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Linkin Park covered Adele at the iTunes Festival last night

Linkin Park

Linkin Park

Linkin Park covered Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ at the iTunes Festival last night (05.07.11).

The US rockers performed a set of their biggest hits – including ‘Numb’, ‘Faint’, ‘Crawling’ and ‘One Step Closer’ – before surprising fans with their version of the soul singer’s huge hit during their encore at Camden’s Roundhouse in London.

Before they performed the track lead vocalist Chester Bennington teased the audience, saying: “We’re going to do something really special for you guys, this is something we don’t usually do. We’re going to play a song by a local artist.”

The band’s version of Adele’s UK and US number one single saw the band stripped back, with Chester singing and multi instrumentalist Mike Shinoda playing the piano.

The hit was part of a five-song encore that saw the band ‘ who are also made up of drummer Rob Bourdon, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell and DJ Joe Hahn – close the night with energetic performances of their 2001 single ‘In The End’ and 2007′s ‘Bleed It Out’.

Chester told the crowd: “It feels good to be down here with a bunch of people who really want to  be here.”

They band opened with ‘The Requiem’ before launching into ‘Papercut’ and also performed ‘No More Sorrow’ and ‘Breaking the Habit’ during their set.

The iTunes festival runs throughout July and will include shows from artists including Beady Eye, Friendly Fires and Bruno Mars.

Linkin Park’s set at the iTunes festival 04.07.11:

The Requiem
Papercut
Lying From You
Given Up
What I’ve Done
Empty Spaces
When They Come for Me
No More Sorrow
Jornada del Muerto
Waiting for the End
Burning in the Skies
Numb
The Radiance
Breaking the Habit
Fallout
The Catalyst
Crawling
Faint
One Step Closer

Encore:
Rolling in the Deep (Adele cover)
Wisdom, Justice, and Love
Iridescent
New Divide
In the End
Bleed It Out

Linkin Park announce new single ‘Burning In The Skies’

Linkin Park announce new single 'Burning In The Skies'

Linkin Park announce new single 'Burning In The Skies'

Linkin Park will release their new single ‘Burning in the Skies’ on March 21st on Warner Bros. Records. The single is produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda and is taken from their critically acclaimed/multi-selling album ‘A Thousands Suns’, which was released in the UK on September 13th giving the band their fourth top five album. Having closed 2010 with a sell-out UK arena tour and being crowned the biggest selling rock/alternative act (with over 50 million sales) by Billboard, Linkin Park have confirmed they will return to the UK in June to headline Europe’s biggest rock festival Download. The band will play a mixture of back catalogue tracks as well as a selection of new songs from their fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns.’ As well as headlining Download, Linkin Park have announced they will be headlining the 5th Annual iTunes Festival with a special intimate show at Camden’s Roundhouse on 4th July 2011.

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax to play Sonisphere Festival 2011

Metallica to play Sonisphere Festival 2011. Sonisphere Festival 2011 will be bringing together Metallica, along with Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax ‘ collectively THE BIG 4, for the first time in the UK to headline on Friday 8th July. METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich explains: ‘As soon as the Big 4 gigs started rolling across Sonisphere Festivals in Eastern Europe last summer, we all felt we were part of something special. The vibe within the bands was more than anyone had anticipated and the vibe with the fans was so next level, it completely blew our minds . . . there was no way this should not happen again!!! So I am beyond psyched that the first Big 4 show in Western Europe will take place on the hallowed grounds of Knebworth, where so many unique and special gigs have happened over the years. There is simply no better venue for a European round two of the Big 4!! Put your dancing shoes on, this is gonna be fun!’  Last summer saw the live debut of THE BIG 4 – marking what was possibly the most significant event in the history of metal. Fans all over Europe could barely contain their excitement, as over 500,000 metalheads bore witness to the show they thought they’d never see. THE BIG 4 fever did not stop at Europe, as fans the world over eagerly anticipated the possibility of seeing the historical show for themselves in their own countries. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local cinemas, with reports of mosh pits breaking out in movie theatres across the globe. The recently released DVD of the event, which features all four bands collaborating on a cover of Diamond Head’s ‘Am I Evil’ as well as their individual sets, has only added fuel to the BIG 4 fire, with a frenzied demand for more performances in the countries not fortunate enough to play host last summer.

