Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Gos to Be Inducted in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Iron Maiden and RATM Get Snubbed


 

Ever controversial, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees have been announced. JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, and Carole King will all be inducted. It marks the second induction for Dave Grohl (previously with Nirvana), Turner (previously with Ike Turner), and King (previously with Gerry Goffin). Turner and King follow Stevie Nicks as the only women to be inducted multiple times. Those nominated include metal icons Rage Against the Machine, and Iron Maiden, along with Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, and Dionne Warwick. The Rock Hall has rarely gotten it right for Rock and Heavy Metal and of bands that are officially in the metal genre, only Black Sabbath and Metallica are in. Ozzy Osbourne genius guitarist Randy Rhodes will be induced in The Musical Excellence Award with LL Cool J, Billy Preston, and Randy Rhoads. Music executive Clarence Avant is this year’s Ahmet Ertegun Award, honoree.

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Foo Fighters Have the Number 1 Album on the Billboard Top Album Sales Charts


Rock legends Foo Fighters’ new album Medicine At Midnight (Roswell Records) has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart with first-week sales of 64,000 copies in the U.S. The Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. Foo Fighters previously topped the chart with 2017’s “Concrete And Gold” and 2011’s “Wasting Light”. This is their third #1 album in their career. 23,000 of “Medicine At Midnight”‘s first-week sales came from vinyl LP sales, with CDs and digital albums registering 20,000 each. The album released on February 5th and was produced by the Foo Fighters and Greg Kurstin.

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Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Tina Turner, Jay-Z, and New York Dolls are Nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s class of 2021


Often criticized by fans for not including enough actual rock and metal bands, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced their nominees for the class of 2021. Among the included artists and bands are Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Tina Turner, Jay-Z, and New York Dolls, The Go-Gos, Todd Rundgren, LL Cool J and others. The Hall has always been inclusive of other genres of pop music such as Rap and Jazz even. RATM was denied last year after being a finalist and other heavy acts like Judas Priest and Soundgarden, mounted big campaigns, but ultimately fell short. The top vote-getters will be announced in May and inducted in a Cleveland, Ohio, ceremony in the fall. To be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1995 or earlier.

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Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett Hosts the latest Episode Medicine At Midnight Radio on Apple Music


Chris Shifflet of Foo Fighters discusses his career, his love of Country Music, and his time with No Use For A Name in episode 2 of Medicine At Midnight Radio on Apple Music. You can listen below and see some quotes from the show. Fans can tune in to Medicine At Midnight Radio every day this week at 4:00p PST on Apple Music Hits at apple.co/FFRadio or anytime on-demand. The series continues tomorrow with Rami Jaffee’s episode. Medicine At Midnight Radio will include six hour-long episodes each hosted by a separate band member where they’ll explore their personal inspirations, musical journeys, and reflect on the creative process behind the album.

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Foo Fighters Share New Single and Animated Video for “No Son Of Mine”


Foo Fighters have shared a new music video for their new single “ No Son of Mine” from their upcoming new album Medicine At Midnight, due out next year on Roswell Records/RCA Records. The new track is the second new song they have dropped following “Shame, Shame”. Watch the video now!

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Taylor Hawkins Explains Why the New Foo Fighters Single “Shame, Shame” is “Different” Than Anything Before


 

Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters gave an exclusive interview to Matt Wilkinson’s show on Apple Music 1 to reveal a lot of intel on their new album, Medicine at Midnight due out in 2021! He spoke specifically to their current new single “Shame Shame” – “Hey, this is record is different than any record we’ve ever made. Trust us, this one’s going to… You’ll definitely be like, ‘Huh?'” I’m sure people are scratching their heads when they hear it for the first time, like, Wait a second, that’s a drum loop’. “ Listen to the full show and hear more from Taylor right now!

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Watch Metallica, Korn, Heart, Mastodon, members of Soundgarden and More Pay Tribute to Alice in Chains Live at MoPop


Yesterday, Alice In Chains was awarded the prestigious Founders Award from Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). They were celebrated for their 30-year career by a cadre of their friends and peers playing AIC covers from the Rock and Metal world such as Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, and Fishbone, as well as members of Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and others. Alice In Chains also performed their first show since the end of their tour cycle for 2018’s Rainier Fog album in 2019. The event was This year’s celebration was broadcast virtually on Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel watched by more than 275,000 people and raised over $600,000 USD. Watch Metallica and Korn covering “Would?” and the entire show as well.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Southern Wild – “Time On Your Hands”


Cape Town, South Africa-based Alt-Rock group Southern Wild has shared a brand new video for their new single – “Time On Your Hands”. The emotive, bluesy ballad is a gut-wrenching exercise in restraint and release dynamics. The track features Rami Jaffee from the Foo Fighters on organ/keys on this Rock/R&B/Soul mashup style ballad. It’s definitely something different for your ears that demands repeat listens and your praise. Watch the clip here.

 

“Our sound is inspired by the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Daniel Caesar and Jeff Buckley.” Comments the band.

“Lyrically, the song is about that sinking feeling you get when you see someone you love working tirelessly in a job that’s going nowhere. I think a lot of people spend their lives counting pennies, settling for something they don’t particularly enjoy. It’s about watching a person dear to you gradually lose hope over time, believing more and more each day that there’s no way out. I then go on to sing about using that sorrow, that sinking feeling, to gain from today, to find another way.” – Vocalist/Guitarist Dave van Vuuren

Dave adds, “Having Rami perform Hammond on our track is still unbelievable to me. When Theo first told us that he could make it happen, we were utterly blown away, and now that he’s actually on the track, it’s just this beautiful thing that we’re so grateful for. He adds to it perfectly.”

The band has enthralled main stage audiences at Up The Creek, Rocking the Daisies, Smoking Dragon & Oppikoppi since its formation in 2015. Opening gigs for Incubus & The Cure on their South African tours stand out as career highlights for them, but every time these guys take to the stage, it looks like the most important night of their lives. Whether it’s a big festival night or an intimate acoustic session, the feeling transmitted to the audience is always the same.

 

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Foo Fighters Shares 25 Year Retrospective, Will Appear at Amazon Music’s Holiday Plays


Despite the cancellation of their tours and US Festival in 2020, Foo Fighters are celebrating 25 years as a band this year. They have shared a video retrospective – as they’ve never been Times Like Those, a 25-year visual journey through the band’s most memorable moments onstage and off. Featuring commentary, Times Like Those is narrated by the band and shares their history in a way fans rarely get to see. You can catch it below. The band will also appear on Amazon Music’s Holiday Plays on December 15 for an exclusive performance. In other news, the band beamed into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a November 19 performance of “Shame Shame,” the first single from its forthcoming 10th album Medicine at Midnight (Roswell Records/RCA Records), that can be seen here. Medicine at Midnight is due out February 5, 2021.Continue reading