Tenacious D will hit the road this fall for a swing state tour entitled The Purple Nurple Tour, which kicks off September 25, in Davenport, Iowa, and wraps October 9, in New York City. Winchester opens the shows.
In a statement announcing the tour, the band wrote, “Donald Trump has proven to be the most divisive, corrupt, and dangerous President in the modern history of this country, and we simply cannot stand for another four years of his administration! Now is the time to elect a REAL leader!”
Kansas will releaseThe Absence of Presence, its first new album since 2016’s The Prelude Implicit. The nine-song album will be released by the time the group hits the road with Foreigner and Europe for the Jukebox Heroes Tour, which kicks off July 9.
After a contentious weekend, during which Flavor Flav issued a cease-and-desist order to the Bernie Sanders campaign, Public Enemy announced that it had booted Flav, one of the group’s founding members. In a brief statement issued by the group Sunday, (March 1), the group said, that it “will be moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.” In the same statement, the group announced that it would be releasing a new album in April.
Just days after releasing her new single, “Stupid Love,” it was announced that Lady Gaga will release her sixth studio album, Chromatica, April 10, via Interscope Records. The album was produced by BloodPop and Gaga.
Flavor Flav sent a cease and desist order to the Bernie Sanders campaign Friday (February 27) after the campaign announced that Public Enemy will perform at Sanders’ rally, Sunday, in Los Angeles, California.
The letter accuses the campaign of using Flav’s “unauthorized likeness, image, and trademarked clock” to promote the rally and adds that the artist “has not endorsed any political candidate.”
BTS topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth time as its latest, Map of the Soul: 7, moved 422,000 equivalent album units, including 347,000 albums. The group has now topped the charts four times in two years.
Two additional albums debuted in the top 10 this week: YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Still Flexin, Still Steppin entered the chart at No.2 and Ozzy Osbourne‘s Ordinary Man debuted at No. 3.