The Weekly Round-Up - June 18
Your source for news, upcoming releases, and what to check out in the large world of music
- Rumors emerged yesterday claiming that The Rolling Stones were set to retire from music after their fiftieth anniversary tour ended next year at Glastonbury. But fear not, the band shot down the rumours today and stated they would not be retiring nor playing Glastonbury. Good news for Stones fans but one has to wonder how these men can keep up with the physical rigours of a world tour at their age. Via The Guardian
- Sir Paul McCartney turns seventy years young today! The creative genius behind some of The Beatles most famous numbers including "Helter Skelter", "Hey Jude", and "Eleanor Rigby" doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon as he continues to record and play shows as long as two and a half hours. A full look back on Paul’s life can be read here by The Daily Mail
- Green Day recently released a video on their website giving fans a look inside the bands studio during recording sessions for their new trilogy of albums. The first album appropriately named "¡UNO!" comes out on September 25. Video can be seen here
- The Much Music Video Awards happened last night in Toronto. Canadian fans were treated to an outdoor spectacle hosted by LMFAO with performances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, and last but not least Justin Bieber performing on the eve of his new album release. The full star-studded concert can be seen here
- Sad news in the world of music from Radiohead. The bands drum technician Scott Johnson died on Saturday when the stage at Downsview Park Toronto collapsed mere hours before Radiohead were set to perform. The sold-out concert was immediately cancelled by the band and they have since left a touching message on their website in memory of Scott.
Albums Releasing This Week (June 19)
Video to Watch
- If you thought that Carly Rae Jepsen’s "Call Me Maybe" wasn’t catchy enough already then check out this great disco cover of the song by Stacks of Wax ft. Nicholas Wells.
Did You Know?
- 3D printing is revolutionizing the guitar industry. If you play the guitar or are looking to purchase a new axe (and have a lot of cash to spare) then read this article. The new technology is changing how guitars are made, designed, and most importantly their durability. Full article here
That’s your music roundup for the week ahead. Did you like what you saw, have any comments or questions; did we miss something that you think needs to be mentioned? Give us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org