Rivers Cuomo is crying with joy over a 'Saturday Night Live' skit debating the merits of Weezer. Also in the news today: Wrecking Crew bassist Joe Osborn dies at 81, Bruce Springsteen wraps up Broadway run, Paul McCartney gets "Back" with Ringo Starr, Offset awkwardly apologizes to Cardi B, and Pitbull goes to 'Africa' with disastrous results.
Taylor Swift is reportedly using facial recognition to stop stalkers at concerts. Will other stars follow suit? Also in the news today: Nancy Wilson dies at 81, Post Malone sells all the Crocs, an Oscars-style montage to bands that broke up this year - and new music from Chance the Rapper, Ariana Grande, and the Avett Brothers.
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced: the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. The Current's program director Jim McGuinn, a Rock Hall voter, joins Jay and Jade to talk about this year's honorees...and who didn't make the cut.
Have you heard of Mac Sabbath? Neither had Ozzy Osbourne. Also in the news today: Iggy Pop's producing a documentary series on punk, NEA funds black music history project, the Darkness get booked on 'The Great British Bake Off,' Beyonce plays a wedding in India, and Nick Cave opposes calls for Israel boycott.
TV's most influential music show isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' it's a medical drama. Also in the news today: BTS survive a car crash, Tegan and Sara announce a book, Dolly Parton's songwriter brother dies, high-quality streaming heads to Japan, and Michelle Obama talks music with Questlove.
There's now a 'record player' that plays Oreos...and when you take a bite out of the cookie, the song changes. Also in the news today: a deadly stampede at a rap concert in Italy, Fleetwood Mac lawsuit resolved, Aretha Franklin concert film gets distributor, Neil Young beefs with concert sponsor, and a new trailer for a documentary about the Fyre Festival.
After years of withering criticism over their lack of diversity, this year's Grammy nominations have gone some distance to close the gap. Kendrick Lamar leads nominees with eight nods, followed closely by Drake. Further, female nominees predominate in all four top categories. Also today, we pay tribute to the late Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks.