foo Fighters’ first six U.S. dates of their upcoming “
25th 26th Anniversary” Tour.
Tickets for Foo Fighters’ historic return of rock to the Garden will be available for purchase by the general public beginning June 11 at 10:00AM via http://foofighters.co/MSG and Ticketmaster Charge by Phone (1-866-858-0008). For more information about this show go HERE.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 8 at 11am ET until Thursday, June 10th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details go HERE.
Following singles “Delicate Butterfly (feat. Lucius),” “Until We Equal (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes),” and “Saudades de lá (feat. Karina Buhr),” JOMORO today release their debut album Blue Marble Sky, including the new single “Nest” featuring Sharon Van Etten – LISTEN HERE.
“The instrumental music Mauro and I created for ‘Nest’ gives me the same feeling I remember when listening to certain goth bands as a kid – simultaneously dark and sweet, ethereal and other worldly,” says JOMORO’s Joey Waronker about the Sharon Van Etten-featuring track. “I immediately imagined Sharon distilling and focusing that feeling, turning it into a more powerful statement. And that is exactly what happened. The first idea she sent is the song you hear. We didn’t even change the sound of the vocals. It was perfect for what we had imagined, and I’m so happy and grateful to her for this contribution.”
Meeting at the convergence of electronic and organic percussions, JOMORO is the moniker for the duo of…
JOEY WARONKER – Veteran drummer of session and live renown with the likes of Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Roger Waters, Air and R.E.M., and full-fledged member of Ultraista and Atoms for Peace, the latter of which also featured bandmate…MAURO REFOSCO – International percussionist hailing from Brazil to Broadway—specifically David Byrne’s American Utopia—with additional credits ranging from Vampire Weekend and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Dirty Projectors, Bebel Gilberto and Caetano Veloso, among others.
Whereas the two have recorded together before—notably alongside Thom Yorke, Flea and Nigel Godrich on Atoms For Peace’s #2 charting album AMOK—with JOMORO, Joey and Mauro build their own world on the 12 tracks encompassing Blue Marble Sky. The expanse of the duo’s musical realm is mapped throughout the sonic geography of the debut album: a travelogue that transports the listener to aural environs ranging from the tranquil Brazilian rainforest to bustling city streets, with occasional breezy pop detours along the way. Blue Marble Sky was written, played and produced by Joey and Mauro, who made the most of their pandemic downtime trading files bi-coastally, and enlisting collaborators such as bassist Gabe Noel (Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington), trumpeter Michael Leonheart (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars) and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Mooney (Other Lives).
JOMORO was initially introduced in March with album opener “Mirror,” an instrumental track that has continued to find fans at radio with adds at KCRW, WXPN, KEXP and more. Divided into vocal tracks, instrumental tracks and Brazilian tracks, among the album’s numerous highlights are “Delicate Butterfly,” which features “shimmering vocals” (Rolling Stone) from Lucius, “Saudades de lá,” one of two tracks on the album featuring vocals from Brazilian singer-songwriter Karina Buhr, “Until We Equal,” a baile-funk track with pulsating synths and politically-charged vocals from Brandon Markell Holmes, as well as today’s beautifully downtempo track “Nest,” with vocals from Sharon Van Etten.
Ultimately, the myriad of styles and soundscapes represented on JOMORO’s Blue Marble Sky come together in one fluid and fascinating motion, culminating in a multi-tiered collection of music that showcases the breadth of Joey and Mauro’s backgrounds while drawing upon the talents of former collaborators and friends.
Blue Marble Sky is out now via Sony Music Masterworks – LISTEN HERE.
JOMORO – BLUE MARBLE SKY
- No Air
- Nest – featuring Sharon Van Etten
- Saudades de lá – featuring Karina Buhr
- Water Lilies
- Acordar e Perfumar – featuring Karina Buhr
- Until We Equal – featuring Brandon Markell Holmes
- Ant Farm
- Sargasso Sea
- Delicate Butterfly – featuring Lucius
- Marching Camels
- Broken Nest
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, XXIM Records and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/.
FIRST U.S. DATES OF
25th 26th ANNIVERSARY TOUR ANNOUNCED
Tickets On Sale To The Public June 4th @ 10AM Local Time
Having confirmed their appearances atop the 2021 lineups of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Bottlerock, Foo Fighters are answering the burning question of “Are they doing any of their own shows?” with a resounding FUCK YES:
Tickets will go on sale June 4th at 10AM local time for the first confirmed U.S. headline dates of Foo Fighters’
25th 26th Anniversary Tour, which will take place as follows:
• July 28 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
• July 30 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
• August 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
• August 5 – Azura Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
• August 7 – The Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK
• August 9 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
* Radkey supports on all dates
The six newly announced dates are the first Foo Fighters headlining shows to be confirmed since the February release of Medicine at Midnight (Roswell/RCA). This means the FF faithful in six more cities will finally have the chance to sing along to “Shame Shame,” “No Son of Mine,” “Waiting on a War,” and more from the album that’s been hailed as “brighter and more optimistic than anything they’ve ever done” (ROLLING STONE)” and “one of Foo Fighters’ best albums of this century” (WALL STREET JOURNAL).
