Deadmau5 seems to be the latest celeb to jump on the “driving around with rockstars and telling stories” bandwagon with his “Coffee Run” Youtube show, where he takes said rockstars for a spin in pursuit of caffeinated beverages.
In a recent episode of the ongoing saga, Deadmau5 picks up perma-child Tommy Lee and the pair discuss their previously-rumored and now-confirmed 2010 exclusion from Coachella.
It’s difficult to say exactly what led to the pair’s banishment, but it involved their arrival via helicopter, flaming vans, knives, a girlfriend (nobody knows who’s), someone called “Toilet” vowing to prevent Motley Crue from ever playing the festival again, and Deadmau5 getting involved in some important-enough way to get himself banned too?
Well, what they acually say is this:
“That was insane, unbelievable,” Lee said.
Deadmau5 continues, “Dude, what? We just landed a helicopter in the middle of a field with a burning van… We take off, and this minivan spontaneously bursts into fire. All the fire department shows up.”
As of right now, the pair are no longer welcome at the Californian festival and to be perfectly honest, if their banishment really did involve all of those things, perhaps it’s for the best.
Point your cursor at the 7.15 mark to make sense of the story yourself and casually avoid all bromantic overtones.
Beyond the Coachella incident, Deadmau5 asks Tommy Lee a number of questions, including asking why he gave away his very first gold record (obviously, he was “really f–ked up”, in case you were wondering) to details of the Crue’s upcoming farewell tour (“one last hurrah with the original guys.”)
The rest of the video features further bromantic overtones and other problems only rockstars experience.
Australia’s Future Music Festival has just revealed its line-up for its 2014 event, and so far, its looking promising.
Genre-wise, the festival seems to be returning to its electronic roots, after acts like The Stone Roses and New Order failed to get people pumped up over the last couple of years.
At present, the line-up consists of Rudimental, rapper Tinie Tempah plus Knife Party, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Naughty Boy, ATB, Sven Vath, Markus Schulz, Baauer, Chuckie, Kaskade, Chase & Status, Paul Van Dyk, Dubfire, Bassjackers, Guy Gerber and local bands Cut Copy, Timmy Trumpet and the Stafford Brothers, as well as Deadmau5, French band Phoenix and chart topping U.S. hip hop act Macklemore and Ryan Lewis fulfilling headliner duties.
Said festival of Future Music is set to take place at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds on March 1st, Perth’s Joondalup Arena on March 2nd, Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on March 8th, Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on March 9th and Adelaide Showgrounds on March 10th of next year.
Under-18 electronic music fans don’t have to miss out either, with the “Good Life” leg of the festival kicking off on Friday 28th February in Brisbane, March 3rd in Perth, March 7th in Melbourne, before landing in Sydney on March 9th.
2014′s event is set to be the biggest ever, with Festival organizers having signed a deal with Australian mega-promoters, the Mushroom Group. Of the alliance, festival director Brett Robinson said: “The Future is very bright indeed! With the confidence of a brand new alliance the Mushroom Group, Future Music Festival is poised for its biggest ever season. The strength of the relationship will become apparent when we announce our 2014 line up in a few weeks time.” We can see what you mean there, Brett.
Organizers are calling the announcement the Phase 1 lineup, and others artists that will perform at the Miami electronic festival include Bassnectar, Fatboy Slim, Swedish House Mafia, Hot Chip, Afrojack, Crystal Castles, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, Calvin Harris and Thievery Corporation.
This year is the 15th anniversary of the festival, and will be the first incarnation to feature two weekends, March 15-17 and March 22-24. The event is held in Bayfront Park in Miami. Unlike the two-weekend event Coachella, Ultra will not feature the same lineup both weekends, and the lineup announcement does not say which acts will play which weekends. However, at least some artists will play both, as it was previously announced that deadmau5 will headline both Saturdays of the festival.
Russell Faibisch, President and CEO of the event released a statement about the need for the festival to expand to two weekends.
“After an extremely successful 2012 edition of Ultra in Miami, and the continuous overwhelming demand by disappointed fans that were unable to attend because of the early sell out, we’ve decided to do what Ultra has always consistently done throughout the years, pioneer, and push the EDM movement forward,” he said. “So we are adding a second weekend of Ultra. This is a unique concept from anything ever done before in our space, as it will be two weekends… two unique experiences. There are A LOT of incredible plans and surprises lined up for everyone attending our 15th year anniversary!”
The 2012 version of the event attracted 165,000 attendees, and many tickets were sold before the headliners had been announced. Phase two of the lineup is expected to be released early next year.