The Artist That Created The Cover For Ihsahn’s “Telemark” Calls Out Taylor Swift For Using Similar Artwork For “Folklore”

Artist David Thiérrée, who created the artwork for Ihsahn‘s “Telemark“ EP, has called out Taylor Swift for using similar artwork for her new album “Folklore.“ Thiérrée commented:

“Well, folks, I ‘m not the only one to think that Taylor Swift’ s new visual is very Metal… Even very close to Ihsahn ‘s artworks I made. I could have done it for her, probably for a cheaper price than what she paid 😁😅”

Ihsahn added:

“So, anyone check out the new @taylorswift yet? Personally I like the design🤯😂”

2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live Induction Ceremony Cancelled, Television Special Announced

The 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now be replaced by a television special, which fans can watch on HBO and HBO Max on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. As previously reported, this year’s inductees include: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex.

2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event was supposed to feature Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, etc.

Organizers commented:

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled. Our annual time together on the Farm is nothing short of magical, but out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community, this is a necessary reality.

Bonnaroo will return to the Farm on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date. All current ticket holders will receive an email shortly with information on how to roll your ticket over to the 2021 festival, or receive a refund.

While we can’t be together on the Farm this year, we’re going to bring the Farm to you! Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend including some of our favorite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises. Details will be coming soon.

Radiate positivity and take care of each other,

– ️ ❤️ Bonnaroo”

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

2020 Coachella Festival Cancelled

This year’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is currently scheduled to return in April 2021.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.

A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.

All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.”

As previously reported, the 2020 Coachella was supposed to feature Rage Against The Machine, Code Orange, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, The Hu, Yungblud, and more.

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Veronica Bordacchini Shares Cover Of Deftones/Britney Spears Mashup

Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s Veronica Bordacchini has shared a cover of a Deftones/Britney Spears mashup. The track, which mixes Deftones‘ “Change (In The House Of Flies)” with Britney Spears‘ “Toxic,” was previously mashed up by DJ Poulpi in 2015 and shared by William Maranci before going viral. Bordacchini commented:

“Hey y’all! 😀 This time I wanted to take the things to the next level, that’s why i decided to make this mashup! I know it may sounds weird, but please give it a try! I worked so hard to make it possible and at the same time I had so much fun! I really hope you like it by the way! Stay safe, Love, V.”

[via The PRP]

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Before Nitrogen

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Before Nitrogen.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

BEFORE NITROGEN: We are an indie-pop trio from Milwaukee called Before Nitrogen. Our sound can best be described as “what if James Taylor was produced by Owl City?” We are here to let you that Hope is Not Lost.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

BEFORE NITROGEN: The three of us grew up on lots of different sounds and artists – from Taylor Swift to Johnny Cash to Green Day – and it all comes through in our music in one way or another.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

BEFORE NITROGEN: Our new single “Found” will be released on May 1st (pre-save on Spotify). It’s a short and sweet electronic-leaning pop song about the leaving behind a dark place and entering into the possibilities of the future. We hope it can provide a bit of optimism in these uncertain times.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

BEFORE NITROGEN: We put a lot of thought and time into crafting our live shows – it’s really where the magic happens, and we can’t wait to start playing live again! You can expect lots of clapping, jumping, mashups, bubbles, and perfectly placed kazoo solos.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

BEFORE NITROGEN: At this moment, we’re dealing with the fact that we can’t even rehearse together, let alone play a show. But true to our “Hope is Not Lost” motto, we know that we can get through this. However the global music market and our local scene changes, we’re hopeful we can find our place in it and continue to push our quirky-but-sincere style in the future.

Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Members Featured On “Times Like These” Charity Single

The BBC recently brought together over 20 artists to perform Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a new charity single. Now, a video for the track can be seen below. In addition to the band’s own Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, the track also features Royal Blood, Yungblud, Biffy Clyro, Chris Martin (Coldplay), 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Dua Lipa, and more. As previously reported, the UK net profits from the single will be combined with funds raised by “The Big Night In” and will be distributed between BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief. International net profits will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Over 20 Artists To Cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” For Charity

The BBC are bringing together over 20 artists to cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” for a new charity single. A video for the track will premiere during BBC One’s “The Big Night In” fundraising event on Thursday (April 23) and fans will also be able to hear it across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music, Asian Network, and on demand on BBC Sounds. The UK net profits from the single will be combined with funds raised by “The Big Night In” and will be distributed between BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief. International net profits will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Here’s all the artists taking part: 5 Seconds Of Summer, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Yungblud, and Zara Larsson.

[via Blabbermouth]

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Etc. To Perform As Part Of “One World: Together At Home” Special

Various artists will be joining forces for the “One World: Together At Home” special to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. Global Citizen are partnering with the World Health Organization for the event, which will take place on April 18 at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The following artists will appear: Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, Finneas, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.