posted by Lee Ann Waterrs, 92ZEW — April 6, 2010
Congratulations Brit rockers Muse who will add the 2010 Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award to their growing display case… The award honors musicians who raise money for charity. Muse was nominated last year but refused to accept, they felt they didn’t deserve it.
Also Muse and Myspace running a contest where grandprize winner will fly to band’s San Fran gig, go backstage and interview Muse. Details at Muse.mu
Lollapalooza 2010 lineup announced. As expected, first official concert of reunited Soundgarden, also headlining are Green Day, Lady Gaga (who performed as an unknown side-stage act at Lollapalooza a few years ago), Arcade Fire, Phoenix and The Strokes, (who have not played live in over four years).
Other notables Punk vets Social Distortion, Reggae great Jimmy Cliff and indie rockers MGMT. Devo, The Black Keys, Hot Chip, Spoon, The National, Cypress Hill, The New Pornographers, Erykah Badu and Wolfmother are among the many other artists on board.
More notable getting to know you acts AFI, Metric, Yeasayer, Slightly Stoopid, Gogol Bordello, Mavis Staples, Matt and Kim, The xx and Switchfoot, as well as up-and-comers like American Bang, Violent Soho and Mumford & Sons.
Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell will be spinning on the DJ stage this year.
LOLLAPALOOZA runs from August 6-8 Chicago – Grant Park. lollapalooza.com for more info.
Phoenix to record intimate show in NY April 15, for MTV Unplugged (they still do music?). Find out how wearephoenix.com
Sarah Bareilles spent Easter at the White House hunting for eggs and playing with President Obama’s dog, Bo, she even captured video and uploaded to her Twitter site … twitter.com/sarahbareilles
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Merle Haggard 73 — Frank Black (Pixies) 45 — Zach Braff (Scrubs) 35
ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY
1956 – Iconic Building Capitol Records in LA unveiled (looks like a stack of 45’s, or now a stack of UFO’s), a source of many movie scenes and Hollywood jokes
1968 – Pink Floyd announce departure of Syd Barrett
2000 – Ohio teenager sued Black Crowes for being too loud
Ciao for Now, ♫♪⚜*¨*⚜. d(-_-)b .⚜*¨*⚜♫♪ £ee Ånn