Hayley Williams treats fans to ‘Pure Love’ music video

Hayley Williams is back with a brand new fan-centric music video.

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), the Paramore frontwoman released the music video for “Pure Love.”

Since making music videos has become a little bit challenging due to the current pandemic, Williams decided to get some help from the people she appreciates the most; her fans.

“Hello friends,” the singer begins in a lengthy letter to her followers.

“The biggest and most wonderful love of my life, lasting over half my life at this point is Paramore. It was a strange source of healthy tension to step out of my musical home to explore new terrain and give voice to parts of me that, prior to Petals for Armor, I had yet to acknowledge.”

She continues: “The year I had planned would’ve seen many of us gather together to celebrate a discovery of new worlds within ourselves and I couldn’t wait to unleash myself on stage, once again. What’s that saying about God laughing at our plans?

With the pandemic leaving many of us stranded and disconnected from one another, I thought of a way to celebrate some times we have already shared. It also gives me another way to celebrate the big love I feel for Paramore. Thank you for participating in this video compilation. To the good ol’ days and the future ones too.”

The new music video features footage of Williams in the recording studio as well as fan-submitted clips of Paramore performing during their “comeback” tour for their fifth studio album, After Laughter.

Watch the music video for “Pure Love” above.

In addition to the new clip, Williams also released two behind-the-scenes lyric videos, one for “Taken” and one for “Crystal Clear.”

Petals for Armor was released earlier this year. The record debuted at the number one spot on the Alternative Albums chart, number one on the Rock Albums chart, and number three on the US Album Sales chart.

Marilyn Manson announces September release date for ‘We Are Chaos,’ debuts lead single

Surprise (or maybe not)! Marilyn Manson has a new record heading our way later this year.

On Wednesday (July 29), the shock rocker unveiled that he will be releasing a brand new collection of tunes in the fall.

Titled We are Chaos, the forthcoming release is due out September 11 through Loma Vista Recordings. The 10-track effort was produced by Manson and Shooter Jennings.

In a lengthy press statement, Manson reflects on the album, even giving some insight on his perception of the new tracks and the story behind them.

“When I listen to WE ARE CHAOS now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does, making the title track and the stories seem as if we wrote them today,” the musician writes.

He continues: “This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. There is most definitely a side A and side B in the traditional sense. But just like an LP, it is a flat circle, and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into the picture of songs.

This concept album is the mirror Shooter and I built for the listener—it’s the one we won’t stare into. There are so many rooms, closets, safes, and drawers. But in the soul or your museum of memories, the worst are always the mirrors. Shards and slivers of ghosts haunted my hands when I wrote most of these lyrics.

Making this record, I had to think to myself: ‘Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal,’ but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all. Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

Deep.

To coincide with the new album announcement, Manson debuted its first single and title track, “We are Chaos.” Watch the Matt Mahurin-directed (photographed and edited) video above.

We are Chaos is the follow-up to 2017’s Heaven Upside Down. Pre-orders are available on Manson’s website.

The complete tracklisting for We are Chaos can be found below.

We are Chaos tracklisting:

01. “Red Black and Blue”
02. “We are Chaos”
03. “Don’t Chase the Dead”
04. “Paint You with My Love”
05. “Half-way & One Step Forward”
06. “Infinite Darkness”
07. “Perfume”
08. “Keep My Head Together”
09. “Solve Coagula”
10. “Broken Needle”

Lady Gaga joins forces with Ariana Grande for ‘Rain on Me’

UPDATE (May 22: 1:55 PM EST):

A rain-centric dance party that looks straight out of an industrial night club in the 90s?

Yup.

Check out Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s music video for “Rain on Me” above.

ORIGINAL (May 22, 9:36 AM EST):

What happens when two of pop music’s biggest stars join forces on a new song? You get one depression-busting, night-club-banging hit.

On Friday (May 22) Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande unveiled their long awaited collaboration. Titled “Rain on Me,” the three-minute track has all the making of a soon-to-be Top 20 hit that will having you dancing in your living rooms (whether you like it or not).

Like “Stupid Love,” “Rain on Me” sounds like a refined version of Gaga’s earlier albums with its dancey beats and catchy lyrics.

Listen to “Rain on Me” above.

Last week, the duo announced the released of their collaboration by unveiling the single’s album art. The cover art featured Gaga dressed up like her Chromatica character while Grande was sporting a Chromatica version of her normal outfits.

As per Gaga, the official music video for “Rain on Me” is due out later today.

“Rain on Me” will join “Stupid Love” on Lady Gaga’s upcoming sixth studio album, Chromatica. Chromatica is due out next Friday, May 29.

