Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CONDOMAN: A hero for the ages!


MEET CONDOMAN: COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO ADVOCATES SAFE SEX TO AUSTRALIA’S ABORIGINAL YOUTH
Condoman

That’s pretty much the long and short of it! (zing)

JOHNNY CASH POSTAGE STAMP


JOHNNY CASH POSTAGE STAMP TO BE RELEASED THIS YEAR


The United States Postal Service will be issuing a Johnny Cash stamp later this year as part of its new “Music Icons” series. The stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez which appeared on the cover of the album Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.
Makes me want to start writing letters again
.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chrissie Hynde’s advice to chick rockers

Chrissie Hynde’s advice to chick rockers  


From Sire Records’ promo for The Pretenders’ album Last of the Independents.

Frontman supreme: Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner of The Ohio Players has died

Frontman supreme: Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner of The Ohio Players has died

 

Sugarfoot, top row second from left.

Leroy Bonner, AKA Sugarfoot, lead singer of The Ohio Players died this past weekend.
Sugarfoot’s family announced on Facebook:

The Mars Volta Break Up

The Mars Volta Break Up

'I tried my hardest to keep it going,' Cedric Bixler Zavala says


 
 

Dan Griffiths/Photoshot/Getty Images

Tina Turner Seeking Swiss Citizenship

Tina Turner Seeking Swiss Citizenship

Rep says singer will give up U.S. citizenship


 


Tina Turner attends an Armani fashion show.
ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Hundreds Die in Brazilian Nightclub Fire

Hundreds Die in Brazilian Nightclub Fire

Blaze reportedly started by band's pyrotechnics


 
Firefighters try to put out the nightclub fire.
Germano Roratto/AFP/Getty Images

Coachella 2013 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Blur, Stone Roses

Coachella 2013 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Blur, Stone Roses

Festival bill also features Lou Reed, Postal Service, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and New Order


 


Damon Albarn of Blur, Thomas Mars of Phoenix and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Q&A: David Bowie Guitarist Earl Slick on Secret New Album Sessions

Q&A: David Bowie Guitarist Earl Slick on Secret New Album Sessions

'There's some rockers on there,' says Bowie's longtime collaborator




David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick

Black Flag Reunites (Without Frontman Henry Rollins)

Black Flag Reunites (Without Frontman Henry Rollins)          

Legendary punk band Black Flag are reuniting for their first UK gig in 27 years, but without their iconic frontman Henry Rollins.

When heroes stumble: Lou Reed’s perfectly awful rap song

When heroes stumble: Lou Reed’s perfectly awful rap song

 


The Guardian’s website has an amusing article on the five worst rap songs ever, of which I’ve chosen one to ruin your day. Sadly, it’s from one of my heroes: Lou Reed.

Warhol’s ‘Get Smart’ art for TV Guide

Warhol’s ‘Get Smart’ art for TV Guide   


TV guide commissioned Andy Warhol to design a cover and a series of fashion pages with Get Smart star Barbara Feldon

A nitty gritty and poetic documentary on the Mississippi blues

A nitty gritty and poetic documentary on the Mississippi blues

 


In 1983, French director Bertrand Tavernier took a road trip through the American south. Along for the ride was veteran film maker Robert Parrish

Kid band does killer punk version of Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry Cherry’

Kid band does killer punk version of Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry Cherry’

 


Happy birthday Neil Diamond!

Boobs not bombs: The first ever computer art was made possible by the Cold War

Boobs not bombs: The first ever computer art was made possible by the Cold War… & it was a girly pic

 


Are you actually surprised?
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Toyota Game Day Teaser.

Toyota Game Day Teaser.

And now for a commercial break!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: WHEN BOWIE MET LULU



THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: WHEN BOWIE MET LULU
01.23.2013
04:25 pm

Topics:
Music

Tags:
David Bowie
Lulu


By the time she was just 25, irrepressible Scottish songstress Lulu was already a firmly established member of the British “light entertainment” pantheon, having come to fame in the early 60s with her cover of “Shout!” and presenting many a “family friendly” TV variety series.

