Lyft and Taco Bell have teamed up for a partnership I could get on board with. The new app lets you choose a stop at Taco Bell, pay for your food via the app, and head over to your destination in one shot.
Basically on those nights out, it’s just an all around win-win. In a recent interview with Mashable, Lyft’s head of marketing Melissa Waters stated, “We enjoy bringing new experiences to life for our passengers, and Taco Mode allows them to extend the night in a way that hasn’t been done before.”
She continued,“We’re combining two of our passengers’ favorite activities—a night out with friends and enjoying Taco Bell—which means there is even more of the night to love.”
According to Waters, the service is different from other food delivery services in that, it’s not delivering food to you, you’re extending the night out with your friends and getting grub in the process.
When you choose to use the Lyft to stop at Taco Bell, you get a free Doritos Locos taco. Right now it’s only available in beta mode in California from July 27 to 29 and Aug. 3 to 5 from 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., with other markets utilizing it by the end of the year. The nationwide launch is planned for 2018.
— Lyft (@lyft) July 25, 2017
RXP’s Alternative Pick of the Week is Lorde with her latest album, Melodrama. Get Melodrama at any Independent Records location this week only for just a discount!! Independent Records-So Much More Than a Record Store!
-Top 30 @ ALT And Climbing!
– Critically Acclaimed album Melodrama debuted #1 on Billboard & iTunes Album Charts
– Named to “Best Albums Of 2017” – Rolling Stone
– Headlining Lollapalooza, Outside Lands & More!
-Headlining North American Tour Set For 2018
-Over 25 Million Streams On Spotify
“Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family,” Murphy wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “Always wanted to work together, and now we r!”
Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 20, 2017
The internet had mixed reactions:
— mlamotte (@matttlamotte) July 20, 2017
— AHS CULT (@hypodermic_lana) July 20, 2017
Are you excited?
Me when I saw this headline:
But really though! Umbrella Academy, if you’ve never had the pleasure, is a graphic novel written by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. It’s based on a group of special kids (akin to Marvel Comics Fantastic Four) in an alternate history where John F. Kennedy was never assassinated and is mostly set in 1977 (the year of writer Way’s birth.) It gets more complicated from there, but it’s really good (according to me, so trust me.) Now Netflix has picked it up for a 10-episode, live-action series slated for release in 2018 and I couldn’t be more excited! YOU SHOULD BE TOO! Did I mention how good it is?
Here’s what Way had to say: “I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Bá and myself had when creating the comic and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live-action show.”
Neither can I!
RXP is sending you and a friend (airfare, hotel stay and passes) to the Life Is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas September 22-24! Be listening starting next week (7.17) for your chance to qualify for the trip!
Here’s how it works: Every morning starting 7.17 at 7a, Coba will pull the slot machine to reveal the Life Is Beautiful band of the day. When you HEAR the band of the day during the 9a, 1p, 5p, and 8p hours, be lucky caller #7 at 219-7625 to qualify!
Must be 21 or older to play and win.
— Life is Beautiful (@lifeisbeautiful) April 25, 2017
Bill Murray will open a Caddyshack-inspired restaurant near his hometown of Rosemont Illinois (near Chicago and O’Hare airport) later this year. The restaurant and bar takes inspiration from the film written by none other than Bill’s older brother Brian Doyle-Murray. In fact, all of the Murray brothers will be in the business.
This isn’t the first Caddyshack restaurant in the Murray brother’s repertoire. In 2001 The flagship venue opened in St. Augustine, Florida at the World Golf Village. Featuring a golf-themed menu, from salads named “greens” to potato golf balls, the new restaurant in Illinois will be a sure-fire hit.
Judah & The Lion will always have a place in my heart, because Nate Zuercher hails from Colorado Springs. However, what’s cooler than this?? Design a t-shirt with your original artwork, submit it on Instagram, and you could win $250, a meet and greet with the band, and have your shirt be featured as their new merch! COOL!! Official Rules Here. Also at that link, are the submissions which are beautiful, holy crap!
— Judah & the Lion (@judahandthelion) July 6, 2017
Yes, one video per day using some pretty awesome Artificial Intelligence which searches video clips on the interwebs of people saying the lyrics to “Dig Down.” According to the Muse website:
“The brand new video from Muse uses the latest in AI technology to create a lyric video for new single ‘Dig Down.’ Using the latest in machine learning capabilities the AI tool has been tasked with scraping hundreds of hours of footage searching for occurrences of words from the ‘Dig Down’ lyrics and produces a library of video clips. The clips are then pieced together using timed information from the original song to create a lyric video where each lyric is voiced by a different person. The process will be repeated every day – check back tomorrow to see the updated video.”
