Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Music Notes: Memorial service pays tribute to the King of Pop, NIN's final tour dates

- Michael Jackson's public memorial was held today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where 20,000 people were gathered inside. TV stations and websites aired the service, which was watched all over the world. Performers — including Mariah Carey, Usher, John Mayer, and more — paid tribute by performing some of Jackson's most memorable hits. Friends and family members shared poignant and funny anecdotes about their times with the King of Pop. As the service drew to an end, Jackson's daughter Paris Michael-Jackson, spoke during one of the service's more heart-wrenching moments. "I just want to say ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you can ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him so much," she said, while crying. [Associated Press via Yahoo!]

- Despite saying that Bonnaroo would mark the end of live Nine Inch Nails performances in the US, it looks like NIN will play some more "intimate" shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago in late August. [SPIN]

- Get a free download of The Cribs' new song with Johnny Marr here! It's only available through tomorrow, July 8, until 5 a.m. EST. [SPIN]

- Placebo have announced North American tour dates. More here. [Brooklyn Vegan]

1 comment:

  1. Dude, we're in DST right now, so no one is actually using EST. Good thing, too, because I managed to download it just before 3am PDT/6am EDT, before it went down. :)