5 Seconds of summer go for bonkers in ‘No Shame’ video

Massive tour? Check.

New album confirmation/release date? Check.

New single out for the world to hear? Check.

If you haven’t been able to keep a scorecard of all the things 5 Seconds of Summer have released in the past week, you are not alone. If we’re honest, we’re struggling a little too.

So leave it to the guys to give us one more thing to add to that ever-growing list.

On Friday (Feb. 7), the Australian band unleashed the bonkers music video for their latest single “No Shame.”

The clip begins with the guys playing the track in a cramped room covered in cheetah print (we mean the ENTIRE room). But that might be the only normal thing you’ll experience during the three-and-a-half-minute music video.

We see Calum living a supposed picture-perfect life with a large house, a nice car, a trophy wife, and two kids. Let’s say that those kids are definitely the things of nightmares.

Luke is dead, and a slew of people, including the band, show up to mourn at his funeral. But, surprise, the vocalist really isn’t dead. Whoops.

Michael is acting recklessly. Driving and crashing a sports car only to get out of the wreckage and begin to take pictures for social media. And yes, you do see him flossing.

And Ashton, well, we’re pretty sure that the drummer only shows up for two seconds dressed up as a plastic surgeon.

Honestly, we have no idea what’s going on. Comments from fans have pointed out that each of the characters the band members are playing represents the lyrics from the chorus, but it’s all so weird.

Like Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” weird.

Check out the video for “No Shame” above.

“No Shame” is the third single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s upcoming fourth studio effort, C.A.L.M. Previously released singles “Easier” and “Teeth” are also featured on the forthcoming 12-track album.

C.A.L.M. is due out March 27. Pre-save and pre-order options are currently live on the band’s website.

In support of the much-anticipated release, the foursome will hit the North American touring circuit in the late summer. The “No Shame” tour will find the quartet performing at venues across the continent in August and September.

The tour begins on Aug. 12 at the Sports Palace in Mexico City and concludes on Sept. 26 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California.

The Band Camino will join 5 Seconds of Summer on the upcoming trek.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Tickets for the tour are now on sale.

Watch Brendon Urie take center stage in ‘Into the Unknown’

If you’re a parent, then you know for a fact that “Frozen 2” has already invaded movie theaters.

If you’re a fan of Panic! at the Disco, then you’re probably ready for the band’s music video for their take on one of the film’s newest songs.

On Friday (Nov. 22), the Las Vegas-founded act unleashed the over-three-minute clip for “Into the Unknown.” The video begins with frontman Brendon Urie looking every bit like a Las Vegas performer (technically he is) in a dressing room in a venue.

As the video progresses, we see that the venue in question is not an arena or a concert venue, but rather a theater. The rest of the clip consists of Urie standing at center stage, belting out the lyrics into an old-school microphone giving us some serious “But It’s Better If You Do” vibes.

Yup. It looks like Urie’s time on Broadway may have slightly influenced the music video.

In between shots of Urie performing in the empty (and beautiful) theater, there’s footage from the highly-anticipated sequel. The “Frozen 2” scenes primarily feature Queen Elsa, which makes sense since it’s one of her songs (performed by Idina Menzel).

Check out the music video for “Into the Unknown” above.

Panic! at the Disco joins the movie’s stars Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and newcomer Evan Rachel Wood (Iduna) as well as Weezer, and Kacey Musgraves on the film’s soundtrack.

Oscar-award winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez return as the writers for the new tracks while Christophe Beck provided the original score for the sequel.

The “Frozen 2” soundtrack was released last Friday (Nov. 15) through Walt Disney Records. “Frozen 2” is now in theaters, so get ready to hear this song (and probably others) all over the radio for the next couple of years.

Korn share ‘You’ll Never Find Me,’ announce title of 13th studio album

Korn’s new studio album officially has a name and release date. On Wednesday (June 26), the Bakersfield band announced the title and release date for their 13th studio effort. Titled The Nothing, the 13-track album is due out Sept. 13 (we see what they did there)via Roadrunner / Elektra Records. This marks the group’s first new album in three years.

The Nothing was produced by Nick Raskulinecz who worked on Korn’s last studio album, 2016’s The Serenity of Suffering. The album is currently available for pre-orders on Korn’s website where they are offering several bundle options for fans.

“Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where good/evil, dark/light, bliss/torment, loss/gain, and hope/despair all exist as one- pulling at us every moment of our lives,” explains frontal Jonathon Davis in a press statement.

