Billie Eilish, blink-182, Rage Against the Machine to headline Firefly 2020

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Another day, another music festival lineup reveal.

This time, we’re taking things to Delaware where their annual summertime music festival just gave concertgoers a heck of an eclectic lineup.

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Firefly Music Festival organizers unveiled the complete lineup for the 2020 edition of the annual event.

Headlining this year’s festivities are Rage Against the Machine, blink-182, Grammy-Award winner Billie Eilish (sounds really good, right?), Halsey, Khalid, and Maggie Rogers.

In addition to the six acts mentioned above, the roster also boasts Cage the Elephant, Diplo, the Band Camino, Big Boi (yup, that Big Boi), Run the Jewels, CHVRCHES, David Lee Roth (yeah, we’re a little confused too), Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, The Struts, Cold War Kids, and many more.

Pre-sales begin this Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. ET, but you will need to pre-register before you’re given that unique code. You can do that here.

General ticket sales begin Monday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. ET. Firefly will be offering three different pass types: general admission, VIP, and super VIP.

If you need a little help paying off your passes, don’t sweat it. Firefly is offering a payment plan which lets you break up the cost of your ticket into four easy installments.

Like they say, it’s all about “plan, pay, play.”

Firefly Music Festival 2020 will take over the Woodlands in Dover during the weekend of June 18-21.

For more information about Firefly Music Festival, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.

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Grammys 2020: Check out the full list of winners

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When we all fall asleep, where do we go? If you’re Billie Eilish, laughing all the way home with six new shiny Grammys.

On Sunday (Jan. 26), the 62nd annual Grammy Awards took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles to celebrate some of music’s biggest names. Taking place mere hours after Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and others were killed in a helicopter crash, the annual awards show celebrated the NBA legend “in the house he helped build” as well as those top entertainers of 2019.

Eilish, who had a spectacular 2019 and 2020 is looking no different, went home with a total of six awards. The “Bad Guy” singer won all four major categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) as well as Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album.

Eilish is not only the first female to make a clean sweep of the major categories, but also the youngest to win Album of the Year. The honor was previously held by Taylor Swift, who was 20 years old when she won for Fearless.

Now, can we please break the “Big Four” curse for her sake?

The singer also took over the stage to showcase her vocals by performing her non-album track “when the party’s over.”

Keeping it in the family, Eilish’s brother and collaborator Finneas went home with the award for Producer of the Year.

Lizzo is “100% that bitch” coming in with a total of three awards, including Best Solo Pop Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Urban Contemporary Album. Like Eilish, she also took the stage to perform versions of “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts.”

Because giving awards is only a part of the annual event, the Grammys also gave us a slew of performances to get us through the three-hour show.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton showcased their love with “Nobody But You,” the Jonas Brothers ripped through their new single “What a Man Gotta Do” and “Only Human,” Usher paid tribute to the late and great Prince, Tyler, the Creator joined forces with Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson for “Earfquake,” and Demi Lovato returned to the stage after her 2018 overdose with her new ballad “Anyone.”

All in all, not a completely horrible way to spend your Sunday night.

Check out the full list of winners from the 2020 Grammy Awards below.

Album of the Year:
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Record of the Year:
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”

Song of the Year:
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”

Best New Artist:
Billie Eilish

Best Solo Pop Performance:
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Best Dance Recording:
The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

Best Rock Performance:
Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Song:
Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Album:
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues

Best Alternative Music Album:
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Best Metal Performance:
Tool – “7empest”

Best R&B Performance:
Anderson .Paak feat. André 3000 – “Come Home”

Best R&B Song:
PJ Morton – “Say So”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

Best R&B Album:
Anderson .Paak – Ventura

Best Rap Performance:
Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy – “Racks in the Middle”

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”

Best Rap Song:
21 Savage feat. J. Cole – “A Lot”

Best Rap Album:
Tyler the Creator – IGOR

Best Country Solo Performance:
Willie Nelson – “Ride Me Back Home”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Best Country Song:
Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”

Best Country Album:
Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’

Best Comedy Album:
Dave Chappelle – Sticks & Stones

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “I’ll Never Love Again”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Finneas O’Connell

Best Music Video:
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”

Best Music Film
Beyoncé – Homecoming

Listen: Iggy Pop joins Cage the Elephant for ‘Broken Boy’

How do you make a stellar song even better? You enlist an iconic singer, that’s how.

