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Not only will Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard be returning for the follow-up to Jurassic World, but good ol’ Jeff Goldblum will make his return to the land of dinosaurs as well. If you need a refresher, Goldblum, co-starred in 1993’s Jurassic Park and 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Dr. Ian Malcolm, a know-it-all mathematician who was invited to the park as an insurance consultant — and somehow survived in both the original film and its sequel.

J.A. Bayona will direct the next installment in the hit franchise.  Jurassic World 2 is slated for release on June 22, 2018.

 

Culkin as Cobain

I’ve never done acid before, but if I had I’d imagine seeing the world like it is in the Father John Misty video for “Total Entertainment Forever” (if you aren’t familiar, it’s the song which caused controversy because the opening line starts with “bedding Taylor Swift every night inside the Oculus Rift.”)

Anyway, watch the trippy video below, featuring McCauley Culkin as Kurt Cobain being crucified next to Bill Clinton and  Jon from “Garfield”  inside a VR fantasy played by George Washington. Did I just say that??

I’ve always wanted to own a piece of celebrity-owned stuff. Too bad we don’t live in the UK though!! This Saturday, at London’s Oval Space, a huge sale of clothes, records, books, and other belongings donated by celebrities and the public will take place. It’s the sixth annual “Rumble in the Jumble” and includes donations from Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz,)  Noel Gallagher, Foals, the Libertines, Kate Moss, Franz Ferdinand, Mel C, and Florence Welch. Last year’s event raised around $42,000. Money raised this year will go to the Oxfam Refugee Appeal. Noel Gallagher also made a special edition Adidas trainer shoe, and will give away 3 pair at the event.

CoachellaIf you’re salty like me for not being able to get to Coachella this year for the killer line-up, well gloat with me for a moment. Police in Indio, California, have arrested now eight people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, credit cards, and cash at the Southern California desert music festival. Indio police stated multiple festival-goers reported the thefts and upon investigation, police were able to identify two separate groups of criminals with multiple phones in their possession.

Police set up surveillance at the venue with uniformed and non-uniformed officers, looking for pick-pockets. They say two women,  38-year-old Viviana Hernandez of Los Angeles and 35-year-old Angela Trivino of New York City , were working together. As for the other group, 25-year-old Sharon Ruiz of Van Nuys, 29-year-old Brenda Cansino of Miami, and 27-year-old Marco Leon of Los Angeles were identified. Also arrested later were three other suspects.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Back on April 14, one man was arrested at Coachella with over 100 cellphones in his backpack.

 

See? There’s crappy people everywhere. Aren’t you glad you didn’t go now? Yeah me too… 😛

 

 

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RXP’s Alternative Pick of the Week is Dreamers This Album Does Not Exist!! You may be surprised to find out that the songs on the album came from a bad time in singer Nick Wold’s life. After living in his practice space for a couple of years, he and bandmates Marc Nelson and Jacob Wick decided to do something bigger, and it’s paid off. This Album Does Not Exist has been around for a little while, and it keeps giving us hits. (“Wolves,” “Drugs,” and “Sweet Disaster.) Get This Album Does Not Exist at Independent Records this week only for just $8.98! Independent Records-So Much More Than A Record Store!

It’s been three years since Phoenix has even taken the stage, but last night in Antwerp, Belgium, they not only performed but debuted a few new songs as well. This just days after a snippet of their new song was featured in Sofia Coppola‘s new Calvin Klein ad, and a tour was announced (with a stop at Red Rocks Wednesday June 7th ft. Miike Snow and The Lemon Twigs). At the show in Belgium, they featured the new song, “J Boy” (used in the CK ad,) “Ti Amo,” and “Role Model.” See footage of the show as well as snippets of songs below.

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Get your turtle shells ready because Target is set to turn their shopping carts into Mario Karts! I don’t know about you, but I often fantasize about throwing a red turtle shell at the shoppers in front of me because they walk too slow; or they stop abruptly in front of me. Well, now I can kind of live this  fantasy by “driving” a “Mario Kart.”

Target is  celebrating the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch on April 28, by making over the shopping carts into Mario, Luigi, and Peach Karts. That’s not all–the infamous red spheres in front of the store will get overlaid with images of Mario and Luigi as well.

