Archive for July 20th, 2009

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Tour Tracker: Harvey Danger, Chairlift, David Gray

July 20th, 2009
Photo:Merritt/FilmMagicThe band behind of Rock Daily’s all-time favorite karaoke songs, “Flagpole Sitta,” is finally hanging it up: Harvey Danger have announced a six-date farewell tour that’ll see the Seattle rockers close out their 15-year career by the end of August. Plus, Chairlift book a tour with Phoenix (among other bands) and David Gray sets his U.S. schedule for a world tour supporting September’s Draw the Line. Full dates for all three treks after the jump. Harvey ...
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Trent Reznor Ends Twitter Legacy By Deleting Account

July 20th, 2009
Photo: Wooliscroft/WireImage Rock Daily was saddened to learn this weekend that Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor deleted his Twitter account, officially ending his tenure on the 140-character social network. What was once among our favorite Twitters to follow is now a “That Page Doesn’t Exist.” Reznor had in the past flirted with permanently absconding from Twitter after receiving a plethora of nasty messages concerning himself and his fiancée, West Indian Girl frontwoman Mariqueen Maandig, stating ...
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Readers’ Rock List: Car Songs

July 20th, 2009
Photo: Thomann/WireImageIn what has to be a first in Rock Daily history, Gary Numan was named the champion of a Rock List, as the readers made sure that Numan’s anthem “Cars” easily toppled the competition in our Car Songs list. The Pleasure Principle hit beat out other auto-related songs by Prince, the Beatles and Queen, while songs about the road helped artists like AC/DC, Deep Purple and Bob Dylan make it onto our all-encompassing list ...
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Chris Brown Issues Video Apology for Rihanna Assault

July 20th, 2009
Photo: McNew/Getty Chris Brown has publicly apologized to both Rihanna and his fans for the first time since February in a new video that TMZ posted today. Looking directly into the camera in what appears to be an office building, a solemn Brown says in the two-minute-long video that he wanted to apologize immediately following the February 8th incident, which left Rihanna with “horrific” injuries, however Brown’s lawyers advised him not to speak publicly, as the ...
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Coldplay Unveil Stop-Animation Video For “Strawberry Swing”

July 20th, 2009
Coldplay unveiled their new video for their next Viva La Vida single “Strawberry Swing” via Babelgum this morning. You might be thinking, “Viva came out like a year ago, what took the video so long?” Take one look at the video and you’ll understand why, as “Strawberry Swing” features both stop-motion animation and Chris Martin playing out a superhero fantasy. Stop-motion animation seems daunting enough to do on its own, add the fact that this ...
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FSU Gang Founder Arrested For Extortion: Inside Punk Fight Club

July 20th, 2009
Elgin James, the founding member of the FSU hardcore movement that was the subject of an article titled “Punk Rock Fight Club” in Rolling Stone, was arrested last week and charged with attempted extortion of a Chicago-area recording artist, the Chicago Tribune reports. James was the focus of contributing editor Mark Binelli’s 2007 article inside the FSU, which has branches and members all over the country and in the past has been accused of using ...
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Grateful Dead Grant First Official Sample to Animal Collective

July 20th, 2009
Photo: Miller/WireImage Animal Collective, who earlier this year released the magnificent Merriweather Post Pavilion, have become the first artists to ever receive approval from the Grateful Dead to sample the jam band’s catalog, Gorilla Vs. Bear reports. Animal Collective’s management company Leg Up confirmed that the band had the “first officially licensed Grateful Dead sample” for a song AC’s Avey Tare wrote called “What Would I Want Sky,” a track the band has performed recently ...
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The Donnas Search for a Spark in L.A. Before Blondie Tour Launch

July 20th, 2009
“It’s been a while since we played this stage,” Brett Anderson of the Donnas announced halfway through the band’s Friday-night set at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Then the frontwoman dedicated “I Didn’t Like You Anyway,” from 1999’s Get Skintight, to any Troubadour employees who might have been working at the 500-capacity club the last time the Donnas were there. “It’s amazing we’re all still alive!” True dat: Since forming in high school (originally as the ...
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Mark Hoppus Previews Blink-182 Tour: “Favorite Songs” on “Ridiculous” New Stage

July 20th, 2009
Photo: Shearer/WireImage On July 23rd, a reunited Blink-182 will kick off a massive summer tour in grand fashion, performing together on a Las Vegas stage for the first time in five years. Last week, Rolling Stone pulled bassist Mark Hoppus from the band’s pre-tour rehearsals — the first ever in the trio’s history — and he told us that they’ve been collaborating with production designer Martin Phillips, who has worked with Kanye West and Nine Inch ...