Fact: M.I.A. and Snoop Dogg are to co-headline this year's (13) Fun Fun Fun Fest in Texas. The hip-hop heavyweights will join rockers Slayer, MGMT, Ice-T, Johnny Marr and reformed Black Flag spin-off Flag, among others at the Austin event in November (08-10Nov13), according to Consequence of Sound.
Fact: Musicians from bands including MGMT and Miike Snow came together for a benefit show at The Box venue in New York on Friday night (31May13) to raise funds for the Lowline project, which aims to build the world’s first underground park in the city.
Fact: Roger Waters performed Pink Floyd's In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters on TV in America on Tuesday (27Sep11) as part of late night chat show host Jimmy Fallon's week-long tribute to the classic rock band. Pearl Jam and MGMT will also perform Pink Floyd classics as part of the celebration.
Quote: "A celebratory cup of hearty Manchester ale, NOT URINE, was hurled into the air in the direction of the stage." MGMT star ANDREW VAN WYNGARDEN insists drummer Will Berman was not hit by a glass of urine before he stormed off stage during a Manchester, England gig on Sunday (26Sep10).