Wes Scantlin, fronter for Puddle of Mudd, displayed strange behavior while on stage at a Dallas club late last week. According to TMZ, the singer threw his mic into the audience and then began to insult some concert goers. There was also an exchange of beer throwing, although it is unclear who started it.
Coldplay has released a remix of their single "Midnight" by Giorgio Moroder. "Midnight" was the first music to drop from the band's upcoming album, Ghost Stories, and now the remix is streaming freely via Soundcloud. According to Idolator, Moroder adds his own touch to the song: "Moroder lays a hypnotic click-click-click disco beat below . . ."
Beck took the stage with Arcade Fire on their Coachella closing Sunday night site, joining the band for a cover of the 1981 Prince tune "Controversy." The guest spot featured Beck wearing an Easter themed Pope Francis bobblehead. Also during Arcade Fire's set, Win Butler announced "some very special guests and we're just going to bring them up up front."
Jack White now holds the record for the world's fastest released single. The ever inventive White recorded the single in the morning at the Nashville headquarters of his Third Man label, shipped the recording to Nashville's United Record Pressing plant and had the albums available for distro by the afternoon.
3 Doors Down have announced a summer trek set to begin May 30 at Friant, California's Table Mountain Casino. According to fronter Brad Arnold, the trek will be primarily an unplugged event: "The acoustic shows are a blast, and we have an amazing connection with our fans during the performances," Arnold said in a statement. "We are excited to get back out on the road."
Billie Joe Armstrong joined the Replacements on stage to kick off the second weekend of the Coachella festival. According to reports, the Green Day fronter said "Dreams really do come true!" while taking the stage as Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg spent most of his time on a couch, having just suffered a back injury.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea is teaming up with former members of The Mars Volta on a new project called Antemasque. The band will release their self-titled debut on July 15, and the band has already released a new single, "4AM." The band has said that they plan on forgoing major label support and will instead release their music independently.
Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus have completed work on a pair of Beatles covers. Coyne posted a video clip of a computer screen with a wave file showing and the sound of Cyrus crooning part of the Beatles tune "A Day in the Life" on his Instagram page. The caption read: "Woke up ..fell out of bed.. dragged a comb across my head.. Yep!!!!"
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and former president Bill Clinton are traveling to Haiti to support the Sustainable Recycling Solutions program. The two are shown visiting the location of Sustainable Recycling Solutions, a project supported by the Clinton Foundation and co-founded by Shinoda, in a new video posted on Linkin Park's official YouTube page.
Coldplay have confirmed a string of six new tour dates in support of their new release Ghost Stories. The album is due out May 19 and the band kicks off the tour ahead of the release at E-Werk in Cologne, Germany on April 25.
Butch Vig has opened up about his work on the new Foo Fighters album, saying that Dave Grohl and company are "almost halfway done." Speaking with Rolling Stone the producer claimed that the album could have a very different feel to Foo's albums of the past.
A new crowdsourcing campaign has been launched in an attempt to save the recording console that was used to record Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love. The console is housed at London Bridge Studios in Seattle and the studio's own Eric Lilavois spoke on the Neve brand desk with Rolling Stone.
Courtney Love has sounded off against Queens of the Stone Age, claiming that fans expect more from her and her band Hole than they do of Josh Homme and company. During a recent interview with The Quietus, Love rips the blog for paying more attention to Queens than Hole. "Well, you sit and you write like, Queens Of The Stone Age drudge for a month . . ."
Lorde has unleashed on the editors of Fashion magazine, claiming they digitally altered her nose on a recent cover image. In the pic the New Zealand pop idol is seen in an empty industrial room in a long black gown. She hinted that the photo may have been altered via Twitter writing: "apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:l)."
Beck has revealed that he hopes to release the followup to his most recent release Morning Phase later this year. He broke news of the plan during a radio interview, noting that he's already hard at work on the music and it has a different feel from his previous work.
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