Coachella 2011 lineup announced
Coachella's 2011 lineup has been released (finally), and there are some astounding surprises in store for those who will brave the desert heat. Headlining across the 3-day event will be Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, and The Strokes.Some startling announcements include Death From Above 1979 reforming, no word as of yet if this will be a single performance or a full reunion. The reclusive Lauryn Hill will be making a Friday appearance as well.
For a full lineup, visit Coachella's official website.Get your tickets now!
Trent Reznor scores yet another movie
Industrial music messiah Trent Reznor is reportedly scoring yet another film, this time the U.S. remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The wildly successful book that was followed by a Swedish-made version of the movie. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the Golden Globe nomination Reznor and long-time collaborator Atticus Ross garnered for scoring David Fincher's (who's also directing Tattoo) The Social Network. Reznor also revealed that there will be a new full-length album out from his project How To Destroy Angels, a collaboration with his wife.How To Destroy Angels on Thrillcall
Deftones announce new North American tour
Following their successful jaunt across the states with Alice In Chains, Deftones have announced a headlining tour supporting their latest effort, Diamond Eyes. Dillinger Escape Plan will be the openers for the duration of the tour.Get Deftones tickets here
Flaming Lips to release a new song a month in 2011
Wayne Coyne, frontman for the ever-evolving The Flaming Lips, announced that they will be releasing a song a month in 2011 instead of releasing a whole album all at once. Coyne also hinted that they will be filming the recording of each track to be made into a movie later in the year. The Lips will also be taking each release for a walk on the wild side with the medium in which they will be delivered. Said Coyne, "The dilemma is whether we're going to release it on vinyl, cereal boxes, or some of it on toys that we make".Flaming Lips on Thrillcall
Britney Spears set to release new album, hit the road again
Embattled pop songstress Britney Spears is set to release a new album in March this year. The as of yet untitled album will produce its first single sometime in early January. Tour dates have not yet been announced, but are expected to be revealed soon as well.Britney Spears on Thrillcall
Mike Watt to hit the road in support of his Opera No. 3
Legendary prolific punk Mike Watt will be touring in support of his third Opera, Hyphenated-Man. The punk opera will be performed by none other than Watt and his band, Mike Watt + The Missingmen. The tour begins in Santa Barbara, and will hit major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.Get tickets to Hyphenated-Man here!
Motorhead to release new album, documentary, tour planned
Lemmy and the boys in Motorhead, after a period of silence are back and bigger than ever. First, they have an upcoming album entitled The World Is Yours, which will be released February 8th of the new year. Second, they will be touring North America beginning January 25th. Last but not least, a documentary on the legendary frontman Lemmy Kilmister will be released on a dual-disc dvd February 15th. The documentary is titled "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch".Get Motorhead tickets here
Klaxons give away EP for free for Holidays
Brit-rockers Klaxons have announced they will be giving away an EP's worth of tracks for free on the web. The tracks were from a scrapped session prior to the release of their sophomore effort released this year, Surfing The Void. The new EP, entitled Landmarks of Lunacy, was recorded with Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford at the helm. The EP can be downloaded from the Klaxons website.Klaxons on Thrillcall
RIP Teena Marie
The iconic R&B singer and protege of Rick James passed away over the weekend. At press time, no known cause of death was announced, but it was said that Marie's daughter found she had passed away in her sleep.Teena Marie on Thrillcall
Plain White T's release new album, announce headline tour
Plain White T's have just announced a national headlining tour, hot on the heels of the release of their 5th studio album, Wonders Of The Younger. Vocalist Tom Higgenson said it was inspired by a recent performance he attended of Cirque du Soleil's "O". The album is doing well thus far, debuting at #1 on the iTunes rock charts.Plain White T's tickets