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Sandy Show Scores, Deadmau5 Tweetgagement & PSY Trouble

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The sometimes clunky 12.12.12 concert helps Sandy survivors, Dave Grohl's new movie and Paul McCartney's new album sales. Plus, Deadmau5 tweets a marriage proposal to Kat von D and PSY's career narrowly avoids implosion after "anti-American" lyrics mistranslated.   

Happy Hipmas!

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Pack your bags for a holiday retreat to the place where the dream of the 1990s and 1890s is alive. Portlandia might not return for Season Three until next month, but IFC has left a little gift in every hipster’s stocking with the holiday special, Winter in Portlandia.  

Yoko Cleared, National Outrage & Nirvana: The Musical?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Paul McCartney says we can all stop blaming The Beatles' breakup on Yoko Ono and start pointing fingers at Allen Klein, the song The National donated to the Obama campaign four years ago gets co-opted by a college pro-Romney group and court transcripts reveal that Courtney Love is at least considering a Broadway musical based on her late husband's music.   

Bunbury Rocks, Def Lep Rewinds and Macca/Boss Cut Short

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The first ever Bunbury Music Festival draws tens of thousands to Cincinnati's riverfront for three days of great times and even better music. Plus, Joe Elliott says Def Leppard will be joining iTunes soon finally — after the band re-records all of its old songs so they can receive all the profits — and one of the jerks responsible for pulling the plug on Bruce Springsteen/Paul McCartney defends the decision and jerkishly says it "added legend to the myth."  
by Mike Breen 04.16.2012
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This Date in Music History: April 16

Paul McCartney's 1973 network TV special and Ian MacKaye turns 50

On this day in 1973, Paul McCartney and Wings had their very own network TV special, James Paul McCartney. The variety/musical show was a bit cheeky and a bit sappy — in other words, pretty funny to watch now. Paul and Co. do a bunch a Beatles tunes and a bunch of Wings stuff, including the just released "Live and Let Die." Worth watching (or at least skipping through) if you were a fan of Sir Paul's kick-ass mullet, always wanted to hear a drunk Paul sing drinking songs in a crowded pub or wondered how "The Cute One" looks in a pink tuxedo and mustache. Paul's most recent adventures in visual entertainment contains a bit more star power:Click on for Born This Day with Dusty Springfield, Akon and Ian MacKaye.

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by Mike Breen 02.20.2012
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This Date In Music History: Feb. 20

Great White concert tragedy and Buffy Sainte-Marie's amazing journey

On this day in 2003, one of the deadliest concert/nightclub accidents ever occurred in West Warwick, RI, when pyrotechnics at the start of a show by ’80s rockers Great White sparked the flammable ceiling insulation and engulfed The Station club in less than six minutes. One hundred people died that night and more than 200 more were injured. It was one of the deadliest club fires in the U.S., but it increased awareness about concert safety, not unlike the 1979 Who concert in Cincinnati where 11 fans died in the crush to get into the venue. The Station tragedy is literally used as a worst case scenario example to train firefighters; the intense investigation also led to closer attention to safety procedures and crowd management in emergency situations. There's nothing worth the loss of those 100 Great White fans, but the lessons learned have probably saved many more.Pyrotechnics are still an old stand-by for many major touring acts at stadiums and coliseums; between fire codes, the insurance companies' interest and now technology, the pyro designers of the big Cincinnati shows by Paul McCartney (at Great American Ballpark) and Guns N Roses (at U.S. Bank Arena) last year proved that fans still love to watch shit blowin' up, as long as no one gets hurt. And those techs know their jobs as well as Paul and Axl know how to play, say, "Live and Let Die," the song during which both artists bring out the big booms. I wonder if they both use the same pyro guy, since the pyro routines are identical?Click the jump for "Born This Day" featuring video of a 1965 Buffy Sainte-Marie track sampled by Kanye West in 2004.

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Mope Rock, New Beatles and Prog

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The U.K., when not obsessing over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, is abuzz right now with rumors about Paul McCartney’s possible involvement in the next Olympic games, which come to London next summer. According to NME, Macca is being coy but hinted that the whispers might indeed be true — he and Ringo Starr will perform at the opening ceremonies with a “new” version of The Beatles.  

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Director Sam Taylor-Wood is going somewhere with her portrait of the young John Lennon

0 Comments · Thursday, October 14, 2010
Everyone knows John Lennon, the smart Beatle, the tough realist opposite the sunnier Paul McCartney in the famous songwriting partnership. But imagine his life before the fame and fortune, before he hooked up with his mates and took the world by storm. Conceptual artist and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood takes audiences back to the early nowhere days of Lennon (Aaron Johnson) as he chafes under the seemingly loveless rule of his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas). Grade: A-.  

June 2-8: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2010
If you were to believe 1980s stereotypes, college fraternities and sororities would be a bunch of mean rich kids adored by administrators even though they're total dicks to everyone else (you might also believe that red cars are cool and black men are scary). To reinforce that view last week Miami University put a third sorority on probation.  

Them Crooked Vultures, Paul McCartney, John Mayer, Wingdale Community Singers and We All Have Hooks for Hands

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Them Crooked Vultures aims to restore the luster to the supergroup in the new millennium. Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) are pretty potent new generation ringers on guitar and drums, but installing Led Zeppelin's iconic John Paul Jones in TCV’s bass-and-everything-else slot is audacious brilliance, resulting in a trio that effectively crosses Rock's modernity with its classicism.   

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