Zack de la Rocha & Rage Against the Machine to Perform at Inaugural Andalucia Big Festival 

Zack de la Rocha is bringing the rage to Spain… 

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and activist and his Rage Against the Machine band mates have joined the lineup of the inaugural Andalucia Big Festival in September.

Zack de la Rocha x Rage Against the MachineIt will marking de la Rocha and the band’s first show in the Spanish city of Malaga in 25 years.

The group will perform alongside Glass AnimalsMuse and Jamiroquai at the event that will take place in Malaga at Sacaba Beach on September 8, 9 and 10.

Among the other acts slated to appear at ABF are: Aurora, Gus Dapperton, Biffy Clyro, Years & Years, Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini, Michael Kiwanuka, Kevin Morby, Yard Act, Lucy Dacus, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Los Planetas and more.

Tickets for the festival from the organizers of the Mad Cool Festival will go on sale on Friday (April 29) here.

The Mad Cool team will double down on that September weekend by also hosting a one-day sister festival in Madrid on September 10, Mad Cool Sunset, which will feature another headlining set from Rage Against the Machine, as well as performances from Biffy Clyro, Glass Animals, Stereophonics, Run the Jewels, Kurt Vile and more.

The original Mad Cool festival will also be back in Madrid this summer from July 6-10 with a jam-packed lineup of huge stars, including headliners Metallica, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Pixies and Jack White, as well as Chvrches, Carly Rae Jepsen, Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, Yungblud, Deftones, St. Vincent, Foals, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Royal Blood, Zara Larsson, Leon Bridges, Animal Collective, Black Pumas, Local Natives, Princess Nokia, The Struts and many more.

Bruno Mars’ R&B Superduo Silk Sonic Nominated for Brit Award in International Group Category

Bruno Mars’ musical change-up is reaping rewards…

The 36-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, record producer, musician and dancer’s musical group with Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, has been nominated in the international group of the year category for February’s Brit Awards.

Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic, Anderson .PaakThe R&B superduo, formed last year, will face off against ABBA, BTS, Måneskin and rock band The War on Drugs. 

Despite the fast-spreading Omicron variant, the Brit Awards are still scheduled to take place on February 8 at The O2 Arena in London.

Here are the nominees for 2022 Brit Awards in the three international categories:

International group:
ABBA
BTS
Måneskin
Silk Sonic
The War On Drugs 

International artist:
Billie Eilish
Doja Cat
Lil Nas X
Olivia Rodrigo
Taylor Swift

Best international song:
ATB, Topic & A7S – “Your Love (9PM)”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
CKay featuring Joeboy and Kuami Eugene – “Love Nwantiti Remix (Ah Ah Ah)”
Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Drake featuring Lil Baby – “Girls Want Girls”
Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – “Heartbreak Anthem”
Jonasu – “Black Magic”
The Kid LAROI. & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
Lil Tjay & 6lack – “Calling My Phone”
Måneskin – “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
Polo G – “Rapstar”
Tiësto – “The Business”
The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears”

The winners in all three of these categories will be chosen by The Brits’ voting academy, which consists of industry professionals.