News for the week of 12.15.03 - 12.21.03
Dec 20, 2003
from the Still Crazy After All These Years - Legit Crazy, Not All BoogedyBoo Like Marilyn Manson dept.
It must be nice to know that you've still got the touch. Yep, OhGr (aka Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy fame) has got the faberge-egglike sensibilities of music-hating right wingers all stirred up once again! After seeing OhGr's "Majik" video on MTV (a music video on MTV?), a bunch of Toby Keith fans posted the following petition: "We the following feel shocked and appauled that MTV would air a music video that would show our president in a negative light in America's time of need. On several occasions a video has been shown for a song called Majik by a group called Ohgr that shows the president of the United States, George W. Bush, as he stands upon a large podium and delivers a speech using simiar mannerisms as Adolf Hitler himself. Almost as offensive is the fact that the video shows all Americans as hypnotised zombies. We are deeply offended by this video that not only offends the leader of the United States but the American people as well. The fact that MTV would show such anti-American footage during America's time of need deeply offends us all. We request that Ohgr's Majik video be removed from rotation on MTV and the MTV2 networks." Did they say "shocked and 'appauled'"? Yes, yes, they did.
posted by kittydeathstar at 12:22:05 PM | More Music News »
Dec 18, 2003
from the Wonder What Jack Looks Like dept.
Von Blondies singer Jason Stollsteimer had a violent dustup with White Stripes vocalist and Bacardi shill Jack White at a Detroit nightclub, for unspecified reasons. Stollsteimer plans to file charges.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 08:12:59 AM | More Band News »
from the Oh That Jessica! *Rimshot* dept.
Popstar Jessica Simpson confided in Steppin' Out Magazine that she feels betrayed by the author of her recent Rolling Stone cover story. Okay, before I give the quote, I'm just sayin' to get ready for a heaping helping of chicken of the sea. Ahem. "She made half the stuff up," Simpson complained. "It reminded me of my younger days, when girls would hate me because they wanted to be in my shoes... She said that Nick is a father figure to me... I have a great father already, thank you very much. She also said my house was puny... My house isn't puny!" Wow, sometimes I think she's the reincarnation of Wesley Willis.
posted by kittydeathstar at 07:06:33 AM | More Music News »
Dec 17, 2003
from the Well, It's The Truth... Louis Vuitton? Mom-And-Pop Outfit, Always Has Been. dept.
So anyway, Jennifer Lopez was doing a shoot for fashion house Louis Vuitton (as part of her new role as their "face"), and as it was winding down, someone mentioned that J-Lo could help herself to a little free swag if she wished. It's a custom. Well, then, Lopez totally mobilized her army of handlers to clean the place out! Sobbed one fop: "She got her entourage to bag up items worth thousands. She took shoes, dresses, bags — everything. An assistant went down the row of tables and loaded up duffle bags." When the carnage was over, the Vuitton people were standing around in shock, a state of tension broken by a single phone call. Jennifer had forgotten a pair of socks, would you mind sending them around? Heh. J-Lo has been dropped by Louis Vuitton.
posted by kittydeathstar at 12:30:09 PM | More Screen News »
Dec 15, 2003
from the And then there were... 2? 3? dept.
This bit of news should come as no surprise: Japanese labelzilla Sony and German uberlabel BMG have joined forces in a cross-the-world handshake not seen since the days of World War II.
posted by HisCheapMoves at 10:07:47 AM | More Label News »
from the Why Not Satanism? dept.
Boooo! And they said Morbid Angel was weird! Britney Spears has thanked Hollywood's newest fad, the nutty Kabbalah, for her new record 'In The Zone': "I was going through a bad time making this album and couldn't do what I wanted. Then I started studying the Kabbalah and suddenly everything started working out and falling into place." So between this and Marilyn Manson and Madonna's last record, the fucking Kabbalah sure does have a lot of shitty pop music to answer for.