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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‘Shabu’ lands man in jail

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was arrested withsuspected shabu in Barangay 6, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Two sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P6,000 were recovered from the suspect’s possession, the police added. Police identified him as 37-year-oldresident Jomar Baydal. Baydal’s arrest came after villagecouncilor Federico Paraon and village watchmen who were implementing enhancedcommunity quarantine in the area frisked him around 12:05 p.m. on April 22,police said. Baydal was detained in the lockupfacility of the San Carlos City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

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NBA free agency 2019 rumor roundup: A complete list of reported signings, trades from Day 4

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, 76ers will pursue Kyle Korver after he receives buyout from Suns Elsewhere, Markieff Morris signed with the Pistons while the Mavericks added backup center Boban Marjanovic.Here’s a complete list of deals from the fourth day of free agency(All trades reported by ESPN and The Athletic) Related News — The Grizzlies moved off of Chandler Parsons’ contract when they sent him to the Hawks in exchange for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. The Grizzlies also acquired Josh Jackson, De’Anthony Melton and two second-round picks from the Suns, who received Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter in the trade. Phoenix is planning to buy out Korver.— The Pelicans could have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA next season. They re-signed wing Darius Miller to a two-year, $14.25 million deal. He hit 36.5% of his 3-point attempts last season. Rockets rumors: Houston hoping to trade for Andre Iguodala, sign JaVale McGee — The 76ers continued to fill out their roster by inking guard Raul Neto to a one-year minimum contract. — Markieff Morris is heading to the Pistons on a one-year deal. He has scored 11.6 points per game over his eight-year career. — The Mavericks added depth in the frontcourt. They inked veteran center Boban Marjanovic to a two-year, $7 million contract. — Quinn Cook became an unrestricted free agent as the Warriors rescinded his qualifying offer. Cook averaged 6.9 points in 14.3 minutes per game last season. — The Timberwolves continued to adjust their roster. They acquired Jake Layman from the Trail Blazers in a sign-and-trade. He agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million contract with Minnesota. “We’re extremely appreciative of how hard (Portland general manager) Neil Olshey worked with us to accommodate what we were trying to accomplish in this sign and trade,” Layman’s agent, Mark Bartelstein told ESPN. — The Pacers signed another guard Wednesday as they inked TJ McConnell to a two-year, $7 million contract. Indiana also added Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb earlier this week. The fourth day of free agency was filled with minor moves and a few trades.The Grizzlies may have been the most active team, as they reportedly completed a pair of trades. DeMarcus Cousins free agency rumors: Center switches agent amid reports he has ‘no market’last_img read more

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Two Iowa-based convenience store chains to fight human trafficking

first_imgANKENY — Two competing Iowa-based convenience store chains are working together to raise awareness about human trafficking. Casey’s General Stores and Kum-and-Go are training their 25-hundred employees through “C-SAT,” Convenience Stores Against Trafficking.Casey’s spokesman Mike Richardson says workers in the industry’s stores, which are open round-the-clock, are in a unique position to help. “Our employees will be trained in the next three-to-four weeks probably everyone will be completed in order to watch for any signs of human trafficking,” Richardson says. “On top of that, we’ll be placing stickers in the restrooms to either write the number down or text it to somebody that they are actually in that situation.”Des Moines-based Kum & Go has almost 400 stores in 11 states while Casey’s, headquartered in Ankeny, has 21-hundred stores in 16 states.last_img read more

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