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Bully, the rock/indie band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Alicia Bognanno, will release a new record called Sugaregg on Aug. 21 via Sub Pop. On Wednesday, Bognanno premiered a new music video for a track called “Every Tradition,” featuring a video filmed at home and utilizing some very effective color work. The grungy song is the second premiered thus far from the new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1-7QqJuKOA Said Bognanno of “Every Tradition” in a statement, noting what went into the vibrant music video: “Every Tradition” is one of the most literal songs on the record, forcing myself throughout the writing process to cut out…

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Travis, the Glasgow-based band that formed in 1990 and was instrumental in inspiring later acts such as Keane and Coldplay, will release a new album, 10 Songs, on Oct. 9 via BMG. The band has premiered a trio of songs from the album as a preview. The latest, “Valentine,” bursts with rhythmic sway and vocals from Fran Healy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjf-v_PfTjA Said Healy of the song: “Valentine was recorded as a predominately live performance in December 2019 at Rak studios in London. It’s the closest Travis have gotten sonically to our debut album, Good Feeling. Alex Harvey-esque.” The song joins fellow pre-release tune…

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It looks as if The Rolling Stones will be premiering a new music video on Thursday, July 9, for a song called “Criss Cross.” The band shared a short teaser video on Wednesday for the song, which will premiere as a music video directed by Diana Kunst, who has worked with artists including Madonna and A$AP Rocky, among others. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCYh6DentwI/ Astute Stones fans might recall that “Criss Cross Man” was an outtake from the Goats Head Soup sessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYU0g7r9uo4 There may be a direct correlation, if this follow-up post by the Rolling Stones implies: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCY4srRngFH/ The Stones have kept busy…

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There will be no live Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction event for the Class of 2020, it was announced by the Hall on Wednesday, one of the latest major events shelved as a result of these continually frustrating times. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event — which was already postponed from early May to November — will not be able to take place. Instead, an HBO special will air on Nov. 7 paying tribute to the Class of 2020, which includes the following: Depeche Mode The Doobie Brothers Whitney Houston Nine Inch Nails The Notorious B.I.G. T.…

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Through its All Within My Hands Foundation, Metallica has maintained a vibrant and active role in helping the community through various hardships in recent years. The latest is the COVID-19 pandemic, and on Wednesday the thrash/metal band’s non-profit arm announced a new round of relief grants totaling $295,000, benefiting five organizations doing their part to battle the pandemic. Said Metallica in a statement about the grants, which will benefit Feeding America, Live Nation’s Crew Nation, The United States Bartenders Guild Foundation, Direct Relief and MusiCares: We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of fans and friends around the world as…

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Without the crossover success of “In the End,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 — there’s a chance Linkin Park would not have become a powerhouse rock band in the early 2000s. The band’s debut record, Hybrid Theory, was just innovative enough at the time to earn the group (fronted by the emotionally-tinged vocals of late vocalist Chester Bennington) abundant mainstream success, but without that single — one of the tracks released from the album, in addition to “One Step Closer” and “Crawling” — the band may have had a tougher time cracking the global music…

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Joe Porcaro, a world-famous jazz drummer with an incredible resume of career accomplishments, has passed away at the age of 90. The news was announced early Tuesday morning by his son, Steve Porcaro, in a message on Facebook: The Porcaro Family is heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Patriarch, Joe Porcaro. Surrounded by his wife Eileen and his family, Joe passed peacefully in his sleep on July 6 at 11:37 PM Please allow a few days before reaching out with phone calls and texts. Given the enormous amount of people who Joe considered family and whose lives Joe…

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On July 7, Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday in a fashion befitting a Beatles legend. Ringo’s Big Birthday Show was announced last week, and promised to be something pretty spectacular: An online streaming event featuring contributions from several of Ringo’s friends and musical colleagues … specifically, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Gary Clark Jr. and Sheila E., with the event benefiting four charities: Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, Musicares and WaterAid. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCTuks5JJwp/ The list of participants grew larger since its initial announcement, with Dave Grohl, Jeff Bridges, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve…

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This past 4th of July holiday weekend saw the premiere of Eagles Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film from the legendary band at the Forum in Los Angeles highlighting some of the group’s September 2018 concerts. If you missed the premiere due to holiday obligations, fear not: The film is airing again tonight, July 7, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on ESPN2 and next Monday, July 13, at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT on ESPN. Joe Walsh was kind enough to remind us all of the re-airings on social media: https://twitter.com/JoeWalsh/status/1280616775600627713 Live from The Forum MMXVIII captures Eagles’ triumphant…

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Jim James and My Morning Jacket have been busy finishing up a new record, the follow-up to 2015’s The Waterfall — and this Friday, July 10, the long-running indie/experimental band will release The Waterfall II. The first new album from the group since 2015’s The Waterfall and the second half of recording sessions carried out at a studio called Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, Ca., the new material was inspired by what a press release refers to as “a sense of charmed isolation that frontman Jim James likened to ‘living on our own little moon.'” https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWL_IRgjaY/ The Waterfall was released in…

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