The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News, February 20

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INXS has had resurgence in popularity since the tele-movie about the band aired, with most of their albums climbing their way back into the charts. Expect the same rise in popularity with Aussie iconic rockers, AC/DC, planning a 40 year anniversary tour and new music. Leading man, Brian Johnson, told US radio station, 98.7 The Gater, they are hoping to start recording again in May, with a tour to follow closely after. “It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence,” Johnson said.

“So I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them.” It’s been six years since their last studio record was released (Black Ice), and four years since a tour. Break out the school uniforms.

Fishbone Angelo Moore

LA band, Fishbone, were ordered to pay US$1.4 million in compensation to a girl after lead singer, Angelo Moore, stage dived onto her during a show in Philadelphia, breaking her skull and collarbone. In 2010, Moore dove from the stage and landed awkwardly on the girl, rendering her unconscious, before he returned to the stage and kept playing without batting an eyelid.

Due to his apparent lack of remorse for the injuries sustained to the woman by continuing to stage dive after it happened, and the fact that many others have reported to have been injured from Moore’d stage diving, the court awarded in favour of the victim. Pretty sure this will be the beginning of the end of stage diving, because once one person ruins it, it usually ruins it for everyone else. Good one Moore, ya dick.

Odd Future

Odd Future done gone and pissed off New Zealand, and that’s pretty hard to do considering they would have to be one of the most placid countries in the world. The notorious trouble makers were banned from entering New Zealand one hour before they were due to board the flight from LA to head over for the Rapture festival.

According to the NZ Immigration department, Odd Future are “… deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest for several reasons, including incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence. In one instance, a police officer was hospitalised following a riot incited by Odd Future.”

A campaign begun by anti-sexual violence group, Stop Demand, who were horrifically offended by their confronting and disrespectful lyrical waxing is what set off the banning. “We reject entirely the minimisation of such extreme women-hating vitriol by this group as mere artistic expression, or lyrics that don’t appeal to sections of society.” Fair call, or over-reaction?

Michelle Pitiris

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