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The Beastie Boys take on Monster Energy Drinks, and win jon | Mid Day
06/06/2014 | Filed In: beastie boys | kxrk | monster energy drinks | sabotage | jon smith | kxrk | x96

The Beastie Boys take on Monster Energy Drinks, and win

The Beatsie Boys have been busy this week. First they took on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie “Sabotage” by telling Ahnold that he would not be allowed to use their song of the same name to promote the box office flop’s upcoming Blu-Ray release.  I'm sure Arnold was not pleased.

 

Arnold made this face

 

The Beastie Boys have a LONG tradition of no letting their work be used in ads.  So  people should know by now that unless you're doing a Star Trek movie, you're probably not going to get permission.  Even so, Michael "Mike D" Diamond told a Manhattan Federal Court last week that they were offered "a lot of money" to lend their hit to the film, but they aren't "fans of Mr. Schwarzenegger's recent work," and added that the potential collaboration "felt like too much of an endorsement."

 

    

Can we do it??    

 

Meanwhile Mike D and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovits wontheir copyright case against Monster Beverage Corp. On the eighth day of trial yesterday, a Manhattan jury found in favor of the Beasties, agreeing that the energy drink maker used the group's songs in a 2012 promotional video without permission. Monster argued unsuccessfully that an employee mistakenly believed the company had the okay to use some Beastie classics.

 

         

Really, they said it was cool.  Trust me.         

That verdict brought home one-point-seven-million-dollars in damages. DAAYYYUUUMM. The group had originally sought up to two-point-five-million-dollars for copyright infringement and false endorsement. During his testimony, Diamond also said there most likely won't be any upcoming Beastie Boys releases. For those of us who are fans this needs no explanation, but he told that he and Horovitz "can't make new music" after bandmate Adam "MCA" Yauch's 2012 death from cancer.  

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7 Must-See Utah Bands Richie T |
06/06/2014 | Filed In: Local | VanLadyLove | The Young Electric | The Moth & The Flame | Coral Bones | Can't Stop Won't Stop | Westward The Tide | Better Taste Bureau | Utah

7 Must-See Utah Bands

If you haven’t heard of the Rooftop Concert Series that's going on in Provo, then what are you doing with your life??! Watching cheese melt? It's a FREE concert series the first Friday of every month, May through October, featuring upcoming bands from Utah. This is a grand opportunity to check out the latest artists from the Utah music scene before they hit Imagine Dragons or Neon Trees status. They got their start doing shows just like this. Here are 7 local bands X96 has ears on:

1. VanLadyLove (Similar to NEEDTOBREATHE, The American Authors, and Mumford & Sons) Strange name, we know. But these guys will be HUGE. VanLadyLove have had several TV appearances. They performed on the season finale of Sister Wives, They have been touring like crazy all through the US and they have hit spot #3 on NMS’ Top 100 Artists On the Verge. They released their new EP, “LoveMatter” back in February. Ironically, on Valentine’s Day. They will be performing at the Rooftop Concert Series June 6th with We Are The Strike & Cory Mon. They'll also perform a Beatles Tribute Show June 27th at the Covey Arts Center in Provo. Here's the new single from LoveMatter called “Neverland.”

Facebook / Twitter: @vanladylove / Instagram: @vanladylove

2. The Young Electric (Similar to Hawthorne Heights, Taking Back Sunday, and Anberlin) Formerly known as The Trademark, The Young Electric guys have been performing around Utah for over ten years. Adding new guitarist, Mat Deason, promted them to leave their old monikers behind and become The Young Electric. Recently, they signed with Tragic Hero Records and hit the road with Hawthorne Heights, Forever Came Calling, and The Animal In Me. The Young Electric just released their new EP, Crows in December. Here’s their latest song from that EP, “Bleed It Dry.”

Facebook / Twitter: @tyeband / Instagram: @tyeband 3. The Moth & The Flame (Similar to Imagine Dragons, Radiohead, and Sparkle Horse) Even though The Moth & The Flame recently relocated to Los Angeles, Their roots are deep in Utah. They started playing shows in Provo, Salt Lake, and Logan, but have moved on to festivals such as SXSW and touring Europe with Imagine Dragons. Not bad. Like all bands these days it goes EP then album, which is due by summer's end. The Moth & The Flame are playing at the rooftop concert series September 5 w/ The Brocks and Coral Bones. Listen to our favorite, “Sorry.”

Facebook / Twitter: @TheMothTheFlame 

4. Coral Bones (Similar to Coldplay, Radiohead, and Foster The People) Another band playing the rooftop concert series on September 5 is Coral Bones. This Provo-born, indie-pop outfit has crafted a bunch of piano-driven, pop-rock songs on their latest album, “Youthemism” and is currently working on a new album, including this new song, “Queensway.”

