Your Week in Music: Can't make it to Bonnaroo? Stream it from your favorite chair
The festival introduced Xbox streaming this year, and will feature two live streams, interviews, backstage exclusives and the ability to create your own listening schedule. (Source: Bonnaroo.com)
(RNN) - It's that time again music lovers, time for the one and only Bonnaroo.
If you don't have tickets, never fear, you can stream all of the festivities at www.bonnaroo.com.
The festival also introduced Xbox streaming this year. The Bonnaroo Xbox experience features two live streams, interviews, backstage exclusives and the ability to create your own listening schedule. So whether it's via internet or Xbox, you won't miss a beat.
This year's performers include Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Skrillex, The Head and the Heart, Zedd and many more.
And if you've ever wondered about the atmosphere at the Roo, they took their own census last year. Apparently the majority of the attendees are female, feel a real sense of community at the Roo, are all about making new friends, grow their own food, are cool with weird and love some Waffle House. For the full census (which really is pretty entertaining) click here.
Bonnaroo takes place Thursday through Sunday in Manchester, TN.
Surprise! New tunes from Colbie Caillat
Pulling a page from Beyonce's playbook, Colbie Caillat has dropped a surprise EP, her first non-Christmas release since 2011.
Gypsy Heart Side A magically appeared on iTunes Tuesday and includes a new single, Try.
Her low-key acoustic vibe is back … and she's going big sister on her listeners, reminding them "you don't have to try so hard … you don't have to change a single thing."
The Try lyric video features makeup-less photos of fans, friends, a few celebrity friends and Caillat herself.
Reason 23,094,122 we love Colbie.
And if you need another reason, Try is available free on iTunes for a limited time at http://bit.ly/1mEnt1Z.
More Michael Jackson albums could be released
The Michael Jackson estate will continue to release unheard Michael Jackson music, despite slow sales for Jackson's latest posthumous album, XSCAPE.
The estate told Rolling Stone they could release up to eight more albums.
Jackson was well known for over recording and according to his estate, has anywhere from 10 to 20 songs left in the vaults.
There was no mention of a timetable for the releases.
Jackson's estate most recently managed to get about as close as one could to bringing the star back to life when they played a part in creating an onstage hologram of Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards. Some people raved about the technology while others considered it a little too creepy. If you haven't seen the video, click here to judge for yourself.
Get well, Sir Paul
Paul McCartney is rescheduling a handful of shows while he recovers from a virus.
The June 14-26 shows in Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville, among others, have been rescheduled for October.
"I'm feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days," McCartney said in a statement on his website.
He says he'll return to touring in July.
Sir Mix-A-Lot and Seattle Symphony team up for 'Baby Got Back'
The Seattle Symphony recently teamed up with Sir Mix-A-Lot for a rendition of the '90s anthem, Baby Got Back.
Not only is it simply amazing to hear the orchestral remix, but Sir-Mix-A-Lot invited "a few ladies" up on stage ... which translated into close to 30 showing off their best Baby Got Back moves. We, personally, think the lady hiding in the back has the right idea.
The performance was part of the Seattle Symphony's ongoing series Sonic Evolution, which attempts to bridge the gap between classical and pop music.
O.A.R.: The Rockville LP - June 10
Jack White: Lazaretto - June 10
Passenger: Whispers - June 10
Chrissie Hynde: Stockholm - June 10
Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence - June 17
LINKIN PARK: The Hunting Party - June 17
Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour - June 17
Ed Sheeran: X - June 23
Jason Mraz: Yes! - July 15
And Finally ...
The long argued debate of the guitar world – to play fast or to play with feeling?
Mariusz Goli has the fastest fingers in Poland. But he clearly also has an impeccable sense of melody, as seen in a YouTube video of him wailing on a classical guitar on a street in his native country.
On his website, Goli says he loves improv and tries to work folk and flamingo into his songs.