On Thursday (Jan. 23), Cage the Elephant re-released their song “Broken Boy.” Now, you may be asking what exactly makes this version different from the one on the group’s 2019 release Social Cues? Well, the Kentucky-founded act was able to get rock icon Iggy Pop to contribute vocals to the track.

“Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes, I was one of the boys. Sounds pretty wicked to me.” Pop said in a press statement about the collaboration.

It sounds pretty wicked to us too.

“He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically,” Cage the Elephant vocalist Matt Shultz said.

“Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is. I’m grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”

Check out the new version of “Broken Boy” above.

The original version of “Broken Boy” is featured on Cage the Elephant’s fifth studio effort Social Cues. The record was released in the spring of last year to critical acclaim from both critics and fans.

The 13-track record is nominated for Best Rock Album at this year’s Grammy Awards, going head-to-head against Bring Me the Horizon (amo), The Cranberries (In the End), I Prevail (Trauma), and Rival Sons (Feral Roots).

As for Iggy Pop, the Stooges frontman will be the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, and Lana Del Rey to headline Hangout Fest 2020

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The weather outside is borderline frightful, but Hangout Fest is ready to make it delightful. On Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Alabama-based music festival unleashed the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event.

Headlining next year’s roster are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Marshmello, and more.

Joining the acts above on the bill are Juice WRLD, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Louis the Child, The Head and the Heart, Moon Taxi, T-Pain, The Band Camino, Wallows, RL Grime, Jhené Aiko, (not surprisingly) Finneas, Alec Benjamin, Bea Miller, Barns Courtney, and more.

Talk about an eclectic and genre-diverse list. At the time of publication, over 60 artists have been confirmed to take the stage at the three-day event.

Hangout Fest 2020 returns to its home of Gulf Shores, Alabama, during the weekend of May 15-17. Pre-sale passes go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. CT. General ticket sales begin next Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. CT. Ticket information can be found here.

Three types of tickets will be available come sale time; general admission, VIP, and for those feeling some serious YOLO vibes for 2020, the Super VIP.

If you feel like next year is all about going big or going home, there are always the Big Kahuna or Cabana options.

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Cage the Elephant forced to cancel upcoming international tour dates due to injury

If you were planning on seeing Cage the Elephant later this month when the group was slated to take over several United Kingdom and European venues, then you may be waiting a little longer. On Wednesday (June 12), the Tennessee-founded band made the disappointing news that they would no longer be able to make it across the pond for the impending performances.

The reason? An onstage accident at this past weekend’s PINKPOP festival in the Netherlands. What exactly happened is unknown, but guitarist Nick Bockrath did sustain a leg injury which will require him to sit out a slew of shows.

“We regret to inform the fans that Cage the Elephant will be cancelling the upcoming European tour dates from 12 June to 20 June,” the band said in the statement.

“Sadly, our guitarist Nick Bockrath had an accident onstage at ‘PINKPOP’ and injured his leg badly (ruptured PCL, torn ACL, fractured tibia, damaged meniscus). He tried to play through two shows, but he now requires immediate surgery and is currently getting the medical attention he needs.”

As per the press statement, ticket refunds for all the United Kingdom and European shows (except for England’s Isle of Wight Festival) are available at the original point of purchase.

While it seems like Cage the Elephants international shows may be off the table, for the time being, it does not appear like they will be forced to cancel their joint “Night Running” North America tour with Beck.

The North American outing begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Both the cancelled tour dates and the upcoming shows are in support of Cage the Elephant’s recently released record, Social Cues.

