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Christopher Witflee



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Hannity and Combs

A small but determined Brooklyn-based Indie band is hoping to get underneath Fox News commentator Sean Hannity's skin. Though the politically-minded Kids Against Combs might succeed with such songs as "Capitalism Is Gonna Break Your Heart" and "Fuck This, I'm Moving to Canada," the band decided to take a more direct approach. The group's new album (due out Thursday) was to be called Sean Hannity (631) 673-8003. Not quite as catchy as that "Jenny, Jenny" song from the '80s, but the Combs' title has teeth. The album title was actually Hannity's home phone number (one of the band members says he was given the number by a friend), and the band was hoping that detractors would be able to have a direct line to give the smug talker a piece of their mind (something people who disagree with him don't have an opportunity to do on his radio and TV shows, unless they can shout louder than Hannity and have bribed directors not cut their mics before things get too truthful). Alas, the phone number leaked before the album could be released; dial those digits now and you are informed that it has been changed to an "unpublished number." The front page of the band's Web site (kidsagainstcombs.com) now refers to the album as The Album Formerly Known As Sean Hannity's Phone Number ... Currently Sean Hannity is a Democracy Subverting Douche Bag (the group cites "unforeseen legal circumstances" as the reason for the change, though laws haven't slowed down anti-abortion extremists who like to publicize "abortion doctor" phone numbers and addresses). The album will still contain an "open letter" diatribe against Hannity. Even though it was derailed, it's still the best publicity stunt of the year. Meanwhile, Alan Colmes has been offering his home, work and cell phone numbers to anyone who wants them. Unfortunately, the most common response to the offer has been "Who's Alan Colmes?"

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Weezer Gets Grim

With their last single, "Beverly Hills," Weezer seemed to be satisfied with becoming the new Smash Mouth, pumping out awful novelty songs that even The Offspring would call "too gimmicky." But from a video standpoint, the band still apparently has a little juice left in the tank.

A video for Weezer's upcoming single, "We Are All On Drugs," uses footage from '80s Metal band Grim Reaper's leather and, uh, wolfpeople music video for their '85 song, "Fear No Evil." The Grim Reaper footage is used verbatim -- the only tinkering is reportedly some special effects to make it look like the singer is singing Rivers Cuomo's lyrics and a guitar solo is matched to the Weezer solo. According to

Christopher Witflee



HOT
Hannity and Combs

A small but determined Brooklyn-based Indie band is hoping to get underneath Fox News commentator Sean Hannity's skin. Though the politically-minded Kids Against Combs might succeed with such songs as "Capitalism Is Gonna Break Your Heart" and "Fuck This, I'm Moving to Canada," the band decided to take a more direct approach. The group's new album (due out Thursday) was to be called Sean Hannity (631) 673-8003. Not quite as catchy as that "Jenny, Jenny" song from the '80s, but the Combs' title has teeth. The album title was actually Hannity's home phone number (one of the band members says he was given the number by a friend), and the band was hoping that detractors would be able to have a direct line to give the smug talker a piece of their mind (something people who disagree with him don't have an opportunity to do on his radio and TV shows, unless they can shout louder than Hannity and have bribed directors not cut their mics before things get too truthful). Alas, the phone number leaked before the album could be released; dial those digits now and you are informed that it has been changed to an "unpublished number." The front page of the band's Web site (kidsagainstcombs.com) now refers to the album as The Album Formerly Known As Sean Hannity's Phone Number ... Currently Sean Hannity is a Democracy Subverting Douche Bag (the group cites "unforeseen legal circumstances" as the reason for the change, though laws haven't slowed down anti-abortion extremists who like to publicize "abortion doctor" phone numbers and addresses). The album will still contain an "open letter" diatribe against Hannity. Even though it was derailed, it's still the best publicity stunt of the year. Meanwhile, Alan Colmes has been offering his home, work and cell phone numbers to anyone who wants them. Unfortunately, the most common response to the offer has been "Who's Alan Colmes?"

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Weezer Gets Grim

With their last single, "Beverly Hills," Weezer seemed to be satisfied with becoming the new Smash Mouth, pumping out awful novelty songs that even The Offspring would call "too gimmicky." But from a video standpoint, the band still apparently has a little juice left in the tank. A video for Weezer's upcoming single, "We Are All On Drugs," uses footage from '80s Metal band Grim Reaper's leather and, uh, wolfpeople music video for their '85 song, "Fear No Evil." The Grim Reaper footage is used verbatim -- the only tinkering is reportedly some special effects to make it look like the singer is singing Rivers Cuomo's lyrics and a guitar solo is matched to the Weezer solo. According to mtv.com, the band's U.S. label, Geffen, said the clip will not be used in the states (another video is to be shot for us clueless peons), but will make it to the international market. Guess Happy Days, The Muppets and Playboy bunnies are America-safe, but a Heavy Metal parody would just fly over all of our heads. Me like Fozzie Bear!

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Shady Speculation

The Hip Hop retirement home is going to have to start adding on a new wing it appears. After making gazillions of dollars, exploiting his child by putting her in every other music video he's made (has no one heard of the Lindberg baby?), somehow convincing people he could act by portraying a hollow mannequin in the horrendous 8 Mile and perhaps sending Hip Hop down the path of Blues and Funk (i.e., white people ultimately ruined Blues and Funk), a report in the Detroit Free Press says Eminem will call it quits after his current tour ends in mid-September. News reports suggest the superstar will go the Dr. Dre route and focus solely on producing and writing for other artists.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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