In our previous post, we mentioned that Frank Turner performed at the Olympic's Opening Ceremony hand selected by director, Danny Boyle. Turner, who performed in front of 200,000 people inside the arena, not to mention the millions watching around the world, had this to say about the experience, “Being asked to play the Opening Ceremony was something I never imagined was going to happen in my wildest most feverish dreams; but the fact that Danny Boyle asked me personally, as a fan, convinced me to do it. It's a pretty terrifying prospect, but I'm secretly pretty happy to be part of it, it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”
Another selection from Boyle was Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club, who sang solo at the Opening Ceremony. Trimble, bursting with excitement released this statement, "I remember getting a call from my manager one morning while I was on tour in America. It woke me up and I was half asleep and hungover - he told me that Danny wanted me to come and perform a song at the Olympics. I listened and then went back to sleep. When I woke up again I actually thought the call had been a dream. My manager called back and after a lot of convincing that it was, in fact, a real genuine offer, I obviously said yes."
“I'm really proud of the performance. I have so much respect for the team that put it all together. Danny always made time to sit with me one on one and go through things and see how everything was going and with Rick we worked one on one too. In the studio, on the phone, it just felt so personal. Not like something that's gone out worldwide! I'm sure it'll take a few months for the reality to fully sink in."
Director Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that Lady Gaga will appear in his new film, Machete Kills, the sequel to the Grindhouse-esque Machete. Gaga will play La Chameleon, no word on exactly what her character does.
The former bassist of NYHC band, The Cro-Mags, Harley Flanagan, spoke to New York Natives this week to defend himself and give his side of the story from that now infamous CBGB's Festival stabbing that occurred at Webster Hall earlier this month. Flanagan, who allegedly stabbed two members of the current Cro-Mags lineup. Flanagan said, "When I saw that door get pulled shut, I was literally fighting for my life. I was afraid these guys were going to kick me half to death, roll me down the back steps, and that no one would see it... and there would be no witnesses and that would be that... And all I could think about was getting home safe to my kids... I wanted to save my life, to protect myself, and these guys were trying to do me in." We spoke to Sick of It All's Lou Koller in OFFICIALLY A PODCAST, who was also at the event and witnessed what happened, here is what he had to say.
Circa Survive will release their new album, Violent Waves, next moth. The total DIY record will be released on August 28. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
01. Birth of the Economic Hit Man
02. Sharp Practice
04. The Lottery
05. My Only Friend
07. Think of Me When They Sound
08. Brother Song
09. Bird Sounds
10. Blood From a Stone
11. I'll Find a Way
The Killers will release their new record, Battle Born, this fall. Take a look at the cover below: