Welcome to Red Bull’s bi-weekly rock music bulletin, where we will be recalling some of the biggest and most unforgettable moments in the culture within the past two weeks, as well as dish out exclusive news bits.
- Trent Reznor has a special piece of “bling” every music artist dreams about having. On January 16th, the front man of Nine Inch Nails and collaborator Atticus Ross won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score (Motion Picture) for The Social Network. The victory has only become sweeter since. Nine days later, on January 25th, it was announced that the pair were nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Score category. Looks like Reznor may be adding some more “bling” to his collection later next month when the Academy Awards airs live on February 27th on ABC.
- If you enjoy any form of Brit pop, then you’ll love Beady Eye – the second coming of multi-platinum selling collective Oasis. The Liam Gallagher-fronted troupe have announced an official release date for their debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding. The effort will drop on March 1st in North America, while UK fans will be able to get it a day earlier on February 28th. For a sample of Beady Eye, check out the video below.
- Cake has made history, but perhaps for the wrong reason. Last week, the alternative rock outfit’s new studio album Showroom of Compassion debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. The effort, however, moved 44,000 units, making it the lowest-selling number one seller since Billboard began electronic tracking in 1991. Ten years ago, numbers like that wouldn’t have even garnered an appearance in the top 20, but who cares? A number one is still a number one.
- Campers, start looking for your sleeping bags and stock up on Red Bull because Coachella 2011 is less than three months away! The tour organizers recently announced the lineup for the festival. Headliners include Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kings of Leon and The Strokes. Others slated to perform on the bill include The Chemical Brothers, Interpol, Jimmy Eat World and a hundred others. Tickets for the three-day event are currently sold out according to the event's official website.
- In a Red Bull exclusive, Eyes Set To Kill have satisfied the remainder of their contract with BreakSilence/Suburban Noize Records and are now looking for a new label home. The chick-led screamo quintet, fronted by Alexia Rodriguez, who just dropped her acoustic solo compilation entitled Lexia, are already being courted by an assortment of independent and major labels. There’s no timeline on whom they will sign with or when they will drop their next full-length album.
Post-hardcore sextet A Skylit Drive will release their third studio album Identity On Fire on February 15th through Fearless Records. The 12-track collection features the single “Too Little Too Late” and “XO Skeleton,” which was unveiled on the group’s official Facebook page two weeks ago. Concerning the album title, guitarist Nick Miller explains that it refers to “creating your own identity and being the person you wanna be no matter what anyone tells you to do. If you wanna be in a band, go for it. If you wanna go to college, go for it. It’s all about being your own person.” The video for “Too Little Too Late” premiered last week and can be seen below.
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