Tuesday, May 1, 2007

update

Been emailing back and forth with another source lately. Pretty interesting email this morning, with a good amount of info, if it is true...
The first part of the email is dealing with an argument on the acl fest BBS about Attal actually booking the show by himself or not, but it leads into the meat of what I wante to post about today, so I left it in.

Someone challenged that Charles Attal is NOT doing all the booking personally- This is false. I called Mrs. Amy Corbin, VP at Charles Attal Presents (the "Attal Booking" division) just a while ago, and she was once again willing to pump out some info and tid bits on the fest- But first to the info. on Charles...

Contrary to popular belief, Attal actually has done all the booking this year, for both Lolla and for ACL. Most all of the acts are signed well in advance of the lineup release, insuring no foul- ups. Because of last years leak, Attal decided that not only would he do all the booking inside his own company, but the top 40% of the acts that he pursued he did so personally, and he has been keeping the finalized list incredibly secret. As of now, the only people who have seen the signed artists are the executives at C3, three pay scales down from the top(from President to Marketing VP), as well as the President of CSE, and Marketing managers that are in charge of ACL Fest productions.

So to say that Charles doesn't do all the booking personally is false, he does. Amy informed me that there is a cut off deadline of May 2nd at 5:00 P.M., and at that time there will be an executive meeting at C3 to inform the hierarchy of the finalized list, and call all of the record labels, band managers and reps. as well as bands to inform them of when the final list will be announced. Artists who were signed with "time constraints" will be told what day they will be playing, but not the time because the scheduling process has not yet begun.

Lastly, the finalized list will be formally constructed on May 6th or 7th, depending on Attals traveling constraints, and will be handed over to CSE on appox. May 8th, when the "Marketing Managers" will then take the list to their people, who will plug the names into the web site design as well as other medias.

THATS THE SCOOP! Amy told me that CSE will run a live 2 minute test of the lineup page with this years list on May 9th during the afternoon, just to confirm that the design works correctly- So you may want to have all the blood sucking ACL fans click onto the official page a million times that day, it may actually work!

The only other bit of info. I got out of Amy was that ACL is already being heralded as the "best festival of 2007" by many in the "biz" who know Charles personally and have been clued into the bands that are playing. My advice is this- One, get ready for a big surprise, something that nobody could have ever guessed, and two: Don't believe ANY lists- they are all fake.

Heres my last comment- I emailed the fake list (both the one from ACLFAN and the one you put up on your site, I didn't know if they were any different), and Amy went through and highlighted all the bands that would be playing- This is the quote she gave me on the phone, verbatim, "Well, I have 69 bands here! I am probably forgetting some, but for the most part the core of this list is correct....I mean, there is no Stevie Wonder, there is no Bob Dylan, there is no Neil Young, but all in all, this is a pretty good guess!"


I find this to be pretty interesting.
if you take that long list, take out Dylan, Young and Wonder and then just list 69 acts in reverse order of what you look forward to, I bet you still come up with a great list.
Also, with that update, we find out we are only a week or so away from the line up coming out.
The bump in the date leads me to believe that either A)we might be on to something as far as the line up goes, and CAP/CSE wants to get the line up out before it really breaks out or B)this was the plan all along.

Again, until we see the list from Attal (or get some confirms from band's pages) we will look at this as rumor.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me thinks Attal leaked a list that was 85% correct with "fake" headliners.

This would 1. Help drive ticket sales and 2. Appease the masses...

In a way, it all makes sense...

Release a list that is mostly correct, put some huge names on there that are somewhat believeable and then completely blow the minds of people with the "real" headliners.

Genius marketing.

Anonymous said...

as long as spoon and ghostland observatory are there

I hope Queen + Paul Rodgers headline

hansford said...

"I hope Queen + Paul Rodgers headline"

swear?

Anonymous said...

"Blood sucking ACL fans"...not sure I appreciate that, considering I buy tix for more than $1000 for a show that I don't even know who's playing. I'm just saying...

Anonymous said...

it had better be the smiths!

Anonymous said...

I think the blood sucking is just a way of saying rabid. If anything I think it would be a compliment. Devotion, baby!

I don't think it was anyone with C3 who made the "blood sucking fans" comment anyways.

Harry said...

Great follow up on the initial leak. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should be ready for Sir Paul McCartney.

