Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Weezer, Etc. Set For 2022 Boston Calling Festival

The full lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Boston Calling festival. The event will take place in Allston, MA on May 27-29 and it will feature the following:

May 27: Foo Fighters, Rüfüs Du Sol, HAIM, Avril Lavigne, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, The Struts, Paris Jackson, The Backseat Lovers, Grandson, Paris Texas, Mob Rich, Pom Pom Squad, Born Without Bones, Avenue, Miranda Rae, and The Chelsea Curve.

May 28: The Strokes, Run The Jewels, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Pumas, EARTHGANG, Orville Peck, KennyHoopla, Sudan Archives, Celisse, Hinds, Frances Forever, Charlotte Sands, Julie Rhodes, Van Buren Records, Ali McGuirk, Coral Moons, and Dutch Tulips.

May 29: Metallica, Weezer, Glass Animals, Modest Mouse, Goose, Ripe, Japanese Breakfast, Cults, Peach Tree Rascals, Horsegirl, Djo, Cam Meekins, Oompa, Cliff Notez, Crooked Coast, Aaron and the Lord, and Paper Tigers.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Officially Announce North American & European/UK Stadium Tour

Red Hot Chili Peppers have officially announced the dates for their North American and European/UK stadium tour. The trek will be the band’s first since they reunited with guitarist John Frusciante and they are planning to perform the hits as well as songs from their upcoming album.

Tour Dates:


06/04 Seville, Spain – Estadio La Cartuja De Sevilla (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)
06/07 Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olimpic (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)
06/10 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)
06/15 – Budapest, Hungary – Puskas Stadium (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)
06/18 Firenze, Italy – Firenze Rocks (festival date)
06/22 Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)
06/25 London, UK – London Stadium (with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat)
06/29 Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park (with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat)
07/01 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park (with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat)
07/03 Leuven, Belgium – Rock Werchter (festival date)
07/05 Cologne, Germany – RheinEnergieStadium (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)
07/08 Paris, France – Stade de France (with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat)
07/12 Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion (with A$AP Rocky And Thundercat)

North America:

07/23 Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High (with Haim And Thundercat)
07/27 San Diego, CA – Petco Park (with Haim And Thundercat)
07/29 Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (with Beck And Thundercat)
07/31 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium (with Beck And Thundercat)
08/03 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/06 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium (with The Strokes and King Princess)
08/10 Atlanta, GA – Truist Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/12 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/14 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/17 E. Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/19 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/21 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
08/30 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
09/01 Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
09/03 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
09/08 Washington, DC – Nationals Park (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
09/10 Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with St. Vincent and Thundercat)
09/15 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium (with The Strokes and Thundercat)
09/18 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field (with The Strokes and Thundercat)

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”

The Struts Premiere New Song “Another Hit Of Showmanship” Featuring Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes)

The Struts have premiered a new song titled “Another Hit Of Showmanship.” This track features Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) and it can be streamed below:

Luke Spiller commented:

“‘Another Hit of Showmanship’ reminds me of being at a club night called Ramshackle years ago at the O2 Academy in Bristol, where they’d play bands like the Libertines and Razorlight and Scissor Sisters, and of course the Strokes. I hit up Albert out of the blue and told him, ‘We’ve got this song, and I’m so excited to see what you would do with it.’ As soon as he got his hands on it, he took it to a whole different level — it really just shows why he’s so brilliant at what he does.”

He also added:

“‘Another Hit of Showmanship’ is a true relentless melodic jangle that is a brilliantly unique ‘tip of the hat’ to bands that we all grew up on as individuals. A fresh new take on bands from the early Noughties, which in my opinion, was the last great wave of rock music from both sides of the pond. Its quality lies within its simplicity. Musically, it’s definitely not as complex as things we have done in the past, but that’s probably why it’s as hooky as it is!”

Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Judas Priest, Etc. Among 2020 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 18) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below and the full list HERE.