Metallica have just finished their 2 year World Magnetic tour – which crossed 45 countries, included 143 arena shows, 34 festival shows, 29 stadium shows, 4 club/theater shows, 3 tv/radio shows, 2 hall of fame shows, 3790 songs, with not a single setlist being the same.

That’s 216 shows in 992 days. The tour opened with a European promo show on September 12, 2008 in Berlin, and hit virtually every corner of the globe. You can watch the ‘Big Four’ live DVD trailer here: http://bit.ly/azGBbR

Manic Street Preachers and Public Image Ltd join Isle of Wight Festival 2011 line up.

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

More acts have today been added to the Isle of Wight Festival 2011 line up. The award winning Manic Street Preachers, critically acclaimed Public Image Ltd, Britpop giants Cast, the dynamic Hadouken!, the headmaster of British rock Nick Lowe and hotly tipped Brother, will raise the roof of the Big Top on Sunday 12th June. To get your hands on tickets check out www.isleofwightfestival.com. Taking place in June, the first major festival of the summer will see headline performances from three of the biggest bands in the world; Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters and closing the weekend Kasabian. Newly reformed Pulp will make their first UK festival appearance ahead of Foo Fighters on Saturday. With The Script, Plan B, Pixie Lott, James Walsh, Two Door Cinema Club and a guest performance from Jeff Beck already lined up for the main stage on Sunday, it’s certainly going to be a weekend to remember. Join us as we celebrate the 10th birthday in style.   With ten albums under their belts and a career spanning almost 25 years, the critically acclaimed Manic Street Preachers return with ‘Postcards From A Young Man’. Defiantly, unapologetically bold and forthright, the new album may be their best yet. Having topped the charts with both albums and singles including, ‘f You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’, ‘Tsumani’, ‘The Everlasting’ and ‘You Stole the Sun from my Heart’, Manic Street Preachers are classed as one of the most interesting and inspirational bands of their generation. Headlining the Big Top on Sunday, the Welsh 3-piece are sure to rock the Festival.   After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. With their experimental sound fusing rock, dance, folk, ballet, pop and dub, Public Image Ltd are regarded as producing some of the most diverse music of the post-punk era; and are cited as one of the most innovative and influential bands in music history, making them a perfect fit for this year’s eclectic Isle of Wight Festival. After announcing their reformation earlier this year, 15 years on from the release of their million-selling debut ‘All Change’, Britpop giants Cast are back and ready to pull out all the stops in the Big Top. Following a massive UK tour, the band will be returning to the studio to record a new album, set for release in early 2011. Hadouken! rightfully earned a reputation as a live act not to be missed, and their latest run of shows look set to exceed all expectations. Their second album, ‘For The Masses’, reached the top 20 earlier in 2010 and Hadouken! are sure to keep the crowd moving in the Big Top with their experimental, genre-hopping sound. Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club will be will be making their first appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival on the main stage on Sunday. The music-mad trio and their debut album ‘ ‘Tourist History’ – fizzes with invention and sparkling tunes. It’s undeniably pop, and draws on electronica / electro and rock ‘ an ideal way to start a Sunday! The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 10th – 12th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
Keep up to date with the Festival and to buy tickets visit www.isleofwightfestival.com

SXSW 2011 announce Casiokids and more bands

Casiokids

Casiokids

SXSW 2011 announce Casiokids and more bands. The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival, scheduled to take place March 16 – 20, 2011 in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce a second round of bands scheduled to perform at the 25th edition of the SXSW Music Festival. This coming year’s event marks the 25th edition of one of the highest profile and most anticipated global cultural events on the music calendar. A keynote address anchors four days of panels, interviews, workshops, mentor sessions, peer meetings, and the trade show. Daytime events at the Austin Convention Center flow into the world-renowned music festival, which showcases over 1900 acts on stages throughout downtown Austin For more information on every aspect of SXSW, please visit sxsw.com.

