There were rumblings this week on the Radiohead subreddit that someone was threatening to leak 18 hours of unreleased material from the band’s OK Computer sessions, recorded by Thom Yorke himself across 18 minidiscs. One post claimed that the leaker was demanding “upwards of $150,000 for the entire set.” Now, with no ransom money produced, the entire 18-hour trove of OK Computer-era demos and snippets has been leaked. Mirrored previews were uploaded to YouTube and quickly removed, and detailed tracklists have been cobbled together for all 18 minidiscs. The entire 18-hour leak is out there, somewhere; take a look at the full reddit thread addressing the leak here.
Marilyn Manson is shaking things up for his tour this summer, first introducing a new drummer and now, a new opener. Palaye Royale announced that they will be hopping on in support of Manson for two dates this July, joining for Missoula, MT, and Boise, ID sets. Manson kicks off his co-headlining run this summer with Rob Zombie July 9. Tickets are available here with a full list of dates below.
A trio of new Black Mirror episodes dropped on Netflix today. In one of them, Miley Cyrus plays a struggling pop star who lends her voice to a robotic personal assistant, which then gets turned into an onstage hologram that sings pop versions of Nine Inch Nails songs. In an interview with The Independent, Black Mirror creator Charlie Booker says that Trent Reznor was super down with the reimagined NIN songs. It seems like Nine Inch Nails are legitimately excited about the new episode because they’ve released a limited-edition t-shirt featuring “the iconic lyrics of Ashley O, from the Black Mirror episode,” per an item description. Check it out here, or see a photo of it above.
Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch played his seven-string while former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee laid down the low notes on Huckabee’s TBN show last Sunday. The two performed an instrumental rendition of Korn’s first single “Blind.” Huckabee, for those of you who don’t remember his habit of busting out the bass during the 2008 presidential campaign. Brain Head is a born-again Christian who once said that the Jesus tattoo on his hand keeps him from indulging in the sinful act of masturbation, so he and the fervently evangelical Huck have plenty in common. You can watch the 2 stroking their guitars in our music news and blog section.
We may not be getting the new blink-182 album this month, but they will satisfy a few fans with their most recent announcement. The band is extending their North American tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep, adding dates in St. Paul, Minnesota and Brooklyn, New York.
Wilco will be embarking on a tour of North America this fall, beginning in Toronto on October 8. The band already have an already busy year ahead of them, with a slate of European shows scheduled for most of June, before heading back to the States at the end of the month to play their Solid Sound Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts. This fall, the band heads back to Europe for the bulk of September before embarking on the North American dates announced today. Then in January, Wilco headlines their Sky Blue Sky Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. Tour dates are listed below. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is returning to New Orleans’ City Park this October with a formidable lineup. Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone, and Beck will headline, with Brandi Carlile, The National and many more in the mix. This year’s festival takes place from October 25 to 27. The festival is also promising plenty of New Orleans-themed food, drink, and “large-scale art installations.” Check out the entire lineup for this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience on the festival’s official site, and pick up a ticket here.
Pixies (still sans Kim Deal) are fresh off an arena tour with Weezer and have a new album and world tour on the horizon. The band will release their new album Beneath the Eyrie on September 13. According to a statement from the band, the new songs consist of “tales of witches, Daniel Boone, misfits and other characters fit utterly into the band’s inherent weirdness.” Pixies are also plotting a world tour in support of the new album. So far, the tour dates include stops in the United Kingdom and Europe, with a California date. More tour dates are forthcoming.
Pavement are officially reuniting for two shows next year. The storied alt-rock act will perform at Primavera Sound’s Barcelona and Porto dates in 2020, as Pitchfork points out. Primavera Sound recently announced that they’ll be hosting a new festival in Los Angeles in 2020.