Tag: Josh Freese

Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman gets ‘Happy’ with first new solo music in 33 years

Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman gets ‘Happy’ with first new solo music in 33 years

Former Oingo Boingo frontman and famed film composer Danny Elfman today debuted his first solo music in 36 years — and first rock music since his band’s 1994 swan song — in the form of “Happy,” a characteristically twisted song he’d meant to debut at his planned performance at this year’s Coachella festival.

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

Main Man Records this spring will release Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie, an ultra-limited white-vinyl LP — the label says just 300 copies are being pressed — that features The Alarm and members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Heaven 17 and more honoring the Thin White Duke. Full details right here.

The Replacements announce 13-date U.S. tour: ‘Back by unpopular demand’

The Replacements announce 13-date U.S. tour: ‘Back by unpopular demand’

Finally, a real tour: The Replacements — having performed festival dates and a handful of one-offs since reuniting in 2013 — today announced a 13-date U.S. tour this spring that will find the band performing at theater-sized venues across the country. The U.S. dates will precede the band’s trip to Europe.

Watch: The Replacements finally dust off ‘Unsatisfied’ to cap first hometown gig in 23 years

Watch: The Replacements finally dust off ‘Unsatisfied’ to cap first hometown gig in 23 years

Perhaps fittingly, The Replacements capped off last night’s triumphant hometown gig — their first in 23 years, and the band’s first non-festival date since reuniting last summer — with a performance of fan favorite “Unsatisfied,” the first time the Let It Be classic has been dusted off since the ‘Mats got back together.

The Replacements’ 3rd (and final?) reunion show stumbles to a close with fitting mess of an encore

The Replacements’ 3rd (and final?) reunion show stumbles to a close with fitting mess of an encore

The Replacements staged their third of three announced reunion shows last night in a dusty farm field about 45 minutes east of Denver, the site of the third installment of this summer Riot Fest and what may or may not have been the final appearance by the 2013 incarnation of the ‘Mats, performing for the first time in 22 years.

The Replacements mix it up (just a bit) with second reunion gig at Chicago’s Riot Fest

The Replacements mix it up (just a bit) with second reunion gig at Chicago’s Riot Fest

The Replacements took the stage tonight at Riot Fest in Chicago for the second of at least three planned reunion gigs (“We haven’t played in 3 weeks, but fuck it,” Paul Westerberg told the crowd before launching into “Takin’ a Ride”), and managed to play mostly the same set as their big comeback gig.