Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Etc. To Perform At “VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World”

Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, and H.E.R. are set to perform as part of Global Citizen’s “VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World.” The event, which will be held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, will be hosted by Selena Gomez and it will air on May 8 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.

The following was said about the show on the event’s website:

“VAX LIVE: A Concert to Reunite the World is celebrating the hope that COVID-19 vaccines are offering families and communities around the world. We are calling on world leaders to step up to make sure vaccines are accessible for all so we can end the pandemic for everyone, everywhere.”

Hugh Evans, Global Citizen co-founder and CEO, said the following:

“As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine. We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possible. There is a light at the end of this tunnel, but getting vaccines to everyone, everywhere regardless of who they are or where they are from, is key to ensuring the end of this pandemic around the world. We must all unite to get back on track to eradicating extreme poverty.”

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, also commented

“The World Health Organization is pleased to be partnering with Global Citizen in the fight against COVID-19. Throughout the response to the pandemic, we have been grateful for the efforts and commitment shown by global citizens, health advocates and changemakers around the world to advocate for vaccine equity to protect the most vulnerable people, everywhere. WHO will continue to work closely with all nations and partners to help manage potential risks and use science and data to drive a targeted global response.”

Gomez added:

“I’m honored to be hosting ‘Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World’. This is a historic moment to encourage people around the world to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, call on world leaders to share vaccine doses equitably and to bring people together for a night of music in a way that hasn’t felt possible in the past year. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Metallica’s James Hetfield To Appear At Little Kids Rock Virtual Benefit Event

Metallica’s James Hetfield is among the artists set to appear at a virtual benefit event for Little Kids Rock. The event will take place on April 14 and it will also feature: Yo-Yo Ma, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Warren Haynes, Jade Bird, Jon Secada, T-Boz (TLC), Brian Hardgroove, Kix Brooks (Brooks And Dunn), Todd Rundgren, Alice Merton, Suzi, DJ Skee, Craig Robinson, Jeff Mauro, Jack Black, and more. Free tickets are available HERE.

Foo Fighters, Deftones, Primus, Etc. Set For 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The event will take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN on September 2-5 and it will feature: Foo Fighters, Deftones, Primus, Incubus, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, and more.

Date And Venue Announced For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

It has been confirmed that the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH on October 30. As previously reported, this year’s nominees include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. The official inductees will be announced in May and you can currently participate in a fan vote HERE.

Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell, Sammy Hagar, Etc. To Take Part In Upcoming “Rock ‘N’ Relief: Live Stream” Concert Series

Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Sammy Hagar, L7, Deadmau5, Jewel, Ziggy Marley, Linda Perry, Silversun Pickups, K.Flay, Macy Gray, and more will be taking part in the upcoming “Rock ‘N’ Relief Live Stream” series to help raise money for CORE’s mobile Covid-19 vaccination program. The event, which is being curated by Perry, will take place on March 5-6 at 12pm – 6:30pm PST and fans will be able to watch it on the Amazon Music mobile app, the Amazon Music Twitch channel, and the Rolling Stone YouTube channel. Perry commented:

“As a mother and fellow member of this community, I wanted to do something to lift spirits and send a positive message of hope and humanity to all the healthcare workers and those on the front lines, as well as raise awareness and funds to support CORE and their relief efforts. When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play… We are extremely overwhelmed by the level of support we are getting from these rebel artists who are generously donating their time and so grateful for the backing from the biggest players in the media space. Can’t wait to get the word out and provide much-needed funding for CORE while entertaining and lifting the spirits of the nation.”

[via Rolling Stone]

Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. The official inductees will be announced in May with the ceremony set to take place in Cleveland, OH this fall. The fan vote is open HERE.

