Weezer Premiere New Song “A Little Bit Of Love”

Weezer have premiered a new song titled “A Little Bit Of Love.” This track is from the band’s new EP “SZNZ: Spring,” which will be released on March 20. The effort will be the first in a series of EPs focusing on the four seasons.

“SZNZ: Spring” Track Listing:

01. “Opening Night”
02. “Angels On Vacation”
03. “A Little Bit of Love”
04. “The Garden Of Eden”
05. “The Sound Of Drums”
06. “All This Love”
07. “Wild At Heart”
08. “Across The Meadow” (vinyl only)

Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Halsey, Etc. Set For 2022 Firefly Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Firefly Music Festival. The event will take place at The Woodlands in Dover, DE and it will feature the following (in alphabetical order): 100 gecs, Alexander 23, All Time Low, Anna Of The North, AmyElle, Ashnikko, Avril Lavigne, Bakar, Bankrol Hayden, Benny The Butcher, Big Sean, Bleachers, Casmalia, Chai, Charli XCX, Chloe Moriondo, Cloonee, Cochise, Cold War Kids, Conan Gray, Cordae, Daisy The Great, Dayglow, Dorian Electra, Dua Lipa, Elderbrook, Emmy Meli, Ezra Furman, Flor, Ford., GAYLE, Girl Talk, Green Day, Gryffin, Gunna, Gus Dapperton, Halsey, Indigo De Souza, Jamie xx, John Summit, Jordana, Jungle, Little Simz, Loud Luxury, Lucii, Mallrat, Manchester Orchestra, Mannequin Pussy, Matt Maeson, Mod Sun, My Chemical Romance, Neil Frances, Phantoms, Porter Robinson, Princess Nokia, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Renforshort, Sadie Jean, SAINt JHN, San Holo, SEB, Ship Wrek, Spill Tab, Sueco, The Backseat Lovers, The Brook & The Bluff, The Head And The Heart, The Kid LAROI, The Regrettes, Tsu Nami, VNSSA, Wax Motif, Weezer, Wenzday, Weston Estate, Whipped Cream, Willow, Wolf Alice, Yung Bae, Yungblud, and Zedd.

Foo Fighters, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Set For 2022 Beale Street Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival. The event will take place at the Fairgrounds at Liberty Park in Memphis, TN on April 29 – May 1 and it will feature the following: Foo Fighters, Van Morrison, Weezer, Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Three 6 Mafia, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Stone Temple Pilots, Moneybagg Yo, Modest Mouse, DaBaby, Chevelle, Lindsey Buckingham, Sarkodie, Spoon, Dirty Honey, Grace Potter, NLE Choppa, Goose, Grouplove, Rival Sons, Stonebwoy, Indigo Girls, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Waka Flocka Flame, Toad The Wet Sprocket, JJ Grey & Mofro, Patty Griffin, The Glorious Sons, Robert Randolf & The Family Band, Ayron Jones, Soccer Mommy, Black Pistol Fire, Cory Henry, Project Pat, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Lil Wyte, Al Kapone, Sue Foley, Trigger Hippy, Cory Branan, Kenny Brown, Janiva Magness, and more.

Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle, Volbeat, Etc. Nominated For 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on March 22 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song Of The Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “And So It Went”
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Living The Dream”
  • Rise Against – “Nowhere Generation”
  • Volbeat – “Wait A Minute My Girl”
  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War”

Rock Artist Of The Year:

  • Chevelle
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Foo Fighters
  • Mammoth WVH
  • The Pretty Reckless

Best New Rock Artist:

  • All Good Things
  • Architects
  • Ayron Jones
  • Mammoth WVH
  • Zero 9:36

Alternative Song Of The Year:

  • Weezer featuring AJR – “All My Favorite Songs”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”
  • All Time Low featuring Blackbear – “Monsters”
  • Machine Gun Kelly & Blackbear – “My Ex’s Best Friend”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Shy Away”

Alternative Artist of the Year:

  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Best New Alternative Artist:

  • Cannons
  • Clairo
  • Girl In Red
  • Måneskin
  • WILLOW

Best Comeback Album (Socially Voted Category):

  • Adele – “30”
  • Drake – “Certified Lover Boy”
  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight”
  • Lorde – “Solar Power”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Star-Crossed”
  • Bleachers – “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night”
  • ABBA – “Voyage”

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category):

  • Kacey Musgraves – “Fix You” (Coldplay)
  • Camila Cabello – “Good 4 U” (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • Shawn Mendes – “Happier Than Ever” (Billie Eilish)
  • Tate McRae – “Heather” (Conan Gray)
  • Demi Lovato – “I’m Still Standing” (Elton John)
  • Lil Nas X – “Jolene” (Dolly Parton)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica)

Best New Pop Artist:

  • Giveon
  • Måneskin
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Tate McRae
  • The Kid LAROI

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.

Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Steve Miller Band, 311, Etc. Set For 2022 Beachlife Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Beachlife Festival. The event will take place in Redondo Beach, CA on May 13-15 and it will feature: Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Steve Miller Band, Stone Temple Pilots, 311, Sheryl Crow, Black Pumas, and more.

AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Gojira, Etc. Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on January 31.

