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The Black Keys, The Killers and Outkast are among this year's headliners at Hangout.
Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take in.
Set against the glorious backdrop of Gulf Shores' pure white beaches, this festival truly is the place to 'hang out' this weekend with top headliners The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast and Jack Johnson leading the talent-studded bill. Acts such as Jack Antonoff's latest project Bleachers, CLASSIXX and Bonobo's DJ set went down a storm at the Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party, but don't worry if you missed it because things are getting even better over the rest of the weekend.
Headliners The Black Keys open the festival today
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Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 are all heading to Reading and Leeds.
The final headliners for Reading and Leeds have been announced and for the first time ever festival goers will be treated to four headline acts over the weekend. Yes, joining the already announced Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 is both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore, who will share headlining duties. So now we know the full lineup lets take a closer look at this year’s headlining acts.
The Arctic Monkeys at this year's Brit Awards
Queens of the Stone Age, The Replacements, Beck and The Knife are also among the top-billed performers
Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This week the full line-up for the latest incarnation of the ever-popular festival was announced, with the bill yet another feast for the eyes (and eventually the ears too).
Big Boi and Andre 3000 will reunited for the headline performance
Eight years since their last album and eventual hiatus, Outkast will reform to headline the first day of the festival, which will kick start on the weekend of 11-13 April. The Grammy-winning hip-hop duo will be joined on the first day by fellow returnees The Knife, who released their first album in seven years - the acclaimed Shaking the Habitual - in 2013 and The Replacements, who reformed in 2012. Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, A$AP Ferg, Bryan Ferry, DJ Falcon and many others will also appear on the first day.
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Music Midtown is growing once again with a new stage and a bigger and better line-up.
It looks like Atlanta's Music Midtown festival is on its way back up as 2013 brings us the biggest line-up since its return from a six year hiatus.
We are back to where we started with Midtown, which takes place on September 10th - 21st at Piedmont Park, as we see a 2 day, 2 stage event just like its debut in 1994. We've still got a long way to go before it's back at its peak with 3 days and 6 stages, but the line-up hasn't far off doubled from last year and another stage has been added too. The excitement when it was announced that Midtown was making its return in 2011 is hard to beat, but we reckon this year's line-up could reel in an even more impressive overall ticket sale.
Continue reading: Music Midtown Festival Continues To Grow After Successful Rebirth
This year's festival season may have seen its disasters, but Made In America closed the summer of 2013 with a bang!
The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.
Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.
The preppy rockers gave a pretty hilarious take on the super-successful single from Thicke during a recent radio appearance
Just when we were all starting to get sick of 'Blurred Lines,' Robin Thicke's mega-hit featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I., New York rockers Vampire Weekend were on hand earlier this week to give us all another reason to care about the track once again as they gave their own take on the track. The performance was part of BBC Radio One's Live Lounge sessions and yes, it does feature an (attempted) rendition of T.I.'s rapped part as well.
The group made the track their own
The laughter-inducing version, that is filled with ad-libs and the occasional cry of "dat falsetto!" whenever someone forgets a line, was recorded with glee by the 'Diane Young' rockers at the London radio studio. Hearing Ezra sing “You the hottest bitch in this place!!!” and mumble “pimpin” and “shake your rump!” in his best T.I. impression is as funny as it founds too, as the white boy indie kids break down into hysterics by the end of the track.
Monster is your clue: who have iTunes booked to play at their month of concerts in September?
With a festival line up already that is sure to bring tears of unbridled joy to any self-respecting music fan, iTunes have gone and added another jaw-dropping act to their celebratory month of music this September. "Who could it be?!", you scream impatiently; well friends, be prepared to let out an involuntary cry of "hallelujah" because none other than Lady GaGa will be gracing Camden's Roundhouse stage come September.
Catch Lady Gaga In Her September iTunes Festival Performance.
Freaky pop queen Gaga will indeed be performing at iTunes Festival 2013 and The Sun have caught wind that a huge budget has been set aside to entertain the 3,300 fans packed into the London venue. September's show will be Gaga's first UK concert in seven months and will be likely to be the first live performance of tracks from her upcoming album Artpop. Sources say that her Haus Of Gaga team are spending £500,000 on the production to make iTunes' show as exciting as possible. The 27 year-old New Yorker has recently been resting in a wheelchair due to a labral tear in her right hip but one of her insiders spoke of Haus of Gaga's anticipation for the one-off September show: "The gig in Camden has a huge budget and is likely to be the first anyone sees or hears of her album. The Haus Of Gaga team have been working in secret on costumes and stage sets for the show from their base in Paris. Gaga's dancers have also been rehearsing but she's only told her closest friends about the new direction she's taking. The music is going to be a big departure and Gaga's dreamed up a whole new image for the album."
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As far as eclectic genres go, iTunes Festival have pretty much covered all the bases with a host of exciting acts ranging from Jake Bugg to Jessie J, and Queens of the Stone Age to Einaudi.
