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Paul McCartney Brings Up Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen at Glastonbury

In Saturday’s main event at Glastonbury, Paul McCartney had a couple of major surprises for those who attended the festival English countryside. First up: Dave Grohl. In what is his first public appearance onstage since his Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins died in March, Grohl joined McCartney on the Pyramid Stage for a garage rock version of The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” and Wings’ “Band on the Run.”

Before Grohl popped up, McCartney told the crowd that “This guy flew in specially to do this.” Following the songs, according to the BBC, Grohl said “but I swear, I would never miss being here with you right here, right now.” “We love you Dave,” McCartney said in response.

Last October, McCartney inducted the Foo Fighters into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Following Grohl’s surprise appearance, McCartney brought up another rock legend/pal: Bruce Springsteen. The Boss recently popped up joined Macca at his show in New Jersey a few weeks ago and once again performed “Glory Days” together. They also performed “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Springsteen wished McCartney a happy birthday again (he turned 80 on June 18) and “another glorious 80 years.”

During that show at MetLife Stadium, Springsteen also performed “Glory Days” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” The three closed out the set by jamming on “The End.”

This was McCartney’s second time headlining Glastonbury. His first appearance at the English festival was in 2004.

Watch Paul McCartney jam with Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen below.

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Hulu Announces Bonnaroo 2022 Webcast Lineup

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Hulu has announced their lineup for who will be getting the webcast treatment this weekend as Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival gets underway down in Manchester, TN.

Head over to the Hulu Bonnaroo Livestream page to watch. Programming starts today, Thur. June 16th at 5pm CT and will run all weekend for the most part.

I’ll be tuning in for The War on Drugs, Flume, Billy Strings, Marc Rebillet, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and anything else that strikes my fancy as I have some downtime.

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Rage Against the Machine to Donate $475,00 to Reproductive Rights Orgs

In two weeks, Rage Against the Machine will finally kick off their reunion tour that has been over two years in the making. Ahead of their first show since July 2011, the band has a lot more to say than they could have possibly anticipated when they announced their reunion dates in early 2020.

In a statement posted on their Instagram account, the band expressed their disgust with Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, the long-standing precedent that protected a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.

“We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people,” the group wrote in an Instagram post. “Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.”

Continuing, the band said that they’re going to donate $475,000 raised from the sale of charity tickets from their first two shows in East Troy, Wisconsin and Chicago, respectively, to reproductive rights organizations in those states.

“Like the many women who have organized sophisticated railroads of resistance to challenge these attacks on our collective reproductive freedom, we must continue to resist,”

 

Tom Morello, in a post of his own, added that his great grandmother died from an “illegal, unsafe abortion.” He added that his great grandfather couldn’t afford to raise their children and had to send them off to other families who would use them as servants.

Rage Against the Machine joins a growing list of artists to express outrage over the Court’s reversal.

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Dead & Company Set Up At Friendly Confines For The Weekend [SETLIST/STREAM]

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Dead & Company is continuing on with their Summer 2022 tour tonight with the start of a two-night run at Chicago’s Wrigley Field where the Cubs play. This is not the first time the band has played there by any means, rather this is now almost an expected part of the Summer tour given how well the band plays here. Clearly they know it’s a spot in Chicago where magic happens.

As always we’ll be following along with the streams from home and updating the setlist below as the evening progresses. Head over to LiveDead.co for an official webcast of the show or scroll down…

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Cyndi Lauper Shares New Version of ‘Sally’s Pigeons’

Earlier on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the long-standing case that protected a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. Many, many artists chimed with their opinion on the ruling, with almost all being against the ruling. Cyndi Lauper has taken things a step further.

In 1993, Lauper released “Sally’s Pigeons,” a song inspired by a real-life incident where the pop singer’s friend got a back-alley abortion after becoming pregnant and died due to the attempted procedure. Last month, after the Court’s ruling was leaked to Politico, Lauper headed back into the studio to record an acoustic version of “Sally’s Pigeons.”

Here’s what Cyndi Lauper had to say about the new version:

“The Supreme Court’s radical decision today makes the re-recording and re-release of ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ more relevant than ever. In my childhood, women didn’t have reproductive freedom and 50 years later we find ourselves in a time warp where one’s freedom to control their own body has been stripped away. When I wrote this song with Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1991, we wrote about two little girls who dreamt of stretching their wings like the pigeons they watched that flew above them. They dreamt of being free. But freedom then for women and unfortunately now comes at a big price. If we don’t have control over our own bodies then we have no real freedom. We are second class citizens. We need to mobilize. We need to let our voices be heard.”