Rock and metal artists are featured in the following categories:

Best Metal Performance:

* Deftones – “Genesis“
* Gojira – “Amazonia“
* Mastodon – “Pushing The Tides“
* Rob Zombie – “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)“
* Dream Theater – “The Alien“

Best Rock Album:

* AC/DC – “Power Up“
* Chris Cornell – “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1“
* Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight“
* Paul McCartney – “McCartney III“
* Black Pumas – “Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A“

Best Rock Song:

* Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War“
* Mammoth WVH – “Distance“
* Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs“
* Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit“
* Paul McCartney – “Find My Way“

Best Rock Performance:

* Deftones – “Ohms“
* Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire“
* Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince cover)
* AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark“
* Black Pumas – “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Best Remixed Recording:

* “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix); Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones); track from: “White Pony” (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
* “Back To Life” (Booker T Kings of Soul Satta Dub); Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
* “Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix); Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach); track from: “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years”
* “Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix); Tracy Young, remixer (K.D. Lang)
* “Inside Out” (3SCAPE DRM REMIX); 3SCAPE DRM, remixer (Zedd and Griff)
* “Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix); Dave Audé, remixer (Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande)
* “Talks” (Mura Masa Remix); Alexander Crossan, remixer (PVA)

Best Immersive Audio Album:

* “The Future Bites,” Jake Fields and Steven Wilson, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, immersive producer (Steven Wilson)
* “Alicia,” George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)
* “Clique,” Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Jim Anderson, immersive producer (Patricia Barber)
* “Fine Line,” Greg Penny, immersive mix engineer; Greg Penny, immersive mastering engineer; Greg Penny, immersive producer (Harry Styles)
* “Stille Grender,” Morten Lindberg, immersive mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask and Det Norske Jentekor)

Best Music Video:

* AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark“
* Jon Batiste – “Freedom“
* Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You“
* Justin Bieber (feat. Daniel Caesar) – “Peaches“
* Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever“
* Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)“

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

* ‘Soul‘ – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross
* ‘Bridgerton‘ – Kris Bowers
* ‘Dune‘ – Hans Zimmer
* ‘The Mandalorian: Season 2 — Vol. 2‘ (Chapters 13-16) – Ludwig Göransson
* ‘The Queen’s Gambit‘ – Carlos Rafael Rivera

Best Alternative Music Album:

* Halsey, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power“
* Japanese Breakfast – “Jubilee“
* Arlo Parks – “Collapsed In Sunbeams“
* St. Vincent – “Daddy’s Home“
* Fleet Foxes – “Shore“

Taking Back Sunday Premiere Music Video For Cover Of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas”

Taking Back Sunday have premiered a new video for their cover of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas.” Bassist Shaun Cooper commented:

“In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious. One day before a show in Cincinnati, OH somebody started playing the opening chords to ‘My Name is Jonas‘… We all grew up listening to Weezer. Playing this song together was so much fun and broke up the monotony of day to day touring life. We started adding the song to our set list and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo NY. We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice.”

[via Consequence]

Billy Talent Premiere New Song “End Of Me” Featuring Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

Billy Talent have premiered a new song titled “End Of Me.” This track features Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and it will appear on the band’s new album “Crisis Of Faith,” which will be released on January 21. The group commented:

“This is a full-circle moment for us. We’ve admired and have been fans of Weezer since the Blue Album until now. Before we had a title, this song was originally called ‘Hendrix+Weezer’, so it only felt right to ask Rivers to sing on it. The song encompasses the essence of ’90s alt rock, which was a hugely impactful and influential time for our band. We’re proud of the song and very happy to have Rivers be a part of it.”

“Crisis Of Faith” Track Listing:

01. “Forgiveness I + II”
02. “Reckless Paradise”
03. “I Beg To Differ (This Will Get Better)”
04. “The Wolf”
05. “Reactor”
06. “Judged”
07. “Hanging Out With All The Wrong People”
08. “End Of Me” (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
09. “One Less Problem”
10. “For You”

Concert Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, And The Interrupters Rock Oracle Park In San Francisco, CA

Last night (August 27), Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters brought their “Hella Mega” tour to Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The show was one of the biggest Bay Area concerts since the start of the pandemic and it was nothing short of incredible.

The Interrupters opened the show with a fun ska punk set. The short, energetic performance helped set the tone for the evening and those who showed up early were not disappointed. Some highlights from their set included “She’s Kerosene” and a rockin’ cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

After The Interrupters, it was time for Weezer to take the stage. The band really got things going with shredding songs from their latest album “Van Weezer” mixed with all of their hits. The crowd really went nuts for tracks like “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and the band’s cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which all turned into giant singalongs. By the time they finished, the audience was already at a high that only extended when Fall Out Boy took the stage.

Fall Out Boy were especially impressive with a set full of hit songs backed by cool visuals and massive amounts of pyro. Pete Wentz even performed with a flame throwing bass, reminiscent of the one famously used by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, while frontman Patrick Stump performed some tracks on a flaming piano. The band were one of the most entertaining acts of the night, keeping everyone dancing with hits like “Uma Thurman,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Thnks fr the Mmrs,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

As soon as Fall Out Boy were done, it was time for the most explosive band of the night, the Bay Area’s own Green Day. The group kicked off the high-octane set with “American Idiot” much to the delight of the audience. Before finishing up the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong encouraged everyone to put their phones away, saying that we spent all of quarantine on our devices and that it was time to be together. From there, the group powered through “Holiday” and “Know Your Enemy,” before playing their newest single “Pollyanna,” which promised that “everything’s gonna be alright” in these unprecedented times. From there, it was just hit after hit with songs like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” which saw the crowd light up the whole stadium with their phones, “Longview,” which sent everyone into a frenzy with Mike Dirnt’s iconic bass line, and “Basket Case,” which had everyone in full-on party mode. Aside from those tracks, other highlights included ballads like “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” rockers like “Minority,” and the group’s nine-minute epic “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The show appropriately wrapped up with “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and a blast of fireworks.

All in all, it was an amazing show full of great music that helped bring everyone together, while also providing a much needed escape from the outside world.