Blink-182 thinks their latest track off their upcoming deluxe edition of California is their “strangest song” yet. The band released “6/8” yesterday ahead of the record’s May 12 release date. Its name comes from its musical time signature, and is one of 11 new songs on the re-release. The original album came out in July last year.
Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour has claimed the top spot on Billboard’s latest Hot Tours list after they grossed $38 million for the Australian and New Zealand leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour. The reunion of original frontman Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan has so far grossed $230 million since it was launched in April of last year, including 1-million tickets sold in North America last year.
The Rolling Stones were surprise guests of honour on at the annual U.K. Jazz FM Awards in London. The band won Album of the Year (for their Blue & Lonesome LP) and Blues Artists of the Year. Said singer Mick Jagger: “We used to try and play these jazz clubs and they used to kick us out for playing blues. So this sort of feels full-circle.”