My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Received Pandemic Assistance Loans

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:

“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have announced the rescheduled dates for the North American leg of their “Hella Mega Tour.” The trek is now scheduled to take place in summer 2021.

Tour Dates:

07/14 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
07/17 Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
07/18 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
07/20 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
07/24 Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
07/29 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 New York, NY – Citi Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
08/19 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
08/23 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 Commerce City, CO – DICK’s Sporting Goods Park

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Announce Rescheduled European/UK Dates

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have officially announced their rescheduled European/UK shows. Here’s the new dates:

06/09/21 Vienna, AUT – Ernst Happel Stadium
06/20/21 Paris, FRA – La Defense Arena
06/21/21 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
06/23/21 Groningen, NET – Tadspark *POSTPONED*
06/25/21 London, UK – London Stadium
06/26/21 Huddersfield, UK – The John Smith’s Stadium
06/28/21 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
06/30/21 Dublin, IRE – RDS Arena

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Postpone North American Tour To 2021

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have postponed their North American tour to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bands issued a joint statement:

“Hopefully this doesn’t come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone’s safety is our highest priority so we’ve officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega tour until next year. We’ll be announcing Summer 2021 dates with the same venues very soon, so hold on to those tickets. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options as well. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.”

Weezer Premiere “Hero” Video

Weezer have premiered a new video for their new song “Hero.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “Van Weezer.”

The group commented:

“This one is for the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers.

Hero the new single from Van Weezer is out now, pass it on https://Weezer.lnk.to/hero

With the good news, comes the bad: unfortunately we’re going to have to delay the release of Van Weezer. As you know, Corona has put a crimp in many well-laid plans. Van Weezer has been no exception. And because we don’t want to give another release date until we’re absolutely sure of it, we’ll just say ‘stay tuned for more info.’

In the meantime, we’re working hard on getting you all the new Weezer you can handle including music and more surprises getting announced later this week.”

In other news, Weezer have also partnered with Postmates and Feed Hero Nurses to provide meals to nurses at Los Angeles’ Good Samaritan Hospital tonight (May 6).

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Postpone “A Number Of European Shows” On “The Hella Mega Tour”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have confirmed that a number of dates on the European/UK leg of their “Hella Mega Tour” have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three bands issued the following statement:

“There’s nothing that makes our bands happier than playing live shows, and maybe no other tour that we’ve all been excited for, but due to the current health crisis, we’re having to postpone a number of our European shows. We’re just a disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority. We’re working hard to finalize dates for the rescheduled shows next summer, so hold on to those tickets. Keep rocking… safely… at home, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer.”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Announce Australian/New Zealand Leg Of “The Hella Mega Tour”

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have added an Australian/New Zealand leg to their “Hella Mega Tour.” $1 from every ticket sold on this run will go towards NSW Rural Fire Service and CFA to help with bushfire relief efforts in Australia. Here’s the dates:

11/08 Perth, AUS – HBF Park
11/11 Melbourne, AUS – Marvel Stadium
11/14 Sydney, AUS – Bankwest Stadium
11/17 Brisbane, AUS – Suncorp Stadium
11/20 Dunedin, NZ – Forsyth Barr Stadium
11/22 Auckland, NZ – MT Smart Stadium

Funko To Release New Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost, Etc. Pop! Figures

Funko announced a bunch of new music-related Pop! vinyl figures earlier today (January 20) as part of this year’s London Toy Fair. They include new figures inspired by Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost, Motörhead, ZZ Top, Weezer, Eazy-E, and Willie Nelson.