Zach De La Rocha Remixes Outkast.
Rage Against The Machine has never been shy to blend genres of music together. Rage has covered Cypress Hill’s “How Could I Just Kill A Man” on “Renegades”, Zach has featured on two of Run The Jewels albums, most recently on “RTJ4”. Now Zach has shared a remix of the Outkast classic “B.O.B.” from “Stankonia” for its 20th anniversary. Listen to the remix above.
Tom Morello Joins Girls With Guitars For “Sweet Dreams” Cover.
Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Foo Fighters Rami Jeffee, and Wayne Kramer of MC5 have joined a group of girls from Kabul, Afghanistan for the cover of the Eurythmic’s song “Sweet Dreams”. The cover hopes to shed light on hardship the girl face in their daily lives and to raise money for The Miraculous Love Kids. Morello had this to say “These girls are so brave and so inspiring. It is an honor to make music with them.”. Listen to the cover above.
Dan Mangan Protest Against the P.O.T.U.S.
With the American presidential election only weeks away, artists around the world have been sharing their political views and encouraging people to go vote. The Vancouver artist has shared a new song “There’s a Tumor in the White House”. Mangan said this about the song, “We’ve got this bully in the highest seat using the lowest form of mudslinging and name-calling and unfortunately it just seems to keep working for him. The poor man’s rich man. The weak man’s strong man. I just wanted to call a spade a spade — bootlickers, chokeholders, chest-puffers… Is it ironic? I don’t know. Is it a joke? I worry that it isn’t.”. Watch the lyric video above.
Gord Downie’s “The Least Impossible” Video.
“Away Is Mine” is the latest album from the late Gord Downie which arrived on October 16th. Since the release of the album we’ve been treated to a few different music videos’ including last weeks “River Don’t Care”. Now, you can watch the video for “The Least Impossible” above. A press release reads, “Grappling with life or livelihood and the fleeting nature of either, Gord sings over rattling synthesizers “I try not to try / I try not to know / Up until thought itself asks / ‘Where do you go?'” Pondering this line, director Sara Basso and illustrator Laura Arango, set out to explore the view from the edge of the abyss.”.
Royal Blood Release Video for “Trouble’s Coming”.
The duo from Brighton returned last month with their first new music since “How Did We Get So Dark” in 2017. The new single “Trouble’s Coming”, which you’ve been hearing on the station, now has an official music video and you can watch it above. In case you missed it, listen to Meredith talk with Ben of Royal Blood about their new song “Trouble’s Coming” on Kolter & Meredith’s page.
Gorillaz & Beck Perform on Animal Talking.
“Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez” was released this past Friday (October 23rd) with an A-list of guest features. Gorillaz and Beck celebrated the release of the album by performing their tune “The Valley Of The Pegans” on Animal Talking, a talk show inside Animal Crossing. The entire episode of Animal Talking is available above, you can watch the performance at the 1:27:42 and you can watch Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett interview at the 49 minute mark.
Tame Impala Share Video for “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?”.
Tame has revisited a classic tune from 2012’s “Lonerism” to share a brand-new music video featuring Kevin Parker playing multiple instruments for “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?”. The band has been staying busy by performing a set for the FIFA 21 World Premier, covering John Lennon for his birthday, and Kevin Parker breaking down his favourite drums sounds. Watch the new video for “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” above and prepare yourself for their return to the city next October.
The War On Drugs “Ocean Of Darkness”.
It’s been over 3 years since The War On Drugs released their 2017 album “A Deeper Understanding”. Early this year the group remixed “Scarlet” by The Rolling Stones for their “Goat Head Soup” 2020 edition. At the beginning of the month the band announced they would be releasing a live album, “LIVE DRUGS” on November 20th. This past Friday (October 23rd), The War On Drugs were the musical guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, they performed a brand new track “Ocean Of Darkness” and you can watch it above.
Flea Joins Bright Eyes on “Miracle of Life”.
The new track from Bright Eyes is in support of Planned Parenthood, with $1 from every download going to towards the cause. The track features musical support from Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jon Theodore of Queens Of The Stone Age, and Phoebe Bridgers. Listen to “Miracle of Life” above.
Wade MacNeil Soundtracks Jay Baruchel Movie.
“Random Acts of Viloence” is the new horror film from Jay Baruchel, he has enlisted the talent of Alexisonfire guitar player Wade MacNeil and Andrew Macpherson. The original soundtrack will be available to stream on October 30th and will arrive on vinyl in January. “MacNeil and Macpherson have created an ominous, yet understated and unsettling style of electronica. Characterised by its atmospheric soundscapes and a pulsating, hypnotic edge, the score perfectly echoes the themes depicted in an uncompromising, visually stunning ﬁlm.”. You can listen to the “Slasherman Theme Song” above.
Tom DeLonge Features on EDM Song.
