Def Leppard, Living Colour, Etc. To Perform At Second Annual “A Bowie Celebration”

Def Leppard, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Living Colour, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, Walk The Moon, Jake Wesley Rogers and more will be joining forces for the upcoming David Bowie tribute concert, “A Bowie Celebration.” That event will stream on January 8 via RollingLiveStudios.com. In addition to the aforementioned guests, the show will feature Bowie’s bandmates Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard, and Carmine Rojas. A number of other guest vocalists such as Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato, and Joe Sumner will take part as well. There will also be special appearances from Ricky Gervais, Evan Rachel Wood, and Brian Henson. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Save The Children.

Metallica And Green Day Among Artists Announced For “Global Citizen Live” Broadcast

Metallica and Green Day are among the artists announced for Global Citizen’s upcoming “Global Citizen Live” virtual concert. That 24-hour broadcast will take place on September 25 and it will feature various performances that were filmed around the world. Other confirmed artists include: Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine And The Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, and Usher. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans commented:

“COVID-19 has drastically reversed the progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals pushing upwards of 160 million people back into extreme poverty. There are now more than 40 million people on the brink of famine. Progress on climate change has halted, as the majority of the Fortune 500 fail to set science-based carbon reduction targets. We must rectify the damage done and hold world leaders and businesses accountable for ensuring that the entire world recovers from this pandemic together. ‘Equitable recovery’ is not an act of charity — it is the only way we can ensure a fighting chance at achieving a sustainable world free from extreme poverty.”

[via Rolling Stone]

Bad Omens Premiere “Limits” Music Video

Bad Omens have premiered a new video for their song “Limits.” This track is from the new deluxe edition of the band’s latest album “Finding God Before God Finds Me,” which is available now. That version of the effort comes with three bonus tracks including “Limits,” “Never Know,“ and a cover of Duran Duran’s “Come Undone.”

Mindless Self Indulgence & Twiztid Members Cover Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf”

Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine (aka James Euringer) and Twiztid‘s Jamie Madrox have recorded a collaborative cover of Duran Duran‘s “Hungry Like The Wolf.“ You can check that out below:

Madrox said the following:

“We toured with MSI back in 1999 on ‘The Amazing Jeckel Bros Tour‘. That’s where I originally met Jimmy and the band. Being a huge fan of Duran Duran, I’ve always wanted to cover one of their songs, and when the convo of a possible collaboration came up, I had my manager pitch him the idea. To which Jimmy responded, ‘Only if it’s ‘Hungry Like The Wolf.’’ The rest is, as they say, musical history.”

Urine added:

“MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE AND TWIZTID CAME UP IN THIS BUSINESS AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME 20 YEARS AGO, SO YOU KNOW THIS COLLABORATION HAD TO HAPPEN. IT WAS THE PROPHECY, YO LIKE FUCKING DUNE AND SHIT. JAMIE AND HIS TEAM REACHED OUT TO ME ABOUT GUESTING VOCALS ON THIS COVER, AND I WAS LIKE, ‘YEAH, I LOVE DURAN DURAN. PLUS, I AM THE PREMIER 1980S GUEST VOCALIST. I JUST DID ‘ROCK ME AMADEUS’ WITH FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY AND ‘WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES’ AND ‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’ FOR MY OWN PROJECT EURINGER.

BUT I SAID, ‘YOU HAVE TO LET ME ADD SOME PRODUCTION TO IT BECAUSE I LOVE DOING THAT TYPE OF STUFF.’ THEY WERE LIKE, ‘HELL, YEAH,’ AND I WENT TO TOWN AND HAD A BLAST WITH VOCALS, PRODUCTION AND MIXING. I AM A HUGE DURAN DURAN FAN, HAVING COVERED ‘GIRLS ON FILM’ WITH MSI. DURAN DURAN HAVE SO MANY GOOD GODDAMN SONGS. HOW CAN YOU COVER JUST ONE?”

[via Alternative Press]

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor & Queen’s Brian May Among Those Set To Induct The 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Queen’s Brian May are among the artists chosen to induct the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame class. Reznor will induct The Cure, while May will induct Def Leppard. Other presenters include: David Byrne, who will induct Radiohead, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon and John Taylor, who will induct Roxy Music, The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, who will induct The Zombies, Janelle Monaé, who will induct Janet Jackson, and Harry Styles, who will induct Stevie Nicks. The ceremony will be held on March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.