It’s Monday again. Time to shake off the weekend, refill your coffee, and catch up on music news you missed with the newest edition of While You Were Away.
The Regrettes Share New Single ‘You’re So Fucking Pretty’
The Regrettes address sexual awakenings and frustrations on new single “You’re So Fucking Pretty.”
“It’s the first time I’ve ever written directly about a girl I had a crush on, and it took me a while for me to even allow my brain to accept the fact that I’m bisexual,” she explains of the track. “I always felt like I couldn’t validate my own feelings because I had never been in a relationship with a girl. But I had a pretty big crush on one of my friends a while ago and this song is an exaggeration of that, but it’s still coming from a very real place. It was the first experience where I was like, ‘Oh, these are real feelings, this isn’t just a sexual attraction,’ and that helped me realize I wasn’t straight.
“This song means so much to me because it also represents the time we spent in Joshua Tree and opening up to my whole band about that experience and not feeling embarrassed or scared of talking about it,” she continues. “Writing this was important for me because it just validated my own sexuality.”
Listen to the song below.
Welcome to Rockville Reveals Full 2022 Lineup
After announcing Foo Fighters, KISS, Korn, and Guns and Roses as headliners, Welcome to Rockville have now revealed the full lineup for 2022. Featuring more than 65 acts, the lineup includes The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Ministry, Rise Against, Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Poppy, The HU, Spiritbox, and more.
Check out the full lineup below and grab tickets here.
Tours, Tours, and More Tours!
Modest Mouse have announced dates for a short tour in support of their new album, The Golden Casket. The trek starts April 18th in Baltimore, Maryland, and concludes in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 28th. See all the dates and get tickets here.
Jack Black and Kyle Glass aka Tenacious D are hitting the road next year for a seven-date outing with support from Puddles Party. The tour kicks off with the duo’s headlining set at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado on June 16th followed by six headlining shows across the West Coast. Get all the details here.
The legendary Alice Cooper recently announced a spring North American tour with support from Buckcherry. The tour starts March 18th in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and finishes off with Cooper teaming up with former KISS axeman Ace Frehley (sans Buckcherry) on April 2nd in Reno, Nevada, and April 23rd in Paso Robles, California. See all the dates and details here.
Incubus have announced dates for their spring 2022 tour, which starts March 18th in North Charleston, South Carolina, and finishes with a two-night stint in Las Vegas on March 25th and March 26th respectively. Find the complete list of dates here.
Jack White will head out on his first tour in four years in support of this upcoming albums Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive. The tour kicks off with two shows in Detriot on April 8th and April 9th respectively and wraps up on August 29th in Kansas City, Missouri. Third Man Records vault members can get access to pre-sale tickets starting today. A second pre-sale opens Thursday, December 16th and can be accessed by saving White’s new single “Taking Me Back.” General public tickets go on sale Friday, December 17th at 10 AM local time. See all the dates here.
Voivod Shares New Single ‘Planet Eaters’
Talking about the song and its accompanying video, drummer Away says “On April 21st, 2021 an animated video for the song “Nothingface” popped up online. The video was done by Pierre Menetrier on an Amiga computer in 1991, which I thought was beyond cool. The spectacular imagery and visual effects were just perfect for a Voïvod song. After wrapping up the recording and mixing of the “Synchro Anarchy” album, we all agreed on “Planet Eaters” as the first single/video. We thought the song had a vintage “Nothingface”/”Hatröss” vibe, so I immediately contacted Pierre and asked him if he could make a video for the song. Once again, the result is just mind-blowing. You just can’t get more Voïvodian than that!”
Watch the video below.