Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters Dismiss Split Rumours

The Foo Fighters have dismissed reports suggesting their gig in New York over the weekend (29-30Sep12) would be their last, insisting the band is "not breaking up".

Dave Grohl's rock group performed at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday night (29Sep12) and the frontman sparked rumours of a split by saying goodbye to fans.

He told the crowd, "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man. This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again and this is the perfect place to do it, right now, tonight."

Grohl's comments sparked uproar among fans but a spokesperson for the band has now insisted the split rumours are false, telling Mtv.com, "They are definitely not breaking up."

The former Nirvana star previously sparked rumours of a break-up at Britain's Reading Festival in August (12) when he said the gig would be the band's last for a while, but he later insisted his words had been taken out of context.


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The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City 4290190 News

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Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.

Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.

Next up is Seattle, Washington, best known for its 90s grunge scene which took America by storm when it first appeared with the likes of Nirvana (and their offshoot Foo Fighters); who really became grunge kings with second album 'Nevermind'; Soundgarden; and Mudhoney - all of which became the breakthrough acts for the city's ever famous Sub Pop Records. Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains also became popular around the same time - so you'd be forgiven for thinking that's all there is to Seattle music.

Watch the Budweiser Made in America documentary for Seattle:
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You'd be wrong, however. While Seattle is so often pigeonholed as grunge/rock, the truth is there's a lot more diversity now than ever. 'I feel like it's the best it's ever been', Tacocat insisted, and with their brand of riotuous bubblegum pop you start to believe that a change has taken place over the years. Of course, Sub Pop records are mainly to blame for the huge impact of grunge, but since developing subsidiary label Hardly Art, they've made sure to expand and diversify with a range of alternative pop acts such as Tacocat, as well as dreamy surf-pop band La Luz. Sub Pop is nowadays also quite happy to sign from the calmer side of guitar music, such as indie bands Fleet Foxes and The Head and The Heart. And while the label may still be the primary hub of Seattle music, there's also the likes of soloist Perfume Genius and pop sensation Macklemore & Ryan Lewis further broadening the scene.

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Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard has a lot to say about the musical city

This idea that there is so much different music in Seattle now is echoed by Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie, who insists he's 'never heard anyone [he's] known from Seattle ever say, 'I wanna be famous' unless they were joking or unless they were about to move to Los Angeles.' It's this inherent musical passion over a desire for fame that no doubt led to such legends as Jimi Hendrix. Unquestionably one of the world's greatest guitarists to have ever lived, Hendrix started out his musical dreams in that very city as a teenager in a band called the Velvetones, during which time he received his very first electric guitar. And while we're talking Seattle's musical veterans, we have to mention the global superstar that is record producer Quincy Jones!

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Jimi Hendrix started out his musical career in Seattle

Seattle has come a long way in the development of its culture and it's diversification like this that has inspired Budweiser Made in America festival. Hitting LA and Philadelphia on August 30th - 31st 2014, the event has some big names topping the bill. LA sees headliners Imagine Dragons and Kanye West, while the latter joins Kings Of Leon for Philly. Also among the range of acts in both cities are Steve Aoki, John Mayer, Cypress Hill, Capital Cities, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Pharrell, The National amd Mayer Hawthorne with several more acts to be announced yet!

Nirvana promo shot
Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.

Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.

Next up is Seattle, Washington, best known for its 90s grunge scene which took America by storm when it first appeared with the likes of Nirvana (and their offshoot Foo Fighters); who really became grunge kings with second album 'Nevermind'; Soundgarden; and Mudhoney - all of which became the breakthrough acts for the city's ever famous Sub Pop Records. Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains also became popular around the same time - so you'd be forgiven for thinking that's all there is to Seattle music.

Watch the Budweiser Made in America documentary for Seattle:
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You'd be wrong, however. While Seattle is so often pigeonholed as grunge/rock, the truth is there's a lot more diversity now than ever. 'I feel like it's the best it's ever been', Tacocat insisted, and with their brand of riotuous bubblegum pop you start to believe that a change has taken place over the years. Of course, Sub Pop records are mainly to blame for the huge impact of grunge, but since developing subsidiary label Hardly Art, they've made sure to expand and diversify with a range of alternative pop acts such as Tacocat, as well as dreamy surf-pop band La Luz. Sub Pop is nowadays also quite happy to sign from the calmer side of guitar music, such as indie bands Fleet Foxes and The Head and The Heart. And while the label may still be the primary hub of Seattle music, there's also the likes of soloist Perfume Genius and pop sensation Macklemore & Ryan Lewis further broadening the scene.

Death Cab For Cutie promo
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard has a lot to say about the musical city

This idea that there is so much different music in Seattle now is echoed by Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie, who insists he's 'never heard anyone [he's] known from Seattle ever say, 'I wanna be famous' unless they were joking or unless they were about to move to Los Angeles.' It's this inherent musical passion over a desire for fame that no doubt led to such legends as Jimi Hendrix. Unquestionably one of the world's greatest guitarists to have ever lived, Hendrix started out his musical dreams in that very city as a teenager in a band called the Velvetones, during which time he received his very first electric guitar. And while we're talking Seattle's musical veterans, we have to mention the global superstar that is record producer Quincy Jones!

Jimi Hendrix promo shot
Jimi Hendrix started out his musical career in Seattle

Seattle has come a long way in the development of its culture and it's diversification like this that has inspired Budweiser Made in America festival. Hitting LA and Philadelphia on August 30th - 31st 2014, the event has some big names topping the bill. LA sees headliners Imagine Dragons and Kanye West, while the latter joins Kings Of Leon for Philly. Also among the range of acts in both cities are Steve Aoki, John Mayer, Cypress Hill, Capital Cities, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Pharrell, The National amd Mayer Hawthorne with several more acts to be announced yet!

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How Much Does It Cost To Book Your Favourite Band? 4271145 News

Having your favourite band play at your birthday party or wedding would be a dream come true for any music fan, but sadly it doesn't come cheap. Business Insider has recently worked with booking agency Celebritytalent.net to publish a list detailing just how much various artists will charge to play a show. If you’re a Prince fan, it’s pretty bad news.

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Yes if you’re looking for an intimate performance of ‘Purple Rain’, then you’re going to need some pretty deep products. Prince tops the list of the most expensive artists to book, commanding a massive $2million. Asking for slightly less are rock legends Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones as well as rappers Jay-Z and Usher, Arcade Fire and most surprisingly Nickleback. Yes a private show from Chad Kroeger and co will cost you between $1 and $1.5million.

Commanding just under $1million are modern hit makers such as Adele, Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry. As well as the iconic David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, whom we can't help feeling might be slightly over priced. Joining them in the $750,000 to $999,999 bracket also, are Green Day, Eminem and Mariah Carey. But for the same amount you can also hire George Clooney. we not sure what exactly he’ll come round to do but we'd imagine he’d make a pretty entertaining party guest.

More: So What Do We Know About Adele’s New Album?

Between half a million and $749,999 will get you a performance from Puff Daddy, The Cure, Coldplay or even One Direction. But if a cool $500,000 is your absolute limit then Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Dolly Parton and Susan Boyle might be your best investment. They all charge anywhere between $350,000 to $499,999.

