Trent Reznor, Sebastian Bach in News Notes

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross received Emmy nominations for their work on HBO’s Watchmen, which received 26 nominations. In addition,  Kamasi Washington was nominated for his score for Netflix documentary Becoming, and Devo‘s Mark Mothersbaugh was nominated for his Tiger King score. RZA was nominated for his theme to Wu Tang: An American Saga and, Ólafur Arnalds was nominated for the main title theme for Defending JacobLabrinth got two nominations for HBO’s Euphoria: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. The awards will take place virtually, September 20, at 8 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel will host… 

Skid Row‘s Sebastian Bach spoke to Esquire, conducting a wide-ranging interview that touched on Tweeting, Skid Row, wine rage, and much more… 

Best Coast announces virtual anniversary show

Best Coast has announced a virtual 10th-anniversary show in celebration of their debut album. Crazy For You  The streamed event, scheduled for August 14, will feature special guests, interviews, archival footage, and more. 

Members Bethany Consentino and Bobb Bruno filmed a performance of the entire album while in quarantine and will be joined by special guests  Hayley Williams of ParamoreMark Hoppus of Blink-182Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches and others.

Lana Del Rey releases spoken word performance

Lana Del Ray has released a spoken word audiobook of her new poetry collection, Violet Ben Backwards Over the Grass. The project features music from Jack Antonoff. The audiobook consists of 14 poems. The hardcover and ebook versions will be released September 29, with the CDs and LPs October 2. 

Del Ray has a second collection, behind the iron gates, due to be released later this year.

Katy Perry, Paul McCartney in News Notes

Katy Perry announced Monday (July 27) that her fifth album, Smile, will be delayed until August 28 due to production delays. The album was expected to be released August 14… 

Paul McCartneyOutkastArcade Fire, and Chance The Rapper are among the artists whose past Lollapalooza headlining sets will be streamed from July 30 to August 2. Also streamed will be sets from LCD SoundsystemMetallicaJane’s AddictionRun the JewelsYeah Yeah Yeahs, LordeHindsTyler the CreatorAlabama ShakesEllie GouldingTove Lo, H.E.R.Kali UchisTank and the BangasKaskade, Pink Swet$, YungbludAlison Wonderland, and others… 

DaBaby spends seventh week at No. 1

DaBaby‘s “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch) spends its seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 in a week that saw some changes in the top 10. 

DJ Khaled‘s “Popstar” and “Greece” (both featuring Drake), entered the chart at No. 3 and No. 8 respectively, marking Drake’s 39th and 40th top 10 singles, passing Madonna (38) for the most in the history of the Top 100 chart. 

Chris Brown and Young Thug‘s “Go Crazy” jumps from No. 29 to No. 10 after the release of the track’s official video. 

Juice WRLD spend second week at No. 1

Juice WRLD‘s posthumous album, Legends Never Die, holds the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, despite seeing album equivalent units falling by 67%. 

The Chicks first album in 14 years, Gaslighter, entered the chart at No. 3 and Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo jumped from No. 43 to No. 6. The latter benefited from a deluxe reissue July 17 which added nine tracks. 

Pearl Jam announces rescheduled 2021 European tour dates

Pearl Jam has rescheduled its previously-postponed 2020 European tour dates and has even added two shows to the itinerary. The band will spend June and July in Europe, kicking off the tour with a pair of shows in Amsterdam, Holland, June 16, 2021 and wrapping July 25 with a performance in the Czech Republic, at Prague’s O2 Arena. 

“We look forward to returning to Europe, pending these events can safely take place in Summer 2021,” the band said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of the band’s fans, crew and event staff continue to be a 

Peter Green, Elvis Costello in News Notes

Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, regarded by many as one of the best blues guitarists of the 1960s, died peacefully in his sleep. He was 73…

Far Out magazine revisits the time in 1977 that Elvis Costello was banned from NBC’s Saturday Night Live after his act of rock and roll rebellion…

J. Cole releases two songs from forthcoming album

J. Cole has released two new songs — “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice” — from his forthcoming album, The Fall Off. The release of the singles follow last month’s release of “Snow on Tha Bluff.” The disc is a follow-up to his 2018 album, KOD. No release date has been announced for his new album, which the rapper is still finishing.