A SURREALISTIC VIDEO FOR ‘BRAIN POLICE’ DIRECTED BY ZAPPA COLLABORATOR ED SEEMAN


A SURREALISTIC VIDEO FOR ‘BRAIN POLICE’ DIRECTED BY ZAPPA COLLABORATOR ED SEEMAN
01.23.2013
02:23 pm

Topics:
Movies
Music

Tags:
Zappa
Ed Seeman
Uncle Meat


Animator and experimental film maker Ed Seeman worked closely with Frank Zappa in the late ‘60s on a film called Uncle Meat. Over 14 hours of footage was shot for the project but it never came to completion. Zappa purchased Seeman’s share of the film and basically shelved it. A documentary about the making of Uncle Meat was released by Zappa on VHS in 1987 and is highly collectible. It has never been released on DVD.

‘BURY ME WITH MY BOOTS ON’: SID VICIOUS’S DEATH WISH


‘BURY ME WITH MY BOOTS ON’: SID VICIOUS’S DEATH WISH

HOT HOT HOT!!! A MAKE-UP SESSION WITH THE CURE


HOT HOT HOT!!! A MAKE-UP SESSION WITH THE CURE
01.22.2013
01:46 pm

Topics:
Fashion
Music

Tags:
The Cure
Robert Smith

A behind-the-scenes look at a 1991 make-up session with The Cure.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

If Chefs Were Really Rock Stars, Who Would They Be?

If Chefs Were ReallyRock Stars, Who Would They Be?

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The Kings, obviously.
The audible buzz these days is that food and music are one in the same. Today, the New York Timesnotes the evolution of the gourmet experience at U.S. music festivals; over in the U.K., Fergus Henderson plans to crash a music fest with his own side-tent feast; our ownNew York Magazine recently highlighted indie kids who spend more on menus than on rock shows; and on the West Coast, where former music critic Jonathan Gold recently compared Cochon to Lollapalooza, Food Is The New Rock is confirming many suspicions that celebrity chefs really just want to be rock stars. Which got Grub Street thinking: What if chefs really were rockers? Which ones would they be?

Monday, January 21, 2013

15 Songs Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.


15 Songs Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

It was perhaps the greatest hit of the '60s -- not 'She Loves You' or 'Blowin' in the Wind' but the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial: "I Have a Dream." In observation of the slain civil rights leader's national holiday, here's a suggested playlist fit for a King.
CommonCommon feat. Will.i.am, 'A Dream' (2006)
The conscious rapper's contribution to the 'Freedom Writers' soundtrack samples MLK's most famous oration. Check the video, which plays out like an A/V history lesson in an empty classroom.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Snoop Lion: “I Want To Bury Snoop Dogg”

Snoop Lion: “I Want To Bury Snoop Dogg”

(AllHipHop News) Snoop Dogg is going through some major changes in his music and personal life and the metamorphosis manifests itself in a new reggae album,Reincarnated.

Snoop spoke to a small group of journalists at Miss Lily’s, a popular Caribbean restaurant in New York and explained his new-found attitude.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

SCOTT WEILAND WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL


SCOTT WEILAND WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL + PLANNING TOUR



Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

Scott Weiland is back in the creative spirit, working on new music, though it is not known as of yet where it will turn up. The singer is also reportedly mapping out some tour dates for 2013, with an announcement expected soon.

MOTLEY CRUE WORKING ON THEIR ‘BEST ALBUM YET’


BASSIST NIKKI SIXX: MOTLEY CRUE WORKING ON THEIR ‘BEST ALBUM YET’



Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The year 2013 is gearing up to be a big one for Motley Crue and Nikki Sixx. In addition to working on a broadway play based on his book ‘The Heroin Diaries,’ and his recent engagement to longtime girlfriend Courtney Bingham, the bassist recently confirmed that Motley Crue is indeed working on a brand spanking new full-length album.

David Bowie Releases New Single ‘Where Are We Now?’


NEWS ::: David Bowie Releases New Single ‘Where Are We Now?’

Legendary glam-rock pioneer-turned media recluse, David Bowie, has broken his 10 year musical silence today (January 8) with a surprise new single.
Released as a video and download to coincide with the singer’s 66th birthday, ‘Where Are We Now?’ has been kept as something of a secret during its production; taking many in the industry completely off guard upon the instant internet unveiling.

