Quick Hits: Saturday Night Live, Guns N' Roses, Blur, Iron Maiden, MC5
February 20, 2012

Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live once again over the weekend, portraying Grammy winner Bon Iver in a skit about Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy. In the skit, a series of musicians visit the musical couple (played by Jay Pharaoh and host Maya Rudolph) to see their child. When the mellow Justin Vernon of Bon Iver visits, he lulls the baby to sleep with a parody of his Grammy-nominated song "Holocene." Vernon himself tweeted over the weekend that he loved the parody and "was red-face-embarrassed but laughing my ass off the whole time!" You can watch the whole skit below. In other SNL news, Jack White was announced as the musical guest when the show returns live on March 3.

Guns N' Roses have added three more dates to their current club tour. GNR will play the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on February 27, the Fillmore in Miami on February 29 and the House of Blues in Orlando on March 3. GNR play Detroit; Silver Spring, MD and Atlantic City this week. Stereoboard reports that Axl Rose & co. will also play Dublin's O2 Arena on May 17 and Manchester on May 29. Meanwhile, Haaretz.com reports that GNR will supposedly announce a one-off concert in Israel later this year.

Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon unveiled a brand new Blur song at a charity gig in London on Sunday night. Titled "Under The Westway," the piano-led track was debuted at War Child's pre-Brit Awards fundraiser at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Introducing the song, Albarn revealed it had been "written up the road from here a few weeks ago," according to NME.com. The song is the first new material from Blur since "Fool's Day," which was released as a limited edition vinyl and download as part of Record Store Day in 2010. In other news, Blur will play the longest live set in the history of the Brit Awards on Tuesday night. The band will be honored with an award for Outstanding Contribution To Music, and they will play an 11-minute set at the end of the ceremony.

Iron Maiden will be back in North America this summer for a series of arena, amphitheatre and festival shows, opening in Charlotte, NC, on June 2 and finishing in Houston, TX, on August 18. The Maiden England World Tour will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son tour. The trek includes a number of cities that Maiden has not played in many years, such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. Alice Cooper will open all shows up to July 21, and Coheed and Cambria will be the opener after that.

MC5 bassist Michael Davis passed away on Friday at the age of 68, due to liver failure. Davis died at the Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA, after receiving a month-long treatment for liver disease, according to Rolling Stone. The bassist was first recruited by MC5 in 1964, but after the band split in 1972, he went on to join Destroy All Monsters with Ron Asheton of The Stooges. Davis later re-joined MC5 when they reunited for a tour in 2004, and he also co-founded the non-profit Music Is Revolution Foundation, which supports music education in public schools.




 
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