 

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Taylor Momsen in Conversation With Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron

When the most recent Pretty Reckless album was released in 2021, we went deep with singer/bandleader Taylor Momsen. In the interview, she told us influential Soundgarden was on her and how being on tour with the band in 2017 and opening for them the night of Chris Cornell deeply impacted her. In fact, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron both appeared on “Only Love Can Save Me Now.”

In 2019. Momsen sang “Rusty Cage,” “Drawing Flies” and “Loud Love” with the surviving Soundgarden members at the Cornell tribute show I Am the Highway at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Recently, put Momsen, Thayil, and Cameron together, all before the release of the duo’s new project, 3rd Secret, released its debut album. And of course, before Momsen and Cameron went out on tour with The Pretty Reckless and Pearl Jam, respectively. The trio covered a wide range of topics, so wide that we won’t waste your time listing them so you can watch their conversation below.

 

On our previous episode of Artist x Artist, Steve Aoki and Taking Back Sunday sat down to discuss their new song, “Just Us Two.” The conversation covers a range of points including the production and recording of the song, the meaning behind it, and some of their unexpected shared experiences and connections from their decades in the music world.

Additional episodes of Artist x Artist include conversations between Sara Kays and Alec Benjamin, Pom Pom Squad and Nada Surf, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna and The Linda Lindas Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner, Jonah Ray chatting with “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sting with Shirazee and Paris Jackson with Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra, here.

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Dead & Company Kick Off Folsom Field Run in Colorado [SETLIST/VIDEOS]

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Dead & Company continued on with their Summer 2022 tour last night with the first of two shows in Boulder, Colorado at CU’s Folsom Field, a regular haunt for the Grateful Dead gang these days.

The band debuted a few songs on the tour and reviews on the forums are strong. The audio from the show is already up on the Archive also. Scroll down to see what they played and tune in again tonight for the second show of the run.

Dead & Company @ Folsom Field, Boulder CO 6.17.22

Set I: Bertha, Good Lovin’, New Speedway Boogie > Smokestack Lightining, Mr Charlie, Ramble on Rose, They Love Each Other, High Time, Let it Grow

Set II: Sugaree, Truckin’, Viola Lee Blues, Althea, The Other One > Drums/Space > The Other One, Wharf Rat, Turn on Your Lovelight

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Jennie Cotterill is Punk Rock’s Best Cake Baker

Like many other musicians, Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Jennie Cotterill got hit pretty hard when live music shut down because of COVID-19. She and her bandmates had just kicked off a European tour, were just a few months away from releasing their third album, The Ride, on Fat Wreck Chords, and were generally preparing for a year full of punk rock.

When those plans fell through, Cotterill needed both a new form of income and something to keep her busy to stave off some quarantine-induced depression, and thus Jennie Bakes Things was born.As an illustrator-turned-baker, the new business gave her the opportunity to combine her art skills with her baking talents — all without having to leave her Southern California home.

While she’s spent much of the last year and a half figuring out the ins and outs of running her own business, Cotterill has big plans for Jennie Bakes Things. With a steady demand for her custom handmade cakes just from an Instagram account alone, she’s focused on taking the next steps (like a website, or not needing to personally walk through every single detail of every single cake with each client) and hopefully finding some local cafes, record stores, and/or other establishments who would want to stock a cooler of her adorable delicacies for those wanting a less personalized — and less costly — experience.

SPIN spoke with the Bad Cop/Bad Cop guitarist, vocalist, and visual artist about her new foray into the baking world.

 

 

SPIN: What made you decide to start a cake business?

Jennie Cotterill: Well, I had picked up a side gig between tours working at a bakery about 5 years ago. A friend of mine who’s a pastry chef was like “I don’t have time to do these sugar cookies, do you need a side job?” Then she left shortly after hiring me, and I became the only baker there. I also studied illustration and 3D art, so I had to lean on the skills that I do have, because I didn’t go to pastry school or anything. I was like “Well, I’ll follow the recipes.. and I’ll make this look really cool!” That became what the bakery was known for. Then at the start of 2020, we had this record and a whole year of tour booked out, and I finally found somebody that I could trust to leave the bakery to when we were touring. The bakery was so nice to me, but they’d get mad because we couldn’t only offer this great service six months out of the year. I found this other artist who was also a pastry chef, hired her and left.

