Watch The Foo Fighters & Rick Astley Rickroll CalJam To The Tune Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

first_imgOn October 7th, CalJam took over the Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California, serving as a kickass record release party to celebrate the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold. In founding the event, Dave Grohl drew his inspiration from the original California Jam, a 1974 rock festival at the Ontario Motor Speedway that featured Deep Purple; Black Sabbath; the Eagles; Earth, Wind and Fire; and Emerson, Lake and Palmer among others. Surprisingly, this weekend’s CalJam felt much closer in spirit to its predecessor than even the 16-mile and decades-long divide would suggest. CalJam 2017’s lineup was dominated by hard-driving, ear-splitting rock and roll—the likes of which are rarely seen topping major festival bills, let alone clumped together for a single Saturday.Watch Dave Grohl’s 8-Year-Old Daughter Rock The Drums In Iceland On Friday With The Foo FightersRoyal Blood brought more than enough brash head-bangers to set off a massive afternoon mosh in the pit at Glen Helen Pavilion, dubbed the CalJam 17 stage for the occasion. The UK-based duo of vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher placed itself in the close company of acts like the White Stripes and the Black Keys with standards such as “Figure it Out” and “Little Monster.” By the same token, the Brighton residents distinguished themselves with their bluesier forebears—and jumped whole-hog into heavy metal—with the dynamic distortions of “Lights Out” and “Come On Over.”They weren’t the only purveyors of a bootstrapped music spirit. The Kills aren’t strictly a duo anymore, at least not after adding a collection of percussionists to their act. But in Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, the band still has a two-part core that can compete with groups of all shapes and sizes at its end of the sonic spectrum. Mosshart reminded the crowd of as much with her menacing farewell during “Black Balloon,” as did Hince with both his guitar and his drum machine on “Hard Habit to Break” from Ash & Ice, the group’s latest release. Unfortunately, only the truly dedicated festival travelers managed to catch their set on the smaller Sun Stage in between acts at the main venue.In that way, CalJam fell victim to the same #FirstWorldProblem that’s become the bane of every festival from Coachella to Bonnaroo: the dreaded overlap. The difference here, aside from the scrunched schedule, is that the acts stepping on each other’s toes weren’t from wildly different genres who happened to land at the same eclectic festival. Instead, the conflicts at CalJam often pitted likeminded rockers against one another.Foo Fighters Respond To Westboro Baptist Church Protest In Most Epic Way PossibleCage the Elephant brought American blues-rock and punk back to the fore in the evening, but only after nailing their rendition of “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” the lone Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover of the day. Lead singer Matt Shultz then commenced his typical command of the stage, thrusting and wailing his way through “In One Ear,” “No Rest For the Wicked,” “Mess Around,” “Trouble,” and “Shake Me Down” while stripping from a full suit and tie down his skivvies (mic belt included).The garage rockers from Bowling Green eventually gave way to the desert daze and dazzling lights of Queens of the Stone Age. The sunburnt metal ensemble relied heavily on its 2013 release …Like Clockwork, opening with “If I Had a Tail” and belting out bangers like “My God is the Sun” and “Smooth Sailing.” Considering the proximity to QOTSA’s home base in Palm Desert, it was only fitting to also hear sand-aged standards like “Millionaire,” “No One Knows,” “I Wanna Make It With You,” “Little Sister,” “Go With the Flow,” and “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” sprinkled in—if not cemented—between groovier new tunes like “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” “The Evil Has Landed” and “Domesticated Animals” from this year’s LP, Villains.As much as Queens made of its 75-minute set, there was no competing with the Foo Fighters’ epic two-plus-hour journey to close out the festival. Grohl slowly and steadily brought his whole band into the mix with an opener of “Times Like These,” followed by a face-melting run of “All My Life,” “Learn to Fly” and “The Pretender.” The new album, for which this whole shindig was arranged, got plenty of shine. Grohl proudly introduced “The Sky Is a Neighborhood,” one of the singles off Concrete and Gold, before inviting Mosshart and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz on stage for “La Dee Da.” The group allowed the dusty crowd to catch its breath with more mellow additions to the Foo catalog, like “Sunday Rain” and “Dirty Water,” the latter of which featured The Bird and the Bee’s Inara George among the supporting vocalists.With all that stage time on their hands, the Foo Fighters were bound to bust out some surprises. They rickrolled the entire Inland Empire with Rick Astley himself, brought on Joe Perry to play Aerosmith’s “Draw the Line,” and invited Liam Gallagher back onstage for a rendition of “Come Together.” It wouldn’t have been a proper Foo show, though, without ample callbacks to the band’s ever-expanding discography—”My Hero” here, “Monkey Wrench” there, “White Limo” in between and, of course, “Everlong” to close out the festival. [Video: Albert Lam]The lineup itself would’ve been enough to satiate rock-and-roll fans for three days at a weekend-long festival. Instead, CalJam packed all that into a single day, along with carnival rides, water slides, a Foo Fighters museum, a recording studio set up by Gibson, and a slew of scrumptious options from a variety of food and beverage vendors. And if you camped at the adjacent park, you probably indulged in Friday night vibes from the Police Experience, the Atomic Punks, and Trouble Funk if you weren’t busy reminiscing about the Ramones to “Rock N’ Roll High School” at the outdoor movie theatre.Indeed, the new CalJam had something for everyone. The festival offered plenty for anyone who grew up on the alternative rock of the 1990s and 2000s, but more importantly, served as a tribute to the electric pioneers who paved the way more than 40 years ago.last_img read more

