While You Were Away: New Music From Cage The Elephant And Siouxsie Sioux, Plus Former FEVER 333 Members New Band, And More

Another week means a new edition of While You Were Away. This week we’re vibing to new Cage the Elephant and Siouxsie Sioux, checking out the new band from former FEVER 333 members, seeing what tours are on sale this week, and more.

Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop team up on new version of ‘The Passenger’

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Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop have recorded a new version of Pop’s 1977 hit “The Passenger” for a new advertisement for Magnum ice cream.

Arranged by composer Sarah deCourcy, the song was released earlier for Magnum ice cream’s “Pleasure Express” campaign. It also marks Sioux’s first new recording since her 2015 single “Love Crime.” “I love this song, and I’ve always loved Iggy’s voice,” Sioux said of the duet. “I adore how instinctive and spontaneous it all feels and to hear my voice with Iggy’s is such a dream.”

Pop expressed his gratitude saying “Siouxsie can sing like a bird. I’ve always thought she was a great lady. Her [1987] version of the song was already special, but what happened here, singing together, is really unique. Like ‘Volare,’ the orchestral treatment and marriage of voices flies free, in a spirit of joy.”

The song hasn’t hit streaming yet, but you can watch the Magnum ice cream ads below.

Cage the Elephant takes us to the ‘Metaverse’ in new song

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Cage the Elephant have released their new single “Metaverse” from their upcoming album Neon Pill, which comes out May 17th.

Listen to the song below.

Additionally, the band have announced an intimate show at Los Angeles’ Echoplex for May 7th. This serves as a warm up gig ahead of their 45-date North American summer tour. See all their dates here.

Watch Billy Idol perform ‘Rebel Yell’ on the ‘TODAY’ show

Billy Idol Performs “Rebel Yell” on NBC’s TODAY: Watch

Billy Idol made a recent appearance on NBC’s TODAY show in celebration of the 40th anniversary expanded reissue of Rebel Yell.

Idol and longtime collaborator Steve Stevens performed a semi-unplugged version of the classic “Rebel Yell.” The performance follows a lighting ceremony for Idol at the Empire State Building, where he and Stevens performed a similar set.

Watch the performance below. The deluxe reissue of Rebel Yell is available now.

Last year, Idol released his concert documentary Billy Idol: State Line.

Former FEVER 333 members announce new band, House of Protection

Former FEVER 333 members launch new band, House Of Protection

Aric Improta and Stephen Harrison, former members of FEVER 333, are back with a new band, House of Protection. “We wanted to build something that protected our creativity and ideas as well as the people that come to the shows,” they say of the name.

The pair have dropped their debut single “It’s Supposed to Hurt,” which features former Bring Me the Horizon keyboardist Jordan Fish on Production.

“Some of the vocals were from our initial improvisations,” the pair explain. “When we started this, we had no idea how we would sound or where we wanted to take it. Neither of us had sung before, we just knew the energy we wanted to create sonically and that we’d put in whatever time it took to get it to feel right. Fortunately, this song answered a lot of those questions instantly.”

Listen to the song below.

Tours on sale this week

KNOTFEST IOWA Announces 2024 Lineup – Potters House

KNOTFEST Iowa has announced its 2024 lineup featuring Slipknot, Knocked Loose, Rammstein’s Till Lindemann, Poison The Well, Hatebreed, Vended, Dying Wish, Zulu, GWAR, Holy Wars, Swollen Teeth, Twin Temple, and Spine & Dose. It all goes down on September 21st at Waterworks Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Get tickets and see the full lineup here.

Ahead of their UK arena tour, Sleep Token will embark on a 10-date European tour this winter. The tour launches November 9th in Nuremberg and wraps up November 22nd in Berlin. Tickets on sale now.

Billie Eilish will head out on tour in support her upcoming third album, Hit Me Hard and Soft this fall. The international tour kicks off October 9th in Québec and will run well into the following year wrapping up with a two-night stint in Dublin, Ireland on July 26th and 27th. Get all the details here.

illuminati hotties recently announced the “Can’t Be Still Tour,” which launches this fall with special guests Daffo and Maddie Rose. The tour starts October 25th in Santa Ana, California, and concludes November 1st in Los Angeles, California. See all the dates here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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