Brief news, as I’m lost and drunk in Glasgow (so I fit in perfectly).
Coachella Wrap Up
So Coachella was this weekend, and dominated my Twitter feed. Rihanna showed up and sung We Found Love with Calvin Harris, Justice ending their set early due to technical problems, and everyone on Earth played with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg: 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick, Warren G, Kurupt, and of course Eminem and
ZOMBIE! hologram Tupac Shakur.
You can watch a slew of the performances online, including entire performances of Radiohead, amongst others. The link below is the also the video of hologram Tupac. Check it out and wonder if this is the future of some live concert specials.
Axl Rose Booed at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
Cleveland, home of boredom and average sports teams, also has a little thing called the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This weekend, several bands were inducted, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, and Guns N’ Roses. John Frusciante didn’t show up for RHCP, and as announced, Axl Rose didn’t show up for G’N'R. That didn’t stop fans from booing the fat bastard.
Since Axl didn’t get out of bed to come, Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy was a Guns N’ Roses frontman for a day, doing a three-song performance of Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O’ Mine, and Paradise City. Why didn’t they bust out hologram Axl Rose?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers didn’t have Frusciante but did have former drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez in attendance. The band did a three-song set which had By the Way, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, and Give It Away. The Chili Peppers also invited Slash, Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and George Clinton for a cover of Stevie Wonder, playing Higher Ground.
MCA wasn’t in the house, so the Beastie Boys didn’t perform. They were covered instead, led by the Roots, who were joined by Kid Rock and Travie McCoy for a slew of hits from the rappers (via Consequence of Sound).
Sex Pistols to Release Diamond Jubilee Anti-Queen Song
The Sex Pistols sure like not liking the Queen. Their latest antics? Re-releasing their famous anti-monarchy song to “celebrate” her 60 year reign
of terror (via Telegraph).
The re-released tune single might now go head to head in the charts with a special Diamond Jubilee song, written by talented and hailed composed Andrew Lloyd Webber, and disposable pop star from Take That, Gary Barlow.