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… 

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 

The Killers, Pavement in News Notes

The Killers, who in April delayed the release of their forthcoming album due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Imploding the Mirage, will hit store shelves August 21…

Pavement, who was scheduled to reunite at the now-canceled Primavera Sound festival this summer, has joined Bandcamp and put their five studio albums up for streaming and digital download… 

Foo FightersNew Kids on the BlockJefferson Starship, and Jimmy Buffett will perform as part of a Fenway Sessions livestream, July 22, at 7:05 p, to benefit the Red Sox Fund and Live Nation’s Crew Nation charity. The event will be hosted by songwriter Will Dailey… 

SInger-songwriter Emitt Rhodes, frontman of pop group Merry-Go-Round has died. He was 70…

UK music magazine Q has announced that it will fold after 34 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The magazine’s publishers explained that financial constraints have necessitated the closure… 

Engelbert Humperdinck announces livestream

Englebert Humperdinck will livestream an intimate performance today (July 23) at 3:00 pm EST on YouTube

“I’ve been so excited about this secret project,” he says eagerly. “I miss singing so much that I’ve been rehearsing at my dining room table with the speaker and an audience of just me,” he laughs.

The hour-long event will find Humperdinck talking with fans and answering questions live in YouTube’s chatroom before and after his performances of his classic hits and recent songs. 

Beastie Boys, Gang of Four in News Notes

Beastie BoysMichael JacksonColdplay, Queen, and Bob Marley are among those who will receive limited-edition channels on SiriusXM. Prince will also return to the airwaves with a SiriusXM channel…

Gang of Four will release their first three albums back onto streaming services and have released the audio for 14 live shows and a curated playlist on Spotify of some of their best live tracks… 

Organizers of Chicago, Illinois’ Ruido festival have canceled the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but have announced that the 2021 fest will take place August 20 to 22, and that Café Tacbva will headline the 2021 festival. Tickets for next year’s festival are now on sale…

Serbia’s EXIT festival has canceled its 20th-anniversary event due to a spike in the coronavirus pandemic. The festival, scheduled from August 13 to 16, will be rescheduled for 2021; however, no new dates were announced at press time… 

Bush, Wu-Tang Clan in News Notes

Bush will celebrate the release of its new album, The Kingdom, with a virtual arena scheduled to take place Saturday (July 18), at 9 pm EST. The band will be streaming the show live from Los Angeles, California… 

Wu-TangClan has joined Cameo and will personalize a video for $360. “I’m proud to announce that the Wu-Tang Clan has joined Cameo, I know a lot of people out there, especially during this quarantine time, you can’t have access to your favorite artists, and sometimes you may want somebody to shout out some great inspiration to your family members,” RZA said…

Bikini Kill has rescheduled its reunion to tour to 2021. The band will kick off with European dates in May and June and then will hit North America in September, October, and November. Alice BagDonkey BugsLithicsXVCB Radio GorgeousMecca NormalH.C. McEntire, and Hurry Up will open on select dates..00

Judas Priest, Aerosmith cancel anniversary shows

Judas Priest, who had been scheduled to embark on a 50th anniversary tour in September 2020, have rescheduled the tour for 2021. The band has announced 14 rescheduled dates and 11 canceled with no makeup date. The band plans to add more shows to the tour and will announce them when the dates are finalized.  

Aerosmith has postponed its 50th anniversary show at Boston, Massachusetts’ Fenway Park from September 18, 2020, to September 14, 2021. Extreme was scheduled to open the show, but it’s unclear if they will open for Aerosmith’s 2021 date. 

Blake Shelton announces drive-in concert with Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins

Blake Shelton will take the stage July 25, for a one-night-only concert to be shown at approximately 300 drive-in movie theaters in North America. Joining him will be Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. The event will include cinematic events and storytelling and will cost $114.99 per vehicle. Tickets will go on sale July 14. 

“This is such a great way to enjoy music with your family and friends and stay safe,” Shelton said in a release. “I’m excited we’re getting the chance to perform a concert for fans and we’re going to go back and play old hits like ‘Austin,’ newer songs like ‘God’s Country’ and we might even introduce something brand new! So fill up those popcorn tubs and get ready for some country music!”

The Spongebob Movie, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in News Notes

WeezerJ. BalvinSwae LeeSnoop Dogg, the Flaming LipsLil MoseyKenny GCyndi Lauper, and others will appear on the Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run soundtrack. The film will debut on premium digital video on demand in early 2021, followed by an exclusive move to CBS All Access… 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose 2020 induction ceremony was moved from May 2 to November 7, will now become a virtual ceremony to be broadcast on HBO on that date. The honorees this year are Depeche Mode, the Doobie BrothersWhitney HoustonNine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G.T-Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. “To protect the health and safety of our Inductees, their families, crews and our attendees, we’ve made the decision that the scheduled live event is not possible,” John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, says in a statement. “Together with HBO and executive producer Joel Gallen, we will still create an exciting program honoring our 2020 inductees, by telling the stories of their incredible contributions to music and impact on a generation of artists that followed them”…

Twenty-One PilotsRed Hot Chili PeppersThe KillersMumford& SonsDeftonesPlacebo, and the Pixies, are among the 94 bands confirmed for the 2021 Mad Cool festival, scheduled to take place June 7 to June 11, 2021, in Madrid, Spain. Taylor Swift anBillie Eilish, who were scheduled to perform at the canceled 2020 festival will not be appearing at the 2021 fest…

The 2020 Los Dells festival, scheduled to take place at the Wisconsin Dells, has been canceled. A date for what would have been the fourth edition of the festival, which normally takes place during Labor Day weekend. “Following direction of government and health officials, as the situation continues to evolve, we have concluded that we cannot move forward with our event this year,” organizers said in a statement released via social media…

David Johansen, Guided By Voices in News Notes

Martin Scorcese and David Tedeschi will direct a documentary about New York Dolls frontman David Johansen for SHOWTIME Documentary Films. No airdate for the film was announced at press time…

Guided By Voices, who released Surrender Your Puppy February 20, will release their second album of 2020, Mirrored Aztec, August 31, the band’s 30th album. The band released “Haircut Sphinx,” the first single from the album, Tuesday (July 7). The band will play a concert July 17, in frontman Robert Pollard‘s hometown of Dayton, Ohio, which will begin livestreaming at 5 p.m. EST. Tickets are currently available…