Lana Del Rey has recruited Grimes as a support act for her previously announced 2015 tour, now dubbed “Endless Summer.” The artful electro-pop singer will open for Del Rey at 10 shows – including a newly added June 9th gig in Mansfield, Massachusetts – beginning May 28th in Noblesville, Indiana and continuing through June 16th at West Palm Beach, Florida. 18 Things You Learn With Lana Del Rey In December, Del Rey announced a run of eight joint shows with former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love; the duo will open their jaunt on May 7th in The Woodlands, Texas and part ways following a May 22nd show in Ridgefield, Washington. Though the two musicians have never toured together, they have shared the stage in a roundabout way. After Del Rey covered Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” onstage in 2012, Love tweeted at the singer, “You do know the song is about my vagina, right? ‘Throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back,’ umm.
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After months of speculation, Steven Tyler has confirmed the upcoming release of his first country solo album. Aerosmith Talk 45 Years of ‘Kicking Ass’ Onstage The Aerosmith frontman made the announcement last night, during a surprise visit to the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry’s lineup was stacked with country vets like Charlie Daniels and newer acts including Aaron Watson and Eric Paslay, but Tyler — decked out in a floor-length white coat that made him look like the world’s coolest doctor —stole the show, walking onstage during Paslay’s two-song acoustic set and delivering the news that many industry insiders knew already. How did they know it? For years, Tyler has been playing up with country roots. He sang with Carrie Underwood on Aerosmith’s Music from Another Dimension! , duetted with Brad Paisley during last year’s CMA Country Christmas concert, sang background vocals on Jana Kramer’s upcoming single and hit up Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge — one of Nashville’s oldest honky-tonks — for an unannounced blues jam with Keith Urban in 2013. “I grew up in the woods of New Hampshire.
David Duchovny will release his first album of music, Hell or Highwater , this spring. The record contains 12 songs that the X-Files and Californication actor composed himself. David Duchovny on the End of ‘Californication’ Preview a Cure-like instrumental section of “Hell or Highwater” and the record’s upbeat, indie-folk-leaning “Another Year” below. The title track is out now; the full LP is due out May 12th. “Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it’s still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” Duchovny said in a statement. “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.” The actor discussed his foray into music with Rolling Stone last year, comparing its sound to Wilco and R.E.M. but qualifying those references by saying he wished it sounded like that “in [his] wildest dreams.” Duchovny first picked up a guitar a few years ago, learning Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” as his first song on the instrument
The Flaming Lips, Kesha and Norah Jones brought hang-10 harmonies and good vibrations to the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles Monday night for Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson, which boasted an impressive array of artists and benefited Sweet Relief and the Jameson Neighborhood Fund. Rolling Stone ‘s cameras got a unique opportunity to capture the Wilson sisters of Wilson Phillips — the Beach Boy’s daughters Carnie and Wendy — talking about their father’s influence and rehearsing their performance of “In My Room.” (Watch the exclusive video above.) Brian Wilson Plots Summer Tour With Former Beach Boys Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips fittingly offered up a woozy, winding rendition of “Good Vibrations,” which bounced beatifically between the beach and the far reaches of outer space as their giant mylar balloon reading “We Love You Brian” was passed through the crowd. While Kesha found a spot on the Brian Fest bill at the last minute — replacing Brandon Flowers, who had to bow out, Yahoo reports — the Los Angeles-born singer paid tribute to her own kind with a brassy rendition of “California Girls.” Kesha’s hip-swinging performance of the Beach Boys classic came as a particular delight as the pop star hasn’t offered up much in the way of music lately as she remains embattled in a lawsuit with producer Dr.
The Riviera Maya, Mexico leg of Ozzfest, dubbed the Ozzfiesta, has been cancelled after organizers revealed that Ozzy Osbourne would undergo an unspecified surgery once the Black Sabbath singer’s upcoming South American jaunt ends May 2nd. The Ozzfiesta was initially scheduled for May 27th at Riviera Maya’s Hard Rock Hotel, but the procedure “requires at least four weeks of recovery time,” the Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts said in a statement. Related: See Black Sabbath’s Guitarist Explain Heavy Metal’s Birth Cool Breeze is offering refunds to people who planned on attending the fest or giving fans the option of still visiting the resort that weekend sans Ozzfiesta. The four-day festival was set to feature an acoustic set by Zakk Wylde, a Q&A session with Osbourne and his band, a Black Label Society concert, a Jim Norton standup set, a charity golf tournament and, most importantly, a headlining performance by Ozzy himself, Blabbermouth reports. Osbourne is scheduled to visit South America starting April 25th for four Monsters of Rock festival gigs spread across Brazil and Argentina, after which time he’ll undergo his surgery.
Therapy? have postponed the first two dates of their UK tour as mainman Andy Cairns recovers from illness.
Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. “I’m embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said,” Weiland wrote. “Fans don’t deserve that. Without our fans and supporters, we would not be able to do what we’re doing.” Scott Weiland Does Not Seem Happy to Be in New Supergroup The incident occurred after the singer’s March 13th set at Brighton Music Hall. As Consequence of Sound points out, reports of Weiland’s bad behavior at the $150 meet and greet originally surfaced on the Stone Temple Pilots message board, Below Empty. Several posts noted that Weiland was initially gregarious, but his mood quickly soured and one person suggested he was drunk at the time
Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti are among two dozen musicians who have contributed songs to Buy This Fracking Album , a two-disc compilation LP intended to educate listeners about hydro-fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth’s shale. In a statement, Raitt said, “One of the most critical environmental issues of our time is banning fracking everywhere because it destroys our water, our communities and our planet.” The 24-track set, produced by Jason Samel, features a mix of original recordings, previously released tracks and live versions of older songs – all of which share the theme of environmental awareness. Standout tracks include a new song from Meshell Ndegeocello (“Never Still Water”), Raitt’s 1994 track “Hell to Pay” and an unreleased live version of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” from the late Pete Seeger. Other featured artists include Marco Benevento and Dave Dreiwitz, Natalie Merchant and the Felice Brothers, Rusted Root, Anti Flag and Steve Earle.