Activision's E3 Preview Event of a Lifetime and more [Unplugging]

Posted by Alison Bakker

If video games, music, and surprise performances are kind of your thing, the Activision E3 Preview Event was truly the event of a lifetime.

Activision took over the STAPLES Center in LA on June 14th and put on an amazing live show with footage of new video games – like Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Highlight of the show? Probably Maynard James Keenan performing “Bohemian Rhapsody” along with a full orchestra and choir. I’m not really sure what could be more impressive than that. Several festivals announced details this week, like the 2010 Voodoo Experience, SPIN25 concert series, and the Sunset Strip Music Festival (all with notable headliners and other musical acts.) Pavement added more dates to their anticipated reunion tour, and Zoroaster also announced tour dates in support of the group’s sophomore album. Been watching the World Cup? Get even more pumped for the games with Weezer’s new tribute video and song to the U.S. national soccer team. Go America!

Activision’s E3 Preview Event Blows the Lid Off the STAPLES Center [Eminem, N*E*R*D, Chris Cornell, Maynard James Keenan, Jane's Addiction and more]: Activision’s E3 Preview Event at the STAPLES Center featured countless performances by artists like Deadmau5, Maynard James Keenan, Chris Cornell, Eminem, Rihanna, Jane’s Addiction, N.E.R.D, and many more. Follow the link for video clips!

Muse, Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer And More Set For Voodoo Experience: The 2010 Voodoo Experience, set for Halloween weekend at City Park in New Orleans, has announced its lineup. Featured artists include Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer, Muse, MGMT, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Interpol, and more.

SPIN25 to Feature Flaming Lips, Smashing Pumpkins, Among Others: Spin Magazine has announced the details for their upcoming SPIN25 concert series, running from July 26-30. Celebrating Spin’s 25th anniversary will be The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, The National, and Spiritualized.

Zoroaster Announce Sophomore Album, Start U.S. Tour: Zoroaster has completed work on their second album, Matador. The group has also announced a month-long U.S tour in support of the new album. Hear new song "Black Hole" right here.

Pavement Add More Dates To U.S. Tour: Pavement has announced four new dates to their highly anticipated reunion tour this summer.

The Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Sunset Strip Music Festival: The Sunset Strip Music Festival, August 26-28, has announced the Sunday night headliner – The Smashing Pumpkins. The festival will also be honoring Slash.

Weezer Premieres World Cup Tribute Video/Song: Weezer has premiered a video for “Represent”, the track that the band recorded in tribute to the U.S. national soccer team.