The Legendary Glastonbury 2010 and more [Unplugging]

Posted by Alison Bakker

What's better than a huge music festival with amazing headliners? A huge music festival with amazing headliners plus amazing guests. And that's exactly what happened at this year's Glastonbury 2010.

Muse, Scissor Sisters, and Gorillaz invited such musical acts as Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue, and The Edge to make their appearances that much more impressive.  Surprises are wonderful and made Glastonbury 2010 historic. Also this week, Matador Records announced some of the line-up for their big 21st birthday party in Las Vegas – including the “classic ’93 – ’96 line-up” plus Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, The New Pornographers, and much more. Rage Against The Machine frontman, Zach de la Rocha is indeed raging against the machine in his attempt to boycott the state of Arizona due to its recently passed immigration law. De la Rocha is organizing a series of concerts entitled “The Sound Strike” in protest. Any new music? Bjork announced collaborations with The Dirty Projectors, Antony and the Johnsons, and Ólöf Arnalds, The Dead Weather premiered their new music video, Of Montreal announced their new album and is offering the first single for download, and The Thermals have released their new single “I Don’t Believe You” for download as well.

Special Guests Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue and The Edge Own Glastonbury 2010: Muse, Scissor Sisters, and Gorillaz kicked their appearances up a notch at Glastonbury 2010 when they invited plenty of music guests to the festival – including Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue, and The Edge. Follow the link for video clips from the show!

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Las Vegas: Matador Records is celebrating their 21st birthday in a huge way. In Las Vegas October 1-3, the label is putting together a huge event with an impressive line-up of Pavement, Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Guided By Voices, and more. More artists to be confirmed July 5th.

Bjork Announces Collabs With Antony And The Johnsons, Ólöf Arnalds: Last week, Bjork announced the release of her collaboration with The Dirty Projectors. However, more collabs have been revealed. Bjork will be singing a duet with Antony of Antony and the Johnsons and also providing some vocals for Ólöf Arnalds.

Zach de la Rocha Organizing Arizona Protest Concerts: Zach de la Rocha has announced a series of concerts in boycott of the state of Arizona entitled “The Sound Strike.” Aiding de la Rocha include Maroon 5, Gogol Bordello, Ben Harper, My Morning Jacket, Cypress Hill, and many more.

The Dead Weather Premieres Video Via Team Coco: The Dead Weather, Jack White’s supergroup, has released their video for “Blue Blood Blues” via Conan O’Brien’s website, Team Coco.

Of Montreal Announces New Album, Offer First Song: Indie gods, Of Montreal, have announced the release of their new album, False Priest, for September 14th.  The album will have several guest appearances including Janelle Monae and Solange Knowles. Follow the link for a download of the new single!

The Thermals Release New Single “I Don’t Believe You”: The Thermals have announced the release of their new single “I Don’t Believe You” off of their forthcoming album, Personal Life, out August 10th. Follow the link for a download of the single and tour dates!