It’s always an interesting day when Tom DeLonge, formally of Blink-182, name is in the news. Whether its capturing UFO footage, directing an alien hunter movie, or appearing on an EDM song. You can listen to “Paper Thin” by Illenium featuring the Box Car Racer vocalist above.
Pearl Jam’s “MTV Unplugged” Hits Streaming Services.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s first gig, and to celebrate the event they’re livestreaming their 2016 concert from the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia on Nugs.tv. In addition to the livestreamed show, PJ has also reissued “MTV Unplugged” on vinyl, released the first-ever CD version, and they’ve put it on streaming services. Recorded on March 16th of 1992, the “MTV Unplugged” album features 7 songs for their debut album “Ten”. To get you in the mood, you can watch Pearl Jam perform “Alive” above and try not to picture Kenny Powers running around a cemetery while watching.
No Doubt Gone Country.
Gwen Stefani is busy scouting talent on The Voice and spending time with her hubby Blake Shelton in Oklahoma. It’s appears Gwen musical influences are expanding even more than we could have expected. She appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to debut Gwen Stefani’s Gone Country. Gwen played classic hits from No Doubt’s 1995 album “Tragic Kingdom, including “Don’t Speak” and “Spiderwebs”. Just for good measure Gwen performed “Hollaback Girl” for her solo album “Love. Angel. Music. Baby.”. You can see Gwen help induct the class of 2020 to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on November 7th.
Fitz Goes Solo On “Head Up High”.
The frontman of Fitz and the Tantrums is set to release his debut solo album next year. We have now got the first sample of what to expect from the solo record from Fitz with “Head Up High”. Fitz had this to say about the song “I wanted to do a tune centered around the acoustic, which is very different from Fitz and the Tantrums. We’ve only used an acoustic guitar on one song in four albums! The chords and lyrics spilled out of me.”. This follows the release of Fitz and the Tantrums 2019 album “All the Feels”.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Trailer.
The induction ceremony for the class of 2020 will happen on November 7th. This year’s inductees include Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T. Rex., Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, and the Doobie Brothers. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will include special guest appearances from Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Chris Martin, St. Vincent, and Gwen Stefani. You’ll be able to watch the ceremony on HBO, which is available through one of our competitors streaming service that will remain nameless, watch the trailer above.
Gord Downie’s “River Don’t Care” Video.
This past Saturday (October 17th) marked the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Gord Downie. The day prior, (October 16th) Gord treated his fans to “Away Is Mine”, the last ten songs Gord sang before he passed away. You can watch the music video for “River Don’t Care” above, which is made by Toronto artist Alex Macleod. The video is described as “features exotic fauna and coral life overgrowing a Life-Aquatic-meets-Schitt’s-Creek stylized hotel room.” in a press-release. “Away Is Mine” is available to stream or purchase wherever you get your music.
Miley Cyrus “Just Breath” Cover.
Earlier this week, we shared Miley’s #SOSFest set where she covered The Cranberries and The Cure. We had mentioned that she did an MTV Unplugged the day before, where she covered Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe”, now we have the video for you to watch above. “Just Breathe” is from Pearl Jam’s 2009 effort “Backspacer”. Cyrus has shared that she is working on a Metallica cover album, which we can lie, we’re pretty interested in hearing. Pearl Jam will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first gig (October 22, 1990) tomorrow with a livestreamed concert from 2016, which you watch on nugs.tv.
FINNEAS Shares “Can’t Wait To Be Dead”.
The brother of Billie Eilish is stepping out of the shadows of his sister to focus on his solo projects. FINNEAS has released “Can’t Wait To Be Dead”, you can listen to it above, a song about his relationship with the internet. FINNEAS had this to say about the song, “Especially in an election year. Especially during a pandemic. Sometimes, the internet makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me cry, sometimes it makes me hopeful. But sometimes, it really makes me wanna be dead.” This is the second new song from FINNEAS this year, following up last months “What They’ll Say About Us”. He has also digitally reissued his EP “Blood Harmony” from last year with an updated version of “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce “K.G.”.
If you’re are not familiar with the group from Australia, you’ll have plenty of music to familiarize yourself with. The group made an impact on the industry in 2017, when they released 5 albums within a year. The band are releasing their 16th studio album “K.G.” and “Live in S.F. ‘16” on November 20th. King Gizzard have already shared 3 singles from the album “Honey”, “Some of Us”, and “Straws In the Wind”. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released the 4th single from their upcoming album “Automation”, which you can hear above. If you’re looking to have some fun editing a video or making some music, the band has shared raw video and audio files for you to play around with. Head over to their website to play around with that stuff.
Django Django Cover Radiohead.
The London based group returned with two new singles this year “Spirals” and “The Ark”, the group’s first new music since 2018. Last week MGMT shared their remix of “Spirals” and now Django Django has covered Radiohead. Vincent Neff, the bands vocalist performed “House of Cards” from Radiohead’s 2007 album “In Rainbows”. The performance was posted the bands Facebook page and you can watch it above.
