July 21st, 2011

Blink-182, My Chemical Romance For 2011 Honda Civic Tour

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 1:25pm

Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will hit the road next month for the latest edition of the Honda Civic Tour.

The lengthy jaunt will begin at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 5th, with shows due throughout the remainder of the month. The tour will move into September with a gig at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle on the 1st, with proceedings finally wrapped up at the world famous Hollywood Bowl on October 8th.

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Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters Nominated For 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 11:47am

Mumford & Sons and the Foo Fighters have both landed nominations in the Best Rock Video category for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Mumford & Sons receive the nod for their scooter driving antics in ‘The Cave‘, while Foo Fighters’ typically light-hearted approach to ‘Walk‘ has secured their nomination.

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Guided By Voices Join Pulp, Fleet Foxes At 2011 Øya Festival

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 11:05am

Øya is delighted to announce 2011’s festival has completely sold out.

Final confirmations include a very special performance from Guided by Voices – the band’s first performance in Europe since 2002, and their only planned reunion date in Europe in 2011; alt-rock legend, Lou Barlow’s Sebadoh (who replace Fang Island); plus White Denim who are playing music from their critically acclaimed forth album ‘D‘.

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Damon Albarn To Record New Album In Africa

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 10:59am

Damon Albarn is to travel to the Democratic Republic Of Congo with the intention of writing and recording a new album.

Albarn will set up base in the Congo with a selection of producers and artists who will aim to have a new album recorded within a week of their stay.

The project has been organised in conjunction with the Oxfam charity, who are likely to profit from the proceeds.

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U2 Pay Tribute To Clarence Clemons In New Jersey

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 at 7:24am

U2 paid tribute to the late, great Clarence Clemons last night (July 20th) by working in a short cover Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Jungleland‘ in memory of the E Street Band‘s saxophonist, reports Rolling Stone.

With the Irish supergroup’s massive 360 world tour bringing them to Springsteen’s hometurf of East Rutherford, New Jersey, the band took the opportunity to give a nod to Clemons by including ‘Jungleland’ in their 2009 song ‘Moment Of Surrender‘ during the two-hour-plus set.