The latest selections include:

Alberta Cross (Brooklyn NY)
AM (New Orleans LA)
Asking Alexandria (York ENGLAND)
Bajzel (Poznan POLAND)
Bare Wires (San Francisco CA)
The Bellrays (Los Angeles CA)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich (York ENGLAND)
Beta Wolf (Los Angeles CA)
Bituaya (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Black Gandhi (Barcelona SPAIN)
Bleu Edmondson (New Braunfels TX)
Blue King Brown (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Bowling For Soup (Denton TX)
Carter Twins (Nashville TN)
Casiokids (Bergen NORWAY)
Chetes (Monterrey MEXICO)
City and Colour (Toronto ON)
Colleen Green (Los Angeles CA)
Curry & Coco (Lille FRANCE)
Dame 55 (Los Angeles CA)
Dawn of Ashes (Los Angeles CA)
Dax Riggs (Austin TX)
The Dears (Montreal QC)
Demon’s Claws (Montreal CANADA)
DeVotchKa (Denver CO)
Eliza Doolittle (London ENGLAND)
Elizabeth & the Catapult (Brooklyn NY)
Endless Hallway (Los Angeles CA)
Fergus & Geronimo (Brooklyn NY)
Francis and the Lights (New York NY)
Frazey Ford (Vancouver BC)
Gary Wilson (San Diego CA)
Gepe (Santiago CHILE)
Grass Widow (San Francisco CA)
Grieves (Seattle WA)
The Happy Hollows (Los Angeles CA)
Harrys Gym (Oslo NORWAY)
Heavy Cream (Nashville TN)
Hell & Lula (Los Angeles CA)
Hey Rosetta! (St John’s NL)
HORSE the band (Los Angeles CA)
Ice Black Birds (Brighton ENGLAND)
J Mascis (Amherst MA)
Janka Nabay (SIERRA LEONE)
JEFF The Brotherhood (Nashville TN)
Joan of Arc (Chicago IL)
Jukebox the Ghost (Washington DC)
Kina Grannis (Mission Viejo CA)
Kopecky Family Band (Nashville TN)
La Sera (Los Angeles CA)
Locos Por Juana (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Maps & Atlases (Chicago IL)
Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico City MEXICO)
Middle Class Rut (Sacramento CA)
Morning Teleportation (Portland OR)
Murfila (Barcelona SPAIN)
MURS (Los Angeles CA)
Noah And The Whale (London ENGLAND)
North Mississippi Allstars (Hernando CO)
O’Death (New York NY)
Onra (Paris FRANCE)
Parlor Mob (Red Bank NJ)
Paul Cary (Chicago IL)
Pedropiedra (Santiago CHILE)
Pernett (Cali COLOMBIA)
Prince Rama (Brooklyn NY)
Professor Green (London ENGLAND)
Protistas (Santiago CHILE)
Pterodactyl (Brooklyn NY)
Pujol (Nashville TN)
Quintron and Miss Pussycat (New Orleans LA)
Rey Pila (Mexico City MEXICO)
Rosie and Me (Curitiba BRAZIL)
The Secret Handshake (Dallas TX)
Shuttle (Boston MA)
Skrillex (Los Angeles CA)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (Denver CO)
Some Community (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (Springfield MO)
Sounds Under Radio (Austin TX)
The Strange Boys (Austin TX)
Stephen Kellogg (Northampton MA)
Summer Camp (London ENGLAND)
Suzanna Choffel (Austin TX)
Teen Daze (Vancouver CANADA)
Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco CA)
Tôg (Stavanger NORWAY)
Turbo Fruits (Nashville TN)
Ty Segall (San Francisco CA)
The Vaccines (London ENGLAND)
Voxhaul Broadcast (Los Angeles CA)
Wagons (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
War From A Harlots Mouth (Berlin GERMANY)
Whitechapel (Knoxville TN)
The Woggles (Atlanta GA)

Christy Turlington Burns Debuts Film, Awareness At London Film Festival.

