Watch: Lana Del Rey debuts new song at Apple event

Lana Del Rey just surprised her fans in the best way possible. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), the New York-born songstress debuted another new song from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Titled “How to Disappear,” Del Rey premiered the new song live during an Apple event in Brooklyn (the event introduced the world to the new Macbook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro).

During the two-song set, Del Rey was joined on stage by the album’s producer and Bleachers head honcho, Jack Antonoff. Antonoff stayed situated behind the piano while Del Rey belted the new song’s lyrics. As if the live debut of a new song wasn’t enough, Del Rey also serenaded the audience with another song from the impending release;“Venice Bitch.”

“Again…in the name of swearing, I won’t say the title of the second track. I’ll call it ‘Venice’ for now,” the singer quipped before belting the lyrics to the song. Watch the fan shot video of the performance above.

“How to Disappear” will join “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Del Rey’s upcoming new album. Though no official release date has been given for the upcoming record, Del Rey did confirm that it will see a release time frame of 2019.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to Del Rey’s 2017 release, Lust for Life.

Last week, Del Rey posted teasers on both Instagram and Twitter for a new song titled “Sylvia Plath.” In an interview with Zane Lowe, Del Rey told the host that she would release another new song in October. With only a day left until the month officially ends, it’s unknown if said new song is “How to Disappear” or if she may release “Sylvia Plath” on Halloween.

Watch: Weezer cover Blink-182 at Riot Fest

Blink-182 may have had to cancel their headlining gig at Riot Fest this year, but leave it to Weezer to pay homage to the absent band. During Weezer’s Riot Fest set —originally Blink-182’s time slot— the former decided to cover arguably one of the latter’s biggest hits, “All the Small Things.” It’s not like Weezer are any strangers to covering hit songs. Earlier this summer, the “Buddy Holly” crooners took on Toto’s “Africa” and made it one of the biggest alternative songs of 2018, so why not honor their former tour mates by covering one of their songs.

Watch the full, fan shot video above.

Prior to hitting the Riot Fest main stage, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo did a solo show in San Francisco where he gave the August Hall audience an acoustic rendition of “All the Small Things.”

“Weezer always has Blink’s back,” Cuomo told the audience in attendance.

In 2009, they joined Blink-182 on the road for their reunion tour, confirming that the camaraderie is real. Watch Cuomo’s acoustic version of “All the Small Things” here.

Earlier this month, Riot Fest confirmed that Blink-182 had to cancel their appearance at the annual Chicago-based rock music festival due to Travis Barker’s health concerns. The band not only cancelled their appearance at the annual music festival, but were also forced to cancel all their September headlining gigs. After revealing that the trio would no longer perform, Riot Fest organizers were quick to enlist Taking Back Sunday, Run the Jewels, and Weezer to fill the vacancy.

Listen: Florence and the Machine debut two new songs at show

Last week, Florence and the Machine confirmed the release date, title, and first official single off their impending fourth studio album. During the weekend, the group followed up the annuncement with a performance at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, England where they treated concertgoers to two new songs from High As Hope. Thanks to some fan-shot video, fans not in attendance were able to hear the new songs as well.

The first song is titled “Patricia” and according to frontwoman Florence Welch is “a tribute to one of my favorite artists.” The second new song from High As Hope is titled “100 Years” and as Welch put it “you can tell I wrote it because it’s literally three notes going down.”

In addition to a lengthy setlist which featured songs from their discography, the group also performed “Falling” from their 2009 debut, Lungs. Reportedly, it’s also the first time in nine years that they’ve performed the song. You can tell it’s been a while since they last performed the tune, because even Welch couldn’t remember the lyrics at the beginning of the video (“it’s been a long time!”).

Both “Patricia” and “100 Years” will join previously released tracks “Hunger” and “A Sky Full of Song” on the new albm. High As Hope will be released on June 29 through Republic Records. Pre-orders for the forthcoming record are currently available here.

High As Hope will reportedly feature contributions from Jamie xx, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Kamasi Washington.

High As Hope is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Watch Gerard Way Perform Two “New” Songs Live


It’s been almost a year since former My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way, announced that he would be pursuing a solo career with a solo on the horizon.

