5 Things That Happened In Music This Week | January 15, 2021

Get caught up on new music from Foo Fighters, updates on concerts, and new releases out this week.
1. Foo Fighters released another new song; performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Foo Fighters’ new album ‘Medicine at Midnight’ is due out February 5, and this week, they released another new song “Waiting On A War.”

They went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform it along with their other newest song, released on New Years Day,  “No Son Of Mine.” WATCH:

2. Dr. Fauci says concerts could resume by Fall 2021

Dr. Fauci is hopeful concerts can return “sometime in the fall of 2021.”

In an interview earlier this week, he said:

“If everything goes right, this (live music and entertainment) will occur some time in the fall of 2021, so that by the time we get to the early to mid-fall, you can have people feeling safe performing onstage as well as people in the audience. I think you can then start getting back to almost full capacity of seating. We’ll be back in the theaters — performers will be performing, audiences will be enjoying it. It will happen,” Dr. Fauci said.

He went on to say “if the vaccine distribution succeeded, theaters with good ventilation and proper air filters might not need to place many restrictions for performances by the fall — except asking their audience members to wear masks,” which he suggested could continue to be a norm for some time.


3. The 1975 has cancelled all 2021 tour dates, but announce they are working on a new album  

On Tuesday, The 1975 announced that they have officially canceled all of their 2021 tour dates. 

After the release of their newest album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ in May 2020, they had plans to tour for the album in 2021, but as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, they’ve made the decision to scrap all tour dates.

Within their statement announcing the cancellation, they DID however announce they are currently working on another new album.


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4. New York Dolls’ Sylvain Sylvain passed away at age 69 

Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and founding guitarist of the New York Dolls, passed away Wednesday at the age of 69. In 2019, he announced his cancer diagnosis.

The New York Dolls formed in 1971 and released their final album ‘Dancing Backward In High Heels’ in 2011.

More on New York Dolls and Sylvain Sylvan here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9511153/sylvain-sylvain-new-york-dolls-founding-guitarist-obit/

5. Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders says a new album is in the works 

Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys revealed in an Instagram live video earlier this week that they are in the “early stages” of writing a new album.

He said they have faced obstacles the past year in making progress on their next album due to the pandemic including “being separated by the sea.”

This next album will be a follow-up to 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”.

New releases for Friday, January 15: 

• Suckapunch“- You Me At Six 

• Blame Game” –Beach Bunny

• Demidevil“- Ashnikko.