Band Of Horses, Black Keys, Foo Fighters, and Neil Young were among the performers at Saturday's Global Citizen benefit concert in New York City's Central Park. Over 60,000 fans showed up to the free concert which was organized to help raise awareness of global poverty. The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Band Of Horses, and K'naan joined headliner Neil Young for a rousing rendition of "Rocking In The Free World" at the end of Young's set. Take a look at their performance below, and watch more video from the Black Keys here and Band Of Horses here.
"Rocking In The Free World"
Jack White also played a show in New York City on Saturday night, but things didn't go quite so well. According to several reports, White left the stage after a startling short 45 minute set. The crowd expected White to come back for an encore, but after 20 minutes the house lights came on and fans were outrageously pissed. One fan even screamed "Jack White kills puppies." Now that's mad. Read a report here and here.
Muse performed at the Roundhouse in London for the last night of the iTunes Festival on Sunday. Watch the replay here (until it gets pulled.) Muse fans can also check out some behind the scenes footage of the making of The 2nd Law here. And finally, the Guardian posted an in-depth feature which includes a discussion of bassist Chris Wolstenholme's battle with panic attacks and alcohol issues.
A couple of weeks ago rumors swirled about a possible Soundgarden/Pearl Jam co-headline tour, but Matt Cameron has put the kibosh on that.
Radiohead are back on the road for the next couple of months playing gigs in Europe, the U.K., and Australia. On Saturday night Radiohead performed a cover of Bjork's song "Unravel" before launching into "Everything In Its Right Place." Watch video of the performance here.
More rumors surfaced about a Depeche Mode press conference allegedly scheduled for October 23rd in Paris. A Russian fansite first reported the news last month, and now the German fansite depechemode.de is reporting the same info. Additionally a handful of Depeche Mode dates in Germany have been posted here (translated version.) Interestingly enough the dates match up perfectly with the tour itinerary that leaked back in July.
Stream a track from Jonathan Davis' electronic project Killbot. A full album titled Sound Surgery is reportedly scheduled for an October 22nd release.
The Boston Phoenix posted a new e-mail interview with Morrissey. Though there isn't much new info in the interview, Moz is as snarky as ever, so it's an entertaining read. Morrissey plays Jimmy Fallon October 3rd and kicks off his North American tour in Boston on October 5th. If you somehow missed the story about Morrissey's bookstore heroics, and admitting his love for System of a Down, follow the links for the deets.
If you missed Friday's wrap up with stories on Iggy & the Stooges, Josh Homme, Soundgarden, Muse, Interpol, Midge Ure, Dinosaur Jr, Depeche Mode, and more, click here.