Jay-Z and Rihanna Headline London 2012 Olympic Games


According to Businessweek, Jay-Z and Rihanna will be the headlining acts in the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend Festival on June 23-24, 2012. This Olympic cultural event takes place one month prior to the actual games. Other headliners include Florence + The Machine, Jack White and David Guetta. Festival organizers comment that the festival will [...]

Listen: Florence + the Machine Duet with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme


Of all the collaborations I thought I would see, this wouldn’t be one that comes straight to mind, but hell, Joshua Homme III and Florence Welch’s duet on “Jackson” (the made-famous-by Johnny Cash classic) have made me proud to be of a somewhat ginger disposition. You can and most definitely should take a listen to the [...]

Watch Florence and the Machine’s full Jools Holland set


Florence Welch and friends played a brief set this Tuesday on Later Live with Jools Holland, but returned yesterday to deliver a set featuring an extra song, and a bit more puzzazz. When Florence Welch was first making a name for herself, I remember reading that her live performances were often loud and spilling ove [...]

Florence +The Machine to Perform on Jools Holland Tonight


Florence + The Machine released their latest album, ‘Ceremonials,’ today (November 1), and later tonight she’ll make her third appearance on Later… with Jools Holland. The singer will be performing tracks from the new album. The live show airs from 10pm on Tuesday night (November 1) on BBC2 before the full hour long version is [...]