Archive: Jun 2008

Franz Ferdinand Have A New Pro-Sex Dance Song For You

I’m not sure how I feel about “Katherine Kiss Me,” a new song that Franz Ferdinand performed at Glastonbury this weekend.

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 12:45 pm

Steven Tyler on Reason for Rehab

Just in time for the release of the Guitar Hero edition in his band’s name, Steven Tyler has admitted that he entered rehab last month in order to recover from dependency on pain and sleep-assistance meds.

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Just in time for the release of the Guitar Hero edition in his band’s name, Steven Tyler has admitted that he entered rehab last month in order to recover from dependency on pain and sleep-assistance meds.

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 12:30 pm

My Favorite Songs Of The First Half Of 2008 (As Of Right Now)

Midnight tonight isn’t the exact midway point of this year, but hey, it’s the last day of its sixth month, which is close enough for roadwork. Or, er, listwork, that is: After the jump, I give you the seven songs that I would be more likely to put on a mix CD than any other,…

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 12:00 pm

DMX’s Bad Year Gets Even Worse

The old adage “when it rains, it pours” seems to be the key cliche for DMX’s 2008: He’s been hit with moving violations, raids on his house, and accusations that he’s been using aliases to get medical treatment. Friday, he was arrested in Miami after attempting a coke and marijuana run. And now he’s going…

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 11:30 am

‘American Idol’ Contestant Kristy Lee Cook Signs with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

American Idol patriot/panderer Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, and her first single will drop Aug. 11.

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 11:15 am

American Idol patriot/panderer Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, and her first single will drop Aug. 11.

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 11:15 am

Bjork Decides Against Getting Wild In The Country

Claiming the organizers of this weekend’s electronica jamboree Wild In The Country have been “unable to secure any staging, sound and lighting for the festival,” Bjork pulled out of her headlining spot late Friday. The Knebworth-based fest has since announced its plans to continue without Iceland’s Finest, wishing her all the best while noting that…

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 11:00 am

Slipknot’s “Psychosocial” Brings The Mustaine

slipknot.jpgARTIST: Slipknot
TITLE: “Psychosocial”
WEB DEBUT: June 30, 2008

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 10:30 am

Ne-Yo Knocks Coldplay From Top of UK Charts

While Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends remains the biggest full-length in the United Kingdom, the band’s term limit/iPod anthem of the same name has been knocked from the top of the singles chart by Ne-Yo’s “Closer,” a disco doozy so sweet we couldn’t stop posting it in April.

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 10:15 am

While Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends remains the biggest full-length in the United Kingdom, the band’s term limit/iPod anthem of the same name has been knocked from the top of the singles chart by Ne-Yo’s “Closer,” a disco doozy so sweet we couldn’t stop posting it in April.

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 10:15 am

June 30 Is Apparently A Good Day To Get Into The Digital-Music Business

Today is full of news about new digital-music stores, one of which is launching today, while the others are set to launch later this year. All three offerings will sell DRM-free MP3s from major-label artists, although that fact seems a bit less newsworthy today than it would have even six months ago.
• Rhapsody has…

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 10:00 am

Bono Backs Away From Manager’s Radiohead-Bashing Ways

Like U2’s manager, Paul McGuinness, Bono firmly believes that all problems can be solved by haranguing people in power and pleading for charitable donations, rather than actually changing economic models. But one thing Bono won’t do is dis Radiohead, one of the few successful bands with any critical cachet whatsoever. So when McGuinness decided to…

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 9:30 am

Miley Cyrus Would Like To Make A List For You

Unfortunately, Miley Cyrus’ new, Brett Ratner-directed video isn’t a Miley-led Guitar Hero marathon; instead, it’s a pretty straightforward clip in which Miley and a bunch of her besties lip-sync along with the super-Avrilly breakup anthem “7 Things.”

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 9:15 am

Factoids That Will Probably Surprise No One

Bob Dylan is the most-cited musician in judicial opinions with 26 quoted lines, according to an article on the uses and misuses of popular music in legal writing by Alex B. Long.

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 9:00 am

Akon, Michael Jackson Do Their Best Hootie Impersonations

michaeljakon.jpgARTIST: Akon
TITLE: “Hold My Hand (feat. Michael Jackson)”
WEB DEBUT: June 29, 2008

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 5:00 am

Tad “TAD” Doyle on Today’s Music

In case you were wondering what former butcher Tad “TAD” Doyle thinks of music these days, he thinks it’s great!

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 4:30 am

In case you were wondering what former butcher Tad “TAD” Doyle thinks of music these days, he thinks it’s great!

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 4:30 am

Amy Winehouse Punch-Out Victim: “I Was Just Trying To Grab The Free Hat”

London resident James Gostelow, the 25-year-old who achieved minor notoriety when he was punched by Amy Winehouse at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night, is not mad at the troubled songstress at all. Hey, at least he has the best story of all his friends who went to the festival, right? Gostelow would, however, like to…

Maura | June 30, 2008 - 4:00 am

Status Ain’t Hood, Tom Breihan’s blog for the Village Voice, is calling it a day. It seems that Breihan’s found himself a new gig for some yet-to-be-named online project, and that his planned departure later this week is coinciding with a potential writers’ strike at the Voice that may begin…

anthonyjmiccio | June 30, 2008 - 3:45 am
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