Limp Bizkit’s 2013 Tour Makes a Stop at Pops in St. Louis on Saturday, June 1.
Way back in the late 90s and early 2000s, Limp Bizkit was one of the biggest bands on the planet. Front man Fred Durst was spitting rhymes with Ice Cube, Method Man, and Eminem, among others. Sold out arena after sold out arena, it looked like Limp Bizkit would never go away.
A couple years later, and a pop-rock explosion later, Limp Bizkit seemed to be dead. Members made headlines for arguing with one another, or Durst firing off on some celebrity, the music, or the “Nookie” was gone. Most of the angry teenagers, who grew up listening to Durst and his band, actually grew up. They traded in their red Yankees hat for a day job and a family. It appeared that Limp Bizkits time in the limelight had passed. Durst had this to say about the group’s demise in a 2012 interview with E News Online:
“But here’s the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band,” Durst said, delivering the final death blow. “Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it’s over.”
You like the idea of concerts, but minus the burly, sweaty douchebags who stand in front of you. You like listening to music while sitting down. You like being secure in the knowledge that no one will spill their $9 beer down your back.
In other words, you are not me.
But you are you, and as we learned in kindergarten, that’s ok. That’s why there are sit-down concert experiences available, like the one that will happen Monday, June 25, at the AMC Chesterfield 14 and the St. Louis Mills 18. That’s when popular alternative rock group Linkin Park will broadcast a one-night only concert to theatres across the globe. Read More [..]
The Mother Monster released her newest single early this morning via iTunes, radio and internet. Even then early reports of iTunes downloads of Born This Way were surprisingly high as Facebook and Twitter posts started flooding the web.
Gaga channels her inner Madonna in this positive, upbeat single. Without the darker melodies of her “Fame” records, Born This Way seems to suggest that Gaga is changing her tune to be a bit more accessible, something she hasn’t seemed to have had a problem with so far. Perhaps this comes as her latest single’s lyrics are almost exclusively dedicated to promoting gay rights and encouraging her listeners to “be themselves”.
The tune features almost “Vogue” like speaking parts and when that’s combined with the dance friendly chorus it’s hard not to imagine this playing in clubs across the country. Crisp bass thumps give the song a powerful dance vibe and the repetitive chorus will assure fans are singing along in no time.
However for whatever reason, Born This Way doesn’t seem to have the weight or intensity of previous songs like Bad Romance or Telephone. Gaga jumped on to the international scene with the similarly radio-friendly Just Dance, perhaps this will be her M.O. in the future, to debut an album with a more bubble gum flavor.
You can download the single from iTunes now.
Have you heard the single yet? What did you think?
Hot 104.1 afternoon host Staci Static is taking maternity leave, and who better than St. Louis’ own Nelly to fill in? Nell is going to host the 3-7pm shift for Static for about a month. Not only will he be playing music on the show, but he will also conduct interviews.
Here is the official press release from Hot 104.1:
WHHL-HOT 104.1FM has officially announced Grammy award-winning recording artist Nelly as it’s newest on air personality in afternoon drive. Nelly will take over the Hot 104.1 FM weekday afternoon airwaves beginning August 11 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Hot 104.1 FM is thrilled to have the man who put St. Louis on the map in the hip-hop community with charted songs “Country Grammar,” “Air Force Ones” and “It’s Getting Hot in Here.” Station Manager, Shawneen Thompson and Program Director Mickey Johnson are “thrilled to bring St. Louis radio into the national spotlight by featuring the celebrity star power of Nelly.”
Turns out Weezer frontman, Rivers Cuomo, might be a big of a Lost fan as the rest of us. After initially suggesting that Weezer’s new album would be called Heavy Metal, Cuomo came out with the news that the new album would instead be titled, Hurley. Many people might wonder what exactly that means, but any Lost fan can explain it to you. Hurley is the nickname of Hugo Reyes, a character from ABC’s pop culture hit, Lost, played by Jorge Garcia.
“I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia — it just had this amazing vibe. We didn’t want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as ‘the Hurley record’ even if left it without that title, so we just called it Hurley. No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face,” said Cuomo.
Check out the cover, and tell us what you think about it below in the comments!