2Cellos Make Their Album Debut

Every now and then, an artist or group comes along and just knocks my socks off. This is one of those times.

2Cellos, (Luka Sulic & Stjepan Hauser) a duo from England who play, you guessed it, cellos, recently became a worldwide YouTube sensation with their rock dueling cellos in their rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, and their brilliant cover of Guns N’ Roses Welcome to the Jungle. Their debut album, set to be released on July 19, 2011 is an amazing collection of Rock and Pop songs from U2, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Muse, and other greats. The album also includes the aforementioned MJ and GnR tunes. Commenting on their music, Stjepan says: “Both Luka and I love classical music and have studied it for years, but we are really excited to put our own take on classics by some of our favorite pop and rock artists.” We are too.

This is some seriously great cello work, and you two are rock stars in my eyes. Apparently, also in Sir Elton’s eyes, since they were asked to join him on his Summer European tour this year. Oh how I wish this tour would visit Los Angeles!

If you haven’t yet heard them, enjoy the below videos. I know you will. Click here to Pre-Order this terrific album. I already got mine.

Foo Fighter Mania: New Movie, No Glee, Concert in Your Garage

[singlepic id=376 w=320 h=240 float=left]Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters is joining the ranks of Kings of Leon and Slash in just saying “no” to Glee. In addition to just saying no, he also takes a swipe at creator Ryan Murphy, who you may remember talked smack previously to the bands that said no to him, saying their careers are over in Slash’s case, and actually saying “F*$k you” to Kings of Leon.

“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f*!king Glee,” Grohl tells the Hollywood Reporter following the SXSW premiere of the band’s new documentary, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth. “And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f^$king show…f**k that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.”

Grohl wasn’t finished.

“The Glee guy, what a f*#king jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns N’ Roses, and Slash is like ‘I f%$!ing hate musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy’s] like, ‘Well of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they f*&*ing do.’  And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little assholes…’ And it’s just like, ‘Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee.’ Me included.” Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters then chimed in “Yeah, f$!k that shit.”

Grohl said he gave Glee a try, “I watched 10 minutes. It’s not my thing.”

As for this writer? Yeah well, I’m a little rocker girl, so good for the Foo Fighters! (My apologies Gleeks) This news just makes me love them more. (It makes up a little for my disappointment in another one of my faves, MCR, for allowing their song on Glee AND American Idol. Sigh.)

The Foo Fighters also have a movie hitting theaters soon. (Check out the trailer below) The film, a documentary entitled Foo Fighters: Back and Forth will open and close April 5th, yes, a one night only event, in 80 theaters around the country, and will be followed by a broadcast of a live set from the band. Pretty cool huh?

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth chronicles the history of the band, from cassette demos recorded by Dave Grohl while he was still Nirvana’s drummer to the group’s stadium headlining tours.

James Moll (The Last Days) produced and directed the documentary, which also covers the making of Foo Fighters’ upcoming album,Wasting Light, which will be released April 12. Trying to get back to their roots, the band recorded the entire album in their garage.

The doc will be broadcast on VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia on April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Set your Tivo/DVR!

As stated above, the upcoming album was recorded in it’s entirety in a garage. Well, the band is giving the chance to eight lucky fans to have them play in their garage as a concert venue! “The Foo Fighters have teamed with BlackBerry and local radio stations to give eight lucky fans the opportunity to host a Foo Fighters live performance in his or her actual garage. Fans who want a shot at turning their garage into a concert venue can either enter the contest directly by explaining in 25 words or less why they (and 50 of their friends) deserve to win and then sending in a picture of their garage.” Detailed instructions can be found at the Foo Fighters website HERE.

Participating radio stations and dates are:
April 08 New York (RXP 101.9)
April 13 Washington DC (DC 101)
April 14 Toronto (102.1 The Edge)
April 19 Chicago (Q101)
April 20 Minneapolis (93X Rocks)
April 25 Denver (Channel 93.3)
April 26 Dallas (102.1FM The Edge)
April 27 Seattle (107.7 The End)

Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think! Are you a Glee fan? Are you a Foo fan? Are you going to try and get the band to play your garage?

Random Thought Thursday! Here We Go Again…

Well, welcome to another edition of Random Thought Thursday. I will be your host today. Yep, the host I am. I will admit to you now that I *may* have had a bit too much coffee this morning, so I thought well, this would be the perfect time to write this, as my thoughts are bouncing off the walls.

Speaking of walls (actually, this has absolutely nothing to do with a wall), the American Idol Auditions in Milwaukee were last night. Did you watch? I did, course, not at the right time. I had to wait for awhile, let my Tivo pick it up, then watch it before I went to sleep. I’m not really interested in commercials, unless they are funny. Hey, by the way, if you have seen any really weird or funny commercials, submit them to us, or you can post them in our commercial forum HERE. There is one weird one out there now by Cisco, where some kids are on a computer, and this little weird monster shows up… I have yet to figure that commercial out. What were they looking for to begin with? Maybe I just don’t get it. I will put the commercial at the bottom of this post so you can explain it to me. Otherwise, it will end up being one of those things that just goes unexplained in my life, and that’s just not acceptable.

Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yes, walls. Wait, no, American Idol. Yes, American Idol… What was with that toothbrush guy? I’m guessing he was trying to be the next “Pants on the Ground” guy, teaching us a lesson about brushing our teeth. They didn’t give him much time, but who here thinks that we may see him again on the finale? You know, the part where they bring back all the weird ones? I’m guessing we may see the Bieber opera singer as well. Really? Bieber opera? …And for that matter, why is Bieber on absolutely everything these days? Is there no escape? As long as I don’t have to see Kara Dioguardi stripping down to a bikini, well, I will put up with toothbrush guy and Bieber opera. Yes, I will gladly make that trade.

Speaking of trading, actually, no, this has nothing to do with trading… The last guy on Idol last night… Chris Medina… Apparently fans are letting others know what they thought about this story… Some are expressing major support for him, while others are thinking his motives and actions were exploitive, bringing his brain damaged fiance to the auditions. Either way you feel, I will admit that it made me cry. How horrible for the both of them, and what an outstanding man he is. Now I just hope that if he happens to win American Idol this year, that he keeps on with her, and the fame, and groupies don’t get in the way of that.

Speaking of fame getting in the way… what’s with that Glee Producer (Ryan Murphy) telling bands that say no to “F*%k off”? I mean really, can his ego get any bigger? I expect to hear “You will never work in this town again!” come out of his mouth pretty soon. If a band or artist doesn’t want to do it, then they don’t want to! Get over it and move the heck on dude! Bieber will do it. Go ask him. Also, you cannot state that artists or bands who say no to you are ignorant and their careers are over in the same diatribe about Kings of Leon. Their careers, I believe, are far from over. This Producer is also now running his mouth over at Perez Hilton, telling everyone he thinks Kings of Leon are homophobic. Dude, please, get some help! Personally, after seeing how this guy reacts to rejection, and what he does and says about those that say no, I would hope there are a line of artists ready with that same answer soon.

Alright, I’m done. My random thoughts, or at least the ones I can say out loud, are out there for all to see. Here are my favorite random thoughts today from the web:

From Joy @ FB: “let me be patient and let me be kind….”

From Angelique @ FB: “Thong underwear…why???”

Susan @ FB says “Live Laugh & Love Often…”

tatoomom69 @ Twitter: “my feet are starting to look like my mom’s, gross, need to fix that”

From King_Dunn @ Twitter: “what part of the chicken does the chicken nugget come from??”

From murielvega @ Twitter: “My roommate just called me to tell me that she stole a pumpkin for me. Today just went from shitty to really great.”

From Kaseyville @ FB: “I wish I had a different flavored chapstick!”

From Teresa @ FB “Why did I move here?”

From Joanne @ FB: “Look, a CAT!”

Want yours included? Well, too bad, too late. Now you will have to wait another whole week until the Yak asks again for your most random thoughts. You could however post them below… Let’s see just how random your brain is today!

Seriously… did they discover Pokemon really do exist or something? I don’t get it.

Guns N’ Roses Denies ‘Glee’ Tribute

Not many acts turn down an offer from one of TV’s biggest hits, but Guns N’ Roses is taking a stand. Slash, the band’s former guitarist, revealed that he and frontman Axl Rose were approached by Glee producers regarding a possible tribute episode to the band’s biggest hits. He went on to say that they opted not to be a part of the newly crowned Best Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes. In an interview with EW, Slash said “In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative, because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at ‘Glee.’ ‘Glee’ is worse than ‘Grease,’ and ‘Grease’ is bad enough. … When ‘Grease’ came out, I was like, ‘Oh, c’mon, give me a break.’ Actually, I look at ‘Grease’ now and think, ‘Between “High School Musical” and “Glee,” “Grease” was a brilliant work of art.”

Kings of Leon and Coldplay have also turned down Glee producers in the past; however, Coldplay has since reconsidered and cleared the show for use of their songbook. What do you think? Are you happy Guns N’ Roses said no? Do you think they’ll change their mind? Let us know below and in our FORUMS!