Amazingly, as the prices drop to just over a quarter of a million we find a few artists who really seem to be selling themselves short. Bob Dylan is listed as charging between just $250,000 and $349,999. Granted we don't have the kind of change just lying around, but when you read that it costs over twice as much to book the Black Eyed Peas then Dylan is a bargain! Also on par with Dylan are Queens of the Stone Age, Duran Duran and the Foo Fighters. Yes apparently getting Dave Grohl to leave his friends behind is more expensive than having him bring them along, as a solo performance from the Foos font man costs up to $749,999.

More: Robbie Williams Breaks Fan's Arm During Stage Fall

As we drop below the quarter of a million mark there are still some bargains to be had. Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails all come in below $250,000. While Iggy Pop, Moby and The Hives will cost you under $150,000.

Arctic Monkeys at the Brit AwardsWho ordered some Arctic Monkeys?

But if you really do want to add some star power to your next gathering and you just can’t go above the $10,000 mark, then don’t despair. Yes it seems even the world of celebrity appearances has a bargain bin. For between $7,500 and $9,999 you can treat yourself to a Joan Rivers look-a-like, a Jack Nicholson one, a fake Robbie Williams or even the real Bam Margera. Now that’s a bargain.

Having your favourite band play at your birthday party or wedding would be a dream come true for any music fan, but sadly it doesn't come cheap. Business Insider has recently worked with booking agency Celebritytalent.net to publish a list detailing just how much various artists will charge to play a show. If you’re a Prince fan, it’s pretty bad news.

PrincePrince, he's a pricey one

Yes if you’re looking for an intimate performance of ‘Purple Rain’, then you’re going to need some pretty deep products. Prince tops the list of the most expensive artists to book, commanding a massive $2million. Asking for slightly less are rock legends Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones as well as rappers Jay-Z and Usher, Arcade Fire and most surprisingly Nickleback. Yes a private show from Chad Kroeger and co will cost you between $1 and $1.5million.

Commanding just under $1million are modern hit makers such as Adele, Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry. As well as the iconic David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, whom we can't help feeling might be slightly over priced. Joining them in the $750,000 to $999,999 bracket also, are Green Day, Eminem and Mariah Carey. But for the same amount you can also hire George Clooney. we not sure what exactly he’ll come round to do but we'd imagine he’d make a pretty entertaining party guest.

More: So What Do We Know About Adele’s New Album?

Between half a million and $749,999 will get you a performance from Puff Daddy, The Cure, Coldplay or even One Direction. But if a cool $500,000 is your absolute limit then Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Dolly Parton and Susan Boyle might be your best investment. They all charge anywhere between $350,000 to $499,999.

Amazingly, as the prices drop to just over a quarter of a million we find a few artists who really seem to be selling themselves short. Bob Dylan is listed as charging between just $250,000 and $349,999. Granted we don't have the kind of change just lying around, but when you read that it costs over twice as much to book the Black Eyed Peas then Dylan is a bargain! Also on par with Dylan are Queens of the Stone Age, Duran Duran and the Foo Fighters. Yes apparently getting Dave Grohl to leave his friends behind is more expensive than having him bring them along, as a solo performance from the Foos font man costs up to $749,999.

More: Robbie Williams Breaks Fan's Arm During Stage Fall

As we drop below the quarter of a million mark there are still some bargains to be had. Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails all come in below $250,000. While Iggy Pop, Moby and The Hives will cost you under $150,000.

Arctic Monkeys at the Brit AwardsWho ordered some Arctic Monkeys?

But if you really do want to add some star power to your next gathering and you just can’t go above the $10,000 mark, then don’t despair. Yes it seems even the world of celebrity appearances has a bargain bin. For between $7,500 and $9,999 you can treat yourself to a Joan Rivers look-a-like, a Jack Nicholson one, a fake Robbie Williams or even the real Bam Margera. Now that’s a bargain.

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Foo Fighters Agree To Perform Unexpected Crowdfunded Show In Richmond 4245172 News

The Foo Fighters will play an unscheduled show in Richmond, Virginia, after a lengthy campaign started by four eager fans.

Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost noticed that the band hasn't played in their hometown, and frontman Dave Grohl's home state, since 1998 so they decided to hatch up a plan to usher them back.

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Foo Fighters haven't played in Richmond, Virginia, since 1998

The four locals turned to the crowd-funding site Crowdtilt, to gather all Richmond locals together to purchase tickets to a concert that didn't exist, aiming to rise $70,000 to fill up a venue and pay the band if successful.

Early on Saturday (June 14th) Grohl and the rest of the band, who were unaware of the campaign, took to Twitter to confirm that the fans' aim has been reached as they have agreed to put on a show.

MORE: Dave Grohl Inspired By America

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" data-cards="hidden" lang="en-gb"><p>well, well, well...<a href="https://twitter.com/foofighters_rva" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @foofighters_rva</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/rvadonuts" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @rvadonuts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/browns_vdubs" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @browns_vdubs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Crowdtilt" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @Crowdtilt</a> See ya soon...let&#39;s have a good time.<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RVA&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" #RVA</a> <a href="http://t.co/D4e873tXJG" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" pic.twitter.com/D4e873tXJG</a></p>&mdash; Foo Fighters (@foofighters) <a href="https://twitter.com/foofighters/statuses/477657582761287681" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The campaign, which has garnered over $70,000 in fake tickets sales at this time, was launched in March Goldin, and it was able to raise enough money due to generous $5,000 donations from local businesses, and was aided by advertisements on local rock radio station XL102.

MORE: Foo Fighters Stage Surprise Show In Historic New Orleans Venue

Foo Fighters
The band was unaware of the campaign beforehand

"Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting for our favorite band to come to us, we're making it happen," Goldin said in his statement. "We're selling tix to a Foo Fighters concert that the band doesn't have scheduled yet in the hopes that they'll come to our great city and play a show. Then if the band comes we all rock out. If they don't come, everyone gets their money back. Every cent. So buy your tix, spread the word, and let's make some rock-n-roll history."

The venue and date for the concert has yet to be finalized.

The Foo Fighters will play an unscheduled show in Richmond, Virginia, after a lengthy campaign started by four eager fans.

Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost noticed that the band hasn't played in their hometown, and frontman Dave Grohl's home state, since 1998 so they decided to hatch up a plan to usher them back.

Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters haven't played in Richmond, Virginia, since 1998

The four locals turned to the crowd-funding site Crowdtilt, to gather all Richmond locals together to purchase tickets to a concert that didn't exist, aiming to rise $70,000 to fill up a venue and pay the band if successful.

Early on Saturday (June 14th) Grohl and the rest of the band, who were unaware of the campaign, took to Twitter to confirm that the fans' aim has been reached as they have agreed to put on a show.

