Quick Hits: Kanye West, Weezer, Filter, Goo Goo Dolls, Biffy Clyro, Amanda Palmer, The Toadies, The Go-Go's
June 11, 2010


Kanye West
Kanye West has been added as a performer at the BET Awards on June 27, joining T.I., Drake, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Diddy-Dirty Money. It will be the rapper's first appearance at an awards show since the infamous Taylor Swift incident at last year's MTV VMA Awards. West has been in Hawaii working on his upcoming album, Good Ass Job, which features the new song "Power." West also performed three concerts at three Chicago high schools on June 8 (his 33rd birthday) for the Kanye West Foundation's third annual Stay in School event.

To celebrate the World Cup and the U.S. soccer team, Weezer has recorded an unofficial theme song for the team, titled "Represent." The tune debuted on Weezer's Clear Channel A.P.E. radio station, "Radio Weezer," this morning. The song will be offered as a free iTunes download starting tonight at midnight. Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is a well-known, massive soccer fan.

Last week, Filter played a special set at the Hollywood Roosevelt for Deleon Tequila. Now, fans can check out exclusive videos from that show of the band performing their new single, "The Inevitable Relapse," as well as their classic track "Hey Man, Nice Shot," on YouTube. "The Inevitable Relapse" is the first single from Filter's new album, The Trouble With Angels, which is due in August. "The first three songs [on the new record] are for people who are super-pissed and want [1995's] Short Bus, and then everything after that, itís like what we did with [1999's] Title Of Record and [2002ís] Amalgamut," singer Richard Patrick explains. "There's one song thatís maybe as soft as 'Take a Picture.' I truly believe to this day my audience should be as eclectic as I am. If they can listen to Radiohead, then Pantera, they should be able to listen to that within the same band."


The Goo Goo Dolls have debuted their new video for the song "Home," which fans can view at the Tunelab.com website. The song comes from their ninth studio album, Something For The Rest Of Us, which is due on August 31. It is the first Goo Goo Dolls album since 2006. The band is currently on tour and will be on the road throughout the summer, with dates announced up to August 29 in Los Angeles.

Biffy Clyro say they plan to already start working on their next studio album this summer. The U.K. rockers tell the BBC that they hope to start recording new material on and off while playing European festivals in the next few months. Biffy Clyro is on the bill for many of the biggest festivals overseas, including Isle Of Wight, T In The Park and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They just released their fifth album, Only Revolutions, last November overseas and in March in the U.S. this year.

Amanda Palmer will release an EP of Radiohead covers, titled Amanda Palmer Plays The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele, on July 17. The EP will be released digitally and on vinyl. The first single, a take on Kid A's "Idioteque," is now available at www.amandapalmer.net.

The Toadies will finally release their long-lost album Feeler, which was shelved by Interscope in the late '90s. The Texas rockers will put out Feeler some time this summer and say on their website, "We canít help but feel a bit of redemption releasing Feeler 12 years after Interscope decided it wasnít good enough and shelved it. We always thought it was going to be a good Toadies album. Since there are unfinished versions floating around on the Internet, it is important to us that people hear it as we meant it to be. We are beside ourselves that people can finally hear this music and judge for themselves."

The Go-Goís have been forced to cancel their Happily Ever After summer farewell tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off on July 7 at the Lilith Fair in San Diego, and conclude in Austin, TX on July 27. The band will also be unable to perform live on Good Morning America, scheduled for July 16 in New Yorkís Central Park, because guitarist Jane Wiedlin injured herself after a 20-foot fall while hiking near her home in Northern California. She is scheduled for ACL replacement surgery for her knee in the coming weeks, with a prognosis of up to a year recovery time.




 
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Alicia Tyler, PD
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