Posted: 8 July, 2015

Corey Taylor Calls Out Kanye West

Hey Kanye, want some ice for that buuuurrrnnn?!

MC Now: Corey Taylor's Message for Kanye West


When it comes to living rock stars they don't come much bigger than Slipknot and Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor.

And with this position that he deservedly holds in the music industry, it is his duty to call out people on their crap, which he has recently done with this damning video message for none other than Kanye West.

"Kanye," Taylor says in a calm but firm voice down the barrel of the camera.

*Paue for effect*

"You are not"

*Paue for effect*

"NOT, the greatest living rock star of all time"

He then goes on to finish Kanye off with the KO by stating that, "the fact that you have to tell people that, kinda says it all."

Kanye recently made this claim when he headlined Glastonbury festival saying, "You're watching the greatest living rock star on the planet!"

Slipknot were also in the country around the same time headlining famed heavy metal Download festival and Taylor took the opportunity record this little video message for the.... *ahem*.... artist.

And if Taylor isn't convincing you, just have a look at one of the highlights from Kanye's set when he covered Queen.

Boom, mic drop, Taylor out!

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Posted: 7 July, 2015

St Kilda Festival Line Up

Fantastic local and international talent will be dominating the annual charity event

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Melbourne's biggest street festival is coming back in 2016 with a massive music lineup! 

The annual Heart Of St Kilda festival will be held for the eighth time this September and boasts some outstanding local and international music and comedy talent. 

Local boys British India will be headlining the festival, with the legendary Tim Rogers taking to the stage, and old-school country favorite Kasey Chambers set to make an appearance on the main stage as well.

Comedy titan Arj Barker is also back in Oz currently on his Get In My Head tour and will be taking a break from major headlining shows to treat fans at St Kilda fest. 

The festival aims to raise enough money to provide more than 25,000 meals to people who are in need via The Mission, which serves over 150,000 meals per year out of it's location in St Kilda. 

Check out the line up and ticket details below!

British India - 'I Can Make You Love Me':

Heart Of St Kilda 2015 Music Line Up:

British India
Tim Rogers, Rebecca Barnard, Billy Miller & The Caravan Choir
Kasey Chambers
Emma Donovan
Leonard & Slava Grigoryan
Col Joye
TaikOz 
The Meltdown

Comedy Line Up:  

Arj Barker
Dave Hobson & Colin Land-Opera Guy/Comedy Guy
Denise Scott
Dave Callan
Luke McGregor

PLUS many more to be announced!


Tickets on sale Wednesday 15th July via Ticketmaster!

Event Date: Tuesday 22nd September at 7:30pm

Venue: Palais Theatre

Location: Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

Cost: TBA

 

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Posted: 7 July, 2015

Dave Of Thrones

Dave's remedy = Game Of Thrones, Rock & Roll, & Morphine.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re aware of the whole “Dave Grohl broken leg” debacle which caused mass cancellations to their European tour dates.

But over the weekend we reported that Dave performed with The Foo’s atop a new gigantic, illuminated, Game Of Thrones-esque throne to a stoked audience of thousands.

After the show, it was revealed that Grohl was high on morphine and oxycontin in the hospital while designing the kooky set.

In the footage, Grohl can be heard saying “I was high as a fucking kite” when he was designing the throne.

Figures. Especially after you get a good look at the rough drawing Dave drew while off his tits in hospital. 

(Image via Youtube - screenshot)

"Lazers and shit shooting from the top" - an essential to any winning design. 

Rock on, Dave! 

 

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Posted: 7 July, 2015

Albarn Carried Off Stage

"Should I stay or should I go?" - Security made Albarn's mind up for him.

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Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) forced security staff to escort him off stage when he refused to end his epic set at a festival in Denmark over the weekend.

The 5-hour gig with Albarn and his Africa Express project saw the likes of fellow Blur member Graham Coxon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, and a band of likeminded creative misfits melt minds during the marathon.

The gig was set to end at 4am, but Albarn had some party left in him and refused to get off stage – resulting in him being dragged off stage as the crowd begins to chant ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ by The Clash. 

The front man eggs the crowd on into a fury, with event organisers clearly becoming frustrated by his incessent onstage returns. 

But the crowd is frothing. And isn't that all that matters?

Check it.

Damon Albarn carried off stage:

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Posted: 7 July, 2015

Noel Gallagher 2016 Oz Tour!

The cheeky bugger let slip that he's set for Down Under next year!

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Noel Gallagher has just confirmed he’s heading Down Under in 2016!

