ABC/Image Group LABillie Eilish is aiming to make new music on the road.
Speaking to Billboard, the "bad guy" singer shares that she expects she'll write her sophomore album while on tour.
"We're at a point now, from touring and working so much, that I'm pretty sure the next album will be made on tour -- around the world," she explains.
That'd be quite a departure for Eilish, who recorded her hit debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, in her house.
"For me, I didn't really know how to make music anywhere else," Eilish says. "We would try and work in studios, and it would never work out the way I wanted it to. It would be exhausting and not very fun."
Eilish will launch a giant U.S. arena tour next year starting March 9 in Miami.
Credit: Lindsey ByrnesParamore had fans worrying that the band was breaking up after they sharead an emotional holiday post. Luckily, that's not the case.
On their Instagram Tuesday, Hayley Williams and company shared a black-and-white photo of themselves, along with a caption about how far the trio has come. They also wished fans a "happy holidays" and thanked them for their support over the years.
"We should also say thanks to you, while we're here, for carrying the torch for the band and believing in all the ways we've found to create," Paramore wrote. "We love us and we love you too."
Given the reflective tone of the post, and the general uncertainty currently surrounding Paramore -- Williams said in August that she didn't know "what's next" for the band -- some fans thought that the holiday post meant that the "Hard Times" group was calling in quits. Fortunately, they put that notion to bed.
"No, it's not a breakup announcement, weirdos," they wrote in a subsequent Instagram Story.
Parmore's most recent album is 2017's After Laughter.
Credit: Magdalena WosinskaThe 1975's 2020 European tour has been postponed so that the band can finish recording their upcoming new album, Notes on a Conditional Form.
"We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope that everyone can make the new shows," reads a statement from The 1975's record label, Dirty Hit. "We understand that this will be a cause of upset but rest assured the delay will make for the best shows possible."
The tour, which had been originally scheduled to kick off in March, will now launch in October. Tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored at the rescheduled shows. If you can't make the new dates, refunds are available.
Notes on a Conditional Form, the follow-up to 2018's A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, is due out February 21. It features the new songs "People" and "Frail State of Mind."
ABC/Jeff NeiraChester Bennington's pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze is releasing an album of re-recorded material.
Talinda Bennington, Chester's widow, confirmed the news in a statement posted to Twitter. The project dated back to February 2017, when Chester reunited with his Grey Daze band mates to revisit the group's early material. Additionally, a 20th anniversary reunion show was in the works.
Of course, those plans were put on hold when Chester died in July 2017.
"When Chester passed away, Grey Daze's reunion seemed like an afterthought to everyone involved," Talinda writes. "They were suffering, I was suffering, and there were way too many emotions to work through before we could even think about what would happen to that project."
Talinda explains that, "once the clouds lifted a bit," the Grey Daze members resumed the project in an effort to celebrate Chester's early music.
"The Grey Daze project is one of the ways we can continue to tell Chester's story and connect with his fans," Talinda says.
She continues, "For us, releasing a new Grey Daze album will shine a light on where my husband started an hopefully give his fans a better understanding of his art and a more full picture of his journey through this incredible music."
Earlier this year, Grey Daze revealed that they were recording with Chester's son, Jaime.
Lesser Known Records/Thirty Tigers The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has announced a new solo album, titled Local Honey.
The eight-track collection will arrive March 27. You can download the lead single, "You Have Stolen My Heart," now via digital outlets.
"Every single song [on Local Honey] is about right now," says Fallon. "There's nothing on this record that has to do with the past or even the future, it just has to do with the moments that are presented and things that I've learned and I'm finding in my day to day."
"This record is 100 percent about the day today," he continues. "It's not about these glorious dreams or miserable failures, it's just about life and how I see it."
Local Honey is Fallon's third solo offering, following 2018's Sleepwalkers and 2016's Painkillers. He'll embark on North American tour in support of the new record starting March 12 in Wilmington, Delaware.
As for Gaslight, the New Jersey rockers reunited in 2018 after a three-year hiatus to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their beloved 2008 album, The '59 Sound. No future Gaslight plans have been announced.
Here's the Local Honey track list:
"When You're Ready" "21 Days" "Vincent" "I Don't Mind (If I'm with You)" "Lonely for You Only" "Horses" "Hard Feelings" "You Have Stolen My Heart"
Credit: Meredith TruaxOf Monsters and Men has premiered the video for "Wars," a track off the band's new album, Fever Dream.