Time has quickly passed and now as a treat, the singer has been giving fans the chance to listen to two “new” songs that he’s had hiding up his sleeve (or funky socks. You’d understand if you follow him on Twitter).

As the singer has revealed, one of the two encore songs is a track titled “Don’t Try” which was originally intended to be featured on his debut album, Hesitant Alien. Though the song did not make the final, now it’s making a come back during his encores and it seems fans are enjoying it so much that Way is entertaining the idea of releasing it.

How, when and, if are still up in the air.

But “Don’t Try” shouldn’t be getting all the attention because a true new song has also been making its debut during the encore set. Way has confirmed that a new song titled “Kid Nothing” has been performed during the encore set with its official debut happening in London on Jan. 23.

Check out some fan shot video from way’s show last night in Paris (Jan. 18).

Kings of Leon Joined By Special Guest During Hollywood Show


After internal band problems resulted in their last tour being cancelled and this current tour having to miss a few stops die to an accident that resulted in serious injury to their drummer, Kings of Leon are about to finish their Mechanical Bull tour.

Throughout the tour, the band have debuted a never-before-played song as requested by their fans as part of their “Song for the City” program. At last night’s stop at the Hollywood Bowl, the audience chose “Talihina Sky” and we given the added bonus of having a special guest appear on stage with the Tennessee band: Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

The Coldplay frontman played piano and contributed backing vocals to the secret tracks from KOL’s debut album, Youth & Young Manhood. But “Talihina Sky” wasn’t the only song Martin, stayed for; the frontman stayed to perform “Notion” from KOL’s Only By the Night.

This isn’t the first time Martin has joined KOL on stage. Back in May during Radio One’s One Big Weekend, Martin joined the band for their song, “Fans.”

Watch some fan shot videos from the show below.

Watch the Foo Fighters Give Richmond Their Crowdsourced Show

The highly anticipated Foo Fighters’ show in Richmond, VA has now come and gone thanks to the band and the guy behind the crowdsourcing campaign, Andrew Goldin.

During the show, the band played some of their biggest hits as “Big Me,” “The Pretender,” “Learn to Fly,” “Everlong” and of course “Times Like These” which was part of their three song encore.

In the middle of the show, frontman Dave Grohl paid a special tribute to a Richmond legend who sadly passed away back in March from and accidental overdose, GWAR frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie.

“[He gave me] one of the greatest compliments, or non-compliments, I’ve ever gotten in my life,” Grohl began.

“I remember seeing this interview with Dave Brockie where they asked Brockie about [GWAR’s] Grammy nomination, and somehow, he made his way to me and he said, ‘Dave Grohl? He’s actually had teeth removed so he could fit more Grammy dicks in his fucking mouth.’ So, right now, I’ve gotta give t up for Brockie. C’mon, let’s give it up to Brockie.”

It seems like the other members of GWAR were so impressed and touched by Grohl’s tribute to their late leader, they decided not to “kill” the musician.

Guess he dodged a bullet there.

Check out some fan shot footage from the show.

Showing the power of social media, tenacity, and hope , all 1,400 fans that attended the event paid for their tickets way ahead of time, even before the band officially agreed plans to perform at the event. Now, that’s all a whole lot of faith, trust, and pixie dust.

Lana Del Rey Reveals Album Release Date


Could a new Lana Del Rey album be on the horizon?

If the footage capture by fans is true, then yes, her upcoming new album Ultraviolence,should be making its way to a store or iTunes near you soon enough. While out and about one evening, Del Rey fans spotted the singer and asked for a moment of her time.

She accepted their request and she even went so far as to sing Happy Birthday to Roger, a very lucky boy if we do say so ourselves. The person holding the camera, asked the songstress when the upcoming album would be available and she replied with “soon…May 1st.”

Del Rey has been in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012’s Paradise EP and just this past December revealed that the untitled project will in fact be titled, Ultraviolence. No comment yet from her or her people confirming that May 1st is the real release date, but who knows.

Watch the fan shot video revealing the information below and tell us what you think about the off-handed response. Fake or real?