April 17th, 2012

Foo Fighters, Skrillex Top Bill For Outside Lands 2012

Foo Fighters, Skrillex Top Bill For Outside Lands 2012

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 at 3:00pm

Jack White, Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Fun. also set to appear at fifth-annual San Francisco fest, set for August 10-12.
By James Montgomery






Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel


Photo: Peter Wafzig/ Getty Images

Jack White, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Skrillex and Metallica top the bill for the fifth annual Outside Lands festival, set for August 10-12 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Beck, Sigur Ros, Big Boi and more are also set to appear at the fest, along with a host of bands shaking the rust off from their lengthy breaks — Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, Grandaddy (!) etc — and hotly tipped newcomers like Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men and Yellow Ostrich.

Want even more? OK, how about the Kills, Die Antwoord, Fun., the Walkmen, Justice, and Explosions in the Sky?

All in all, Outside Lands organizers announced more than 60 bands for the bill — with more set to be revealed in the coming weeks. Tickets for the fest will go on sale Thursday at noon PT through SFOutsideLands.com, and a portion of every ticket sold directly benefits San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department. Oh, and in keeping with grand tradition, this year’s fest also boasts a huge selection of food and wine options, so you can get your locally sourced, totally organic buzz on while watching Norah Jones. Oddly fitting.

Since launching in 2008, Outside Lands has hosted a who’s who of top-tier talent (Radiohead, Pearl Jam, the Kings of Leon), with last year’s fest being headlined by Muse, Phish and the Arcade Fire.

For more information on Outside Lands 2012 — including the full line-up — check out the official site.

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Justin Bieber Reveals Believe Release Date On 'The Voice'

Justin Bieber Reveals Believe Release Date On ‘The Voice’

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 at 2:40pm

Plus: Ashley De La Rosa and RaeLynn are voted off the competition.
By James Dinh






Justin Bieber on “The Voice”


Photo: NBC

If you tuned into Tuesday night’s (April 17) episode of “The Voice,” then you caught a roller-coaster episode, with Justin Bieber teasing his “Boyfriend” video and announcing that his new album, Believe, will hit stores June 19 and two more competitors biting the dust.

Rocking a simple jacket, jeans and gold pendent, a charismatic Bieber was welcomed to the “Voice” stage with overwhelming applause. “I’m really happy to be here, and I think you guys are going to really love the video,” he told host Carson Daly of the “Boyfriend” sneak peek.

In the clip, Bieber is seen whispering the slick tune to a girl as shots of an icy realm flash. With a guitar in hand, the singer strikes a pose before a gleaming white sphere. Beliebers will see the first live performance of the track when he hits the “Voice” stage during the season finale.

Bieber also took time to jokingly chat with judge Adam Levine about a “supergroup” the two were planning, telling Daly, “Basically, we were going to do this supergroup, but he released his single, I released my single,” to which Adam replied, “I’m sorry I quit, man.”

Beyond the Biebs’ announcement, the NBC series also had some unfortunate news to share, revealing the two contestants who were given the boot from the singing competition.

Following the previous night’s “instant eliminations,” Daly explained that the highest vote-getters would advance to the semifinals, with the remaining set of duos battling it out for their judge’s save. And it was nothing but a relief for Chris Mann (Team Christina) and Jermaine Paul (Team Blake) when they were revealed as the highest voted of the week.

Shortly after the commercial break, Team Christina’s Ashley De La Rosa and Lindsey Pavao went head-to-head, causing Miss Aguilera to shed some tears. While De La Rosa took on Lady Gaga’s “Yo

Miley Cyrus Rushed To Hospital After Blender Mishap

Miley Cyrus Rushed To Hospital After Blender Mishap

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 at 11:05am

‘I’m all stitched up & have on a splint so I’m good,’ singer/actress tweets after the incident.
By Kara Warner






Miley Cyrus leaves the hospital with her grandmother and bandaged index finger Tuesday


Photo: StarFeine.com/Splash News

Miley Cyrus suffered a minor mishap in attempting to channel her inner Rachael Ray on Tuesday (April 17) when she cut her finger while cooking and had to be rushed to the hospital for stitches. Gossip website Starfeine broke the news and obtained the photographic evidence via a snapshot of Cyrus headed to the hospital, holding the injured finger wrapped in gauze.

“She cut her finger while cooking,” Cyrus’ rep told Us Weekly. “ had to get a few stitches. She’s doing fine.”

Cyrus later tweeted an update about the incident via a back-and-forth Twitter conversation with fan site MileyCyrus.bz and let everyone know she was doing fine, aside from being peeved that paparazzi followed her to the hospital.

“@MileyCyrusBz as you can tell by the horrible faces I’m making I obviously didn’t know they were there,” Cyrus tweeted in response to the paparazzi shots. “Pretty messed up following me to ER. I’m all stitched up & have on a splint so I’m good,” she added via a follow-up tweet. “As you can tell by my expression, didn’t feel so good. Curse u blender!”

We’re not exactly sure what Cyrus was doing sticking her hands into a blender, but we’re happy she’s all stitched up and on the mend.

Starfeine claimed the 19-year-old singer/actress was accompanied by a substantial support team on her trip to the emergency room. Her mother, grandmother and boyfriend Liam Hemsworth were reportedly all by her side during the ER visit.

Share your get-well wishes for Miley in the comments below!

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Tupac's Coachella Hologram And The Rise Of The Not-So-Live Revue

Tupac’s Coachella Hologram And The Rise Of The Not-So-Live Revue

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 at 10:53am

We slide down music’s next great slippery slope in Bigger Than The Sound.
By James Montgomery






Tupac’s hologram at the 2012 Coachella music festival


Photo: Getty Images

On Sunday, Tupac Shakur thrilled audiences at Coachella, which was rather notable, considering he’s been dead since 1996.

Of course, it wasn’t actually Tupac who shared the stage with Dre and Snoop, but rather a hologram, one that cost nearly a half-million dollars to make and probably would’ve blown the collective minds of 100,000 stoned white kids (“BRO, I JUST SAW TUPAC’S GHOST”) had reports of its Coachella premiere not leaked early.

And while it wasn’t the first time this level of trickery has been employed live — Madonna used the same technology at the 2005 Grammys when she performed the Gorillaz, as have well-moneyed folks like Celine Dion and the Black Eyed Peas (not surprisingly, a holographic pop star has also been selling out venues in Japan since 2010) — Holo-pac represents something else … something a tad more unsettling. Because, to the best of my knowledge, this was the first time anyone decided it would be a good idea to resurrect a long-dead music icon for the sole purpose of a performance.

I’m willing to bet it won’t be the last. Whether or not that’s a good thing is largely up to you.

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