Check Out This Wheatus Fan Cover Which Features Over 100 People

There’s been a lot of fan covers been going around since we’ve been indoors in quarantine to occupy our time where Queen and Adam Lambert performed We Are The Champions and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day started his No Fun Mondays Project.

The challenge which was set by Wheatus frontman Brendan B. Drown was quite a simple one: send a video of yourself performing the classic track, ‘Teenage Dirtbag’.

It’s been revealed they received 106 contributors from 16 countries with fans performing the track on all sorts of instruments including Banjos, Flutes and Kitchen Utensils.

Are you ready for something amazing?

Check out the cover below.

Dave Grohl Emails BBC Staff To Thank Them For Times Like These Charity Cover

So, it’s been a week after the BBC sent out a heartwarming ‘Times Like These’ cover into the world for charity and being the amazing human that he is, he has sent an email to the staff who were able to make the core happen, thanking them all for their support and for giving him “the chance to be a part of something so much bigger”.

Foo Fighters own Dave and Drummer Taylor Hawkins took part in addition with members from Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood and more to support “the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis”. The cover has been climbing the charts since where you can either download or stream it right here to help push it further!

To all of my friends at the BBC,” he writes.

What a crazy few months it’s been for all of us. And what an incredible honour to see and hear my song Times Like These transformed by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Allstars for – well, for times like these. The response has been incredible and I wanted to thank you all for your support.

When my manager first called and explained the project to me, I literally had to fight back tears – that’s how flattered I was that the BBC would consider one of my songs for such an important cause.

To all those amazing artists who took the time to learn and sing the words that I scribbled on a bit of hotel stationery nearly 20 years ago – I am beyond humbled. You have no idea.

I hope this new version of the song helps lift people’s spirits a little, and that the proceeds we’re donating to Comic Relief and Children In Need reach as many people affected by COVID-19 as possible.

Thanks again, for giving me the chance to be a part of something so much bigger. I look forward to the day that we’ll all be back in a muddy field again, singing our hearts out together.

It’s times like these we learn to live again…”

Marilyn Manson’s Upcoming Record Is Done

Everyone gearing up for Marilyn Manson’s upcoming record, good news! It’s a step closer to being released as the record is now finished!

Posting to Instagram to share the news in a comment on Shooter Jenning’s post: “Just waiting for this finished masterpiece to be released”, to which Manson put: “Love my Shooter, Misty & Pancake. Finished masterpiece album. And Matt Mahurin. Shit is gonna get real.”

The release will mark Manson’s first since 2017’s Heaven Upside Down’  and will follow the single, ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’ which you can listen to below.

In addition, Manson released a teaser back in February, which you can see below.

The Latin ‘Omnes surdus es et nunc audite me…’ roughly translates as ‘All deaf and now you hear me’

Eight people were tagged in the post.

  1. Photographer Lindsay Usich
  2. Shooter Jennings
  3. ‘Marilyn Manson Resource & Community’ Provider Module
  4. Black Sabbath
  5. Director Paolo Sorrentino, Creator of The New Pope
  6. Director Gaspar Noe
  7. Tv Sho American Gods which Manson is expected to appear in the upcoming Third Series.
  8. Tv Show The New Pope, which Manson also features.


A.A. Williams Announces Debut Record, ‘Forever Blue’

Following on from her self-titled EP, A.A. Williams has announced the details of her debut record.

The record, titled as ‘Forever Blue’, will drop on 3rd July 2020 via Bella Union.

Below, you can view the cover art, tracklisting and listen to the lead single off the release, ‘All I Asked For (Was To End It All)’. The video is compiled of animated drawings by Craig Murray where it shows a blend of goth and post-rock in such an appealing way.

Pre-order options are available as well.


  1. All I Asked For (Was To End It All)
  2. Melt
  3. Dirt
  4. Fearless
  5. Glimmer
  6. Love And Pain
  7. Wait
  8. I’m Fine

Pre-orders are available via the labels Webstore, Bandcamp, Amazon, Itunes and Google Play.

Slam Dunk France Has Been Cancelled

Slam Dunk France has announced that the 2020 festival will no longer be taking place.

The France iteration of Slam Dunk Festival was set to be the debut edition, which would’ve taken place on May 30th 2020.

The lineup was set to have While She Sleeps, We Came As Romans, Trash Boat, Four Year Strong, Roam, Landmvrks, Grayscale and Chunk! No Captain Chunk.

The full statement can be read below:

“Three months ago, we were more than happy to share with you the arrival of the first edition of the Slam Dunk Festival in France, which was to be a huge celebration for all lovers of Alternative Rock.

but, as you know, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, all plans have been turned upside down. We had worked and moved forward on a postponement period later in 2020, which is why this press release was delayed, but it now appears too uncertain in many aspects.

