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    It's looking that way....
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    Nor am I. I really do think the Jesus & Mary Chain is a possibility, though. There's still a big Fuji-size hole in their tour schedule.
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    You've GOT to be fucking kidding me. Three weeks we waited, and for OWL FUCKING CITY?

    At this point I'm starting to think Smash is doing performance art, like painting with diarrhea.

    Next up:...
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    I thought that might have been last year's Kanye gambit.



    I suppose there's always ... that.
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    Two weeks, and no new lineup announcement. This is getting depressing.
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    I'd be surprised if they made Royal Blood the Red headliner. That would mean the end of their show would clash with the start of the Foos, and we're essentially talking about the same audience. RB's...
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    Yeah, this announcement is another thing I'm giving no fucks about. Chthonic is a solid, entertaining Taiwanese black metal band, but this is an acoustic set, apparently, so who knows how it's going...
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    That was supposed to be a Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give a Fuck" .gif, but I fucked up the no fucks.
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    So Oasis might be reforming.

    SOOOOO looking forward to seeing the boys at Fuji Rock 2016.
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    Who knows. Tame Impala headlined the Red just two years ago, so it might be a bit soon for them (though I would welcome it). Spiritualized headlined the Red the year before that. And it's too bad...
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    I'm still not sure how to read Fuji's use of the big/ small font system. I assumed FKA twigs would fit right in there at the Red at this stage in her career. She's still pretty new (Lorde was only...
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    I typically get more excited about lower- and mid-tier acts than I do the big ones anyway, so let's hope they start fleshing out the Red and White schedules with some quality.



    Maybe he's...
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    Good call. Deadmau5 is almost guaranteed to go across from Muse on the White, which sucks, because it means I'm probably going to have to watch Muse.

    Super Furry Animals also added, in small...
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    Florence and the Machine seem like a Smash thing to do. They certainly have an opening in their schedule (as do Death Cab for Cutie, also mentioned in that rundown).
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    Dammit, it looks like my Faith No More dreams have been shattered -- unless they're planning on being in Niigata on the Friday before jetting to the US for a Sunday show in Texas.
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    Most other festivals are succumbing to the new EDM business model, so why not Fuji....

    Happy to see Royal Blood on there, though. They put on a good show in Singapore.

    And it looks like we can...
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    Damn, there are actually quite a few bands on there I'd have liked to see at Fuji -- Built to Spill, TV on the Radio, the Kills (played 2011), The Julie Ruin, DIIV (though they played Fuji just two...
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    Lollapalooza has announced its lineup. I guess Metallica's too much to ask, but seeing that there are a couple of announced Fuji acts here, there might a chance at some others on this list.
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    New lineup announcement is up: http://fujirock-eng.com/_news/lineup0320.html

    NGHFB not confirmed here, but that doesn't mean it's not coming. This one's mostly Japanese acts with a couple of...
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    Man, fuck the Gallaghers. Fuck 'em sideways with a chainsaw.
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    I actually don't hold out much hope for it. In fact, if they were playing on the same day, it would probably be too obvious. One can always dream.
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    I loved that Massive Attack show. One of my favorite bands, and one of the best shows I've seen at Fuji.

    I've thought about bringing my daughter, but it would make for a VERY different Fuji...
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    Guess we were overdue for the DJ onslaught. Overall, a kinda blah announcement for me. What can I say -- I like guitar.

    But I'll see Belle & Sebastian so long as they don't conflict with the Foos,...
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    Or we could be getting these guys, whose family members have been known to play at Fuji.
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    They typically release announcements every two weeks, so yeah, they're due. But they've been doing things a bit differently this year in general.

    All I want is to see the words FAITH, NO and MORE...
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    So Super Furry Animals have announced some tour dates. And of course, Gruff Rhys played a few years back.
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    Oh, for god's sake.
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    Between-announcement boredom is setting in. Let's carelessly speculate.

    Not that I give a shit, but the Killers' Brandon Flowers has a new one coming out. (Of course, the Killers ditched Fuji...
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    <<dark chuckle>>
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    "Onsen" might be putting it too kindly. So long as there's a small body of hot water that can leach impurities from our system -- and we have a lot of impurities, mostly mental -- we're happy.
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    "Leave Them All Behind" is probably my favorite Ride song.



    A few options:

    - We're staying at Hotel Effe, which is down from the Prince Hotel along highway 353. We're paying 43,000/ person...
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    And I'm glad we got accommodation. It was a bit of a struggle. If anyone else is having issues, I might have a lead or two.
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    Here's Lemmy playing with the Foos on MTV seven or eight years ago:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ArmCv9Jkg_o

    Here's Lemmy playing with the Foos in Berlin in 2011:...
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    Oh, forgot to mention - I'm going. My other trip got canceled.

    I'd be surprised if Motörhead isn't in the 7:30 slot before the Foos, and if Lemmy doesn't join them onstage for "White Limo".
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    Holy shit! Fucking MOTÖRHEAD!!!
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    Blur has a new one coming out in April. They're also doing a show at Hyde Park in June. Any chance Damon Albarn makes another trip to Fuji a la Thom Yorke and Radiohead?
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    Good to know. Chicago to Tokyo is probably only 13 hours or so. It's more the issue of whether a lot of these bands are in the middle of US tours. But I'd definitely love to see Sleater Kinney, Kurt...
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    And the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup is out. Considering the event's a week before Fuji, and in Chicago, on the other side of the planet, I'm guessing we're not going to see most (if not all) of...
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    There are a few bands there I'd like to see, but the lineup isn't a total stomach punch.
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2015

    I'M AN OUT AND PROUD FLEETWOOD MAC FAN
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    Fogerty's rock at heart, while Fleetwood Mac gets most of its airtime on adult contemporary stations these days. My parents and their friends were excited about them touring. And what kind of...
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    And in case anyone was wondering (and I just know you were), ACDC won't be the third headliner. They're in Poland that weekend.
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    New one coming from Alabama Shakes too.
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    OK, a few other blasts from the past who are playing shows:

    - The Replacements
    - The Jesus And Mary Chain (doing "Psychocandy")
    - Luna (but it's probably either them or Ride, yeah?)
    - Fleetwood...
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    Ride strikes me as a very Fuji band. MBV x 2 + Slowdive 2014 = ....

    Ansan only announced Foo Fighters, right? Nobody else yet?
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    I might stand alone here, but I'm thrilled with Summer Sonic's lineup. I was never big into '90s electronica. And Imagine Dragons? And MACKLEMORE? Now, of course, Smash needs to start delivering the...
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    Macy Gray was at the Orange with David Murray, so yeah, maybe they'll put Galactic somewhere like the Red. And Twenty One Pilots was on the Red in 2012, so White probably makes sense this time.
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    Let's go ahead and slot these guys in:

    Johnny Marr -- Green subhead before Muse OR White headliner
    Jenny Lewis -- FOH
    Ryan Adams -- Green subhead (before Foo Fighters?) OR White headliner...
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    Our pleasure. I think it says a lot about Fuji that there's so much enthusiasm to help, speculate wildly, etc. Last year was my seventh in a row, also starting in 2008, and I'm trying hard to squeeze...
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    I'd need to go back a bit earlier.
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