Foo Fighters Tribute Band to Play for Disappointed Fans

When the Foo Fighters announced that all their European tour dates had to be scrapped because of the massive injury frontman¬†Dave Grohl suffered during the band’s show in Sweden, there was a collective sound of hearts breaking.

In an attempt to make those fans feel a little better, UK Foo Fighters, a Foo Fighters tribute band, has announced they will be performing two shows for those brokenhearted people.

The tribute band announced the news via a tweet that they will be performing at a venue near Wembley Stadium in London during the same two days the iconic group were set to perform; Friday (June 19) and Saturday (June 20).

“It’s an absolute honour to confirm we will be playing Wembley this Friday and Saturday evening for fans from all over the world who have travelled to London this weekend, and for Dave and Foo Fighters, who we know are gutted not to be playing,” the band wrote on the social media platform.

Tickets for the real show are being refunded, but for those still wanting to get a taste of the Foo Fighters, entry to the shows will be done through charity donations with all proceeds going directly to Given to Live, a United Kingdom charity.

While the tribute version of the Foo Fighters will be taking ¬†the stage this upcoming weekend, the status of when the real Foo Fighters will be returning to the stage is unknown. Grohl’s doctors had advised the frontman¬†that he needed to stay off his injured for a while, but so far, it appears their United States tour is still on.

Vans Warped Tour UK Heading Back to London

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Vans Warped Tour fans who live across the pond, get ready because the traveling rock show will be heading that way this Fall.

It was announced earlier in the day that the 2015 Vans Warped Tour UK will be returning to Alexandra Palace in London on Oct.18.

As of now, the line-up for the one day event has not been revealed, but those interested in attending should keep an eye out on June 17, when the line-up will reportedly be released.

As the poster below shows, early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website.

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Blink-182 Tease “Something Special” for Reading and Leeds

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Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge just revealed that the band will be doing something special when they take the stage this upcoming weekend at the annual Reading and Leeds Festival.

“We’re going to play some songs off our last EP, songs that we haven’t played in Europe,” DeLonge said in a recent interview with NME.

“That came out at the end of 20112, so we’ll do that and then we’ll play a lot of the classics, but we’ll have something special that we haven’t played for a long time that we’ve brought back and people are going to love that.”
What it is, we would like to know.

But, if you’re expecting to see some new music from that “in the works” album the band announced last month, then sadly we will have to bust your bubble or at least DeLonge did.

“We don’t play stuff that’s not released. We’d rather a nice version of the song be the first that’s out, a good-sounding version. And we can’t premiere a new song now because it’ll be filmed on camera phones and then all over YouTube and suddenly that’s the version that everyone knows. We want them to hear the version that we spent time on.”

Blink will be in good company this year at Reading and Leeds. Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, The Arctic Monkeys and more are set to headline the weekend long festival due to begin on Friday, August 22 and end Sunday, August 24. This also marks the second time in their career that the band have performed at the fame United Kingdom festival.

Artist Come Together to Support ‘Music Without Barriers’

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Going to concerts and seeing our favorite artists in the flesh is something that many, if not all, music fans live for. Sadly, not every music fans can make it to a show and completely relish in the moment because some are deaf or handicap. Though there has been many improvements to help include these normally isolated music fans, there is probably other things that can be done to help include them.

Now, some musicians are joining forces for a campaign to help improve gig access for deaf and disabled music fans.

The online campaign, “Music Without Barriers” is led by the charity, Attitude is ¬†Everything which works to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

Their new mission is to get U.K. venues and festivals to join the 90-plus who already have, to become invested in the charity’s “Charter of Best Practice.”

The “Charter of Best Practice” encourages event producers to go beyond the basic legal requirements to ensure disabled access to gigs. They also yearn to promote four key principles: that improving access to gigs and festivals doesn’t have to be expensive; that there is a strong business case for improving access; that it’s vital deaf and disabled fans have access to information before events; and to lose the assumption that all disabled people are wheelchair users.

This new mission has gotten major support from some of music’s well-known artists such as The Cure’s Robert Smith, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Alt-J, Frank Turner, Enter Shikari and many more.

Time to step up your game, USA.

Green Day Performs ‘Dookie’ in Full

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Green Day has been one of the pioneers of bringing the sound of pop-punk to the forefront of mainstream. The album that helped catapult them into that limelight of top 100 tracks and mainstream award shows could easily have been 1994’s Dookie.

Dookie which gave fans a laundry list of hit singles such as “When I Come Around,” “Basketcase,” “Welcome to Paradise” and personal favorite, “Longview” became one of Green Day’s biggest hit album with the exception of 2004’s American Idiot.

