Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have teamed up for their futuristic music video for “Rain on Me.” After dropping the single last week, Gaga and Grande teased on Twitter that the accompanying video would be coming soon
Filmed pre-pandemic, Gaga and Grande dance with their respective crews, soon coming together in the second chorus. As they dance in the rain, the video ends with a shot of Gaga and Grande hugging.
“Rain on Me” is Gaga’s second single from her forthcoming sixth album “Chromatica,” out May 29. Watch the full video at the link: here.
Millions have tuned into John Krasinski’s show Some Good News on YouTube, which he started from his home during the pandemic. Now, Krasinski has announced he sold Some Good News to ViacomCBS, and he won’t be the host.
Krasinski started SGN after questioning why there isn’t a news network dedicated to good news only. He produced eight free episodes on YouTube, including an Office reunion/surprise wedding, a Hamilton performance, online graduations, and a virtual prom, all with famous surprise guests.
Krasinski tweeted following the announcement: “Wow, who can believe when we started this thing together we all just wanted good news to be more fully represented in our everyday lives. And now? You quite literally ARE the good news! Thanks to you, SGN lives on, joining the ranks of this historic news network! See you all soon!” Krasinski will continue to serve as an executive producer and make cameos on SGN, but he won’t host; as of press time, a new host has not yet been named.
In the eighth — and possibly final — episode that aired last week, Krasinski announced that “we’re taking a break for now, but there is more to come! Stay tuned.”
Shinedown have unveiled the lyric video for their new single Atlas Falls, having already raised over $300,000 for COVID-19 relief with the song as part of a T-shirt bundle.
Atlas Falls was written eight years ago during the band’s Amaryllis sessions, and was originally only available with an exclusive fundraising tee for non-profit humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief. Frontman Brent Smith says: “The response to Atlas Falls has been overwhelming, and Barry, Zach, Eric and I cannot say thank you enough to Shinedown Nation and everyone around the world that has supported Direct Relief during the COVID-19 response. The faith, the love, and the showing of humanity has just been incredible. Atlas Falls is a reminder that we are at our best when we need each other, and the only way through this is together.”
Pick up your Atlas Falls bundle at the link: here, and you can listen to Atlas Falls at the link: here
System Of A Down, Korn and Faith No More have announced a new scheduled of shows for 2021.
“We’re excited to announce that the rescheduled dates for our double-header with Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have been confirmed for May 21 and 22, 2021,” say SOAD.
“Existing tickets will be honored for the new dates. We look forward to bringing this weekend to life next year when it is safe for our fans, crew, and venue staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For refund inquiries, please visit Livenation.com/refund.”
Breaking Benjamin has announced that their 2020 summer tour with Bush, Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia and Cory Marks will canceled. The band issued a statement, including refund information:
“Our summer tour with Bush, Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia and Cory Marks will unfortunately no longer be taking place.
If you purchased a ticket or VIP, you will be emailed directly with refund options including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at Live Nation venues. They will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, visit LiveNation.com/refund. Thank you for understanding, and keep an eye out for tour updates in 2021. We will be back as soon as it’s safe to do so! – Breaking Benjamin”
Breaking Benjamin released their album Aurora earlier this year, a compilation of their biggest hits reimagined with guest collaborators such as Lacey Sturm, Saint Asonia’s Adam Gontier, Cold’s Scooter Ward, Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain and Red’s Michael Barnes.
Justin Moore has launched a 15-episode podcast series, “The Justin Moore Podcast.” The project, co-hosted by Moore and his tour manager J.R.– a.k.a. “THE HANDLER” — features a behind-the-scenes look into Justin’s life at home, on the farm and on tour.
The free podcast can be found on all platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. The series will broadcast each week on Moore’s YouTube channel, and will be shared via his social accounts, with each new episode debuting on Tuesdays.
The first episode is available now and can be heard at the link: here.
Lady Antebellum have decided to cancel their tour plans in 2020, telling fans “that we don’t have future plans to share just yet.” In a social media post, the band stated, “This decision breaks our hearts but the health and well-being of those we love is our first priority.”
Lady Antebellum had intended to tour with special guests Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae in support of the band’s 2019 album, OCEAN. That project includes their No. 1 hit, “What If I Never Get Over You.”
The band said in a statement: “We dream about the day we can step back on stage, see all your faces and hear all of your voices singing back to us. Y’all are the reason we do what we do and we find peace knowing that it will be even more special once we get through this together — and we will. While we don’t have future plans to share just yet, we are working with our team around the clock to figure out when and how we can safely get on the road to see all of you. Until then, we’re going to continue to find ways to keep the music playing and stay connected with you.”
Ruby Rose has announced she was leaving the CW drama series ‘Batwoman’ and would not appear in season 2.
Rose said in a statement: “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew, and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”
Rose was cast as the titular character/Kate Kane in 2018 for the Arrowverse crossover. Rose then signed on for the stand-alone Batwoman series shortly after, which saw her portray the first LGBTQ superhero to lead a live-action TV show.
Season 2 of Batwoman was renewed for a second season earlier this year and was set to premiere in January 2021; however, series production was expected to be delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider is offering up the live experience by way of his For The Love of Metal Live solo album and concert film. In addition, the singer released a video for the new song “Prove Me Wrong.”
The live release is an extension of 2018’s For the Love of Metal solo record, and will be released on July 31 on Napalm Records. Pre-order info For the Love of Metal Live can be found here.
You can watch the music video for “Prove Me Wrong” at the link: here.
Sam Hunt’s summer “Southside Tour” has been cancelled. The tour was supposed to begin on July 10 in Maine, wrapping up in Georgia on October 10, with opening acts Kip Moore, Travis Denning and rising singer-songwriter Ernest hitting the road along with Hunt.
Sam apparently postponed the tour this week without any formal announcement, but local news stations began reporting cancelled stops in their cities. And Sam’s opening acts have been commenting on the cancelled tour via their social media. Travis wrote on Instagram, “I wish the Southside Summer Tour could happen, but I know for the safety of all of us, decisions get made that aren’t the easiest.” Added Ernest, “Sam Hunt tour officially canceled…I was really looking forward to getting out there to play for y’all at some point on the Southside Tour, but that’s just not gonna happen like we thought.”
There’s no word yet on whether the tour will be rescheduled.