Bri Blahg… Kanye Stabs Self, U2ube, There’s A Pearl Jam App For That… Music News Round Up 10/20/09

20 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Okay…….

Kanye West briefly posted a disturbing Spike Jonze directed short yesterday, and then took it down.

Bonus Coverage. Obviously we don’t have the video, so instead enjoy this instructional film:

Who Says You Tube Doesn’t Have Any Money

This weekend You Tube will stream U2’s Rose Bowl show free. Who wants to take bets on their server crashing.

Pearl Jam Bootleg App

Bootleg is a strong word since the band has teamed with Verizon for the new Blackberry do-hicky. You’ll get three live tracks from every remaining show on the tour.

Abbey Road Comes To Rock Band

I don’t know… Abbey Road is so great I pretty much just want to listen to it.

Eminem Track Reminds That Fame Is Fleeting

The left over from Relapse has references to Misha Barton, Tara Reid, and Rosie O’Donnell. You might as well rap about “Friends” or something.

By God, Our Drummer Only Has One Arm

Def Leppard has canceled their upcoming tour. Why is that important? Well for one thing I wanted to see opening band Cheap Trick… For another….. Nope that’s pretty much it.

Bonus Coverage. New Cheap Trick! “Sick Men Of Europe:”

Reznor Marries

Trent Reznor has never struck me as the marrying type. Then again if you take a look at his wife you’ll understand why he took the plunge.

Pixies Tap Openers

The Pixies are about to fire up another leg of their “Making Money We Should Have By Rights Made 20 Years Ago Tour.” Joining them will be No Age, Jay Reatard, Mew, and on a few dates the New Order off shoot Bad Lieutenant.

And For That Reatard Needs New Band

“Fuck them” Jay Reatard tweeted a couple of weeks back after his entire band walked out. He has a new cadre of punk rock mercenaries now.

Echo At The Mercury Lounge

Rolling Stone was there… and not many others. It’s a small joint. Barely room for the band and Ian Mac’s massive ego. I’m not complaining mind you. His self regard is crucial to Echo And The Bunnymen’s mystique. As far as I’m concerned he’s right, they are great!

Bonus Coverage. Amazing video from the show:

Oh Please

Check out this Ticketmaster page. It appears Guns N Roses will tour Canada early next year. Don’t ask me to explain what’s going on in Axl’s head. He releases a flop album over a year ago, doesn’t lift a finger to promote it, and then, out of the blue, decides on six Canadian shows in the dead of winter. Here’s a thought…. The Canadian dollar is worth more compared to our tattered green back than perhaps ever before. I’m not an economist so you’re left to ponder that on your own.

It Beats The County Fair Circuit

Former Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker is an odd bird… and we wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s announced a UK tour of Yoga and Aerobics classes.

Mika Miko Split

It seems to be for the healthiest of reasons though. It was just time to get on with life.

R.I.P. Mika Miko:

Madonna Sued By Neighbor, But Not For Her Raw Bacon Looking Arms

Too much noise says her upstairs neighbor.

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