1. New Music Out Today:
"I Hope You're Happy" by our close personal friends, Blue October
Death Cab for Cutie also have a new album "Thank You For Today"
It’s here and I’m so proud. I would like to thank @timpalmermixer for teaching me so much about recording and producing. You have been a huge blessing in my life and you taught me the art of communication and simplicity . You showed me that lyrically it was ok to show a selfless and colorful path . But mainly @timpalmermixer I want to say thank you for giving me the confidence to take this step on my career . I cherish the time we’ve spent together and will always hold you high and dear to my heart . @blueoctoberband @timpalmermixer
2. Bush/ Cult/ STP Show!
Your reviews and photos are rolling in about the show last night! Have something to say? Comment on our Facebook page about it!
From Listener Carolyn:
"What a fantastic show tonight! STP opened and they blew the roof off the place. The crowd sang along and the band sounded tight. The new lead singer sounds perfect--not quite Scott, but close enough. He even looks a lot like Scott Weiland, if Scott had been more muscular instead of wirey. The crowd was really into them.I love STP!!!
The Cult was okay. I have seen them before--a long time ago--and they were fantastic, but they just weren't great tonight. Part of it was the vocals didn't sound real strong. I don't know if it was the sound mix or if it was Ian's voice. It was like I recognized the music and I knew what song it was, but the vocals just did not match what I should have been hearing. The crowd was not into it. Many people sat through most of their performance.
Bush rocked the house!!! The crowd knew every word to every song. Gavin is such a showman! I have loved them every time I have seen them. He came out into the crowd and even went up into the lawn and sang. He ended up coming back into the seats right by where we were sitting and stood on a chair and sang. He walked right by me down the aisle--I touched his arm! Still a gorgeous dude. I attached some pics from when he was singing on the chair right by us.
Awesome show!!! Wish it wasn't on a Thursday and wish I didn't have a work meeting Friday morning. I'm off to bed now for a few hours sleep."
From Listener Jamie:
"Hey y'all, thanks for the tickets to the show [I won them via #every20minutes]. The show was awesome. STP sounded amazing, Jeff Gutt sounds a lot like Scott Weiland. I wasn't too familiar with the Cult, but they played a great show, and people were really into them. Bush were the headliners and they were amazing. Anyways, just wanted to send some pictures from the show to you all as thanks. Enjoy."
From Listener Tiff:
"The STP, Cult, Bush concert was awesome! I was not disappointed by any of it. Both Jeff Gutt and Gavin Rossdale ran and sang in the crowd. Gavin went all the way to the lawn and around. I even enjoyed the Dirty Hooks which was the opener. The drummer was a chick and she was cool!Here’s a few pics of the bands, me and my oldest daughter and me and my husband. Have a happy Friday!"
3. BAD WOLVES have officially achieved platinum status for their cover of "Zombie".
4. JILL JANUS of the metal band HUNTRESS took her own life. She was only 43.
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of our peers. Jill Janus, has died today. Jill was very open about her struggles with mental health and addiction. Now, more than ever, spanning across Every age group, the suicide rate is extremely high. I’d like to take a moment to state again how important it is to talk about mental health, and remind all of you out there battling demons that you are not alone. I have to navigate my own dark labyrinth and I turn to music and writing for my lifeline. I want to encourage you to keep searching for Your lifeline, something that makes You happy. It doesn’t matter if no one gets it but you...that’s ok! We need to Stop trying to live up to expectations that society places in front of us to make us feel Unworthy of love, beauty and success. We need to stop comparing ourselves to others. We need to stop trying to be “normal”. And we need to stop being quiet about our mental wellbeing. Asking for help doesn’t mean your broken. And if you don’t know how to ask for help that’s ok too, those of us who have a shoulder will let you lean on it! We are All in this life together. For those of you with the ability to lend a hand or and ear. DO IT! We have a responsibility to help each other, cuz everything we say, do and touch affects the whole race. We are all connected. And I’d also like to address how careful We need to be with prescription medications that doctors and people that we trust give us to try to fix us. Some side effects of these meds rewire your brain, to where even if you wouldn’t normally have suicidal thoughts, your brain actually starts thinking that it is logical...all due to meds. Please be careful my loves! To Jill, My sister of scream, I hope wherever you are you have found the peace that you couldn’t here. My deepest sympathy’s go out to Jill’s Family and her band Huntress during this time.
5. PRINCE has finally been turned into one of those "Funko Pop" figures.
Four of them, actually.
DISTURBED dropped a new track called "Are You Ready". It's off their upcoming album "Evolution", which is due out October 19th.
7. Are Smash Mouth and Smashing Pumpkins Beefing Over the "Shrek" Soundtrack?
BILLY CORGAN recently said SMASHING PUMPKINS were asked to contribute music to the original "Shrek" before SMASH MOUTH was. So Smash Mouth Tweeted, quote, "If it feeds Billy's ego to think they were first, let him think that."
Actually we said no and Michael Austin from Dreamworks kept calling. That went on for over a month. We assume multiple bands we're asked. If it feeds Billy's ego to think they we're first let him think that. Def would have been a darker approach. @THE_EELS are on it & others.— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) August 16, 2018