2021 Coachella Festival Cancelled

The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival has been cancelled once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was set to take place in April, was expected to feature the lineup from the cancelled 2020 edition of the festival. That event was supposed to feature Rage Against The Machine, Code Orange, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, The Hu, Yungblud, and more. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser commented:

“Due to the pandemic, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today (Jan. 29) signed a public health order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Country Music festivals planned for April 2021. We look forward to when the events may return. http://ow.ly/TbRu50DmouQ

Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Etc. To Perform At Biden-Harris Inauguration Event

Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, Demi Lovato, and more will be taking part in the upcoming “Celebrating America” event to commemorate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The show will take place on January 20 at 8:30-10:30 pm. ET/PT and it will be hosted by Tom Hanks. The swearing in ceremony will also feature Lady Gaga, who is set to sing the National Anthem, and Jennifer Lopez. On top of that, Fall Out Boy, Carole King, James Taylor, Will.I.Am, AJR, and more will also be taking part in a “We the People” pre-inauguration event on January 17.

Power Trip, Body Count, In This Moment, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have officially been revealed. The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”) and it will broadcast on CBS on January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Body Count – “Bum Rush”
  • Code Orange – “Underneath”
  • In This Moment – “The In-Between”
  • Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
  • Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) (live)

Best Recording Package:

  • Caspian – “On Circles” (Jordan Butcher, art director)
  • The Desert Sessions – “Vols. 11 & 12” (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors)
  • Grouplove – “Healers” (Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors)
  • Coldplay – “Everyday Life” (Pilar Zeta, art director)
  • Lil Wayne – “Funeral” (Kyle Goen, art director)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
  • “Bill & Ted Face The Music”
  • “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga”
  • “Frozen 2”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”

Best Music Film:

  • “Beastie Boys Story” (Beastie Boys)
  • “Black Is King” (Beyoncé)
  • “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” (Freestyle Love Supreme)
  • “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” (Linda Ronstadt)
  • “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” (ZZ Top)

Best Rock Performance:

  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • HAIM – “The Steps”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Rock Song:

  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Best Rock Album:

  • Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”
  • Sturgill Simpson – “Sound & Fury”
  • The Strokes – “The New Abnormal”

Converge, The Armed, Etc. To Be Featured On “Cyberpunk 2077” Soundtrack

The track listing has been revealed for the soundtrack to the new video game “Cyberpunk 2077” (out December 10). The first volume of the soundtrack will feature Converge, The Armed, etc. and it will be available on December 11. The second volume will feature HEALTH, Grimes, etc. and it will be available on December 18. All the tracks will be released under pseudonyms.

“Cyberpunk 2077” Soundtrack Track Listing:

Radio Volume 1:

01. Run The Jewels (‘Yankee And The Brave‘) – “No Save Point”
02. SOPHIE / Shygirl (‘Clockwork Venus‘) – “BM”
03. Le Destroy (‘The Bait‘) – “Kill Kill”
04. Yugen Blakrok (‘Gorgon Madonna‘) – “Metamorphosis”
05. Konrad Oldmoney (‘7 Facas‘) – “Dinero” [feat. Cerbeus]
06. Deadly Hunta / Maro Music (‘Footage Missing‘) – “When It’s War”
07. The Armed (‘Homeschool Dropouts‘) – “Night City Aliens”
08. Converge (‘Shattered Void‘) – “I Won’t Let You Go”
09. Aligns (‘Rubicones‘) – “Friday Night Fire Fight”
10. Tomb Mold (‘Bacillus‘) – “March 30th”
11. Deafkids (‘Tainted Overlord‘) – “Selva Pulsátil”

Radio Volume 2:

01. Namakopuri (‘Us Cracks‘) – “PonPon Shit”
02. Grimes (‘Lizzy Wizzy‘) – “Delicate Weapon”
03. Rat Boy (‘IBDY‘) – “Who’s Ready For Tomorrow”
04. HEALTH (‘Window Weather‘) – “Major Crimes”
05. Rosa Walton (‘Hallie Coggins‘) – “I Really Want To Stay At Your House”
06. Nina Kraviz (‘Bara Nova‘) – “Surprise Me, I’m Surprised Today”
07. Raney Shockne (‘Point Break Candy‘) – “Hole In The Sun” [feat. COS and Conway]
08. Gazelle Twin (‘Trash Generation‘) – “History”
09. Poloz (‘Tinnitus‘) – “On My Way to Hell”

As previously reported, Refused also recorded tracks for the game under the name “Samurai.” However, those songs will not appear on the soundtrack.