— muse (@muse) July 8, 2017
Green Day is being criticized after playing their headlining set at the Mad Cool Festival in Spain, when an acrobat performing above the crowd fell over 100 feet to his death. The 42-year-old performer was wearing a harness, and was inside a box being suspended by a crane when he fell over 100 feet. Paramedics were quick to the scene, but Acrobat Pedro Aunion Monroy later died from his injuries.
Green Day is taking heat for playing their set less than 30 minutes after the tragedy, but the band issued a statement saying they weren’t informed of Monroy’s accident until they walked off stage. They later took to Twitter, sending out their condolences. Mad Cool Festival went on with its programming, and plan on rendering a heartfelt tribute to the artist today.
Fans are still irate on Twitter (read comments)
We just got off stage at Mad Cool Festival to disturbing news. A very brave artist named Pedro lost his life tonight in a tragic accident
— Green Day (@GreenDay) July 8, 2017
Billie Jo had this to say, in a formal statement on their website:
“Last night at the Mad Cool festival in Spain there was a horrific accident. An acrobat by the name of Pedro was killed during his performance before Green Day played our show. We are so sad for Pedro and his family and we pray for them in this time of grief. I can’t imagine how much suffering the friends and family are going through. Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all. these festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it’s impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.. We were in a back stage compound about a half mile away from the main festival stage. We were warming up ready to go at 11:25 pm. 15 minutes prior our tour management was told by local authorities to wait to go on stage because there was some sort of security issue. Security issues are a normal occurrence and procedure at any show.. we were NOT told why which is also normal. we waited as we were instructed. Still, We had no clue there was any such accident. We were given the ok. The band jumped into vans and drove to the main festival stage. This was to be the last show of our European tour and we were all so excited to play our hearts out one last time. We were on stage at around midnight and played around two and a half hours. Everything seemed normal. the crowd and fans had a good time. We got off stage and drove back to our artist compound. It was there when we were told the shocking news about Pedro. All of us were in disbelief. I don’t know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert. This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We are not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely comes first. What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family.
We are also shocked and heartbroken for anyone that had to witness this tragedy.
Billie Joe Armstrong”
Yes, Jet and EDM. ‘Member Jet? (Yes this Jet.) Well, the Aussie rock band is back, and their new song is titled, “My Name Is Thunder.” Did I mention it’s kind of badass? Because it really is. You may be wondering where the hell EDM came from. It’s a collaboration between Jet and Italian electronic artists The Bloody Beetroots. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots explained his idea of collaborating with Jet:
“I knew this song needed a certain rock tone… a tone like Nic Cester of Jet had. We thought instead of someone ‘like Nic Cester,’ how about we get the real Nic Cester!”
So glad he did! There are two versions of the new song below: One more electronic, and the other more rock. TO ME, it is very reminiscent of another famous Aussie rock band, AC/DC. Either way, it’s rockin!
Some fans were left upset and so was Green Day, after promoters cancelled their set just before opening time at the Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. The promoters blamed bad weather for the decision and esentially stated that the adverse weather conditions made it unsafe for the band(s) to perform.
In a statement on their website Green Day said they were “very distraught”.
They said the stage was deemed “unsafe for the fans and everyone involved”.
The band then added, “We are very distraught about this as we are in Glasgow now and were very much looking forward to this show as one the highlights of our tour.
“We have been playing in extreme weather conditions throughout this European tour, and the last thing we want to do is see a show cancelled.
“We love our Scottish fans and we don’t care if it’s raining… sideways, although the safety of our fans and our crew is always our top priority.
“We love you Scotland, we love the city of Glasgow and it goes without saying that we will be back.”
Now you can get mad at your family in a different way while playing Monopoly! Joking aside, this actually sounds pretty awesome. Hasbro teamed up with Nintendo, and the revamped popular board game changes things up with a deviation on regular game play for starters; it plays more like a video game!
Here’s how it works: Instead of buying property and collecting a fortune in cute paper money, players instead will complete levels, and collect coins. Obviously the game tokens are replaced with awesome Mario characters (who have their own special abilities between them,) and have the potential for gaining a power-up. There are also boss battles, and you can even shoot a turtle shell at your adversaries to make them lose their coins–just like in Mario Kart!