Maynard James Keenan: Being Wrong Sucks

Maynard James Keenan: Being Wrong Sucks


Editor's Note: With a tip of the cap to the man, we bid Maynard James Keenan adieu. This is MJK's final column for Up on the Sun, as he's devoting 2013 to more music and more wine.

SLASH ON SCOTT WEILAND’S VELVET REVOLVER REUNION COMMENTS: ‘WE’RE NOT BUYING IT’


SLASH ON SCOTT WEILAND’S VELVET REVOLVER REUNION COMMENTS: ‘WE’RE NOT BUYING IT’

Scott Gries, Getty Images
Scott Weiland may have reunited with Velvet Revolver for a show early last year, but the singer’s commentsabout getting back together with the band are not exactly having the desired effect.
Slash, in particular, says the band members see right through the ploy and he doesn’t expect a reunion with Weiland to ever happen. He tells Classic Rock magazine, “None of us have a clue what he’s talking about … We’re not buying it.” The guitar great says he’s reluctant to even give the former Velvet Revolver frontman the attention, but did not hold back on his feelings about the matter. Slash recently revealed that Weiland had been fired from Stone Temple Pilots and he’s confident that the singer is trying to publicly wedge his way back into a job.
“I think he’s trying to pull off that trick of trying to get something else going on and we’re not buying it,” says Slash. “The door’s shut on this side and it’s probably shut on that side too, so he’s on his own. And he deserves it too.” The guitarist adds, “It also pisses me off because he’s put STP through so much s— over the years and put us through s— too when we were working with him. In 2008, that was all over with, so at this point, when he starts coming up with this stuff, it’s like, whatever.”
These days Slash says he’s in a good place and is not looking to reconnect with Weiland. He concludes, “Even if I didn’t have my solo thing going on, I still wouldn’t work with him.”

SLASH REFUSES TO WORK WITH SCOTT WEILAND AGAIN


SLASH REFUSES TO WORK WITH SCOTT WEILAND AGAIN

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
If Slash ever decides to give up his solo career and get back with Velvet Revolver, it will have to be with a different lead singer. In a new interview, the guitarist shut the door on any plans to work again with Scott Weiland, who, in November, expressed a desire to work with the ex-Guns N’ Roses musicians again.
“Scott is completely speaking out of his ass [about the VR reunion],” he told Classic Rock. “Nobody at this end has had any conversations with Scott on this subject, except maybe Dave Kushner, because he was the only one in the band who was really close to him. And all things considered, we don’t have a good professional relationship with Scott.
Since firing Weiland in 2008 due to his recurring personal problems, Velvet Revolver has more or less been on hiatus, with its members engaged in other projects. They have considered other lead singers, including Jimmy Gnecco of Ours and Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor, but have not been able to find a suitable replacement for various reasons.
Still, Slash, ironically, echoed Axl Rose‘s sentiments, if not words, when he made it clear that Weiland was out of the picture for good. “I don’t even want to give him this attention, to tell you the truth,” he continued,”Even if I didn’t have my solo thing going on, I still wouldn’t work with him.”

CHRIS CORNELL AND SOUNDGARDEN TO PERFORM AT COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’S BALL + INAUGURAL BALL


CHRIS CORNELL AND SOUNDGARDEN TO PERFORM AT COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’S BALL + INAUGURAL BALL

Chris Hyde, Getty Images
Although Soundgarden are in the midst of their current North America tour run, the recently reunited rockers just added a very special appearance to their itinerary. Frontman Chris Cornell has signed on to perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, helping President Obama and Vice President Biden honor U.S. armed forces, while all of Soundgarden will be providing entertainment at the Inaugural Ball on the same day.
Scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, at the Washington Convention Center, the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball will recognize Medal of Honor recipients and Wounded Warriors with a guest list that includes both active duty and reserve military. In addition to Chris Cornell, the entertainment portion of the evening includes artists and celebs like Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson.
Things get turned up a few notches for the Inaugural Ball, which will feature several artists,  including Soundgarden, performing on multiple stages. An all-star cast of stars will join Soundgarden in the celebration, among them Stevie Wonder, Usher, Katy Perry and Smokey Robinson.
Many of the artists performing have played a role in helping President Barack Obama get re-elected, including Cornell. Back in September, he joined a rally for President Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iowa, and performed a moving acoustic set.
The Inaugural Ball serves to celebrate and unify Americans across the nation from community leaders to grassroots volunteers and elected officials.
In addition, U.S. military around the world will be invited to join in the celebration through a live broadcast and everyone is invited to tune in here for a live stream.