“It’s not something we can choose to navigate, but rather an awareness of this ‘presence’ that surrounds us with every breath, as if we are being watched at every moment. It’s the place where black and white energies attach themselves to our souls, and shape our emotion, choices, perspective and ultimately our very existence. There is a miraculous and small realm within this vortex and it’s the only place where balance between these dynamic and polarizing forces exists — where the soul finds its refuge. Welcome to…..THE NOTHING.”

To coincide with the new album announcement, the group unveiled the record’s lead single. Listen to “You’ll Never Find Me” above.

In support of the new album, Korn previously announced plans to embark on a summer tour with Alice in Chains. The forthcoming outing kicks off on July 18  at the Austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin and concludes almost two months later on Sept. 4 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Underoath, Fever333, and Ho99o9 will join the two acts throughout the full excursion. The full list of tour dates can be found here while the full tracklisting for The Nothing can be found below.

THE NOTHING TRACKLISTING:

1. “The End Begins”
2. “Cold”
3. “You’ll Never Find Me”
4. “The Darkness is Revealing”
5. “Idiosyncrasy”
6. “The Seduction of Indulgence”
7. “Finally Free”
8. “Can You Hear Me”
9. “The Ringmaster”
10. “Gravity of Discomfort”
11. “H@rd3r”
12. “This Loss”
13. “Surrender to Failure”

Jonas Brothers announce massive ‘Happiness Begins’ North American fall tour

Time to remove your Hawaiian-print shirts and neon-colored sunglasses from storage, because the Jonas Brothers are taking their summertime fun on the road this fall. On Wednesday (May 1), the trio announced plans to embark on a North American tour later this year. Titled the Happiness Begins tour, the trek will find the brothers performing across the continent throughout August, September, and October.

The 40-stop outing will include stops in major markets including Orlando, Atlanta, Toronto, Buffalo, Detroit, Dallas, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Nashville, Anaheim, and more. The Happiness Begins tour kicks off on Aug. 7 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and concludes two months later on Oct. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Fans can register for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to get first dibs on pre-sale tickets. Registration for the program is currently open and will close next Thursday, May 6. Verified Fan tickets go on sale May 8 at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on May 9 at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin on May 10 at 10 a.m. local time.

Bebe Rexha and singer-songwriter Jordan McGraw will open for the group during the lengthy excursion.

In conjunction with the tour announcement, the Jonas Brothers also launched their merchandise store and pre-orders for Happiness Begins. They’re currently offering several bundles to pick from as well as cassettes and vinyls with different covers so you can have your fave JoBro looking at you.

The upcoming tour is in support of the Jonas Brothers’ new studio album, Happiness Begins. The album, their fifth studio effort, is due out June 7. Happiness Begins is the long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Lines, Vines and Trying Times.

Ahead of the album’s early June release, the Jonas Brothers will perform at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1 and appear on Saturday Night Live as the musical guests on May 11.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

JONAS BROTHERS HAPPINESS BEGINS 2019 TOUR DATES:

Aug. 7 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Aug. 9 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Aug. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Aug. 14 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Aug. 15 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Aug. 17 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Aug. 27 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
Aug. 29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 31 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Sept. 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 5 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Sept. 7 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 8 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sept. 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Sept. 19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Sept. 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Sept. 25 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sept. 26 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sept. 27 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Sept. 29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 1 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct. 6 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Oct. 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Oct. 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Oct. 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 13 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Oct. 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Oct. 17 – San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena
Oct. 18 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

Frank Iero and the Future Violents add west coast shows

If you live on the west coast and thought you weren’t going to get the chance to see Frank Iero and the Future Violents on tour, then today is your lucky day. On Friday (April 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist and his new band announced new tour dates for later this summer.

The new stops will find the group performing at venues on the west coast from late-July through mid-August. The second leg of their headlining tour begins on July 23 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland and concludes a few weeks later on Aug. 10 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Last month, the group unveiled their first set of headlining tour dates for the summer months. The first part of the summer jaunt begins on May 29 at the Foundry in Philadelphia and concludes a month later on June 22 at Rock Off Cruise in New York.

The band also confirmed that Reggie and the Full Effect will open for them during the east coast shows while Geoff Rickly of Thursday will take over the supporting act position during the west coast stops of the tour.

In between both legs of the tour, the group will appear at several music festivals. Those shows include the Atlantic City edition of the Vans Warped Tour (June 29), Rock for People in Czechia (July 5), 2000 Trees in the United Kingdom (July 13), Great South Bay Music Festival in New York (July 18), and the California stop of the Vans Warped Tour (July 21).

The new shows are in support of the group’s upcoming studio album. Barriers is due out May 31 through UNFD. Pre-orders for the new record can be found here. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and is the follow-up to Iero’s 2016 release, Parachutes.

