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Early June brought with it some concerning words from Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, as feelings of ‘mental insecurity’ inspired in part by recent health concerns prompted the cancellation of some tour dates. Almost two months later, Brian Wilson is happy to report that things have improved — greatly — and he’s looking forward to getting back out on the road soon. As Wilson’s official website posted on Monday: Brian’s been feeling 100% better and wanted to let his fans know before his upcoming Tour. Read Brian’s note below and check out the photos. Rock on Brian! “Thank you to…

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That big announcement Queen + Adam Lambert were hinting at Monday? Yeah, it turned out to be a pretty big deal after all: they’re headlining Global Citizen Festival on September 28 at Central Park in New York City. https://twitter.com/GlblCtzn/status/1156172596796432384 The reveal came on Tuesday, along with the full lineup, which is very impressive: Queen + Adam Lambert Pharrell Williams Alicia Keys H.E.R. Onerepublic Carole King Here’s more information in the form of a video announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3F6yvsDnzc Admission to this event is free, but there’s a catch: You have to enter for a chance to win tickets via the Global Citizen…

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Iggy Pop already promised something fresh and unexpected with his new album, Free, and he’s since delivered on that with two songs from the record, which will be released on September 6. On Tuesday, he premiered a track titled “James Bond”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nlMnNw2PJg According to the news release, this one, led by a plodding bass line, tells a story: “I don’t know what she’s up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she’s taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.” “I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production…

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Do you believe in magic? For more than a decade, metal fans have wondered if and when a new album from Tool would be on its way — and the answer is August 30. On Monday afternoon, the historically mercurial and innovative band led by Maynard James Keenan announced a bit more details regarding the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. Fear Inoculum will be released on August 30: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0g5SswFfSU We already knew the album’s release date, but everything else — its title and any additional information — was a mystery. Now, we at least know the release date and title.…

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Sum 41 just released Order In Decline, one of the most aggressive and in-your-face albums of its career, and this fall the Canadian alt/punk/metal band will embark on a headlining tour across the country in support. https://twitter.com/Sum41/status/1155844026072829953 The Order In Decline World Tour will see Sum 41 joined by the Amity Affliction and The Plot In You each night. The schedule of dates: August 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon EX August 8 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach+ August 10 – Victoriaville, QC – Rock La Cauze Festival September 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival…

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Deftones have endured over the span of the past two decades-plus, withstanding the rise (and fall) of nu-metal and all that entails with a fiercely unique sound and drive all their own — and as a result the band’s fan base is as strong as ever. On November 2, Deftones will host Dia De Los Deftones, the second-annual festival put together and headlined by the band. It’ll take place once again at Petco Park in San Diego, California, the home of the Padres. The news was dropped on Monday, along with the details and participating acts: https://twitter.com/deftones/status/1155888934431232003 Deftones will also…

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Queen + Adam Lambert have something exciting up their sleeve. On Monday, the classic rock band’s social media pages were updated with a teaser video promising … some type of very special concert event scheduled for September 28, 2019: https://twitter.com/QueenWillRock/status/1155811966587461632 Where will this be? What does #PowerTheMovement mean? Speculation is rampant and widespread, and nobody knows for sure. This teaser comes at a time of heightened activity and excitement around the band, of course, given the runaway success of the 2018 Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, as well as the band’s ongoing tour with Adam Lambert. Back in February, Queen…

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This Friday, August 2, will bring with it the reissue of Wide Prairie, a posthumous 1998 compilation album of songs from Sir Paul McCartney’s beloved wife Linda McCartney, who passed away in April of that year. Wide Prairie is the only studio album recorded and released under Linda McCartney’s name, and features recordings from the early 1970s up through part of the 1990s. Here’s the title track’s remastered version as a preview of the reissue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=druEXahEYjE Via the news release about the reissue:  Wide Prairie features Linda on vocals and various instruments on songs she wrote or co-composed and recorded with…

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Just days after John Fogerty became the first legacy act to officially withdraw participation in the upcoming Woodstock 50 event put on by original 1969 Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang, Dead & Company have made the same decision. Their move comes after hip-hop icon Jay-Z also announced his withdrawal from the event, which has undergone significant challenges and changes to its plan. Rolling Stone confirmed the report over the weekend, noting that the band had not issued a statement — but the story was confirmed via a source close to the Grateful Dead supergroup. In another development, Billboard reported that all…

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The seventh and final season of the Netflix drama Orange Is The New Black premiered on Friday. For seven years, the highly rated series has entertained audiences with its larger-than-life characters and social commentary, while telling the stories of women locked up in federal prison. To commemorate the show’s final season, musician/singer Regina Spektor premiered a new, orchestral version of her song “You’ve Got Time,” which has been the theme song for the entirety of the show’s run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6dhYEG7qXM For comparison’s sake, here’s OITNB’s credit sequence with Spektor’s song featured: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBITGyJynfA “What a special world Jenji created and invited us…

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