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Is There Anyone In Music Who Doesn’t Wish It Was 1989?

Michael Jackson is collaborating with New Kids On The Block? Are they for real? Assuming he doesn’t still think Donnie et al are still in their teens, the only reason he’d team up with a group he wouldn’t have been caught dead with 20 years ago is that he really misses 20 years ago. And…

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Britney’s Madonna Video Details Revaled

Britney Spears and Madonna are making a video involving an elevator. It’s the kind of news that can send an otherwise unoccupied mind on flights of fancy. Aerosmith covers? Metaphorical birthing? 2 girls, 1 cup? “Me Against The Music?” So many possibilities, now shattered by the party poopers at E! Online. Those who bother to…

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 11:00 am

The Game, Upset With Lack Of Friends, Cries “I Don’t Wanna Be A Part Of Hip-Hop No More…”

When I began reading about The Game’s disappointment with the rap community for not joining him on a track about the Sean Bell tragedy, I felt sympathetic. Finally, the Game decides to get topical and stop …

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 10:00 am

Guest Blogger Belatedly Praises Electric Six, Bids Adieu

Hi, there! After three months plus of “guest blogging” for Idolator, I’m afraid my time here is drawing to a close. (I’d tell you where I’ll be writing next, but then I’d have tequila!) Rather than wax poetic about the cultural events we’ve experienced together and the whimsical fantasies I’ve shared with you every…

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 5:30 am

Back-Lite Owner Sued

Gary Shaffer, owner of Back-Lite, a company that puts glowing transparencies on the back of jackets (classy!), is being sued for $11 million after wantonly accepting a request to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers logo on one of his jackets.

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 5:00 am

Gary Shaffer, owner of Back-Lite, a company that puts glowing transparencies on the back of jackets (classy!), is being sued for $11 million after wantonly accepting a request to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers logo on one of his jackets.

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 5:00 am

Hinder Is Back, And Not With A Ballad

hinder.jpgARTIST: Hinder
SONG: “Use Me”
WEB DEBUT: July 9, 2008

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 4:45 am

Beck Is Trapped In The Sixties, Himself

I’ll acknowledge Maura’s point (over IM) that it’s better he do this kind of second-rate Unrest than something grandly glum.

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 4:15 am

Knitting Factory Moving From Manhattan To Brooklyn, Boise, Spokane

When you think of the Knitting Factory, do you think of things like “Manhattan” and “avant-jazz-punk-rap-slam-whatever-else-M-Doughty-does-now?” Well, don’t. In order to keep afloat, the company is moving towards keywords like “Boise” and “Elton John.” Not only is the NYC club moving from TriBeCa to the much smaller former home of the Luna Lounge in Williamsburg,…

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 3:45 am

Soulja Boy Drops More Straight-Up Garbage

Man, am I conflicted about this new Soulja Boy video, “Donk.” On first listen, it sounded like Ice-T’s worst fears writ large: A kid yelping about asses and humping the clap beat like Luke was sponsoring a Miami Bass Special Olympics.

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 2:45 am

Lemmy’s Nazi Hat Collection Gets Him In Trouble

It’s not particularly surprising to hear that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister has a large collection of Nazi paraphernalia. Umlaut enthusiasts who write songs named “Killed By Death” and title their albums Bomber and 1916 should be expected to have an interest in the darker aspects of world history. That said, there’s little excuse for wearing a…

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 1:30 am

John Mayer Wants To Write Her Name In The Snow

John Mayer’s cover of “Free Fallin’,” as covered on his Where The Light Is CD/DVD, just missed the Hot 100’s top 50 in its first week as an iTunes download. Between this and that cheesy Bucket List song, it’s clear Mayer isn’t going to stick solely to Da Blooze any time soon, for better or…

anthonyjmiccio | July 10, 2008 - 1:00 am

The Garth Brooks Blood Feast Time Forgot

I originally planned on ending my post about Red Roof Hotels with a reference to Garth Brooks’ “The Red Strokes,” a song from his 1993 album In Pieces that was never officially released to country radio despite an expensive video that allegedly took 5,000 gallons of paint, 12 white Stetson cowboy hats, 18 full tuxes,…

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 12:45 pm

Red Roof Hotels Is Ready For The Country

While not as entertaining as Denny’s recent rock sponsorships (Want to hang out with Katy Perry and Say Anything? Go to Denny’s!), the Red Roof hotel chain is planning a similarly extensive campaign with country musicians. “Red Roof knows its guests,” says CEO Joe Wheeling. “They love Country Music, they love football; they are patriotic…

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 11:30 am

Nate Dogg: Still Not Having The Best Year

Prosecutors have now filed charges against Nate Dogg for stalking his wife, making threats, and driving with a suspended license following his arrest this June.

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 10:30 am

“Madden NFL 09″ Threatens To Make Bands Like Innerpartysystem Famous

According to Electronic Arts, “the Madden NFL soundtrack has launched premier artists that include Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy [sic!], Franz Ferdinand, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Yellowcard, Dashboard Confessional, Jet, Ozomatli and 30 Seconds To Mars.” Putting aside the idea that a press release might be hyping the “launching” abilities of what…

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 10:00 am

Buckcherry Gets Drunk And Horny, Does What It Does Best

If there’s one thing Buckcherry’s learned from the success of “Crazy Bitch,” it’s that it there are no points for subtlety in rock today. Witness these lines from their new single “Too Drunk To Fuck”: “I got so many women comin’ after me/ I put some pussy on layaway.”

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 5:00 am

Cartel Goes From Dr Pepper’s Bubble To Wind-Up’s 360-Degree Deal

They’ve crafted a video valentine to MySpace and entered into an ill-fated promotional venture with a soda pop and MTV, so if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Atlanta bubble-punk outfit Cartel is more than willing to give up personal freedom for a crack at mass attention, even if huge sales have eluded them up…

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 4:30 am

Smell like 50 Cent, Smell Like A Winner

So what if G-Unit’s Terminate On Sight sold less in its first week than Tha Carter III did in its fourth. 50 Cent is a winner! You can go against him, but you’re going to lose! You can go hard… but he’ll just go harder! Even when he thinks he’s going to lose, he wins!

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 3:45 am

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