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… Tyler In Trouble? Jacko’s Doctor Wants Paid, More Blackroc Leaks. Music News Round Up 11/18/09

18 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Aerosmith Fear For Tyler

As I suspected, band members are very concerned that their (former?) singer is using again. I’ll say this, the Toxic Twin is one passive-aggressive dude.

Jacko’s Alleged Doctor Feelgood Says He May Sue AEG

Doctor Conrad Murray says the producers of Michael Jackson’s ill fated “This Is It” Tour owe him 300 Large. I wonder if he’s on medication for his huge clanging balls.

More Blackroc Tracks Leaked

Pitchfork has the details. If you’re not up on this one…. it’s The Black Keys and a host of hip hop collaborators. The stuff I’ve heard is quite good.

How’s The Record Business Working Out For Ya?

It really isn’t news anymore. The old line record business is a hulking, smoldering wreck. Just ask the geniuses who bought up EMI. Don’t be confused though… Just because lumbering dinosaurs like EMI are sinking into the tar pits, doesn’t mean the music business as a whole is dead. Quite to the contrary, a new, more lucrative model for artists is emerging.

Bonus Coverage. This one goes out to you EMI:

Velvets To Appear At Library

Well it ain’t Max’s Kansas City, but it does sound interesting. Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule (he replaced John Cale) will be part of a panel discussion on the band and their music at The New York Public Library.

Bonus Coverage. $26 In My Hand:

Jay Z, Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Fund Fela Musical

I’m not much for musical theater myself, but this Broadway production about Nigerian Afro Beat legend Fela Kuti sounds interesting. Some big names financed the project.

“Teacher Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense:”

Faces To Tour Without Rod Stewart

Looks that way anyway. You need Rod Stewart for this don’t you?

New Brian Jonestown Massacre Coming? It Would Seem

You can sample “Who Killed Sgt. Pepper” here. It’s mind bending as you might expect.

Rogue Wave Finish New Record

The album, produced in Oxford, Mississippi with Dennis Herring will be out next March. If it’s as good as their last one I’m in. Good band.





Bri Blahg… Them Crooked Vultures Streaming, Wale Dropping, American Idiots Dancing… Music News Round Up 10/10/09

10 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Them Crooked Vultures Streaming Album

The debut drops one week from today, but the tracks have been individually placed on You Tube.

Bonus Coverage. Track 2 “Mind Eraser, No Chaser”:

Sure Beats Cats And Phantom

Green Day’s “American Idiot” is coming to Broadway.

Bonus Coverage. I guess I’m just a lousy Philistine because this just looks dumb to me:

In Related News, Coming Soon, The Kinks Choral Collection

And you can’t improve “Waterloo Sunset” with a choir either. It’s perfect the way it is. The good news is, some of the Kinks have been kicking around the studio with Ray Davies, but not brother Dave as yet.

Also Out Today

Wale and Dashboard Confessional highlight a slow release day. I predict the Wale record will do quite well.

Lil Wayne’s Bad Fall Keeps Getting Worse

Let’s see… he’s going to prison, can’t finish his record, and, over his objections Tha Carter documentary is coming.

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Bri Blahg… It’s All Smooth Jazz All The Time With Weezer and Kenny G. Music News Round Up 11/3/09

3 11 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Let’s Start With A Reason To Die In Your Sleep

Weezer with Kenny G?

New Releases From Weezer, Slayer, Nirvana Today

Check it out, and what the hell, be different, actually buy a stinking album instead of stealing it.

Site Selling Beatles Downloads, Shopping For Lawyers

I’m pretty sure they haven’t secured the rights… especially to sell them for a quarter a song.

Love Those Unintended Consequences

Just like narcotics, if people want illegal downloads, someone is going to pop up to fulfill their demand. A new study says the closure of Pirate Bay led to a 300 percent increase in….. wait for it….. illegal download sites.

It’s A Shitty Time To Be Lil Wayne

Last week it was the gun rap. Now he’s being sued.

Pearl Jam Raze Spectrum

The Spectrum in Philadelphia got a raucous send off Saturday courtesy Pearl Jam.

Bonus Coverage. Halloween Hijinx:

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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… My Bloody Hand, Billy Don’t Get That Vaccine, and RIP Chuck Biscuits. Music News Round Up 10/29/09

29 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

U2 Free Show Marks Berlin Wall Fall

20 years already eh. There’s a whole generation of self centered, poorly educated children that have no clue what this is all about. Put down your cell phone and get yourself up to speed.

Rock Band Who Coming?

I predict many broken video game “guitars” and bloody hands as dorks like me attempt to imitate our hero Pete Townshend.

Bonus Coverage. Damn I love The Who:

Nirvana Reading DVD/CD/LP Draws Near

November 3rd I become lighter in the wallet.

Bonus Coverage. “Blew.” Reading. 1992:

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Bri Blahg… See You At The Movies… Not. Music News Round Up 10/28/09

28 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

This Is It Premieres

The stars turned out in LA. Will I rush out and see it? During football season and The World Series? Not bloody likely.

Or I Could Go To The Killers Movie

Not bloody likely either.

Things Work Out For The Best Says John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones has broken his silence on the aborted Led Zeppelin reunion and says he’s much happier in Them Crooked Vultures regardless.

Bonus Coverage. Likely your last look at Led Zepp:

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