Christy Turlington Burns Debuts Film

Christy Turlington Burns Debuts Film

Christy Turlington Burns Debuts Film, Awareness At London Film Festival. Christy Turlington Burns might be a former supermodel used to high-profile runway shows and ad campaigns, but she’s campaigning for a cause at the moment: maternal mortality. The model-turned-mother and activist chaired a panel discussion at the London Film Festival, where she premiered her documentary, “No Woman, No Cry,” about maternal mortality. Turlington Burns created the documentary after she herself almost lost her life due to complications after her pregnancy. Seven years ago, she told our source, “On October 23 2003, while giving birth to my first child, I narrowly avoided becoming a maternal mortality statistic.” “The complication I experienced — postpartum hemorrhage — contributes to the majority of maternal deaths around the world each year. I was lucky. But hundreds of thousands of women do not have access to the same quality care I received; an unfathomable number have no access to any care at all.” Sarah Brown, who is the Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and Livia Firth, Vogue.com blogger and wife of actor Colin Firth, also served on the panel. After watching the documentary, the panel and the audience discussed facts about maternity mortality, including the fact that every minute a woman dies from preventable complications during pregnancy or birth. To stop women dying needlessly in child birth, Brown, Firth and Turlington Burns said people need to prioritize maternal health and the prevention of maternal mortality. Turlington Burns did some investigating and found that it’s relatively cheap to do. In Peru, she found a successful program in a region that had once had the second highest rate of maternal mortality in South America. Today in that region, maternal death rates have been cut in half in less than five years largely through a low cost service training local women about how to treat pregnant women during and after labor. “If you do one thing this month, I would urge you to watch this film and become part of the campaign,” said Firth. “To beat this, every one of us needs to be part of the solution.”

Pete and The Pirates sign up for Nozstock Festival

Pete and The Pirates

Pete and The Pirates

Pete and The Pirates sign up for Nozstock Festival. Pete and The Pirates, gaggle, Louis Barrabas, Jack Beats and DJ Gammer have just been confirmed for Nozstock Festival 2010,   With their eagerly anticipated second album due for release in the summer, NME favourites Pete and The Pirates are set to bring their raucous breed of indie-pop to the mainstage at this years Nozstock Festival.   Also just announced are 20 piece all girl phenomenon Gaggle, remixer du jour Jack Beats (having recently torn the essential mix apart for BBC Radio 1, Louis Barabbas and global hardcore superstar DJ Gammer with many more soon to be announced. All weekend tickets include camping
Adult Weekend = £75 | Student Weekend (on presentation of a valid NUS card) = £70
Teen Weekend (13-17 yrs, ID will be requested on presentation) = £55 | 12 and under = free.

NOZSTOCK FESTIVAL 2010
ROWDEN PADDOCKS, BROMYARD, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR7 4LS
DATES: 9th – 11th JULY
CAPACITY: 5000
THEME: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
WEEKEND TICKETS: £75 (inc camping)
BUY TICKETS FROM: www.skiddle.com

Arctic Monkeys Will Not Perform At Glastonbury

Arctic Monkeys Will Not Perform At Glastonbury

Arctic Monkeys Will Not Perform At Glastonbury

Arctic Monkeys Will Not Perform At Glastonbury.  Indie band Arctic Monkeys have revealed that they will not playing Glastonbury Festival until they have completed their new record. The group has been working on their fourth record and has said they “wouldn’t want to blow it” and would be “back after we’d done an album and do it properly.”  The Sheffield act won best live act at the NME Awards on Wednesday and will play at London’s Royal Albert Hall as a part of Roger Daltrey’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity series on March 27th, then tour around America throughout April. Drummer, Matt Helders, said the band’s diary is all about, “Detox. Then America, and then after that I think we’re quite eager to record some more. It’s exciting to be in the studio, we had a lot of fun last time, so it’s kinda the bit that we enjoy the most.” Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures frontman Josh Homme helped the band with their last album, “Humbug.” When asked whether the band would work with Homme again, Helders replied : “I don’t know. He might be a repeat offender. He promised he’d call, but he’s a busy man. We had a great time. We’d love to work with him again in some capacity. It depends. When we’re ready to record again, he might be as well, but you know what he’s like, he’s a very busy man and in demand.”