Foo Fighters #SOSFest Set.
The Foo’s tested out the sound of the room at Troubadour this past Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, before their performance at #SOSFest. On Saturday, the Foo Fighters played a half-hour acoustic set featuring “Skin And Bones”, “My Hero”, “These Days”, “Times Like These”, and “Everlong”. You can watch their headlining set from #SOSFest above.
Miley Cyrus Covers The Cranberries and The Cure.
The pop star had a busy weekend, she shared her MTV Unplugged Backyard Sessions on Friday, where she covered Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe”. On Saturday she performed at #SOSFest from the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, during the set she played her rendition of The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” and The Cranberries “Zombie”, you can watch the performance above. If you feel like diving deeper into a Miley Cyrus covers rabbit hole, check out her cover of the Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” from 2014. Miley’s music may not be your cup of tea, but you can’t argue with her taste in music, it’s pretty, pretty good.
Run The Jewels “Holy Calamavote”.
Run The Jewels released “RTJ4” back in June and they were scheduled to open for Rage Against The Machine on their North American tour this summer. The duo hosted a special on the weekend to encourage people to use their voices in the upcoming election by voting and raising money for the ALCU. Killer Mike and El-P performed their new album in its entirety, joined by Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age to perform “pulling the pin” (33:47) and by Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine to play “JU$T” (23:42). You can watch the full Run The Jewels performance above, and don’t forget to get to the Rage show early next July.
Foo’s “Learn to Fly” on Kimmel.
Foo Fighters are set to play #SOSFest happening on YouTube this weekend. The Foo’s will headline #SOSFest on Saturday October 17th at 10:35pm at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The band wanted to get a sound for the room before playing #SOSFest, they played “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with an acoustic rendition of “Learn to Fly”. Head over to NIVA’s YouTube Page to watch the Foo Fighters play #SOSFEST.
Lana Del Rey Gives Us “Let Me Love You Like a Woman”.
It’s been just over a year since Lana Del Rey released her last album “Norman Fucking Rockwell!”. The songwriter has shared the first single “Let Me Love You Like a Woman” from her next album, you can listen to it above. Del Rey’s “Chemtrails over the Country Club” has no official release date, once we have that for you, we will let you know. If you need a little more Lana in your life, listen to her audiobook of poetry “Violent Bent Backwards over the Grass”.
2D of Gorillaz Song Machine Mixtape.
Following in the footsteps of Noodle, Gorillaz frontman 2D has shared his Song Machine Mixtape featuring samples of their new album “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez” out on October 23rd. 2D will be the first member of the group to host “Song Machine Radio” on Apple Music kicking off on October 19th. The second show will air on November 6th, the third on November 23rd, and the final episode on December 10th. You’ll be able to see “Song Machine Live” on December 12th.
Yukon Blonde Release “Your Heart’s My Home”.
The fifth album from Yukon Blonde “Vindicator” arrives on November 13th through Dine Alone Records. The band has already given us three samples of what to expect from their new album with “In Love Again”, “You Were Mine”, and the single you’ve been hearing throughout the day when you’re listening to us “Get Precious”. The group from Kelowna have shared the fourth single from “Vindicator” with “Your Heart’s My Home” which you can listen to above.
The Blue Stones “Live on Display”.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the duo perform at PHASE 102.1, not to worry The Blue Stones have got you covered. The two-piece have shared “Live on Display” featuring a four-song set including their new single “Let It Ride”, “Grim”, “Careless”, and the massive hit “Shakin’ Off The Rust”. You can get your hands on some new The Blue Stones merch at shop.thebluestones.com.
Tom Morello Soundtracks “No Justice, No Peace”.
Today would have been the 47th Birthday of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25th after a confrontation with Minneapolis police. The song “Marching On Ferguson” features the unique sound of the RATM guitar player to powerful images of brutality and protesting. You can watch “No Justice, No Peace” and hear “Marching On Ferguson” above. Warning some of the content is disturbing.
YUNGBLUD Shares Video For “cotton candy”.
The artist from Doncaster, England is preparing the release of his second album “weird!” on November 13th. YUNGBLUD has shared the video for the fourth single from the album “cotton candy”, you can see it above. YUNGBLUD says the song is about sexual liberation and shared this statement “To me sex and sexuality is about freedom and the idea that you can to lose yourself in other people of all genders, of all shapes and sizes to find yourself and figure out who you truly are. Sexual interaction should not be shamed, it should be celebrated because to have safe sex is to spread love and the world needs love more than ever right now.” You can also hear YUNGBLUD and Bert McCraken for The Used join Machine Gun Kelly on “body bag” from MGK’s new album “Tickets to My Downfall”.