The Morning X Scoops: Foxboro Hot Tubs and American Idol

Andy Langer of KGSR, Esquire and formerly of 101X’s Next Big Thing,  joins Jason and Deb on Thursday mornings to talk about upcoming shows and music. There were two very interesting revelations this morning:

  1. idol_logoLanger claims that he interviewed Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top on Tuesday as a promo for their gig tonight at The Backyard. During that discussion, Gibbons revealed that he would be playing at the American Idol finale next week and also specified that he’d be playing with finalist David Cook. Langer seemed to imply that this meant that the winner of American Idol had already been decided as of Tuesday night when there were still 3 contestants remaining. Not sure if he misinterpreted it or if they’re just hedging their bets. I wouldn’t be surprised if the show is fixed, but it seems odd that he could be so blatant about revealing it.
  2. full23 He also revealed that the Foxboro Hot Tubs, Green Day’s side project, will be playing Emo’s next Thursday, something Jason just heard last night and was apparently debating about revealing. I guess this isn’t a particularly large scoop since their site and MySpace page list tour dates and include the Emo’s date. They only sell tickets to these shows the day of the event at the venue and it’s a limit of two per person at $20 each. The Emo’s calendar says doors are at 8pm, so I’m guessing that’s the earliest that you can buy tickets. If you’ve ever wanted to see the guys from Green Day playing in a small venue and missed your chance back in the early 90s, you’ve got another chance a week from today. Granted, they’re playing Foxboro Hot Tubs songs, but it doesn’t sound all that different from Green Day, so it’s pretty much the same thing, isn’t it?

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