Rock Daypop Archives

Lollapalooza Announces Lolla2020 Virtual Celebration In Place Of Cancelled Event

Lollapolooza organizers have announced a virtual festival in lieu of this year’s traditional in-person event. Lolla2020 will feature new performances and classic sets July 30 – Aug.2 exclusively on YouTube. The online celbration will feature over 150 performances, including new sets from H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Louis the Child, Alison Wonderland, Vic Mensa, Zhu, and Tank And The Bangas, among others.. ...Read Full Story

Fleetwood Mac Icon Peter Green Dead At 73

Fleetwood Mac co-founder and iconic British blues guitarist Peter Green has died at the age of 73. His family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days.”. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Announce Release Details For S&M2

Metallica have announced that they will be releasing their anniversary collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony, “S&M2”, in various formats on August 28th. The band took the stage with the symphony for the grand opening of the Chase Center in San Francisco on September 6th and 8th of last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark 1999 S&M collaboration.. ...Read Full Story

Tommy Lee Plays Drums On Remix Of “Tommy Lee” By Tyla Yaweh And Post Malone

Last month, rapper Tyla Yaweh released a track called “Tommy Lee” featuring Post Malone. Now, the pair have teamed up with the Mötley Crüe drummer himself on a remix of the song. Lee spoke of his involvement prior to the release of the original track, though his drumming wasn’t part of the original song. In the remix, along with an accompanying music video, Lee and Yaweh are featuring performing the song in the Mötley Crüe drummer’s studio. Along with Lee’s drumming, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 adds guitar and bass.. ...Read Full Story

Wolfgang Van Halen Shares Clip From Solo Album

Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen took to social media to share a short audio clip of a track from his forthcoming debut solo album. Wolfgang – the son of Eddie Van Halen – said this about when his solo album will finally be released: “I’m working on it! The state of the world has really thrown a wrench into how I saw this releasing (given that no touring is able to happen until this all blows over) but I have a few ideas that I’m really excited about, so stay tuned!!”. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Announce Another Round Of Grands For Covid-19 Relief

Metallica have announced a second round of relief grants to help a number of organizations who are in need of financial support amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The band’s charitable arm All Within My Hands will split a total of $295,000 between five charities: Feeding America, Direct Relief, Live Nation’s Crew Nation, the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) and MusiCares.. ...Read Full Story

Anthrax Kick-Off ‘Persistence Of Time’ 30th Anniversary Video Series

Anthrax have launched a limited edition video series ahead of the August 21 release of an expanded and remastered 30th anniversary edition of their 1990 album, “Persistence Of Time.” The six-part series, hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, gives fans an inside look at the band’s fifth record, which reached No. 24 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to gold status in the country.. ...Read Full Story

Evanescence Release Their New Single ‘The Game Is Over’

Evanescence have released their brand new single titled The Game Is Overthe second track from the band’s upcoming studio album The Bitter Truth. The Game Is Over is the follow-up to the band’s Wasted On You which was released back in April.  Evanescence have also revealed that a video for The Game Is Over will be shown as a YouTube premiere on Friday, July 3 at 5pm BST. The premiere will also see singer Amy Lee take part in a Q&A session with fans.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Honors The Nine Fans Killed At 2000 Roskilde Festival

Pearl Jam honored the nine lives that were lost on the 20th anniversary of the Roskilde Festival tragedy. On June 30, 2000, Pearl Jam took the stage at the Danish music festival. Eddie Vedder implored the crowd to step back to give space to those who were all the way in the front in the mosh pit. However nine men between the ages 17-26 were suffocated or crushed by the rails and died.. ...Read Full Story

Kurt Cobain’s Acoustic ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar Sells For Record $6M

A guitar played by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain on a famous 1993 unplugged album has been sold at auction for $6 million, setting a new record. The guitar was famous for having been played on Nirvana’s 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance. The subsequent live album is one of the grunge band’s only acoustic recordings. The guitar was played on November 18, 1993, less than five months before Cobain committed suicide at the age of 27.. ...Read Full Story