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… 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… Punches, Divorces, and Bad Wigs. Music News Round Up 10/15/09

15 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

WTF?

Some guy punched Leona Lewis during a UK book signing. Why? Not sure.

Oh My God You Guys

Avril Lavigne has filed for divorce. Isn’t she like 15?

Bonus Coverage. She’s petitioned the court to deny her estranged husband spousal support. That’s ok he doesn’t need the money, he’s in Sum 41. Oh that’s cold Avril.

More bonus coverage. Here’s something to ponder…. Who’s the bigger Canadian music star now? Avril or Anvil?

Bizarro Chart

Some clown named Michael Buble is Number 1. Good for him. Number 2? Kiss! Say what you will, but for some bands the Wal-Mart exclusive is career Viagra. The entire Billboard 200 is here. If you dig down far enough you can find out how much people don’t give a shit about Scarlett Johansson as a singer.

But What About Chris Gaines?!

Garth Brooks says he’s putting on his cowgirdle, and coming out of retirement.

Bonus Coverage. My theory is he’s waited this long to give the public time to forget about Chris Gaines. Think again pardner:

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Bri Blahg… “Kiss Piss.” It Just Rolls Off The Tongue Doesn’t It. Music News Round Up 10/9/09

9 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Lady Gaga Wants You To Buy Her Debut Again For The First Time

It does have eight new tracks if you’re into that sort of thing.

Bonus Coverage. Lady Gaga pre-fame. If I were a girl I would say she looked like that one chick on your dorm floor who would get really drunk and sleep with your boyfriend then deny it the next day in the dining hall:

There’s A Gene Simmons In Depends Joke In Here Somewhere, But I’m Too Lazy To Find It

Rolling Stone reports on the arrest of a Kiss concert goer. He’s been accused of pissing on someone during the show. Don’t give Gene any ideas. You think he’s above bottling his urine and marketing it as “Kiss Piss?” No he is not.

Can I Buy Tickets For The Oasis Reunion Tour Yet?

Do you really believe Oasis are done? Yeah me neither. Anyway here’s what Liam says he’s doing next.

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Bri Blahg… Dylan Sells Out To Bankers, Diddy Is The Banker, Kanye Does The Chicken Fit. Music News Round Up 9/30/09

30 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Dude Palo Alto ’73

You ever heard of Wolfgang’s Vault? Nah me neither. If you’re a hardcore Dead Head you probably have. With legal issues straightened out a trove of good (Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ramones, etc) bad (Chicago, Hall and Oates) and Weird (Twisted Sister?) are hitting the virtual market.

Bonus Coverage. I’ll be honest, up until a couple of years ago I wasn’t much for The Dead. Then I saw Phil Lesh at Bonnaroo (no there were no drugs) and something clicked. Am I hardcore? No I wouldn’t say that, but I’m digging the stuff I bought for the Ipod… The Skull and Bones record etc. One of my favorites is their take on Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried”:

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Bri Blahg… Frilly Sleeves, Snake Handlers, and The Case Of The Missing $199. Music News Round Up 9/29/09

29 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Is Thom Yorke Funky? We’re About To Find Out

Billboard says Flea has been enlisted to play in The Radiohead man’s solo band. First gigs are next week in LA.

The Quest For The Holy Umlaut

Jack Black and Ozzy are among the stars in an upcoming metal based video game. Also appearing, Lemmy and Rob Halford from Judas Priest.

Bonus Coverage. Have you ever seen Rob Halford pre bondage motorcycle gear? Now you have:

Nice sleeves right?

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Bri Blahg: Pavement Reuniting! Kanye, Coldplay Pay, Blah Blah Blah Pavement Reuniting! Music News Round Up 9/16/09

16 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Pavement Are Reuniting? Yes!

That’s what Brooklyn Vegan says. Hard to believe they split a decade ago already.

Bonus Coverage. Pavement’s Cut Your Hair… Yes it was their biggest “hit.” It’s also a corker:

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