Acclaimed rapper Kanye West is well known for turning up unannounced at the SXSW festival, joining other artists or playing shows in the middle of the afternoon which most Kanye West fans will tell you are almost impossible to see. This time was slightly different, when at 2.28am on the 19th March, Kanye West played an abandoned power plant. The vent was entitled: Vevo presents G.O.O.D Music sponsored by Chevrolet. What Chevrolet and music have in common is anyones guess.
Kanye Wests set featured plenty of other music big guns: Mr Hudson, Bon Iver, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, and Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Jimmy Kimmel, and Broklyn Decker. Much of Wests material from his acclaimed album, My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy, which featured rotating live musicians and DJs. […] Read more »
Newly reunited Death From Above 1979 had to halt their show at the Beauty Bar at the SXSW festival, due to fans tearing down a fence which was situated at the back of the venue and allowed fans which were unable to get into the venue to see the band. In what appears to be frustration, fans tour down the fence to gain access.
Despite pleas from Death From Above 1979s Jesse Keeler, fans continued to enter the venue, and to tear down the fence.
Police were called to calm the incident, and they stormed the stage to stop the gig while they took control of the situation. Mounted police arrived on the scene. There are unconfirmed reports of excessive force used by police, including taser and tear gas use.
Death From Above were allowed to finish their set after the situation was controlled. In many respects this is what rock and roll is about.[…] Read more »
Limp Bizkit has completed the final mixing sessions for their new summer release Gold Cobra. The new album is one of two projects the band is working on. The band publicised the completion in two ways. Fred Durst tweeted, finished" to his twitter followers, and the band put out a video which features a snippet from the new record, albeit a tiny one. You can see the video below.
David Schiffman mixed the new album. Prior to the Limp Bizkit collaboration he worked with Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, and Avenged Sevenfold. All bands which are in a similar vein to Limp Bizkit.
The other project which was referred to earlier this year does not have a release date or a title. Of the project, Fred Durst tweeted: "Obviously we have two albums here, in case you didnt pick up on that. First one is Gold Cobra'. Due soon."[…] Read more »
Duran Duran is a British 80s pop band that has refused to die. Unlike their contemporaries such as Spandau Ballet, and Wham, Duran Duran has managed to endure and continue to write, record, and release music.
In 2007 they collaborated with Timbaland for their album, Red Carpet Massacre. The pairing came about as an idea from their record label, Sony music, who suggested Timbaland to make the material they had written more pop sounding.
Guitarist John Taylor said: "That whole project was a fucking nightmare. We delivered an album to Sony that was a natural-sounding, almost rock album and they were like, 'We need something a bit pop, do you fancy doing a couple of track with Timbaland?'"[…] Read more »
Wyclef Jean has been released from hospital after suffering a gun shot wound to the hand. The former Fugees man has recently entered the world of Haiti politics.
Jean was shot while in the city of Delmas, according to Billboard.com. Details of the incident were at best sketchy, and though the star has now commented on the incident, the shooting remains clouded in mystery.
According to the British Newspaper The Daily Star, Jean had not noticed that he had been wounded, and only realised he had when he found blood on his t shirt and speakers. "I got out of the car and heard gunfire," he said to the press, "I have no idea who fired the rounds of whether they were shooting at me."[…] Read more »
Selena Gomez is going to write some songs about friends who have broken her heart.
In a technique similar to her friend, Taylor Swift, whose songwriting style has drawn much attention in the music industry, Selena Gomez is going to write songs that have a deep personal meaning.
Taylor Swift once said, "I thought people might find them hard to relate to, but it turned out that the more personal my songs were, the more closely people could relate to them." The New York Times has even described Taylor Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, countrys foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults".
So this could mean that Nick Jonas - a former boyfriend - could now also be in the line-up for infamy. […] Read more »
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