Entries Tagged as 'gossip'

Alex Turner’s Mic-dropping Brit Awards Speech

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Alex Turner’s Mic-dropping Brit Awards Speech

Arctic Monkeys racked up again at the Brit Awards this year, taking home Best British Group for the fourth time and its well-deserved third Best British Album for AM. Lead singer Alex Turner used the occasion to drop an irony-laced speech that was a winking piss-take on the “state” of rock ‘n roll. Reactions have […]

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Prince is Crazy, Contradicts Himself, Previews New 3rdEyeGirl Song

January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off on Prince is Crazy, Contradicts Himself, Previews New 3rdEyeGirl Song

To paraphrase Walt Whitman: Does Prince contradict himself? Very well, then. He is large, and he contains multitudes. Earlier today, The New York Times reported that two weeks ago Prince Rogers Nelson filed a lawsuit — well, his lawyers did on his behalf, anyway — against 22 bootleggers who allegedly posted unauthorized recordings of his […]

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Fiona Apple Tosses Heckler, Plays New Song

October 7th, 2013 · Comments Off on Fiona Apple Tosses Heckler, Plays New Song

Come on, people. You know Fiona Apple is very sensitive. She does not have thick enough skin for heckling, especially when it’s about her appearance. I have to admit I thought something was amiss when I saw her last September. She looked way too gaunt, but I know better than to yell my thoughts at […]

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Dave Grohl Publicist “Won’t deny” Nirvana Reunion with Paul McCartney on Vocals

December 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Dave Grohl Publicist “Won’t deny” Nirvana Reunion with Paul McCartney on Vocals

Photo swiped from Stereogum because it is awesome. Also, the file name is “Macvana.” I’m not sure what to make of the news that “Nirvana” will reunite tonight with Paul McCartney for the Hurricane Sandy Benefit. Are Dave Grohl and Kist Novaselic just taking the piss for hype’s sake? Or is Sir Paul going to […]

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Rumor Mill: Blur to release new single for Record Store Day

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rumor Mill: Blur to release new single for Record Store Day

My wallet is certainly happy that I have a conflict with attending Record Store Day on April 17th, but now that a new Blur single might be in the mix I could be in trouble. Granted, the source is The Sun, so take this with the appropriate amount of salt, but Blur has reportedly regrouped […]

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Velvet Underground hang out at NY Public Library

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Velvet Underground hang out at NY Public Library

The three members of the influential 1960s rock band talked about their association with pop artist Andy Warhol in a program called “The Art and Soul of the Velvet Underground.” John Cale, who played bass and viola with the band, was not present at the Tuesday evening reunion. (via @stereogab)

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Beck swoops in and finishes the fight

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

My favorite piece of news in the past week is Beck’s musical response to that clueless buffoon from The Fiery Furnaces, who tried to insult Radiohead, blog-style, but missed the point completely. And in attempting to cover his ass retroactively, took a swipe at Beck. Well, Radiohead, in their lofty chairs of utter superiority, ignored […]

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Amy Winehouse joins The Specials on stage at V Festival

August 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Amy Winehouse joins The Specials on stage at V Festival

Amy Winehouse came out of her semi-permanent vacation in Saint Lucia to perform with the reunited Specials at the V Festival this past weekend. She sang on “You’re Wondering Now” and “Ghost Town” alongside Terry Hall, looking rather sober and surprisingly focused. It was her first public performance in almost a year. Back on track? […]

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The Verve steady as she implodes

August 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Verve steady as she implodes

As with any reunion, The Verve’s motives had to be viewed with a few extra grains of salt. This is a band that has notoriously imploded multiple times. So, anyone who didn’t see the dollar signs flashing behind them when they reformed in 2007 just didn’t want to. With news that The Verve has once […]

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Blur: no plans to continue

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blur: no plans to continue

Though it could easily be another one of Alex James’ coy, pot-stirring sound bites, the legendary louche/bassist of Blur has announced that the band has no plans whatsoever to continue, following its triumphant return to the summer festival circuit. Blur stormed back from self-exile with a string of high profile concerts to celebrate its reunion […]

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Courtney Love prevented from digging bigger Hole

July 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Courtney Love prevented from digging bigger Hole

It’s no secret that Courtney Love is a conniving opportunistic freak. So, it’s good to see little things like the law preventing her from reneging on a contract. Back in 2002 when Hole officially disbanded, Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson signed an agreement stating that Hole could not exist unless both persons were involved. Well, […]

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Blur ponders US dates, preps comp

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blur ponders US dates, preps comp

With all the activity in the Blur camp, fans on this side of the pond have been wondering if they’ll get a taste of the action. Rumors are pointing to some US dates later this year. To coincide with the live shows, the band’s label is prepping a compilation for those who might have missed […]

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New Pixies album June 15th? (No)

April 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Word of a possible new Pixies album is spreading. The PR firm, Artists In Residence, had a splash page up yesterday, which announced that pre-orders will be taken for something called Minotaur by the Pixies beginning June 15th. This is a reputable firm, so it’s likely that this is legit. Whether this is a full-length […]

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Nobody sings on all souls day

April 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I have found no band to fill the void left by Unwound. I can’t believe they’ve been broken up for seven years. This clip is of “All Souls Day” off their second album (technically, their third if you count that self-titled Honey Bear release) New Plastic Ideas; no idea when this footage was recorded, but […]

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Mark Ronson called in to save Amy Winehouse album

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Mark Ronson called in to save Amy Winehouse album

Even though he’s busy in the studio helping Duran Duran clear the memory banks of its ill-fated Timbaland-produced album, Red Carpet Massacre, Mark Ronson has been summoned by Island Records executives to save Amy Winehouse from death by reggae. Evidently, upon hearing Ms. Winehouse’s demos for her follow-up to the monstrously successful Back to Black, […]

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Perez vs. Lily

February 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Celebrity fighting has infiltrated the micro-blogosphere. Gasp! A Twitter war broke out yesterday between fat, talentless gossip hag Perez Hilton and mouthy British pop singer Lily Allen, who’s newest record hit stores last week. I suppose my bias is transparent. Poor miss Allen was reduced to trading barbs with Hilton, having had her goat gotten […]

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Plant jokes off inevitable Zeppelin questions post-Grammys

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Plant jokes off inevitable Zeppelin questions post-Grammys

Of course, after his multiple Grammy wins with Alison Krauss, Robert Plant was asked about that badly beaten horse, the Led Zeppelin reunion rumors. His response was classic: "How old are you, man?" Plant responded. "Because you look older than me. You try to do ‘Communication Breakdown’ in these pants." I take that as a […]

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How much will the Pavement reunion cost?

January 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

As we noted earlier this week, Pavement might reunite. I’m kind of meh on the news. Pavement is not exactly at the top of my drop-everything-and-run list for reunion pipe-dreams. I was a ho-hum Pavement fan in college, saw them live a few times, and enjoyed a select few of its records. I understand that […]

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Looking like Blondie again

January 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Ok, so I realize that TMZ is pretty much a symbol of our declining civilization, but I subscribe to the feed as a guilty pleasure. Sometimes, there’s something (sort of)worth a look, like this Debbie Harry year-by-year comparison from the past three years: Back in the day, Debbie Harry was easily one of the hottest […]

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Let Led Zeppelin die

January 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Let Led Zeppelin die

I can barely bring myself to comment on this it’s so disheartening. The Led Zeppelin rumor mill is one of the most prolific and fickle gossip topics to infect every news feeder imaginable. The back and forth over whether the band would ever play again was beaten into the ground in 2007 but eventually came […]

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