Watch Pearl Jam Pay Tribute To Taylor Hawkins With Live Cover Of Foo Fighters’ “Cold Day In The Sun”

During Pearl Jam‘s May 7 show at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA, the band paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins with a live cover of Foo Fighters‘ “Cold Day In The Sun.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Notably, the cover featured Matt Cameron on vocals/guitar, Mark Guiliana (Beat Music, David Bowie, etc.) on drums, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on tambourine.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) At New Orleans Jazz Fest

Last night (May 1), Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) during their set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Chad Smith, who had “Taylor” written on his drum set, told the crowd the following:

“We just found out about this two weeks ago, because Foo Fighters were supposed to play here tonight. We love the Foo Fighters, and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. So this means a lot to us to be able to play for them.”

Smith then went on to have the audience chant “We love you, Taylor.” Notably, Hawkins’ widow Alison and his bandmate Dave Grohl were reportedly in attendance.

[via Blabbermouth]

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) & Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) To Guest On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are set to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album. They join previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus), and the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Smith said the following about the record during an appearance on Chris Jericho‘s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast:

“We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow. We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s on a couple again. Me and Andrew are doing it.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s fucking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his fucking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track.

Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens, solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etc. Members Cover The Pretenders’ “Precious”

During his February 21 show at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and his “Earthlings” backing band, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Josh Klinghoffer (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Glen Hansard (The Frames), and Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne), were joined onstage by Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) for a cover of The Pretenders’ “Precious.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Watch Footage From Recent Charity Concert Featuring Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etc. Members

Danny Carey (Tool), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne) recently took part in a charity concert for Malibu Elementary School. You can find some fan-filmed footage from that set below:

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) Announces February U.S. Tour

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) has announced a solo tour in support of his new album “Earthling” (out February 11). Notably, the frontman’s backing band will consist of Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Josh Klinghoffer (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Glen Hansard (The Frames), and Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne). Hansard will also open the shows.

Tour Dates:

02/03 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
02/04 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
02/06 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
02/09 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
02/15 El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia
02/17 Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
02/21 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
02/22 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are “Almost Done” With Their New Album

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith confirmed that the band are “almost done” with their new album. The effort will be the band’s first with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and it is expected to be released before their 2022 stadium tour.

Smith said the following about working with Frusciante again:

“We’re getting along great. John’s been back for a while now, so it feels completely natural. … We’re really listening to each other in a new way.”

He also added the following about the writing process for the new record:

“We were gonna play some festivals that obviously got postponed. So we could just plow through and write, and that’s what we did. It was kind of a blessing, because we want to come out with new music and play some new songs. It’s gonna be great when we finally go out next year and have a record to play, and a bunch of other stuff, obviously.”

Smith also had the following to say when asked if the band were worried about creating music that lives up to their past work with Frusciante:

“You can’t really think about that. All of our records are just real good snapshots of where we’re at that time. You can’t really go, ‘Oh, gee, I hope it’s as good as …’ Then you’re starting to have preconceived notions about what you want to write. Look, John hasn’t been in our group in 10 years. That’s a long time. So of course it’s going to sound different, but it’s gonna sound like the four of us because we do have this special chemistry together. It sounds like Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it’s different and new, and to me that’s great. … We really like it and we’re proud of it and it has to start there. If other people like it, great. If people compare it to this or [say] it doesn’t sound like that, we have no control over that. But, yeah, we’re all really happy with the record.”

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Chad Smith On Upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers Album: “It’s Very Exciting”

During a recent interview with New York’s Q104.3, Chad Smith talked a bit about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album. He said the following:

“There’s something coming. I can say this: we’re making a record, we’re making new music, and it’s very exciting. I don’t know when it’s coming out, but we can’t wait for people to hear it, and we can’t wait to perform for people. Just like everybody else that really misses that experience.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Miley Cyrus Recruits Elton John, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Etc. For Her Metallica Covers Album

Back in October 2020, Miley Cyrus revealed that she was working on a Metallica covers album and now she has confirmed that the effort will feature some special guests. She said the following about that during an appearance on “Capital Breakfast With Roman Kemp“:

“I did a Metallica cover of ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ featuring Elton John on piano. I’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith [Red Hot Chili Peppers]—so many all-stars. I’m so excited about this collaboration. Andrew Watt produced it, and I’m really stoked. I mean, having Elton John and Metallica and me—I love it when ingredients don’t quite fit.”