Sunday night headliner.

You heard it hear first.

RickyTornado said...

Sir Paul's new album drops in mid-June. Makes perfect sense. Thanks anonymous. I did hear it hear first.

Anonymous said...

No problem Ricky. Glad there is someone out there that respects my news breaking ability.

Anonymous said...

Ughhh. I sure hope Sir Paul isn't on the bill.

Anonymous said...

"I hope Queen + Paul Rodgers headline"

swear?

I dont get it. Paul McCartney would be amazing.

jubjub said...

Sir Paul would be a coup, but he likes to perform a 90min-2hr set. Heck, even me as a jaded 30 yr old could dig on that kind of show.

Anonymous said...

"My advice is this- One, get ready for a big surprise, something that nobody could have ever guessed."

I don't know folks are pretty creative in their guesses.

Anonymous said...

Nirvana. That's a wild guess.

Anonymous said...

Phish message boards are suggesting that Phish is headlining on Saturday night with two 60 minute sets. Supposedly they are playing the White Album and then their own stuff in the other set.

Anonymous said...

Phish and Paul McCartney would be a major step down from Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Anonymous said...

Correction: Phish is supposedly playing the White Album with McCartney.

Anonymous said...

day 1 headliner Andrew WK
day 2 headliner queen + paul rodgers
day 3 headlines paul mccartney

Anonymous said...

Day 1 HL: Lady Sovereign
Day 2 HL: Amy Winehouse
Day 3 HL: Lily Allen

Trapper Jack said...

Day 1 HL: Janis Joplin w/ Big Brother & Holding Co.

Day 2 HL: The Beatles without Paul McCartney

Day 3 HL: Oing Boingo

Rumors! Fuel the Rumors!

Harry said...

One word: Wham!

Harry said...

Two more words: Menudo reunion!

Justin said...

why not just bjork the white stripes and wilco as the headliners?

Anonymous said...

because that doesnt include andrew wk

Anonymous said...

I'm feuling them, I'm feuling them!

Fri - Bach
Sat - Johnny Cash
Sun - The Osmonds w/ special guest Marilyn Manson

Anonymous said...

neutral milk hotel is going to be the headliner for friday and sunday.

you herd it hear first!

Anonymous said...

hahahah now THAT is a good one.

Anonymous said...

If Neutral Milk played I would have a seizure of happiness.

But they won't...

Damn you for making me pine for Jeff Mangum!

Anonymous said...

what's this i hear about tom waits??

Anonymous said...

hmm interesting about the no dylan part because i know for certain that he is on the bill

Anonymous said...

the "no Dylan" comment could be a decoy

Anonymous said...

When you see the lineup come out and see I am right, make sure and thank me with a beer at the festival.

I'll be the guy wearing a t-shirt that reads

"You heard it here first!"

Anonymous said...

that would be "heard it ,hear first"

Anonymous said...

A source in Austin told me that
The Police are playing

Anonymous said...

then your source is fucked up

Anonymous said...

she said that nobody COULD have guessed for the big surprise. maybe its not a music act. maybe the headliner is cirque du soleil or dane cook. or maybe food is free.

Sharla said...

haha. yes, free food and drinks! that would be a big surprise!! :)

Trapper Jack said...

If Dane Cook is a performer I hope it's on a new stage they are setting up by those nutjobs that stand outside the gate holding up signs telling us all that we are going to hell.

I heard Eddie Murphy may show up to sing "Party All the Time" 10 times in a row.

chris said...

The headliner will be Radiohead. ;)

Anonymous said...

it will be the biggest trick of the century if radiohead comes.....charles attal will shake his finger at us and be like "hehehe! fooled you guys!!!!"

Anonymous said...

that doesn't make sense. Nobody but 3 pay scales inside Attal knows the list. blah blah blah. industry insiders who know the list say its the best lineup of any 2007 festival?

Wilco wouldn't be "big" enough to please the masses, but they would play the best music at the festival.

Anonymous said...

If Dane Cook is a performer I hope it's on a new stage they are setting up by those nutjobs that stand outside the gate holding up signs telling us all that we are going to hell.

I'll happily go to hell if that's where the music is...

:P

Anonymous said...

which of the 69 bands were highlighted???

Boe said...

Oh my God, reading everyone's comments is making me go half crazy. I can't wait for the official lineup to be posted!

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