It is regret that we must therefore announce that the first edition of Slam Dunk Festival France will ultimately not be able to take place in 2020, on the 30th May as initially planned, nor later in the year.

it was not a decision that was easy to make, but it was, without a doubt, the best that had to be made, for the benefit off all.

we are sincerely sorry for those who had planned their coming to Paris during this period. Refunds for tickets will soon be possible at points of purchase.

Be assured that we will come back stronger in 2021 to properly celebrate this first edition of the incredible Slam Dunk Festival in France. This is only a postponement.

We well you more as soon as possible on this page, get ready and most importantly, take care of yourself.

Thank you for your support.

Slam Dunk Festival France”

Jim Root Working On Solo Project

Slipknot’s Jim Root has announced that he’s using his quarantine time to his advantage in order to put together ideas for a potential solo record.

Speaking to Loudwire, Root has said:

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about doing a solo project, and now I think I have a little bit of extra time to dedicate for that, so I’ve been writing some stuff that maybe wouldn’t slide in with the Slipknot world a little bit,” Jim explained.

What would I do as a solo project? What direction would I take? I kind of get all that out essentially with all the arrangements I’ve written for the last couple of Slipknot records,” he added. “I don’t know that I need another outlet. But I’m gonna try — just set a goal, maybe see if I can achieve it, type of thing. We’ve got time on our hands now.”

I would like to [start a solo project], just because I need to stay busy. I didn’t start a family, I never got married, I didn’t do any of that stuff. And I know Corey wants to do a solo project that’s outside of Stone Sour; he’s mentioned that. And unless I’m writing for Slipknot, I wouldn’t know what to do with my time.”

Root continued:

But for a solo project, I am gonna overthink that until I’m insane and it probably may never ever come out (laughs).

Obviously, Slipknot is my priority and it’s what I’m always gonna have as a priority and that’s gonna be the main thing that I always focus on, as long as I can or as long as we’re viable or as long as we wanna continue to do that.”

The interview can be viewed below.

Record Store Day To 2020 To Be Split Across Three Days

It has been confirmed that Record Store Day 2020 will now take place across three days this year.

The event, which was originally scheduled to take place on April 18th 2020 was moved to June 20th 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the annual event will take place across three Saturdays which will be known as Drop Dates.

The dates are as follows: August 29th, 26th September and October 24th 2020.

An updated list on what will be available on the dates will be released on June 1st 2020. Be sure to check the Record Store Day website for more information.

The separate dates are about “supporting the stores, as well as the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work” according to a press statement.

the full list of participating stores can be found here.


Ex- He Is Legend / Ex- Bloodjinn Has Died At 35

It’s with sad announcement that Mckenzie Bell, former guitarist of He Is LEgend and Bloodjin has tragically passed away at the age of 35.

The news of Bell’s death broke in a statement issued via Bloodjinn on their Facebook page, which you can read below.

“We are extremely saddened today to find out that our great friend and former guitarist, Mckenzie Bell, has passed away. He was always a blast to hang out with and one incredible riff writer. He was the king of all of the hot sauces. Seriously, his collection was insane. He was largely involved in our ‘This Machine Runs On Empty’ recording process, along with @machinejk76. He even had a great singing voice and will forever be heard on ‘Moment Of Clarity’. Rest in power brother. You were loved dearly by everyone.”

As confirmed above, the guitarist played a major part in the recording of Bloodjinn’s 2007 record, ‘This Machine Runs On Empty’

At the time of writing, there has been no confirmed cause of death.

Here at Almost Anything Music, we offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Bell’s family, friends and loved ones.

New Fundraiser Is Active Helping Underground UK Bands & Their Crews Who Have Had Tour Recently Cancelled

For the tours that never came to be, the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting a lot of people in the music world in different ways. For bands and their crews, the inability to head out on tour has put a lot of people in difficult situations without an income.

Now, a fundraiser has been started to help artists who have had their upcoming tours cancelled.

The Tours That Never Were has been created to help independent and Underground UK-based bands and crew as well as various charities in the form of a brand new art print, t-shirt and tote bag.

Bands on the design include Lizzy Farrall, Ithaca, Palm Reader and Holding Absence and more.

All profits from the sale of the items will be split equally between the artists who’re signed up to use as they see fit with a number of them asking for their share to go to their charities of choice which includes Music Venue Trust and NHS Together to name a couple.

Here’s a look at what you’re getting.

And you can purchase the items via the following link.


Corey Taylor Auctioning Off Guitars To Raise Money For COVID-19 Relief

Slipknots own frontman Corey Taylor is helping in the COVID-19 relief as he’s put 13 of his own guitars on Ebay to help raise money for Direct Relief, a charity that’s trying to get PPE and essentials to healthcare workers who are on the frontline of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The auctions which are currently in place include a Les Paul Sunburst and Gibson Dave Grohl Signature.

To see all the guitars on sale, follow this link.

For more information on Direct Relief and how to donate directly, you can find out right here.