Iero and company are currently on the road with Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s Twenty tour dates.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ full summer itinerary can be found below.

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space
June 1 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 – VA Beach, VA – eLEVATION 27
June 21 – Washington DC – Union Stage
June 22 – New York, New York – Rocks Off Cruise

June 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach [Warped Tour]
July 5 – Hradec Kralove, CZ – Rock for People
July 13 – Upcote Farm, UK – 2000 Trees
July 18 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
July 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [Warped Tour]

July 23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 24 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
July 26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
July 27 – Salt Lake City, UT -Kilby Court
July 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 30 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Aug.1 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Aug.2 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Aug.3 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Aug.6 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug.7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues, Voodoo Room
Aug.9 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Aug.10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

Marina to release ‘LOVE+FEAR’ in the spring, embark on North American tour

A week after sharing her first new song in four years, Marina Diamandis has returned with a slew of good news for her fans. On Thursday (Feb. 14), the Welsh singer —now going by Marina— announced the upcoming release of her fourth studio album.

Dubbed LOVE+FEAR, the forthcoming studio effort is due out April 26 through Atlantic Records. LOVE+FEAR is the follow-up to 2015’s FROOT. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

According to a statement on behalf of the musician, LOVE+FEAR is split into two eight-song collections. The LOVE portion of the collection is described as “filled with a longing to enjoy life and a desire to unite and empower” while the FEAR collection “delve[s] into matters of purpose and insecurity, also touching on conversations surrounding gender inequality and more broadly, the abuse of power.”

The impending album found Marina recording the 16 tracks over the course of two years in places such as Sweden, London, and Los Angeles.

In support of LOVE+FEAR, Marina also unveiled a slew of tour dates for 2019. The first tour will find the singer performing across the United Kingdom throughout the months of April and May. After taking some time off, she will make her way across the pond for the North American leg of the LOVE+FEAR tour.

The U.K. leg of the LOVE+FEAR tour begins on April 29 at the O2 Academy in Newcastle and concludes a couple of weeks later on May 10 at the Manchester Apollo in Manchester.

Following a few months off the road, Marina will travel to North America for her United States and Canadian-centric jaunt. That portion of the tour begins on Sept. 10 at Rebel Toronto and concludes a month later on Oct. 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Monday, Feb. 18, at noon local time. General ticket sales begin next Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. local time. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.

MARINA LOVE+FEAR 2019 TOUR DATES:

April 29 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Academy
April 30 – Glasgow, UK – Academy Glasgow
May 03 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
May 07 – Bournemouth, UK – Academy Bournemouth
May 09 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Academy
May 10 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Apollo

Sept. 10 – Toronto, ON – Rebel Toronto
Sept. 11 – Montréal, QC – MTelus Montréal
Sept. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Sept. 16 – New York City, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Sept. 18 – Washington DC – The Anthem
Sept. 20 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Sept. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Coca–Cola Roxy
Sept. 23 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Sept. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 26 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Sept. 27 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Sept. 28 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Oct. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
Oct. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Oct. 7 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
Oct. 8 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 9 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

Watch: New ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer touches on Skrulls, teases the Avengers Initiative

A month after giving fans the second official trailer for the forthcoming “Captain Marvel” film, Disney has unleashed yet another new look at the upcoming flick. On Monday (Jan. 7), the House of Mouse released a new “special look” at the highly anticipated new movie during Monday’s college football National Championship on ESPN.

The minute-and-a-half clip begins with Nick Fury telling Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel that grunge is a good look for her prompting her to respond just as sarcastically by asking if he had a rough day at work. As their conversation in a deserted bar picks up, Fury asks Carol for more information about this supposed space invasion. She answers by telling him a bit about the Skrulls and how they are shapeshifters just like the old lady she knocked out in the first look we got back in September.

Fury, a little (or very) apprehensive, asks Carol to prove that she’s not a Skrull. Of course that results in the poor unsuspecting record player getting blown up thanks to her photon blast. The new teaser also gives Jude Law’s character a bigger presence in the clip, even though it’s just him training Carol to be a Kree warrior. While Disney and Marvel have yet to confirm the identity of Law’s character, fans have been speculating for some time that he will play Captain Mar-Vell. At one point there was confirmation, but Disney withdrew it quickly after.

If that wasn’t enough information in a one-minute time span, then there might be an Avengers Initiative Easter egg lurking around the one-minute mark. Young Phil Coulson is briefly shown with his voice asking Fury “You think you can find others?” Fury responds with “She’s just the beginning.”

Watch the full trailer above.

“Captain Marvel” flies into theaters on March 8, 2019. Tickets are currently available on Fandango.