MORE: Dave Grohl Inspired By America

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" data-cards="hidden" lang="en-gb"><p>well, well, well...<a href="https://twitter.com/foofighters_rva" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @foofighters_rva</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/rvadonuts" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @rvadonuts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/browns_vdubs" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @browns_vdubs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Crowdtilt" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" @Crowdtilt</a> See ya soon...let&#39;s have a good time.<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RVA&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" #RVA</a> <a href="http://t.co/D4e873tXJG" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" pic.twitter.com/D4e873tXJG</a></p>&mdash; Foo Fighters (@foofighters) <a href="https://twitter.com/foofighters/statuses/477657582761287681" rel="nofollow" > rel="nofollow" June 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The campaign, which has garnered over $70,000 in fake tickets sales at this time, was launched in March Goldin, and it was able to raise enough money due to generous $5,000 donations from local businesses, and was aided by advertisements on local rock radio station XL102.

MORE: Foo Fighters Stage Surprise Show In Historic New Orleans Venue

Foo Fighters
The band was unaware of the campaign beforehand

"Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting for our favorite band to come to us, we're making it happen," Goldin said in his statement. "We're selling tix to a Foo Fighters concert that the band doesn't have scheduled yet in the hopes that they'll come to our great city and play a show. Then if the band comes we all rock out. If they don't come, everyone gets their money back. Every cent. So buy your tix, spread the word, and let's make some rock-n-roll history."

The venue and date for the concert has yet to be finalized.

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Bottled Off: 10 Bands Who Suffered Worse Fate Than Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground 4227346 News

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was by this point half-way through a European tour, beat a hasty retreat from the stage after being drenched with beer.

Culkin Wears Paint Covered Jeans
Macaulay isn't the first star to feel the audience's ire.

It proved, that in this age of disconnect, where audience members can turn to the comforts of smart phones during lacklustre gigs, music fans are still eager to openly voice their displeasure. Only a few days later, Culkin announced the cancellation of the remaining tour dates. He has not openly cited the event as the primary motivation for such a cancellation, but it seems all too obvious that the hostile reception he received had severely impacted the decision. Macaulay is far from being the first to suffer the wrath of an embittered crowd and few are safe from the ramifications of a poor or ill-judged performance. Here are ten examples of performers receiving a severe dressing down from irate audiences:

More: Macaulay Sulkin: Pizza Underground Cancel Remaining Tour Dates

50 Cent At Reading Festival 2003


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50 Cent Performs Live
50 Cent only stayed onstage so he could be paid in full

Swanning onstage to the sounds of gunshot sound effects and blaring police sirens, 50 Cent’s ego would take a pounding from a hail of urine-filled bottles, general festival detritus and at one point, a deck chair. The barrage was initially relentless, only dying down due to a lack of ammunition, but the damage had been done to the New York rapper. It was 2004, and Fiddy was at the height of his popularity following the release of 2003’s monumental Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, but it seems the rapper’s gangsterisms didn’t sit well with the Sunday night Reading crowd. 50 lasted only 20 minutes, barely past the length of the set required to play for him to receive full payment for his appearance. Reading crowds have traditionally been hugely receptive of hip-hop groups, from Jurassic 5 to Cyprus Hill, but the Cent’s monstrous ego was unsuited to the tone of the festival. Needless to say, he won’t be returning to the Berkshire event anytime soon.

More: Beyonce once confronted 50 Cent over Jay-Z feud

Steel Pulse At Reading Festival 1983

Far from the first time a reggae act has suffered abuse from a Reading crowd more used to punk and rock acts, Birmingham’s Steel Pulse were subject to such a barrage of bottles from a biker element in the crowd that they decided to slink off before completing a single song. It was perhaps due to poor scheduling that the reggae band received such a torrid reception, as they faced off against a traditionally frenzied crowd eagerly awaiting the headlining slot of The Stranglers. The reggae troupe knew better than to take abuse from a vast expanse of boozed-up punks and made a sensibly brief exit. It is commonly regarded as the single most aggressive bottling of a band in Reading’s illustrious history and long-standing tradition of audience members physically addressing their displeasure with the performers by the act of lobbing projectiles.

Daphne And Celeste At Reading Festival 2000

Yet another vicious attack by the restless Reading audience were directed at pop duo Daphne & Celeste in perhaps the most odd and provocative booking in the events history. Placing the pair responsible for the likes of “Ooh Stick You” and “U.G.L.Y” anywhere near the festival site was never a particularly good idea but placing them on a bill in which they were sandwiched between metal legends Slayer and rap-metal noiseniks Rage Against The Machine was another thing entirely. As soon as the duo stepped out into the audience’s vision, the sky was blackened with an array of projectiles, and the pair retreated to the back of the stage to perform just two songs to a backing track before beating a hasty retreat.

Green Day At Woodstock 1994

Green Day At Bravella Festival
Woodstock 94' helped cement the bands reputation as troublesome punks.

After several days of rainfall, the 1994 Woodstock site was a veritable swamp, leading to the festival being nicknamed ‘Mudstock 94’. Conducted live on television, Green Day’s set ended in a full-on mud fight between Billie Joe Armstrong and the crowd, who were already caked in mud before the punk band’s set commenced. The show ended in a near riot, as Billie Joe pulled his pants down onstage and directed a slew of obscenities at the mud-covered human diaspora. Bassist Mike Dirnt was mistook for a psychotic fan by a security guard, and would leave the festival minus two front teeth. Meanwhile, the band’s equipment was peppered with dirt yet the calamitous event only boosted Green Day’s profile, driving their album Dookie up the charts and instilling the band as masters of infamy.

More: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones team up

My Chemical Romance At Reading 2006 and Download 2007

MCR at Leeds Festival 2011
My Chemical Romance would prove their naysayers wrong and successfully headline Reading in 2011.

As the emo craze reached its apex, My Chemical Romance were seen as the flag-wavers for the genre’s black-clad followers. 2006 would see Reading become a battle-ground as a large section of the audience showed their displeasure toward the towering emo zeitgeist. Despite a healthy number of supporters singing along not only to every lyric, but also every guitar part, an equally numerous contingent made it their duty to rid the mainstage of the emo warriors, attempting to bottle the band into the ground. Similar fate befell them at Download the following year and although the barrage was less intense than Reading the year before, there were even reports of knives and raw meat being aimed at the stage. Nevertheless, MCR successfully overcame the abuse and would triumphantly headline Reading in 2011 to much acclaim.

Next page: Panic at the Disco, Sex Pistols, Cher Lloyd and more

Panic At The Disco At Reading 2006

Panic At The Disco in 2008
Brendan Urie was knocked unconcious for several minutes but bravely continued the set.

My Chemical Romance were given a firm indication of the type of reception they were likely to receive after one particularly well aimed bottle felled Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie with a direct hit to the face. It was only seconds into the band’s Friday afternoon set but Urie was knocked unconscious by the force of the bottle, falling to the floor in a heap and in obvious distress at his predicament. Their set was halted for several minutes but they continued valiantly, launching back into their anthemic emo rock with aplomb and directing a two-fingered salute towards the unknown bottle thrower.

