The Foo Fighters were joined onstage by…John Travolta? Watch.

Watch. The Foo Fighters were joined onstage by…John Travolta?
Then this guy showed up. At the Welcome to Rockville event in Jacksonville, Florida, their special guest was Billy Idol. The Foo Fighters have enjoyed bringing a variety of people up onstage with them during this current tour.

Why would you buy a physical copy of the new A Perfect Circle Album? Here’s why.

Why would you buy a physical copy of the new A Perfect Circle Album? Here’s why.
Take the case of the new A Perfect Circle album, Eat the Elephant. They’re calling it the “world’s first hologram album.” Watch. Don’t you love it when artists take extra care when it comes to packaging a new release?

When it comes to copyright, the US thinks Canada is as bad as China and Russia? Really?

Again, I quote from a memo that was leaked last year. We’re as bad as Russia and China when it comes to breaking/flouting copyright laws? Wait. I wouldn’t worry too much about this, though. So there. This year’s bad actors are Chile, Colombia, China, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Algeria, Argentina, and Canada. […]
“Additionally, Canada does not provide full and fair national treatment with respect to copyright and related rights, and has specifically denied US creators and performers remuneration to a greater extent than other countries. Let me quote from the report:
Poor border and law enforcement with respect to counterfeit or pirated goods, weak patent and pricing environment for innovative pharmaceuticals, deficient copyright protection, and inadequate transparency and due process regarding ‘geographical indications.’
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The United States also remains deeply troubled by the ambiguous education-related exception to copyright that has significantly damaged the market for educational publishers and authors. Us? The Canadian government doesn’t recognize the validity of this list, saying that the methodology stinks and that it’s heavily biased. While Canadian courts have worked to clarify this exception, confusion remains. Actually, there are two lists: “Priority Watch” and “Watch.” The latter features countries like Costa Rica, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. (Via CompleteMusicUpdate.com) Every year, the US government–specificially The Office of the United States Trade Representative–publishes a list of countries it says isn’t playing fair when it comes to copyright law. What are we doing wrong? Canada does not recognize the validity of [this report] and considers the process and the report to be flawed. The report fails to employ a clear methodology and the findings tend to rely on industry allegations rather than empirical evidence and objective analysis. The United States urges Canada to reform these aspects of its copyright regime to compensate creators for their works fully and fairly. The Priority Watch list features the worst of the worst.
Really? When it comes to copyright, the US thinks Canada is as bad as China and Russia?

Details of Avicii’s gruesome suicide emerge

More at TMZ. The report with details of his death comes from TMZ, quoting ‘sources privy to specific information about Avicii’s death’. In fact, he’d extended his vacation by a further eight days. When EDM star Avicii (real name: Tim Bergling) died at home of the royal family of Oman in Muscat back on April 20, people were stunned by the news. What happened? It went up and down, but when he was in Oman it got worse,’ a source close to the family said
‘When they spoke to Tim on the phone, they got worried., The family understood that it was bad and that they had to act. Those who last saw him say he was in good spirits. Swedish entertainment news website Stoppa Pressarna reported that hours before the DJ’s death he spoke to a member of his family who was so worried by the phone call that he immediately traveled to Oman, but arrived two hours too late. ‘The plane landed two hours after Tim had passed away’. From The Daily Mail:
Troubled Swedish DJ Avicii died due to massive blood loss after cutting himself with glass from a broken wine bottle, a report claims. The answer is suicide. ‘The family was aware that Tim was mentally unwell.
Details of Avicii’s gruesome suicide emerge