FF fans are advised to keep a watchful eye on foofighters.com and the band’s socials for a crapload more shows to be announced.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 1 at 12pm ET until Thursday, June 3 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2021, 7pm BST
To mark the global CD & vinyl release of CARNAGE, join Nick Cave & Warren Ellis as they answer questions from fans about their new album, in a very special streamed conversation.
The audio conversation will be broadcast via YouTube Premiere at 7pm BST and will be available online following the streaming event.
To submit a question use #talkcarnage on social media, or comment on the official Nick Cave Instagram or Facebook posts – by midnight BST, 5 June.
CARNAGE is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo.
Cave describes the album as, “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”
“Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity,” says Ellis, “the eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two and a half days.”
Cave & Ellis’ sonic and lyrical adventurism continues apace on Carnage, an album that emerged almost by accident out of the downtime created by the long, anxious, global emergency. Carnage is a record for these uncertain times – one shot through with moments of distilled beauty and that resonates with an almost defiant sense of hope.
Cave and Ellis’ creative chemistry is rooted in their long history of music making, both as collaborators and as individual artists. They first crossed paths in 1993, when Ellis played violin on several songs for the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album, Let Love In, before going on to join the band as a full time member. The two have also recorded as Grinderman, formed in 2006, and have composed and recorded numerous, film, TV and theatre soundtracks together.
“Carnage will be our greatest lockdown album” The Telegraph ★★★★★
“Master craftsmen at the peak of their powers” NME ★★★★★
“This is simply a gift” Evening Standard ★★★★★
“The firebrand returns” The Observer ★★★★★
DADDY’S HOME U.S. TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
Tickets For Headline Dates On Sale at ilovestvincent.com Thursday, June 3 at 10am local (except Hollywood Bowl – June 1 at 10am PT)
The most talked-about album of 2021 will be brought to life across the U.S. this fall as St. Vincent takes Daddy’s Home on the road for an extensive American tour. In addition to already announced, highly anticipated appearances at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, the SLC Twilight Series and Austin City Limits, St. Vincent will visit more than 20 cities. See below for a full itinerary.
In addition to the live debut of songs from Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent’s upcoming tour will be her first outing with the Down and Out Downtown Band, featuring musicians who supported her recent return to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to triumphant results:
“St. Vincent brought some old school art-rock theatrical glamor… I got some Bowie, some Talking Heads, maybe a touch of Gaga and (dare I say) Madonna—a potently bracing combination.” —AV CLUB
“…dazzling…The shapeshifting singer-songwriter, born Annie Clark, oozed of 1970s glamour during her memorable performances” —BILLBOARD
“… this performance, with its retro ’70s rock aesthetic, truly rules… this is top notch.” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
St. Vincent and the Down and Out Downtown Band also rocked THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON last night, which can be seen HERE.
Produced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, Daddy’s Home was released May 14 by Loma Vista Recordings.
In other hot off the presses news, St. Vincent and Spotify have teamed up to launch The St. Vincent Gazette, a bespoke newspaper including lyrics, comics, a crossword, and a letter from the editor herself, that can be read HERE. The partnership also includes an exclusive Enhanced Album version of Daddy’s Home, filled with behind-the-scenes extras providing an in-depth glimpse into the Daddy’s Home world. St. Vincent Presents Daddy’s Home, the Enhanced Album can be streamed HERE.
For further information, refer to the tour dates below, or visit ilovestvincent.com
September 3 – Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
September 4 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
September 7 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
September 8 – Stage AE Indoor – Pittsburgh, PA
September 10 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
September 11 – Pitchfork Festival – Chicago, IL
September 14 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
September 16 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
September 18 – SLC Twilight Series at Gallivan Center – Salt Lake City, UT
September 19 – Life Is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV
September 22 – Vina Robles – Paso Robles, CA (direct support: Spoon)
September 23 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA (direct support: Spoon)
September 24 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA (support: Spoon and Mereba)
October 3 – ACL – Austin, TX
October 5 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK
October 7 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
October 8 – Pageant – St. Louis, MO
October 9 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
October 11 – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
October 14 – Boch Center – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA
October 15 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
October 18 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
October 20 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI
METALLICA SCHOLARS INITIATIVE EXPANDS INTO EIGHT NEW SCHOOLS
ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION & AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO DISTRIBUTE $1.6 MILLION TO 23 SCHOOLS
“It has been amazing to see this program continue to grow and thrive. I get so grateful hearing from those who benefit from our grant. Hearing their story of doubt to direction. From those who are able to pursue additional education leading directly to meaningful employment. It gave us confidence that we are doing the right thing and inspired us to do even more. We are very proud and excited to work with additional schools encouraging even more Metallica Scholars to pursue a profession in the skilled trades.” – James Hetfield, Metallica co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist
In a year fraught with uncertainty, the Metallica Scholars Initiative outpaced expectations, prompting a unanimous decision by the Board of Directors to expand the nationwide program from 15 community colleges to 23 in 2021. The Foundation plans to donate $1.6 Million in funding with the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported the band over the last four decades.
