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Phoenix Festival, 1996: The Tour That Defined Me

— As UK music festivals go, the Phoenix Festival doesn’t have the storied history of Glastonbury or Reading. It only ran for five years, between 1993 and ’97, but it was located pretty close to my home in the Midlands region of England when I was growing up, and so I went to the 1995 event and the two that followed.  The 1996 Phoenix Festival is the festival that I judge all festivals on. So high was the bar it set, I’ve yet to see it be bettered (and I’ve attended Glastonburys, Readings, Coachellas, Riot Fests, Rocklahomas, Download/Doningtons, and more… Read more »


idobi News Flashes 02.01.21: A Phoenix v. Marilyn Manson and the Passing of Dustin “Screech” Diamond

Today we have news about Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson, and Dustin “Screech” Diamond. – Evan Rachel Wood and Four Other Women Accuse Marilyn Manson of Abuse Actress and singer, Evan Rachel Wood, along with four other women, has come forward with abuse accusations against Marilyn Manson. The two dated from 2007-2008, when she was 19 and he was 37. More than 10 years later, in 2019, Wood spoke to the California Senate Public Safety Committee in support of The Phoenix Act, a bill created to give victims of abuse more rights and time to come forward. The Westworld actress… Read more »


Joaquin Phoenix a perfectionist in recording studio

Actor Joaquin Phoenix, who played Johnny Cash on the big screen, is cutting an album with Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, Billboard.com has learned. But whether the set will be released remains unclear. According to U.K.-born Burgess, who has lived in Los Angeles for several years, the album came about after Phoenix learned to play guitar in preparation for his role in the 2005 film “Walk the Line,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination. “Once he learned guitar, he found that he had quite a lot of demons inside himself that he wanted to expel through music,” says Burgess,… Read more »


“****Live In Phoenix”: Fall Out Boy DVD Arrives April 1

Multi-platinum Island Records group Fall Out Boy kicks off the new year with “****LIVE IN PHOENIX,” their first long-form CD+DVD two-disc package, set to arrive in stores on April 1st.   The core of the program will be their full-length Honda Civic Tour concert of June 2007 from the Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix, with all 22 songs contained on both the CD and DVD layers. In addition, the DVD layer will include all 8 of Fall Out Boy’s Island Records video clips in chronological order — from their debut single “Sugar, We’re Going Down” (MTV2 Award winner for 2005), “Dance,… Read more »


twenty one pilots Releases Action-Packed “Paladin Strait” Music Video

The wait is over for twenty one pilots fans. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have finally revealed their theatrical, action-packed music video for “Paladin Strait” from their recently released record, Clancy. The ending of the video shows “Nico” strangling “Clancy.” The red-hooded figure says, “So few. So proud. So emotional. Hello, Clancy.” Some Reddit users and Instagram users believe there is more music on the way based on the music video’s sudden ending and brief flourish before fading to black. Check out the Hollywood production-level video below, directed by Jensen Noen, who is also known for working with Bring Me… Read more »


PVRIS Teams Up With LIGHTS For New Single “The Blob”

Following the release of the reflective single “Oil & Water,” issued earlier this year, PVRIS has teamed up with LIGHTS for the punchy, in-your-face new single “The Blob.” Additionally, PVRIS has announced the pending arrival of her new, female-centric project titled F.I.L.T.H. The mixtape will feature the previously launched “BURN THE WITCH” featuring Tommy Genesis and Alice Longyu Gao, as well as her recent collaboration with LIGHTS. “At its core, I just wanted to make a fun project full of some bad bitches in music that I love and create a space where we can express whatever we want and… Read more »


Cone of Sum 41 Ushers In Season 3 of Cone’s Cave With The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin

After taking a few weeks off to rest and recharge, Jason “Cone” McCaslin of Sum 41 has returned for season 3 of Cone’s Cave, exclusively on idobi Radio. Ushering in this fresh season with a bang rather than a whisper, Cone welcomes living legend, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, founding guitarist of The Go-Go’s, Jane Wiedlin. Not only was Jane part of one of the greatest all-female rock bands in history, but she also has a new band now called Elettro Domestico. “You don’t wanna go anywhere because we talk about a lot of stuff,” Cone introduces the episode.… Read more »

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