Bri Blahg… Boss Has Senior Moment… Kanye Invited This Time… Music News Round Up 11/16/09

16 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Grizzly Bear In Bus Wreck. They’re Fine

The accident in Germany did force them to miss a gig in Munich with Wilco. Thank God though, everyone is fine.

Bruce Says Hey Ohio… In Michigan

Thanks to Spinal Tap Ohio seems to be the default location for musicians who can’t remember where they are. Friday Bruce Springsteen made several Buckeye State references during a show in…. Auburn Hills, Michigan. We’re based in Columbus so I can tell you that Ohio references in Michigan this close to the Ohio State/Michigan game is a gaffe you don’t want to make.

Bonus Coverage. Here it is:

Kanye Resurfaces In London

I’ll assume Jay Z and Beyonce knew he was coming.

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Bri Blahg….. Who For Super Bowl… Music News Round Up 11/13/09

13 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

The Who For Super Bowl Halftime?

That’s what Billboard is reporting.

Bonus Coverage. I suppose it’ll be ok, but nothing like this:

Liam Says It Was A Guitar Smash Up

Noel leaving Oasis was brought on by the brothers Gallagher taking turns abusing guitars if you must know. So says Liam anyway.

Blink’s Barker Talks Solo Record

Quite a year for him…. Nearly killed in a plane crash with his best friend, reunites with his band, and then that same friend dies from a drug overdose. Through all that Blink 182’s Travis Barker says he has a solo record coming.

New Order Spin Off Cancels Tour

Visa issues are keeping Bad Lieutenant home.

Wilco/Beck And More To Cover Skip Spence

This should be interesting…. A various artists cover of Skip Spence’s “Oar” album. The one time Moby Grape and Jefferson Airplane member dropped that record in 1969… It’s quite bizarre.

Bonus Coverage. “Oar”:

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more about “untitled“, posted with vodpod

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Bri Blahg… Kill Hannah Has Van, Trailer, Gear Stolen

12 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

I just received this from the Kill Hannah camp. I hate hearing stories like this. Bands work too damn hard to lose all their stuff. Mae was hit at the same hotel a week ago.

TOUR VAN STOLEN IN PHILADELPHIA / REMAINING DATES CANCELLED
KILL HANNAH
TOUR VAN STOLEN IN PHILADELPHIA

REMAINING U.S. FALL TOUR DATES CANCELED

SEVENTH ANNUAL “NEW HEART FOR XMAS” SHOWS
STILL SET FOR CHICAGO THIS DECEMBER

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Bri Blahg… Looking For Work?

12 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Bri Blahg… Aerosmith Stop Doing Stones, Start Doing Tap… Slash Does Himself With Fergie… Music News Round Up 10/12/09

12 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Up Next, Jazz Odyssey And Puppet Show

If a band hangs around long enough, they’ll do every scene in This Is Spinal Tap. Steven Tyler jumping up to do “Walk This Way” with The Joe Perry Project was Aerosmith’s take on Nigel Tufnel rejoining The Tap after “Sex Farm” reached number 5 in Japan. Unlike the movie though, Perry tells Billboard it doesn’t mean Tyler is back in the band.

Bonus Coverage. It just never gets old:

More Bonus Coverage. The last time for Perry and Tyler? Ok probably not.

Lips Get Naked In New Video

And not just a little. Spin was there.

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Bri Blahg… Steven Tyler More Conflicted Than A Teen Girl, Stooges Destroy, Phish To Usher In Several New Years… Music News Round Up 11/11/09

11 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Before We Get Into The Serious Stuff…

Did you know there was a band called Metallagher? Yeah me neither. They smash watermelons and play Metallica covers. How did I miss this?

Perry Takes To Twitter, Says Aerosmith Will Continue

They’re replacing Steven Tyler he says. Good luck with that. Perhaps they need to have a band meeting because Joey Kramer seems to be out of the loop.

Bonus Coverage. Then again, over on the Velvet Rope they’re saying Tyler appeared at last night’s Joe Perry Project show:

I may just have to shut up about all this. I feel like I’m being played. Wouldn’t be the first time.

Stooges Play First Show With Williamson

Retired computer engineer James Williamson is once again, after 30 some odd years, the guitar player in The Stooges. The band played their first gig over the weekend in Brazil.

Bonus Coverage. “Search And Destroy!” And don’t bother complaining about Iggy having his shirt off, he doesn’t give a shit what you think.

My Morning Jacket On American Dad

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My Morning Jacket On "American Dad"

 

I’ve never gotten into the show for whatever reason though I’m a big Family Guy…. guy. Perhaps I’ll have to check it out.

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Bri Blahg… Them Crooked Vultures Hammer The Clods

10 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Them Crooked Vultures debut drops November 17

A couple of decades back the old Polydor record label signed a band called Kingdom Come. When clever FM dj’s of the day played Kingdom Come’s single “Get It On” they sometimes wouldn’t say who the band was, or broadly hint that it was Led Zeppelin in disguise. The phones would ring off the wall. “Dude was that new Led Zepp?” Listening to the song now it all seems ridiculous. Yes they sounded like Led Zeppelin, but only in a two-dimensional, cardboard cutout way. What they lacked of course were chops, good songs, and any sense of mystery and magic. They were a cheap tribute band body snatching wasteoids who never left the parking lot of life’s proverbial War Memorial Coliseum.

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