More: Panic at the Disco announced May 2014 UK Tour

 The FF’ers At Reading 2008

The FF’ers were the victims of circumstance. In 2008, the festival site was rife with rumours that Dave Grohl would be performing a secret set with his Foo Fighters cohorts and those with very beady eyes picked out the existence of a band called The FF’ers playing a mid-afternoon slot on the Festivals smallest stage, usually reserved for the exceedingly greenhorn bands. A huge crowd had gathered in front of the stage, eager to witness the Foo Fighters in such a rare intimate performance. But as The FF’ers stepped out onto the stage, it soon became clear that they were a genuine band, whose namesake’s similarity to a shorted version of Foo Fighters was nothing but unfortunate coincidence. In true Reading fashion, bottles flew and booes rung out. For a brief moment, an unknown band with an ill-judged name were the talk of the internet and the object of several thousand people’s derision.

More: Foo Fighters 8th studio album to be released in November

Sex Pistols At Roskilde 1996

PIL at Liverpool Academy
Even punk hero John Lydon was safe from the ire of the Danish crowd.

The year was 1996 and the Sex Pistols had just reformed. Was it the desire to re-ignite the punk flame, to spread the Pistol’s message of anarchy and freedom across the world, or simply just the desire to create new music that re-united them? No, it was cold hard cash, and the band had made no bones about the fact that the only thing stopping them from killing each other was the promise of a fat paycheck at the end of each show. At Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, audience members saw through this façade, and the punk icons were subject to a torrent of bottles which led to the band walking off after just two songs. They returned to play another three, with Rotten telling the crowd to “police themselves” but the crowd steadfastly refused and the band left the stage for good.

More: Morrissey's Sex Pistols letter resurfaces

Lethal Bizzle At Download 2008

Bizzle at Soul II Soul Classics Collection
Lethal Bizzle cited racism for the reception he received at Download Festival.

In a classic case of “well, what do you expect?” grime artist Lethal Bizzle was eagerly pelted with objects throughout his brief set at the iconic metal festival Download in 2008. In addition to the usual repertoire of bottles, Bizzle also took fire from hundreds of pots of Muller Rice which were being given away free only a short distance from the stage where the rapper was performing. Bizzle cited racism as the reason he was subject to such abuse, although the more likely case seems to be the fact that Lethal B’s style of grime is not exactly a perfect match for a festival whose bill is traditionally filled by classic rock and heavy metal acts. Needless to say, the Download Festival organisers have not booked a grime artist since Lethal Bizzle’s baptism of Muller Rice.

Cher Lloyd At V-Festival 2012

Cher Lloyd Live
Lloyd was left in tears after her inaugural V-Festival appearance.

Shortly after she appeared on The X-Factor, the then nineteen year-old Cher Lloyd received a brutal introduction the trials and tribulations of festival performance as her V-Festival set was targeted by bottle throwers. After only two songs, Lloyd sought the comfort of her management team backstage who goaded her into returning to finish her set. Despite her desperate pleas, the bottles kept on falling and after she realised some of them were filled with urine, Lloyd decided she could take no more. Her festival debut was a harsh learning curve in performance and composure that left her in a flood of tears and may have been a factor in a career turn towards modelling.

More: Breaking down the best tracks on Cher Lloyd's new album, 'Sorry, I'm Late'

Macaulay Culkin and his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the imaginatively named The Pizza Underground, suffered the chagrin of a disgruntled crown in Nottingham during the city’s annual Dot To Dot festival. Culkin, who was by this point half-way through a European tour, beat a hasty retreat from the stage after being drenched with beer.

Culkin Wears Paint Covered Jeans
Macaulay isn't the first star to feel the audience's ire.

It proved, that in this age of disconnect, where audience members can turn to the comforts of smart phones during lacklustre gigs, music fans are still eager to openly voice their displeasure. Only a few days later, Culkin announced the cancellation of the remaining tour dates. He has not openly cited the event as the primary motivation for such a cancellation, but it seems all too obvious that the hostile reception he received had severely impacted the decision. Macaulay is far from being the first to suffer the wrath of an embittered crowd and few are safe from the ramifications of a poor or ill-judged performance. Here are ten examples of performers receiving a severe dressing down from irate audiences:

More: Macaulay Sulkin: Pizza Underground Cancel Remaining Tour Dates

50 Cent At Reading Festival 2003


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50 Cent Performs Live
50 Cent only stayed onstage so he could be paid in full

Swanning onstage to the sounds of gunshot sound effects and blaring police sirens, 50 Cent’s ego would take a pounding from a hail of urine-filled bottles, general festival detritus and at one point, a deck chair. The barrage was initially relentless, only dying down due to a lack of ammunition, but the damage had been done to the New York rapper. It was 2004, and Fiddy was at the height of his popularity following the release of 2003’s monumental Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, but it seems the rapper’s gangsterisms didn’t sit well with the Sunday night Reading crowd. 50 lasted only 20 minutes, barely past the length of the set required to play for him to receive full payment for his appearance. Reading crowds have traditionally been hugely receptive of hip-hop groups, from Jurassic 5 to Cyprus Hill, but the Cent’s monstrous ego was unsuited to the tone of the festival. Needless to say, he won’t be returning to the Berkshire event anytime soon.

More: Beyonce once confronted 50 Cent over Jay-Z feud

Steel Pulse At Reading Festival 1983

Far from the first time a reggae act has suffered abuse from a Reading crowd more used to punk and rock acts, Birmingham’s Steel Pulse were subject to such a barrage of bottles from a biker element in the crowd that they decided to slink off before completing a single song. It was perhaps due to poor scheduling that the reggae band received such a torrid reception, as they faced off against a traditionally frenzied crowd eagerly awaiting the headlining slot of The Stranglers. The reggae troupe knew better than to take abuse from a vast expanse of boozed-up punks and made a sensibly brief exit. It is commonly regarded as the single most aggressive bottling of a band in Reading’s illustrious history and long-standing tradition of audience members physically addressing their displeasure with the performers by the act of lobbing projectiles.

Daphne And Celeste At Reading Festival 2000

Yet another vicious attack by the restless Reading audience were directed at pop duo Daphne & Celeste in perhaps the most odd and provocative booking in the events history. Placing the pair responsible for the likes of “Ooh Stick You” and “U.G.L.Y” anywhere near the festival site was never a particularly good idea but placing them on a bill in which they were sandwiched between metal legends Slayer and rap-metal noiseniks Rage Against The Machine was another thing entirely. As soon as the duo stepped out into the audience’s vision, the sky was blackened with an array of projectiles, and the pair retreated to the back of the stage to perform just two songs to a backing track before beating a hasty retreat.

Green Day At Woodstock 1994

Green Day At Bravella Festival
Woodstock 94' helped cement the bands reputation as troublesome punks.

After several days of rainfall, the 1994 Woodstock site was a veritable swamp, leading to the festival being nicknamed ‘Mudstock 94’. Conducted live on television, Green Day’s set ended in a full-on mud fight between Billie Joe Armstrong and the crowd, who were already caked in mud before the punk band’s set commenced. The show ended in a near riot, as Billie Joe pulled his pants down onstage and directed a slew of obscenities at the mud-covered human diaspora. Bassist Mike Dirnt was mistook for a psychotic fan by a security guard, and would leave the festival minus two front teeth. Meanwhile, the band’s equipment was peppered with dirt yet the calamitous event only boosted Green Day’s profile, driving their album Dookie up the charts and instilling the band as masters of infamy.