The Metallica Scholars Initiative was created in 2019 through a partnership between the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization representing the country’s nearly 1,200 community colleges. Starting with 10 colleges located in communities that supported Metallica on tour, schools were selected via a competitive application process, each receiving $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the American workforce.
The Metallica Scholars Initiative has found success by connecting students to skill-building opportunities in their local communities, bridging the talent needs of the American workforce through the community college system. Kicking off the third year of the program, AWMH will be joined once again by Rockford, Michigan-based Wolverine Boots and Apparel, along with other notable partners to be announced, supplementing All Within My Hands’ cumulative $1.6 million contribution. Wolverine VP of Marketing Andrew Shripka commented, “Wolverine is dedicated to supporting the people who have the grit and work ethic it takes to pursue a career in the trades, and we are excited to join forces again with All Within My Hands to support the next class of Metallica Scholars.”
Final reports from all 15 schools in 2020 proved that, even with the obvious complications presented by a pandemic, each school selected for the Metallica Scholars grant successfully modified programming to provide students with industry-relevant applied learning programs based on local demands. Funding served over 1,000 students at community colleges across the US in career and technical training programs last year, and outcomes exceeded expectations.
From Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte: “97.6% of the Metallica Scholars scheduled to graduate in the spring or summer 2020 semesters were successful. Students across ten different academic health programs were supported by Metallica Scholars funds. Certification exam pass rates and employment rates of those who were eligible exceeded 90%.”
While high rates of achievement are certainly proof that the Metallica Scholars Initiative is accomplishing its goals, the Foundation finds inspiration from personal anecdotes shared by the students themselves. Emma-Lynn Ponds, a welding scholar from Valencia College, articulates how her training goes beyond establishing a career path when she says, “The whole reason I’m doing this is because I wanna be the first in my family to break the cycle of poverty.”
Jennifer Worth, Senior Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at the American Association of Community Colleges, works closely with AWMH to connect students with employment opportunities. She speaks to the relationships between Metallica/AWMH and AACC as well as that between the scholars and the growing workforce in communities across the country saying, “AACC is honored to manage the All Within My Hands’ Metallica Scholars Initiative. As we engage more communities, we have the opportunity to connect with more industry partners, each of which affirms that high-quality, skilled trade jobs are available, and community colleges are the premier places to train and amass talent. We will not stop doing this work until that recognition is as awesomely global as the band’s trust in us, our colleges, and the students with whom we work.”
This announcement comes on the heels of a special Metallica Mondays concert, streamed on YouTube as a part of the Foundation’s Month of Giving supporting Direct Relief and Feeding America. The fundraising efforts throughout May have included specially designed merchandise, a fan fundraising contest, and an autographed guitar auction. Conceived within the restrictions of COVID-19 and designed to adhere to the Foundation’s mission dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and critical local services, this was All Within My Hands’ second Month of Giving.
RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA
FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICA STADIUM TOUR
RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 21 THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2022
SECOND LOS ANGELES AND THIRD MEXICO CITY DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 28 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME AT RAMMSTEIN.COM
“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
“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
The North American debut of the most extreme spectacle in live music will finally take place in fall 2022, 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 12 open-air dates beginning August 21, 2022 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and setting seven U.S. stadiums ablaze before concluding at Foro Sol in Mexico City on October 4, 2022. The tour is produced by AEG Presents.
Due to overwhelming popular demand, the tour has added a second date at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and a third show at Foro Sol in Mexico City on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
***Tickets for the new shows will go on sale to the public 10am local time Friday, May 28. Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates. To purchase tickets or for further information, go to rammstein.com.
The full itinerary for the tour, RAMMSTEIN’s most extensive series of N.A. shows in 10 years, is as follows:
Sunday, August 21, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Saturday, August 27, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Friday, September 23, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum***
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 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 seventh and most recent 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.” The release of the album was followed by the sold-out Europe Stadium Tour 2019, which ran May 17 through August 23, 2019.