Goth purists and metalheads, you’re in luck. Marilyn Manson and Slipknot just announced a tour. If you’re looking for music news a little less abrasive, don’t worry. Flight of the Conchords announced a huge tour, the Oscars packed a musical punch, Adele’s 25 is still the #1 album on the charts, Yoko Ono was hospitalized but is getting healthier, Florence and the Machine covered Fleetwood Mac, and Chief Keef teams up with A$AP Rocky for their new superhero-filled video.
Summer is heating up so much that everything’s turning black. Goth icon Marilyn Manson and heavy metal act Slipknot announced a joint tour that will see them traveling all over North America. Manson will be opening for Slipknot, though we like to think that these two legendary acts are sharing the stage. The tour starts in June this summer and carries on for about two months. Better yet, Of Mice & Men are set to open. Consider it psychosocial, sweet dreams best seen with some eyeliner on. [Rolling Stone]
When we think of New Zealand musical comedy duos, there’s only one that has had our hearts from day one: Flight of the Conchords. Sure, there may not be a lot of famous musical comedy duos out of New Zealand, but you know what we mean. The two were previously set to play Newport Folk Festival summer. Now, they have announced a full tour that sees them on the road for two months this summer. Fittingly, it’s called the “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” Blunt, but perfect (just like them). [Nerdist]
The Oscars may be about film, but there was a ton of music represented. For the first time ever, Ennio Morricone won an Oscar for Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight. Sam Smith won Best Original Song for his James Bond song “Writing’s on the Wall.” Lady Gaga performed an incredibly powerful performance of “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground. To top things off, Amy Winehouse film Amy won Best Documentary. [Pitchfork]
Hello, it’s me. Yes, Adele. Still. It’s been several months since the singer-songwriter’s newest album, 25, dropped. Unsurprisingly, it’s celebrating its 10th non-consecutive week as the #1 selling album on the Billboard 200. Pretty big deal, especially considering only four other albums have been at that top spot for over 10 weeks since 2000. [Rolling Stone]
Yoko Ono was hospitalized on Friday night for flu-like symptoms. What normally wouldn’t be severe took a nasty hit. Luckily, Ono is still in tip top shape. The singer, songwriter, artist, activist, and everything in between is already starting to feel better. We’re sending her well wishes (and a cup of chicken noodle soup)! [Consequence of Sound]
Florence and the Machine turns most everything into airy, musical gold. When performing at a benefit show for War Child, a UK-base charity that “empowers children and young people in conflict areas,” the group pulled out a passionate cover of “Silver Springs” by Fleetwood Mac. The natural acoustics of the venue they were in, London’s St. John at Hackney church, added to its ethereal sound. Check it out above. [Consequence of Sound]
Almost six months after releasing “Superheroes,” Chief Keef has finally shared the song’s music video. He and A$AP Rocky, who’s featured on the Bang 3 track, rap each line from the inside of an auto garage. It feels extra special with the flare of a flashy Lamborghini parked behind them. Even Clark Kent couldn’t keep his eyes off it if he tried. [Rolling Stone]
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Image Credit: Marilyn Manson and Slipknot