Queens Of The Stone Age have set June 4th as the release date for their sixth studio album, . . . Like Clockwork, while also issuing the disc’s first single, called “My God Is The Sun.” If you haven’t heard, Dave Grohl is a guest drummer and there are appearances from ex-Screaming Trees frontman/occasional Queens vocalist Mark Lanegan as well as former Queens bassist Nick Oliveri.
Speaking of Queens Of The Stone Age, they were joined onstage by Eddie Vedder during their set last week at Lollapalooza Chile, with Vedder contributing cowbell to “Little Sister.” Josh Homme returned the favor during Pearl Jam’s set, showing up along with Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell for a run through Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.”
Linkin Park has teamed up with Kuuluu Interactive Entertainment to create a new environmentally-themed video game called Recharge. The game is a third-person 3D online experience that combines puzzle, adventure and fighting elements. Instead of battling villains, however, players work in unison as part of a rebellion to regain natural resources from those who hold them in power.
The band hope to include charitable upgrades for the game, with players purchasing new features and proceeds from sales going to help aid natural resource issues in the real world.
Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda stars in a new video created by the band’s Music For Relief charitable organization, in which he travels to Haiti and surveys the work that is being done with Music For Relief’s help. This happened in January to mark the three-year anniversary of the deadly Port-au-Prince earthquake.
Coldplay’s 2002 sophomore album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, has been named the best album of all time in a survey of BBC Radio listeners. It beat out albums from Keane, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, U2, Queen and Pink Floyd. Here’s the complete list: The BBC Radio Listeners’ Favorite Albums Poll:
1. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
2. Keane – Hopes And Fears (2004)
3. Duran Duran – Rio (1982)
4. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
5. Dido – No Angel (1999)
6. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)
7. The Pet Shop Boys – Actually (1987)
8. The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
9. U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)
10. Queen – A Night At The Opera (1975)
The lineup for Lollapalooza 2013 has been confirmed after weeks of rumors. The headliners will be the Killers and Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Mumford and Sons and the Postal Service (Sat.), and Phoenix, the Cure (final day). Other big names confirmed to show up include Vampire Weekend, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, New Order, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Tegan & Sara, Atlas Genius and many more. Lollapalooza will take place on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Grant Park in Chicago.
Garbage paused its concert on Saturday night in Detroit to allow a man to propose to his boyfriend onstage. After Shirley Manson explained about seeing a message online, she handed Scott the mic and he popped the question to Dominic as the crowd cheered them on. Check out the video:
Queens Of The Stone Age made their first live appearance since 2011 on Saturday at Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo, where they debuted a new song called “My God Is The Sun.” The track, described as “dark and heavy” by Rolling Stone, offers a preview of the Queens’ sixth studio album, . . . Like Clockwork, which is due out in June. Here it is:
The scoop on the 2010 Coachella Festival and a new Pumpkins’ song after the jump, but first…
Linkin Park, Alanis Morissette and the Dave Matthews Band are among the artists donating unreleased music to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.
They have created “Download To Donate For Haiti,” a collection of songs to raise money for Linkin Park’s charity, Music For Relief, as well as Dave Matthews BAMA, Habitat for Humanity and the U-N Foundation’s Central Emergency Response Fund. (more…)
The scoop on a group with some famous re-mixers and a potential pop punk super group, after the jump. But first!
Linkin Park fans and iPhone addicts will likely appreciate this news: The nu-metallers will premiere a new song through the upcoming Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion Apple iPhone and iPod Touch game, which will be available soon. (more…)
The scoop on the Pixies new shoes, and Link Park’s PETA connection after the jump, but first:
Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley have formed a new band called The Damned Things with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley and bassist David Karon. (more…)