Speaking with NME after his legendary Glastonbury headlining set, Gallagher (introducing himself as “Deadmouse, without the fucking stupid helmet”), let rip with some serious inside scoops.

“Next year I go around the world again,” said Gallagher in an interview with NME.

“I go to South America, Australia, and South East Asia.”

"I'm fucking full on...flat out really!" he adds. 

Noel released his second solo album Chasing Yesterday last year and has been touring with the release ever since, smashing out some massive headlining sets and parading his typically cheeky chat.

Gallagher last hit OZ in 2012 to play Big Day Out and played from both his solo and Oasis back-catalogue. 

 

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Posted: 6 July, 2015

Corey Taylor From Slipknot Hates Selfie Sticks

...and he also has a new... comedy book?!

Corey Taylor from Slipknot has a new book coming out called You're Making Me Hate You.

And if you know anything about the usually-masked front man its that he really hates the modern pop-culture dominated world, from selfie-sticks to twerking.

In a recent interview with NME, Taylor detailed his reasons behind the book and his hatred for people with selfie-sticks at festivals and shows.

Here's what Taylor had to say was the premise of the book, "It's mostly observational humour. At least I hope it's humorous. If people don’t think it’s funny then it’s just an old man bitching about shit. For me it was more about trying to make a point and trying to make people laugh," he told NME.

Taylor described his love for the the best 'angry man' comedians in the business, Larry David and George Carlin.

He also professed how he was neurotic about things just like those comics, especially selfie-sticks.

"Oh my fucking god, selfie sticks, fuck me. Whenever I see one, I'm like 'seriously?! There’s a whole fucking industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day just so we can take big fucking pictures of our own stupid faces?!' What the fuck is that? It’s a dumb invention. What the fuck is wrong with us?" he said.


(Corey Taylor talking to Triple M Sydney's Ugly Phil at Soundwave this year: Triple M)

And with the book coming out Taylor went on to explain what his approach to writing music was similar to writing his book.

"I want people to read my book, laugh and think. That's it. In the similar way, I don't worry about whether an album’s going to hit number one, or whether we’ll have a number one single, or anything like that. If I love the music then there’s nothing I’m not going to fucking do for that music and I'm gonna put it out."

You can read the rest of the interview over at NME here.

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Posted: 6 July, 2015

Beck Interview On New Music

In typical fashion from indie-rocker Beck he has a new track, that sounds completely different to his last work.

Beck - Dreams (Official Audio)


The last two years has been a resurgence of musical output and recognition for Beck.

With the release of his Grammy winning album, 2014's Morning Phase, he has been focussing on releasing more and more of his own stuff, after a 6 year gap between albums.

And now with the release of his latest tracks "Dreams" it looks like there's no slowing Beck down as he continues to pump out catchy tune after catchy tune.

In a recent interview with Clash Music, Beck revealed how busy he has been in the meantime, producing various albums from other artists, keeping things fresh and being a David Bowie-like chameleon who's always transforming himself.

"It was the one that was supposed to come out first, and it was scheduled and everything... (but) we ended up putting it on the backburner and I did the last record. I've been working on it consistently for about two and a half, three years," Beck told Clash about his upcoming album.


(Beck accepting last year's Grammy for Album of the Year: Getty Images)

Despite being a multi-instrumentalist and a musician who is known for recording everything on a record, he has been lately been trying his hand at more collaborations.

"Lately, I'm just trying to write songs with other people, whereas I've typically done most of the writing myself with some production help," Beck told Clash.

"When you work with somebody else they hear it completely different, and do different things. I might write a riff which I feel is a classic garage rock kind of thing, and they might hear it as a funk thing. So that's great – that's where it gets interesting," he said.

Via Clash Music

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Posted: 6 July, 2015

Survey Says Music Festivals Are Good For You

Don't worry about those dagwood dogs.

Britich Tech company Withings has done some very interesting research into music festivals.

They found out that despite what people may think, music festivals can be good for your health, with the constant exercise from walking between stages to dancing away will actually lead to you burning a great amount of calories.

We reportedly burn 9,000 calories and walk 24 kilometeres during a 3-day festival, which would hopefully work off all those dagwood dogs.

They also listed the best 'fat burning' festivals in Britain.

 

1.     Glastonbury – 3,400 calories burnt per day /8.2 kms per person

2.     V Festival –3,100 calories burnt per day /7.4 kms per person

3.     Reading Festival – 3,000 calories burnt per day /7.5 kms per person

4.     T in the Park – 3,000 calories burnt per day /7.2 kms per person

5.     Leeds Festival – 2,900 calories burnt per day/7.4 kms per person

 

Sounds like the best diet ever.

