LT's Rock News 5.9.17


Slipknot have released a brand new 360 degree video for their classic track "The Shape" as a celebration of hitting the milestone of surpassing 1 billion views on YouTube."The Shape" was one of the tracks featured on the band's 2001 sophomore album "Iowa" but the band didn't perform the song live until their Knot Fest last year where they played the album in its entirety.The new video features the live footage from that landmark performance and the clip was directed by the band's Shawn "Clown" Crahan and released late last week to celebrate the 1 billionth view on YouTube. - Source:


Lucky fans in two U.S. cities will be able  to party like it's Y2K this summer when Blink-182 and Linkin Park team  up for two special coheadling stadium concerts.

Billed  as Blinkin Park, the first stadium show is scheduled to take place on  July 28th at Citi Field in Flushing, NY and will feature special guests  Wu-Tang Clan and Machine Gun Kelly.

The  second show will be happening on July 30th at Hersheypark in Hershey,  PA with Linkin Park's North American tour supporting act Machine Gun  Kelly, acting as the special guests. 

Presales  begin on May 9th with the general onsale happening on May 12th. The  bands made the announcement via a comedy video clip with the site Funny Or Die. Watch it above.  Source

 Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the lineup for  this year's Austin City Limits Festival which will also feature  performances from acts like Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Gorillaz,  Martin Garrix and The xx.

The  2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival will be held in Zilker Park on  Oct. 6 to 8 and 13 to 15. The lineup also features Ice Cube, Ryan Adams,  Solange, The Head and the Heart, Run the Jewels, Foster the People,  Vance Joy, Zhu, Glass Animals, Tove Lo, A$ap Ferg, Alison Wonderland,  Angel Olsen, O.A.R., and Brothers Osborne, among others.

Eight  stages will be set up in the park in downtown Austin with over 140  bands expected to take the stage. Texas-based acts including Spoon, Cody  Jinks, The Black Angels, MISSIO, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the  Real, Band of Heathens, Asleep at the Wheel, Dale and Ray, Paul Cauthen  and others are also set to perform. Read more here. 

 The Hotel California Todos Santos in Baja,  Mexico is reportedly being sued by The Eagles for using the name of  their blockbuster 1976 song and album, according to TMZ.

The celebrity gossip site reports  that the band is taking legal action against the facility because they  have been marketing themselves as simply "Hotel California" since 2001  and they allegedly brand their merchandise in such a way to imply an  association with the iconic song. 

The  group also reportedly claim that the hotel further implies a connect to  the band by playing "Hotel California" and other Eagles song throughout  the hotel and the band is seeking to have them stop using the name and  any activities that imply they are connected to the hotel. 


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