News Roundup: Metallica Leaves Warner Brothers, Radiohead Fans Team Up To Create NY Concert Video, And MoreBy Laura Aguirre
Radiohead fans are awesome (I know because I’m one of them). Anyway, some fans gathered to create a video of the band’s New York concert, which took place a few years ago (maybe you remember). You can see the full concert below. Also, Metallica cut ties with Warner Brothers and announced their own new record label. And, Forbes named Dr. Dre the top earning musician of the year. All that and more below.
- Metallica Goes Solo: Metallica is rolling solo. The band has launched a new record label called Blackened Recordings, and has regained control of all of its master tapes. For the past 28 years, the band was under contract at Warner Bros. Drummer Lars Ulrich said that this new move is the “ultimate in independence,” and gives them 100 percent control of their “creative destiny.” Source: Rolling Stone
- “Somebody I Use To Know” Was A Very Popular Song This Year: By now, you’re probably sick and tired of Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Use To Know,” but you can’t deny you loved it at first. The track has been named Spotify’s most popular track of 2012, beating out Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe,” which came in second. Source: A.V. Club
- Dr. Dre Is Really Rich, Despite Not Releasing Any New Music In 2012: According to Forbes, Dr. Dre is 2012′s highest-paid musician, despite not releasing a single record or track. You see, most of his business comes from his widely popular Beats By Dre headphones, which made him over $100 million. Now we know why he’s not super eager about releasing that new album.
- Radiohead Fans Gather To Give Us NY Concert Video: You may recall a few years ago when Radiohead played two shows at New York’s Roseland Ballroom before going on tour in support of The King Of Limbs. Now, thanks to the band’s fans at Ateaseweb, you can watch their performance. Here it is! Enjoy!
(via NBC News)
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