The first clue came during the end of “Beautiful Day” when Bono sang a few lines of “Hungry Heart.” It lasted no more than six seconds, but it seemed to confirm rumors that had been flying around for weeks that Bruce Springsteen was going to come out for the final night of U2’s eight-show stand at Madison Square Garden. But nobody knew for sure Friday night until the end of “Where The Streets Have No Name” when an extra mic stand appeared and Bono began speaking about Springsteen’s profound influence on the band. Watch the Edge, Adam Clayton Perform With U2 Cover Band Needless to say, the capacity crowd erupted when Springsteen walked out with an acoustic guitar. “Earlier, when I busted myself up here in the city, we had a gig in Times Square for Red and this man showed up and delivered,” Bono said. “The chairman, the Boss.
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If you’re reading this, Meek Mill, it’s too late. Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake With ‘Wanna Know’ Since Mill accused Drake of employing a ghostwriter, the Canadian rapper has spent the past week straight ethering him with a duo of diss tracks that set the Internet on fire. Likely tired of being the butt of all jokes, Mill finally got off Twitter and into the booth, firing back with “Wanna Know” on Thursday night. And despite prominently featuring the Undertaker’s awesome entrance theme, the response to Mill’s track hasn’t been great.
Following a pair of diss tracks aimed in Meek Mill ‘s direction, the Philadelphia rapper finally fired back at Drake Thursday night with his hard-hitting “Wanna Know,” where he continues to hammer Drake for allegedly relying on ghostwriters. On the Jhalil Beats and Swizz Beats production, which features a sample from WWE wrestler the Undertaker’s intro gong, Meek Mill dishes more ghostwriting jokes, a reference track for a rhyme Drake supposedly used as his own and even unearths a five-year-old rumor about Drake getting urinated on at a movie premiere. The song was posted on SoundCloud accompanied by a photo of Drake Photoshopped onto a Milli Vanilli member’s body; that’s more ghost-singing than ghostwriting but the intention is clear: Meek Mill is saying Drake is getting famous off someone else’s talent, and “Wanna Know” reiterates that point. Hear Drake Demolish Meek Mill on ‘Back to Back’ Freestyle “You really sweet, I call you buttercup / You fucking dork, you changed the style because you studied us / Coming with the same flow / Switching up your lingo / We just want a refund, this ain’t what we paid for,” Meek Mill says on the track
Tim Robbins will launch a new music series at his longtime studio, the Actors’ Gang, in Los Angeles, starting August 1st with a performance by traditional New Orleans jazz outfit, Tuba Skinny. Jack Black and Tim Robbins Team Up for HBO Comedy The group will make their L.A. debut at the Actors’ Gang’s longtime home, the Ivy Substation.
David Gilmour has released an ambitious animated music video for the title track to his new album, Rattle That Lock , out September 18th. It was created by Alasdair & Jock from Trunk Animation, under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, the design group that created iconic images for Dark Side of the Moon , Meddle , Atom Heart Mother , Obscured by Clouds , Wish You Were Here , Animals and other classic Pink Floyd records. “I love animation when it does something that can’t be achieved any other way,” said Gilmour in a statement. “The film Alasdair & Jock have made for ‘Rattle That Lock’ highlights a darkness in the song that couldn’t have been shown any other way.” The song’s lyrics were written by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, who drew inspiration from John Milton’s Paradise Lost . “I think the animators have done a fine job: paying homage to Gustave Dore,” Samson said in a statement, “bringing his illustrations for Paradise Lost alive, making a powerful visual for the song.” Storm Thorgerson: How I Designed the Cover of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Rattle that Lock is David Gilmour’s first solo album since 2006’s On an Island .
This weekend, Lollapalooza will once again return to Chicago , as it has for the last 10 years. But if you can’t make it to the Windy City to catch the festival’s eclectic mix of music and mayhem in person, you can still watch real-time sets from many of the event’s most anticipated artists, including headliners Paul McCartney and Metallica – from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do in tune in to Red Bull TV’s Lollapalooza livestream, a three-day multi-channel broadcast that features not only artist performances but exclusive interviews, live chats, behind-the-scenes footage and highlight reels. And you can do so right here. Lollapalooza 2015: 20 Must-See Acts For a full rundown of the broadcast, visit Redbull.tv/lollapalooza .
Vaunted riot grrrl band Bikini Kill are preparing the reissue of their 1991 demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now . On September 22nd, the band’s inaugural collection of work will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats for the first time. Kathleen Hanna: ‘I Didn’t Want Men to Validate Me’ A trailer for the reissue features footage filmed by Brian Ruff from Bikini Kill’s first Olympia, WA show.
Two new U2 films, a behind-the-scenes documentary and a live concert, will air on HBO this fall. The doc, premiering November 7th, will focus on how the group’s current Innocence + Experience tour came together, while the concert film will be shot at the band’s Paris gig on November 14th and air the same day. Titles for both films have ye to be revealed.
Morrissey claims he was sexually assaulted by a security officer who grabbed his genitals after a routine security check at the San Francisco Airport on July 27th, according to a post from the musician on True to You . The incident reportedly took place around 2:30 p.m. after Morrissey had finished regular security procedure, without problem, and was gathering his belongings. “I was approached by an ‘airport security officer’ who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles,” Morrissey wrote
Yoko Ono will follow up her all-star 2007 covers and remixes LP Yes, I’m a Witch this January with a sequel titled Yes, I’m a Witch Too . This time around, the avant-rocker will collaborate with Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards, Sparks, Miike Snow, Cibo Matto and her son Sean Lennon among many more artists who contributed either remixes or covers of tracks culled from Ono’s catalog. Yes, I’m a Witch Too arrives January 22nd, 2016 via Manimal.
Drake has fired another salvo in his feud with Meek Mill after that rapper called Drake’s “Charged Up” diss track “baby lotion soft.” Three days later, Drake has responded again with “Back to Back Freestyle,” and there’s nothing soft or vague about this diss track as the Toronto rapper lays into Meek Mill. The cruelest barbs in “Back to Back Freestyle” come when Drake attempts to emasculate Meek Mill for serving as opening act for his girlfriend Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour . “You love her then you gotta get a world tour / Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?/ I know that you gotta be a thug for her / This ain’t what she meant when she told you to open up more,” Drake says. (Incidentally, Meek Mill showed up 90 minutes late and was promptly booed when the Pinkprint Tour hit Drake’s native Toronto Tuesday night.) Brandon Jennings Gets Meek Mill’s Manager ‘Charged Up’ Drake then takes aim at Meek Mill’s decision to beef through social media. “Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers,” Drake raps.
It took two weeks but Neil Young finally expunged the vast majority of his catalog from streaming services. On July 15th, the rocker issued a pair of Facebook posts deriding the audio quality of streaming services and alerting fans that he’d pull all of his albums from Apple Music, Spotify and the like. “It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution,” Young wrote.