Alternative Rock

  • Watch Shane Hawkins & Nandi Bushell jam together backstage at London Taylor Hawkins show

    Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for FFIn between all the rock legends who played the Taylor Hawkins concerts in September, it may have been the youngest people onstage who stole the show. Hawkins' teenage son Shane memorably took his father's place on drums to play "My Hero" along with Foo Fighters, while kid music prodigy Nandi Bushell — who went viral after challenging Dave Grohl to a drum battle — joined the Foos for "Learn to Fly" during the concert at London's Wembley Stadium. In addition to warming the hearts of countless rock fans, Shane and Nandi became friends, and jammed together backstage during the Wembley show. Nandi has now shared video of that jam session, featuring her and Shane playing songs including the Foos' "Everlong" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." "Jamming with Shane backstage at Wembley is one of my favorite ever moments," Nandi writes alongside the clip. "Shane is one of the nicest, friendliest, talented people I have ever met. He is so much fun to be around and has so much energy." Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Marcus Mumford has a "bunch" of songs "ready to go" for another Mumford & Sons album

    Tim Mosenfelder/WireImageAfter going solo, Marcus Mumford hasn't forgotten about his Sons. In a clip from an upcoming interview with NBC's Sunday TODAY, which premiered via Rolling Stone, Mumford teases the return of the "Little Lion Man" outfit. "The next thing, really, is to get in a room with the boys in the band and start playing each other the songs we've written," Mumford shares. "I've got a bunch that are kinda ready to go." He adds, "Then we'll make a record, and tour it, and get to do what we love." Mumford & Sons' most recent album is 2018's Delta. Since then, banjo player and guitarist Winston Marshall has left the band. Mumford, meanwhile, released his debut solo album, (self-titled), just two months ago. Upon the launch of his solo project, Mumford's Sons bandmates Ted Dwane and Ben Lovett shared a message of support, writing that they are "immensely proud of him. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Machine Gun Kelly premieres new song "Taurus" from upcoming movie

    ABCMachine Gun Kelly has premiered a new song called "Taurus," recorded for the upcoming movie of the same name. The track features guest vocals by Naomi Wild, who, along with Kelly, stars in Taurus. It's available now via digital outlets and is accompanied by a video, streaming now on YouTube, that features footage from the film. In Taurus, MGK plays a character named Cole, a "rising but troubled musician." The film premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and is out now in select theaters and on-demand. The song "Taurus" follows Kelly's new album Mainstream Sellout, which dropped in March. The record is up for Best Rock Album at the 2023 Grammys, and Kelly just took home Favorite Rock Artist at the 2022 American Music Awards. (Video contains uncensored profanity)  Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • WonderHall & Oates: Noel Gallagher reacts to "Don't Look Back in Anger"/"Out of Touch" mashup

    Matthew Baker/RedfernsWhen it comes to things that annoy Noel Gallagher, a mash-up of Oasis and Hall & Oates is apparently not one of them. This week, a U.K. band called Deco shared a video wondering "What would 'Don't Look Back in Anger' sound like in the '80s?" To find out, they recorded a version of the Oasis classic, set to the music of the Hall & Oates 1984 single "Out of Touch." Alongside the video, Deco wrote, "Noel Gallagher is going to be livid." On the contrary, Gallagher seems to be a fan of the combination. Alongside a retweet of Deco's video, Gallagher writes, "In any era it’s STILL a tuuuune!!" The mashup also received a seal of approval from Hall & Oates, who responded with a 100 emoji. Gallagher just released a new song called "Pretty Boy" last month with his High Flying Birds solo band. The track features The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Billie Eilish contributing handwritten lyrics to Annie Lennox-led fundraising campaign

    Matt Cardy/Getty ImagesBillie Eilish is contributing handwritten lyrics to a new fundraising effort launched by Annie Lennox of Eurythmics. The Circle Music Icons Auction initiative will support Lennox's The Circle non-profit organization, which aims to fight against gender bias. Eilish's handwritten lyrics to her song "Your Power" will be among the items available at the auction, along with handwritten lyrics by artists including Brandi Carlile, Alicia Keys, Angélique Kidjo and Lennox herself. "I have long believed that music can build bridges and bring people together," Lennox writes in an Instagram post. "It is wonderful to see these phenomenal female artists stand side by side with women and girls around the world facing and fighting gender-based violence." The "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" artist continues, "The auction proceeds will enable The Circle to support our grassroots partners helping women and girls to build lives free from abuse and fear, and advocate for long-term change to end the violence that will affect 1 in 3 women in their lifetime." Bidding will be open until December 5. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.