THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
The official lineup for this year's Lollapalooza Festival has been announced! Taking place on August 3 - 5 in Grant Park, Chicago, this year's festival is sure to be one for the record books.
Artists include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, a recently reunited Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, At the Drive-In, Bassnectar, The Shins, Avicii, Justice, The Weeknd, Sigur Ros, a recently reunited Afgan Whigs, M83, Frank Ocean, Nero, Die Antwoord, Tune-Yards, SBTRKT, The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, The War on Drugs, Twin Shadow, Toro y Moi, Wale, Zed's Dead, Childish Gambino and many more! For the full lineup, click here.
Get your tickets here, but hurry up, they'll sell out quick!
The Cool Kids -- When Fish Ride Bicycles::
After years of fans waiting and being teased by announcements that the Cool Kids would be releasing their first official LP "soon" and then dropping mixtapes instead, the hip-hop duo will finally be giving their fans what they want on July 12th. The Album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, dominates summer anthem territory with cameos from Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Travis Barker and more. After the success of their EP, The Bake Sale, enormous hype surrounded their old school hip-hop revival sound and brilliantly self-aware rhymes. With such a high-profile Rolodex of guest appearances on When Fish Ride Bicycles, there is no doubt that the album will justify all the hype. The Cool Kids have transitioned from an underground sensation to the hottest ticket in the booths. Stand out tracks like "Bundle Up," "Penny Hardaway" and "Rush Hour Traffic" will be flooding your speakers this summer with their old school, golden age hip hop flare and knocking bass.
The Chili Peppers are almost done recording their new album, which will be released later this year. In a recent interview with Spin, Anthony Kiedis mentioned that the new album is tentatively titled: Dr Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head.
The long, mind-boggling title was actually created by Kiedis' friend a long time ago, while on an acid-trip. "He was reminiscing about one of his legendary acid trips," Anthony said, "and told us that he had been playing a sold-out show to the planets and moons, and his Number One hit was, well, that title."
I really don't know what to say or how to describe what I witnessed last night. Thom Yorke's solo venture—Atoms For Peace, with bassist Flea from the The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nigel Godrich, long time Radiohead producer—completely destroyed a sold out Roseland Ballroom.
Flying Lotus opened (as per Thom's request) and showed off his production skills while performing from his laptop with a host of remixes, one of which included a deranged version of "Idioteque" that had Nigel Godrich (producer of Radiohead) smiling from the balcony above. After his set concluded he took to the mic and yelled to the crowd, "New York, are you ready for Atoms for Peace? I don't think you are, you have no idea how lucky you are for what you're about to see." Well, he was definitely right.
Have you ever wanted to wear a used pair of ballet slippers worn by Natalie Portman? I know I have! Well here's your chance, Crafts For A Cause is a charity where musicians and entertainers are making crafts to be auctioned off to benefit Haiti.
The amount of people taking part in this is pretty remarkable, Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear is auctioning his guitar that he learned to play on and was the primary guitar used for Horn of Plenty and Yellow House.
Chris Martin and the rest of his cohorts are to star in an episode of The Simpsons. On the show Homer Simpson wins a million dollars in the lottery, so he decides to get Coldplay to play a private show for him and his son Bart.
Executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly, “When Bart goes to the bathroom Coldplay has to stop playing.” Ha! I actually laughed out loud at that. Should be a good episode.