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Bastille drop new song with Marshmello, ‘Happier’

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!

Marshmello is one of the hottest EDM DJ’s and music producers right now so teaming up with a power house rock group like Bastille could only bring great things. Hear ‘Happier’ now!

“HAPPIER” // OUT EVERYWHERE NOW // @marshmellomusic // https://t.co/iW7paw1gE1 // pic.twitter.com/08LrpUreYf — BASTILLE (@bastilledan) August 17, 2018

 

Oreo released left-handed packaging for National Left Handers day

Yesterday (8/13) was a day to celebrate a very special 10% of the population. The Left Handers.

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. The package has a flap on the right side instead of left, making it easier for leftys to manage.

THANK GOODNESS FINALLY OMG.

Weird Al joins Weezer on stage to perform Africa

(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’

@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.

To return the favor, Toto has now released a cover of the 2001 Weezer hit ‘Hash Pipe’!

What do you think?! A HIT!?

Weezer Called – Toto Replied Here It Is – "Hash Pipe" Stream, download here: https://t.co/yDzhScOc3F #TOTOHASHPIPE — TOTO (@toto99com) August 10, 2018

Toto will also be making a stop in Tampa Bay at Ruth Eckerd Hall on October 25th!

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

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.

Grohl talks with different music students about their personal struggles honing their skills and explains his admiration of his own children starting the learning process. The highlight of the documentary however, is the 23-minute original composition Grohl records. Within it he plays seven different instruments to demonstrate the difficulties and expertise in mastering these sounds and instruments. The documentary is directed by Grohl and his  Sound City/ Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe.

“It is a lifelong obsession, but at the end of the day, just like any kid, the reward is just to play.” – Dave Grohl

Watch below!

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

On July 11th Twenty One Pilots finally made their huge comeback with the release of two new songs, ‘Jumpsuit’ and ‘Nico and Niners’. They also released the video for ‘Jumpsuit’, announced that the fifth album  Trench would be out October 5th, and released dates for a massive  Bandito Tour which stops at Amalie Arena November 3rd.

On July 26th they then released the music video for ‘Nico and the Niners’ and along with it the tweet caption read it was  ‘part two of a three part story from Trench. ||-//’. 

Well, TODAY we finally received part three. This morning they revealed the link for the video in their Instagram story and tweeted this along with the video:

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

Every song we’ve received on this album sounds different and uniques for sure. What are your thoughts?!

•••/••• a story from Trench concludes in 'Levitate', the video we uploaded today. ||-// https://t.co/DzZ3XTKrB5 — twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) August 8, 2018

 

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

(Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach Group)

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’.

After the clip was posted, Coheed and Cambria were quick to retweet it saying ‘Looks like @PostMalone is at it again…’ CAN WE GET A COLLAB PLZ?!

Looks like @PostMalone is at it again. #welcomehome https://t.co/R3NMPNpD4i — Coheed and Cambria (@Coheed) August 2, 2018

Some Coheed fans unfortunately took it the wrong way, saying it was disrespectful to Coheed and Cambria’s music. Drummer Josh Eppard was quick to shut that down.

How could anyone even take this as an ounce of disrespect? He’s one of the biggest stars in the world. We just played with him. I can’t even imagine, for the life of me, how this could even be viewed as disrespectful. Clearly we were excited he was rocking our song. — Josh Eppard (@Weerd_Science) August 2, 2018

Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is chosen as the new KFC Colonel

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.

The role of KFC Colonel has been evolving over the past few years with different people constantly trying to fill those big white shoes. What do you think of this choice?!

The Colonel’s coming to dinner. And he’s bringing his friends Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, Boneless Breasts, and Tenders—any of which can feed a family of four for just $20. pic.twitter.com/PrA7UWkOM4 — KFC (@kfc) August 6, 2018

Toto will now release a cover of a Weezer song

Yep. That’s happening.

Earlier this year Weezer gave into the tweets of a 15-year-old girl BEGGING THEM to do a cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ and it turned out to be the biggest hit for them in years. Now, it seems as though Toto is going to return the favor.

According to Alt Press, Steve Lukather confirmed Toto will release a cover of Weezer’s 2001 single ‘Hash Pipe’ sometime in the next few weeks. If you’re wondering why they chose that song, here’s what Lukather explained via Billboard .

“You know, we listened to ‘Beverly Hills, I wanted to maybe even do a real ‘Africa’-type version of that, I was thinking about for a minute. But you know what? We wanted to make it different, but we wanted to do something rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to show everyone what a good rock ‘n’ roll band we can be.”

So there ya go. What even is life anymore.

Twenty One Pilots Release Music Video for ‘Nico and the Niners’

On July 11th Twenty One Pilots finally made their huge comeback with the release of two new songs, ‘Jumpsuit’ and ‘Nico and the Niners’. They also released the video for ‘Jumpsuit’, announced that the fifth album  Trench would be out October 5th, and released dates for a massive  Bandito Tour which stops at Amalie Arena November 3rd!

TODAY things got even better with the release of the music video for ‘Nico and the Niners’. According to their Twitter this is ‘part two of a three part story from Trench. ||-//’. Wonder what part three will be like!!

