• During their concert this week in London, Ontario, Green Day covered Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” as a tribute to the rock and roll pioneer, who died last Saturday at the age of 90. Earlier this week, Berry’s family announced that music from his final album will be released later this week.

 

  • While Tom DeLonge has been busy chasing aliens and UFOs, Blink-182 are preparing to release an expanded edition of their latest album California. This past weekend they’ve released “Parking Lot,” a new single from the expanded edition.  The expanded California is out May 19.

 

  • “I’m spiritual, not religious / I’m a Libra, if that matters,” Rivers Cuomo sings at the beginning of the second verse of Weezer’s new single “Feels Like Summer,” it is the first single off the band’s as-of-yet untitled 11th album, due out sometime later this year.

 

  • Primus have announced a stretch of summer tour dates ahead of the arrival of their new LP.The band will perform a handful of U.S. dates this spring before embarking to Europe. The newly announced summer trek begins July 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina and loops the U.S. before concluding nearly two dozen concerts later with a Berkeley, California gig on August 18th.

 

  • Gorillaz have been teasing their long-awaited comeback album slowly whether through the band member’s origin stories like “Book of Noodle” or through unexpectedly releasing a song like they did back in January with “Hallelujah Money.” Here are some details we have now, it looks like there will be about 26 songs and some of the artists that appear to be included with this upcoming fifth album include D.R.A.M., Vince Staples, Pusha T and Rag’n’bone Man.

 

  • Father John Misty, who has dabbled as a songwriter for hit makers like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, posted a trio of numbered tracks with the title “Generic Pop Song” on his SoundCloud this past Sunday. None of the three songs appear on Father John Misty’s forthcoming LP Pure Comedy. The songs are simply titled: “Generic Pop Song #3”, “Generic Pop Song #9” and “Generic Pop Song #16,”

 

  • After it was revealed that YouTube’s “Restriction Mode” was censoring LGBTQ content, including music videos from artists such as Troye Sivan, Halsey and Panic! At The Disco, Tegan and Sara criticized the site after discovering that some of their music videos also disappear while on the mode. The overall purpose of “Restriction Mode” is to keep children from seeing content that YouTube deems offensive or inappropriate, however it appears that when the mode is on, YouTube also censors many videos that even mention the LGBTQ community, whether Q&As, educational videos or vlogs. Twitter users trended #YoutubeIsOverParty to protest this week, which prompted a response from the website which can be found @ytcreators on twitter. See why many YouTubers immediately criticized the response.