Simply, the mothers of their 12 year old daughters called him rude and disrespectful. Many young fans left the city’s O2 Arena early this week without seeing their idol, sparking anger among both the devotees and their parents. But Justin explained he had to start his performance late due to ‘technical issues’ and was not as delayed as the two hours claimed. On Tuesday afternoon, he tweeted a series of rambling messages to his fans explaining his version of events following the furore which erupted after the highly anticipated show on Monday night. Justin tweeted: ‘last night i was scheduled after 3 opening acts to go on stage at 935 not 830 but because of some technical issues i got on at 10:10..so…
‘I was 40 min late to stage. there is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was great show and Im proud of that’and tonight we will run on time and look forward to putting on an amazing show for everyone in attendance. Read more
Buzz Track: Nobody Ever Will
Jonny Craig is a Canadian-American singer and the former vocalist of Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa and Ghost Runner on Third. Having sold well over 150k records with his previous bands he will have no problem turning fans on to his new solo material. He just sold out the Roxy in Hollywood and just returned from an entire sold out UK Run. He has a US headliner starting this week that will include three shows at SXSW.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong lets it be known that “this is definitely the only interview I’m gonna do” about his battles with substance abuse in a new Rolling Stone cover story, and he certainly made it count.
“I’m sure that crossed her mind, that if I didn’t get sober I could potentially lose all of that stuff,” he said. “I could have lost the band too. I didn’t realize how destructive I was. I thought everybody was in on the joke. But I was the joke.”
And with Green Day poised to return to the road, Armstrong said he’s still nervous about how he’ll handle his newfound sobriety — “I’m not sure I’m ready,” he said. “There is still the obsession with alcohol” — but he’s determined to push on, and excited to begin the next phase of his career … on his terms. Read more
Buzz Track: Battle Scars
Casey Montana Rogers, is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from North Georgia and just finished tracking two new songs in Nashville. No stranger venues, you can find her playing in taverns and festivals in Georgia. Singing since she was 14, Casey is influenced by Stevie Nicks and Taylor Swift. Her song “Highway 20” has been featured on 94.9 The Bull. Casey Rogers is an artist to watch in 2013.
Brooklyn buzz band Dynasty Electric’s who we profiled last year recently launched label NewSonic has signed with the Frenchkiss Label Group for distribution. NewSonic will be releasing new material and remixes from Dynasty Electric, as well as new tracks from the members of Shy Child, experimental free-jazz duo Brian Chase (YeahYeah Yeahs) and Seth Misterka, and other artists from Brooklyn and around the world.