Archive for July 3rd, 2012

Promoters Consider Moving Coachella Festival to New Location, Canceling 2014 Event

July 3rd, 2012
California-based promotions company Goldenvoice is threatening to move one of its biggest events the annual Coachella festival out of Indio if the city goes through with a proposed admissions tax according to the Desert Sun The report comes after the newspaper obtained a series of text messages in which...

Mike Campbell, ‘The Guitars Documentary: Chapter 6’

July 3rd, 2012
Over at TomPettycom Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell has been giving members of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Highway Companion club a look inside his guitar collection telling the stories of his six-strings in a 15-part documentary series called simply The Guitars In this installment Campbell talks about the Rickenbacker...

Dave Grohl Honored With 900-Pound Drumsticks by Hometown

July 3rd, 2012
Dave Grohl's hometown of Warren Ohio isn't satisfied with just naming a street after the rock star This weekend the town will unveil its latest tribute to the Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer as the Youngstown Vindicator reports two 900-pound drumsticks created from poplar logs The comically oversized sticks...

Metallica Share Download Festival Highlights

July 3rd, 2012
In an act of metal altruism Metallica have shared this extended clip of the band warming up before their June 9th gig at the Download Festival in Leicestershire United Kingdom While the small tuning room necessitates a slightly more subdued performance the riffage and intensity is no less heavy (though a...

Def Leppard Re-Recording ‘Forgeries’ of Old Hits

July 3rd, 2012
Def Leppard are re-recording some of their classic hits as a way to spite their label Universal Music Group with whom they've butted heads recently over compensation especially for digital downloads Billboard reports Dubbing the recreations as "forgeries" the band has already made "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Rock...

Radiohead Lend Song to ‘Homeless Polar Bear in London’

July 3rd, 2012
Radiohead have partnered with Greenpeace for a poignant new ad that shows a homeless polar bear wandering around London set to the fittingly unfitting soundtrack of "Everything In Its Right Place" from the Oxford band's beloved album Kid A With narration from Jude Law the clip is being used to...

Aerosmith Postpone Gig As Steven Tyler Gets Vocal Rest

July 3rd, 2012
Aerosmith have postponed their show tonight in Bristow Virginia as frontman Steven Tyler is under doctor's orders "to refrain from performing to provide vocal rest" as the group wrote on their Facebook page The show at Jiffy Lube Live has been rescheduled for August 12th with all tickets purchased for the...

The Wanted on Touring With Justin Bieber, the New British Invasion

July 3rd, 2012
Like Justin Bieber UK boy band the Wanted have their own über-loyal fanbase – so when the two devout crowds collided on the road recently the results were pretty intense "I just saw kids' heads explode" member Jay McGuiness told Rolling Stone when the group sat down with us for a...

Kanye West Drops ‘New God Flow’

July 3rd, 2012
Following a performance of the GOOD Music collaboration track "Mercy" to open this year's BET Awards Kanye West went full a capella to deliver his verse from a new track "New God Flow" Now West has unleashed the full track making it available to stream or download on his website The...

Premiere: Joss Stone Covers Broken Bells’ ‘The High Road’

July 3rd, 2012
For her cover of the Broken Bells' hit "The High Road" Joss Stone appropriately hits the open road to film a scenic lyric video fit for a vintage road-trip flick Though she was unfamiliar with the song at first listen Stone decided to record the track with her trademark soulful...