Posts tagged Paul McCartney
[News] Outside Lands 2013 Announces Lineup

The official lineup for Outside Lands Festival 2013 is here, and it looks to be pretty good. Topping off the bill are Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Vampire Weekend, D’Angelo, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Jurassic 5, Willie Nelson, Hall and Oates, and Grizzly Bear.

Rounding out the eclectic lineup are Wavves, Young The Giant, Band of Horses, A-Trak, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, The Tallest Man on Earth, Foals, Youth Lagoon, Gary Clark Jr., Jessie Ware, Dillon Francis, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Surfer Blood, Chromatics and Smith Westerns. While not as good as last year's lineup, which was headlined by Metallica, Neil Young, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Beck, Sigur Ros, this year seems promising. Check out the full lineup here or below in a ridiculously charming announcement video.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 18th, at 12 noon PDT at the festival's official website. Outside Lands takes place August 9-11 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

[News] Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo unveiled its 2013 lineup yesterday, dishing out a bill topped with Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, R. Kelly, The National, Kendrick Lamar, The xx, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Wilco, and Björk.

Rounding out the lineup are Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cat Power, Local Natives, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Dirty Projectors, Swans, Baroness, Japandroids, Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, Father John Misty, Purity Ring, The Tallest Man on Earth, Divine Fits, ASAP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Four Tet, Wild Nothing, DIIV, HAIM, Cults, Charli XCX, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Dwight Yoakam, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Portgual. The Man, The Gaslight Anthem, Matt and Kim Pretty Lights, Boys Noize, AraabMUZIK, A-Trak, The Vaccines, Glen Hansard, Calexico, Porter Robinson, Amadou & Mariam, Lee Fields & The Expressions, John Fullbright, JEFF the Brotherhood, Deap Vally, Walk the Moon, and The Stepkids.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale Saturday February 23rd at Noon EST on the festival website. Bonnaroo runs from June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

[Watch] Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear Perform "Cut Me Some Slack" Live

Unless you were living under a big fat f'in rock yesterday you probably witnessed the internet explode at the prospect of a "Nirvana reunion" featuring Paul McCartney. Well it kind of did happen and didn't tarnish Nirvana in any way. I wouldn't exactly call it a reunion though, just an all star cast of musicians rocking out in a live setting. Paul is on stage and describes being invited to a "Jam session" and that's exactly what I'd call it. Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic along with Pat Smear joined McCartney on stage at the all-star 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief and performed a track they've titled "Cut Me Some Slack" live for the first time ever. Just watch it and hit play above. Pretty fucking cool if you ask me, I could watch Dave smash a kit all day.

[Listen] The Shins - "Wonderful Christmastime" (Paul McCartney Cover)

Tomorrow is Halloween, that time of year when it's ok for you to leave the house dressed up as pretty much anything and not having (too many) people stare at you in a weird way. With that said, shops seem to be bringing out the Christmas stock already and just this morning on my walk to work I noticed Manchester's Xmas lights have been snuck up at some time recently. I should probably look up more often as for all I know they've been up for weeks. Anyway, we've already heard Cee Lo Green lay down a Christmas track in the  "Run Rudolph Run" at the start of the month and today you can enjoy The Shins tackling Paul McCartney's Christmas staple, "Wonderful Christmastime". It's set to feature on Holidays Rule, which is available in stores and on iTunes now.

[Listen] Paul Weller - "Birthday" (The Beatles Cover)

Yesterday marked the 70th Birthday of Paul McCartney, you know that guy from The Beatles who still looks younger than many 50 year olds and plays shows with more energy than some young bands starting out. Seriously, I wish him many more happy years to come. What a guy. To mark the occasion, Paul Weller offered up a cover of Teh Beatles' track "Birthday" along with offering up some wise words regarding his love for Paul ove on RollingStone.com. Head over there to give th etrack a listen too.

[Watch] Fiona Apple Visits Jimmy Fallon

Fiona Apple's new album The Idler Wheel… is a delight to listen to and has been gaining praise from just about everywhere. Last night she no-doubt gained some new fans with a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon who with she had a nice little chat in which she touches the subject of her on-stage meltdown back in 2004. After that though she performs "Anything We Want" and as an added bonus, a web exclusive performance of Paul McCartney & The Wings' "Let Me Roll With It" with the help of The Roots. Well, it was his 70th Birthday yesterday after all. The interview can be viewed at the top with the performances available after the jump courtesy of The Audio Perv.

"Anything We Want"

"Let Me Roll It"

 

[Recap] The 54th Annual Grammy Awards: Pleasantly Boring

Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLast night we witnessed a very safe ceremony for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The fact that I'm not as outraged about the performances and the results as I normally am has had me stewing on this all night and all morning. I'm always the one in my circle that cheers on The Recording Academy to make better decisions so they can be both relevant while not getting too caught up in The Long Tail looking for the year's very best, so why can't I feel better about last night's ceremony?  I want to say they're finally coming around, but why did the whole ordeal make me feel so "meh" afterwards?

The only two real "shockers" of the night in terms of awards were Skrillex and Bon Iver. Yes, Skrillex took home three awards for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Remix during the pre-show so haters can put a Grammy in it for now. At least he didn't win Best New Artist so the rest of the world could start cracking Bonny Bear jokes after Bon Iver's second win of the night (the other was Best Alternative Music Album). Also, "Thanks for the sweet hookup", Justin Vernon? Really? Glad we know you didn't come with a prepared speech. Oh, and I don't understand how Bon Iver is a "New Artist" either. Supposedly if they've never won a Grammy before then technically they're still "new"? Okay....

The big winners of the night were Adele with six awards and Foo Fighters with five. Both also killed it during their perfromances. Anyone who wants to question how Adele managed to snatch up so many awards just needs to watch her as she destroyed "Rolling In The Deep" for the zillionth time. As for Foos, they rocked "Walk" most excellently. I could have done without the deadmau5 live remix thing they failed to pull off though. Probably one of my favorite quotes from the night was from Davie Grohl after Foos won Best Rock Album:

"To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what's most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning your craft , that's the most important thing for people to do. It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer. It's about what goes on in here *points to heart* and it's about what goes on in here *points to head*".

Most of the other performances were pretty solid, minus maybe whatever the heck Nicki Minaj was trying to prove to everyone during her new single, "Roman Holiday". I think someone may be butthurt that she can't come off as cracked out as Lady Gaga. Either way, I wasn't a fan before last night and she certainly did not win me over after the short film and all the "Look at me! I'm so crazy!" The Beach Boys gave me "Good Vibrations". Paul McCartney gave The Recording Academy some Kisses On The Bottom so he got to perform twice, only to find out that America's youth doesn't know who the heck he is (yes, seriously). Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston made me hate her less for being in all those Weight Watchers commericals in addition to it finally sinking in that Whitney is really gone.

Also, can we talk for a second about Chris Brown? I can try to get over (and fail miserably) that even though he beat the snot out of Rihanna that he still got to perform and that he also won a Grammy last night. What I can't get over, is the outcry from #TeamBreezy that stupidly announced that they would let Brown "beat on them anytime". SERIOUSLY? Is this what we've become, the internet? Face. Palm.

At any rate, The Recording Academy must have done something right, considering last night's show ranked at #2 in all-time ratings with 39 million viewers. What did you think of last night's show?

In case you missed out, The Audio Perv has all the performances for you to check out. You can also check out a full listing of last night's winners over on The Grammy's website.