Florence and the Machine Cover the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

We all know the story of how the Foo Fighters had to cancel all their European tour dates due to a massive injury frontman Dave Grohl sustained during the group’s show in Sweden a few weeks ago.

One of those cancellations was their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in London.

Florence and the Machine quickly swooped in to volunteer to take over for the band during their now vacant headlining slot on Friday’s (June 26) line-up. We have our own theory that it’s because frontwoman Florence Welch knows what it’s like to have to cancel shows due to a serious injury; the singer busted her foot earlier this year at Coachella and was stuck sitting on a stool during her performance until recently.

Turns out, the band decided to pay tribute to their predecessor by performing their own version of “Times Like These.”

Welch began by telling the audience, “We’d like to dedicate this next song to the legend and all around incredible human being Dave Grohl. He was so incredibly kind and supportive to us when we were first starting out, and we were so sad to hear he broke his leg.”

Check out the video below

Florence and the Machine are currently in the middle of their Summer festival tour which has them playing several music festivals across the world. After that, they will pack their bags in the Fall and come to the United States for a U.S. tour in support of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

As for the Foo Fighters, there has been no update on whether they will be canceling any of their U.S. tour dates which is slated to begin next Saturday, July 4.

Foo Fighters Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates

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Looks like Dave Grohl’s “little fall” during the Foo Fighters’ show in Sweden last Friday is going to have a major effect on the band’s touring schedule.

In a post on the Foo Fighters website, Grohl wrote a letter to fans catching them up on what has happened since the infamous and widely seen fall as well as some behind the scenes tid-bits that the audience was not privy to.

As it turns out, the fall ended up being more serious than anyone could have anticipated. Thanks to the fall, Grohl dislocated his ankle and ended up snapping a fibula “like an old pair of take out chopsticks.” The injury was so severe, Grohl was flown to London to have surgery on Monday (June 17).

After the surgery, Grohl was advised by doctors that he would need to lay off of touring for a while meaning that as of right now, all European tour dates have been cancelled including their Friday night headlining spot at Glastonbury.

“My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long-term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folk,” Grohl writes in the lengthy post that can completely be read here.

While all the European tour dates have been cancelled, there has yet to be any indication on whether the band’s upcoming United States tour dates will also be affected by the recovery process. The Foo Fighters were/are scheduled to begin touring the United States this summer on the Fourth of July at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium with the tour wrapping up on Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis.

Glastonbury 2015 Announce Complete 2015 Line-Up

When Glastonbury isn’t letting the selfie generation know that this festival is a “selfie stick optional” event, they are revealing the super long and jammed packed line-up for this year’s event.

Previously, festival organizers had revealed that acts likes Kanye West, Foo Fighters, The Who, Florence and the Machine, Pharrell Williams, Alt-J, Lionel Richie, Motorhead, Patti Smith, and many, many more would be making the trip to Pilton, Somerset (England) at the end of the month for the five-day music event.

With about three weeks left until gates open to let in all the musical craziness, organizers revealed the rest of the long list of acts.

Check out some of the new additions, and the official poster with the updated line-up, below.

New additions include: SBTRKT, Benjamin Booker, Jon Hopkins, Goat, Idris Elba, The Districts, Palma Violets, Frank Turner, Leon Bridges, Alvvays, Tricky, FFS (the joint project from Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), Mini Mansions, Shlomo, The Cribs, SOAK, Milky Chance, The Gaslamp Killer, Donovan, The Proclaimers, Nick Lowe, Burt Bacharach, and many more.

Russian band Pussy Riot will also appear at the event for a “live conversation” while Stephen Hawking and the Dali Lama will also make appearances.

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Like the poster states, Glastonbury 2015 will take place from June 24-28.

Guy Makes Documentary About Sneaking into Music Festivals

documentary_festivalAs music lovers, we can all admit that one of our biggest goals is to attend as many music festival, concerts, and events as possible so we can get a taste for every type of a venue a musician gets the chance to play at.

Sadly, money rules and most of our dreams walk when you realize how much it would be to go to as many music events we would like to.

Money and obstacles is one thing that Marcus Haney laughs at. Haney has allegedly snuck into over 50 music festivals since 2010 including some biggies such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury and according to Haney, even the Grammys.

In his full-length documentary, No Cameras Allowed, he documents the last four years in which he traveled across the United States sneaking into the aforementioned festivals. He reveals how he plots to get in and reveals what he does to get into the festivals which include making replica wristbands and sneaking in by security guards like “he owns the place.”

Takes balls.

In a recent interview, Haney explained the premise of the documentary, “The trailer makes the film out to be about a guy sneaking into festivals, but it’s really a coming of age story set in a music world.”

“It’s a love letter written to these festivals, in a way. And it shows them in such a great light that my goal is that people will see my film and then go and experience live music on their own. there’s no way you can translate the live music experience onto film.”

With that, we will agree. Check out the trailer to No Cameras Allowed.