Category: Performance

Soundgarden to Play 2014 iTunes Festival

Posted 27 Feb 2014 in Artist News, Performance

Perhaps as an effort to show its involvement in the music scene (or just as another way to make money), each year Apple puts on the iTunes festival. It always draws some pretty large crowds, as the festival in its original incarnation lasts a little over a month. It typically takes place in London, but this year, the festival has announced that the festivities will be held in Austin alongside the SXSW festival. Most exciting of all, however, is the…

The Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrell Drum Battle Will Happen!

Posted 25 Feb 2014 in Artist News, Miscellaneous, Performance

A few weeks ago, the internet was taken by storm by the release of several different photographs comparing famous comedian Will Ferrell to the drummer of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Chad Smith. It makes sense why this went viral; take a look at the picture below and just try to tell us Smith and Ferrell don’t look eerily identical. Soon after the pictures went viral, a movement formed demanding that Ferrell and Smith face off in an epic drum…

Should Leonardo DiCaprio Appear on Stage with Meshuggah?

Posted 21 Feb 2014 in General News, Miscellaneous, Performance
Leonardo DiCaprio

Take a minute and look at that headline again. It seems like a bit of a ludicrous question, but we assure you, the formidable voice of the people has risen up in a resounding yes. This is true enough, but let’s back up a little bit. A little while ago, Leonard DiCaprio released a movie titled The Wolf of Wall Street, which portrayed the rougher edges of businessmen existing solely for profit. It was a decent movie, but one keen…

Red Hot Chili Peppers Admit to Faking Super Bowl Performance

Posted 05 Feb 2014 in Artist News, Industry Insights, News, Performance
Red Hot Chili Peppers

It’s pretty much taken for granted nowadays that pop stars often are required to lip sync their parts. That’s fine and all, and it makes a little bit of sense in the context of a private show where fans paid tons of money to see an artist kill it. More often than not, these artists get away with it.  However, whichever act plays the Super Bowl is subjected to far greater levels of scrutiny. It makes sense then that when…

How To Read Guitar Tabs

Posted 29 Jan 2014 in Electric Guitar, General News, Music, News, Performance

Traditional music notation may be more technically accurate, but tabs are pretty much the default way of displaying music for the guitar. Not only are they simpler to understand, they’re also much easier to create with standard word processing software – leading to a boom in user-generated guitar tabs. If you’re not familiar with the basic idea of tablature, learning the basic principles behind it, how to read it and where to find user-created tabs gives you the fundamental knowledge…

Giant Grammy Jam Session to Happen

Posted 22 Jan 2014 in Artist News, Industry Insights, News, Performance
Grammy Jam Session

To put it lightly, the Grammy’s are a pretty big deal these days. The award festival brings together the very best of music and gives out awards for the best albums, collaborations, singles, and so forth for the year. In addition, the Grammy’s typically see a huge musical performance. Typically, the winners and occasionally some other nominees play a hit or two and get off the stage. This year, however, things are going to be a bit different, as the…

NIN and QOTSA to Coheadline Tour

Posted 17 Oct 2013 in Artist News, Performance
NIN and Queens of the Stone Age

Let’s face it: coheadliners are awesome. Tickets usually aren’t that much more expensive, and fans love being able to get to see two of their favorite acts in one night. It’s no surprise then that us at Guitar News Daily were pretty pumped to hear about the upcoming Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age tour. The tour will take place next March and will hit eight different spots throughout Australia and New Zealand. No announcement has been…

Bruno Mars to Play Super Bowl

Posted 08 Sep 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights, News, Performance
Bruno Mars

The Super Bowl is pretty big deal here in America. Every year around the beginning of February, enough teams have been whittled out of the NFL playoffs to reach the championship game. This game always takes place on a Sunday, and in many ways, Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in millions of households across the nation. A big part of the Super Bowl is the half time show, which is often just as elaborate and spectacular as…

New Festival To Take Place on Woodstock Grounds

Posted 24 Aug 2013 in Miscellaneous, Music, News, Performance

The original Woodstock took place in 1969, and attracted 400,000 music fans from around the country. The lineup was packed with all of the biggest names in rock and roll: The Grateful Dead, CCR, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Aeroplane, and of course, Jimi Hendrix. Though Woodstock was not the first music festival in existence, it played a colossal role in establishing what a modern day music festival looks like. In 2014, the same grounds that once held Woodstock will…

NSYNC Plans VMA Reunion

Posted 21 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Industry Insights, News, Performance

MTV’s annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) always seem to draw a lot of attention. Between the actual awards and the celebrity antics (including the infamous Kanye West blunder), every year the VMAs delivers some kind of big news to the music industry. This year’s event, which will be held at 9 PM on August 25th, already has a stunning headline: Justing Timberlake and the rest of NSYNC will be performing at the VMAs.   Timberlake will be receiving the Michael…