James Murphy revealed that he originally wanted to enlist Leonard Cohen for the new LCD Soundsystem album American Dream. In an interview with Crack Magazine, the producer shared that when he worked on the song “Black Screen,” he initially “wanted a spoken word bit done at the end.” In addition to this reveal, Murphy also spoke a bit about the meaning behind the song “Tonite” and the backlash the band has faced with their return. Check the full interview here

Smash Mouth were forced to abruptly cancel their concert in Memphis on Thursday when singer Steve Harwell began to have trouble breathing during soundcheck, TMZ reports. Harwell was rushed to the hospital in an Uber directly from soundcheck, and is now stable.

Ezra Koenig has always been one to engage pretty openly with fans on Twitter and this weekend , the Vampire Weekend frontman spoke with one fan asking about the band’s forthcoming LP. Responding to a question about the album’s progress, Koenig wrote that the album is “80% done but the last 20% is always the hardest.”Earlier this year, Koenig shared on Instagram that the album’s working title was still Mitsubishi Macchiato and that it’s “a lil more springtime than the last one.”

Just months after the release of his winding, long-winded album Pure Comedy, Father John Misty is already gearing up for his next release. In an interview with NME, the musician shared that his yet-untitled fourth album as FJM is “pretty much done—there’s only one song I have to put a new bass-synth part on.” Stay Tuned.  

Edie Brickell and Paul Simon have pledged to donate $1 million dollars towards the relief effort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. According to a press release, their money will go to help smaller towns in the area surrounding Houston, with medical emergencies and restoration of homes given top priority. More details will be announced next week.

Pierce the Veil, Blink-182, Switchfoot and more have come together to raise money and awareness towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. From donating merch proceeds to putting on benefit shows. Mark Hoppus‘ clothing line, Hi My Name Is Mark, is encouraging people to clean out their closet and send their donated clothing to Houston. This is a great way to get involved if you want to help but are short on cash! You can get more details here.

The day after releasing their live album Shaking the Habitual: Live at Terminal 5, The Knife have announced an auction for the instruments used during the tour. Proceeds from the auction will go to the No One Is Illegal Network, a Swedish charity that, according to its website, “works to provide practical support to people who are forced to live undocumented after having had their applications for asylum refused.”

The watchdog group Common Cause filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and Department of Justice about Kid Rock’s “campaign” for one of Michigan’s Senate seats in 2018, which the group alleges violates campaign finance laws.  Rock responded with a very Trumpian statement on his webpage that, of course, refers to “fake news.”

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour stop his performance mid-song to help a fan that got injured. This unfortunate incident happened during Stone Sour‘s show in Sydney, Australia. Near the end of their set, the band began performing “Gone Sovereign” when Taylor stops singing and throws his hand up to drummer to get him to stop playing. Taylor then walks offstage to the confusion of fans, only to return and instruct everyone to back up. Fans quickly get out of the way and break out in applause for support for the injured fan. Taylor repeatedly makes sure that the fan is okay before getting the fans pumped up before getting into their next song, “Absolute Zero.”

Asking Alexandria enlist Black Veil Brides and Papa Roach to tease “Into The Fire”. The band’s twitter account posted   pictures, teasing “Into The Fire” with the help of some famous friends, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach……and CC from Black Veil Brides.