Archive: Nov 2007

New York Legal System Finally Catches Up With Fan-Unfriendly Akon

Hey, look, it's Akon lobbing that poor fan off the stage at a concert in New York last summer after the guy dared to (allegedly) throw a frisbee at him from the audience. What an amusing flashback. Except for the guy who was slammed into the ground, of course. Or the other audience member he…
By: jharv / November 30, 2007

The Hidden Music Of Cassavetes’ “Faces”

Ed. note: It's time for another installment of "VHS Or Beta?", where Andy Beta looks at the music behind the movies--from preserved-by-Criterion classics to completely inane summer blockbusters. In this installment, he listens to the music behind John Cassavetes' 1968 "expression of horror at our society in general" Faces.
By: andybeta / November 30, 2007

The Pirate Bay is being sued... by the father of Ron Goldman, who was slain the same night as Nicole Brown Simpson, because O.J. Simpson's If I Did It is available on the service. Whoa, '90s retro alert!
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

The Pirate Bay is being sued... by the father of Ron Goldman, who was slain the same night as Nicole Brown Simpson, because O.J. Simpson's If I Did It is available on the service. Whoa, '90s retro alert!
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

Ron Goldman’s Father Suing The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is being sued... by the father of Ron Goldman, who was slain the same night as Nicole Brown Simpson, because O.J. Simpson's If I Did It is available on the service. Whoa, '90s retro alert!
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

Live Nation Prepares To Unleash A Blizzard Of Changes To Its Structure

The concert promotion company Live Nation, according to the Wall Street Journal, is in the process of "finding new ways... to use its platform as a giant in the concert business as a base for expansion." Among them: Increasing their presence in the small-to-midsize venue market (get ready for more dayglo-painted Fillmores!), moving into…
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

Who Arbitrates Arbitron?

Since many people find it hard to tell the great from the godawful when it comes to 21st-century mainstream rock, welcome to "Corporate Rock Still Sells," where Al Shipley (a.k.a. Idolator commenter GovernmentNames) examines what's good, bad, and ugly in the world of Billboard's rock charts. This time around, he tries to find out…
By: Al Shipley / November 30, 2007

Our Advertisers Are Stocking Up On Egg Nog

Many thanks to this week's sponsors, all of whom are buying everyone on their holiday lists copies of Josh Groban's Noel. If you'd like to be a member of this Yuletide-cheer-filled crew, more information is here.
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

Stephen King Makes A Stand Against The Musical Dead Zone Of 2007

Stephen King, pop cultural pundit and guy who once made John Boy Walton fight a gay clown, has issued a list of the only seven albums he deems worthy this year. Possibly because the modern pop landscape is more frightening for a middle-aged crank than a possessed big rig chasing Emilio Estevez? "Stephe…
By: jharv / November 30, 2007

How can you make the warbly Paul McCartney-Michael Jackson duet/Thriller lowlight "The Girl Is Mine"--which someone actually requested at a wedding I attended recently, for serious--even more worthy of the "skip" button?
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

How can you make the warbly Paul McCartney-Michael Jackson duet/Thriller lowlight "The Girl Is Mine"--which someone actually requested at a wedding I attended recently, for serious--even more worthy of the "skip" button?
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

On ‘Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition’

How can you make the warbly Paul McCartney-Michael Jackson duet/Thriller lowlight "The Girl Is Mine"--which someone actually requested at a wedding I attended recently, for serious--even more worthy of the "skip" button?
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

"[High School Musical 2] will have a hard time reaching the 3 million copy plateau, let alone equaling the 3.7 million sales total of the original last year - which ranked as the lowest-achieving chart topper since 1991.
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

"[High School Musical 2] will have a hard time reaching the 3 million copy plateau, let alone equaling the 3.7 million sales total of the original last year - which ranked as the lowest-achieving chart topper since 1991.
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

‘High School Musical 2′ Soundtrack Sales Might Fall Short of Original

"[High School Musical 2] will have a hard time reaching the 3 million copy plateau, let alone equaling the 3.7 million sales total of the original last year - which ranked as the lowest-achieving chart topper since 1991.
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

Oasis’ Liam Gallagher: Master Prankster?

This summer's various Radiohead prank sites are all but forgotten in the wake of the unsightly blogosphere pants-messing over In Rainbows. But before "do a Radiohead" entered the modern lexicon and we all started wishing for a ball-peen to the digits before hearing the words "pay-what-you-will" ever again, there was radioheadlp7.com. The mysterious site…
By: jharv / November 30, 2007

Irene Cara Can Light Up The Sky (And Her Headdress) Like A Flame

Last night I happened upon a karaoke night at my local bar, and while the people running the show had one of the most pockmarked books ever--No Skid Row, yet four Pulp songs? One Guns N' Roses track, but twelve offerings by the Sugababes?--they did have what I think is becoming my new favorite song…
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

"Musician"/"celebrity"/reality-TV "star" Tila Tequila's as-seen-on-MTV bisexuality may be 100% phony! I know, I know, we were all waiting to see if she would be STRAIGHT OR LESBIAN IN THE END?????, weren't we. Is there nothing left for the world to believe in?
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

"Musician"/"celebrity"/reality-TV "star" Tila Tequila's as-seen-on-MTV bisexuality may be 100% phony! I know, I know, we were all waiting to see if she would be STRAIGHT OR LESBIAN IN THE END?????, weren't we. Is there nothing left for the world to believe in?
By: Maura / November 30, 2007

Tila Tequila a “Closet Straight”?

"Musician"/"celebrity"/reality-TV "star" Tila Tequila's as-seen-on-MTV bisexuality may be 100% phony! I know, I know, we were all waiting to see if she would be STRAIGHT OR LESBIAN IN THE END?????, weren't we. Is there nothing left for the world to believe in?
By: Maura / November 30, 2007
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