Velvet Underground To Reunite…To Talk, Sum 41 Gets Marching Band Treatment and Muse to Tour North America Next Year…
Former members of The Velvet Underground are set to share a stage to talk about the band’s history and legacy.
Taking place on December 8 at the New York Public Library, the legendary group will make the rare joint appearance as part of the ‘Live from the NYPL’ series.
Already confirmed for the talk are former frontman Lou Reed, drummer Maureen Tucker and bassist Doug Yule.
Cover versions aren’t unusual, but it’s a bit odd when an American university’s marching band tries their hand at a punk song.
Sum 41 placed a YouTube video on their website yesterday that features the Temple University Diamond Marching Band performing the band’s “Fat Lip.” The video, which runs three-and-a-half minutes, features a horn section in lieu of guitar while members of the band provide the vocals for the verses.
The performance apparently went down during a halftime football game between the Temple University Owls and Navy Midshipmen on Oct. 31 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
But it’s not the Temple band’s first attempt at a cover. Related YouTube videos show the group covering The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” and My Chemical Romance’s “Welcome To The Black Parade.”
Sum 41 will apparently start pre-production on their new studio album next week.
Muse is finalizing a spring headlining tour of the U.S., the band’s first full trek here in support of its latest album, The Resistance. Dates and cities will be announced soon. The news comes as the first single from The Resistance, “Uprising,” enjoys its 10th straight week at Number One on the Alternative Rock chart. The Resistance debuted at Number Three on the Billboard album chart in September, with the disc selling 128,000 copies in its first week of release. The chart position and sales were both career highs for Muse in the U.S.