In Other Rock News…(June 20th)

Radiohead, Coldplay and Weezer make up the June 20th edition of "In Other Rock News..."  Enjoy!

 

Radiohead Listening Party Attacked

Radiohead fans in Istanbul gathered this past Friday (June 17th) for a listening party of the band’s new album at a local record shop when chaos broke out.

According to multiple outlets, about 20 men descended upon the Velvet IndieGround record store and began attacking the listening party attendants, because some of them were drinking beer due to it being Ramadan, an Islamic holy month during which drinking alcohol is banned.

Fortunately, only minor injuries were sustained.  Radiohead also issued a statement regarding the incident that read, “Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul. We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support.”

Radiohead Istanbul Event Attacked | Velvet Indieground Radiohead Etkinliğine Saldırı Anı

ENGLISH SUBTITLE ADDED *** This is just happened a couple of hours ago. There was an AMSP promotion event at Velvet Indieground (record store) in Istanbul Turkey today. Around 21:00 (local time) a group of motherfuckers attacked and beaten up the shop owner, manhandled the visitors and vandalized the store.


WATCH:  Sweet Marriage Proposal During Coldplay Show

Coldplay weren’t the only ones to make a scene at their Wembley Stadium show in London over the weekend.  Video of a couple getting engaged in the crowd while the band perform “Fix You” has gone viral, and it’s super sweet.  Check it out below!

Man Proposes to Girlfriend During Coldplay's Concert in Wembley Stadium, London

Coldplay: Man Proposes to Girlfriend During Band's Concert in Wembley Stadium, London. Video of the event shows the woman tearfully say yes to her boyfriend's proposal as the crowd sings Coldplay's "Fix You" while the band plays the song in the background.

 

Funny Or Die’s “The Weezer Experience”

Rivers Cuomo and Rainn Wilson collide in this new Funny or Die video that depicts Wilson as a Weezer superfan who purchased a crazy “Weezer Experience” at the price of $25K.  Needless to say, wackiness ensues.

The Weezer Experience

Subscribe now: https://www.youtube.com/c/funnyordie?sub_confirmation=1 For just $25,000 you could enjoy the totally not fake "Weezer Experience" with Rivers Cuomo and take an exciting trip to the Galápagos Islands for some birdwatching and a catamaran ride. Watch as their very first customer Rainn Wilson is taken on a journey that only the famous rock band Weezer could come up with.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.