Check it out!

here is the video for Nico And The Niners – part two of a three part story from Trench. ||-// https://t.co/lNM6xELlf4 pic.twitter.com/adD3qm8xh3 — twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) July 26, 2018

Twenty One Pilots are already breaking records with ‘Jumpsuit’

On July 11th Twenty One Pilots finally made their huge comeback with the release of two new songs, ‘Jumpsuit’ and ‘Nico and Niners’. They also released the video for ‘Jumpsuit’, announced that the fifth album Trench would be out October 5th, and released dates for a massive Bandito Tour which stops at Amalie Arena November 3rd.

Twenty Pilots have broken several huge records in their career and it hasn’t stopped with the latest release of ‘Jumpsuit’. According to Billboard, it is officially the first song to reach #1 on the Alternative Songs chart in less than two weeks! This breaks the previous record earned by Green Day with 2009’s ‘Know Your Enemy’.

In addition to that huge accomplishment, Alt Press is reporting that the label, Fueled By Ramen, stated the music video for ‘Jumpsuit’ is also breaking records. The video had quickly reached #1 in trending videos on YouTube after it was released and reportedly reached around 5.2 million plays in the first 24 hours. That breaks the bands previous record achieved by ‘Heathens’ with 3.5 million plays in its first day.

All this with only the release of two new songs in the last two weeks! With an album on the way more records will no doubt be broken.

Tour Dates:

10/16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena 10/17 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 10/19 – St Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center 10/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center 10/21 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 10/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena 10/24 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena 10/26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden 10/27 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 10/30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 10/31 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena 11/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena 11/03 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 11/04 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center 11/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 11/07 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 11/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena 11/10 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum 11/11 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena 11/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena 11/15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center 11/16 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 11/17 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena 11/19 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center 11/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena 11/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

12/07 –  Perth, AU @ Perth Arena 12/10 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre 12/13 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena 12/16 –  Sydney, AU @ Qudos Bank Arena 12/18 –  Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre 12/21 –  Auckland, NZ @ Spark Arena

2019:

01/30 – Kiev, UA @ Palace of Sports 02/02 – Moscow, RU @ VTB Arena 02/04 – St Petersburg, RU @ Ice Palace 02/06 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall 02/08 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe Arena 02/09 –  Oslo, NO @ Telenor Arena 02/11 –  Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena 02/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena 02/14 –  Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena 02/15 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena 02/16 –  Prague, CZ @ The O2 Arena 02/17 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle 02/21 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena 02/23 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion Zurich 02/24 –  Stuttgart, DE @ Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle 02/25 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena 02/27 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena 03/01 – MAR  Dublin, IE @ 3Arena 03/02 – Belfast, UK @ SSE Arena Belfast 03/04 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro Arena 03/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena 03/07 – London, UK @ The SSE Arena Wembley 03/11 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 03/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome 03/13 – Brussels, BE @ Palais 12 03/15 – Bilbao, ES@ Bizkaia Arena (BEC!) 03/16 – Madrid, ES @ WiZink Center 03/17 – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena

Cyndi Lauper joins Panic! At The Disco on stage for ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Last year Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco starred in the Kinky Boots on Broadway, a show with music by Cyndi Lauper. Throughout the process it seems the two became close as she joined P!ATD on stage for the Pray For The Wicked Tour!

The band has been performing a cover of ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ during many stops on the tour but this time Cyndi HERSELF came on stage to sing it. Urie posted this shot to Instagram after the show Friday.

The clips have now been posted to YouTube by many of the P!ATD fans in attendance. Check it out!

WATCH: New Trailer Released for the Queen film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

This fall the biopic of legendary British band Queen and the lead singer Freddie Mercury will be released. This week, we finally got the officially trailer and it will rock your world with excitement. The film is due out November 2nd and the lead will be played by Emmy winner Rami Malek. DOESN’T HE LOOK JUST LIKE HIM!?

So excited for this!

This teaser had been previously released in May.

Netflix Releases 80’s style teaser for season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’

As the caption on YouTube explains:

‘Coming to Hawkins in the Summer of 1985…the Starcourt Mall! Starcourt Mall will be one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond with options for the entire family. Including The Gap, Waldenbooks, Sam Goody, Claire’s and more! Don’t forget to cool off at Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream shop. Starcourt Mall has it all!’

The Starcourt Mall is coming to Hawkins! Netflix released this 80’s style teaser yesterday for season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’. There is no sign of demogorgons or the upside down, just a cheesy commercial for the mall. Could this be where the gate reopens!?

None of the regular characters are seen either, except Steve who works at the ice cream shop…. LOL

At the end of the commercial it says ‘Coming Next Summer’ so we can only assume that’s when we’ll finally get Season 3!

Thoughts?!

LISTEN: Imagine Dragons Drop New Single ‘Natural’

If there is one thing an Imagine Dragons song can do it is PUMP YOU UP. So it’s no surprise that their latest single ‘Natural’ released on Monday 7/16 will be the anthem for ESPN’s college football season.

