Heading to a gig in Bloomington, Ind., Indie Rock band
Here We Go Magic saw a familiar looking man on the side of the road
holding up a sign and wearing a hat with the words “Scum of the Earth”
who looked a lot like Indie film legend John Waters. After some debate, they turned
around and, sure enough, it was him.
Two contemporary music stars have been cast as two legendary ones in a pair of recently announced projects. The L.A. Times reports that Andre 3000 of Outkast will finally portray iconic Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the biopic All Is by My Side.
A couple of dubious claims were recently made about two very different Pop stars not taking jobs that could have altered the course of history. Singer Tom Jones told The Guardian
he lost the role of James Bond to Sean Connery because he was already
The trend of cool, new bands naming their groups something
so generic and random it’s impossible to Google is all well and good,
but can we at least all agree that if you give your band such a moniker,
you cannot bitch about other people using the same phrase or word to
Should Cleveland be offended that almost every major act
being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend had at
least one no show? The Ohio city is supposed to get the induction
ceremony every three years now, but given how many honorees played hooky
this year, should the Rock Hall be thinking of, say, taking their
talents to South Beach?
In March, according to Rolling Stone,
Jack White celebrated his label Third Man Records’ third anniversary by
giving away all of the label’s “Blue Series” singles on an “easy to play
but impossible to hear” vinyl record designed to be “played” at 3 rpm.
An all-female Punk group in Russia has been jailed for protesting recently reelected president Vladimir Putin. According to The Guardian,
members of Pussy Riot were arrested after performing a guerilla gig on
the eve of election day at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral,
debuting the song, “Holy Shit”
The radio show hosted by former drug addict and defiler of
the sanctity of marriage (thrice divorced, so far!) Rush Limbaugh might
be loaded with a lot of dead air soon, and not just because advertisers
are fleeing the program like passengers on the Titanic.
Fans of East Coast Hip Hop institution the Wu Tang Clan
probably once never imagined that Method Man and Redman would become
deodorant pitchmen one day, so maybe the announcement that their fellow
Wu-man GZA is set to lecture at esteemed universities like MIT and
Cornell this spring about — what else? — physics isn’t a huge shocker.
Piano man Billy Joel and Gangsta Rap icon Tupac Shakur
finally have something in common. No, Joel hasn’t gotten a big “Thug
Life” tattoo inked across his ample abdominal area. Instead, Shakur’s
music is being used — Movin’ Out-style — as the basis for a planned Broadway musical from Tony nominee Kenny Leon.
Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl showed again why you
should be psyched about the half-hour Rock band comedy he’s developing
for FX. After comments at the Grammys about music being about human
passion and not “what goes on in a computer,” the hirsute rocker was
President Obama’s “2012 Election Playlist” was posted
recently on Spotify (credited to Obama and his young campaign staffers). There are
songs by James Taylor and Springsteen, plus his new karaoke jam “Let’s
Stay Together,” but there is a suspiciously large number of Country
songs (Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band).