Cage the Elephant, Alicia Keys, and Chance the Rapper lead the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Festival roster

iHeart2019_header.jpgAlicia Keys, Cage the Elephant, and Chance the Rapper are just some of the acts who will make their way to Las Vegas in the fall for the 2019 incarnation of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. On Tuesday (June 4), the media giant announced the genre-diverse lineup for this year’s festivities.

Joining the previously mentioned acts on the roster are a slew of top 20 radio staples as well as some legendary 80s rock bands. Halsey, Miley Cyrus, and Camila Cabello will share the stage with iconic bands like Heart and Def Leppard as well as country staples like Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band.

This year’s Daytime Stage will feature performances by Juice WRLD, Maren Morris, Billie Eilish, Old Dominion, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, CNCO, Brett Young, FLETCHER, Monsta X, Bryce Vine, and Lauv. More acts are expected to be announced as the event gets closer.

Heart, Def Leppard, Mumford & Sons, Cabello, and H.E.R. will all make their iHeartRadio Music Festival debuts this year. This year also finds several iHeartRadio Music Festival veterans taking the stage. Keys performed at the inaugural event in 2011, McGraw took the stage in 2013, Zac Brown Band brought the country to the main stage in 2014, and Halsey performed on the Daytime Stage in 2017.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will take over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during the weekend of Sept. 20-21.

The festival will be broadcast live on iHeartRadio’s medley of radio stations and will be live-streamed on the CW app and on the CW’s website.

If you miss the two-night event, don’t fret; the CW will re-broadcast the festival for a two-night TV special on Oct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public next Friday, June 14. More information about the iHeartRadio Music Festival can be found here.

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Beck announces ‘Hyperspace,’ shares Pharrell-produced new track

Surprise! Beck has a brand new album coming out later this year. On Monday (April 15), the musician unveiled plans to release his 14th studio effort. Titled Hyperspace, the new record will be released through Capitol Records, but there’s one catch; the release date is a secret.

According to a press statement, the record will be out “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” With a name like “Hyperspace,” the musician’s statement makes sense.

Hyperspace is the follow-up to Beck’s 2017, Grammy Award-winning album, Colors.

While the release date is a mystery, it may be safe to assume that it will see a summertime release date. Last month, Beck announced plans to embark on a co-headlining summer tour with Cage the Elephant, so what better time than then to release some new tunes.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the musician also released the album’s lead single, “Saw Lightning.” The new track finds Beck teaming up with Pharrell Williams for the funky new cut. Williams co-wrote, co-produced, and contributed “drums, keyboards, and mumbles” for the new song.

Listen to “Saw Lightning” above.

Beck has been quite stealthy this year when it comes to new music. Earlier this year, he released “Tarantula” from the Music Inspired by the Film ROMA album, “Super Cool” with Robyn and the Lonely Island which was featured on The Lego Movie 2 soundtrack, and most recently his collaboration with soon-to-be tour mates Cage the Elephant for “Night Running.”

In support of Hyperspace, Beck will hit the road with Cage the Elephant for their joint summer tour. The “Night Running” tour begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Cage the Elephant say ‘Goodbye’ on their somber new track

Cage the Elephant are back with another new song from their upcoming record. If you’re expecting something upbeat and dancey like “Night Running,” then you may be in for a bit of a surprise. On Monday (April 8), the Kentucky-founded band unleashed their fourth single off Social Cues.

Titled “Goodbye,” the four-minute song begins with the sound of a piano flooding through the audio before frontman Matt Schultz’s vocals begin. Throughout the track, not once does the melancholy feeling of farewell relent giving the listener the feeling that it may be the end for Schultz and whoever he’s singing the song to.

While premiering the song on Zane Lowe’s Apple Beats 1 radio show, the singer and the host discussed the new track. According to Schultz, he was in a dark period in his life when he wrote the track, but still managed to find some light during that time.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the saying, but, a bright sadness. And hope. Hope can’t be alive without the presence of grief, and within grief, there’s most certainly hope. At some times we don’t see that and we don’t have that perspective and that’s when it’s really unfortunate,” Schultz tells Lowe.

