Music News: Foo Fighters sing Carpool Karaoke


Foo Fighters join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke.
Foo Fighters join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke. (CBS)

Can you believe it's taken Foo Fighters this long to participate in Carpool Karaoke? As the band celebrate the release of their new album Concrete and Gold, they finally joined James Corden for a minivan singalong that culminated in a drum-off at Guitar Center and a cover of Rick Astley’s "Never Gonna Give You Up." (Rolling Stone)

Father John Misty to record live album at Third Man Records

Father John Misty announced plans to record a live album. The venue? Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville. Josh Tillman will play a solo acoustic set next Tuesday, Sept. 26 — to be released as part of the Live at Third Man series. The first version of the live recording will be available immediately, albeit for only a single fan: one attendee will get to keep a 10" record that will be pressed during the show. (Pitchfork)

John on The Donald: No comment

Elton John has found himself referenced in the context of an alarming nuclear confrontation, as President Donald Trump taunts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using the moniker "Rocket Man," an apparent reference to John's 1972 hit. John's response? He's staying out of the fray. "We have no comment for you," his representative tells BuzzFeed. Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that North Korea has responded — yes, seriously — by calling Trump the "madman across the water."

Tony Orlando loses finger in garage door accident

Pop singer Tony Orlando, known for hits including the 1971 chart-topper "Knock Three Times," has reportedly lost part of a middle finger in an accident involving the garage door at his Branson, Mo. home. According to Stereogum, the singer's son says his 73-year-old dad "reacted quickly, grabbing the severed digit and driving himself to the hospital."

They KISSed and made up, in St. Paul

It happened: at a Wednesday night benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey victims, held at CHS Field in St. Paul, Gene Simmons and his KISS bandmate Ace Frehley performed together onstage for the first time since 2001. Frehley said the reunion was his idea: when he noticed he was free that day, he approached Simmons about joining the event and the singer "was really excited." The duo joined forces on four songs, including the classic "Rock and Roll All Nite." (Billboard)

Win Butler is unapologetic about Arcade Fire's fake news

As part of this summer's Everything Now rollout, Arcade Fire disseminated a number of fake news stories about itself. The campaign frustrated many fans, but frontman Win Butler is unapologetic. "I feel like I now understand on a much deeper level why Trump got elected," he tells Vulture. "Negativity is what travels. So we learned more about how the internet functions, and how it's an insane feedback loop."

Butler goes on to discuss a story about the band that was true, but nonetheless disappointing in its virality.

We just played a show in London that was one of the best shows we've ever played there. It was honestly so f---ing exciting. And at the show we sold a T-shirt where we put an ironic Everything Now logo on top of Kylie Jenner’s face. It was visually punk as hell. We knew doing that would get a lot of press pickup but every single news outlet in the world covered it. Somehow there's a story in that, but there's not really a story in Band Is Really Amazing at Music and Plays a Live Show and People Cry Because It's So Beautiful.

Katy Perry covers Janet

During the Montreal show that opened her Witness tour on Tuesday night, Katy Perry covered a pop classic that was written and recorded in Minneapolis: the 1986 Janet Jackson hit "What Have You Done For Me Lately." (Fader)

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