Gorillaz are back and it’s safe to say the world is super excited. INCLUDING the city of Brussels, Belgium. The city decided to honor the band with a live painting done by “4 of Belgiums best street artists.”

This art project was organized by the City of Brussels and Urbana Project. The artists featured were: Novadead, Nean, Eres and Eyes-B.

 


Fall Out Boy teased a video at select movie theaters Chicago-wide which hints at April 28th as being a big date for the band. Bassist Pete Wentz took to Twitter to say it would actually come a day early on the 27th for singer Patrick Stump’s birthday. Well, the internet is going crazy, and one fan even called Fall Out Boy’s bluff, and followed the clues in the original Twitter post to a local Chicago movie theater. She posted the video with a slight freak out at the end. See it below!

 


I guess we’ll just have to see!!

 

Paramore have finally announced their first new album in four years, After Laughter! Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen & Paramore’s Taylor York, After Laughter also marks the return of drummer Zac Farro, who quit the band in 2010 along with his brother and bassist Jeremy. Though the rumor was that Zac’s contribution would be limited to drums, Paramore signaled his full-blown return via Instagram with “I’m Back” t-shirtsAfter Laughter is out May 12 on Fueled By Ramen Records, with a tour to shortly follow; watch the new video for “Hard Times” below:

 

After Laughter:

01 Hard Times
02 Rose-Colored Boy
03 Told You So
04 Forgiveness
05 Fake Happy
06 26
07 Pool
08 Grudges
09 Caught In The Middle
10 Idle Worship
11 No Friend
12 Tell Me How

The Cranberries return with not only a beautiful compilation of their most popular songs, the album boasts three new songs as well. Something Else is kind of like a greatest hits compilation which marks 25 years since the Irish band’s formal release, the single “Dreams,” and every old song was re-recorded in 2016 acoustically with a string accompaniment (Irish Chamber Orchestra.)  “Why” was written a few years ago after singer Dolores O’Riordan’s father’s death; the new song captures the essence of mourning, yearning, and pushing forward through grief. On the other spectrum, “Rupture” and “The Glory” ebb and flow. Something Else is due out April 28th! (you can also pre-order a signed copy!)
Check out a couple of tracks below.

 

This summer is jam-packed with awesome shows, and this one looks amazing!! AFI are teaming up with Circa Survive for a co-headlining tour with a stop at Red Rocks on Thursday, July 27 ! Tickets go on sale this Friday April 21st!!

 

 



 

Jack Antonoff, also known as the singer of Bleachers, and guitarist of fun, finally released the track-list to his new album. Bleachers’ sophomore album is titled Gone Now, and will be released June 2. See his tweet below about the project:

Gone Now features 12 tracks, including the single “Don’t Take the Money,” featuring guest vocals from Lorde. That’s not all. Antonoff says the album includes an amazing cast of friends and idols who pop in for moments.

Here is the Gone Now track list:

“Dream of Mickey Mantle”
“Goodmorning”
“Hate That You Know Me”
“Don’t Take the Money”
“All My Heroes”
“Everybody Lost Somebody”
“Let’s Get Married”
“Goodbye”
“I Miss Those Days”
“Nothing Is U”
“I’m Ready to Move On/Mickey Mantle Reprise”
“Foreign Girls”

Catch Bleachers at Rawkus on May 23rd with Flor.

Williams poked fun at the contestants saying on Twitter, she hoped they lost and all went home with nothing. LOL!

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Reminiscing on my Blink-182 days, I remember my dad being in the car with me when a curse-word-filled, “Family Reunion” came on my radio. I cringed! Well in true Blink fashion, they’ve released a 30-second lyric video for a song titled, “I Can’t Get You More Pregnant,” and it’s hilarious!! (think “Brohemian Rhapsody” from California.) I laughed entirely too hard at this…

 

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Remember watching Fear Factor and cringing as contestants had to put their hands in a tank full of snakes? Or that one time people ate spiders to win a car? Well MTV says they’re rebooting the series but with a twist. There will be no Joe Rogan this go around, and the scenarios are a little less cringe-worthy, unless you’re a millenial. The network is trading in eating worms, touching rats, snakes, etc. for challenges like “couch surfing at 300 feet and waterlogging personal cellphones,” things cringeworthy enough for younger generations. The 12-episode reboot of Fear Factor will feature host and executive producer, Ludacris and premieres on MTV on May 30, at 10pm. More info here.

What do you think? Will you watch? Or should they bring back the bull testicles?

Zac Farro may have returned to Paramore, but he also has a side project called Halfnoise. (Hayley Williams even provides her pipes on a song on the new EP.) At a recent Halfnoise show in Nashville, Farro invited his former (now current) bandmates Taylor York and Hayley Williams onstage to perform together for the first time in seven years; the result is magic. Williams and Farro did a cover of Radiohead’s “House of Cards.” Check it out below.

 

 

Judah & The Lion released their video for the single, “Suit and Jacket.” Singer Judah Akers said in an interview with Billboard about the song, “I wrote this song after a pretty emotional 2016. In May my first nephew was born; it was a magical time to meet him. And then when June came around my grandpa passed away suddenly. I was very close with him. So I had a pretty reflective season about my life and thought about what I would say to my nephew about life and what advice I would give him. All of that being said, as a writer, I really want to push people towards living life to the fullest and not to just survive. At the end of the day, death on Earth is inescapable. So go live.”

Check out Judah & the Lion’s “Suit and Jacket” video below:

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As featured on the Music News Minute, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer has been busy this year. Not only is he recording music for Weezer, (they’re working on album #11) he is about to release his second Japanese-language album with good friend, Scott Murphy from Allister. The album titled Scott & Rivers will be released in Japan only on April 12th, but you can listen to the first single here, titled “Fun in the Sun.”

Incubus released a new video for their single, “Nimble Bastard”! It features the band as cats who seek revenge on some pugs who mess with them in a true cats vs. dog battle. Incubus'new album titled 8 drops on April 21. The band is also gearing up for a summer tour with Jimmy Eat World!!

I may be biased because I like how badass the main character (Izabella), played by (Isabela Moner,) seems. Girl power! Ha! That aside, this is Michael Bay’s last Transformer movie so it’s sure to have a bazillion explosions right? I think so. It seems bittersweet too! (Did I mention Mark Wahlberg returns??) Check out the trailer for all of the goodies for yourself!


Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Isabela Moner. In theatres June 23 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

Harmonix released part of the first set list for their new game Rock Band VR, to be released on the Oculus Rift.  The game features songs by some of your favorite RXP artists including Paramore, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Killers, Oasis and more. Harmonix says to be on the lookout for some of these songs to appear as downloadable content on Rock Band 4 in the near future as well. Rock Band VR is set for release on March 23.

Here’s the list of songs released so far:

Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
Against The Current – “Running With The Wild Things”
Alice In Chains – “Man in the Box”
Arctic Horror – “Black Seas”
AudioDamn! – “Lights Out”
Avenged Sevenfold – “Beast and the Harlot”
Basement – “Promise Everything”
The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling”
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
DragonForce – “Through The Fire And Flames”
Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
Ghost – “Cirice”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Bad Reputation”
The Killers – “When You Were Young”
Megadeth – “Hangar 18”
Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”
OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
The Shelters – “Rebel Heart”
Spirit Kid – “To My Romeo”
Van Halen – “Panama”

AFI/No Doubt spinoff band Dream Car  recently premiered their first song, and album release date. The new group featuring AFI frontman Davey Havok and all the instrumental members of No Doubt premiered the song “Kill for Candy” in Los Angeles. The band also revealed that their self-titled debut album will arrive on May 12th, while also confirming a string of tour dates in April, none in Colorado just yet….

The 1975 won Best British Group at the 2017 Brit Awards. During the show the band posted real criticisms they received for their latest album on a big screen during their performance. TAKE THAT CRITICS! Oh, and they smoked under a table! The venue banned smoking indoors in 2007. The only smoking area onsite is outside the main entrance, although if ticket holders leave to use the smoking area they can’t get back in. The band decided instead of not being able to get back in, they’d just break the rules! See the performance and the rule breakers below!

 

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