It rocks harder than ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Believer’ combined and is bound to get you on your feet and head-banging.

Imagine Dragons are currently on their Evolve world tour and will be stopping in Tampa August 10th at the Midflorida Credit Union Ampitheatre.

What do ya think?

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day with 70 new Emojis

(Photo by: Apple)

In honor of World Emoji Day Apple has released the 70 new emojis that will be coming to the iPhone later this year.

As you’ll see below, we will be getting things like a lobster, mango, parrot, infinity sign, cupcake, etc.

Oh, and whatever the weird cake thing is you’ve apparently been needing.

(Photo by: Apple) (Photo by: Apple)

We also have a few new emoji faces which include the absolutely freezing one that i’m sure will come in handy when we’re stuck in our overly air conditioned cubicles.

Other new additions will be the super hero emojis as well as more options for hair including red, gray, curly, and even an emoji for bald people.

(Photo by: Apple)

To see the complete info on our new emojis, click here!

(Photo by: Apple)

WATCH: Panic! At The Disco covering Weezer’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

This week Brendon Urie and Panic! At The Disco went to the Sirius XM studios in New York City for a small acoustic set.

In addition to playing ‘High Hopes’ and ‘Say Amen’, two songs from their latest #1 album Pray For The Wicked, the band performed a cover of Weezer’s 1994 hit ‘Say It Ain’t So’.

Like most things Urie and P!ATD do, it was pretty amazing.

Panic! At The Disco are current;y on the Pray For The Wicked tour and will be stopping at Amalie Arena for a sold out show on August 1st!

Be sure to follow 97x on social media for info on winning last minute tix!

 

WATCH: Adorable Grandpa records himself instead of the proposal

We’ve all done it. You go to record something and BOOM it’s you! You’ve got it on selfie mode.

Well this adorable Grandpa did that but at a pretty important moment, A PROPOSAL. The funniest part is it wasn’t even that couples’ Grandpa. He was just someone they struck up conversation with while visiting Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque, NM.

Talk about embarrassing! Luckily he is just so darn cute it doesn’t matter.

Twenty One Pilots Release Two New Songs, Music Video, and announce fifth album, ‘Trench’ and tour

On July 6th 2017 Twenty One Pilots went completely silent. No more shows, no social media presence, and no presence from Tyler Joseph period. This followed the epic Blurryface era which landed them multiple hit songs including ‘Ride’ and ‘Stressed Out’, a massive world tour, and in 2018 the album became the first album ever in which each track received at least a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

They announced their silence through a series of cryptic lyric tweets that ended with an eye closing. Then, on July 6th 2018, exactly one year later they broke their silence by sending this GIF of an eye opening to the members of their fan club which said ‘ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING?’. The following two days they then released more in-depth videos of the eye opening:

Billboards then went up in major cities across the country and they also slightly changed their symbol and signature colors:

(Photo from Facebook/twentyonepilots)

FINALLY. Today we have answers to all of it. Twenty One Pilots are back. Today (7/11) at 8am they dropped this new song ‘Jumpsuit’ AND announced their 5th studio album Trench due out 10/5/18 They posted the video to YouTube along with a 2nd song from the upcoming album ‘Nico and Niners’. Both are here!

Along with the new songs, in a statement released by the label the band also announced A FREAKING TOUR!!! ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I’M SEEING?!

NOVEMBER 3RD AMALIE ARENA!!!!

Here are the lyrics for ‘Jumpsuit!’

I can’t believe how much I hate,

Pressures of a new place roll my way,

Jumpsuit, Jumpsuit cover me,

Jumpsuit, Jumpsuit cover me.

I crumble underneath the weight,

Pressures of a new place roll my way,

Jumpsuit,

Jumpsuit cover me.

Jumpsuit,

Jumpsuit cover me.

Spirits in my room, friend or foe?

Felt it in my youth,

feel it when I’m old,

Jumpsuit,

Jumpsuit cover me,

Dusting off my Jumpsuit.

I’ll be right there,

But you’ll have to grab my throat and lift me in the air,

If you need anyone,

I’ll stop my plans, But you’ll have to tie me down and then break both my hands, If you need anyone.

And for ‘Nico and Niners’

East is up,

I’m fearless when I hear this on the low,

East is up,

I’m careless when I wear my rebel clothes,

East is up,

When Bishops come together they will know that,

Dema don’t control us,

Dema don’t control,

East is up.

They want to make you forget,

They want to make you forget,

Save your razorblades now, not yet,

Save your razorblades now, not yet.

I’m heavy, my Jumpsuit is on steady,

I’m lighter when I’m lower,

I’m higher when I’m heavy,

I’m so high, my Jumpsuit takes me so high,

I’m flying from a fire, from Nico and the Niners.

What I say when I want to be enough,

What a beautiful day for making a break for it,

We’ll find a way to pay for it,

Maybe from all the money we made razorblade stores,

Rent a race horse and force a sponsor,

And start a concert, a complete diversion,

Start a mob and you can be quite certain,

We’ll win but not everyone will get out.

 

Stay with 97x for all the details on new music from Twenty One Pilots!

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