More: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones team up

My Chemical Romance At Reading 2006 and Download 2007

MCR at Leeds Festival 2011
My Chemical Romance would prove their naysayers wrong and successfully headline Reading in 2011.

As the emo craze reached its apex, My Chemical Romance were seen as the flag-wavers for the genre’s black-clad followers. 2006 would see Reading become a battle-ground as a large section of the audience showed their displeasure toward the towering emo zeitgeist. Despite a healthy number of supporters singing along not only to every lyric, but also every guitar part, an equally numerous contingent made it their duty to rid the mainstage of the emo warriors, attempting to bottle the band into the ground. Similar fate befell them at Download the following year and although the barrage was less intense than Reading the year before, there were even reports of knives and raw meat being aimed at the stage. Nevertheless, MCR successfully overcame the abuse and would triumphantly headline Reading in 2011 to much acclaim.

Next page: Panic at the Disco, Sex Pistols, Cher Lloyd and more

Panic At The Disco At Reading 2006

Panic At The Disco in 2008
Brendan Urie was knocked unconcious for several minutes but bravely continued the set.

My Chemical Romance were given a firm indication of the type of reception they were likely to receive after one particularly well aimed bottle felled Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie with a direct hit to the face. It was only seconds into the band’s Friday afternoon set but Urie was knocked unconscious by the force of the bottle, falling to the floor in a heap and in obvious distress at his predicament. Their set was halted for several minutes but they continued valiantly, launching back into their anthemic emo rock with aplomb and directing a two-fingered salute towards the unknown bottle thrower.

More: Panic at the Disco announced May 2014 UK Tour

 The FF’ers At Reading 2008

The FF’ers were the victims of circumstance. In 2008, the festival site was rife with rumours that Dave Grohl would be performing a secret set with his Foo Fighters cohorts and those with very beady eyes picked out the existence of a band called The FF’ers playing a mid-afternoon slot on the Festivals smallest stage, usually reserved for the exceedingly greenhorn bands. A huge crowd had gathered in front of the stage, eager to witness the Foo Fighters in such a rare intimate performance. But as The FF’ers stepped out onto the stage, it soon became clear that they were a genuine band, whose namesake’s similarity to a shorted version of Foo Fighters was nothing but unfortunate coincidence. In true Reading fashion, bottles flew and booes rung out. For a brief moment, an unknown band with an ill-judged name were the talk of the internet and the object of several thousand people’s derision.

More: Foo Fighters 8th studio album to be released in November

Sex Pistols At Roskilde 1996

PIL at Liverpool Academy
Even punk hero John Lydon was safe from the ire of the Danish crowd.

The year was 1996 and the Sex Pistols had just reformed. Was it the desire to re-ignite the punk flame, to spread the Pistol’s message of anarchy and freedom across the world, or simply just the desire to create new music that re-united them? No, it was cold hard cash, and the band had made no bones about the fact that the only thing stopping them from killing each other was the promise of a fat paycheck at the end of each show. At Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, audience members saw through this façade, and the punk icons were subject to a torrent of bottles which led to the band walking off after just two songs. They returned to play another three, with Rotten telling the crowd to “police themselves” but the crowd steadfastly refused and the band left the stage for good.

More: Morrissey's Sex Pistols letter resurfaces

Lethal Bizzle At Download 2008

Bizzle at Soul II Soul Classics Collection
Lethal Bizzle cited racism for the reception he received at Download Festival.

In a classic case of “well, what do you expect?” grime artist Lethal Bizzle was eagerly pelted with objects throughout his brief set at the iconic metal festival Download in 2008. In addition to the usual repertoire of bottles, Bizzle also took fire from hundreds of pots of Muller Rice which were being given away free only a short distance from the stage where the rapper was performing. Bizzle cited racism as the reason he was subject to such abuse, although the more likely case seems to be the fact that Lethal B’s style of grime is not exactly a perfect match for a festival whose bill is traditionally filled by classic rock and heavy metal acts. Needless to say, the Download Festival organisers have not booked a grime artist since Lethal Bizzle’s baptism of Muller Rice.

Cher Lloyd At V-Festival 2012

Cher Lloyd Live
Lloyd was left in tears after her inaugural V-Festival appearance.

Shortly after she appeared on The X-Factor, the then nineteen year-old Cher Lloyd received a brutal introduction the trials and tribulations of festival performance as her V-Festival set was targeted by bottle throwers. After only two songs, Lloyd sought the comfort of her management team backstage who goaded her into returning to finish her set. Despite her desperate pleas, the bottles kept on falling and after she realised some of them were filled with urine, Lloyd decided she could take no more. Her festival debut was a harsh learning curve in performance and composure that left her in a flood of tears and may have been a factor in a career turn towards modelling.

More: Breaking down the best tracks on Cher Lloyd's new album, 'Sorry, I'm Late'

3rd June 2014 3303579
Foo Fighters Get Their Own HBO Series (Plus, New Album News) 4198219 News

The Foo Fighters have announced they will release a new currently untitled album this fall, with a HBO film documenting its recording. The series will show the band visiting eight iconic recording studios and cutting a track in each one - it will mark both the release of the new album and the band's 20th anniversary.

Foo FightersDave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are returning with a new album

The full list of studios has yet to be revealed, but it is believed that Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, Don Zientara's Inner Ear studios in Washington, D.C. and Rancho De La Luna in California will all appear.

More: Read our review of the Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits

Though a tracklist for the new album is yet to be released, frontman Dave Grohl noted that is would feature several cameos, including Paul Stanley of KISS, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and Heart's Nancy Wilson.

In a statement, Grohl said the album would be a "love letter to the history of American music."

Last year, the former Nirvana drummer said: "We're doing something that nobody knows about, it's f--king rad.We begin recording soon, but we're doing it in a way that no one's done before and we're writing the album in a way that I don't think has been done before."

Producer Butch Vig gave a status report on the album last month, noting, "We've been recording at some different locations, but we're almost halfway done with the recording and it's going well. It sounds different - we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It's been a challenge, but it's also been exciting."

More: Read our review of the Foo Fighters' Wasting Light

Watch the video for Foo Fighter's 'The Life of Davy Grolton':
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The Foo Fighters have announced they will release a new currently untitled album this fall, with a HBO film documenting its recording. The series will show the band visiting eight iconic recording studios and cutting a track in each one - it will mark both the release of the new album and the band's 20th anniversary.

Foo FightersDave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are returning with a new album

The full list of studios has yet to be revealed, but it is believed that Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, Don Zientara's Inner Ear studios in Washington, D.C. and Rancho De La Luna in California will all appear.

More: Read our review of the Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits

Though a tracklist for the new album is yet to be released, frontman Dave Grohl noted that is would feature several cameos, including Paul Stanley of KISS, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and Heart's Nancy Wilson.

In a statement, Grohl said the album would be a "love letter to the history of American music."

Last year, the former Nirvana drummer said: "We're doing something that nobody knows about, it's f--king rad.We begin recording soon, but we're doing it in a way that no one's done before and we're writing the album in a way that I don't think has been done before."

