Green Day celebrate 25th anniversary of Dookie with full album performance in Madrid: Watch

The 25th anniversary of Dookie is coming to a close, but Green Day are far from done celebrating the seminal album. On Wednesday, October 30th, the band performed the 1994 record in full during a concert in Madrid, Spain. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously teased the surprise set on Instagram, and last night the three-piece delivered in epic fashion. The punk rockers wasted no time onstage at La Riviera, immediately kicking off their two-set (!) gig with Dookie. Their performance featured every single track off their third LP, including some that hadn’t been played live in over five years, such as “Chump”, “In the End”, and “Emenius Sleepus”. Green Day also offered up “All By Myself”, the hidden acoustic track which, as revealed recently, also happens to be Billie Eilish’s favorite off the record. (Read: The 13 Scariest Pop Songs) Following the Dookie showcase, Green Day proceeded with a second set of catalog favorites, like “Minority” and “Brain Stew”. The trio closed the evening with a two-track encore. Check out some fan-footage below, followed by the setlist. It’s unclear whether any more Dookie-focused concerts are in the cards for Green Day — they once hinted at a full-fledged tour — but Armstrong […]

Kelly Rowland hasn’t ruled out making new music with Destiny’s Child

The singer insists she has no plans to do a new track with her bandmates Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, but has confessed that if they were to do something, she wouldn’t say anyway as she’d want it to be a “surprise”. She told Entertainment Tonight: “I will say, we have made incredible music in the past, and I don’t know. Can we, like, have surprises in this day and age? I mean, I’m just saying. I just find it so interesting, everybody wants to know in advance. I know every time there is a decision to be made for myself and the ladies to do something, it’s usually a surprise. And our fans have always been so supportive and so awesome, like, I like to give them surprises. I’ve got nothing up my sleeve, I promise you, nothing up my sleeve, but yeah, I wouldn’t say anything.” Earlier this year, Beyonce’s father Mathew insisted a Destiny’s Child reunion is at least three years away. He said: “I certainly hope they do. It would be wonderful, wouldn’t it? But you know, things like that require years of preparation and timing. It takes years to put together a tour, get the band […]

Tame Impala announce new album The Slow Rush

The wait it almost over: Tame Impala will release a new album called The Slow Rush in 2020. The album’s announcement comes at the end of a new video posted to the band’s website. The 90-second clip features footage of Kevin Parker working inside of his personal studio, and is soundtracked by what appears to be new music. Update: The band has also shared the album’s cover art. Earlier this year, Tame Impala released a pair of new singles in “Patience” and “Borderline”, which served as the first “sounds” from the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s Currents. LP4 pic.twitter.com/TTWT7ej8gH — Tame Impala (@tameimpala) October 25, 2019 [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Taylor Swift tried out for Les Miserables before landing role in Cats

Taylor Swift lost out on the chance to appear in director Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables film after auditioning for a role. The Lover hitmaker lost the part of Eponine to stage star Samantha Barks in the Oscar-winning 2012 movie, but insists she never expected to land the big gig. “I didn’t get it, but it was such an amazing experience just doing the screen test, and I was obviously like, ‘I’m not going to get this,’” Swift says on the inaugural episode of Zane Lowe’s New Music Daily radio show. “Because the other girl was amazing and was on the West End. Samantha Barks, she’s incredible and she fully killed the role and was amazing. I was watching it being like, ‘This is incredible.’” Taylor has since been granted the opportunity to work with Hooper after landing the role of Bombalurina in his latest stage musical adaptation, Cats. The part is a dream come true for the feline-friendly singer, who has a famous troupe of cats at home and even applied to trademark the names of her furry friends Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin Swift earlier this year (19). “I started out doing musical theater as a kid,” she explains. “It’s […]

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross share Watchmen end credits music: Stream

After Sunday night’s series debut of Watchmen, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross promptly announced a three-volume official release of the HBO series accompanying soundtrack. Today, the duo has shared an extended version of the first episode’s end credit track. Initially the Watchman episode’s closing credit music cut at roughly the two-minute mark. In the new extended clip below, Reznor and Ross’ music goes more than twice the original time-length, now capping at right under five minutes. The Nine-Inch Nails bandmates will release the first installment of their Watchmen soundtrack on November 4th, followed by the other two, respectively, on November 25th, and December 16th. Each will come on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl, along with exclusive artwork and packaging. Pre-orders are currently available via the band’s website. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Slash & Bonnie Raitt lead tributes to iconic engineer Ed Cherney

Slash and Bonnie Raitt are leading the tributes to Grammy-winning engineer Ed Cherney, who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday (22Oct19). Cherney worked on Raitt’s Nick of Time album and was behind the console for Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven and the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon, while he also worked with artists like Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Sting, and Jackson Browne. He was a mainstay at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. Raitt was quick to release a statement, writing: “Heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend and brilliant engineer/producer, Ed Cherney. Together with Don Was, we made a mighty trio, creating some of the most celebrated albums of our careers, garnering us a string of Grammy nominations and awards for Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in their Hearts and Road Tested in the early-mid 90’s. “He was one of the sweetest, funniest, big hearted and talented people I’ve ever known, as widely liked as he was respected as one of our businesses (sic) greatest recording Engineers. I will miss him so much and am so grateful we got to have him as long as we did. “Thank God he is out […]