How many bands refer to themselves as “the world’s greatest party band”? The B-52’s sure do, and how could they not? With huge singles such as “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” and so many more, their dance-rock sound has been known to get people dancing. Formed in October 1976 in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, the band played their first show at a friend’s house on Valentine’s Day in 1977. The band soon after got a record deal and released their first album, a self-titled record, with hits like “Rock Lobster” and “52 Girls” which sold 500,000 copies and lead them to their success. After this, the members released eight albums including their newest live album, “With the Wild Crowd” which was recorded in their hometown.
The band is currently touring and is going to be in Cleveland on Friday May 25, 2012 for the Great American Rib Cook Off along with Todd Rundgren, Michael Stanley and Staind.
To celebrate them coming to town, on Thursday May 24th 88.3 The Sting will be playing a Summer Marathon Series of the B-52s. The last time this was done was in 2006 but this time it is going to be better than before. Along with playing 18 hours of awesome, dance-rock sound, we will also be giving away their new live album, “With the Wild Crowd.” So be sure to tune into 88.3 FM or online at wbwc.com on Thursday May 25 for your chance to win their new live album as well as sing and dance along with the B-52’s!
The reaction says everything about Adele’s all-powerful position in British music that, having rudely flicked her middle finger at record company bosses on national television on Tuesday night, she was the one to receive multiple apologies yesterday.
In a chaotic climax to the 2012 Brit Awards, the singer was ‘cut off’ while in the middle of her acceptance speech after winning Album of the Year.
‘Nothing makes me prouder than coming home with six Grammys, then coming to the Brits and winning Album of the Year,’ said Adele. ‘I am so, so proud to be British and to be flying the flag and to be in the same room as all of you.’
Childish: Adele rudely sticks up her middle finger after her speech is cut short
She opened her mouth to continue, but was stopped by the presenter, actor James Corden, who had been told that they were out of time and needed to cut to Blur’s finale in honour of the band’s Outstanding Contribution to Music award.
‘Can I just say, then, goodbye and I’ll see you next time round,’ she said.
And with that she gave the seated record executives who surrounded the stage a proudly raised middle finger, accompanied by a defiant grimace.
It was enough to leave the most powerful men in the music business choking on their cannon of lamb, and spitting out their swigs of the finest Cotes de Rhone.