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Bastille drop new song with Marshmello, ‘Happier’

  • 2:52 pm Friday, August 17th, 2018 by Sam

An unlikely collaboration that is actually AWESOME. As we all anxiously await the follow-up to Wild World, the smash album we got from Bastille in 2016, we have a new musical snack from them to nibble on! 

Oreo released left-handed packaging for National Left Handers day

  • 1:50 pm Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Sam

Oreo cookies decided to do something EXTRA special in honor of National Left Handers day by releasing limited edition packaging specially designed for left handed folks.

Panic! At The Disco to perform ‘High Hopes’ at MTV VMA’s

  • 1:38 pm Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Sam

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will be happening Monday, August 20th at 9pm ET live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Weird Al joins Weezer on stage to perform Africa

  • 8:28 pm Sunday, August 12th, 2018 by Cory

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)

What started out as a fan driven dream of Weezer covering Toto’s Africa took the world by storm! When Weezer finally accepted the request it was amazing! Then Toto returned the favor by covering Weezer’s Hash Pipe and that was total bliss. NOW, we have special guests joining Weezer to sing along.

Weird Al jumps on stage, around the 2:45 mark, to help with the guitar/accordion solo and backup vocals. Like where do we go from here? It’s only right that we have a Weezer and Toto tour by 2020

LISTEN: Toto returns the favor, releases cover of Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’

  • 2:23 pm Friday, August 10th, 2018 by Sam

@weezerafrica is a 15-year-old girl on Twitter who bullied Weezer for MONTHS to cover Toto’s 1982 hit ‘Africa’. Finally, in late May the band gave in and did it! What started as almost a joke has now become the biggest hit for the band in years and scored #1 on the Alternative charts.

Dave Grohl shares new documentary, plays 7 instruments in 23 minute composition

  • 2:30 pm Thursday, August 9th, 2018 by Sam

The new documentary, Play, takes an in-depth look from Grohl’s perspective at the process a musician goes through from the childhood desire to learn an instrument to growing and continuing to master those skills as an adult.

Twenty One Pilots release ‘Levitate’, 3rd single and music video from fifth album ‘Trench’ 

  • 12:17 pm Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Sam

“•••/••• a story from Trench concludes in ‘Levitate’, the video we uploaded today. ||-//”

We need a Post Malone and Coheed and Cambria collab to happen

  • 3:49 pm Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Sam

Like him or not, Post Malone has proven to be a talented artist that crosses all genres. Perfect example? This clip posted to Instagram recently of him playing the Coheed and Cambria hit ‘Welcome Home’. 

Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is chosen as the new KFC Colonel

  • 3:00 pm Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Sam

According to Fox News the announcement was made this morning that Jason Alexander will be the new KFC Colonel. Included with the announcement was the debut of two new retro sitcom themed ads starring Alexander. In a statement released by chief marketing officer of KFC U.S. Andrea Zahumensky, she said there was “no better person” to portray this iteration of the Colonel —  “Family Colonel” — because of his sitcom background.

Toto will now release a cover of a Weezer song

  • 1:10 pm Monday, July 30th, 2018 by Sam

Yep. That’s happening.