Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up: Thursday August 27, 2009

27 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

You knew this was coming. Live Leak has the proof! Michael Jackson…. ALIVE:

Spin is reporting on the return of Wolfmother… Now with all new, not the old guys. Judging from the photos in the article, Andrew Stockdale hired his hair dopplegangers. Bonus! One of the new Wolfmothers looks like a Geico Caveman:

Rolling Stone has a review of Them Crooked Vultures opening for Arctic Monkeys. Josh Homme of the Vultures/Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal produced the Monkey’s latest “Humbug.” Brave of the Arctic Monkeys to let them open don’t you think?

Many years ago we had Ray Manzarek on a radio show I was producing. I gotta be honest, he came across as kind of a tool to me. He knew what the people wanted though, and talked about The Doors incessantly. In recent years he’s made his living flogging the dead horse with The Fake Doors starring Ian Astbury of The Cult as Jim Morrison, and a never ending pig pile of material from the archives. The latest is a six disc set. Anything to keep Ray from having to do dip shit poetry shows I guess:

?uestlove has produced a track for Al Jarreau. In the late 70’s and early 80’s Jarreau was all over the radio like cocaine on a Hollywood coffee table.

Kanye, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Drake are all on this track for an upcoming film on Lebron James. Now we know who can get all those guys together.

Meanwhile I read in the latest Rolling Stone (the one breathlessly reporting on the break up of The Beatles) that Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth” has been pushed back again until November. Speculation is the tepid response to the rock oriented singles Wayne had already released is forcing the endless delays. My guess is, when it appears, it’ll mostly be a hip hop record.

Passengers on upcoming Virgin Atlantic Fights can pass the time listening to Chris Cornell’s disastrous album “Scream” The album had a profound affect on this passenger:

Want to meet Kiss on their upcoming tour? Well my friends you don’t need to skank your way through the road crew to get to Gene, Paul, and the other two guys. Yup, if there’s one thing Gene loves more than groupie love, it’s your money.

Life is good for Ryan Adams since he sobered up. For God sakes he married Mandy Moore. Since putting out ten albums a year doesn’t keep him busy enough, Adams is now a video game columnist too.

Guinness is the sponsor, thus Muslims are banned from Malaysian Black Eyed Peas concert. Money quote: “everyone else can go and have fun.” Good to know.

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