Three members of the Heartbreakers reunited on stage at the weekend for the first time since Tom Petty’s sudden death in 2017. Guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench and drummer Steve Ferrone took part in Stephen Stills’ fifth annual Light Up the Blues charity event, which also featured Neil Young, among others. The Heartbreakers played alongside Stills and Patti Smith before taking part in the night’s finale. You can watch video clips below. Petty died at 66 last October, after taking an accidental overdose of pain medication. After the tragedy, Campbell and Tench wrote personal messages of thanks to fans for their support. “Your condolences have been a life saver for me,” Campbell said. “This has been so surprising and devastating for me and the band as I know it has been for you. It will take a long time before I get over this. I will carry on for myself and all of you who love the music.” Campbell also said that he’d be “eternally grateful” for the time he’d spent with Petty. Watch Stephen Stills and the Heartbreakers Play ‘I Won’t Back Down’ Tench said the weeks following his colleague’s passing had been “awful” and continued: “What I do want to tell you is how much I appreciate your kindness and support. I’ve had the opportunity to hear from and speak with many of you, both in person in Los Angeles and New York, and through social media. You have been a great source of comfort. This band, and the extended family Tom gathered around him, is a strong and loving group of people, and we’re all very tight, and all leaning on each other. Love will certainly see us all through this.” He added that he’d learned many lessons from Petty and aimed to continue applying them “going forward, in whatever ‘forward’ might be.” Watch Patti Smith and the Heartbreakers Perform ‘Because the Night’ Light Up the Blues began in 2013 when Stills and his wife decided to raise awareness and funds for those struggling with autism, like their son Henry. “With the help of steadfast friends and concerned professionals that shared our determination, Kristen and I battled through conflicting diagnoses, emerging information and trial-and-error, and were able to find a path that lead our boy to a far better way of life,” he said. “And now he’s in college.” Stills also confirmed that the event would return in 2019. Watch the Heartbreakers Join an All-Star Cast for ‘What the World Needs Now’
RHA Festival comes back around to announce the phase two lineup for it’s grand return to Mexico’s finest coastline. After already releasing a stellar phase one lineup with acts like Charlotte de Witte, Lee Foss & Anabel Englund, NOIR, and many more, this last announcement was bound to be up to par. The phase two lineup consists of up-and-coming house and techno acts like Vatos Locos frontman HECTOR, Berlin’s own Nico Stojan, Yoruba Records founder Osunlade, ‘soul house’ maestro Miguel Migs, Liam Fitzgerald and RHA’s resident DJ Sonosfera. With now having the full lineup revealed, RHA Festival is officially the prime destination event for house and techno enthusiasts. RHA Festival Full Lineup Photo Credit to RHA Enjoy our RHA Festival Playlist to further familiarize yourself with the lineup. Returning to Memorial Day weekend, RHA will be welcoming a new space to its world. A unique natural amphitheater will be steps away from the main stage that would serve for sunset performances. The event will provide those two spaces for attendees to spoil themselves with good music right by the coastlines. Located only two hours from LA in Riviera Nayarit, RHA Festival is on the tourist track attractions like a full water sports program, surfing, and fishing. RHA Photo Credit via Facebook RHA Photo Credit via Facebook RHA Photo Credit via Facebook For more details and tickets visit www.rhafestival.com. Full alphabetized line-up below Charlotte de Witte Doc Martin (Sublevel Live) Harvard Bass Hector Holmar (Formerly of Thugf*cker) Justin Martin Lee Foss & Anabel Englund (Live) Liam Fitzgerald Luciano Marques Wyatt Miguel Migs Nico Stojan Noir Osunlade Rodriguez Jr. (Live) Sabo Sonosfera Traveler Tropicool Zen Freeman Follow RHA Festival: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter
Joe Perry kicked off his brief run of “Joe Perry and Friends” East Coast dates in support of his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, last night in his hometown of Boston.And when it comes to “friends,” the Aerosmith guitarist has some pretty famous ones.Not only did Perry bring along his fellow six-string bandmate Brad Whitford, former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau and local hero Extreme singer Gary Cherone, he also called in an assist from legendary singer Terry Reid for a couple songs, Joe Perry Project singer Charlie Farren and brought the house down with Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, who appeared for the encore of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion.”The evening was heavy on Perry’s main band, and old-school fans were in heaven. with nothing after the band’s ’70’s classic era of bluesy, dirty rock ‘n’ roll showing up in the set list.Those looking for something post-1976 were out of luck, with Cherone delivering the goods with brilliant acrobatics, vocal dexterity and enthusiasm for Aerosmith deep cuts like “Pandora’s Box,” “Last Child” and “Adam’s Apple.” You can see the full set list below.To close the set out, Perry had one last surprise in introducing Hamilton, leaving three-fifths of Aerosmith onstage in the city where they started, and then following it up with “Walk This Way.”Perry has a second show tonight in Hampton Beach, N.H., before wrapping up the Joe Perry and Friends trek tomorrow in Atlantic City.You can see photos from the show below.Joe Perry, House of Blues, Boston, 4/18/18 Let the Music Do the Talking Train Kept A-Rollin’ Pandora’s Box Shakin’ My Cage Aye Aye Aye Last Child Sick & Tired I’ll Do Happiness Won’t Let Me Go Adam’s Apple Combination Seasons of Wither East Coast, West Coast I’ve Got the Rock n’ Rolls Again Quake Night Time Eve of Destruction Rockin’ Train Toys in the AtticEncore: Sweet Emotion Walk This Way
By producing bangers like ‘Shake Something’ and compiling on-point mixes like their new bi-weekly Playground Radio, there is no wonder on why Louis The Child‘s festie season is packed. This weekend and next, the duo will be gracing the stage at Coachella, then they are off to Atlanta for Shaky Beats then Paradiso, Red Rocks and Electric Forest, followed by many other dates. In anticipation to catching Louis The Child this festie season, enjoy their music video for their rap-EDM party starter, ‘Shake Something’. ‘Shake Something’ featuring Joey Purp catches everyone attention, brining together people from the rap world with electronic music enthusiast, closing the demographic gap, expanding our community. For this reason and more, the duo are true pioneers. It is so easy to appreciate their energy, attitude and sound. Between their mega releases, Louis The Child decided to create a bi-weekly mix dubbed Playground Radio. Louis The Child Playground Radio That means every other week on Mondays they will compile the latest feels in future bass, hip-hop, trap, dubstep, melodic house and more. The first addition includes exclusive cuts from Oliver Tree, What So Not, Whethan, two feet, Medasin and more. One track that really caught our ear was ‘Fuck Your Money’ by Elohim, who you will recognize from Child’s ‘Love Is Alive‘. You will be able to find the entire tracklist below. Listen to Louis The Child’s Playground Radio: Full tracklist: Shake Something (ft. Joey Purp) – Louis The Child (LTC) (0:46)Boredom – Tyler, The Creator, Rex Orange County, Anna of the North (4:13)Rental – Brockhampton (8:31)Diddy Bop – Louis The Child & Jacob Banks (10:42)Be Like You – Whethan, BROODS (13:40)I Fall Apart (Medasin Remix) – Post Malone (16:07)MyBoi (Troyboi Remix) – Billie Eilish (17:54)Stand Still (wave racer remix) – Flight Facilities (21:06)Fuck Your Money – Elohim (23:35)All Night (LTC remix) – Chance (26:59)2 Da Moon – Towkio, Teddy Jackson, Grace Weber (30:04)Happy Birthday – LTC & Whethan (33:32)Cola – Camelphat, Elderbrook (36:04)Wavey – CLiQ & Alina (39:56)Alien Boy – Oliver Tree (42:55)Pancake Feet – Tennyson (45:39)Warlord – What So Not & Slumberjack (47:52)No Basic – HERO (50:43)Go fuck yourself – two feet (55:11)Last To Leave (ft. Caroline Ailin) – Louis The Child (56:54) Follow Louis The Child: Facebook | SoundCloud | Twitter
Two generations of Seattle musicians came together to pay tribute to a departed friend. Heart’s Ann Wilson joined forces with Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell to sing “Black Hole Sun” in memory of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May 2017.The performance was reverent and intense, with Cantrell giving a sparse, mournful approach to the song and adding occasional gruff vocal accompaniment. Wilson matched his intensity, starting off subdued and bluesy before reaching into her upper register as the song progressed. The result was something cathartic and bluesy: She sang the lines “Black hole sun, black hole sun” with a clipped, forceful tone, which embodied the song’s strong rock ‘n’ roll underbelly.After his death, Ann’s sister and bandmate Nancy told Ultimate Classic Rock that Cornell was “always an oddball, a brilliant, incredibly talented, tortured kind of artist. His relationship with the musicians of the Seattle explosion was so deep, and those guys had such a beautiful brotherhood with each other.”Cornell inducted Heart into the Rock Hall in 2013, telling the audience that, in his early days, he had considered giving up music. But then he saw one of the Wilson sisters coming out of a local recording studio, and decided to keep going. Later in the ceremony, Cantrell played with Heart.Calling Cornell’s speech “incredible,” Nancy recalled doing press with him in the run-up to the ceremony. “I was like, ‘Wow, you never told me! I just thought you were just a little too cool!’ But he’s like, ‘No, I was just trying not to gush!’ It was such a cool thing that he ended up doing that, and we ended up being tighter as friends, because he sort of admitted that he was just nervous to be around [us].”Wilson, who also performed “Black Hole Sun” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2017 as well, is putting the finishing touches on a covers album called Immortal. “It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years,” she said, mentioning Cornell, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty and Amy Winehouse as those whose songs she’s recorded.The 2018 induction ceremony will be broadcast on May 5 at 8PM ET on HBO. The Best Photos From the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
We are still glowing from Ultra Music Festival’s 20th anniversary, where over 165,000 unique fans united to soak up the most crisp sounds in electronic music. While some of us weren’t able to witness the magic in person, that didn’t stop the pure elation from traveling light speed. An estimated 14.1 million eyes throughout 60 countries around the world streamed the festivities. Ultra’s 20th anniversary signified a true milestone, now being the longest running music festival in the country. Now that Ultra Music Festival has come and gone, its now to to shine light on the rising talent Ultra Music records has to offer. photo via Ultra Music Festival We feel honored to premier some recent released Ultra Music sounds by Tyron Hapi & Liam Ferrari, Aire Atlantica, L C A W, MSTR Rogers, Tep No, No Method and Sofi Tukker. Tyron Hapi and Liam Ferrari are coming in with full force and soul with their release ‘I Like The Way’. These Australian up-comers combined their file styles to make the ultimate single that will prepare you for all the summer festivities. Ferrari’s smooth vocals touching on Hapi’s soft piano and the steady calypso beat makes us all feel sun-kissed. Enjoy the music video for Tyron Hapi and Liam Ferrari’s ‘I Like The Way’. Next, take notice when the revered producer and songwriter, Jarrad Rogers (aka MSTR Rogers), collaborates with vocalist, Erik Hassle, on his new single ‘Wild One’. Joined by a tasteful video, the new release is packed with Erik Hassle’s soulful vocals, delicate soft synths, and overall futuristic and poppy infused sounds that are sure to have every listener completely enamored. Enjoy the music video for MSTR ROGERS ‘Wild One’. Now, plug into our playlist of recently released music from Ultra Music. photo via Ultra Music Festival Thanks Miami for streaming and hosting this event all these years. Check out the catalog of HD quality sets from Ultra this year and make sure to watch the festival’s documentary. Connect with Ultra Music: Connect with Tyron Hapi: Connect with Liam Ferrari: Connect with MSTR ROGERS: Check out the #Ultra20 video below:
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With an April release of his highly anticipated new single “Strange Little Planet,” produced in the UK by John Rosheuval and co-writer James Rose of the acclaimed international acapella jazz group Accent, the song – which is the title track from his upcoming Bungalo/Universal album, due out in May – marks a new stylistic direction for Tormé as he builds on the success of his previous award-winning album, Love For Sale. Thematically, “Strange Little Planet” reflects on our current social climate, the basic irony of life on earth, and the need to raise our level of consciousness. Explains Tormé, “This is a time when people are looking at what’s going on and saying, ‘This is insane.’ The song means something different to everyone, but at its core, it’s just about the idea that between the rise of terrorism, the constant ugliness of racism and the super-divided nature of our current society, we’ve gone way off course. We ‘the people’ need to find a way to come together before its too late. I still believe in our ability to do that – if only because it’s in our interest.” “Strange Little Planet” may have a socially conscious message, but musically it’s a feel good and ultimately optimistic song which seeks to heal.