More characters are in production. You can purchase “power packs” and extra characters with Luigi, Wario, Diddy Kong, Boo, and Rosalina, tokens launching with the game, going for about $2.99 a piece.
While the standard version of this new Monopoly game isn’t out until August 25, for $24.99, collectors can grab theirs now! GameStop has the Special Edition version now for $39.99, and it comes with a Bowser token.
One can only wonder, if the days of Hulk-flipping tables and throwing fake money are over.
— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) June 28, 2017
Weezer performed at the Arroyo Seco Festival in Pasadena, CA, and they paid homage to Guns N’ Roses by dressing up as them. A little back story: Weezer’s 1994 track “Susanne” references Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose, and Slash, in lyrics that were also originally intended to include Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, but was changed after Cobain’s suicide.
Watch Weezer’s parody below:
Sad news! Johnny Galecki’s ranch burned down on Monday night as a result of a fire in San Luis Obispo, California. The Big Bang Theory star’s ranch is luckily not his primary residence, but was burned to the ground in a 1,200-acre fire 190 miles outside of Los Angeles.
In a statement provided to CNN, Galecki said his heart goes out to all of those impacted by the fire.
“My heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire, the threat of which we live with constantly, which may seem crazy to some but we do so because living in our beautiful, rural area makes it worthwhile,” the actor said.
Galecki is hoping that he and others will be able to help rebuild the great community once the fire has cleared.
“It’s never the structures that create a community, it’s the people. And if the people of Santa Margarita have taught me anything it’s that, once the smoke has cleared, literally and figuratively, it’s a time to reach out and rebuild,” he continued.
Galecki went on to thank CalFire and the Sheriff’s Office and is happy no one has was hurt. “We’ve done it before, and will need to do it together again, and it will make our community even closer and stronger,” he said.
As of June 28, 2017 at 7:15 am, the Hill Fire has burned 1,598 acres, is 65% contained, and residents were allowed back to their homes.
If you were ever curious what the Foo likes on the road, well wonder no more! NME was able to grab the new list of demands from Foo Fighters’ latest tour rider. The band requested to have the following 92 items at their Glastonbury show. At just a cost of £145.10 (185.69,) they didn’t break the bank, and it all sounds pretty delicious, too.
1 x Fiji water
1 x Schwepps soda water
1 x Coconut water
1 x Pom Juice
1 x 12 pack of Diet Coke
1 x Fresh orange juice
1 x Ocean Spray cranberry juice
1 Case of Vitamin Water
1 Case of Red Bull
1 Case of Gatorade
1 Pack of Starbucks coffee beans
1 x Fat free organic milk
1 x Edensoy milk
1 Pack of avocados
1 Pack of tomatoes
1 Dark chocolate bar
1 Pack of bananas
1 Pack of apples
1 Pack of pears
1 Pack of kiwi fruit
1 Pack of seedless grapes
1 Jar of peanut butter
Talk about something you’re not expecting when you think of a music festival! One of the Firefly Music Festival attendees discovered skeletal human remains just a half mile from the main entrance. While walking through a wooded area the gruesome discovery was made, and most people who attended the festival had no clue! Firefly failed to send push alerts through their mobile app and attendee 18-year-old Kyla Beckvermit told a local Delaware reporter, “I’m extremely surprised; I’m definitely concerned. It would have been nice to know.” The mobile app was used to keep fans up to date on scheduling and other issues pertaining to the festival. The investigation is ongoing.
I think it’d be cool to have Dave Grohl as a dad anyway, but he taught his 8-year-old daughter Harper how to play drums, and invited her onstage at the Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland. After introducing her to the crowd, he explained that she had recently asked to learn, and he told her she’d be playing for 20,000 people. She agreed.
Harper Grohl took the stage and rocked out the first song she learned, Queen’s “We Will Rock You” with dad and the Foo accompanying. Watch the awesome Foo Fighters+Harper Grohl performance below!
Remember the 90s? Yeah me either. 🙂 I also “don’t remember” making my dad drive me to some head shop to buy baggies of pogs and heavy slammers. That was the eye roll toy of the 90s (in my opinion.) My dad hated every second of it but he put up with it, because that’s what kids do: follow trends. So here we are in 2017, and basically you put some bearings together and call it a “fidget spinner.” (It allegedly helps with ADHD) It’s also so trendy that now fidget spinners featuring the logos and photos of some of the biggest music stars are being sold online.