During their show in the UK at the Brixton Academy, the band did something that is not very common and has probably never happened before; they went ahead and performed Dookie in its entirety.

At the beginning of the video, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reminds or informs fans, that the album will be celebrating twenty years since its released which would happen in February of next year (February 1, 2014 to be exact).

While the video might be shaky and not exactly high quality, it doesn’t take away the fact that Armstrong along with guitarist Mike Dirnt,¬†drummer Tr√© Cool¬†and backing vocals/guitarist Jason White, still know how to bring that album to life and remind everyone why it helped make them who they are today in the music world.

Watch the full half an hour show below:

Since there have been a lot of anniversary tour happening lately, do you think Green Day will go ahead and do a Dookie 20th Anniversary tour? If so, who’s down for going?

Rihanna Hit in the Face with Chips

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Fans of Rihanna sure do know how to show how they feel about the pop star showing up late to her own show.

Rihanna was in the United Kingdom the other day, on the last stop of her¬†Diamonds World Tour when she showed up a little late. Of course, because the Manchester¬†fans did pay a lot to see the “We Found Love” star perform on time, they were angered when she was tardy. When she went on to perform her¬†2010 hit, “Rude Boy,” the fans surely let her know just how they felt about her and her lateness.

Once she turned to ask the fans what they thought about her rendition of the song, her face was met with flying chips, showing that you can’t jut get away with being late because you’re a pop star.¬†“There’s a good crazy and there’s a bad crazy,”¬†Rihanna told the fans. “When you throw s–t up here, that’s an epic fail.”

“I want to get your gifts but I don’t want you to knock my people out,” she continued. ¬†“I swear to God, cut that s–t out. Really? Chips? Chips though? That’s that important?”

After she was done lecturing the audience members, she returned back to her stage self telling them, “alright Manchester, for those of you who want to get jiggy and have a good f–king time, say my name.”

Sadly, this isn’t the first time that Rihanna has had trouble with fans on this tour. Last month, she threw her microphone at a fan that she believed gt to close to her during a performance of “We Found Love.” Earlier on in the tour there was another issue which did not involve the singer herself, but a woman supposedly got herpes from someone who was handing out sample of the pop star’s M.A.C. lipstick color, “Ri-Ri Woo.”

You can see the video of the incident below.

What do you guys think, does her lateness warrant the waste of chips?

Pixies to Head Out on UK Tour

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With the release of a brand new track last week, the Pixies have announced that they will be heading out on a four-day UK and Ireland tour as part of their “massive world tour.”

If the first thought that came to you was “how are they going to pull this tour together since now they’re down a bassist?” (remember long-time bassist, Kim Deal left the band abruptly a few weeks back).¬†Kim Shattuck, who’s previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras has been asked to ¬†join the band taking over the vacant spot.

The new line-up will begin at¬†Dublin’s Olympia on November 18, the head on over to Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24.

These new additions bring the total of European tour dates to 17 which will begin on September 29 in Paris. On their website, it announces that the tour “will give them an opportunity to do something they haven’t been able to do in two decades: premiere brand new Pixies songs, the first collection of new material since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde.'”

“Along with everyone’s favourites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” frontman Black Francis, said on the band’s website.

“Songs like ‘Brick Is Red,’ ‘Havalina,’ ‘Tony’s Theme’ and ‘The Sad Punk.’ We’ve probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we’ll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We’re all really looking forward to this tour.”

UK’s Dance Festival, Creamfields, Announces Headliners

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Creamfields has been dubbed “the world’s leading dance music festival” by organizers and they are definitely sticking to that by scheduling¬†some of the world’s biggest DJs to come and perform at the dance festival. The Prodigy, Tiesto, Avicii and David Guetta have all been confirmed to be performing at the three day music festival.

The Prodigy are set to headline the show on Saturday, this being their only summer festival appearance in Britain. While The Prodigy performs at one of the two main stages of the event, Avicii will be taking the DJing duties at the other main stage on Saturday. On Sunday, Tiesto and David Guetta will be taking the main stages as their own.

While these are just some of the names of the DJs on the list, there are many more such as¬†Groove Armada,¬†Richie Hawtin, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Afrojack,¬†Ferry Corsten,¬†Benny¬†Benassi, Sasha, and Baauer who we all know as the mastermind producer behind the “Harlem Shake.”

Last year, there was an issue with flooding¬†caused¬†by a storm which led to acts such as Deadmau5, Tiesto and others not being able to perform. But this year, organizers say that they spent a lot of money to make sure that such a thing did not happen again so that everyone who attends don’t miss out because of a little rain.

Creamfields will be taking place in¬†Daresbury Aug. 23‚Äď25.