Bri Blahg… Slayer/Megadeth Party Like It’s 1991… Music News Round Up 11/17/09

17 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Slayer/Megadeth Announce “American Carnage”

The winter tour features blocks of $10.00 tickets to reflect what they call 1991 prices. Let that roll around in your skull for a moment. Yes concert tickets have gone up that much. Anyway kudos to them.

Bonus Coverage. Megadeth’s disturbing “99 Ways To Die.” Keep out of reach of children:

PIL’s Future? It’s Up To You.

John Lydon says Public Image Limited will record if their comeback tour is successful. Sounds fair.

The Best? Really? Seriously?

NME says The Strokes debut album is the best of the waning decade. It’s good, but the best?

Bonus Coverage. Let me just pull a random record out of my ass that I think is better:

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Cribs Announce Tour With Marr

I was under the impression The Cribs LA show with Johnny Marr was a one off. Not so fast!

Bonus Coverage. The Cribs latest with Johnny Marr in the band:

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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: Pavement, Devo, Flaming Lips And Weird Vending Machines. Music News Round Up 9/17/09

17 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pavement Reunion Official!

Brooklyn Vegan confirms. Tickets on sale for their New York show…. a full year in advance. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

Wayne Coyne On Colbert And We Have The Video!

Ok actually anyone can have the video as they don’t mind if you embed and all that stuff. I’ll go stand in the corner and think about my above flourish of empty hype.

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Bri Blahg… August 19th Music News Round Up

19 08 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

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The Cribs... Now With More Johnny Marr

I was gone a few days and the music news piled up a bit.

By hiring a kid to play drums in his band, Billy Corgan has assured himself he won’t get any back sass. Predictable.

Jay-Z has released the track list for his September album. Hard to believe this will be his 11th.

Rock Band Beatles will have 19 songs from which to choose.

Death Row Records is branching out into movies. The story of a ficticous pro basketball player who sees two bullets end his career sounds intriguing.

I’m sad to report record producer Jim Dickinson has died. He was 67. Dickinson produced a lot of great albums, and two sons who form the core of The North Mississippi All Stars. Dickinson worked with The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan, and lent his talents to personal favorites Big Star, The Replacements, Mudhoney, and Lucero.

Tommy Lee managed to burn himself so severely with sparklers that he’ll miss some shows. Brilliant.

Kiss has become the latest to sign a Wal Mart exclusive.

The first of the bands playing CMJ have been announced. My favorite of course is Pissed Jeans.

Katy Perry weighs in on the Lady Gaga is a man deal. Yawn.

Finally… Built To Spill announce details on their new album.

Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan you can hear a new track from The Cribs. There’s also a picture of the band with new member Johnny Marr. Guess he’s not in Modest Mouse anymore. At any rate The Cribs are worth your attention.