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.
Wasilla, Alaska natives Portugal. The Man have released their eighth studio album and it’s pretty badass. Produced by Casey Bates along with Mike D of Beastie Boys, Danger Mouse, and John Hill, Woodstock was inspired by a conversation singer John Gourley had with his dad after having a rough time finishing Gloomin + Doomin.
When asked, “What’s taking so long to finish the album?” amongst other dad talk things, Gourley got the inspiration he needed to get out of the writer’s funk. After finding his dad’s ticket stub for the infamous 1969 Woodstock festival, and getting the dad talks, here we are.
With tracks like “Feel It Still”, “Number One”, Woodstock should be in your collection! Get Portugal. The Man’s new album Woodstock this week only at Independent Records for just $10.98! Independent Records-So Much More Than A Record Store!
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.
Is the hype around the new RompHIM real? YouTuber QPark took to the streets of 3 neighborhoods in NYC (Harlem, Washington Heights, and Times Square) as a social experiment. The reactions? Priceless. Watch below:
Could they be any more amazing?! Foo Fighters are only playing a handful of shows this year, so it’s no wonder they wanted to give fans the show they were looking for, and they sure did deliver. At the BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, things were going smoothly until the band, who was playing their first U.S. show in nearly two years, went over the 10 p.m. noise curfew during “Everlong,” and organizers were forced to pull the plug on the show’s sound.
That didn’t stop Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo, they kept performing anyway and the crowd filled in vocals. See the epic video below which also features a “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long to Dave Grohl’s wife:
YOU CAN’T STOP ROCK AND ROLL.
If you live under a rock, you’ve never seen Spike’s hit show Lip Sync Battle. Basically, they pit one star against another in a lip syncing battle. Well in a special edition, Spike invited the four boys of the cast of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things. They all did well, but there was one stand-out, Finn Wolfhard. Finn plays Mike Wheeler on the show, and he dressed up like Buddy Holly for his skit, and crushed a lip sync cover of Weezer’s “Buddy Holly.”
Yes you’ve read that correctly. Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is a non-profit fan film based on the Harry Potter universe and was created by T R Y A N G L E, an independent film-making production. The film will focus on what made Tom Riddle become Voldemort and what happened in the years at Hogwarts in his return. It’s a tale of the rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter comes on the scene. Check out the trailer below!
Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy did a pretty awesome interview with Buzzfeed and it had puppies errwherr. The pair were doing an interview about their new album and answered fan questions while puppies had free range over the two. So cute!
When Halsey performed her new single, “Now Or Never” at the Billboard Music Awards, I’m sure the reactions she received wasn’t what she was expecting. The singer is getting backlash from Rihanna fans calling Halsey out for plagiarism and stealing the beat from Rihanna’s song, “Needed Me.” Except that…well…dedicated Halsey fans point out that “Now Or Never” is an outtake from a 2014 EP, which was released two years earlier than when “Needed Me” was released. So probably not. You decide! See videos below!
Not trying to be rude but Halsey’s Now or Never sounds like the great value version of Rihanna’s Needed me pic.twitter.com/VeEYnOPDH4
— Stephanie Louise (@stephaniebeckr_) May 22, 2017
Halsey just gone steal Rihanna’s Needed Me melody. pic.twitter.com/526Gpi9D3z
— moncleezy. (@saintlagerfeld) May 22, 2017
— Joshua Igbeare (@sassmasterjosh) May 22, 2017
Rihanna has been replace with Halsey and the song “Needed me” is called “Now Or Never” pic.twitter.com/dcttsOCgtJ
— Rose (@swavyxselena) May 22, 2017
I was sad when fall came and there was no GOT. If you were too, well fret not because the seventh season of the popular HBO show is almost here and a new trailer has finally been released.
With not only an impressive cast, but an amazing plot, this movie looks so cool. NSFW language in the trailer btw…
Seriously. Steven Yeun has been busy since his Walking Dead days. Okja also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Byun Heebong, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Seo Hyun as “Mija”.
Okja will be released on Netflix, June 28. Watch the trailer below:
From their upcoming album Wolves due June 9. Hear “House On Fire” below!
Keith Mitchell, drummer for Mazzy Star, passed away on Sunday (May 14.) The cause of death has yet to be revealed. Bandmates Hope Sandoval and David Roback issued a statement regarding Mitchell’s death: “Our hearts are broken. We have lost the much beloved Keith Mitchell, a very talented and amazing drummer that we have had the privilege to work with for many years, he will live in all of our hearts forever…. We’ll miss you, Big Fella.”
Mitchell joined Mazzy Star after leaving the California band Opal, and went on to perform on all of the group’s studio albums including their 2013 comeback Season of Your Day, which was the first new Mazzy Star LP in 17 years. RIP, Keith Mitchell.
I had no idea this was a thing, but Paramore does a cruise called Parahoy! and it’s coming back for 2018. The four day round-trip cruise from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas happens next year (April 6-10), with live shows to be announced (duh Paramore is playing of course.) Past artists include New Found Glory, Chvrches, and Lights. If you book during the presale, you also get access to an exclusive acoustic Paramore set in the main theater and a Parahoy! hat.
Parahoy! takes place on the Norweigan Jade which has “multiple bars & lounges, delicious dining options, a massive spa, pool, hot tubs, fitness center, and a casino all on board.”
Not only are they celebrating the release of their long-awaited fifth album, After Laughter, but they are ready to cruise into the sunset. Check out the epic Parahoy! 2016 footage below!
Details on PARAHOY! here
MisterWives are at it again, and released a fourth single from their upcoming sophomore album Connecting The Dots. Titled, “Coloring Outside The Lines” (there’s an F-Bomb by the way if you’re at work.) It’s a fun song though! Check it out. ALSO, Connecting The Dots hits shelves May 19 and you can catch MisterWives at the Ogden in Denver, July 1.
NSFW Language ahead!! 😀
Not only was their self-titled album released yesterday (5/12), but DREAMCAR also stopped by the Late Late Show with James Corden to perform. Check it out below:
PS-If you didn’t know already, DREAMCAR=AFI singer Davey Havok, and the former members of No Doubt (minus Gwen Stefani.)
The Former Oasis singer’s son Lennon Gallagher was photographed recently sporting a Blur t-shirt. Why such a big deal? Well Liam Gallagher is currently feuding with Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn for collaborating with his brother and bitter rival, Noel. Lennon’s brother Gene wrote on Twitter, “Someone’s getting a smack.” Ha! Check out the photo below…
Someone's getting a smack pic.twitter.com/wjQuRYviA8
— Gene Gallagher (@Gallagher_Gene_) May 2, 2017
You’ll remember that the Panic! At The Disco lead singer announced his broadway debut not too long ago. Now, he’s giving us a glimpse into his role, and even better those iconic heels. Check out the Tweet below!
Urie is to play the role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots starting on May 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre through August 6.
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) May 8, 2017
— Kinky Boots (@KinkyBootsBway) May 5, 2017
When I heard about this tour, I imagined the Willy Wonka of music factories. It pretty much was. SO IMPRESSIVE!!!! Check it out below!