Melvins and Redd Kross are going to release a split EP. Right now, it appears to be only available on the bands' upcoming tour. Melvins contribute two tracks, "Ghost on the Highway" and "Charlie."As of now, the Redd Kross tracks are unannounced. The release is out via Amphetamine Reptile and follows a split release the groups released in 2012 called New Years Eve Ball Room Blitz . Both Dale Crover and Steven McDonald are in both Melvins and Redd Kross, for this tour, at least.
Tom Morello has a lot of Fall and Winter plans. In September, he's doing an Off Broadway show where he will do some spoken word and play music, solo. After that, he's going on a solo tour. Finally, in the Winter, he's hosting a guitar clinic called Tom Morello's guitar revolution. Artists appearing at the clinic include Nuno Bettencourt, John 5, Wayne Kramer, Vernon Reid, Bibi McGill, and Billy Howerdel. Check out the dates below.
basking in the glow
Regional Justice Center
Off With Their Heads
Prince Daddy and The Hyena
Cosmic Thrill Seekers
Much The Same
Everything is Fine
No Passion All Technique
Punk Rock Raduno Vol 4
Bud Bronson and the Good Timers
Escape Your Brain
Nothing Ever Changes
CJ Ramone/Dog Party
Live in Philadelphia
Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison and Dave Navarro are in their second year of their "Above Ground" music series where they call up a bunch of their friends and cover classic albums in order to benefit mental health programs, including Recording Academy’s nonprofit MusiCares charity. This year, the pair and a bunch of pals will be covering all of David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album and The Stooges debut LP. This year, the band will include Dave Navarro, Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Wayne Kramer of MC5, longtime Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison, Cult guitarist Billy Duffy, Steve Vai, Gavin Rossdale, Juliette Lewis, Bowie collaborator Mike Garson (who was in Spiders from Mars), and more. The event is September 16 at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard just released a new album called Infest the Rats' Nest and it's a thrash metal release. They just released a first person shooter video game to coincide with the album. Check out the video game here.
Ceremony will be touring Europe for the first time since 2015. It kicks off in November in France. See the dates below. Meanwhile, the band releases their new album next week. The record is titled In The Spirit World Now and is due out August 23, 2019 on Relapse Records.
Beastie Boys are going to re-issue their live/remix EP Root Down on vinyl. The last vinyl pressing was during the original 1995 release. The CD has been out of print since the same time, aside from a limited 2005 Japanese pressing and a few other limited runs aimed at budget markets over the years. The new vinyl release is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and keeps the original track list. It's out October 4, 2019.
The band is also re-pressing Pauls Boutique, To the 5 boroughs, and Ill Communication, each which have been reissued in various formats over the past few years.
Early anarcho-punkers Warwound are on tour now. The band formed in 1982 and broke up in 1984. Founding member, Damian Thompson, reformed the band in 2015. The band now consists of Thompson on guitar, Rat Varuker of The Varukers on vocals, Ian Glasper of Flux of Pink Indians on bass and Steve Wingrove of Hellkrusher on drums. Their first proper album, Burning The Blindfolds Of Bigots was released in 2017. See the dates below.
Tim Barry (Avail) has announced he will be releasing a new solo album. Titled The Roads to Richmond will be out October 11 on Chunksaah Records records. It will be a follow-up to his 2017 release High on 95.
Barry will also be performing some gig before hand, including two (sold out) hometown record release shows. You can check out those dates below.
Irish indie act Girl Band have released the second single from their new album as a music video. "Going Norway" comes off The Talkies, which is due out September 27th via Rough Trade Records. The album is a follow-up to 2015's Holding Hands with Jamie.
Girl Band will also be hitting the road in support of the new album, starting this October with a (mostly) East Coast USA tour, followed by a UK/EU tour in November.
You can check out the new song, and those tour dates, below.