While You Were Away: TICKET Act Get Passes, Slipknot Confirms New Song, New Music From Billie Eilish, And More

Want to catch up on music news you missed? This edition of While You Were Away has got you covered.  This week: how the new TICKET Act could affect ticket sellers, Slipknot’s song with their new drummer, Billie Eilish’s new music video, and more.

Billie Eilish drops ’90s inspired video ‘Lunch’

Billie Eilish Shares 'Lunch' Music Video From 'Hit Me Hard and Soft'

To celebrate her recently released album Hit Me Hard and Soft, Billie Eilish has shared her new 90’s-inspired music video for “Lunch.”

Directed by Eilish herself, the clip features the singer modeling her signature oversized outfits. Later on, the scene changes to Eilish dancing with several clones of herself on screen.

Watch the video below.

Hit Me Hard and Soft is out now.

U.S. House of Representatives passes the TICKET Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the TICKET Act, which would implement a series of policies increasing transparency in the ticket industry.

The legislation passed on Wednesday (May 15th) with a bipartisan vote of 338-24. The bill now has to be voted on by the US Senate and signed by President Joe Biden before going into law. The proposed act would require all ticket sellers – both primary and secondary – to show the “all-in” price of a ticket, including a list of fees and taxes, prior to checkout.

Additionally, the act would restrict resellers from selling tickets unless they actually have them in hand, prohibit deceptive marketing tactics, require ticket retailers to provide a full refund or replacement ticket with buyers’ approval, and require the Federal Trade Commission to issue a report on the BOTS Act Enforcement, which passed in 2016.

Read more about TICKET Act here.

Slipknot confirm first song with new drummer ‘Long May You Die’

Slipknot confirm they’ve written a new song called Long May You Die

Slipknot have announced they have written a new song with new drummer Eloy Casagrande.

The band revealed the news on Instagram in a post saying “Slipknot fans are talking amongst themselves about ‘Long May You Die’ being a new song written during the recent recording sessions. “You’re right. You’re absolutely right.”

Additionally, new drummer Eloy Casagrande explained in a new interview how he tested out some new songs with the band. “I think that was also part of the audition, they threw new ideas at me to see what my songwriting was like,” he told Kerrang. “They wanted to test me in every way.”

He added: “I’m still trying to understand how the dynamics of the band work — it’s not so clear yet how things work in terms of records and new songs. We’ve written a few things, and they’re shelved for the time being…”

Hopefully, the new song drops soon.

Corey Taylor’s Record Store Day exclusive ‘CMF2B… Or Not 2B’ comes to streaming

See Slipknot Singer Corey Taylor's New Solo 'Beyond' Video From 'CMF2'

Corey Taylor‘s Record Store Day exclusive b-sides and covers collection is now available on streaming platforms.

CMF2B… Or Not 2B is the companion album to CMF2 featuring songs recorded during the same sessions. The 12-song tracklist is comprised of covers of Led Zeppelin, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ozzy Osbourne, and Alice Cooper. The collection also features an acoustic take on Slipknot’s “Snuff” that was recorded live in 2016 and a revamped version of Stone Sour’s “Bother.”

Stream CMF2B… Or Not 2B below.

Tours on sale this week

Rise Against announce North American tour where they’ll “dust off some songs we haven’t played in some time”

Jimmy Eat World have mapped out a winter European/UK tour with special guests PUP. The tour starts November 7th in Berlin and runs through November 15th with a show in London. Get all the details here.

Rise Against have announced a fall North American tour where they’ll play “some songs we haven’t played in some time.” Though they haven’t announced who will join them as support, they tease “We can’t wait to head out this fall with some old friends and new friends.” The tour starts October 14th in Denver, Colorado, and wraps up November 22nd in Del Mar, California. See all the dates here.

Lorna Shore will hit the road with Whitechapel, Kublai, Khan TX, and Sanguisugabogg this fall. The tour kicks off on September 19th in Montreal, Quebec, and runs through October 30th in Wallingford, Connecticut. Tickets are on sale now.

Godsmack will head out on a headline US tour this fall. Nothing More and Flat Black will support most dates, while Halestorm and Dorothy will appear on select dates. The tour starts on October 1st in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and wraps up on October 26th in Uncasville, Connecticut. Get the details here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

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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