Producer Butch Vig gave a status report on the album last month, noting, "We've been recording at some different locations, but we're almost halfway done with the recording and it's going well. It sounds different - we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It's been a challenge, but it's also been exciting."

More: Read our review of the Foo Fighters' Wasting Light

Watch the video for Foo Fighter's 'The Life of Davy Grolton':
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16th May 2014 4116984
Wu-Tang Clan and Five Other Rare Records You Won't Own 4129083 News

So it looks like there's no hope of us getting our hands on a copy of the Wu Tang Clan's new album‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, since only one is being released. The rap group are trying to bring back the idea that music is a form of art, by making something incredibly rare and very unatainable. Whilst an interesting idea, it got us wondering what other extremley rare records are out there? Well we found these five, but understandably they weren't in our personal collection. 

Are you lucky enough to have a copy of Foo Fighter's 'The One'?Are you lucky enough to have a copy of Foo Fighter's 'The One'?

Foo Fighters 'The One' (2002)

The most sought after piece of Foo Fighter’s memorabilia is a copy of their 2002 single ‘The One’ from its UK release. The catch is, there are only six copies. The band made the single in 6 different formats, 3”cd, cd, mini disc, cassette, 12" vinyl and 7" vinyl, but there’s only one copy of each. These were given away as prizes in a competition, so if you’re lucky enough to have one of ‘The One’ you could make some serious money.

Elvis Presley 'Stay Away Joe
' (1967)

Though not an official release, there's only one copy of this one-sided LP from the King. The one of a kind record was pressed soley to be played on November 5th 1967 on the radio in Cottonwood, Arizona. Along with the song it also contains a interview with Presley who was promoting his latest movie. A note on the inner sleeve says that the album is to be returned to Col. Parker's office after airing, which worked since  the record was discovered in his estate in 1999.

Paul mccartneyPaul McCartney managed to get his 1958 demo back

The Quarrymen Acetate disc (1958)

Before Lennon and McCartney were Beatles, they were Quarrymen and in 1958 they made a demo of themselves performing Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" and "In Spite of All the Danger”. Despite the boys paying 3 shillings and 6 pence each to use the studio, they only walked away with one copy of the demo which they passed around each other. It was thought to be lost until 1981 when pianist John Duff Lowe found it and sold it to Paul McCartney. McCartney then had the songs on the disk digitally remastered and pressed copies for friends.

The Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen
' A&M Records Version (1977)

In 1977 the Sex Pistols recorded ‘God Save The Queen’ for A&M records which they had just signed to. Twenty-five thousand copies of the single were pressed which doesn't make it very limited. Until executives got fed up with the band’s behaviour, dropped them from the label and destroyed most of the copies. Only a few pressings survived and these were apparently given to top A&M executives when their office closed.

Radiohead's Thom YorkeNot for art, but for charity, Radiohead released one copy of 'Videotape'

Radiohead 'Videotape' (2008)

Ok so this one isn’t a record or a CD but its still very limited. In 2008 Radiohead released just one copy of a VHS video featuring the song 'Videotape' with accompanying visuals and a remix by James Rutledge. Later the sole copy was put up for auction on Ebay, signed by the band in order to raise money for the UK Missing People charity.

More: There Is Only One Copy of The Wu Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin'

More: Radiohead, The Smiths, Pixies: Your Favorite Bands as Lego!

So it looks like there's no hope of us getting our hands on a copy of the Wu Tang Clan's new album‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, since only one is being released. The rap group are trying to bring back the idea that music is a form of art, by making something incredibly rare and very unatainable. Whilst an interesting idea, it got us wondering what other extremley rare records are out there? Well we found these five, but understandably they weren't in our personal collection. 

Are you lucky enough to have a copy of Foo Fighter's 'The One'?Are you lucky enough to have a copy of Foo Fighter's 'The One'?

Foo Fighters 'The One' (2002)

The most sought after piece of Foo Fighter’s memorabilia is a copy of their 2002 single ‘The One’ from its UK release. The catch is, there are only six copies. The band made the single in 6 different formats, 3”cd, cd, mini disc, cassette, 12" vinyl and 7" vinyl, but there’s only one copy of each. These were given away as prizes in a competition, so if you’re lucky enough to have one of ‘The One’ you could make some serious money.

Elvis Presley 'Stay Away Joe
' (1967)

Though not an official release, there's only one copy of this one-sided LP from the King. The one of a kind record was pressed soley to be played on November 5th 1967 on the radio in Cottonwood, Arizona. Along with the song it also contains a interview with Presley who was promoting his latest movie. A note on the inner sleeve says that the album is to be returned to Col. Parker's office after airing, which worked since  the record was discovered in his estate in 1999.

Paul mccartneyPaul McCartney managed to get his 1958 demo back

The Quarrymen Acetate disc (1958)

Before Lennon and McCartney were Beatles, they were Quarrymen and in 1958 they made a demo of themselves performing Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" and "In Spite of All the Danger”. Despite the boys paying 3 shillings and 6 pence each to use the studio, they only walked away with one copy of the demo which they passed around each other. It was thought to be lost until 1981 when pianist John Duff Lowe found it and sold it to Paul McCartney. McCartney then had the songs on the disk digitally remastered and pressed copies for friends.

The Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen
' A&M Records Version (1977)

In 1977 the Sex Pistols recorded ‘God Save The Queen’ for A&M records which they had just signed to. Twenty-five thousand copies of the single were pressed which doesn't make it very limited. Until executives got fed up with the band’s behaviour, dropped them from the label and destroyed most of the copies. Only a few pressings survived and these were apparently given to top A&M executives when their office closed.

Radiohead's Thom YorkeNot for art, but for charity, Radiohead released one copy of 'Videotape'

Radiohead 'Videotape' (2008)

Ok so this one isn’t a record or a CD but its still very limited. In 2008 Radiohead released just one copy of a VHS video featuring the song 'Videotape' with accompanying visuals and a remix by James Rutledge. Later the sole copy was put up for auction on Ebay, signed by the band in order to raise money for the UK Missing People charity.

More: There Is Only One Copy of The Wu Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin'

More: Radiohead, The Smiths, Pixies: Your Favorite Bands as Lego!

28th March 2014 3853043
Radiohead, The Smiths, Pixies: Your Favorite Bands as Lego! 4118244 News

Is there no end to what can be achieved with Lego? It doesn't seem so, as the latest ingenious Lego creation is, well all of our favorite bands!

Foo Fighters as LegoFoo Fighters as Lego!

Adly Syairi Ramly loves Lego and he also has pretty good taste in music too. After collecting Lego since 2011 he came up with the fantastic idea of combining his two major passions as the results are pretty epic. Nothing else was used to create the models, it’s just simple Lego figures given a rock and roll makeover. The pictures were taken on an iPhone 5 with no desktop editing. Pretty impressive indeed.

So who got the Lego treatment? Well ever wondered what the Beatles would be like as Lego characters? Well don’t worry the fab four are represented, though have fun working out which one is which.

The Beatles as LegoJohn, Paul, George, Ringo..Lego!

The Sex Pistols are also captured in their punk glory, with Sid Vicious looking like he’s having a particularly good time with what we can only assume is a big bottle of Jack Daniels. Further punk representation comes from Minor Threat and if you’re under 18, Green Day.

