Bri Blahg… New Spoon! J. Lo AMA Fail, Adam Lambert The Leather Liberace.. Music News Round Up 11/23/09

23 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Our Top Story… Not Crap

Listen, after you read the below you’ll understand why I had to lead with news of the new Spoon album and tour.

Bonus Coverage. Spoon waste not want not:

Yawn… American Music Awards… Yay Contrived Controversy

Adam Lambert has everyone frothing over his performance last night. I could give a shit. What was really off putting was that voice. I thought you had to at least be able to carry a tune to win American Idol. Speaking of that, Taylor Swift wins five.

Bonus Coverage. Adam Lambert being all coy:

More Bonus Coverage. Jennifer Lopez fell on her generous posterior during the show. Over at the industry bulletin board Velvet Rope they’re saying J. Lo’s tumble was excised from the West Coast Feed:

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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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Bri Blahg… Them Crooked Vultures To Drop Album, Lil Wayne To Drop Trow. Music News Round Up 10/22/09

22 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Them Crooked Vultures Ready To Drop Record

A single comes next week, the album on November 17th. This entire process has been handled perfectly. The band has avoided empty hype and just played shows.

There’s No Cough Syrup In Prison

In New York City they don’t fuck around when it comes to guns. Ask Plaxico Burress about that. Looking at hard time for his weapons rap it appears Lil Wayne is ready to plea out and do eight months. It’ll help his career I’m sure. If I were the prosecutor I would make a deal forcing Wayne to agree never to release “Rebirth.”

What, Bruce Wasn’t Available?

For opening the new Jets/Giants stadium the wish list of performers was probably two deep. Since Bruce couldn’t do it, it has to be  Bon Jovi. Stupid Jersey people.

Bonus Coverage. Best band from New Jersey that’s not Bruce? Smithereens!

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Bri Blahg: Music News Round Up For Tuesday September 1, 2009

1 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Rolling Stone leads with news Them Crooked Vultures have been added to the Austin City Limits bill. If you haven’t been paying attention, that’s the supergroup featuring Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

Sublime are going the Alice In Chains route, replacing a long dead singer and hitting the road. First up is The Smoke Out Festival hosted by Cheech And Chong. Your mileage may vary on Sublime playing a drug themed festival when their singer died from a drug overdose. Cheech and Chong got a lot of mileage out of those stoner movies they made back in the 70’s and 80’s. I love the cheesy announcer guy on this trailer:

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up: Monday August 31, 2009

31 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Travis Barker and DJ AM

Remember the plane crash that nearly claimed the life of Blink 182’s Travis Barker? Another survivor of that horrible accident was DJ AM. AM was found dead over the weekend. It appears drug related. Blink played a show just after learning the news with heavy hearts. I shouldn’t speculate, but psychologists say survivor guilt is very real. Not everyone lived through that plane crash.

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up Friday August 28, 2009

28 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

First of all… horray for Matt and Kim playing on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Along with Passion Pit, Matt and Kim are the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

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