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Best Of Bonnaroo: 11 Great Pop Moments In The Festival’s History

This weekend marks the 11th iteration of Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. At the inaugural fest in 2002, it was a jam-band paradise, heavy on the noodling but light on the zeitgeist. Each year, though, it has expanded in size and scope, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and arguably the most eclectic yet. Featuring everyone from Bon Iver to Skrillex to Das Racist, Bonnaroo clearly has its finger on the pulse of pop music. So ahead of Bonnaroo’s 11th running, here are 11 great pop moments in the festival’s history, in no particular order. More »

Joe Jonas, The Roots And Queen Latifah Set For Philly Fourth Of July Jam

The City Of Brotherly Love is going to have some added fireworks on July 4, as the lineup for the 20th annual Philly Fourth Of July Jam has been announced. Jimmy Fallon‘s Late Night house band The Roots are set to headline the event, which drew a crowd of 500,000 concert-goers last year, and they’re also scheduled to play sets with the likes of Joe Jonas, Queen Latifah, Common and Philadelphia native Daryl Hall. “We are very excited to be back again as the headlining band for the Philly Fourth of July Jam,” Roots musical director ?uestlove said in a press release. “It is an amazing event and we are proud to be an integral part of the show. You can expect an Independence Day celebration full of music right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — Philly is the place to be for the 4th of July.” President Barack Obama‘s news slow-jamming session has yet to be announced.

Daryl Hall Joins Gym Class Heroes’ Crusade To Taint ’80s Pop Favorites

gym.pngHey, did you know that Daryl Hall has a monthly webcast? (Did you know that he also has a goatee now?) This month’s guest at Daryl’s house is none other than habitual smirker Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. The two collaborated on a version of “Every Time You Go Away” and a mash-up of “You Make My Dreams” and the Gym Class Heroes song “The Queen and I.” When will McCoy and his marauding gang give ’80s cheese pop the peace it deserves?

Said McCoy of his relationship with Daryl: “Part of me was horrified before working with Daryl to be honest. There are 2 people I hold high on my caste system of people I think are cooler than me, my father being the other. I grew up on Daryl’s voice. I am forever grateful for the chance to work with and befriend someone I’ve looked up to all these years.”

Only two, Travis? Only two people in this world cooler than you? No wonder you always look so self-satisfied. But what does Daryl think?

“Words fail to express the fun and creative fulfillment that I had recording and playing with Travis. I think the combination of his poetry and my musicality came together in a very historic way, and I don’t say that lightly.”

Adds Hall: “I haven’t felt this way since the Apollo Theater, back in the day, when I worked with the Temptations, except now the roles have been reversed.”

If only we had a jealous response from Oates to complete this cycle. Here’s a video of Hall & Oates with the Temptations at the Apollo “back in the day”:

We’ll have to wait until Friday at 8 p.m. to see if Travis and his many facial piercings can top that. And if, for some reason, you’re particularly interested in the Hall/McCoy collaboration you can watch a video of the pair awkwardly discussing Daryl’s cat on McCoy’s blog.

Live from Dary’ls House [Official site]
Travis McCoy’s blog []

Hall Performing at SXSW Without Oates

daryl.jpgDaryl Hall (without John Oates, it would seem) is performing at SXSW. Which is only two and a half months away. Insert kinda-dumb “Say It Isn’t So, Especially Since I Haven’t Booked My Hotel Room Yet” joke here. [HearYa]

daryl.jpgDaryl Hall (without John Oates, it would seem) is performing at SXSW. Which is only two and a half months away. Insert kinda-dumb “Say It Isn’t So, Especially Since I Haven’t Booked My Hotel Room Yet” joke here. [HearYa]

Daryl Hall Invites The Internet Over To His House For A Little Pre-Holiday Cheer

For those of you who are planning on being housebound tomorrow night, Daryl Hall is throwing a Webcast at his house tomorrow night, one that he’s comparing to “an Internet version of Live With Jools Holland.” The show’s set for 8 p.m., and it’ll even have some guests:

Among the guests scheduled to stop by as Daryl debuts some of his new songs are Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Flight of the Conchords’ Bret and Jemaine as well as partner John Oates and longtime band member T-Bone Wolk.

Just think: If it’s successful, not only will Hall probably do a holiday-themed Webcast that brings the spirit of Hall & Oates’ “Jingle Bell Rock” video to the new millennium, it’ll further solidify Ana Voog‘s position as the one true visionary as far as the new model for music-dissemination is concerned. Well, OK, maybe that’ll only be proven true if everyone strips down and starts an orgy…

Live From Daryl’s House [Official site; HT cat dirt sez]