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    Yeah, they said they're getting back to their North American tour, which sandwiches the Japan and Korea dates. So it seems like we're getting Foo'd.



    They've had some successful years recently,...
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    Man, this was worth the two-week wait.
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    I can't think of too many acts less Fuji-ish than Hall & Oates, really. They're maybe even a notch below Rick Astley.

    Faith No More played Tokyo earlier this year. How long do visas last? :)
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    I would SO see Hall & Oates. I'm not kidding. I mean, I don't think I'd catch a solo H&O show, but if they were playing something I'd already paid for, then fuck and yes.

    "One on one, I wanna...
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    guedita, thanks for the insight, and I hope you're 100% by now. As for Dave Grohl, this doesn't sound promising given the timeframe.



    Me neither. And you said "break" too. :)
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    Things are looking dicey at best for the Foos.

    Fibulas take around six to eight weeks to heal, and we're five weeks out. His break also required surgery and screws, so that can't make things...
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    I know a lot of my posts reek of desperation, but these guys are touring, and they have a big opening in their summer schedule. Josh Homme only graces Fuji with his side projects anyway....
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    Boy, it just keeps getting better and better!

    Dave Grohl broke his leg onstage in Sweden. It doesn't sound like it will stop them from playing gigs, and the Foo's show at Fuji is six weeks away,...
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    Going by the number of acts and where the "... and mores" are, there only seems to be room for one more White and two more Reds, all on the Fri. But I noticed something else: They haven't just gotten...
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    It's total bullshit and really poor planning by Smash. Royal Blood might be getting big, but in terms of popularity, they can't yet be too big to headline the Red Marquee, which would have let fans...
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    So what's everyone's weakest day? Mine's Saturday, by far. There aren't more than three or four bands I care about more than a coin flip.
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    I can't find my festival schedule from last year, and my wife framed all my other ones (yes, you read that right). If you're talking about a 9-ish act, maybe Perrosky? I'll be at the Foos since I...
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    Just noticed that I'm going to have to miss Benjamin Booker, because Ride. Damn.
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    Digging deeper, these guys could be worth checking out once or twice.
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    So the Orange Court is indeed no more, though at least we know they kept the Cafe de Paris (starring, as always, Big Willie).

    I'm very surprised they put Royal Blood across from the Foos. Almost...
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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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