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Posted: 5 July, 2015

Dave Grohl’s Awesome Comeback In Game Of Thrones-Style Chair

The Foo Fighters returned to the stage in Washington on Saturday night with Dave Grohl sitting up in a throne with his broken leg.

They're calling it Dave of Thrones.

The Foo Fighters returned to the stage for a 20th anniversary, July 4th special in Washington on Saturday night with Dave Grohl sitting up in a throne with his broken leg.

Rock and roll will never be dead so long as this man is setting the standard.

Grohl broke his leg on stage in Sweden a few weeks ago which led to several cancellations including headlining Glastonbury.

Thank you DC!!!! #Foo4thRFK 9:30 Club DC101photos: Kevin Mazur

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Watch Grohl in Action on his return.

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Beastie Boys Will Never Reunite

"There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch"

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Rumors of a Beastie Boys live reunion show were ignited by the surviving members of the group Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz filed for a Beastie Boys trademark with relation to “live performances by a musical group”.

But now a representative for the band has reinforced the group’s strong belief that they will never reform without Adam Yauch.

“There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch,” the rep told Rolling Stone.

Yauch passed away in 2012 after a long traumatic battle with cancer, and the Beastie Boys haven’t played since, and apparently never will.

Yauch specified in his will that his music not be used in any advertisements, and both Diamond and Horovitz have been rigid in following these requests.

Recently the band sued Monster Energy Drink (and won) for $1.7 million for unauthorized use of their music, and was awarded an extra $668,000 to cover legal fees.

So who’s going to fight for our right to party now?  

Beastie Boys - '(You Gotta) Fight For your Right (To Party)'

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Courtney Barnett Domination

Aussie rock-rookie Courtney Barnett takes home ultimate Rolling Stone accolades

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It’s Rolling Stone tradition to celebrate the best of the best from the first 6 months of releases for the year.  

The internationally renowned music bible dubs one artist with the title of "Best Song Of 2015 So Far", and guess who’s nabbed it this year?

Kanye? Taylor Swift? Foo Fighters?

Nope! This year Aussie up and comer Courtney Barnett scored it big with her debut single ‘Pedestrian At Best’.

Straight off the back of her stellar US promo tour, Barnett has taken the international scene by the balls and is currently yanking hard.

“Courtney Barnett makes it sound so insultingly easy – why aren’t there three or four rock & roll singer-songwriter records this loose and frisky and funny and stout-hearted every year? Maybe it’s not that easy,” wrote Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield. ‘

Thanks Rolling Stone for calling Pedestrian At Best the #1 song of the year so far...

Posted by courtney barnett on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

Congrats, Courtney!

Aussie gold, that's for damn sure. 

Check out Courtney Barnett's winning clip for 'Pedestrian At Best':

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Tags: Courtney Barnett, Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone Magazine

Posted: 3 July, 2015

The Libertines Are Back

Partly recorded in a rehab centre, The Libertines are back with 'Anthems for Doomed Youth'

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For the first time in 11 years The Libertines, Pete Doherty and all, have released their fist single ‘Gunga Din’ off upcoming album Anthems for Doomed Youth.

The band, which split due to Pete Doherty’s widely publicized struggles with addiction, got back together in 2010.

 Doherty completed a stint at the Hope Rehab Center in Thailand last year, and has been leading a healthy life ever since, even raising funds to help others enter treatment at the facility himself.  

The record’s deluxe edition will even feature four bonus tracks recorded during Doherty’s treatment at the Hope Rehab Centre.

“People are going to love it,” Doherty told NME in an interview last month. “There’s a miracle aspect to actually getting it done and all getting together to do it. We’re all really proud of it.”

“It’s staggering that we’ve got to the point where we’ve actually got an imminent release for the fucking Libertines,” added Carl Barât.

“Are you kidding me? Honestly, I’m still kind of pinching myself. Is this really going to happen? It’s mental, but I guess it is.”

Anthems for Doomed Youth is set to drop on September 4. 

 

Check out the official clip for The Libertines' 'Gunga Din':

 

Anthems For Doomed Youth Tracklist:

'Barbarians'
'Gunga Din'
'Fame and Fortune'
'Anthem for Doomed Youth'
'Heart of the Matter'
'Belly of the Beast'
'Iceman'
'You're My Waterloo'
'Fury of Chonburi'
'The Milkman's Horse'
'Glasgow Coma Scale Blues'
'Dead for Love'

 DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES:
'Love on the Dole' [Bonus]
'Bucket Shop' [Bonus]
'Lust of the Libertines' [Bonus]
'7 Deadly Sins' [Bonus]

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