More: 'The Lego Movie' is Awesome, and 10 Other Facts About The 'Toy of the Century'

90s rock bands also haven't escaped being Lego-ised. Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins are there, with Billy Corgan letting us all see what’s under a Lego figure’s hair. As well as pioneers The Pixies, gladly still with Kim Deal.

Smashing pumpkinsToday is the greatest day Billy Corgan has ever known, because now he's Lego

Rap music is also represented with the Beastie Boys and Cyprus Hill who are still spreading the marajuana love even as Lego. There’s also the Foo Fighters, who look really ready to rock and Muse (who may have stolen The Beatles’ wardrobe).

Then how about a little 90s pop? Well Gwen Stefani is there with No Doubt and whilst we’ve seen them as puppets, but NSync as Lego is something else. Just look at Lance’s hair!

NSync as legoFrom pop puppets to Lego, N'Sync

Seriously this guy doesn't just have awesome Lego skills he’s also got pretty good music taste. who would have ever thought of Lego-ising Joy Division? Or The Smiths? Imagine a little Morrissey you can carry round in your pocket. Indeed if you’re not convinced yet of his talent just look at Morrissey’s quiff-age. Adly’s even had a go at capturing Radiohead, which really should be enough to make even Thom Yorke smile.

Next page: The Smiths, Minor Threat, Beastie Boys and more!

 

The Smiths as LegoThe Smiths get the Lego treatment

no doubt as legoNo Doubt

Radiohead as LegoRadiohead

Minor threat as legoMinor Threat

Beastie Boys as LegoFight for your right to Lego, the Beastie Boys

Green DayMore yellow, but still Green Day

Muse as LegoMuse as Lego

Cyprus Hill as LegoCyprus Hill as Lego

Sex Pistols legoPretty Vacant? Sex Pistols as Lego

Pearl Jam as legoLego Pearl Jam

Joy Division as Lego
Joy Division as Lego

the pixes as legoThe Pixies get the Lego treatment

Is there no end to what can be achieved with Lego? It doesn't seem so, as the latest ingenious Lego creation is, well all of our favorite bands!

Foo Fighters as LegoFoo Fighters as Lego!

Adly Syairi Ramly loves Lego and he also has pretty good taste in music too. After collecting Lego since 2011 he came up with the fantastic idea of combining his two major passions as the results are pretty epic. Nothing else was used to create the models, it’s just simple Lego figures given a rock and roll makeover. The pictures were taken on an iPhone 5 with no desktop editing. Pretty impressive indeed.

So who got the Lego treatment? Well ever wondered what the Beatles would be like as Lego characters? Well don’t worry the fab four are represented, though have fun working out which one is which.

The Beatles as LegoJohn, Paul, George, Ringo..Lego!

The Sex Pistols are also captured in their punk glory, with Sid Vicious looking like he’s having a particularly good time with what we can only assume is a big bottle of Jack Daniels. Further punk representation comes from Minor Threat and if you’re under 18, Green Day.

More: 'The Lego Movie' is Awesome, and 10 Other Facts About The 'Toy of the Century'

90s rock bands also haven't escaped being Lego-ised. Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins are there, with Billy Corgan letting us all see what’s under a Lego figure’s hair. As well as pioneers The Pixies, gladly still with Kim Deal.

Smashing pumpkinsToday is the greatest day Billy Corgan has ever known, because now he's Lego

Rap music is also represented with the Beastie Boys and Cyprus Hill who are still spreading the marajuana love even as Lego. There’s also the Foo Fighters, who look really ready to rock and Muse (who may have stolen The Beatles’ wardrobe).

Then how about a little 90s pop? Well Gwen Stefani is there with No Doubt and whilst we’ve seen them as puppets, but NSync as Lego is something else. Just look at Lance’s hair!

NSync as legoFrom pop puppets to Lego, N'Sync

Seriously this guy doesn't just have awesome Lego skills he’s also got pretty good music taste. who would have ever thought of Lego-ising Joy Division? Or The Smiths? Imagine a little Morrissey you can carry round in your pocket. Indeed if you’re not convinced yet of his talent just look at Morrissey’s quiff-age. Adly’s even had a go at capturing Radiohead, which really should be enough to make even Thom Yorke smile.

Next page: The Smiths, Minor Threat, Beastie Boys and more!

 

The Smiths as LegoThe Smiths get the Lego treatment

no doubt as legoNo Doubt

Radiohead as LegoRadiohead

Minor threat as legoMinor Threat

Beastie Boys as LegoFight for your right to Lego, the Beastie Boys

Green DayMore yellow, but still Green Day

Muse as LegoMuse as Lego

Cyprus Hill as LegoCyprus Hill as Lego

Sex Pistols legoPretty Vacant? Sex Pistols as Lego

Pearl Jam as legoLego Pearl Jam

Joy Division as Lego
Joy Division as Lego

the pixes as legoThe Pixies get the Lego treatment

20th March 2014 4116984
Dave Grohl's wife is pregnant 4065326 News

Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum are expecting their third child.

The Foo Fighters star's 37-year-old wife, whom he married in 2003, is set to give birth to another baby girl this year.

A source told UsMagazine.com that the couple, who already have daughters Violet Maye, eight, and Harper Willow, five, are struggling to come up with a name for their unborn baby, as they have already used all of the names they liked for their eldest girls.

Dave recently revealed that he had passed on his love for music, particularly the Beatles, to his children.

Speaking at the CBS special, 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles,' on Sunday night (09.02.14), the 45-year-old star said: ''I can honestly say that if it weren't for the Beatles, I would not be a musician. From a very early age, I loved their groove and their swagger, their grace and their beauty, their dark and their light. The Beatles knew no boundaries and in that freedom they seemed to define what we now know today as rock and roll for my parents, for me and for my daughter too.''

Before performing a cover of the group's hit 'Hey Bulldog,' he added: ''The song I'm proud to play with these great musicians, from the 'Yellow Submarine' soundtrack, is not one of the Beatles greatest hits, but to me, it's a quintessential Beatles rocker. This is for my Mom's favourite band, my favourite band and now my daughter's favourite band.''

Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum are expecting their third child.

The Foo Fighters star's 37-year-old wife, whom he married in 2003, is set to give birth to another baby girl this year.

A source told UsMagazine.com that the couple, who already have daughters Violet Maye, eight, and Harper Willow, five, are struggling to come up with a name for their unborn baby, as they have already used all of the names they liked for their eldest girls.

Dave recently revealed that he had passed on his love for music, particularly the Beatles, to his children.

Speaking at the CBS special, 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles,' on Sunday night (09.02.14), the 45-year-old star said: ''I can honestly say that if it weren't for the Beatles, I would not be a musician. From a very early age, I loved their groove and their swagger, their grace and their beauty, their dark and their light. The Beatles knew no boundaries and in that freedom they seemed to define what we now know today as rock and roll for my parents, for me and for my daughter too.''

