News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go
Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site. The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the headliner slot appears to be unfilled at deadline, with the White Stripes now the final act scheduled for that night.
The star-studded Fuji Rock lineup features the Pixies, Lou Reed, PJ Harvey, Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, Primus, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Basement Jaxx, Snow Patrol and the Black Keys, among others.
-- Jason MacNeil, Toronto