Yes! Finally: Radiohead To Record New Music In September

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Well, well, well… looks like it’s definitely going to be a good year for Rock music after all, because Radiohead made a major announcement after an informal year off: When the summer ends, the band will get back to work, recording and rehearsing new music.

Johnny Greenwood told to BBC Radio 6 , “We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it’s sounding… But, you know, we’re a slow-moving animal, always have been. I guess we’ll decide then what we do next.”

In the past year, Greenwood was busy working with orchestras, Thom Yorke spent his time on Atoms for Peace, Philip Selway began his solo album and Colin Greenwood focused mostly on charity work.

The band’s last album “The King of Limbs” was self-released in 2011 and debuted at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200, but was the first Radiohead album since 1995’s “The Bends” to not reach number one in the U.K.

We’ll be so looking forward to details of this potencial new album. Can’t wait!

Don’t miss Arctic Monkeys’ performance at T in the Park, tonight!

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T in the Park wrapped up another day of their 2014 festival with some big name acts.

Headlined by Calvin Harris, crowds flocked in their thousands to soak in the musical musings on stage. Even the pouring rain wasn’t enough to deter the revellers from having a boogie from within the Scottish fields.

With a line-up which also included Biffy Clyro, Rudimental and Manic Street Preachers, many are already hailing this year’s event as the best ever.

Today’s Main stage: Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Paul Weller, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs, Kodaline, Newton Faulkner, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Radio One stage: Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Above & Beyond, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Chance the Rapper, Reverend & the Makers and Inspiral Carpets.

Plus more acts including Example at the Slam Tent and King Tut’s Tent.

For those who weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on tickets, BBC Three is providing coverage of all the goings on over the weekend. Tune in to BBC Three at 10pm tonight to hear tracks from Arctic Monkeys headline performance from T in The Park.

Here’s a playlist of T In The Park’s Performances so far.

Comic-Con: MGMT, Grimes to Perform on an Aircraft Carrier

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MGMT and Grimes are heading to San Diego’s 2014 Comic-Con International, where MGMT will play a live set and Grimes will DJ at a party for CraveOnline on July 25. The event will take place aboard the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier docked adjacent to the Convention Center, and appropriately enough TNT’s “The Last Ship” will sponsor.

Though Comic-Con has primarily been a destination for movie studios and TV networks to hype their latest franchises in recent years, it’s become a rising priority for the music industry to capitalize on all the fan activity. Metallica played a surprise show last year in support of their pseudo-documentary “Metallica Through The Never,” while VH1 Classic recruited Rob Zombie to play the first-ever Opening Party in 2012. Also on tap for Comic-Con 2014 are G-Eazy and Linkin Park, who will perform at MTV’s Fan Fest on Thursday, July 24.

The CraveOnline event is produced and booked by Mirrored Media, an L.A.-based music marketing company that has previously paired Metric with Acura for a fall 2012 tour and mobile-charging brand Mophie with key festivals like Life Is Beautiful, Coachella and Lollapalooza.

MGMT are touring in support of their third album, “MGMT,” which was released last September. Grimes has started teasing new material for her upcoming second album, including the single “Go,” which was originally intended for Rihanna.

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, best-selling album of 2014 so far

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Coldplay’s sixth studio album has been named the biggest-selling album of the year so far.

Ghost Stories has sold over 375,000 copies since its release in May to beat Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon and Arctic Monkey’s AM, according to the Official Charts Company.

The second biggest-selling album is Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love, which has sold over 329,000 copies since April.

Ellie Goudling’s Halcyon is in third position after the singer reissued an expanded version of her album Halcyon Days, which includes her number one single “Burn”.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction is fourth, while Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour completes the top five with sales of over 228,000 copies since its release in May.

Ed Sheeran’s X has been named the twelfth best-selling album of the year so far after just one week on sale.

The album sold over 182,000 copies during its first week of release and is currently the fastest-selling record of 2014 so far.

One Direction’s Midnight Memories was named the biggest-selling album of 2013, with sales of over 685,000.

The top-selling albums of 2014 so far

1- Coldplay, Ghost Stories

2- Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love

3- Ellie Goulding, Halcyon

4- Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction

5- Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

6- Pharrell Williams, Girl

7- Bastille, Bad Blood

8- London Grammar, If You Wait

9- Beyonce, Beyonce

10- Arctic Monkeys, AM

Voodoo 2014 Lineup: OutKast, Foo Fighters, 30STM, and more

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The full lineup for the 2014 Voodoo Music Experience is here!

Just one day after Fuse exclusively revealed that Big Freedia will rock the New Orleans fest over Halloween weekend, the full roster of artists playing Voodoo 2014 has been announced.

Foo Fighters, OutKast, 30 Seconds to Mars, Skrillex, Zedd, Pretty Lights, Arctic Monkeys, Slayer and AWOLNATION are headlining Voodoo 2014 on October 31 and November 1 & 2.

Additionally, Action Bronson, Rise Against, Flux Pavilion, Fedde Le Grande, Gogol Bordello, Death From Above 1979, City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra, Twenty One Pilots and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue The Wild Feathers are rocking Voodoo 2014 over Halloweekend. You can get more details right here.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on June 27 at 11am ET, but thanks to Freedia, you can get Voodoo tickets a full week early! Head to Voodoo’s site and enter the pre-sale code BIGFREEDIA (one word, all caps) to get tickets now. You’re welcome!

Foster The People and Stone Temple Pilots among Mobile’s Bayfest great lineup.