Before performing a cover of the group's hit 'Hey Bulldog,' he added: ''The song I'm proud to play with these great musicians, from the 'Yellow Submarine' soundtrack, is not one of the Beatles greatest hits, but to me, it's a quintessential Beatles rocker. This is for my Mom's favourite band, my favourite band and now my daughter's favourite band.''

13th February 2014 4065325
Trent Reznor Slams Grammys With A "Heartfelt F**k You" After Performance Cut-Off 4043553 News

Trent Reznor has voiced his extreme disappointment after his performance with Nine Inch Nails at last night's Grammy Awards was cut short by the ceremony's organisers. The NIN frontman had been playing live with his band, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham when the closing credits began to roll on the televised coverage, effectively cutting of the unique performance from millions of fans.

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor Unleashed His Fury On The Grammys Organisers After His Performance Was Cut.

"Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F**K YOU guys," a disgruntled Reznor tweeted after learning of the Grammys producers' decision to curtail the live coverage. Rock fans watching the show were similarly outraged and sent a barrage of tweets directed at the Grammys organisers. The supergroup had already instilled awe with a rendition of NIN's 'Copy of A' when the rock legends' performance was cut short mid-way through the recent QOTSA hit 'My God Is The Sun.'

Nine Inch Nails
The Nine Inch Nails Supergroup Performance Was Chopped After Its Overran Its Slot.

Producers apparently pulled the plug as the show had already overrun it's allotted air time by 15 minutes, according to Rolling Stone. Instead of experiencing the end of the song, viewers were shown the end credits, shots of the awards' sponsors and a far-away shot of the stage. "Excuse me, but if Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Lindsey Buckingham, and Queens Of The Stone Age are closing a show, you don't roll the credits," tweeted one upset viewer.

Queens Of The Stone Age
Fans Also Expressed Their Anguish That The QOTSA-Featuring Group's Performance Was Curtailed.

This isn't the first time that the 48 year-old rocker has publically bashed the awards show, having tweeted "The Grammys make me hate music, and certainly everyone in the ass-licking music industry" in 2012. Nine Inch Nails were up for Best Alternative Music Album for their 2013 record Hesitation Marks but lost out to Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City.

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Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl & Pat Smear Picked Up The 'Best Rock Song' Grammy.

Though the rock supergroup's performance was surely one of the many highlights of the glitzy, music star-filled evening, only Grohl actually took home a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for the track 'Cut Me Some Slack' that he recorded with Sir Paul McCartney and the former members of Nirvana, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic.

Trent Reznor has voiced his extreme disappointment after his performance with Nine Inch Nails at last night's Grammy Awards was cut short by the ceremony's organisers. The NIN frontman had been playing live with his band, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham when the closing credits began to roll on the televised coverage, effectively cutting of the unique performance from millions of fans.

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor Unleashed His Fury On The Grammys Organisers After His Performance Was Cut.

"Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F**K YOU guys," a disgruntled Reznor tweeted after learning of the Grammys producers' decision to curtail the live coverage. Rock fans watching the show were similarly outraged and sent a barrage of tweets directed at the Grammys organisers. The supergroup had already instilled awe with a rendition of NIN's 'Copy of A' when the rock legends' performance was cut short mid-way through the recent QOTSA hit 'My God Is The Sun.'

Nine Inch Nails
The Nine Inch Nails Supergroup Performance Was Chopped After Its Overran Its Slot.

Producers apparently pulled the plug as the show had already overrun it's allotted air time by 15 minutes, according to Rolling Stone. Instead of experiencing the end of the song, viewers were shown the end credits, shots of the awards' sponsors and a far-away shot of the stage. "Excuse me, but if Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Lindsey Buckingham, and Queens Of The Stone Age are closing a show, you don't roll the credits," tweeted one upset viewer.

Queens Of The Stone Age
Fans Also Expressed Their Anguish That The QOTSA-Featuring Group's Performance Was Curtailed.

This isn't the first time that the 48 year-old rocker has publically bashed the awards show, having tweeted "The Grammys make me hate music, and certainly everyone in the ass-licking music industry" in 2012. Nine Inch Nails were up for Best Alternative Music Album for their 2013 record Hesitation Marks but lost out to Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City.

Dave Grohl Krist Novoselic Pat Smear
Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl & Pat Smear Picked Up The 'Best Rock Song' Grammy.

Though the rock supergroup's performance was surely one of the many highlights of the glitzy, music star-filled evening, only Grohl actually took home a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for the track 'Cut Me Some Slack' that he recorded with Sir Paul McCartney and the former members of Nirvana, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic.

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Grammys Finale: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham Announced 4034937 News

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham have all been announced to play at the finale of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails Have Been Confirmed To Play At The Grammys This Year.

Such a gathering of alt-rock icons will represent a Grammys first for QOTSA and Nine Inch Nails, true rock 'n' roll leviathans. "We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via SPIN. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" Ehrlich added.

Dave Grohl

13-time Grammy winner Dave Grohl is up for two nominations, despite his main group Foo Fighters having not released any new material within the last year. Instead, the busy frontman is up for prizes for his involvement in Sound City Players, the band he formed with Sir Paul McCartney and the remaining members of Nirvana. Together, the rock supergroup are nominated for Best Rock Song for 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

Queens Of The Stone Age

Grohl is also up for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Sound City: Real to Reel, the Grohl-directed documentary about the legendary, closed-down L.A. studio, which features an appearance from Buckingham. Meanwhile, QOTSA have been nominated for two awards: Best Rock Album for ...Like Clockwork and Best Rock Performance with single 'My God Is the Sun.'

The rock-tastic finale will be preceded by an equally enviable roster of musicians, including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who are also set to play.

Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham Will Be Playing At The Grammys This Sunday.

With such a tightly-knit group of musicians and friends playing some of this and last millennium's greatest tracks, the Grammys 2014 is sure to be an event to talk about for the rest of the year. Any chance we can get sneaked in round the back door?

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS this Sunday.

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham have all been announced to play at the finale of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails Have Been Confirmed To Play At The Grammys This Year.

Such a gathering of alt-rock icons will represent a Grammys first for QOTSA and Nine Inch Nails, true rock 'n' roll leviathans. "We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via SPIN. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" Ehrlich added.

Dave Grohl

13-time Grammy winner Dave Grohl is up for two nominations, despite his main group Foo Fighters having not released any new material within the last year. Instead, the busy frontman is up for prizes for his involvement in Sound City Players, the band he formed with Sir Paul McCartney and the remaining members of Nirvana. Together, the rock supergroup are nominated for Best Rock Song for 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

Queens Of The Stone Age

Grohl is also up for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Sound City: Real to Reel, the Grohl-directed documentary about the legendary, closed-down L.A. studio, which features an appearance from Buckingham. Meanwhile, QOTSA have been nominated for two awards: Best Rock Album for ...Like Clockwork and Best Rock Performance with single 'My God Is the Sun.'

The rock-tastic finale will be preceded by an equally enviable roster of musicians, including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who are also set to play.

Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham Will Be Playing At The Grammys This Sunday.

With such a tightly-knit group of musicians and friends playing some of this and last millennium's greatest tracks, the Grammys 2014 is sure to be an event to talk about for the rest of the year. Any chance we can get sneaked in round the back door?

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS this Sunday.

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