Red Hot Chili Peppers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Californication in a very special way. The band’s album came out June 8, 1999, and gave us songs like “Californication,” “Otherside” and “Around The World.” Now, the band is releasing a picture disc reissue of the record. It includes all 15 songs and is available for $29.99 here. It’s currently in pre-order because it won’t officially release until September 13.
Bat for Lashes is back with new music. Natasha Khan will release Lost Girls, her follow-up to 2016’s The Bride, on September 6. To announce the album, she has shared its first single, “Kids in the Dark” According to a press statement, Lost Girls is a concept album about coming of age in a “parallel universe” inspired by Los Angeles, where the album was recorded.
Former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has been working toward a career in law enforcement since he stepped down from the band last year. At the time, Spencer cited injuries and surgeries brought on by drumming as his reason for stepping down. Since then, the band has found a new drummer, and Spencer, a new job. He just announced that he is now a reserve police officer in Rockport, IN.
Watkins Glen International, the planned location for the embattled Woodstock 50 anniversary festival, has revoked the event’s access to the site. Woodstock organizers claim the festival will take place at another yet-to-be-determined location. “We are in discussions with another venue to host Woodstock 50 on August 16th—18th and look forward to sharing the new location when tickets go on sale in the coming weeks.”
A 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed master tapes and other recordings by a staggering list of artists, according to a new report from theNew York Times. The fire reportedly destroyed master tapes of recordings by a diverse range of artists and hitmakers like Nirvana, R.E.M., Beck, Nine Inch Nails and other tapes owned by Universal Music Group. At the time, Universal reps said that the fire had only destroyed part of the King Kong attraction and a video vault containing clips of television shows and movies dating back to the 1920s. However, an internal report reviewed by the Times stated that approximately 500,000 song titles were lost in the blaze. The destruction of the master tapes means that it will be more difficult to release high-quality reissues and reproductions of those recordings in the future.
The Chemical Brothers’ third studio album Surrender will turn 20 later this month. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, the duo has announced a special reissue for the record set to be released sometime this year. According to Pitchfork, the special anniversary set comes with the original album, a DVD featuring promo videos and footage from their Glastonbury set in 2000, and unreleased material that are labeled “Secret Psychedelic Mixes.” The reissue has no set release date as of yet, but a limited number of pre-ordered copies will come with a bonus limited 10″ vinyl featuring the promo singles Electronic Battle Weapon 3 and 4.
Also celebrating their 20th year anniversary is My Morning Jacket’s debut album, The Tennessee Fire. This week the band has announced that they’ll be releasing a deluxe edition in August featured previously unreleased songs, demos, and alternates. They’ll also be playing a 20th-anniversary show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY in August around the deluxe edition’s release. The Tennessee Fire’s 20th-anniversary edition is out 8/2 via Darla Records. Pre-order it here.