It was a good week for rock music, and not so great a week for airlines in general. From Live 105’s BFD Lineup announcement to the tentative announcement of a Sir Paul McCartney show before Candlestick closes its doors, music won the last few days. Here are this week’s buzziest stories, in case you missed them.
The song, called “Trouble,” features not only Azalea, but also Big Sean, who was apparently added later on in production. The song features heavy 808s and “tons of energy” and will premiere on Monday at 6 am. Our own 99.7 [Now!] snagged an interview with the pop singer only an hour later at 7 am.
The McCartney-Candlestick (#McCartneystick?) show idea was born when Sir Paul played Outside Lands last year, and gently reminded the thousands of people in attendance that the Beatles’ last paid U.S. show was at the former 49ers stadium in 1966. We imagined, based on his recent showings in Chile and elsewhere on his Out There! Tour, what we could expect from the former Beatle at the Park.
Gurbaksh Chahal, the CEO of a San Francisco-based Internet advertising firm faced 47 felony counts after he was caught on tape assaulting Juliet Kakish in their bedroom (the room had two security cameras installed). Though he maintained his innocence on Twitter in tweets that have since been deleted, Chahal managed to walk away without jail time instead with three years probation and enrollment in a one year long domestic-violence program.
Live 105’s 20th Annual BFD has been announced for June 1 at the Shoreline. This year’s headliners include Foster the People, M.I.A. and Fitz & the Tantrums. All ticketing and lineup information are available at Live 105’s site.
A teen from San Jose tried to stowaway to Africa by way of Maui to find his mother, whom he had previously believed was dead. By some miracle the 15-year-old actually made it to the islands (albeit unconsciously) and is still recovering in Hawaii.