Since yesterday's (19 June) mega announcement that superstar 'Sex on Fire' rockers Kings Of Leon,had been added to the bill, along with 'A-Punk' New Yorkers Vampire Weekend, there's a palpable excitement in the air as fans apply for tickets and sit tight.
Gone are the old ways of leaping to your laptop at 9 am as tickets go onsale and hitting the refresh button with shaking hands whilst thousands of others do the same in a bizarre battle of the F5 keys. iTunes have revolutionised the festival - instead of making fans shell out hundreds to be treated like medieval peasants, wading through excrement whilst clutching a £5 pint of warm beer - they're holding their month long celebration of sound at the recently refurbished and highly trendy Roundhouse venue in Camden.
There's enough pop acts to make any fan of the mainstream wet themselves, including Jessie J, Justin Timberlake, Jake Bugg and Rizzle Kicks, with an added healthy dosage of big-hitting names in the rock world, such as Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primal Scream and Kings of Leon.
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The band are on course to land their first ever number one album by the end of the week. Kudos!
Rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have scored their first ever number one album as their latest release, ...Like Clockwork, climbed to the top of the Billboard 200 this week. The band battled off competition from fellow rockers Black Sabbath, whose comeback album 13 looks on course to take the top spot in the UK album chart instead this week, whilst French electronic pioneers Daft Punk managed to keep hold of the number two spot despite the pressure from their rock competitors.
The accomplishment has almost been matched across the rest of the globe, with Sabbath's release keeping them from the top spot in the UK, whilst the album managed to reach the number one spot on Australia and Ireland's respective album charts. Meanwhile, the first single from the album, 'My God Is the Sun', has been faring pretty well too, and so far has managed to scale into the top twenty of the Billboard US Alternative Songs chart, as well as receiving considerable airplay both in America and abroad.
The album has so far been routinely praised by critics, generally receiving a positive feedback from most press outlets, even those who occasionally sidestep rock releases. This is obviously great news for the band and, considering the time they've been together and the level of quality their releases have always tended to be, their achievement in the chart is a well-deserved one.
British indie star among a host of names for the new LP
Queens Of The Stone Age’s studio’s revolving door must have been getting plenty of usage during their last recording sessions, because not only have Josh Homme’s hard rockers announced new album ‘…Like Clockwork,’ but they’ve also revealed quite the extended list of collaborative stars who’ll be joining them on the record – not least one Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys.
The Arctic Monkeys of course recorded with Josh Homme for their third album Humbug, released back in 2009, and the relationship was a successful one, with Turner now returning the favour to appear on this LP. He’s in illustrious company too, with the press listing a list of varied and sometimes surprising names, including Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, the legendary Sir Elton John, Nine Inch Nails man Trent Reznor, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters. Additionally, previous Queens Of The Stone Age collaborators Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri will appear on the album, as will James Lavelle, better known as the man behind UNKLE. Homme has appeared on a number of UNKLE tracks in the past, including ‘See How It Feels (Trouble In Paradise)’ from 2007’s War Stories.
Alex Turner arrives at LAX airport last year
At Saturday's concert Dave Grohl said that he wanted to make the most of their performance as he was unsure when they would be performing together again. In his letter on Facebook he said “Yes... I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again”. But, do not despair! He followed this up by saying “I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it's good to just... put it back in the garage for a while...” He also referred to the band as his 'family', his 'life' and his 'world'.
Grohl also encouraged fans that they would all see more of his work very soon, as the hiatus allows him to work on his latest project, a documentary called 'Sound City' which he referred to as the “most important project [he's] ever worked on.”
Continue reading: Foo Fighters Hiatus Confirmed By Dave Grohl
All has been quiet in the land of QOTSA lately. While Josh Homme has been out touring with his buddies John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl in Them Crooked Vultures and Troy Van Leeuwen has been keeping busy with his sideband Sweethead, other than a re-issue of their seminal 'Rated R' album last year, nothing has surfaced from one of the best hard rock bands to walk the planet for some time. Now, with the first rumblings of a new album coming soon, Queens are finally re-releasing their long out of print, highly sought after self-titled debut album.
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3s & 7s / Christian Brothers
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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has explained the response he received from Rancid fans after singer Tim Armstrong accused him of stealing his girlfriend.
Josh Homme, frontman of Queens Of The Stone Age, has spoken out against Tim Armstrong, singer from Rancid. This came after Armstrong publically attacking Homme for dating his ex-girlfriend, Brody Dalle. Homme reportedly received multiple death-threats from various Rancid fans in response to Armstrong accusing him of 'stealing' Dalle from him.
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Homme remains with Dalle, and decided that the best response would be to stay silent in order to disprove the rumours. He explained: "I got all kinds of threats. They were saying, 'We're gonna kill you.' And I was saying, 'I'm six-foot-five and I have red hair and I'm not hiding. Go ahead.' I didn't steal anybody's anything. But not saying anything became the only thing that had any truth to it.
Continue reading: Josh Homme In Fight With Tim Armstrong Over Brody Dalle
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