The 5th edition of the iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off this Friday, September 18, in Las Vegas, NV. While there are music festivals out there to suit all tastes in music, the iHeartRadio Music Festival is one of the few to bring all those styles together in one place thanks to an extensive variety of artists. In 2015, performers at the two-day festival include everyone from The Weeknd to Kenny Chesney to Diplo, among other huge names such as Kanye West, Duran Duran, Sam Smith, Blake Shelton, Janet Jackson, and Coldplay.
We all love a good cameo. With Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones we got to see heavy metal super stars Mastodon [SPOILER ALERT] act as Wildlings, and then die, and then come back as ice zombie Wildlings. Since the band are self-professed GoT fans, they seemed positively tickled pink by the personal invitation from show runner Dan Weiss to don the costumes and personae of Westeros's neighbors to the North, particularly as they contributed to the Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne Vol. 2. Mastodon's joyous (just look at those grins) guest spot was hard to pick out in the utter melee of the episode, so this still is credited to HBO and Helen Sloan, and now we are looking back at other fantastic (or fantastically bad) musician cameos in film and television.
It's not every day you go to class and find out that your professor for the day is Kanye West. But that's what happened on Friday when Kanye visited L.A. Trade Technical College to teach a group of college students about all things fashion. Technically, Kanye was there as part of his community service, but let's just bask in the glow of Professor West. It takes the lyric "Yeezy taught me" to a whole different level.
Complex Magazine interviewed one of the students from the class, 19-year-old Andre Pitts. Here are some of the details (as told by Pitts).
I like Kanye West. I like his music and I miss the days when he was always tweeting on Twitter and I honestly find him endlessly entertaining. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that Kanye is messy. He's always involved in some kind of controversy. Sometimes I think Kanye's right; sometimes I think he's wrong; and sometimes, I'm just here to be entertained. So here are some of Kanye West's major controversies, starting with one not-so-great one that happened this weekend.
Kanye West vs. Concert Etiquette
Over the weekend, Kanye performed in Sydney, Australia. Before singing his song "Good Life," he wanted everyone in the audience to stand. When two wouldn't, Kanye grew annoyed. "There's literally two people left," Kanye said, according to reports. "This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song. ... It’s unbelievable." As it turned out, the two concertgoers in question couldn't stand; one had a prosthetic limb while the other was in a wheelchair. It made for a supremely awkward and unfortunate moment — one which Kanye has yet to apologize for. Yikes.
Even though the first full week post-New Year is relatively low-key one, there are some things to discuss. There are a few major concert events including Kanye West and the Allman Brothers Band, and some sports events such as New York Yankees Spring Training and UFC 170.
First up, Kanye West has added nine more dates to his Yeezus Tour, which will go on sale this Friday. If you recall, West cancelled some dates in late 2013 due to damaged equipment meant to be part of the stage setup. The added dates are all new and not make-ups for the cancelled ones. Cities being visited include Baltimore, MD; Albany, NY; Atlantic City, NJ; and Newark, NJ.
Also on Friday, there are onsales for the Allman Brothers Band's latest run at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Announced on December 31, this year the band will be at the Beacon from March 7 to March 22.
Finally, there are a number of other concert and sports onsales, including Elton John, Yankees Spring Training, and UFC 170 on Friday; Monster Jam on Saturday; and Lady Gaga and Stars on Ice on Monday.
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