Tom Morello to Join Bruce Springsteen on Australian Tour


Tom Morello to Join Bruce Springsteen on Australian Tour

Guitarist to fill in for Steven Van Zandt, who's filming TV show 'Lilyhammer'

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello in 2009.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage
January 17, 2013 12:45 PM ET
Tom Morello will sit in on guitar with Bruce Springsteen on the upcoming Australian leg of his Wrecking Ball tour while Steven Van Zandt finishes filming for his television show Lilyhammer. Van Zandt will be back with the band on April 29th when Springsteen and company play Oslo, Norway.
Morello is no stranger to playing with Bruce. The former Rage Against the Machine guitarist played on a few Wrecking Ball cuts ("Jack of All Trades," "This Depression"), and has joined Springsteen and the E Street Band on multiple occasions, including Late Night With Jimmy Fallonlast year at SXSW and the 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebration in 2010.
100 Greatest Artists: Bruce Springsteen
In the past, Morello and Springsteen have teamed up for live 
renditions of "The Ghost of Tom Joad," which Rage recorded on their 2000 covers album Renegades. Morello is also set to perform before the Grammys at the MusiCares benefit, which will honor Springsteen this year.

Anthrax Pay Tribute to Rush With 'Anthem' - Song Premiere


Anthrax Pay Tribute to Rush With 'Anthem' - Song Premiere

Hear cut off metal heroes' new covers EP

Anthrax
Matthew Rodgers
January 18, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Perennial thrashers Anthrax are prepping the release of a new EP, Anthems, that will hit shelves on March 19th on Megaforce. It finds the group covering songs by some of their favorite artists, including Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak" and Boston's "Smokin.'"
Now you can take a listen to their thundering cover of Rush's "Anthem" done with a fresh, metal twist. "When I was first learning to play drums, I would strap on my headphones, play along with [Rush's live album All the World's a Stage] and be transformed," Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante tells Rolling Stone. "I remember talking with Cliff [Burton] and Kirk [Hammett of Metallica] back when we first met, and we all agreed how much of an influence Rush was on all of us. I don't [know] if you would hear anything that sounds like Rush in Anthrax's music, but the passion, the drive, the musicianship and the appreciation is all there."

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Metallica Set Release Date for 3-D Film


Metallica Set Release Date for 3-D Film

'Metallica Through the Never' to hit theaters August 9th

Metallica
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January 16, 2013 9:55 AM ET
Metallica have slated August 9th for the release of their 3D concert film, Metallica Through the Never, which was filmed in Vancouver last August. Since then, the band has been sifting through the footage with director Nimród Antal and a group of editors to piece the movie together.
Footage for the film was captured over three shows jam-packed with massive pyrotechnics displays, 12 floating coffins and even "planned malfunctions," including crew members feigning injuries. The band sold tickets for the final show – a fundraiser for the Vancouver Food Bank – for just $5 as the set would be broken up to accommodate extra filming. Combining both concert and documentary footage, Through the Never will be decidedly different than Metallica's first film, Some Kind of Monster, which showed a band struggling to get back on their feet and along with each other, following the departure of former bassist Jason Newsted and James Hetfield's return from rehab.
100 Greatest Artists: Metallica
The band also announced that the independent marketing and distribution company, Picturehouse (which has released indie hits like 
My Big Fat Greek Wedding and The Passion of the Christ) will help bring the film to theaters.
"It goes without saying that we are really just getting rolling here and will have many more updates for you," Metallica wrote on their website. "And of course, we can't wait for you to see the film!!"


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