Green Day have released ‘Kill the DJ,’ the latest advance offering from their forthcoming ’¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!,’ and ‘¡Tre!’ trilogy of albums, and already they are getting a lot of gruff for possibly ripping off the track, which more than one musical pundit has pointed out has more than a passing resemblance to the 2004 crossover hit ‘Take Me Out’ by Scottish post-punk outfit Franz Ferdinand (if you don’t remember the Franz cut, refresh your memory here).
The lineup for the 2012 edition of the annual Virgin Mobile Freefest festival has been announced, and once again it’s an eclectic bill. Jack White, Skrillex and M83 are among the acts lined up to headline this year’s event, which will take place on Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavillion amphitheatre in Columbia, Md. Other acts lined up for Virgin Fest include Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. the Man, Future Islands and recently reunited Washington D.C. post-punk act Dismemberment Plan.
That didn’t take long. Yesterday (Aug. 9), late Beastie Boys rapper Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch‘s last will and testiment was publicly revealed to contain a clause banning his music being used in any advertisements, and now E! reports that Mike D, Ad-Rock and the estate of the late Yauch sued Monster Energy Corp. on Tuesday for copyright infringement.
Muse have hopped on the dubstep bandwagon — and wouldn’t you know it, like everything else the Brit rock trio churns out, they’ve done it in epic fashion. For a taste of Muse trying their hand at the biggest trend in EDM, check out Exhibit A: ’Unsustainable,’ the latest track unleashed from their forthcoming sixth full-length album, ‘The 2nd Law.’
Green Day have issued a brand-new official band photo (via Twitter) ahead of their forthcoming three-album blitz known as ’¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!,’ and ‘¡Tre!’ trilogy — and it’s a pretty sweet shot. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the boys mug for the cameras with their typical goofy faces in the picture, which we assume is a punk-rock band version of a high school yearbook shot.
– Beck, Dan Deacon, Amon Tobin, Memory Tapes and ex-Battles member Tyondai Braxton are among the musicians contributing to ‘Rework: Philip Glass Remixed,’ a compilation album featuring a dozen remixes and alternate versions of tunes from the contemporary composer. The disc drops Oct. 23.
The Smashing Pumpkins have postponed tonight’s (Aug. 7) concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines due to monsoon-like torrential rains that have caused flooding and landslides in the region. The gig is instead now scheduled to take place at the same time and in the same place on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
– Jack White shut the door on another Lollapalooza with the final headlining gig on Sunday night, turning in a reportedly raucous and rousing performance at that touched on the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and Dead Weather in addition to his recent solo albu
Ahead of their forthcoming barrage of three new albums known as ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tres!,’ Green Day will treat their especially dedicated uber-fans with the release of a box set featuring all eight of their previous full-length studio albums. Titled, appropriately, ‘The Studio Albums 1990-2009,’ the set will be available exclusively through Best Buy retailers on Sept. 4.
Just a few days after Lana Del Rey turned in a cover of Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ during a concert in Sydney, Australia (check it out here), Courtney Love took to Twitter to point out something to LDR that neither the she nor the rest of the general public reading Love’s tweets would really care to hear: that ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is about Courtney Love’s vagina.
Green Day have released a live video for the tune ‘Let Yourself Go’ that was recorded on Nov. 17 of last year at a venue called the Red 7 in Austin, Texas. It’s a track off the band’s upcoming album, ‘¡Uno!,’ which hits stores on Sept. 25 via Reprise and is the first release from a trilogy that includes ‘¡Dos!’ (out Nov. 13) and ‘¡Tres!’ (due Jan. 15).
The deadly shooting rampage inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater screening the new Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at midnight early Friday morning has terrified the nation — and has brought a variety of reactions from various rockers and bands as they take to Twitter to send their condolences and make sense of the massacre.
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