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… Axl Accused Of Ripping Off Germans, Who Gets More Women, Dave or Gene? Music News Round Up 10/7/09

7 10 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Now Is The Time On Sprockets When We Sue

Guns-N-Roses (Axl Rose Inc) and their record company have been slapped with a copyright suit. German electronic musician Ulrich Schnauss says two of his songs were lifted for “Chinese Democracy.” He wants $1,000,000. Manager Irving Azoff, one of music’s biggest pricks, says his camp vigorously contests. Me? Please don’t make me listen to German electronic music… or “Chinese Democracy” for that matter.

Bonus Coverage. Ulrich Schnauss sounds like a character on the classic TV show “Hogan’s Heroes.” Nothing’s funnier than a German prison camp.

Bon Bon Bon Auf Der Autobahn

Speaking of German electronic music, here come The Kraftwerk remasters.

Bonus Coverage. My gay, alcoholic high school German teacher used to play Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” for us. Hey you try teaching a bunch of creepy teenagers German with a hangover. That ate up a solid ten minutes of class time. If he was still drunk, he’d whip out the Nina Hagen.

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Bri Blahg… Jacko Could Heal Hitler And Other Offensive Eye Grabbing Headlines. Music News Round Up 9/25/09

25 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

AEG President Says Jacko Film Vindication

Come on man I surely don’t believe you killed Michael Jackson. Signing him for 50 shows? That’s just putting the gun to your own head and pulling the trigger. “This Is It,” the Zapruder Film of concert flicks got a press roll out in New York Thursday.

Just In Time For Jackson Film… Jacko’s Nazi Fixation

Michael Jackson told a Rabbi he could heal Hitler. It’s all in a new book taken from 30 hours of bizarre ramblings The King Of Pop had with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. I don’t need to read the stinking book now, there’s nothing in there that can top that.

Austin City Limits Set For Huge 35th Season

When we were in Austin for South By Southwest last March we walked by Austin City Limits’ new digs a few times. It looked quite impressive. Equally compelling is their upcoming season. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Them Crooked Vultures, Elvis Costello, and Willie Nelson head up the list.

Bonus Coverage. Rolling Stone has a profile on Merle Haggard I’m digging this week on my trips to the can. (I have to hide it because Megan Fox is on the cover and I don’t want folks getting the wrong idea.) He’s a true living giant of music. Here’s Merle several years ago on Austin City Limits:

More Bonus Coverage. Rolling Stone recently ran a stunning piece on former Cream drummer Ginger Baker. The Independent in Ireland ran the story as well, but there’s is a more fleshed out version. I had no idea Baker was such a loon…. A genius that’s true, but cream crackers nuts too. I highly recommend you read it.

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Bri Blahg… Stooges Yes, Kiss Yes, Genesis No… Music News Round Up 9/23/09

23 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Kiss, Peppers, Genesis Head Rock Hall Nominees

Longest shot? Probably Kiss, though in my opinion, their influence on what a rock show can be, is incalculable. That said I think the industry sorts holding those votes have always tended to look down their noses at Kiss. Yes Gene is an insufferable, money grubbing pervert. Yes Paul’s chest hair looks like John Holmes’ sex dungeon shag carpet. Sure Peter Criss couldn’t play. Of course their last great song was recorded in 1977. And my God they’ve treated the only true genius in the band Ace Frehley like garbage……. You know what, just induct Ace.

Also nominated…. Red Hot Chili Peppers (don’t ask me, I spent too many years playing them on the radio. If I never hear another Peppers song, that would be more than fine.) Genesis (yeah I guess you have to let them in, but it would be better in my mind to just induct Peter Gabriel for his far more worthwhile solo career. Phil Collins? Do you remember “Sussidio? The prosecution rests) Jimmy Cliff (yes absolutely), The Hollies (great pop band, who probably deserve more respect than they’ve enjoyed) and LL Cool J (“Mama Said Knock You Out” kicks ass, but I’m not sure his career as a whole has been that weighty, though I’ll listen to arguments)

Returning nominees include The Stooges. I’m not saying another word. I’m on record everywhere as saying The Stooges should not only be in, but have their own building out back. Iggy could live there and we could visit. Instead I give you Bonus Coverage:

Yes, “the kids” do seem to enjoy it.

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Bri Blahg… Gibbard And Deschanel Marry. Winehouse Gets Adults To Give Her Money. Music News Round Up 9/21/09

21 09 2009

Ladies And Gentlemen Mr. and Mrs. Emo

Congratulations to the The Gibbards, Ben and Zooey. I hope they’re honeymooning on a Caribbean Cruise. I don’t know why I just think it’s funny imagining Ben Gibbard on a cruise.

Ladies And Gentlemen... The Gibbards!

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Bri Blahg: Kanye On The Cross. Music News Round Up 9/15/09

15 09 2009

Jay Leno Gives Kanye West Time Out

The Jay Leno Show premiered last night on NBC and, yay for Leno, he gets his mitts on Kanye West before he can be nailed to the cross on Oprah. I don’t know about you, but this sort of celebrity sin and contrition hoo haw got old a long time ago. Dull, dull, dull. If I’m Taylor Swift I just ignore him. Kanye is such a diva that it’s the one thing he won’t be able to take.

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Bonus Coverage: President calls Kanye a jackass! I think history has been made here people. Not since Warren G. Harding referred to Al Jolson as a “scaliwag” has a sitting president come out so strongly against one of his day’s biggest celebrities. Let’s see if all those mouth foaming “birthers” are going to welcome Kanye West into the movement.

Birther: “He called you a jackass and he was born in Kenya! Join us!”

More Bonus Coverage: Holy shit I can’t take much more. The View  snapped up Taylor Swift this morning.

Kayne’s biggest concern may no longer be the President’s opinion, but rather 10,000 pitchfork wielding housefraus showing up at his crib. Damn!

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Bri Blahg… 9/3 News Round Up: Only The Stones Remain

3 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Before I Crap On Everything, Here’s Something Good

I don’t mean to be such downer, I’ve just been involved in the music business for way to stinking long I think. To show that I’m not incapable of finding something to say nice things about, here’s St. Vincent on Jimmy Kimmel last night. This is a wonderfully disorienting song for a late night talk show don’t you think?

Bonus! Our SXSW Confab With St. Vincent

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