Green Day are gearing up to hit the road in support of their forthcoming three-album platter ’¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tre!’ — and if bassist Mike Dirnt is to believed, the calendar could be well into the aughts before they step off.
Cut Copy have become the latest indie rock act to make on appearance on the kids show ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’ They follow in the footsteps of such previous guests as the Flaming Lips, the Roots, Cults and more. The Aussie synth trio recently taped a performance clip which will air on a future episode of the Nick Jr. show during the so-called ‘Super Music Friends Show’ segment, and you can preview a brief snippet of the set above.
Whether you are cranking some new songs this August 2012 as you slave over a grill in the late summer heat or you’re hiding out in the air conditioning listening to them as you watch the Olympics with the sound turned down, the month of August is packed full of fresh tunes to get you through the dog days of summer.
Former R.E.M. singer and current visual artist Michael Stipe has strung together “ten thousand or so” still photographs and assorted images on his official MichaelStipe.com website to create what he calls a “moving film” that loops back around to the beginning after about 22 minutes of watching. Abstract art form or self-obsessed vanity project — to be perfectly honest, we’re not quite sure what to make of it.
Do you ever sit at home at night knowing that Dave Matthews Band is out there somewhere in the world playing live and wondering which songs they are rocking? Did you miss last night’s Dave show and need to know what the set list looked like? Thanks to the new DMB Live Setlist app now available via the Windows Phone Marketplace, you have no need to worry.
Rumors that former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder is rejoining the band are running rampant on the internet after a still of the keyboardist from their ‘Policy of Truth’ video was posted Thursday on the Mode’s Facebook page. The picture was accompanied by the line “Never again / Is what you swore,” which, of course, is from ‘Truth.’ The post has already racked up more than 45,000 “likes” from excited Facebook fans, although neither the band nor Wilder himself have commented one the matter. The whole thing is mere speculation could easily be nothing more than a big tease.
A new album from U2 will reportedly hit shelves some time next year, according to the Irish band’s U.K. label, Mercury Records. The disc will arrive five years after after ‘No Line on the Horizon,’ which has been certified platinum in the United States and was nominated for the Best Rock Album Grammy at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards but ultimately lost to Green Day‘s ’21st Century Breakdown.’
Guitarist Celso Chavez, one of the founding members of the ’90s alt-rock band Possum Dixon, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 44. Chavez died of a staph infection complicated by a bout with pneumonia, former bandmate Rob Zabrecky tells the Los Angeles Times. ”He had been doing a lot of harm to his body for a really long time,” Zabrecky says. “It finally took its unfortunate toll.”
Everybody knows that Beastie BoyAdam Yauch succumbed to cancer on Friday (May 4), but fewer seem to know exactly what he was up against. The rapper’s three-year battle began in 2009 with a rare diagnosis: he had malignant tumors in the parotid gland, one of the salivary glands near the jaw and the ear, that had spread to the nearby lymph node. Not the best news, but he remained hopeful.
They can’t, they don’t and they won’t stop — and then they did stop.
Nobody can fill the extra-large Adidas sneakers favored by the Beastie Boys, but the Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes nobly did their best last month when the B-Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Adam “MCA” Yauch called in sick at the 11th hour — Yauch’s mom later revealed he was admitted into the hospital that very night as he continued to battle cancer, a battle that sadly ended Friday (May 4) when Yauch passed away at the age of 47.
The tributes keep rolling in for Adam “MCA” Yauch. Friday night’s (May 4) Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was dedicated by the band to the late, great Beastie Boy, who passed away earlier that day after a three-year battle with cancer — and, as reported by Billboard, honored him in the most poignant of ways.
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