Third Eye Blind is celebrating the 20th anniversary reissue of their breakthrough, 1997 self-titled album in style: by playing to the interests of nostalgic ’80s babies with a interactive promotional site featuring a digital 1990s-outfitted bedroom. As soon as users open thirdeyeblindanniversary.com, they are greeted with an faux-AOL-Instant-Messenger message that encourages them to click through the room to unlock special treats:You can listen to the recently-released 20th anniversary reissue of 3EB (which features eight previously unreleased tracks). You can turn on one of the album’s iconic music videos by clicking on the boxy standard-definition TV (which also has a VHS player attached). You can enter a raffle to win free vinyl of the reissue–by clicking on the turntable.
Richie rich isn’t as rich as we thought. Kid Rock had to sell his Malibu mansion for a $2.1 million loss, Variety reports. Rock, aka Robert Ritchie, initially purchased the house for $11.6 million in 2006. The 8,305 square-foot house features an open-plan living space, a living room that doubles as a screening room, a terrace with built-in barbecue and a fireplace, four guest bedrooms with bathroom access, two walk-in closets, a wood staircase going to a lower level, glass doors, a pool, a guesthouse, and much more, according to Variety. If you ask me…it sounds like a dump!
A 2015 Business Insider story estimated Ritchie’s net worth at $80 million.
The Killers have announced Wonderful Wonderful, their new album. They’ve also released a new song called “The Man,” this weekend. The release date for Wonderful Wonderful has not yet been announced.
After teasing it over the spring, Queens of the Stone Age have announced their new album Villains, produced by Mark Ronson. The group revealed the record in a comedic video where they take a lie detector test on youtube. The bit also previews a new track titled “Feet Don’t Fail Me.” There’s no release date yet.
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, on behalf of the Queen, awarded Lars Ulrich, drummer of Metallica and Danish native, the Order of the Dannebrog, which is an ancient award of nobility in the country. The Copenhagen Post Online reports that Prince Frederik presented Ulrich with the award while visiting Ulrich’s now-home of San Francisco in late May.
Manchester Orchestra have announced a headlining tour for the fall. The tour is in support of the band’s forthcoming record, A Black Mile To The Surface, and each ticket includes a download for the new album. The tour start Sept 5 at HOB in Orlando and wraps up October 7th in Atlanta, GA
The band posted a video to social media with the caption “THE NEW ALBUM,” and we’re already waiting in anticipation…at least for the next 30 seconds.