Although Timbaland jacks the “yeah”s from “Sexyback” and the synth line from “My Love” for his grammatically atrocious “The Way I Are,” Atlanta-born singer Keri Hilson is the main reason the song is getting more play than his Hives dive–and she’s helping mask the overall stink of Shock Value to boot.
A recent MTV.com article mentions Hilson’s membership in the hitmaking collective the Clutch, which could help her upcoming album In a Perfect World avoid the delays that other artists have faced of late:
Live Earth musicians afflicted with celiac disease aren’t likely to welcome Wheatware‘s gift of biodegradable drumsticks and guitar picks made with one of their least favorite grains. (Just imagining the prospect gives your CD-afflicted guest Idolator a gut-ache.)
The company has donated 272 pairs of Wheatware™ Compostable drumsticks, 3,240 Wheatware™ Compostable guitar picks, and 4,100 Wheatware™ Compostable clothes hangers to Live Earth musicians across the world, including London, England; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan — and best of all, New York City, America.
Although I, Reed Fischer, have been mostly “lurking” on Idolator during the past year, Maura’s letting me into the bubble on the eve of our country’s birth. I’ll try to belt out my narratives like this guy, but who knows what’ll happen. This is the closest thing to a blog I’ve ever attempted. With everyone checking out today at about noon, I’m confident that my fill-in today will do little to tarnish this great American symbol of music opinion and discussion.
Plies didn’t want “Shawty,” featuring T-Pain, to get lost in the ever-expanding pile of joints–including Lloyd’s “Get It Shawty” and Pain’s own “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”–with the s-word in their titles. More »
Napster didn’t exactly install new faith in its sagging stock with the following pronouncement regarding the iPhone: “Our software is not compatible with the iPod music player, the current equipment market leader, nor do we expect it to be compatible with the iPhone cell phone,” Napster said last… More »
Ted Nugent probably won’t get Love Grenade on the cover of a future Rolling Stone with “The Summer Of Drugs,” found in today’s Wall Street Journal. We could have reprinted any bit–Nuge is at his verbose worst throughout–but we went with this one:
So now, 40 years later, there are actually people who want to celebrate the anniversary of the Summer of Drugs. Hippies are once again descending on ultra-liberal San Francisco — a city that once wanted to give shopping carts to the homeless — to celebrate and try to remember their dopey days of youth when so many of their musical heroes and friends long ago assumed room temperature by “partying” themselves to death. Nice.
When Duff McKagan left Guns N’ Roses in 1994, he was looking for a better monetary future than The Spaghetti Incident? had afforded him. After some finance courses at Seattle University (15 short of a degree) taught him the importance of spreading out his holdings beyond the low-risk Treasury bills he’d previously invested in:
“I have mutual funds. I have a lot of individual stocks. I’m across the board, really well diversified. And then real estate has been a thing for me.”
But rather than “flipping” properties for quick profits, McKagan holds on. He has interests in Los Angeles, Seattle, Hawaii — “wherever I see fit.”
Chicago quintet Office didn’t choose a moniker as Google-able as say, Supergrass, but they share a devotion to ultra-hooky late-’90s pop that’ll barnstorm the boardroom. More »