Archive: Oct 2007

KRS-One Wants You To Start Saying “Increase The Peace” All Over Again

In addition to giving us the best bit of moralizing in hip-hop history, the Stop The Violence movement unified hip-hop in the late ’80s, precisely at the moment when the press started playing the genre up as the worst menace to America’s young people since disco/rock/swing/filthy ragtime sheet music. Now that hip-hop is once agai…

jharv / October 31, 2007

Rumors are swirling that the reunited Led Zeppelin is going to take advantage of that massive e-mail database it built up when it announced its reunion show earlier this fall: “According to BW&BK sources, strong rumors suggest that LED ZEPPELIN live dates are being planned for next spring.

Maura / October 31, 2007

Led Zeppelin Rumored for Spring Tour

Rumors are swirling that the reunited Led Zeppelin is going to take advantage of that massive e-mail database it built up when it announced its reunion show earlier this fall: “According to BW&BK sources, strong rumors suggest that LED ZEPPELIN live dates are being planned for next spring.

Maura / October 31, 2007

Idolator’s Videodrone Halloween Parade: Tim Curry Goes Bananas With The Cable Access Special Effects

Is it just us, or does this goofy, VHS-grade clip from 1986’s The Worst Witch look like something a noise band would try to sneak past the Whitney Biennial committee as “repurposed footage”? Tim Curry mugs in a dollar-store Halloween costume and a Buster Poindexter haircut as 4-bit CGI pumpkins and skulls swirl around him.

jharv / October 31, 2007

Nicole Scherzinger’s solo debut Her Name Is Nicole–pushed back from an Oct. 6 release date to a Nov. 6 release date to a Nov. 20 release date–will now come out sometime in 2008, thanks to three singles from the album being released to widespread indifference on the part of pretty much everyone.

Maura / October 31, 2007

Nicole Scherzinger’s Solo Album Pushed to 2008

Nicole Scherzinger’s solo debut Her Name Is Nicole–pushed back from an Oct. 6 release date to a Nov. 6 release date to a Nov. 20 release date–will now come out sometime in 2008, thanks to three singles from the album being released to widespread indifference on the part of pretty much everyone.

Maura / October 31, 2007

This Just In: Axl Rose May Not Be The Best Houseguest

Last night on Late Show With David Letterman, Slash stopped by to plug his new book and clear the air with Axl Rose, although maybe doing so by talking about how Axl kicked his grandma off her perch on the couch so he could crash out until mid-afternoon–and how Axl responded to being rebuked for…

Maura / October 31, 2007

Can You Give An Iraqi Metal Band A (Permanent) Place To Crash?

Despite being the stars of an upcoming documentary, having already garnered international attention for being the self-styled “only heavy metal band” in Iraq’s capital city, Acrassicauda are still a metal foursome without a country, having hightailed it out of the war zone in order to keep playing the music they love. But now they face…

jharv / October 31, 2007

Idolator’s Videodrone Halloween Parade: The Knife Makes Puppets Just A Little More Frightening

The deranged electro of Silent Shout already sounded like the work of evil forest dwellers who would whisk your children away to cook them in a big pot.

jharv / October 31, 2007

Police Lure Scofflaws Into Their Lair With Promise Of Pre-Ozzy Tailgate

The police in Fargo, N.D., were trying to catch local residents who’d basically put their notices from the local authorities in their “to do” file, and as a result skipped out on paying fines, answering court summons, and paying child support. Seemingly at the end of their rope, they decided to throw a phony party…

Maura / October 31, 2007

In addition to possibly selling off its distribution business, British equity group Terra Firma may try and cut the budget of recent acquisition EMI by slashing the employment rolls at its recorded music and publishing divisions. Just in time for the holiday season!

Maura / October 31, 2007

Terra Firma Woes

In addition to possibly selling off its distribution business, British equity group Terra Firma may try and cut the budget of recent acquisition EMI by slashing the employment rolls at its recorded music and publishing divisions. Just in time for the holiday season!

Maura / October 31, 2007

In addition to their December reunion shows, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are “going into the studio to record three new songs, and they plan to release them (along with previously unreleased material and vinyl B-sides) on a CD called Medium Rare.” My plaid heart just skipped a beat.

jharv / October 31, 2007

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Going Back to the Studio

In addition to their December reunion shows, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are “going into the studio to record three new songs, and they plan to release them (along with previously unreleased material and vinyl B-sides) on a CD called Medium Rare.” My plaid heart just skipped a beat.

jharv / October 31, 2007

Idolator’s Spine-Tingling Videodrone Halloween Parade

It’s Halloween! The most awesomest holiday of the year. Mostly because it’s 8:16 a.m. and I’ve already ripped open the econo-sized bags of tiny Snickers.

jharv / October 31, 2007

Idolator’s Videodrone Halloween Parade: The Birthday Party Bites Down Hard

Bummed (like us) that your ghouls night out got cancelled at the last minute? Stuck fending off ungrateful brats in costumes? Stomachache from binging on three-for-one sacks of discount candy from Wal-Mart?

jharv / October 31, 2007

Kansas City Soft-Rock Stations Acting Like Christmas Creeps

Kansas City’s KCKC flipped its format to all-Christmas music today, despite it being a) 60 degrees and sunny in the area and b) October. The switch is the latest chapter in a holiday-music rivalry KCKC has with fellow soft-rock trafficker KUDL; the Kansas City Star news item announcing the format switch was accompanied by a…

Maura / October 31, 2007

Radiohead has confirmed that In Rainbows will get a boring old CD release in territories outside North America via XL Recordings, which put out Thom Yorke’s The Eraser last year. No details on a release for the U.S. have been announced yet.

Maura / October 31, 2007

Radiohead has confirmed that In Rainbows will get a boring old CD release in territories outside North America via XL Recordings, which put out Thom Yorke’s The Eraser last year. No details on a release for the U.S. have been announced yet.

Maura / October 31, 2007
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