The Black Keys welcomed Wayne Newton to the stage last night at the Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas. The Sin City staple, who currently has a residency at Caesars Palace, joined the band to sing along with their 2011 track “Lonely Boy.” … More »
Hundreds of fans who purchased tickets from reliable third-party vendors like StubHub, SeatGeek, and Vivid Seats were turned away from the Black Keys’ tour opener at the Wiltern on Thursday night, The Los Angeles Times reports. Disgruntled ticketholders who were denied entry spilled out onto the sidewalk outside the LA venue, stuck on … More »
Woodstock 50 seems to be in its 11th hour as the town of Vernon, NY has unanimously rejected the event’s appeal to a denied permit application earlier this week. This leaves the peace, love, and music festival without a confirmed or even working venue just a month before its scheduled date.
Things went from (really) bad to (much) worse when Virgin Produced, who has recently been in an advisory position quickly cut ties with the festival after the unanimous vote.
“Woodstock will always be remembered as an iconic moment in history,” said Virgin Produced CEO Jason Felts in a public statement. “Despite our formidable effort to assist Michael Lang and the Woodstock 50 ownership in resurrecting their NY festival, it has become apparent that time has expired.”
Festival organizer Michael Lang was not optimistic with
Woodstock 50’s prognosis from here, stating to The Poughkeepsie Journal that “if
it doesn’t work this year, it doesn’t work this year. We’ve tried everything we
can. We’ve done our best.”
Woodstock 50 was originally slated to take place in Watkins Glen, NY, Aug 16-18. Nearly 65,000 attendees were expected after the festival announced a lineup featuring The Black Keys, Dead & Company, Miley Cirus and Santana in March of this year.
MasterClass prides itself on offering “online classes taught by the world’s greatest minds.” That includes cooking tips from Gordon Ramsey, acting lessons from Natalie Portman, and creative writing tools from Margaret Atwood. These courses, however, don’t seem to touch on the skill and privilege disparity between the student and the award-winning teacher. The celebrity instructors … More »
Naturally, Jack White likes Greta Van Fleet. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, White praises the young band, who won a Grammy earlier this year for Best Rock Album. “They’re three Polish brothers from Frankenmuth, Michigan — I thought that was a joke!” he said during the interview in response to a … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »
The Black Keys started out as a scrappy blues-rock duo from Akron, Ohio. Somehow, they ended up as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. After completing their unlikely ascension to stardom with 2014’s Turn Blue, their third Top 10 album in a row and the first to debut at #1, they took … More »
The Black Keys have just announced their ninth studio album. “Let’s Rock” will be their first in five years, following 2014’s Turn Blue. The blues-rock duo announced their first tour in four years and released “Lo/Hi” last month, and today, they share the album’s second offering. “Eagle … More »
Sad Planets is John Petkovic from Cobra Verde and Sweet Apple’s new project with Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. The two had never written music together, so when they finally got to it, the result ended up being an LP aptly named for their shared hometown Akron, Ohio. More »