Facebook / Twitter: @icechrisb

5. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (Similar to The Beastie Boys, Wu Tang Clan, and Macklemore) Let's change things up to keep it funky fresh. Can't Stop Won't Stop is a Hip-Hop duo bound to make you get off your lounger and Dougie around the room. They are Provo-based, but relocated to Los Angeles (where dreams are made, right?). They'll be performing at the rooftop concert series August 1st. The new album Wildebeest is out now. Check out “Scrape The Sky.”

Facebook     Twitter: @CSWSmusic / Instagram: @CSWSmusic

 

6. Westward The Tide (Similar to The Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men, and Mumford & Sons) Winners and supreme champions of City Weekly's Music Awards Band of the Year Showcase, Westward The Tide will be opening up for Local Natives at the Twilight Concert Series. Their sound is something very similar to the folk-rock that's been trending lately by the likes Of Monsters & Men, Twin Forks, Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, etc. However, you'll appreciate less banjo and more melodic vocals from Westward the Tide. You can catch their latest album “Sorry Soul” with this calming piece, “This Heart I Know.”

Facebook / Twitter: @westwardthetide / Instagram: @westwardthetide

7. Better Taste Bureau (Similar to Schoolboy Q, Macklemore, and Ab-Soul) Masters of City Weekly’s Music Awards Rapper of the year showcase, Better Taste Bureau are loved by those who know for their energetic rap melodies and aggressively hip live performances. A must see if you're interested, but always complaining, that Utah doesn't represent when it comes to hip-hop. Better Taste Bureau makes it their mission to help bring Utah’s music scene out of obscurity. Their new album Outliers is out now. Makes it loud and bother your neighbors with “Out West.”

Facebook / Twitter: @btbslc / Instagram: @btbslc

Written by: Zach McEntire (Intern; twitter: @McEntireZach)

Edited by: Richie T

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MORE Soundgarden reissues in the future?! jon | Mid Day
06/05/2014 | Filed In: soundgarden | jon smith | kxrk | x96 | chris cornell | superunknown | badmotorfinger

MORE Soundgarden reissues in the future?!

By now you know that I’m the official X96 90’s geek. So you can guess how stoked I was about Soundgarden's deluxe "Superunknown" reissue hitting stores this week. Most consider that to be the best Soundgarden album, and no doubt the best selling one. (I’ve always had a hard time choosing) But you can see how big a fan I was by this picture of me in 1994 rocking my SUPERUNKNOWN t-shirt. I was pretty damn cool.

 

I had hair like Fabio!

 

But now I’m even MORE excited! Get this, Soundgarden guitar slinger Kim Thayil tells "Billboard" there is plenty of bonus material to go forward with a "Badmotorfinger" re-release!  Still no word on new material, but this is good enough for me. Now let’s hope for a Utah stop on their upcoming summer tour with Nine Inch Nails. I’d straight up punch a toddler for tickets to that show.

   

Maybe this one!   

 

 

IF they are able to pull off a Batmotorfinger reissue, it will be just in time for the record's 25th anniversary in 2016. I may bust out some “Rusty Cage” on my drive home today to celebrate.  

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Jack White Hates Glass Likes Explosions in New Vid for Lazaretto Corey O'Brien |
06/04/2014 | Filed In: Jack White | Lazaretto | Music Video

Jack White Hates Glass Likes Explosions in New Vid for Lazaretto

One more week. Then I can break out my expensive Sennheisers, the ones reserved for the truly special albums. I'll then lounge in my listenin' chair to the new Jack White album.  Of course, it is streaming on iTunes (here), but some things need to be experienced in the best of circumstances in a controlled environment.

So flip this up to 1080p and enjoy the visuals:

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Limb Bizkit to release a CASSETTE?! jon | Mid Day
06/04/2014 | Filed In: kxrk | x96 | jon smith | limp bizkit | fred durst | douchebag

Limb Bizkit to release a CASSETTE?!

Let’s face it. Limp Bizkit is one of those bands you love to hate. They had their moment in the sun in the late 90’s when Alternative rock was inexplicably angry. I mean, the economy was good. We were not at war with anyone. What the Hell were we mad at?

 

Nuke 'Em was mad because he wanted baggier pants.

 

But in a perfect example of things that just WONT go away, Limp Bizkit is putting out a new single. I can’t wait to ignore it. But I guess for the first time we can give them points for creativity. Fred Durst and Co. will be turning back the clock by releasing the single exclusively on cassette.

 

    

That’s one of these things for you youngsters.

 

 

The Limp Bizkit Facebook page says that "Endless Slaughter" (Nice name) will be available only at their live shows in "about two weeks or so." The track comes from Limp Bizkit's long-in-the-works new album "Stampede of the Disco Elephants," which is expected to drop sometime in the summer. I actually had to seek out, and like their page to write this so you owe me.

 

  

“I can count to this many!”

 

In the meantime the band is on their European tour. So far the only US gig they have booked is a headlining appearance at the Aftershock festival on September 13th in Sacramento, California. I don’t know what that is, but I know I'm not going.

 

XOXO

JONSMITH  

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