In the animated clip, the members of the Icelandic band are chopped up by monsters and cooked inside the skull of an even bigger monster. To see exactly what that looks like, you can watch the "Wars" video streaming now on YouTube.
"The visuals for our album Fever Dream are inspired by other-worldly, dreamy, horror-[esque] themes," the group explains. "For the 'Wars' video we wanted to continually build on those themes while also keeping it carefree and fun."
Fever Dream, Of Monsters and Men's third album, was released in July. It features the lead single "Alligator."
ABC/Randy HolmesCage the Elephant, The Raconteurs and Billie Eilish will all perform on upcoming episodes of PBS' long-running TV concert series Austin City Limits.
You can watch The Raconteurs on January 11, Cage on January 25 and Eilish on February 1. Each set includes performances of songs from each act's respective 2019 album: Help Us Stranger, Social Cues and WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Check your local listings for air times.
The new episodes will make up the second half of ACL's historic 45th season.
Blackened RecordingsMetallica continues to make history on the Billboard 200.
The metal legends' gigantic 1991 self-titled effort, commonly referred to as the Black Album, has passed a historic 550 weeks on the ranking.
Only three other albums have hit the 550-week milestone in the history of the Billboard 200. Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon is the clear record-holder, with a total of 945 weeks, while Bob Marley and The Wailers' best-of collection, Legend, and Journey's Greatest Hits have tallied 603 and 593 weeks, respectively.
With singles including "Enter Sandman," "Nothing Else Matters" and "Wherever I May Roam," the Black Album catapulted Metallica from metal heroes to world-conquering rock gods. The diamond-certified record is easily Metallica's best-selling release, having sold over 16 million copies in the U.S.
Metallica's most recent album is 2016's Hardwired...to Self-Destruct.
Reprise RecordsMy Chemical Romance had added another international show to the band's 2020 schedule.
The reunited emo rockers will headline a date in Osaka, Japan on March 28. Jimmy Eat World will provide support.
The Osaka show will precede MCR's performance at the Download Japan festival in Tokyo on March 29. Earlier in the month, they'll play two shows in Australia and one in New Zealand.
My Chemical Romance announced their reunion on Halloween, ending the group's six-year break-up. They'll make their official live return next Friday, December 20 with a sold-out show at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
Credit: Claire Marie VogelSilversun Pickups have announced a 2020 U.S. tour in support of their new album, Widow's Weeds.
The headlining trek launches February 4 in Ventura, California, and will wrap up March 23 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. local time via SilversunPickups.com.
In other SSPU new, the band has premiered the video for "Don't Know Yet," the next Widow's Weeds single. The black-and-white clip, streaming now on YouTube, captures the "Lazy Eye" rockers as the perform in an empty house.
Widow's Weeds, Silversun's fifth studio album, was released in June. It also includes the lead single "It Doesn't Matter Why."
ABC/Image Group LABillie Eilish can't stop winning awards.
The 17-year-old phenom has picked up the Best Voice for Animals prize at PETA's 2019 Libby Awards -- "Libby" is short for "liberation," as in "animal liberation." The organization lauds Eilish for using her social media to raise awareness for animal rights.
In a statement, PETA Senior Director of Youth Programs Marta Holmberg applauds Eilish and the other Libby winners -- who include Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and Fuller House actor Juan Pablo Di Pace -- for "showing the world how easy it is to help animals by making kind choices in what we eat, what we wear, and how we entertain ourselves."
The organization is recognizing the celebs for "using their star power to make the world a better place for all species," the statement continues.
Previous Libby winners include Blink-182, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Miley Cyrus, Kesha and AFI's Davey Havok.
In addition to her new Libby Award, Eilish's humongous 2019 has included wins at the American Music Awards, the Apple Music Awards, the MTV VMAs and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, among many others. She's also up for six awards at the 2020 Grammys.
Capitol RecordsRadiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien has announced his first tour under his solo moniker, EOB.
The quick, four-date run will stop in Toronto on February 7, Chicago February 8, New York City February 10 and Los Angeles February 13. Those shows will precede a full-scale tour, the details of which have yet to be revealed.
Tickets to the announced shows go on sale this Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit EOBMusic.com for more info.
