Envision, if you will, a world remade in the image… of late Doors singer Jim Morrison. More »
The battle royale between Ted Nugent and Satellite Party ends Monday at noon ET. That’s a little less than three days from now, and if you’ve waited months to help decide the “winner” of our tournament, now’s the time when every vote counts. More »
And now, the poll that has been weeks in the making: Idolator’s Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament final. And what a showdown it is! Ted Nugent vs. Perry Farrell. Crappy script fonts vs. crappy script fonts. An ominous-looking shadow vs. blatant abuse of drop shadow. Women-as-meat misogyny vs. some weird concept of a party in space that I don’t have the time to lay out in detail right now, but that does have Nuno Bettencourt on its guest list. An oddly placed guitar vs. an oddly placed wife. Which is truly the worst, though? That’s up to you to decide. Voting is after the jump; polls will stay open until noon ET on Monday, after which we’ll send a Spirograph to the “winning” label’s art department.
Our Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament is counting down to its inevitable close, but those of you who actually had off on Monday may have missed your chance to vote in our semifinals. More »
You know, last week I really thought dark horse Helalyn Flowers might actually go all the way in our tournament, but then I woke up this morning and saw who they were up against in the semifinal round. There’s no way this Satellite is gonna crash now. Perry F. and crew will go on to tussle with the Nuge in the final round for the real bloodletting. Still, I’m actually a little sniffly over Helalyn’s (presumed) loss, but maybe you will prove my pessimism wrong by voting for the scrappy goth duo that no one expected would come so far.
The final battle in our Bad Photoshop bracket is dominated by a certain color, but which pukey purple powerhouse will go on to be crowned the winner? Personally, my bet’s on Perry Farrell payload of pure puce poo-poo, one of the few covers in our tournament that can make the vile violet of Blake Lewis’ Audio Daydream look pleasing to the eye.
We turn now to the “Bad Photoshop” bracket of the Worst Album Cover Of The Year Tournament, which should probably be temporarily named the “My Eyes” bracket in honor of the aesthetic travesties facing off in this installment of the contest. Yiiii! In one corner, we have Satellite Party’s Ultra Payloaded, which shows that Perry Farrell’s facility for titling albums is almost as bad as his ability to not abuse the drop shadow. And in the other, we have Britney Spears, who continues her quest to be the queen of Google News with the blink-and-you’ll-be-blinded cover of Blackout. Which deserves to make it on to the next round? Vote after the jump!
It’s a new day, so let’s put politics aside and move on to the “Bad Photoshop” bracket in Idolator’s inaugural Worst Album Cover Of The Year tournament. In one corner, we have the No. 8 seed, Jennifer Lopez’s $60,000 ode to the power of sparkles. And in opposition, we have Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, which shows that Mr. Farrell’s computer-art skillz are almost as good as his taste in guests. Whichever one wins, we know one thing: Staring at the above one-two punch means that our field of vision is going to be tinted purple for at least the next six hours or so!
Oh, 50. We know you want to get a lot of exposure before Curtis’ Sept. 11 release date, and we’re sure that the idea of doing a song for ESPN’s Saturday night college-football telecasts seemed like a good way to pump up your “brand awareness” among the jock-jam crowd. More »
We hear that former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has left Satellite Party, Perry Farrell’s WTF-list project that went straight from the flash mobosphere to the cutout bins. More »
Don’t ask why, but we haven’t been able to shake the first-week sales tally of Satellite Party’s recently dumped Ultra Payloaded: 8,000 copies. Really! 8,000! Zamfir Goes To Zanzibar sold more than that.
And now that we’re two weeks away from Perry and friends’ auspicious debut, we can’t help but ask: How many people have already sold their copies back?
Those of you who have heard Satellite Party, the new flashmobbed-up project from Perry Farrell, have probably been wondering one thing: “Why did Jane’s Addiction break up?” (Okay, that probably comes to mind after “Huh??,” but still.) More »
Every week, we round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. Today’s entry is the Satellite Party’s Ultra Payloaded, which makes contact with spaceship Earth today:
We had to post about the first video from Satellite Party, the Perry Farrell project in which the former Jane’s Addiction frontman flaunts his ability to entice a motley crew of guests, if only because of the split-second shot around 30 seconds in, where guitarist Nuno Bettencourt looks like he’s… More »
As part of his non-stop campaign to get every single celebrity in the world to join his new band, Satellite Party founder Perry Farrell holds a press conference with actor (and apparent pledge-drive volunteer) Josh Hartnett. Next week, Perry goes after Tea Leoni, John Amos, and OMC. More »