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Officials with Bayfest, the annual October music festival in Mobile, dropped perhaps their most impressive lineup yet for the 20th annual festival, set for Oct. 3-5 in downtown Mobile.

Among the highlights of the eclectic lineup:

• Invigorating indie rockers Foster the People, whose “Pumped Up Kicks” was a crossover smash.

• Grammy-winning singer/songwriter CeeLo Green, a former coach on “The Voice” whose smash songs like “Forget You” and “Crazy” (the latter with the group Gnarls Barkley) combine elements of R&B, hip-hop and alternative rock.

• Legendary country act Alabama, whose historic career includes topping the Billboard Country Songs chart a whopping 34 times.

• Eclectic rocker Kid Rock, an area favorite whose audience encompasses fans of country, rock and hip-hop for hits like “All Summer Long,” “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy.”

• Alternative rock favorites Stone Temple Pilots, who have replaced original lead singer Scott Weiland with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington to perform their classic material, including hits like “Plush” and “Interstate Love Song.”

• Iconic R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire, whose history dates back 45 years and includes such timeless songs as “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland.”

• Hugely popular country singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert, whose country chart-toppers include “Bottoms Up,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Country Must Be Country Wilde.”

These acts top a list of several dozen playing on stages across the downtown Mobile area over three days. Bayfest typicall features local and regional acts during daylight hours, moving toward national acts as the sun starts to set. Late evenings will include acts like country hitmakers Thompson Square; rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Ludacris; alt-rock favorites AFI; and rock icon Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Weekend passes are available at http://www.bayfest.com and Mobile area Circle K stores for $60 through Sept. 19. After that date, the price rises to $80. Day passes at the festival gates are $40 per day. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

For more information, visit http://www.bayfest.com.

Quentin Tarantino as Elvis Presley?

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Quentin Tarantino once told an interviewer about the Elvis phase he went through during his late teenage years.

“When I was about eighteen-years-old, I got waaaay into rockabilly music.” “I was like the second coming of Elvis Presley. I dyed my hair black. I wore it in a big ole pompadour.” And he put Elvis impersonation on his resume.

In 1988, just a year after he shot his first film, My Best Friend’s Birthday, the still-unknown auteur landed a cameo appearance on an episode of The Golden Girls. He described the appearance in a 1994 interview with Playboy:

Well, it was kind of a high point because it was one of the few times that I actually got hired for a job. I was one of 12 Elvis impersonators, really just a glorified extra. For some reason they had us sing Don Ho’s Hawaiian Love Chant. All the other Elvis impersonators wore Vegas-style jumpsuits. But I wore my own clothes,because I was, like, the Sun Records Elvis. I was the hillbilly cat Elvis. I was the real Elvis; everyone else was Elvis after he sold out.

So, Quentin rocking out at 5:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT9cCsjIuYU

 BONUS!!! ENJOY ELVIS MUSIC BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP! JUST BECAUSE! ❤

 

Being a frontwoman is not easy – Hayley Williams #Paramore

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams has already enjoyed mass success (which doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon) as the frontwoman of one of the coolest bands — completed by members Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. But a decade on, the singer has revealed she still occasionally struggles with the attention that she gets.

“I’m still surprised when I feel uncomfortable with it after 10 years,” Williams told Rolling Stone magazine. “It’s funny when I feel left out, or in the cold, and everyone’s focusing on me. Onstage, it’s so much about the music that I feel comfortable.”

“But being the frontwoman is not an easy job, it’s something I’m really proud to be getting better at; performing really well, singing really well and speaking to the crowd — that’s the part I’m most nervous about, like ‘What do I say that makes me sound cool?’ — but also trying to keep it the same way that it felt when we were in clubs.”

So has being the focal point of the band been an issue for Williams?

“You know, it depends,” she told the mag. “[Sometimes] we do TV spots, interviews, and we spend tons of time talking and you think that it feels very evenly spread out, you think that it feels deep and the questions are nice, and then it gets edited and then it’s just you, and it’s just asking about your hair. That’s the stuff that I get uncomfortable with.”

Despite feeling uncomfortable in certain interviews, the “Still Into You” rockers are still enjoying commercial and critical acclaim, and Williams revealed to the mag that now is the best time to be in Paramore.

“On every level. We keep learning what it means to be a band, both professionally and as friends in a band. It’s a constant learning process. We made a record that we were so proud of, and its success is so far beyond anything that we expected when we were writing it.”

Williams also revealed why 2014 is such a great year for the group.

“So that’s incredibly satisfying, obviously, but on a personal level, I feel like our friendships are just constantly deepening, and becoming really important and vital,” she said.

Josh Homme says it is a ‘misconception’ that he changed Arctic Monkeys sound

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Josh Homme has said that the idea that he was behind Arctic Monkeys’ change in sound since their debut album is a “misconception.”

Homme worked with the band on their third album ‘Humbug’ and also provided backing vocals on the song ‘Knee Socks’ on last year’s chart-topping ‘AM.’ However, in a new interview with BBC 6 Music due to air on Sunday (July 13), Homme disputes the idea that he had anything to do with the Sheffield band’s evolution.

“I think there’s a misconception that I slowed them down or weirded them out when we worked together,” Homme said. “They’ve been playing this dangerous game of changing on every record, reaching like a rock climber for their next grip. I just love them as people.”

Earlier this year Homme revealed that his band will record the follow-up to 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ later this year, commenting that they have “more than enough songs” for a new LP.

Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014. It will be both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s only UK festival appearances of the summer.