Archive: Mar 2008

Ellen Page Sings Diablo Cody’s ‘Zub Zub’ On Soundtrack Sequel

Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs, a sequel to the chart-topping Juno soundtrack, will be released on April 8 as an iTunes exclusive before hitting other digital retailers in May. “None of these songs made the movie, but they are all essential members of the Junoverse,” says Juno director Jason Reitman, who will pay dearly for…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 12:45 pm

Three and a half hours until the Mets season opener featuring new hope-of-the-franchise Johan Santana! Download your “Meet The Mets” MP3s (the original and Yo La Tengo’s cover) now! [extrawack!

Maura | March 31, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Keith Richards In “I’ve Got Some Really Good Hash!” Shocker

Why is Keith Richards having problems writing his autobiography? Because he got high. Why is Keith Richards eating cigarettes on stage? Because he got high. Why is Keith Richards laying on a beach, complaining that he’s read every book ever written, so someone better hurry up and make more? Because he got high, because he…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Crocs Inc.–the makers of the ugly, yet allegedly very comfortable rubber shoes that are most famously worn by Mario Batali–is trying to hip up its brand. What better way to do that than by sponsoring some music festivals?

Maura | March 31, 2008 - 11:45 am

Scam Artists Assault Club Owners With False Promises Of Tone Loc and Dio

Tone Loc isn’t just a man of his word–he’s a man of others’ words, too. After learning that two Michigan club owners were duped out of $1,400 by a scam artist claiming to be his booking agent, Tone has offered to play both engagements for his regular fee, which might–or might not–be a little more…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 11:30 am

Pop-Punk Legends Drop A Stealth Hit On Rock Radio

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 discovers a trio of modern

Al Shipley | March 31, 2008 - 11:00 am

Blind-Item Break: Which Hip-Hop Mogul Was Cursing The Southern State Parkway’s Lack Of Rest Stops?

“WHICH hip-hop mogul needed to make an emergency stop on the Southern State Parkway last Sunday at 6:30 p.m.? After being caught in a long rubbernecking delay, the very recognizable music/fashion entrepreneur had his chauffeur pull over his Bentley – or was it a Rolls?

Maura | March 31, 2008 - 10:45 am

R.E.M. Has Critics Racing For Their Memories

From time to time, we like to round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. Under consideration today is the latest album by R.E.M., Accelerate, which hits stores tomorrow:

Maura | March 31, 2008 - 10:30 am

Slash Finally Realizes Weiland Is Velvet Revolver’s Weakest Link

Slash promises that Velvet Revolver will record a third album, with or (please please please) without Weiland. “We don’t know how or when but the core four guys will continue,” he was quoted as saying. It’s a heartwarming response to the bitchfits his estranged compatriot has been issuing to the world, as there’s no reason…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 10:00 am

Five Songs That Will Get Taken Out At Your Next Ballgame, Whether You Like Them Or Not

Baseball! Hooray! Happy “First Full Slate Of Day Games After The First Game On North American Soil Which Is Being Officially Called ‘Opening Day’ To Stretch This Thing Out Branding-wise,” everybody! I’m going to have ESPN on all day, even the parts where it’s just people yapping! In honor of America’s Greatest Sport finally starting…

Maura | March 31, 2008 - 9:30 am

R.I.P. Sean LeVert

Sean LeVert, the brother of the late Gerald LeVert and the son of O’Jays lead singer Eddie LeVert, passed away after being transported from the Cuyahoga County Jail to a Cleveland-area hospital last night, according to reports.

Maura | March 31, 2008 - 9:28 am

U2 Signs With Live Nation, Forces World To Imagine What Bono Will Look Like In 2021

U2 has signed a 12-year-deal with Live Nation, handing their worldwide merchandising, digital and branding rights over to the concert-promotion behemoth.

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 9:15 am

Closing The Book On “Harp”

Once again, we present Rock-Critically Correct, a feature in which the most recent issues of Rolling Stone, Blender, Vibe and Spin are given a once-over by an anonymous writer who’s contributed to several of those titles–or maybe even all of them! After the click-through, he thumbs through the final issue of Harp. …

anono | March 31, 2008 - 8:45 am

A Foreign Emo Feud You Can Comfortably Laugh About

The comments on last week’s post about recent anti-emo violence in Mexico were startling, with people arguing whether or not it was hilarious that people were being physically attacked for the way they dressed. So I hope that the feud between “scene kids” and “emos” in Australia stays on the net, where it belongs, so…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 5:10 am

Rapper Papoose To Marry Remy Ma in Jail, Punch Fat Joe in the Face (Again)

Papoose, vocally reminiscent of Jay-Z and physically reminiscent of an emaciated Panthro, swears he will marry troubled rapper Remy Ma, despite her assault conviction last Thursday, which could potentially put her in jail for the next 25 years. “We always wanted to keep our personal lives personal, so that’s why we never went public…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 4:35 am

Leona Lewis To Be Offered Potentially Ginormous Recording Deal For Reasons No Mortal Could Fathom

Brit singer Leona Lewis is a success story. She won a reality show, went on Oprah, and shot to the top of the charts all over the world. But she’s not the first person to do this, right? This isn’t Beatlemania 2008 or anything. So why the hell is the Daily Star saying that Lewis…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 4:00 am

Perpetually troubled Philly rapper Beanie Sigel finds himself back in the pokey for three months after “giving a false urine sample” during a routine probationary pee check.

Jess Harvell | March 31, 2008 - 3:35 am

Stephen Malkmus Discusses Pavement, Urban Dictionary on Fox News

People we never expected to see on Fox News: Former Pavement singer/current Jick Stephen Malkmus. Question we never expected to hear on Fox News: “I’ve heard from the Urban Dictionary that [Jick] is a specific act of making love. ‘To Jick.’ Is that exciting?” Response that we would kind of expect from someone on Fox…

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 3:20 am

Cartoonists With Theremins, Teenage Symphonies, Bawdy Brits, And <em>Simpsons</em> Scratching

Being a professional rock critic means you wind up accumulating a lot of records–some of which you even keep! In Singles Again, Chuck Eddy will…well, actually we’ll just let him explain it this first time around:

So this new column is where I cash in on inevitable nostalgia for a more innocent analog time…

xhuxk | March 31, 2008 - 2:50 am

Itinerant Bruce Springsteen Eludes A Collabo-Hungry Nelly

Bruce Springsteen, not unlike Carmen SanDiego, is hopping from continent to continent, always one step ahead of Nelly, who still dreams of finding the wily rocker and forcing him to collaborate on a song that would hopefully be titled “Over & Over Again & Again.”

anthonyjmiccio | March 31, 2008 - 2:20 am
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