News for the week of 07.07.03 - 07.13.03
Jul 11, 2003
from the Show Me The Money! dept.
While record labels thrash about in a tar pit of piracy (wink wink), the show part of the business has never been better. Now the labels want a piece of the action, and have recruited British uber-chump Robbie Williams as the first submissive soul to grant them access to the merch cookie jar. Interesting development, almost as interesting as Warner and BMG talking about some shadowy consolidation. You heard it here first.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 09:49:06 PM | More Label News »
from the Breakin' The Law dept.
After more than 12 years apart, Judas Priest and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive Judas Priest lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 03:39:50 PM | More Band News »
from the No Fat Chicks dept.
Mediocre country "rocker" Ryan Adams has sent the pop masses into uncontrollable fits of tittering with the following, shall we say, unfiltered message on his website. Roll the clip, please. Adams: "I met Britney Spears in a LA nightclub called BLUE. They have it acros the steet from Boardners on Cherokee/ next to LA Deuux. Anyway, what a fu**ing gross chunky cheerleader she was. She had stubby body builder legs and she just reaked. Fu**ing bad sunglasses in a bad LA party. In any event, whatever low cut show more skin thing she was trying to pull off on TV, all those times was pure distraction from her horrible Florida white trash body." There's more, and it's all totally awesome comedy gold. Now one might say that Adams is trying to draw attention to himself, with his career currently stalled. One might also say that perhaps the honest Adams is finally saying what's been on everyone's mind for a long time. Tearing down our golden calves, as it were. Or even stubby body builder calves, *shudder*.
posted by kittydeathstar at 03:16:40 PM | More Music News »
from the He Once Thought The Osmonds Were His Kids dept.
It's kinda hard to pick through that thick Birmingham accent, and the drug-fogged stuttering complicates matters even further, but we swear we heard reality tv pratfall wiz Ozzy (oh yeah, we've heard he was once a musician too) Osbourne opine that Red Bull leads to crank, and that pot leads to heroin. Ha, ha, ha, that Ozzy. Did you see that episode where he got addicted to burritos?
posted by kittydeathstar at 09:32:42 AM | More Know Your Rights »
from the Shoegazer's Not Dead dept.
Athens via Sweden quintet Pacific UV have enlisted Wilco and Bright Eyes' producers, as well as members of Azure Ray and Japancakes to create the next concoction of shoegazer symphonies.
posted by Punkfreud at 01:38:53 AM | More Band News »
Jul 10, 2003
from the When You Do It eeeeeee-Bay dept.
Elvis fans rejoice: you can now buy a tooth from the King's mouth or a lock of his hair. These pieces of Presley's body, along with one of his gold records, are now being auctioned on eBay.
posted by Ink19Julio at 03:57:57 PM | More Music News »
from the Japan for Sale dept.
Yumi, a member of Japanese group Puffyamiyumi will make a Stateside appearance at Comi-Con in San Diego July 18th-20th. Yumi will sign autographs, promote their new album "Nice" and exhibit never before seen artwork as well as plug their theme song for Cartoon Network's new show Teen Titans.
posted by Punkfreud at 01:27:17 AM | More Band News »
Jul 9, 2003
from the Stan the Dirty Ole Man dept.
This is going to be messy. Janet Clover, 37, an unemployed Palm Coast resident who identifies herself in the lawsuit as "Sensual Entertainer's Home Studio Founder," is claiming she is the "true creator" for the Spike TV animated series "Stripperella," currently credited to comic book demigod Stan Lee. The suit claims she asked Lee about the concept of "Stripperella" a year ago during a private dance session. Clover said she wrote the lawsuit papers without the advice or assistance of an attorney, and only had to take her clothes off twice to file them.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 03:45:08 PM | More Screen News »
from the Incredible Revelations dept.
Filmmaker Shelton Lee says he dropped his lawsuit against Viacom because "on reviewing the circumstances concerning" its efforts to rename cable network TNN, "I no longer believe that Viacom deliberately intended to trade on my name when naming Spike TV." Shock and dismay rippled through the audience, who'd been so looking forward to the "Do The Right Thing" game show.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 01:46:09 PM | More Screen News »
from the Botox n' Roll dept.
Ease up there, grandad! The ever desperate and (so they tell me) youthful Aerosmith has recorded a blues-cover album tentatively titled Honkin' On Bobo. "It feels like we all took a break, went to summer camp and got laid for the first time," says senile frontman Steven Tyler, as daughter Liv continued fashioning her noose. He then proceeded to scat in a randy manner for two hours, gripped my arm tightly and made me swear that blues is what "the kids" like.
posted by kittydeathstar at 09:20:27 AM | More Music News »
Jul 8, 2003
from the Forget the G8 dept.
Russell Simmons, members of Wu Tang and Jinn from Ruff Ryders, along with many others will take part in the first ever hip-hop summit in Seattle July 24-26, 2003 to promote cutting-edge technology and empower youth.
posted by Punkfreud at 06:34:21 PM | More Music News »
from the Think Of The Children dept.
Authorities arrested American rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. Organizers said they warned DMX he would not be allowed to use obscenities on stage, which is a misdemeanor in this former British Caribbean colony of about 40,000 people.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 04:14:15 PM | More Band News »
from the Pure As The Driven Slut dept.
Britney Spears admits she had sex with Justin Timberlake after they had been going out for two years. "I've only slept with one person my whole life," she told W magazine. "I thought he was the one. But I was wrong." No word on whether he offered concert tickets in exchange for her maidenhead.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 02:06:32 PM | More Band News »
from the Modern Product Placement dept.
Three teenagers, said to have dressed like characters from the Matrix movies, were charged with attempted murder yesterday for plotting a Columbine-style killing spree that police apparently foiled in the nick of time. The trio had been planning since January to "execute" three students from Oaklyn, then carry out random attacks on as many people as possible, police said.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 02:01:52 PM | More Screen News »
from the Ghoulish Trend Watch dept.
Is that your pelvic bone or are you just happy to... well, yes, it is actually. Fox reports that Cameron Diaz, Pamela Anderson and Pink (a triple threat of *shudder*) are blazing new fashion trails, while we the public stare on helplessly. Turns out that "foxy" low-slung pants are also good for showing off the pelvic bones. It's hot and sexy, we swear! What? You don't believe Cameron Diaz? Or that bastion of sober judgment, Pamela Anderson? Well then, I hope a pelvic bone pokes your unfashionable eye out. Hmmph.
posted by kittydeathstar at 01:53:23 PM | More Band News »
Jul 7, 2003
from the Ted Dibiase Memorial dept.
Every man may have his price, but Mr. Cameron Diaz has been outed as a skinflint by the New York Post after, get this, tried to haggle with the owners of a bowling alley so that his crew could par-tay. Apparently Timberlake even attempted to charge folks $20 a pop for his autograph. Realizing this wouldn't go down well with the audience of MTV Cribs, his publicist has issued a statement asserting that Timberlake and crew were indeed bowling with balls made out of diamonds and filled with Cristall.
posted by kittydeathstar at 05:44:16 PM | More Music News »
from the Glad I'm Not Named Buddy dept.
Proving the fatal efficiency of the Buddy System, Buddy Ebsen follows Buddy Hackett's footprints to the grave, apparently dying of complications from pneumonia. Buddy Guy is still alive, although he has been moved to an undisclosed location until the Anti-Buddy Ray is discovered and dismantled.