If there is a big problem in the music industry we’re having today that is Live Nation. I hate Live Nation. They’re trying to take over the concert industry for sure so they can raise the ticket pricing on everything and make more money. That is why I stopped going to SPAC concerts in Saratoga Springs ’cause Live Nation took over and ticket pricing at SPAC went way up. It’s Live Nation making concert tickets so high these days. It’s ridiculous. Live Nation is cancerous to this industry.
I don’t go to national concerts anymore. Too expensive for my taste. I remember in the old days… I used to go to national concerts all the time ’cause why? That’s when they used to be “affordable” but now tickets are getting priced for a couple of hundred dollars or more. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, I remember concert tickets used to cost like $5.00 – $10.00. In the 90’s, concert tickets were around $10.00 – $20.00. In the early 2000 years, concerts costed like around $30 – $50.
Concert tickets today? Now they are costing you like $250 or higher. Fucking bullshit if you ask me.
I love live music, yes but I’m not gonna go to national concerts as long as the ticket pricing is too high. I think Live Nation is ruining live music and you can blame ticketmaster too. I hate ’em both really.
If you wanna see live music, best thing to do is to go to a bar or a club to see some local band downtown.
Such a damn shame how overpriced national concerts are these days. The music industry don’t care about you at all. It’s money is all they care about.
This year’s Bonnaroo lineup have been revealed and the headliners this year are pretty surprising. Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons are set to headline. I’m not much of a fan of Deadmau5 ’cause I never really listened to them before. I am a fan of Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons, though.
It’s very strange to me on how Billy keeps performing live yet he refuses to go back into the studio and make a new record for all of us. Billy claims he’s done making music in the studio but I don’t buy it, though. The man just admitted last year that he lost his passion for recording new music. He no longer wants to go through all that. He also claims he has made enough music for us.
In my opinion, I think Billy is just being a lazy bum. I know he’s capable of making a new record. I also think he’s quietly writing new songs behind our backs ’cause he’s a musician and that’s what musicians do, make music.
Making new music is something you should never give up doing. Billy maybe getting older and he’s aging yes but that still doesn’t mean he have to stop making new music. Elton never stopped going into the studio, he’s still going. So is Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.
I understand Billy has been a part of the music business for years and he’s getting tired of it but once again making new music is something you should NEVER give up.
I think Billy should give us one more record. I’m sure fans would welcome another Billy Joel record anytime!!! He should do it for the fans.
I really hate the lineups for all three of these festivals this year. Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Bonnaroo. The reason I don’t like the way the booking of these festivals is going is ’cause of rap/hip hop taken over the headlining act. We have rap acts being the headlining acts of all 3 of these festivals. Outkast is headlining both Lollapalooza and Coachella while we have Kanye headlining Bonnaroo. We now have Eminem confirmed as the headliner for Lollapalooza.
I enjoy some rap/hip hop but I’m not that big of a fan. I hate most of it. Rap/hip hop is obviously getting big and taking over the music industry. These big festivals don’t care what the people like anymore. They book the headliners whatever sells the most-tickets. Rap/hip hop sells a lot. That’s why this genre is taking over the big festivals these days ’cause rap draw the largest crowds.
These festivals used to be cool when rock and metal acts used to be the headliners but this is just more evidence that rock and metal is clearly dying. Rock and metal will never get big again and that’s the genre that I prefer to listen to mostly. There are plenty of great rock and metal acts that are deserving to headline these festivals. What about Soundgarden, Metallica, Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Ac/Dc, Neil Young, David Bowie, etc.??? So many possibilities.
I’m tired of all the rap obsession. Come on kids, there are better music out there. Why don’t kids today listen to real talent??? We need to educate people on music so they don’t listen to such garbage. We have pop and rap taking over the mainstream ’cause the media turns these kids onto that stuff.
We need kids listening to real stuff like Led Zep, The Beatles, Hendrix, SRV, the Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry or the Allman Brothers. Nope, everyone wants to listen to garbage like Kanye, Rihanna or Beyonce.
Rock and metal tries to get big in the mainstream but I don’t think it will ever get big again. Shame.
Another weird thing that happened at Bonnaroo over the weekend. Phish invited country music legend, Kenny Rogers to perform, “The Gambler”. Listen to the audio below, I couldn’t find the video in high quality in youtube, yet.
This is an odd collaboration, but really good. I’m a huge fan of Phish and Kenny. Enjoy.
Here is Alice Cooper and his band covering, Lady Gaga’s, “Born This Way”. They don’t call Alice Cooper a shock rocker for nothing. The man is always unpredictable at his live performances.
Some may find this a bit silly, but no matter what you think about Lady Gaga’s music, she is rock n’ roll. She’s a rock musician even though, she has a lot of electronica and pop in her songs. Any rock band can cover her music, and this is proof of it. Honestly, Alice’s version is better than the original and he just made it his own song. I’m sure Gaga herself is flattered he did it.
I’m a huge fan of Gaga and not ashamed of it either. She already has a fourth album in the works, and looking forward to that.
As of today on Valentine’s Day, the Bonnaroo Festival decided to reveal it’s lineup for 2012. For the three day weekend festival: Phish, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be the big headliners.
Other artists included: The Beach Boys, The Shins, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ben Folds Five, Phantogram, and lots more.
This sounds like a much better lineup than this year’s Coachella festival.
Check out the complete lineup, here.
Big music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, etc., maybe fun to go to but I never go to any of them. Why? Because simple reasons like this report here.
No offense to anyone who enjoy going to big music festivals but sometimes they can be very dangerous to go to. That’s what a lot of people fail to think. A lot of people at festivals suffered serious injuries or even death. While I do love live music, I would stay away from these big festivals. I don’t like the huge crowds. I’ve never been to any of those big festivals.
How can those festivals be dangerous? Well, the heat for one thing. You don’t have enough water, you’re in trouble. Plus, the mosh pits, possible riots. People could offer you dangerous drugs when you don’t even know what you’re taking. Even fights with other kids at the shows. Festivals can be dangerous for a lot of reasons.
RIP to that poor woman. Her family must be devastated.
Primus has reunited for a short tour and new album. While it’s disappointing that Primus won’t be playing anywhere near the Capital District area, a new album is good news, though. I’m a Primus fan, I love their music as well. Primus will be releasing a new studio album this Summer, not yet titled, and a tour to support it. They will be one of the headlining acts at this year’s Bonnaroo.
See the news, here.
While Bonnaroo 2009 was a fantastic lineup this year, it was a very impressive lineup. I am dissapointed in one thing. They forgot to book Ac/Dc as the headliner. The boys are currently on tour in support of, “Black Ice”. With Bonnaroo being mostly the audience of the younger generation, kids in their teens up to their 30 something’s were mostly attending Bonnaroo, I’m sure all the kids would have loved to see Ac/Dc there.
With a huge crowd at Bonnaroo, I’m sure Ac/Dc would have raised some hell with the audience than any other band that played there. There would have been some serious moshing, maybe even violence with kids fist fighting, crowd surfing, headbanging, beer bottle throwing, etc. Ac/Dc knows how to get an audience wild.
I guess Bonnaroo wanted this year to be Springsteen and Phish’s night, so I understand why they didn’t book a band bigger than them, ’cause Ac/Dc would have overshadowed Phish/Springsteen.
There’s always next year if Ac/Dc releases another new album? Ac/Dc needs to start playing them big festivals again, they got ignored for this year’s Lollapalooza and Glastonbury UK too. Guess the festivals are afraid of Ac/Dc. Ha ha.
Kanye West went off in a harsh rant about the booing at the rapper at Bonnaroo. Kanye was scheduled to appear onstage at sometime 2 in the morning but didn’t hit the stage until around 4 in the morning on a late Sunday night at Bonnaroo. That pissed off fans and he got booed when he finally showed on stage.
Kanye wrote a long blog blaming his fans about his image and personality about the booing.
Give his blog a read here, beware there’s a lot of profanity and name calling in this rant, he sounds mad:
Well Kanye, if you showed up on stage at the exact time you were scheduled to perform, then you wouldn’t get booed, it’s simple as that. It has nothing against your performance, it has nothing to do with you Kanye. The audience were mad because you were late on stage! If I was at that show, I would have been pissed off too if my favorite performer were late.
If you really cared about your fans, you wouldn’t be using all that expensive stage equipment and performed on stage the time you were scheduled to be on. The fans and so called “haters” have nothing against Kanye. I’ll say it again, they were upset because you were late to perform and the audience at Bonnaroo were getting tired.
Kanye always seems like a cool dude but he’s turning out to be an asshole.