Missy Elliot, Vampire Weekend, and Stevie Nicks to headlines Governors Bal 2020


When we tell you that music festival organizers are taking the request for more genre (and general) diversity to heart, we weren’t kidding.

On Thursday (Jan. 16), the people behind New York’s Governors Ball announced the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event. Headlining this year’s festivities are Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks, Vampire Weekend, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, Flume, and a slew more.

According to Billboard, Governors Ball 2020 will be Missy Elliot’s first major headlining gig in New York in over a decade (we should also point out she released her critically acclaimed EP ICONOLOGY last year).

Joining the previously mentioned acts on this year’s bill are Solange, Ellie Goulding, H.E.R., Portugal. The Man, Rüfüs Du Sol, Summer Walker, Foals, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maren Morris, Bleachers, Danny Brown, Of Monsters and Men, Alessia Cara, A R I Z O N A, Oliver Tree, Banks, PUP, Alec Benjamin, and many more.

At the end of the three-day event, a total of over 70 acts would have performed on one of the four stages. Insane, right?

In addition to all the music-centric goodness, Governors Ball has also revealed that this year’s event will include food that “highlights the city’s best eats,” visual artists from New York City (and around the world), tons of alcohol (because what’s a music festival without alcohol?), art installations including murals, statues, and flying inflatables, and yet-to-be-announced pop-up performances.

Not a bad way to celebrate your tenth anniversary.

Governors Ball 2020 returns to its home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City during the weekend of June 5-7.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 17, at noon ET.

For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the festival’s official website here.


Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, The Cure to join the Rock and Roll Hall in 2019


Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, and the Cure are just some of the artists who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame come spring 2019. On Thursday (Dec. 13), the newly added members of the prestigious club were announced.

In a press statement, Nicks shows her gratitude for her second induction into the Hall of Fame.

“I have a lot to say about this, but I will save those words for late,” begins the queen witch’s statement. “For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It’s a glorious feeling.”

Nicks is the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; the first time was with Fleetwood Mac in 1998.

Jackson also released a statement about the honor saying: “Thank you Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am truly honored and I am happy to be in there with my brothers.”

Like Jackson and Nicks, longtime the Cure keyboardist Roger O’Donnell thanked the fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the band’s recognition.

“It’s very nice to be acknowledged by the fans primarily, and the industry and you guys, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

The biggest surprise addition was the inclusion of Radiohead. In the past, several members of the band have shared their opinions of the honor.

“I don’t want to be rude about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because for a lot of people it means something, but culturally I don’t understand it. I think it might be a quintessential American thing,” said guitarist Ed O’Brien in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2017.

Instead of rejecting the recognition, the band released a simple message: “The band thanks the Hall of Fame voting body and extends congratulations to this year’s fellow inductees.”

This year’s other nominees included Kraftwerk, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus & Chaka Khan, MC5, LL Cool J, John Prine and Devo.

In order for an artist to be eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first recording must have been released at least 25 years ago.

The 34th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 26, 2019 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Like past years the ceremony will air on HBO at a later date. Ticket details will be announced in January.

Last year’s inductees included Nina Simone, the Cars, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, and Dire Straits.

Stevie Nicks to Appear on ‘The Voice’


The Voice is known for bringing in well-known artists to come in and mentor the contestants before they hit the stage to sing for the world on behalf of their mentors.

In the past we have had Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, Jennifer Hudson, and several more.
In the last few months, it was revealed that Ed Sheeran and Cher would be making a guest-appearances on the show as mentors to the contestants this upcoming season.

Today, another iconic singer has been added to the list; Stevie Nicks.

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman was confirmed for a guest-appearance which coincidentally comes on the heels of Fleetwood Mac announcing that they will be hitting the touring circuit later this year (September 30 in Minneapolis to be exact).

Nicks will be acting as an “adviser” to Team Adam Levine during NBC’s hit show’s seventh season. Nicks has reportedly been working with Levine and his 12 team members as they assign songs and rehearse with the contestants as they prepare for the battle rounds.

This upcoming season also brings in a breath of fresh air as two new judges take their place on the spinning, red chair. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will be taking the place of Shakira and Usher/ Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

The Voice is slated to return to its scheduled time on September 22. the network also revealed that they would be revealing more “advisers” for the upcoming season soon.

“On With the Show” With Fleetwood Mac


Diehard Fleetwood Mac fans, the rumors were true! Stevie Nicks and company are heading out on a full tour later this year.

The North American reunion tour was announced this morning during NBC’s Today show and will be their first time hitting the road since singer-keyboardist Christine McVie rejoined the band following a 16-year break. McVie’s last show with the band was back in 1998 during their “Dance Tour.”

Back in January, McVie’s publicist had confirmed that she had rejoined the band, a rumor that had been running around the web since September 2013. After that confirmation had been made, there had been some hinting that a tour announcement would be made as well.

In an interview, McVie revealed that the real reason she stopped touring with the band was because of her fear of flying and noted that she hasn’t flown in 15 years. Nicks though, had said that she really though that McVie would never come back to the band once she had left.

The tour has officially been named the “On with the Show” tour which will visit 33 cities and have a total of 34 shows. The first stop of the tour will be in Minneapolis on September 30 at the Target Center. After an almost three-month trek around the country, the show will wrap up in Ft. Lauderdale on December 19 at the BB&T Center. Fleetwood Mac’s last full-scale tour was back in 2012.

General admission tickets through LiveNation will go on sale beginning on March 31 while the band are set to return to the Today show on October 9th to perform. All the tour dates can be seen below.


Sept. 30 — Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
Oct. 2 — Chicago, IL (United Center)
Oct. 6 — New York City (Madison Square Garden)
Oct. 10 — Boston, MA (TD Garden)
Oct. 11 — Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
Oct. 14 — Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center)
Oct. 15 — Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Oct. 18 — Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
Oct. 19 — Columbus, OH (Nationwide Arena)
Oct. 21 — Indianapolis, IN (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Oct. 22 — Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Oct. 26 — Ottawa, ON (Canadian Tire Centre)
Oct. 31 — Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Nov. 1 — Hartford, CT (XL Center)
Nov. 10 — Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
Nov. 12 — Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Centre)
Nov. 14 — Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Nov. 15 — Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Nov. 18 — Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
Nov. 20 — Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)
Nov. 22 — Portland, OR (Moda Center)
Nov. 24 — Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Arena)
Nov. 25 — San Jose, CA (SAP Center at San Jose)
Nov. 28 — Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
Nov. 29 — Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
Dec. 2 — San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena at San Diego State University)
Dec. 3 — Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)
Dec. 10 — Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Center)
Dec. 12 — Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Dec. 14 — Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
Dec. 15 — Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
Dec. 17 — Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Dec. 19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL (BB&T Center)