Quick Hits: Blink-182, Britney Spears, Jimi Hendrix, Limp Bizkit
May 10, 2012
Blink-182 has canceled their headlining set at the Bamboozle Festival next weekend, as well as a number of other concerts this month, as drummer Travis Barker required an emergency tonsillectomy. My Chemical Romance will replace Blink in their main stage set on Saturday, May 19. Blink canceled five other May shows, and rescheduled a pair of gigs for September. Their European tour, which starts June 7, is unaffected.
Rumors are heating up once again that Britney Spears has signed a contract to join Fox's The X Factor as a judge. Us Weekly is reporting that Spears has been in negotiations for two months with its producers and has finally signed a deal with the singing competition. However, Fox nor the X Factor producers have commented on the report.
After recent reports that the long-rumored Jimi Hendrix biopic staring Andre 3000 was finally going into production, Hendrix's estate has spoken out against the movie. A statement from the Hendrix estate reads, "Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog, has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation." The film was reportedly set to begin production in Ireland in June.
Fred Durst tells Kerrang! that Limp Bizkit's first album for their new label Cash Money will be called Stampede Of The Disco Elephants. Durst told the magazine, "Stampede has got to have something sizzling about it that's more universally accepted. Some of the songs have an urban feel. We're writing all different sorts of tracks and it seems like the songs going into that basket are ones that girls can like as much as guys who like rock."