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:
Dean Ween and Les Claypool will soon have their own fishing show
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.
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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 and Elvis Costello Plot Collaborative Album
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.
Tom Waits Photography Book by Anton Corbijn Due This Spring
If you’ve been waiting for that long-delayed Tom Waits photo book by Anton Corbijn to arrive, then we’ve got some good news for you: Waits/Corbijn ‘77-‘11 is finally due to be released on May 8 through publisher Schirmer-Mosel.
Perry Farrell has revealed that he is working on a Jane’s Addiction musical, stating that he thinks people are moving away from traditional gigs and festivals as the only way to hear bands performing live.
The Black Keys >are entering the recording studio this week to begin work on their brand new studio album.
The band, who released their seventh album ‘El Camino’ in 2011, aim to finish the recording in March with a late 2013 release date provisionally in place. Speaking toMojo about their plans, guitarist Dan Auerbach said: “We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by some time in March.”
Sony Releases Limited Edition, 86-Track Bob Dylan Outtakes in Europe
Last year, about 100 lucky Bob Dylan fans in Europe came across a pretty amazing find on record store shelves: a four-CD set titled The 50th Anniversary Collection. The set contains 86 Dylan songs recorded in 1962, including numerous takes of “Mixed Up Confusion,” “Sally Gal,” “That’s All Right, Mama” and “Baby, Please Don’t Go.” Contrary to appearances, this was no bootleg. It’s an official release from Sony and copies are already selling on eBay for upwards of $1,000.
Paul Weller has confirmed that he will never reform The Jam as “it would be absurd”. The Modfather said he admires bands like The Rolling Stones who keep rocking into their late-sixties but admits he couldn’t do it, as he doesn’t want to be performing songs that are over 30 years old.
Deep Purple recently confirmed that on 30th April this year, are going to release a new album, after numerous rehearsals in Europe. Not that they recorded, but they even mixed the entire project in Nashville with the producer Bob Ezrin.
Frank Zappa's Estate License Unreleased Live Album
After Universal Music launched a reissue campaign last year, it’s been a particularly good time to be a Frank Zappa fan. Now, the late artist’s estate have sweetened the pot with an unreleased live album.