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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Bri Blahg… Biscuits Alive, Jacko Still Dead, Lady Gaga Bald… Music News Round Up 10/30/09

30 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Foo Fighters Plan Weekend Facebook Gig, People You Haven’t Thought Of In Years Will Watch

Details here on what I believe is Facebook’s first online concert.

Biscuits Alive?

Yesterday it was reported here, and everywhere that Chuck Biscuits had died. Throat cancer said the reports. Turns out it was a hoax. I don’t think the legendary Circle Jerks, Black Flag, DOA, Social Distortion and Danzig drummer had anything to do with it, but we have much yet to learn.

Bonus Coverage. Let’s celebrate life!

Ledger Directed Video Surfaces

Before his death Heath Ledger helmed a clip for Aussie rapper N’fa.

Bonus Coverage:

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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: 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:

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Bri Blahg… Music News Round Up: Wednesday August 26, 2009

26 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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Kings Of Leon @ Lollapalooza by Gary Orr

The Kings Of Leon are prepping a live DVD and remix album for the fall. Justin Timberlake, Lykke Li, and Mark Ronson will be among the contributors. Hmmm. I guess I’ll wait to hear them. Well, except for the contribution from Linkin Park. I’m pretty sure that’ll suck.

Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy guested on three songs at last night’s Nine Inch Nails show. Kanye was there.

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Bri Blahg… News Round Up Wednesday August 12, 2009

12 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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photo by: Brian Phillips

Say what you will about Phish, their comeback has been going gang busters. Now their first new album in five years has a release date.

Does God hate Aerosmith?

Jacko update: Let the profiteering begin.

Rapper C-Murder going down for A-Murder. Well at least he still has his street cred.

Ron Wood joined Pearl Jam on stage in the UK last night.

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Bri Blahg… 8/5 Music News Round Up

5 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@brianblahg)

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Them Crooked Vultures

John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and Josh Homme have a band. They’ll debut this weekend in Chicago says Billboard. I’ve always admired how Jones and Robert Plant have sought out musical adventures in their post Led Zeppelin years. It would be easy to just do the same stuff over and over again like Jimmy Page. Save your hate mail until after you listen to Coverdale-Page and The Firm. Yeah see. You know I’m right.

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