He continues: “But there was a lot of hope in it for myself. There was a big letting go of things. I’m just trying to think of how to completely put it into words because I think that there’s the temptation, when you’re going through a tough time, to get stuck in the melodrama of things, and be like, ‘Oh I’m gonna write a sad song and it’s gonna just explain exactly where I’m at.’ And you miss out on all the notes, other notes and colors of life that are so important. I actually see it as a very uplifting song.”

Listen to “Goodbye” above.

“Goodbye” joins previously released tracks “Night Running,” “House of Glass,” and “Ready to Let Go” on the band’s new album. Social Cues, the act’s fourth studio effort, is due out April 19 through RCA. Pre-orders for the upcoming release are currently available on Cage the Elephant’s website.

In support of the album, Cage the Elephant announced a co-headlining tour with Beck in February. The 30-date jaunt includes stops in major cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, Indianapolis, Columbia, New York, Raleigh, Charlotte, and more.

The summertime outing begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Cage the Elephant go ‘Night Running’ with Beck on new single

Cage the Elephant and Beck’s “Night Running” tour isn’t set to begin for a few more months, but fans are finally getting the chance to hear the song that inspired the impending outing. On Thursday (March 28), the Kentucky-founded group unleashed their latest single, “Night Running.” Listen to the three-and-a-half-minute, reggae-influenced jam above.

According to an interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Brad Shultz admits that “Night Running” was one of the songs on the new album that was in limbo for a long time. The cause? His brother and Cage the Elephant lead vocalist, Matt Shultz.

“Matt was leaving early every day, and I got super-pissed and told him he wasn’t trying,” Shultz admits.

“We feel like we’ve pushed ourselves, and that’s all we can ask for. We became better friends. It doesn’t mean that we got along the whole time, but in the end, adversity brings you closer.”

The band also decided to send Beck the track and see if he would like to contribute. A day later, the group received their answer when the musician sent them back two rap verses.

“Night Running” joins previously released tracks “House of Glass” and lead single “Ready to Let Go” on the band’s forthcoming studio album. Social Cues, the act’s fourth studio effort, is due out April 19 through RCA. Pre-orders for the upcoming release are currently available on Cage the Elephant’s website.

In support of the album, Cage the Elephant announced a co-headlining tour with Beck in February. The 30-date jaunt includes stops in major cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, Indianapolis, Columbia, New York, Raleigh, Charlotte, and more.

The summertime outing begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Cage the Elephant share new track ‘House of Glass’

With their new album set to be released in a few months, Cage the Elephant have returned to treat fans to another new song. On Friday (March 8), the Kentucky-founded band premiered their second single off Social Cues; a track titled “House of Glass.”

The two-and-a-half-minute track finds frontman Matt Shultz talk-singing his way through the punk-tinged tune. In addition to the new song, the band also released a visual video for the track which looks like it took a lot of inspiration from arcade games from the 80s. Watch the lyric video for “House of Glass” above.

“House of Glass” joins the band’s current alternative radio hit “Ready to Let Go” on their forthcoming fifth studio album. Social Cues is due out April 19 through RCA. Pre-orders for the upcoming studio effort are currently available on Cage the Elephant’s website.

Social Cues is the follow-up to the act’s 2015 Grammy-Award-winning album, Tell Me I’m Pretty.

In support of the new album’s upcoming release, Cage the Elephant previously announced plans to hit the road with Beck during the summer months. Dubbed the “Night Running” North American tour (after the musicians’ collaboration), the trek will find the tour mates performing across the continent throughout July and August.

The tour begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Spoon will join Cage the Elephant and Beck on the forthcoming outing as their main supporting act while Starcrawler, Wild Belle, and Sunflower Bean will appear on select dates.

Tickets for the “Night Running” tour are currently available for purchase.

The full tour itinerary for the summertime excursion can be found here.