Posts tagged "The Cult"

Led Zeppelin Rumors Now Being Started By People Who Are Obviously Tripping

td_group10.jpgFirst we had Ian Astbury dropping not-so-subtle hints that Led Zeppelin would be touring, and that their openers would be his band the Cult. And now, even though Robert Plant appears to be booking 2008 with anything but Led Zep dates as fast as he can, it seems crazed fans of Polyphonic Spree/Tripping Daisy main man Tim DeLaughter are claiming that both of their hero’s bands would be opening the tour. Ian, can you come out and at least try to help quell this misinformation? Because people are apparently falling for this. And they’re also thinking that the tour will be renamed in honor of the reformed Daisies:

The rumor got its legs on the Polyphonic Spree message board where one commenter said that a radio station in Boston quoted an anonymous “Boston area concert promoter” who said that there is a possibility for “Daised and Confused” tour that would join together Led Zeppelin, a reformed Tripping Daisy (with new guitarist) and the Polyphonic Spree. Some fans then recalled that during the Spree’s holiday show Tim mentioned taking Tripping Daisy on the road again, though it’s unsure if his comment was serious or not.

Well, sure, a Tripping Daisy show or two would be fun. But as for the rest… seriously, Internet. Seriously. “Daised and Confused”? You’re gonna fall for that? Because if you’re gonna be that gullible, then whoever started this rumor missed a grand opportunity for LOLz when he didn’t say that the tour would be called “The Houses Of The Hol-Spree Jaunt 2008.”

Polyphonic Spree To Open For Led Zep In ’08? [You Ain't No Picasso]

astbury.jpgA tipster who was at last night’s Cult show in Los Angeles writes in with the latest example of Ian Astbury fanning the “dude, we are so opening for Led Zeppelin next summer” flames: “at last night’s show at the Wiltern in L.A., the singer, between songs, sang ‘it’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,’ and then said ‘see you this summer.’” A bit less dorky than the “guess whose band name starts with the letters L and Z” game that he played in Cincinnati, but still, dude is just cruising for a bruising from Robert Plant.

astbury.jpgA tipster who was at last night’s Cult show in Los Angeles writes in with the latest example of Ian Astbury fanning the “dude, we are so opening for Led Zeppelin next summer” flames: “at last night’s show at the Wiltern in L.A., the singer, between songs, sang ‘it’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,’ and then said ‘see you this summer.’” A bit less dorky than the “guess whose band name starts with the letters L and Z” game that he played in Cincinnati, but still, dude is just cruising for a bruising from Robert Plant.

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astbury.jpgA tipster who was at last night’s Cult show in Los Angeles writes in with the latest example of Ian Astbury fanning the “dude, we are so opening for Led Zeppelin next summer” flames: “at last night’s show at the Wiltern in L.A., the singer, between songs, sang ‘it’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,’ and then said ‘see you this summer.’” A bit less dorky than the “guess whose band name starts with the letters L and Z” game that he played in Cincinnati, but still, dude is just cruising for a bruising from Robert Plant.

Ian Astbury’s Led Zeppelin Fanboyism Gets The Best Of Him

astbury.jpgDid The Cult’s Ian Astbury get hopped up on goofballs and spill the beans about his band opening up for Led Zeppelin’s long-rumored, probably inevitable reunion tour next year while on stage in Cincinnati? If this account of Saturday night’s Cult show at Bogart’s nightclub is true, then the answer is yes! And also, he is in a lot of trouble.

“We’ll be back next year,” a breathless Astbury said midway through the band’s gig at Bogart’s nightclub Saturday night. “Because we’re opening for a band you may have heard of … the name starts with an ‘L’ and has a ‘Z’ in it.” Stunned looks bounced around the room until one sweat-drenched superfan shouted out the obvious: “Led Zeppelin!” Astbury, his eyes hidden behind dark shades, nodded affirmatively and stuck his hand in the air triumphantly before plowing into one of the band’s signature Zeppelinesque rockers.

Aww, that’s so cute! But reps for either of the bands aren’t commenting, although the news that Led Zeppelin is working on a new song for their upcoming appearance at the O2 Arena could be a sign that the band is planning on longer-term things together. Or maybe not! Either way, I think the below song probably sums up how Led Zep is feeling about Astbury right now:

A “fire(d) man,” get it? Oh, fine. I just wanted an excuse to post this video, OK?

Led Zeppelin To Tour In 2008 — With The Cult? [MTV]

Liner Notes: Bobby Brown Has To Make It On His Own

bbrownnn.jpg- Bobby Brown had trouble remembering his song lyrics during a recent Hamptons gig. When in doubt, he should always hold close to that ancient Zen koan: “For while man may be too hot to handle, he is also, conversely, too cold to hold.” [Page Six]
- The Cult has signed with New Wilderness, an imprint of Roadrunner Records; expect the group’s new album, Duffy Or Doesn’t He?, in September. [Billboard]
- Which speculative news item do you find more disturbing: The surge of incisor-equipped cicadas that are killing villagers in Latin America, or the possibility of a Wilmer Valderrama-Kevin Federline rap collaboration? [Gatecrasher]

Leak Of The Day: Keane Make An Astbury Out Of Themselves

We haven’t a clue why the members of Keane thought it would be a good idea to cover to the Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary,” but thanks to Torr, we can all share the experience of hearing Billy Duffy’s anthemic guitar lines turned into anemic piano squibbles. Just don’t tell Ian about this, as it will make him break all concentration and blow his chance to make it into the 2007 Orange County Staring Contest finals.

Keane – She Sells Sanctuary [MP3, link expired]