The Rolling Stones have been confirmed as headliners for the 2013 edition of the Glastonbury festival, which is set for the weekend of June 28-30 near Pilton, U.K. The Stones will headline Saturday night, with Arctic Monkeys (Friday) and Mumford and Sons (Sunday) joining them at the top of the bill.
The opening ceremony for this year’s Olympic Games proved to be an impressive success overall – but U.S. music fans were upset by certain musical performances being cut from the NBC telecast, and they made sure to make their disappointment known.
The 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicked into high gear in London this evening (July 27). The celebration began with the opening ceremony, which was flavored with plenty of hearty rock 'n' roll, including a high-octane, unforgettable performance by the Arctic Monkeys. The band performed their chart-topping song 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor' along with their cover of the Beatles' 'Come Together.'
-- The Arctic Monkeys may be gearing up to perform at the Olympics opening ceremony tomorrow in London, England. Rumors of their appearance at the upcoming ceremony surfaced last month and were reinforced by a recent photo posted to Twitter, in which the band's frontman, Alex Turner, is apparently rehearsing for the event.
Arctic Monkeys have had a busy 2012 so far, touring around the world with the Black Keys in support of last year's 'Suck It and See' album. The band has previously said that they will not rehash their debut record, 2006's 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not,' and have opened up about what their fifth disc will sound like.