The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: champions of the 2016 WBRU Rock Hunt announced, an insane festival lineup, pirate Paul McCartney, and more.
Rock Hunt Finals Declare a Winner
This past Saturday, the final four bands of the 2016 WBRU Rock Hunt competed at The Met in Pawtucket. Oliver Penn and the Crystal Shivers, Eric & the Nothing, Young Lincoln, and Le Roxy Pro performed. The winners of $3,500 worth of prizes? Le Roxy Pro! To learn more about this year’s Rock Hunt champions, click here!
Lollapalooza Releases 25th Anniversary Lineup
The lineup for the 2016 Lollapalooza, the 25th anniversary of the festival, was released this past Wednesday. The festival is expanding to four days this year, and the lineup is stacked with icons from past and present. Among them: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, the 1975, Miike Snow, Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Third Eye Blind, X Ambassadors, Flume, and more!
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead Albums are in the “Home Stretch”
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 11th studio album is almost complete, and information has been released that Radiohead’s record producer Nigel Godrich has been working on it. This not only means that RHCP’s album will be done soon, but also that Radiohead’s album should be ready to go!
Paul McCartney to be Featured in Latest Pirates of The Caribbean Installment
Rock icon Paul McCartney will be featured in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The film, set to be released in May 2017, will feature the former Beatles bassist in an “extra big set-piece scene". In the meantime, McCartney is preparing for his tour, starting next month.
Jack Antonoff to Release Book
Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff is releasing a book regarding ‘90s CD culture, according to The New York Times. The book, titled Record Store, is set to be released in 2017, and will “pay tribute to the cherished, and endangered, cultural institution.”