The Stones vs Glastonbury, Will.i.am vs Pharrell, Earl Sweatshirt vs pneumonia
The Rolling Stones headline the Glastonbury Festival, Will.i.am blocks Pharrell’s trademark, Earl Sweatshirt is forced to cancel shows, and The Dismemberment Plan plan a new album
The Rolling Stones play Glastonbury
The Rolling Stones played the headlining set at the second night of Glastonbury on Saturday. After a lengthy intro they launched into ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ and played a set full of crowd-pleasers like ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Sympathy For the Devil’ and ‘Start Me Up’, with Mick Taylor joining them on guitar for several songs. Mick Jagger reworked the lyrics of ‘Factory Girl’ in honour of the festival (“Waiting for my Glastonbury Girl/she’s taken all my ecstasy and gone to see Primal Scream”), and they wowed the audience with fireworks and a giant robotic bird before playing ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and ‘Satisfaction’ for the encore. The internet is torn on whether it was amazing or awful, but it’s certainly what everyone was talking about.
Will.i.am versus Pharrell Williams
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas is attempting to block Pharrell of the Neptunes and N.E.R.D. from registering a trademark of the name “i am OTHER”. It’s for a brand that Pharrell will apparently be using for a Youtube channel, record label and various other vague creative endeavours. Will.i.am’s lawyers have claimed that the name “is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark”, which he owns. Watch this video of Pharrell introducing i am OTHER and see if you can understand what it’s actually about.
Keep warm, Earl, wear a – never mind
Odd Future MC Earl Sweatshirt, who was recently in Australia as part of the Earwolf world tour, has been forced to cancel his European dates due to illness. According to his Twitter feed, he’s suffering from pneumonia. That won’t stop him from releasing his second album Doris though, and he’s tweeted a picture that may be part of its artwork.
THE WORST PART OF PNEUMONIA IS THAT IT WONT FUCKING GO AWAY ITS LIKE DUBSTEP
— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) June 18, 2013
BAD NEWS: HAD TO CANCEL SHOWS. GOOD NEWS: THIS IS DORIS pic.twitter.com/dtz94E4ZjK
— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) June 26, 2013
The Dismemberment Plan have been playing shows since they reunited in 2010, and are on the bill for the Detroit Laneway Festival in September. What fans have been waiting for is a new album, and now they’ve announced one. It’s going to be called Uncanney Valley and will be released in October.
Uncanney Valley tracklisting:
1. ‘No One’s Saying Nothing’
4. ‘White Collar White Trash’
5. ‘Living in Song’
7. ‘Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer’
8. ‘Mexico City Christmas’
9. ‘Go and Get It’
10. ‘Let’s Just Go to the Dogs Tonight’