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Bastille has covered Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’

We pretty stoked on this Bastille cover of Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’. It was recorded as part of an Amazon show ‘The Tick’. ‘The Tick’ is a revival of a 1986 fictional super hero crated by Ben Edlund. The show arrives on Amazon for streaming next Friday 8/25.         

Honestly though, kinda more excited about this cover than the show.

We’ve made a version of                    @greenday ’s “Basket Case” with STRINGS AND BRASS for                    @TheTickTV – excited to announce it’s out everywhere tomorrow.           — BASTILLE (@bastilledan)                    August 16, 2017

We’re kicking off your 3 track snack at noon with it today!

Foo Fighters Play the Ancient Greek Acropolis of Athens

The latest music series from PBS, titled “Landmarks Live in Concert”, brought the Foo Fighters to Greece earlier this summer. The band recorded a live concert for the series from one of the most historic places in the world, the Acropolis of Athens. The venue dates back to 161AD. Don’t worry about the math on that, it’s old.

“We’ve done some crazy things over the last 20 years, but I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done,” Grohl said in a press statement of the concert, which took place just this past July.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer, Chad Smith, is the show’s current host liked what he saw. “The Acropolis hasn’t been rocked that hard in a while — maybe 2500 hundred years, give or take. It was an amazing experience, made extra special that I could spend it with my longtime friends, the mighty Foos.”

The show is set to air on November 10th so mark your calendars.

Check out the trailer below:

Mike D of the Beastie Boys is Now a Wine Sommelier

*Photo Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

Michael Diamond, otherwise known as Mike D, has found a second calling in life as he will be curating the wine list at a new Los Angeles restaurant, Hearth & Hound. Bloomberg reports that the restaurant is expected to open September 22nd and feature acclaimed chef, April Bloomfield.

“It’s going to be a fun list,” Mike D says. “We [sommelier Tyler Parson and me] are putting together a wine program that will get customers tasting things they might not taste. If you like California Syrah, I might point you towards a wine from another part of the world that’s better value. We’re going to pour half-bottles, so you can try different things.”

Owner Ken Friedman used to be a band manager and A&R rep before becoming a restauranteur. The space that the Hearth & Hound is taking over was once home to a British bar, named Cat & Fiddle, that was a favorite haunt of legendary musicians.

“Every band would go to Cat & Fiddle,” Friedman said. “Guns & Roses, Metallica. the Smiths, who I used to manage, would go there to get a proper pint. Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn – I’d run into them all there.”

Next Big Thing 2 Recap Video

In honor of there being only 1 DAY until your Next Big Thing 2017 announcement, we thought we’d throw you a little #TBT action! Peep this recap from NBT2.

Here is the full lineup from that year!

December 8, 2002 Everclear Unwritten Law The Used Our Lady Peace Cypress Hill N*E*R*D* OK GO Something Corporate SR-71 Bowling For Soup Earshot Authority Zero Blindside

LISTEN: Brendon Urie wrote a song for SpongeBob the musical

So S pongeBob Squarepants is coming to life as a musical. For real.

The New York Times reports that the musical began in Chicago last Summer and moves to the Palace Theater on Broadway this fall. Music from David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and more will be featured,  but what’s REALLY exciting is that Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco wrote a song for it! Can you even imagine a cooler mashup?!! Opening night for the shows in New York will be December 4th. *drops everything to buy tickets*

This is a clip from the song Urie wrote, ‘Just a Simple Sponge’. SO GREAT.

You can hear him jam to a portion of the song below!

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