Probably not licensed by bands, there are fidget spinners for Radiohead, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, and Queens of the Stone Age. (there’s probably tons more, buuut). I’m gonna throw in my two cents and say that 99% of these are probably not licensed by the bands you love. SO. Make sure before buying, that it’s legit. Arcade Fire recently disowned the “illegal, unlicensed” spinners, and stated that official ones are on the way.
— Everything Now (@EverythingNowCo) June 16, 2017
So what is it up and coming bands? Fidget spinners on the table? I think yes.
Tom DeLonge announced back in February he’d been working on a sci-fi movie called Strange Times, and with the lead roles cast, it seems to be getting closer and closer. The Strange Times franchise started with the graphic novel and is now expanding its horizons. The story follows a group of rebellious San Diego skateboarders who take it upon themselves to investigate their town’s paranormal activity. The lead roles will be played by Jack Samson (Zodiac) as Charlie Wilkens and Lizze Broadway (Bones, Chicago PD) in the role of Alli. DeLonge, who will also direct the film, said that the actors fit the roles perfectly.
“There were more than 3000 casting submissions for the film, but Jack and Lizze immediately stood out,” said DeLonge. “They’re incredibly talented actors who each bring a unique energy and perspective to the film. We were blown away watching them bring Charlie and Alli to life.”
DeLonge’s band Angels & Airwaves will score the film with original music and his multi-media company, To The Stars, will produce it. Talk about everything done “in house.”
Upon the film’s announcement, DeLonge told The Hollywood Reporter: “I grew up in Southern California as a disaffected young skateboarder who broke the occasional law or five, and I was always dreaming about the world around me, obsessively looking for the more unusual and imaginative experiences that life has to offer.”
— To The Stars.. (@ToTheStarsInc) June 12, 2017
I think it’s time for her comeback! Lindsay Lohan will star in a British comedy show called Sick Note with Don Johnson (Miami Vice,) Rupert Grint aka Ron Weasley (Harry Potter), and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, The Huntsman: Winter’s War.)
The Mean Girls star will appear in the second season, with the first due to air this fall, so don’t expect to see it until fall of 2018. The comedy follows Daniel Glass (Grint) an insurance representative who is wrongly told he has a terminal illness by an incompetent oncologist (Frost) and decides to keep the misdiagnosis to himself. Lohan plays Katerina West, the daughter of Glass’s boss (Johnson).
Also, she got herself a mom ‘bob. Check out her Instagram photo from the set below!
Seriously, can Sam Beam, a.k.a. Iron & Wine write any bad songs?? “Call It Dreaming” is off of the new upcoming record, Beast Epic, due out August 25!
If you don’t live under a rock, you know that Netflix is producing the long-awaited sequel to the 2001 masterpiece, Super Troopers. Well, it was revealed that Eagles of Death Metal will now be scoring the movie. According to a tweet from director Jay Chandresekhar, the film’s score will be composed by Eagles of Death Metal, and tweeted out this photo to celebrate:
Super Troopers 2 Update: In studio with Eagles of Death Metal recording score. pic.twitter.com/L436375rjS
— Jay Chandrasekhar (@jaychandrasekha) June 7, 2017
The image shows Jay with Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, and Kevin Heffernan, the actor responsible for the iconic character, Farva.
Super Troopers 2 will be around later this year…hopefully.
Formerly known as Death From Above 1979, the band has re-branded, dropped the “1979,” and is now just Death From Above. That said, they have given us “Freeze Me.”
[Note: The YouTube user who shared this video didn’t get the memo that it’s just Death From Above now. I know, it’ll take some getting used to.]
BADASS SONG THOUGH!!
You’ve probably come across it in your lifetime, or maybe you’re a subscriber. High Times, the decades-long running magazine, has been pretty much a bible for any marijuana connoisseur. The popular magazine was just sold to a group of investors which include reggae musician and son of the late Bob Marley, Damian Marley.
Marley along with twenty other investors acquired a sixty percent stake in High Times, its digital media platforms and their successful Cannabis Cup trade shows. With a loyal subscriber base of more than 200,000 people and millions more following it online, the move (valued at $70 million) investors are excited for the magazine’s future.