It says something about the sheer willful invincibility of Iggy Pop that his awesome new album Post Pop Depression shot straight to the top of the Billboard charts when it was released this spring. At aged just 69, it was his first number one. Though one would guess he’ll still find new ways to top it.
The video accompanying new single “Sunday” is meant to be a loose sort of look inside the journey of the record’s creative undertaking, and, naturally, features collaborator Josh Homme (he of Queens of the Stone Age.) The song itself, with its jagged guitars, jittery grooves and Pop’s haunted baritone, actually very much brings to mind Bowie’s Lodger album. Just coincidence, surely.
Iggy kicks off a European tour tomorrow at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Country music singer and former television personality Glen Campbell is no spring chicken. But the 76-year-old singer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011, is still at work.
Today sees the release, at Spinner, of what’s being billed at Campbell’s last music video for a track called “A Better Place.”
The video features a cameo from Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, a longtime Campbell devotee. The video’s directors, Jason Trucco and Kii Arens, reportedly knew of his affinity and asked him to take part. "I believe his exact words were, ‘Do you want to play the bartender from ‘The Shining’ in the last Glen Campbell video,” Homme told Paste, “and mine were, ‘Of course I do!’"
Even if you’re not a lifelong Campbell fan like Homme, check out the video below. It’s a touching swan song from a great American performer.
Congratulations to Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, who went viral today after tearing into an aggro fan in the middle of his band’s set at the iTunes Festival in London. After Grohl spotted someone fighting in the crowd (in England, they call them hooligans), he came to the victim’s rescue by booting the offender from the show in a profanity-laced tirade. The crowd, of course, loved it. But Grohl isn’t the first performer to snap at a misbehaving fan. After the jump, indulge in some the best onstage freakouts ever recorded—and by “best” we mean the only ones we could find on YouTube.
But first, here’s Dave Grohl finest hour:
Note to self: Next time you go to a Queens of the Stone Age concert, do not throw something at lead singer Josh Homme. Wow. The last time we saw this much venom was at our grandfather’s annual cobra spitting contest. The highlight here is when Homme, who was battling a fever, uttered the now-classic line, “You throw something at me, I’m not so sick that I can’t go down there and beat the fuckin shit out of you, you know what I’m saying?” Yes, Mr. Homme. Anything you say, Mr. Hommee.
David Draiman of the metal band Disturbed lashed out a fan for apparently playing video games during their set. He then gives security his blessing to “kick him the fuck out” if they see him playing one more time. Angry birds, angrier frontman.
Last year, the lead singer of the British hardcore band Architects flipped off, as they say in England, at a fan who called him a faggot for having holes in his jeans? That’s what we gather from this grainy video, anyway. Whatever happened, it’s still fun to watch as he gets the audience to collectively yell “Fuck off” to the perp. Music, unity, love. Bono Some guy named Bono got mad at some guy on some phone during some song we’ve never heard before.
Bo Burhnam, the genial, and by all accounts friendly YouTube sensation and Judd Apatow protege, told a “dumb fucking bitch” to “shut the fuck up” after she interrupted him for the twentieth time. People cheered, he felt satisfied, and she went home to see what sharp objects against her wrists felt like.
Kid Cudi‘s had his share of behavioral problems in the past, but never more so than when he rushed off stage after a fan—in the middle of “Pursuit of Happiness,” of all songs—who came onstage uninvited, probably just to say hi. Cudi then had to be restrained by just about everyone (good thing he travels with an entourage) before coming back on stage to finish the song.