O'Brien dropped his first EOB single, "Santa Teresa," in October, and released another song, "Brasil," last week. The debut EOB album is due out in early 2020.
Credit: Neil Krug Tame Impala has announced a full North American tour for 2020.
The headlining outing, which follows the previously announced four-date California run beginning in March, launches May 29 in Chicago and will wrap August 7 in George, Washington. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. local time.
The Australian outfit, led by frontman Kevin Parker, will be touring in support of the forthcoming album The Slow Rush, due out February 14. The record, the fourth Tame Impala effort and the first since 2015's Currents, features the previously released tracks "Borderline," "It Might Be Time" and "Posthumous Forgiveness."
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicThe nine-year-old kid who went viral on Twitter last month for her enthusiastic drum cover of Nirvana's "In Bloom" brought her skills to daytime TV Monday.
Nandi Bushell, who hails from Ipswich, England, guested on today's episode of Ellen to once again rock along to "In Bloom." Prior to her performance, she chatted with host Ellen DeGeneres about her love of drums, and said she was first inspired to play by The Beatles legend Ringo Starr.
You can watch the interview and the performance now streaming on YouTube.
Video of Nandi's "In Bloom" cover first surfaced in November, and featured the young musician drumming along to the grunge classic while using drum sticks that look like kitchen knives and screaming intermittently. The video's been retweeted over 13 thousand times, including by Nirvana's official account.
By the way, Nandi isn't the first kid drummer/Dave Grohl fan to show up on Ellen. This past May, another nine-year-old, Yoyoka Soma from Japan, guested on the show to drum along with "The Pretender," by Foo Fighters.
ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell is suing the late musician band mates in Soundgarden over a series of unreleased recordings and unpaid royalties.
In the complaint, obtained by TMZ and Pitchfork, Vicky Cornell accuses guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd of using "strong-arm tactics" and "shamelessly conspir[ing] to wrongfully withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars" in royalties owed to her and Chris' children.
The lawsuit centers around seven audio recordings that Chris Cornell made before his 2017 death. The suit claims that the recordings were "solely authored by Chris," and were "bequeathed to Chris' Estate for the benefit of his widow...and their minor children."
According to the suit, Vicky Cornell offered Soundgarden the recordings provided that certain conditions were met, including that they be "released in a way that would respect [Chris'] legacy and wishes" and be finished with his "trusted producer involved in the process."
That offer was apparently rejected by Soundgarden, which, the suit alleges, led to "strong-arm tactics by withholding royalties undeniably owed to Chris' estate." It also accuses the band members of making "false media statements."
In a July interview with Music Radar, Thayil alluded to a conflict around the unreleased recordings, saying that he, Shepherd and Cameron have "asked nicely" for certain unreleased demos recorded prior to Chris Cornell's death.
"We've suggested that this will benefit all parties," Thayil said. "There seems to be some confusion amongst various parties as to what that would entail and how that works, and who that would benefit."
In an Instagram post Monday, Vicky Cornell writes, "I will do justice by my husband’s work and memory; for our children and for everything we stood for."
The members of Soundgarden have yet to publicly comment on the lawsuit.
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboBastille has released Doom Days -- This Got Out of Hand, an expanded version of the group's latest album, Doom Days. The 22-track collection features a number of demos and unreleased tracks that explore new aspects of the record's story, which takes place at a party during the apocalypse.
If you don't have time to listen to the entirety of Doom Days, though, you can get the general gist of what's happening with its title track.
"It's the centerpiece of the album," frontman Dan Smith tells ABC Audio of the "Doom Days" song. "It says everything that we want the album to say in one song.
Smith adds that "Doom Days" was actually a last-minute addition to the album, and was the song that pulled the entire project across the finish line.
"Literally up to the day the album got mastered, we decided to do this song," Smith explains. "We put it together in less than a week."
Putting "Doom Days" together turned out to be an adventure that crossed the globe.
"We started in London, and then we had to go to Australia to do three gigs in three days -- bearing in mind that the flight from London to Australia is about 20 hours -- and then back," Smith recalls. "And our producer was in Los Angeles, so we were firing this song between these three different continents."
"But we got it done!" he declares.
Doom Days -- This Got Out of Hand also includes a duet version of "Another Place" with singer Alessia Cara, and a cover of REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling."