This week, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke bluntly expressed his opinion about DJ culture, EDM music and mainstream singers like Bruno Mars. (He also has a few things to say about Argo.) Also, Black Sabbath has added more tour dates to their North American itinerary. All that and more below.
- Thom Yorke Bashes EDM Music: Every now and then you’ll read that Thom Yorke performed a DJ set at some super exclusive party, or that he randomly came onstage during another DJ’s set. DJing has become a hobby of his, but you’d be surprise to know that Thom isn’t very happy with DJ culture. He’s not impressed by EDM music eiter. He told Rolling Stone that he doesn’t like DJ culture, saying, “”I don’t like this sort of, get paid a lot of money and the DJ comes and he just fucking does his set. Which is fine, ’cause he knows it works and he’s worked hard at it – but sometimes, you’re like, ‘Really? What, really?” Yorke also talked about Radiohead’s future, saying that he’s not really sure when they’ll have a new record, but it’ll be probably take longer than a year. If you have time, you should read the full interview at RS. There’s some pretty entertaining stuff in there.
- The National Will Perform One Song For Six Hours: The National is committed to the arts. The Brooklyn rockers will perform their longest show ever on May 5th. According the A.V. Club, their show will consist of only one track (High Violet‘s “Sorrow”), which they’ll play for six straight hours at MoMA’s PS1 facility. The set is being done as part of an original work by artist Ragnar “Lothbrok” Kjartansson.
- TV On the Radio Leave Interscope, Plan New Album: TV on the Radio has new music in the works. Singer Tunde Adebimpe told Spin that the band had just finished a couple of the tracks, but added that he’s “not sure what’s gonna be out when, but there’s new stuff coming.” He emphasized that they’re really only thinking about the songs, and are collecting material for the record. Also worth noting is that the indie rockers have left Interscope and whatever new music they produce will be under Sitek’s Federal Prism label.
- Black Sabbath Add More North American Tour Dates: The reunited Black Sabbath has added more shows to their North American tour (which initially only had four dates). They’ll be traveling across the country, promoting their new album 13, which is due for release on June 11th. Their tour will kick off on July 25th in Houston, Texas, and come to an end on September 3rd in Los Angeles. For ticket sale information, visit their website.
Black Sabbath tour 2013
July 25—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion—Houston, Texas
July 27—Frank Erwin Center—Austin, Texas
July 29—Live Nation Amphitheatre—Tampa, Florida
July 31—Cruzan Amphitheatre—West Palm Beach, Florida
Aug. 2—Jiffy Lube Live—Bristow, Virginia
Aug. 4—PNC Bank Arts Center—Holmdel, New Jersey
Aug. 6—DTE Energy Music Theatre—Detroit, Michigan
Aug. 8—Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, Connecticut
Aug. 10—Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug. 12—Comcast Center—Boston, Massachusetts
Aug. 14—Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 16—First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre—Tinley Park, Illinois
Aug. 18—Klipsch Music Center—Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug. 22—Rogers Arena—Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug. 24—Gorge Amphitheatre—Seattle, Washington
Aug. 26—Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View—San Francisco, California
Aug. 28—Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre—Irvine, California
Aug. 30—US Airways Center—Phoenix, Arizona
Sept. 1—MGM Grand Garden Arena—Las Vegas, Nevada
Sept. 3—Los Angeles Sports Arena—Los Angeles, California
Hope you’re all caught up now. Check in next week for another music news roundup, and don’t forget to keep coming back to BeatCrave for more industry news, and details on the latest bands.
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