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Kanye West booed off stage at Bonnaroo

- June 14th, 2014

Kanye West, the Tennessee festival circuit just isn’t your scene my friend.

Friday night at the Bonnaroo music festival was easily one of the most anticipated for fest goers. Both fans and curious crowds interested in seeing West’s big return to the stage after eight years was all anyone could talk about on Twitter.

Would West floor the massive audience or choke like he had prior?

As  they would soon learn, history was doomed to repeat itself.

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After West took to the stage, he was met by rousing applause and just as deafening boos that lasted the entire show.

According to tweets from people at the festival, the boos only intensified when West stopped his show to deliver a ten minute rant about the importance of hard work, believing in yourself, and well, just being Kanye West.

 

As the tweets said, this wasn’t the first time West got booed off a main stage at Bonnaroo.

Back in 2008 when West performed, his “terrible” performance in combination with the amount of pauses he would take to rant about a certain topic, didn’t fly with the mellow Bonnaroo crowd.

During the middle of his now infamous set, he was booed off stage, prompting the artist to go on the offensive for weeks following the show, calling out both organizers and the attending crowd.

Bonnaroo festival organizers responded by not inviting the rising star back to their gathering, effectively blacklisting him from the circuit.

As West grew in popularity and maturity, it was hard for the festival committee to deny his charismatic presence, and the motion was put forward to have West return and redeem himself.

Which, as it turns out, some Bonnaroo attendees thought he did.

 

 

 

But even the strong sign of support wasn’t enough to keep the singer from losing his cool.

The most important question after this whole debacle? Did Yeezus play the new song he promised to drop during his set?

Tip: Don’t hold your breath.

Ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan: ‘I could have made a fortune from ‘Simpsons’ beer’

- November 12th, 2012

Ever wonder where The Simpsons got the inspiration for the Duff Beer brand?

Ex-Guns ‘N Roses bassist Duff McKagan apparently does.

The guitarist claims that the creators contacted him in the late ’80s about using his name behind the beer that keeps Homer and his bar buddies extremely happy.

They picked it in honour of his boozy lifestyle at the time, but since The Simpsons became a worldwide phenomenon, he regrets not licensing his name officially.

“I knew nothing about branding yourself then or the royalties off it. I just thought cool, they wanna use my name and boom, The Simpsons was born. Yeah, if I had a nickel for every time… but it’s fine.”

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Dave Grohl clarifies Foo Fighters hiatus talk

- October 2nd, 2012

After dropping a “goodbye” bombshell on Saturday night in New York, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl hit up Facebook to clarify his comments – and fear not FF fans, it’s not over for good – it’s just a temporary hiatus to re-tool, re-energize and re-group.

And for all of those out there (present company included) waiting for a second Them Crooked Vultures album during the downtime, think again – TCV singer Josh Homme is ready to drop a new Queens of the Stone Age album in the not-too-distant future, and will be touring heavily behind it.

Anyways, here’s Dave Grohl’s full statement:

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“Hey everyone…

Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But… I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.

Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…

But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready… it’s coming.

Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I’m sure we’ll all see you out there… somewhere…

Thank you, thank you, thank you…”

Dave