Who better than to close out the final day of Reading Festival 2010—pop’s oldest music fest—than mega bands Paramore, Weezer and Blink-182? Fresh from the Honda Civic tour, Paramore’s frontwoman Hayley Williams donned a cute and punky fuzzy leopard print jacket while belting out hits like “That’s What You Get” and “Let The Flames Begin”. While Weezer slipped in a cover of Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag” into their set. Flip through to check out all the action that went on yesterday across the pond. More »
The phone calls between Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Tom DeLonge that took place a few months ago have sort of borne fruit: blink-182 will present an award at this Sunday night’s Grammys, presumably while wearing clothes and not playing music. Hooray? Also on the telecast now: performances by M.I.A., Neil Diamond, Robin Thicke, Stevie Wonder, and a Bo Diddley tribute featuring Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, and Keith Urban. Full list of performers after the jump! It’s a long one, and I’m starting to think that this year’s telecast is going to be way heavy on the blurted-out, pre-commercial-break omnibus lists of winners.
It’s been four years since Blink-182 petered out after their peculiar Robert Smith phase (which was not terrible, but just something of a death rattle). In the interim Mark Hoppus has been blogging heavily and producing generic pop-punk, while Tom DeLonge has dedicated himself to exploring the deepest depths of nauseating self-importance. It seemed for a while that the once fantastically crude duo would never reconcile their divergent life paths. But! According to Hoppus’ latest blog post there may actually be a glimmer of hope for a second Belle Époque of fart jokes.
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The kids from High School Musical, the continually overrated Scarlett Johansson, and the guy who played McLovin’ have been added to the Video Music Awards’ lineup of presenters. More »