Record Store Day Exclusives:

  • Asking Alexandria, Stand Up and Scream LP
  • Bayside, “Heaven” 7″ vinyl
  • Black Keys, Let’s Rock. 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, Out to Get You! Live 1977 2LP
  • Gary Clark Jr. (Featuring Andra Day), “Pearl Cadillac” 10″ EP
  • Biffy Clyro, “Moderns” 7″ vinyl
  • Alice Cooper, Live From the Apollo Theater Glasgow Feb. 19, 1982 2LP
  • Dio, “Annica” 12″ picture disc
  • Hawkwind, At the BBC 1972 2LP
  • Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts 10″ vinyl
  • Infectious Grooves, Take You on a Ride 12″ EP
  • Judas Priest, British Steel: Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 2LP
  • Motorhead, “Ace of Spades” / “Dirty Love” 12″ vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, The Murder Scene LP
  • The Pogues, At the BBC 1984 LP
  • Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991) 3LP
  • The Ramones, It’s Alive II 2LP
  • The Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live 3LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition) LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Metamorphosis UK LP
  • Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (Expanded) 2LP
  • The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” Cassette
  • Various Artists, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams 2LP
  • The Who, A Quick Live One EP

Regional Releases:

  • The Alarm, Celtic Folklore Live LP
  • August Burns Red, “Bones” 7″ vinyl
  • Goblin, Goblin’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) 2LP
  • Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets 10″ vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, First Hellos and Last Goodbyes LP
  • Iggy & the Stooges, Russia Melodia 7″
  • Twiztid, “All These Problems” 7″

First Releases:

  • Badflower, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” / “The Jester” 12″ Picture Disc
  • The Black Crowes, “Jealous Again” 12″ vinyl
  • Chon, Grow LP
  • Clutch, The Obelisk 16X LP Box
  • Collective Soul, Half and Half 12″ vinyl
  • Def Leppard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12″ EP
  • DevilDriver, Winter Kills 2LP
  • Dinosaur Jr., Swedish Fist (Live in Stockholm) LP
  • Down N Outz, The Music Box EP 12″ vinyl
  • Entombed, Clandestine Live 2LP
  • Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin’ 2LP
  • Green Jelly, Triple Live Mother Goose at Budokan LP
  • Hawkwind, Quark Strangeness and Charm 2LP
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Message to Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)” 7″ vinyl
  • Judas Priest, Sad Wings of Destiny 2LP
  • The Menzingers, Chamberlain Waits LP
  • The Obsessed, Incarnate Ultimate 2LP
  • Primus, Suck on This LP
  • Refused, Not Fit for Broadcast – Live at BBC 12″ vinyl
  • Soul Asylum, Hurry Up and Wait (Deluxe Edition) 2LP
  • Jimmy Urine and Serj Tankian, Fuktronic LP
  • The Who, Odds and Sods (Deluxe) 2LP

[via Loudwire]

The Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Etc. Set For 2020 Shaky Knees Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Shaky Knees Festival. The event will take place at Central Park in Atlanta, GA on May 1-3 and it will feature: Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Royal Blood, The Darkness, Angels & Airwaves, Dinosaur Pile-Up, All Them Witches, White Reaper, Des Rocs, Amigo The Devil, Bones UK, and more.

Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, Etc. To Perform At South American Lollapalooza Festivals

The lineups have been revealed for the 2020 Lollapalooza festivals in South America. Those events will feature Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, The Hu, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, The Strokes, Cage The Elephant, Yungblud, etc. Here’s the dates:

03/27-29 Buenos Aires, ARG – Hipodromo De San Isidro (Lollapalooza Argentina)
03/27-29 Santiago, CHL – Parque O’Higgins (Lollapalooza Chile)
04/04-05 Sao Paulo, BRA – Autodrome de Interlagos (Lollapalooza Brasil)

Bring Me The Horizon, Slash, Chevelle, Etc. To Perform At 2019 Lollapalooza

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Lollapalooza festival. The event will be held on August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL and a number of rock acts have been booked including: Bring Me The Horizon, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Chevelle, Tenacious D, The Strokes, and Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra. The full lineup, which also features acts like Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, etc., can be found in the below poster: