The notable bands on your television this week include: Fall Out Boy (Kimmel; 9/18), Jason Isbell (Kimmel; 9/19), Kacey Musgraves (Fallon; 9/20), Billie Joe Armstrong (Fallon; 9/22), The Killers (Colbert; 9/21), Sir Sly (Corden; 9/19), Kesha (Ellen; 9/22).
Thomas Rhett has the number one album in the country this week:
The set — which brings country back to No. 1 for the first time in exactly one year — earned 123,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 94,000 were in traditional album sales, Rhett’s best sales week and the third largest sales week of 2017 for a country effort.
Andrew W.K. will release his first new album in over a decade on March 2nd, 2018. The full press release can be found below.
The opening concert featuring Toby Keith and Three Doors Down was broadly similar to concerts put on for Obama in 2009 and Bush in 2005 — except for the cost and size.
Bush’s inaugural committee spent $2.5 million on its concert on the National Mall. Obama’s concert had 10,000 ticketed seats — twice the size of Trump’s — and cost less than $5 million, said Kerrigan, and was produced at a high enough level that HBO paid for the rights to telecast it.
“I couldn’t tell you how we possibly could have spent $25 million on a concert,” said Kerrigan.
$25 million for 3 Doors Down and Toby Keith? Um, sounds like the “best deal maker” got fleeced.
Linkin Park have announced a show in memory of Chester Bennington. They’ll be performing at the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.
Max Bemis mentioned at Riot Fest that Say Anything will be recording a new album with Will Yip next month.
Bon Iver has added more tour dates that now stretch into 2018.
Vasudeva performed three songs for a Little Elephant sessions. You can watch those below.
Lady Gaga has postponed her European tour due to severe pain:
I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.
Björk has released a video for “The Gate.”
Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch:
The simple answer, which is identical to the answer for Touch ID, by the way, is that Apple does not even have a way to give it to law enforcement. Apple never takes possession of the data, anonymized or otherwise. When you train the data it gets immediately stored in the Secure Enclave as a mathematical model that cannot be reverse-engineered back into a “model of a face.” Any re-training also happens there. It’s on your device, in your SE, period.
Pale Waves have released a video for “Television Romance.” The video was directed by Matthew Healy of The 1975.
Fall Out Boy led the 7th inning stretch tradition of singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at a recent Chicago Cubs game.
Chvrches have shared their cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Call it Off.” The song comes from the upcoming cover album of The Con.
Linkin Park have released a new video for “One More Light.”
ROAM have released a new video for “Alive.”
Echosmith have debuted a video for “Dear World.”
Hayley Williams of Paramore posted up a little video of her performing “Accident Prone” by Jawbreaker on Twitter.
Update: I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up just a little if you’d like an MP3 copy.