If you’ve ever seen the album art for Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, you’ve probably come to understand why the band is as well known for their album covers as they are for their music.
Going to rock concerts has always meant dealing with a bunch of unruly people, many of them very drunk – but it seems like lately things have been worse than ever. Attention spans are at an all-time low, and the ubiquity of smartphones has resulted in a huge percentage of the audience at any given show barely paying attention to the action onstage. Here are the 10 most annoying behaviors at rock concerts:
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So. You already watch Mob Wives and Moonshiners and River Monsters, and you’re going to start watching a fishing show too. According to Glide’s Hidden Track blog, Mickey Melchiondo, a.k.a. Dean Ween — formerly of weirdo-rock duo Ween — leads a secret life as a charter boat captain, and he’s teamed up with Les Claypool of Primus for a reality show that will “fuse sportfishing with music and comedy,” because those three things go together like bacon, lettuce, and tomato, or snap, crackle, and pop, or Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
It’s been a little while since beard-sporting folk guy Sam Beam released a new album from his Iron & Wine project. After last year’s George Michael covers, however, he’s announced a proper follow-up to 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the majority of the speakers for its 28th annual induction ceremony. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush, Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera will team up to honor the late Donna Summer and John Mayer will induct the late Albert King.
The Roots’ work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has given the hip-hop group a chance to appear alongside an array of artists passing through the talk show studio. This includes Elvis Costello, with whom the group are reportedly plotting a collaborative LP.