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The Grammys give Trent Reznor an apology jon | Mid Day
01/29/2014 | Filed In: nin | trent reznor | grammys | nine inch nails | omg sorry | jon smith | x96 | kxrk

The Grammys give Trent Reznor an apology

 Ok before I get to the story, I have to point out that i'm not allowed to use pictures on  my blog because of stupid copyright laws.  So I made my own.  That's right, in addition to being a DJ, I'm a world class artist with MS Paint.

Alright so even though the final performance of the Grammys gets cut off EVERY YEAR..  Grammy Executive Producer Keith Ehrlich gave a big fat "I'm sorry" to Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor.  Trent had a saggy diaper that leaked overthe way this year's broadcast ended. Trent sent out a profanity-laced tweet letting everyone know he felt disrespected after his closing performance with Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham was cut short at the end of Sunday's ceremony. Now Ehrlich -- who says he was thrilled to finally get Reznor to perform at the Grammys -- is telling "The Hollywood Reporter" his side of the story. He says they let the rockers know they'd keep the performance on air as long as possible, and he thinks they got pretty close before the credits started rolling.  You'd think Dave Grohl would have warned him. he's been int he final super group performance for the last three years.    Ehrlich says the all-star jam lasted about five or six minutes, and they got within about a minute-and-a-half of the end.

 

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Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament broke a dude's nose! jon | Mid Day
01/21/2014 | Filed In: pearl jam | alternative | jeff ament | grunge | x96 | jon smith | alternative

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament broke a dude's nose!

A Pearl Jam fan had his nose broken by PJ's bass man Jeff Ament last week.  It was not some on stage scuffle, or even a back stage rock and roll incident though.. It was actually a what the fan describes as a rough game of basketball.   Well that's..  Still..  Kind of exciting.  Right?

Sherif Hassan tells Australia's Triple J that Ament actually broke his nose during the pick-up game in New Zealand, which also included Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler.  Hassan says Ament made up for the broken nose by giving him and some friends tickets to the event and backstage passes. He says the injury didn't bother him as much after he spent some time hanging out with New Zealand singer Lorde between shows and got a shout out from Eddie Vedder during Pearl Jam's performance. 

Kids down unda are tough!

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SKA SHOW! jon | Mid Day
01/14/2014 | Filed In: slc | punk | ska | rbf | reel bif fish | suburban legends | jon smith | x96

SKA SHOW!

As the resident punk/ska nerd, not to mention the 90's at Noon guy..  It's officially my job to let the kids know when a ska show rolls through town.  Reel Big Fish will be stopping in SLC tomorrow night on their "Don't Stop Skankin'!" tour.  It will be nice to see them do a full set since they were only allowed the standard 30 minutes when they were here for Warped in the summer.

Also, I'm stoked to see my friends from Suburban Legends open up the show!  If you've been to Disneyland in the last few years, you might have caught SL in Tomorrowland.  They're one of the bands that gets to rise up on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage and rock the kids with punk versions of Disney songs, and mad choreography :)  All of which we'll see tomorrow night at The Murray Theater.  Oh!  and our local pals The Anchorage will be there!  We saw them at the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas last month!

I can't wait to skank with the kids!  And by "skank" I mean "Stand in the back and eat nachos"

See you there!

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RARE new footage of Nirvana's FINAL US performance! jon | Mid Day
01/08/2014 | Filed In: nirvana | 90's | kurt cobain | x96 | jon smith

RARE new footage of Nirvana's FINAL US performance!

A buddy of mine just posted this video from Youtube showing what would end up being Nirvana's final performance in The United States.  Kinda grainy VHS style.  It's almost like watching the Blair Witch Project..

 

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Mumford and Sons Will Take a Break! jon | Mid Day
09/23/2013 | Filed In: Mumford and Sons | alternative | x96 | Jon Smith | folky rock

Mumford and Sons Will Take a Break!

I still can't help but think of Mumford the Magician from Sesame Street everytime I hear a Mumford and Sons tune.  Which means everytime I hear Little Lion Man, I can imagine someone yelling "ALA PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES" in the background of some seedy english pub.   My world is awesome.

 

But it looks like Mumford and Sons are taking a little time off. The British folk-rockers made the last tour stop behind their Grammy-winning album "Babel" this past Friday in Kansas, and now keyboardist Ben Lovett tells "Rolling Stone" there are no Mumford & Sons activities scheduled "for the foreseeable future." Lovett says they have no idea how long the break might be, adding that he and his bandmates are just excited to be "free of schedules." The past year has been a dramatic one for the Mumfords. It began with their Grammy win for Album of the Year back in February, and reached a scary point after bassist Ted Dwane had emergency brain surgery that left him on the sidelines for a few weeks. Dwane made a full recovery, but he says the band could definitely use a "little rest." 

 

Don't worry, I'm sure Phillip Phillips and The Lumineers will keep the folksy types happy in the meantime.

 

 

XOXOXO

 

JONSMITH

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