In case you missed it on Saturday Night Live this weekend. This is the uncensored version. Not quite up there with "Dick in a Box" or "I'm on a Boat", is it?
Ever thought about hunting Britney Spears? Who hasn’t.
Tomorrow (April 4), Sony Music will be a hosting a contest to bring out the stalker in all of us. Find Britney first and you score yourself some tickets—long since sold out and now going for anywhere between $200 and $300 a pop on Craigslist—for her Wednesday (April 8) concert at GM Place.
One Britney look-alike—known as Amy—will be somewhere downtown on April 4 between noon and 4 p.m. Clues about Amy’s location will be updated on the @seekingamy Twitter account.
That outlandish Icelandic pixie Bjí¶rk announced today on her official Web site that she will be filling in for Robert Plant on an upcoming Led Zeppelin tour, slated to kick off in June.
The legendarily eccentric singer noted, however, that she only intends to perform songs from the band's first and fourth albums, including "Good Times Bad Times", "You Shook Me", "Dazed and Confused", "Communication Breakdown", "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll", and "Stairway to Heaven".
Click here for tour details and ticket info.
Well, it's sort of free, but not exactly. In any case, how can you resist an album with such sure-to-be-classics on it as "Pussygrinder (featuring Sheryl Crow)" and "Still Hurts (featuring Alicia Keys)"?
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Pop-rock powerhouse U2 has announced further details of their 360 º Tour, which kicks off June 30 with a show in Barcelona.
U2 play Vancouver on October 28 at B.C. Place. They'll be performing songs from their 12th album, No Line On The Horizon, and will be joined by American hip-pop quartet the Black Eyed Peas.
U2 360 º shows have so far been selling out in record timing–according to a LiveNation press release, tickets for a performance at Wembley Stadium had the fastest sales rate ever reported in the U.K.
The Junos have now come and gone through Vancouver. After a four-day party, much of it on Granville Street, the major winners of Canada's national music awards were announced tonight at a glitzy ceremony at General Motors Place hosted by comedian Russell Peters.
Here are a few who took home Junos:
”¢ The Stills won New Group of the Year and for Alternative Album of the Year for Oceans Will Rise
”¢ Kardinal Offishall won Single of the Year for “Dangerous”
”¢ Nickelback was the Group of the Year and won the Juno Fan Choice Award
If you listened to those supposedly in the know, it was all but guaranteed. The big word among industry insiders on night two of JunoFest was that a certain mega-platinum, hockey-rink filling band was going to be turning in a “surprise” set at Richard’s on Richards.
And indeed, as advertised (on Twitter at least) Chad Kroeger was in the house.
Nickelback’s rumoured small-club appearance probably explained why there was an inordinate number of dudes in suits lined up outside on Richard’s on Richards for the invite-only event, thown by Gibson guitars. And, no, carrot-coloured Ben Mulroney wasn’t one of them; these were the kind of players who decide who gets signed to six album deals, and who gets unceremoniously dropped.
If the 2009 edition of the Junos has done anything for Vancouver (besides, that is, pump a few million dollars into the local economy) it’s create a buzz on the streets.
Take Friday night for example. Thanks to the kind of weather that makes you wonder why in the hell you don’t move to Phoenix, the much-ballyhooed WestJet street party wasn’t exactly looking like a housewrecker around 6:15 p.m.; Elise Estrada’s audience consisted of 22 confused-looking Japanese exchange students.
March 26's sold-out City and Colour show at the Orpheum Theatre kicked off the beginning of a weekend of great Canadian music—which includes a four-day party on Granville Street—in celebration of the Junos this Sunday.
City and Colour, led by frontman Dallas Green, is a far cry from his hardcore-indie rock band Alexisonfire, but with guitar in hand the heavily tattooed Green showed everyone his soft side.
The Junos are Vancouver’s chance to show the world (or more accurately, some of the rest of Canada) that it’s everything a proper Olympic host city should be. The city tries its best at fun this weekend with the WestJet Street Party–taking place until Sunday over a stretch of two blocks nestled between construction ditches on Granville Street.
The event kicked off last night with free performances by Hot Hot Heat, Hey Rosetta!, and Said the Whale.
In addition to the usual Granville Street stagger, expect vendors, information booths, a beer garden, DJ sets, Olympic love-ins, and both free and ticketed concerts.