Jay-Z Assumes the Beastie Boys’ Headliner Position At All Points West, His First Stateside Festival Appearance

So Goldenvoice has suddenly filled the gaping headliner hole in the first night of this year’s All Points West festival with Jay-Z. Believe it or not, this is the first U.S. fest appearance for the legendary rapper/Live Nation spokesman, who irked Oasis by topping Glastonbury’s bill in 2008.

Anyone who thinks Jigga’s got nothing on the Beastie Boys (Adam Yauch is currently recovering from a cancerous tumor in his left salivary gland) may now ask for a Friday-only refund at their respective point of purchase. For more info on this year’s lineup, head over to www.apwfestival.com. We’ll be reporting from the frontlines next weekend just like we did last year.