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Amy Winehouse To “DJ Battle” Tomorrow Night

Following recent reports of yet more bar-hopping tomfoolery from Amy Winehouse in the Camden area of London, the NME reports that the singer will take over one of her favored watering holes, the Camden Monarch, for “Snakehips At The Monarch,” a night of music that has influenced Amy over her…

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 2:30 am

What Sort Of Elevator Action Have Madonna And Britney Spears Dreamed Up?

On Monday, I offered a few theories as to what kind of “video project” Britney Spears and Madonna could be putting together for the latter’s upcoming tour. Needless to say, I’m embarrassed that it never occurred to me that an elevator would be involved. According to E! Online, the set involves an elevator, “in, around…

anthonyjmiccio | July 9, 2008 - 1:00 am

311 Compare Themselves To Grateful Dead, U2, Phish, Your Mom

Chad Sexton, the diminutive drummer for 311, made sure to leave no sensibility unoffended when searching for the correct group to compare his stoner-friendly crap-metal ensemble to in a recent interview with MTV. “I think we have the same appeal as a band like the Grateful Dead. We have some Deadheads in the band, and…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Soulja Boy And Ice-T End Their Beef. So Who Won?

The war between Soulja Boy and Ice-T is over. A-Rab no longer has to be on the lookout for SVU detectives planting evidence. Evil E can walk down the street without wondering if that teenager is going to throw a semen-stained bedsheet on his back, yelling “Yahhh, trick, yahhh!” But while both sides have promised…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 11:00 am

Khia Hates On Janet And Broke-Ass Record Execs, Craves Lil Wayne’s Lollipop

Khia, disqualified Miss Rap Supreme contestant and author of “My Neck, My Back,” has launched a busload of blog beef, occasioned in part by her leaving Big Cat Records two weeks before the release of her new album, Nasti Muzik 08. She claims that the label wrote her a bad check and gave her nothing…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 10:15 am

Weezy Envy Has Usher Screaming For His Mother

For over a year, career artists have been gracefully accepting the state of the music industry, and the possibility that sales of their new releases have little chance of topping previous milestones. Then Lil’ Wayne had to go and sell over a milli of The Carter III, leaving some to wonder why they had to…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 9:30 am

Guy Hands Finally Finds An Exec To Take Over EMI

Starting in October, the new CEO of EMI Records will be Elio Leoni-Sceti, an Italian advertising executive with no experience in the music industry. Terra Firma leader Guy Hands has been looking for someone forward thinking and informed enough to take over EMI’s top recorded-music position since buying the company last August, and evidently no…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 5:00 am

Ice-T Hated Soulja Boy Well Before Their YouTube Beef

Grandpa Ice-T and young Soulja Boy may have quashed their beef, but a clip of Ice-T bitching about Soulja last October (“Soulja Boy? The fuck is that? It’s garbage! And if the dude doesn’t like it, I’ll punch him in his face.”) that recently popped up on YouTube just may reignite it. Not only does…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 4:30 am

Madonna Outsources Tour Drama To Britney Spears

It’s understandable that Madonna would be at a loss to think up a new form of titillation for hew new tour. Fucking the floor in a wedding dress? Done it. Comic bustiers? Done it. On-stage masturbation? Done it. Picking up a guitar? Done it. Waving guns in front of hentai reels? Done it. Self-crucifixion? Done…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 3:45 am

Warrant’s Jani Lane Hits The Wall In Vegas

Hard rock blogs are abuzz with news of Warrant’s performance at Nevada’s Sunset Station Hotel & Casino on Saturday, at which Jani Lane seemed more than worse for wear. According to a Sleaze Roxx review, “the vocals were out of pitch and about a half beat off the rest of the music. I thought, ‘please,…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 3:00 am

Eminem Sued For Two-Year-Old Strip Club Punch-Up

Miad Jarbou claims he was punched by Eminem in the bathroom of a Detroit strip club on July 15, 2006. So how does he plan to celebrate the event’s second anniversary? By going back to the club and telling a fresh batch of strippers about his violent brush with fame? Well, probably, but in 2009…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 2:00 am

Partie Traumatic, the debut full-length from last October’s band-of-the-moment Black Kids, is now streaming on MySpace.

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 1:30 am

Black Kids’ ‘Partie Traumatic’ Streaming on MySpace

Partie Traumatic, the debut full-length from last October’s band-of-the-moment Black Kids, is now streaming on MySpace.

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 1:30 am

Jack White Writes A Love Poem To The Detroit Of His Mind

Jack White may have been a little down on his hometown in interviews lately, but don’t think he doesn’t have love for the Motor City. The Raconteur may have said that Detroit’s “super-negative” music scene was part of what drove him to move to Nashville in 2006, but “those expressions of mine have never been…

anthonyjmiccio | July 7, 2008 - 1:00 am

Anthony’s Favorite Albums From Each Year Since His Birth

1979: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Rust Never Sleeps 1980: The Feelies, Crazy Rhythms 1981: Kix, Kix 1982: The Fall, Hex Enduction Hour 1983: Kix, Cool Kids 1984: The Replacements, Let It Be 1985: Cocteau Twins, The Pink Opaque 1986: The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead 1987: Prince, Sign ‘O’ The Times…

anthonyjmiccio | July 3, 2008 - 12:00 pm

David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” Is Now An Opera In Paris

An opera based on an ’80s remake of a ’50s sci-fi classic. Conducted by Placido Domingo. Music by Howard Shore and directed by David Cronenberg, both of whom worked on 1986 classic. Currently playing in Paris and set to hit in Los Angeles in September. Well, that takes care of the what, when and who.

anthonyjmiccio | July 3, 2008 - 11:15 am

Natasha Shneider, R.I.P.

Natasha Shneider, who played keyboards and sang with the band Eleven and collaborated with Queens of the Stone Age and Chris Cornell, died of cancer yesterday. “She was a brilliant, beautiful, and ballsy woman who will be missed deeply by all those who knew her. Send your loving thoughts her way in the universe,” wrote…

anthonyjmiccio | July 3, 2008 - 10:15 am

Bjork Pulls Out From UK Festival, And The Cancellation Dominoes Fall

Bjork’s claims that dropping out of the headlining spot at this weekend’s Wild In The Country festival was based on general concern for all the artists’ rather than demands on her part were backed up by Battles and Soulwax leaving the lineup soon after.

anthonyjmiccio | July 3, 2008 - 10:00 am

Darkness Lead Singer Returns, Hot Leg In Tow

One of my favorite albums of 2005 was the Darkness’ unheralded One Way Ticket To Hell…And Back. With the help of Roy Thomas Baker, the band had finally constructed an entire album of ridonkulous pop-metal moments–but it was tossed aside with minimum publicity thanks to internal meltdowns and label indifference. Since leaving the band in…

anthonyjmiccio | July 3, 2008 - 9:30 am

Zack De La Rocha Is Finally Releasing Some New Music

After spending the better part of a decade working on solo material after the break-up of Rage Against The Machine, Zack De La Rocha has not only announced a new project, One Day As A Lion, but a record label (Anti) and release date (July 22) for its EP. What does it sound like, you…

anthonyjmiccio | July 2, 2008 - 11:00 am

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