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U-17 WC 2019: Hosts Brazil, Nigeria win big; Angola earn first victory

first_imgHosts Brazil breeze past Canada, Nigeria come back from behind to secure a crucial 4-2 win over Hungary and Angola secure first-ever World Cup win.Brazil vs Canada:FIFA U-17 World Cup™ hosts Brazil did not disappoint the home crowd in their Group A opener, soaring to a 4-1 win against Canada at the Estadio Bezerrão in Brasilia on Saturday night.Playmaker Peglow’s two goals led the charge, with midfielder Veron chipping in a goal and an assist.BrazilA Seleção enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the match and took command on the scoreboard in the 17th minute through Peglow.Kobe Franklin’s own goal gave Brazil a 2-0 lead second from half time.Brazil midfielders Veron and Daniel Cabral were also standout performers, with the former finding the back of the net in the 56th minute, ten minutes after Peglow completed his brace.CanadaCanada’s defense proved a sturdy test early on for the Brazilians, with goalkeeper Marc Kouadio making several deft saves.Canada’s No1 was their top player, keeping the hosts at bay for much of the first half.Substitute No9 Jacen Russell-Rowe’s 86th-minute strike offered a late positive moment for the Canadians.What next:Brazil will play New Zealand next on October 29, 2019, in Brasilia as Angola lock horns with Canada on the same day.Angola vs New Zealand:Angola’s debut match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup turned into their first-ever tournament win, seeing off New Zealand 2-1 at the Estadio Bezerrao Saturday night.A sixth-minute goal from Zini invigorated the African side, and they were able to overcome the All Whites’ 54th-minute equalizer by forcing an own goal six minutes later.AngolaIt was a remarkable evening for the Palanquinhas in Brasilia. Their explosive play in wide areas and determination separated them from their competition.Midfielder Zini scored the single goal credited to Angola, while the left-footed Zito, who plays on the right-wing, became a nightmare for New Zealand defenders as the match wore on.New ZealandThe Oceania champions found themselves up against a physically and technically skilled Angola bunch, and only in select moments were they able to take control of the match.Their best came from forward Matthew Garbett, who produced a savvy nutmeg en lieu to netting the All Whites’ lone goal.Nigeria vs Hungary:Nigeria notched a 4-2 comeback win over Hungary Saturday night at Goiania’s Estadio Olimpico in the Group B opener of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019™.A trio of Golden Eaglet goals in the 79th, 81st and 85th minutes were decisive for the five-time U-17 world champions.NigeriaDespite conceding the opening goal three minutes into the match, Nigeria was quick to regain control of the tempo on the pitch.Captain Samson Tijani was fundamental in connecting his side’s attacking moves. He scored Nigeria’s first and final goals: a converted penalty in the 20th minute and a free-kick that took a friendly deflection in the 85th minute.Sandwiched between those were close-range headed goals from Usman Ibrahim (79′) and Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi (81′).HungaryThe Hungarians got off to a dream start, catching their opponents off guard when midfielder Gyorgy Komaromi tapped in David Laszlo’s looping cross unmarked at the far post.They struck again only eight minutes after Tijani’s penalty goal – this time Samuel Major made a late, charging run into the center of the box and scorched the back of the net from 15 yards. But after absorbing Nigeria’s pressure well for most of the evening, Hungary relented in the final 15 minutes.Next Game:Nigeria will play Ecuador next on October 27, 2019, in Goiania as Hungary will play Australia on the same day at the same venue.last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 02, 2013•6:13 a.m. Christopher M. Middleton, 37, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 60 mph in a 45 mph zone (radar) and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.•10:10 a.m. Non-Injury accident on private property in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Susan D. Cook, 42, Wellington and Audrey L. Hendricks, 47, Wellington.•11:01 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 1700 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block W. 8th, Wellington.•3:07 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.last_img read more

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