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Solo artist Owen aka Mike Kinsella of American Football have announced a string of rescheduled dates in the UK for fall 2021. Owen released The Avalanche in June 2020. See below for the tour dates.
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The Polyphonic Spree have just released their performance of “The Spirit Of Radio” by Rush, the 1980 hit song by the legendary Canadian rock band. The song will be featured on Afflatus, The Polyphonic Sprees new album of cover songs, out tomorrow. “‘The Spirit Of Radio’ actually goes back to…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

awolnation megalithic symphony

Few modern albums have made as vast of an effect as AWOLNATION’s 14-track Megalithic Symphony, whose songs still live on with no end in sight on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. Powerhouse rock tracks “Sail” and “Not Your Fault” defined the decade with their synth-laden instrumentals, gritty vocals and undeniably blunt, raw […]

The post 10 stories you didn’t know about AWOLNATION’s ‘Megalithic Symphony’ appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Pete Davidson is starring as the iconic Ramones frontman Joey Ramone in an upcoming Netflix biopic based on Ramone’s brother Mickey Leigh’s 2009 book I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir, The Wrap reports. Davidson and Leigh are both executive producing, and the film, also titled I Slept With Joey Ramone, is being made with the cooperation of Ramone’s estate.

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It’s not hard to imagine Pete Davidson in a wig and sunglasses pulling off moments like this in the upcoming Joey Ramone biopic For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Four years ago, the Fyre Festival was a complete disaster with rich attendees buying expensive tickets, being flown to a remote island, only to find out that most bands had not shown up due to non-payment, that food was scare, and there were no real accommodations. Fyre co-founder Billy McFarland pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud in federal court in Manhattan and admitted to using fake documents to attract investors to put more than $26 million into his company. He is currently serving his six year sentence. Meanwhile, ticket holders filed a class action against the festival. That suit recently settled for all 277 members of the class action. Each will receive $7,200 which essentially wraps up the matter. Meanwhile, Fyre festival promotor Ja Rule rule is selling a Fyre Festival related tweet for $80,000, in case you feel like… “investing.”
For more, check out: static.PunkNews.org (Source)

Collaboration is the theme of today’s singles roundup — check out new songs from Elohim & GRiZ, Deap Vally and Jenny Lewis & Serengeti.

The post Stream: New singles from Elohim & GRiZ, Deap Vally and Jenny Lewis & Serengeti appeared first on buzzbands.la.

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Nana Yamato’s daydream pop evokes the limitless possibilities of a new day. Released by Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts’ Dull Tools label, it pairs MIDI blips, DIY beats, gleeful guitars and neon romance.

The post Nana Yamato :: Before Sunrise appeared first on Aquarium Drunkard.

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Babymetal celebrate 10 shows at the legendary Budokan with an epic livestream in June For more, check out: TeamRock.com (Source)

Hachette Books has set a September 7 release date for “Beast: John Bonham And The Rise Of Led Zeppelin”, the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not the greatest) rock drummer of all time. The 384-page book, which was written by music journalist C.M. Kushins, will include a foreword by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA). Bonham first learned to play the drums at the age of five, and despite never taking formal lessons, began drumming for local bands immediately upon graduating from secondary school. By the late 1960s, Bonham was looking for a more solid gig in order to provide his growing family with a more regular income. Meanwhile, following the dissolution of the popular blues rock band THE YARDBIRDS, lead guitarist Jimmy Page sought the company of new bandmates to help him record an album and tour Scandinavia as THE NEW YARDBIRDS. A few months later, Bonham was recruited to join the band who would eventually become known as LED ZEPPELIN — and before the year was out, Bonham and his three bandmates would become the richest rock band in the world. In their first year, LED ZEPPELIN released two albums and completed four U.S. and four U.K. concert tours. As their popularity exploded, they moved from ballrooms and smaller clubs to larger auditoriums, and eventually started selling out full arenas. Throughout the 1970s, LED ZEPPELIN reached new heights of commercial and critical success, making them one of the most influential groups of the era, both in musical style and in their approach towards the workings of the entertainment industry. They added extravagant lasers, light shows, and mirror balls to their performances; wore flamboyant and often glittering outfits; traveled in a private jet airliner and rented out entire sections of hotels; and soon become the subject of frequently repeated stories of debauchery and destruction while on tour. In 1977, the group performed what would be their final live appearance in the U.S., following months of rising fervor and rioting from their fandom. And in September of 1980, Bonham — plagued by alcoholism, anxiety, and the after-effects of years of excess — was found dead by his bandmates. To this day, Bonham is posthumously described as one of the most important, well-known, and influential drummers in rock, topping best of lists describing him as an inimitable, all-time great. As Adam Budofsky, managing editor of Modern Drummer, explained, “If the king of rock ‘n’ roll was Elvis Presley, then the king of rock drumming was certainly John Bonham.” John Bonham died of pulmonary edema, which is fluid accumulation in the lungs. He was 32 years old. For more, go to: Blabbermouth.net (Source)