BBC to take Glastonbury to the world

BBC to take Glastonbury to the world

BBC to take Glastonbury to the world

BBC Worldwide Music will be the exclusive television and radio distributor for this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The BBC has for many years brought the festival to UK viewers, capturing brilliant concert footage and behind the scenes interviews with the bands.   Now for the first time, BBCW has gained the TV distribution rights and will be taking the festival to music fans worldwide.  BBCW Audio & Music have held the radio rights to broadcast the festival since 1985 and in this time have licensed the performances across 40 territories worldwide reaching an average of 40 million listeners.  This is the first time that BBCW Music has held the TV rights to the Glastonbury Festival and BBCW Music hopes to take it to its largest ever audience.   As part of BBC Worldwide, Europe’s largest television distributor, BBCW Music has focused on growing its distribution business over the last two years and successes with top brands such as Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Top of the Pops has helped the business grow to become one of the UK’s top music television distributors.     This deal is a major landmark for this business and will see BBCW Music become the sole TV and radio distributor for the 40th Glastonbury Festival

Sundance 2010: ‘Buried’ lands first big deal, at $3.2 million

Sundance 2010: 'Buried' lands first big deal, at $3.2 million

Sundance 2010: 'Buried' lands first big deal, at $3.2 million

In the first blockbuster sale of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Lionsgate has bought the claustrophobic thriller “Buried” following an aggressive negotiation Sunday. The studio behind the Sundance hits “Open Water,”  “Saw” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” paid about $3.2 million for the film’s North American distribution rights, getting a movie that attracted several other interested distributors, most notably Fox Searclight.   The $3-million movie by Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes screened to a raucous crowd at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and the bidding on the film with sales agent United Talent Agency started in earnest as soon as the sun rose Sunday morning. Joe Drake, Lionsgate’s motion picture group president, watched the 94-minute movie back in Los Angeles, after his distribution executives saw the film in its initial Park City at Midnight screening. With Drake’s enthusiastic support, the distribution deal was wrapped up quickly.  “‘Buried’ is a powerful reminder that all you really need for an unforgettable movie experience is a great story, inventive filmmaking and brilliant acting,” Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s president of acquisitions and co-productions, said in a statement.  The movie unfolds entirely within the confines of a coffin buried somewhere in Iraq. Trapped inside the cramped wooden box is Paul Conroy (“The Proposal’s” Ryan Reynolds), a civilian truck driver who has been captured following a roadside bombing of his convoy. His unseen captors are seeking a $5-million ransom, and Conroy has only a mobile phone (with a dying battery) to somehow try to raise the money. As Conroy calls everywhere seeking help, he is met with answering machines from loved ones, heartless corporate bosses and ineffectual rescuers. Conroy has a cigarette lighter to see around the coffin, which is quickly filling with sand, when not visited by a long snake. As time is running out, Conroy becomes increasingly desperate. Among other companies interested in the film, according to people close to the talks, was Fox Searchlight. Some of the festival’s most prominent distribution executives — including from Fox Searchlight — were not at the midnight screening, instead seeing the movie Sunday morning in a public screening  at Salt Lake City’s Broadway Centre Cinemas. Because Drake’s Los Angeles screening started earlier, Lionsgate gained the inside negotiating advantage, according to people familiar with the deal, and the studio rushed to close the deal before the Salt Lake screening was finished. At least one other bidder feared the asking price was too high.  Working from screenwriter Chris Sparling’s original script, “Buried” director Cortes shot the movie in Barcelona, using seven coffins (some with removable sides to accommodate cameras) to shoot the actions. Reynolds says he suffered from countless burns and splinters in making the movie, and did not use a stunt double for the movie’s most harrowing scenes.  Early fan boy reaction was positive. Lionsgate did not immediately say when it was releasing the film, but it could be in theaters as early as late spring. With its marketing commitments for the film, Lionsgate’s overall deal could reach $10 million.  Sales have been particularly slow at the 26th annual festival for movies made outside the studio system, considered the nation’s most important film festival. Many of the festival’s earliest — and most star-laden –movies did not sell in the hours (and even days) after their first sales screenings.   Instead, the buyers’ attention was focused on smaller genre titles like the low-budget road comedy “Douchebag,” the digital-age romance documentary “Catfish” and the Afghanistan war documentary “Restrepo.”   Among the high-profile movies that did not immediatelty sell were Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner in the layoff story “The Company Men,” Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the dark comedy “Hesher,” Kristen Stewart and James Gandolfini in the runaway redemption tale “Welcome to the Rileys” and James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg in “Howl.”

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