2oceansvibe Radio recently launched our Melrose Arch Studio to much fanfare in Johannesburg. The launch of the studio was our way of answering the desperate cries of our many thousands of Johannesburg listeners who, since being liberated from Morkels ads, “hump days” and “no repeat workday” radio were craving a stronger taste of the Vibe. [...]
The Brothers Streep have just dropped their new music video, and some of it was shot right here in the 2oceansVibe Media Compound! It’s called “Hold On”, and deals with a fact of life that we all despise: having to hold on when making a telephone call to someone you need help from. You can [...]
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle from Roxette have called Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport “possibly number one on the list of the world’s worst airports.” This after their flight was delayed for about 90 minutes over the weekend. Read their full Facebook post inside.
Bob Welch, formerly Fleetwood Mac’s guitarist and succesful soft-rock soloist of the 70′s, was found in his Nashville home yesterday, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65. Police reports say that Welch’s body was found by his wife in the mid-afternoon, along with a suicide note.
Reports claiming 5FM DJ Euphonik assaulted his media personality ex-girlfriend, Bonang Matheba, last week, went largely unnoticed in the press. But we can now reveal that one of 5FM’s top-rated DJ’s has handed himself over to the police, following three criminal charges that have been laid against him by Matheba.
In news that you want desperately to be surprised by, but just can’t, the creators of the Tupac-ogram have announced that they’re working on an Elvis Presley hologram, for making film and television appearances – and, depending on how unsettling they can get the reincarnated star to look, on tour.
Die Antwoord is back with the second music video from TEN$ION. “Baby’s on Fire” sees Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er playing brother and sister having lunch with their parents. It seems Yolandi has a new boyfriend, but her brother is not too happy about it. Check it out after the jump!
Johnny Depp joined the Black Keys on stage at last night’s MTV movie awards and played two songs with the band – “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy” – instead of making a speech for his MTV Generation Award.
The brand new Goldfish music video is here! The official music video for “Washing Over Me”, featuring Morning Parade, that’s been directed by Matt Torod, is very rad. Watch as Goldfish man accidentally alters the course of history wherever he goes. The new track is a collaboration between Goldfish and Steve Sparrow, from Morning Parade, [...]
Are you a massive Elvis fan? Do you own all of The King’s records? Looking for a special piece of memorabilia and deeply concerned about where you’ll be laid to rest when you leave the earth one day? I may have just the thing for you.
The world lost a great musician when Bee Gees singer, Robin Gibb passed away last night. His passing follows shortly after a 12-day coma resulting from intestinal surgery intended to battle colon and liver cancer. He was aged 62.
Facebook is set to float on the stock exchange today and all its early investors must be smiling. One of them, U2’s frontman Bono, has shares worth over $1,5 billion alone. This puts him well above Paul McCartney – currently the world’s richest musician. Who knew devoting your career to charity, world peace, and good causes could be so profitable?
I was reclining on the deck of the Safehouse the other day, enjoying one of these secret Winter/Summer days that Capetonians tend to keep to themselves when describing our home, for fear of coming across as braggards, taking in the sunset. The ol’ iPod threw out McCully Workshop’s The Buccaneer, which I’ve been known to [...]
Redfoo: “I’m sexy and I know it.” There, it’s done. Whether you’re a fan of the song or not, LMFAO’s chart-topping hit is now on infinite repeat in your head. It’s one of those typical, infectious beats that seems to worm its way into your mind, even after just reading the title. Well, YouTube sensation “Noah” is about to change that, for the better. Click through for his awesome cover.
When Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, was asked if he’d want a hologram Freddie Mercury a la Tupac – he declined, saying “I don’t want to appear with a hologram of my dear friend.” Which is unfortunately ambiguous wording, because they’ve decided to conjure up a Mercury hologram at tonight’s 10th anniversary We Will Rock You musical.
Yesterday, 2oceansvibe reported that a local man, Guy Hobbs, had accused Elton John of plagiarising and misappropriating lyrics that he had written for John’s hit single, “Nikita”. This morning, he contacted us for full comment. Read his compelling argument, after the jump.
You know that Elton John song, “Nikita”? According to Capetonian, Guy Hobbs, he actually wrote the lyrics in the early 80s following a relationship with a Russian waitress called Natasha. But when he submitted it to several publishing companies, he got turned down. In 1985, the song suddenly popped up on the radio as a new Elton John single.
Following the death of Beastie Boys band member, Adam “MC” Yauch, one of the co-creators of Chapelle’s Show has released previously unseen footage of the band performing “The New Style,” a song from their debut album, on the show in 2004. The show’s co-creator and host Dave Chappelle performs with them for a bit.
Fed up with the damage that piracy is doing to the local music industry, Lords Fire Recordz have planned a march against digital piracy, scheduled to happen in Pretoria today. The group would like to see harsher penalties for those guilty of piracy, and is calling on government to do more to combat the trading of illegal music in South Africa.
If you missed this on Ian F’s Breakfast Show on 2oceansvibe Radio this morning, this cover was performed at the Hollywood Bowl on May 4, 2o12, just days before the passing of Adam Yauch (AKA MCA), a co-founder of the Beastie Boys.
You guys have heard of Kickstarter – that site that lets people pitch their projects for funding to the internet at large, and which has led to new apps, art projects, and a Robocop statue in Detroit. All of which stopped mattering when Amanda Palmer raised $500 000 in four days on the platform – with 24 days of funding remaining.
It’s here people. The D is back. We broke the news last month that Tenacious D was training with Josh Groban and Dave Grohl, and the fruits of their labour has arrived. Here is the first video from the band, as well as details for the ENTIRE album on Soundcloud.
See, this is what happens when you’re a rock star who fails to die young: you end up doing something in aviation, or in Wales. Or, if you’re Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, I guess you do both, and depress everybody who remembers when you were still cool.
Jack Parow has just dropped the first music video from his second studio album. “Hard Partytjie Hou” also features Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel frontman, Francois van Coke. Best line? “As jy van die liedjie hou, p**s vir Nicholis Louw!” See full, uncensored video inside.