We went to Europe for two weeks before COVID shut everything down and I came home. So I had quit my job, and now there was no more touring, so I was just piecing together work, like sewing masks and just like scrapping things together. My friend wanted a birthday cake for his daughter — because being a child during the pandemic is brutal — so I made a cake for him. I don’t know why I was resistant to having that be my job, but I think I felt like I was betraying the job that I quit. I eventually came to realize that was silly, and this is what I have survived on since. I freelanced a lot as an illustrator and an artist over the years, but this is my favorite medium because there’s a time limit. You can’t spend too long on it or it gets stale and gross.

Is there anything you learned from being in a band that’s been helpful with your cake business or vice versa?

Well, I know my art skills definitely help both. Every band has to have an artist — otherwise your stuff looks like shit or you have to pay someone to do it — so that’s me. The backdrop I use to take pictures of all the cakes, I made for our record cover. It was a 3D model that needed a big sky background, so I painted a couple of different skies, took it to my friend to photograph, and this was the best one. Then when we crashed home after COVID, I had to do a livestream and I was like “How do I make this not look like shit?” So I hung it up and it’s never come down. So yeah, I was branding the band and then cannibalized it to brand myself out of convenience with what I had on hand.

From a creative standpoint, how does designing a cake compare to writing and performing music?

It’s funny, because I don’t consider “performance” a skill of mine. I’m in this band with these very talented people, and sometimes other people’s strengths become this funhouse mirror of how you see yourself. So I really came to not consider myself a performer because I can’t jump and scream and make everybody go crazy. I’m more of a creative person, and I’m always making things out of whatever is around, so that’s what I’m doing here. I’m always just gushing music and artwork.

Is there any advice you’d have to someone else who wants to get into the cake business?

Well one thing that I’m always trying to overcome, is that I’m not a business-oriented person. I’m like “These are my skills. I can do this. Hopefully, this will pay for things.” For example, my business at the moment exists entirely on Instagram, and there will be moments throughout the day where I remember that’s not OK. I’m actually meeting with a friend of mine who’s going to help me with a website. Also, cleaning up the intake is a goal of mine, rather than sending emails and, God forbid, getting on the phone with somebody — which is literally how I take orders. I just want to make it a little less messy, more professional and smoother. Sometimes I fantasize that if I had a 12-year-old child they would handle my social media, but I don’t.

Anyway, you have to learn to account for your time. I have a hard time pricing things honestly, and when I do price honestly, there is like a 50% attrition rate and I just have to accept it and not apologize. The alternative is that I’m paying to give someone something — which I will if we’re friends and it’s a symbiotic thing, but not for a customer who just thinks it costs too much money. I’ve purchased a cake from professional bakeries and been disgusted and shocked at what they cost. It’s like in [2008 film] Be Kind Rewind, these are “sweded” cakes, it’s not off a menu. This is not some crap made in a factory that lived in a freezer for 9 months before it comes to you off-center on a cake board. So yeah, I’ve had to learn what I’m worth and be OK with people saying no or trying to negotiate, because I totally get that too. I don’t have a lot of disposable income, so I have sympathy for those people.

Is there anything else that you’d want to share about the intersection of your interests between cake, music, and illustration?

Well, they are all mixed together in my dreams sometimes where I’m like making a cake on a bus out of whatever I can find. That’s funny to me, because it’s like “Alright, you’re in all of it all the way.” I feel like my music — while it does literally take me away from this work — has bolstered my business, because a good percentage of my customer base is people that like the band, which is pretty cool. Aside from at a show — and especially during the pandemic, which was so isolating — I just assume that nobody listens to any of our music or remembers that any of us exist or cares. So it’s kind of cool when I’m halfway through a cake with somebody and they’re like “Oh, by the way, I love that record.” It’s like “Wow, cool! Thanks for listening to it — and for finding me and ordering a cake.”

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Dead & Company Bring Summer 2022 Tour to Cincinnati, OH 6/22/22 [SETLIST/STREAM]

Dead & Company just took the stage at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio following their show last night in St. Louis.

Scroll down to see the setlist.

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