Q101 Music News For Monday July 21, 2014, Dave Grohl, Radiohead, Gwen Stefani, System Of A Down, Eddie Vedder, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tomorrowland 2014, And More

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Dave Grohl Talks New Foo Fighters Album And More
Dave Grohl made an appearance at an HBO promotional event to discuss his upcoming series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. As previously reported, the eight-part mini-series chronicles the Foos recording their new album around the country, while also learning about different cities’ rich musical histories.

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways will air in October, and the band’s new album is slated for release at some point this fall.

Gwen Stefani Collabo With Maroon 5
Aside from touring again, Gwen Stefani is slotted for a collabo on the upcoming Maroon 5 album.   The song’s title is “My Heart Is Open” and was co-written by Sia  (who currently has the #1 album in the U.S.A.).  Sia was the vocalist on David Guetta’s 2011 hit “Titanium”.  Sia’s “Chandelier” has been viewed over 71 million times on YouTube.

With Stefani a judge this season on The Voice, hubbie Gavin Rossdale (Bush), has been brought on board as an adivser on team Stefani.  This year’s debut of the 7th season of The Voice debuts Sept. 22 on NBC.

Tomorrowland Live Sets Available For Download
Download Or Listen To All Sets From Tomorrowland 2014 in Boom, Belgium On Demand

Our sister website EDM America TV has all the sets from the first weekend of this years Tomorrowland in Belgium. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THEM ALL

The Smashing Pumpkins Reissue Box Set
The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1998 album Adore will be reissued in a massive seven disc box set later this year. Due out September 23, the CD-DVD set is full of rarities, outtakes, remixes, instrumentals, demos and an entire show recorded in the summer of 1998.

Unfortunately, the details of the box set leaked online early by Amazon prompting Billy Corgan to write multiple posts online complaining of the info leak.

Schism alert: Some artists complain they can’t get press, exposure or airplay then some (like Corgan who is a chronic whiner) complain about people finding out that they have something new coming to the marketplace.  Bi-Polar? Do they think this stuff is being released for no one to hear or see? Think about it…

Eddie Vedder RANT_ON
Eddie Vedder made headlines this week when he launched into an angry, anti-war speech on stage in England during Pearl Jam’s show at Milton Keynes.

Vedder’s yapping and incessant rambling didn’t name any specific countries however some outlets interpreted the speech as anti-Israel.

Now, Vedder has written an essay on Pearl Jam’s website titled “Imagine That – I’m Still Anti-War.” As if any normal person is for it

Using John Lennon’s “Imagine” as his starting point, Vedder also wrote…

When attempting to make a plea for more peace in the world at a rock concert, we are reflecting the feelings of all those we have come in contact with so we may all have a better understanding of each other.

That’s not something I’m going to stop anytime soon. Call me naïve. I’d rather be naïve, heartfelt and hopeful than resigned to say nothing for fear of misinterpretation and retribution.

Right on Eddie! PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) are all great things, remind that to the tyrants, dictators and mass rapists and murderers who drive their nations to war around the world, you can’t hug an animal intent on shredding your body to pieces and raping your family in front of you before they blow your brains out.

Maybe think about that before summarizing an equation that has two parts as opposed to one.

Music Industry Loses Two Icons

Icon #1:
Three time Grammy winner and blues guitarist monster Johnny Winter passed away on Wednesday (7/16) in a Zurich hotel room, according to his publicist, while on tour in Europe. Winter was 70.

A four-disc box set, “True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story” was released in February 2014, and his final album is “Step Back” is due in September of this year.

Icon #2:
The last surviving member of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone passed away on Friday at the age of 65. Suffering from cancer, the Hall of Fame artist passed away in Ridgewood Queens where he was in hospice care.

New Bling 182 In The Works
Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge confirmed via an Instagram post that the trio is working on new music.

He posted a photo of the three band members as teens along with a caption that reads: “Rehearsals start today… And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”

System Of A Down And Others May Be Tapped For NBA 2K15 Soundtrack
Gearing up for an October 7 release, it’s always interesting to find out who will be on the soundtrack for each year’s installment of certain sports video games – enter NBA 2K15.  Last year it was Le Bron James and Jay-Z who did the curating, this year Pharrell Williams has been tapped for the honors.

In a press conference, Williams stated that songs from  System of a Down and others would be included.

New Gerard Way Album Info
Former My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way has revealed that the title of his upcoming solo album will be Hesitant Alien. The album is due sometime in the fall.

New Cold War Kids Due This Fall
Cold War Kids will release their fifth studio album in October through Downtown Records. Check out the album’s lead single, “All This Could Be Yours” below.

Metallica On Sportcenter For The MLB Home Run Derby
Metallica recorded a spot for ESPN’s SportsCenter that aired during last Monday’s MLB Home Run Derby.

The clip implies that since Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera who retired at the end of last season. Rivera would use Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” for his entrance to the field.

Check out the commercial below.

Radiohead Rehearsing For New Album
Radiohead’s guitarist Johnny Greenwood said that the band will begin playing, rehearsing and recording their 9th album this fall.  Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has a second solo album due out this October.

Halestorm Announces Headline Dates
Lizzy Hale and company have announced a run of headline dates kicking off on November 11 in Chattanooga, TN. These dates will be the only headline shows for the band in 2014, since they will be playing already-announced dates supporting Country star Eric Church.

Interpol Adds U.S. Dates Including Lollapalooza
Interpol has expanded their tour behind forthcoming album El Pintor, adding a leg of North American dates in October and November. The band also will play Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Los Angeles’ FYF Fest, and Austin City LimitsEl Pintor arrives on September 9 via Matador Records.

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