Vampire Weekend have heard the Paul Simon comparisons one or two thousand times before, so it makes sense that frontman Ezra Koenig would record a version “Papa Hobo,” from Simon’s self-titled 1972 solo album. Give it a listen here:
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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on new Foos documentary : 'I wish we wouldn't put that f--ing movie out'
“I wish we wouldn’t put that f—ing movie out,” said Hawkins to NME of the film, which openly chronicles his battles with drug addiction and the band’s brushes with near-dissolution. “I’m not really comfortable with the public sort of openness.”
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The pairing of new school rhymer Wiz Khalifa and rap icon Snoop Dogg is a match made in chronic heaven.
The two avid weed puffers are taking their friendship further than just music and creating a movie called, fittingly, High School. The stoner comedy will likely be released sooner than later, Khalifa confirmed to Rolling Stone.
“It should be coming out pretty soon. It’s about pot, of course,” he said. “But it’s about me [sic] and his relationship. A spin-off of us being cool in the industry, smoking a lot of weed, and being around a lot of weed. We’re going to try to have fun with it and also try to enlighten people at the same time, not just get everybody high.”
Today in Lady Gaga: Two videos for 'Born This Way,' chart dominance, plus a stop at 'The Gayle King Show'
Another day, another dozen headlines dominated by music and media’s favorite person: Lady Gaga. Today’s news from Gaga centers around three things: When we’ll see her forthcoming music video(s!) for “Born This Way”; the continued chart dominance of “Born This Way”; and her appearance on The Gayle King Show this morning. To make it easy, let’s take in the news in digest form:
- “Born This Way” music video(s): Gaga Tweeted late last night that her music video for hot, hot, hot single “Born This Way” is coming on Monday, Feb. 28. “You did it Monsters!” she wrote on Twitter. “‘Born This Way’ is #1 in 14 countries + were #1 again on Hot 100! Thank you for believing! Video Monday 28th 11am Est.” The other beat to the music video story is that there will apparently be two — yes, two! — music videos for the song. Besides the video for the single, she’ll do a second video for the acoustic version of “Born This Way” that will be available on iTunes. Proceeds from the clip will go to charity.
- Single success: Shocker! “Born This Way” is still dominating the charts, specifically the Billboard Hot 100, where it sits at the top for the second week in a row, after last week being crowned the chart’s 1,000th No. 1 single.
- The Gayle King Show: Gaga appeared to talk about “everything,” the show’s press folks said. In a clip—which you can watch in full after the jump—Gaga talked about the scrutiny she’s under as a public figure. “I think there’s a tremendous amount of analysis that goes into everything, which is sort of two-fold,” she told Gayle. “On the one hand, when I seed cultural statements into things that I do, people say, ‘Well, why are you doing that?’ And then if I don’t, people say, ‘You’re boring.'” Earlier she had said: “I always like to say, people take me too seriously and not seriously enough all at the same time.” Watch a clip of the interview here: READ FULL STORY
London Guardian. The Scottish-born Rafferty first achieved U.K. success in the ’60s with the Humblebums, a folk act which also featured the talents of Billy Connolly. In the early ’70s, he formed the band Stealers Wheel, whose single “Stuck in the Middle With You” was famously used by director Quentin Tarantino in his debut movie Reservoir Dogs. But Rafferty will be best remembered for his solo single “Baker Street,” a saxophone-driven, soft-rock classic that has been a radio staple around the world since its release in 1978. READ FULL STORYSinger-songwriter Gerry Rafferty has died at the age of 63 after a long illness, according to the
The story told by the new documentary Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is a very sad one, no question about it. Ochs was one of the 1960s’ greatest folk singers and activists to those in the know, but he never got as much fame as he desired or deserved. He died by his own hand in 1976, and as the film proceeds through his life’s work, you know all along where it’s heading.
Before reaching that inevitably tragic conclusion, filmmaker Kenneth Bowser (Easy Riders, Raging Bulls) does an admirable job of conveying why Ochs’ music continues to mean so much to his fans. Friends and fellow radicals like Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Tom Hayden give illuminating interviews, as do latter-day admirers like Sean Penn, Billy Bragg, and Christopher Hitchens. They help explain exactly what made Ochs great — his unresting commitment to social justice, his genuine belief that songs could change the world, and of course his songs themselves. But you don’t have to take their word for it. Bowser has unearthed who knows how many hours of unseen footage, including clips in which Ochs sings “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “There But for Fortune,” “Changes,” “Crucifixion,” “I’m Going To Say It Now,” and more. These alone make the film a must-see for fans like me.
Bowser doesn’t shy away from Ochs’ battles with mental illness and alcoholism. The film’s honest depiction of Ochs’ final years can be hard to watch; by the end of a press screening last night, I was tearing up. But I’m absolutely glad I saw this movie, and I think any fan would feel the same. It’s an essential portrait of an artist who ought to be far better known.
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune opens Jan. 5 in New York City. Any Ochs fans out there looking forward to seeing the film? Let us know in the comments.
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“We’re working on a lot of things, and we hope to have an album soon,” Lynch says. “All of this to me is an experiment. We were calling it kind of a modern blues — music based on the blues. It’s led to all sorts of different things, but I really want to do a modern blues album.”
“There’s nothing I can say in terms of what the rules are, but there is a feel,” Lynch added. “It has to be anchored in something strong and pure, and it’s modern in that it’s joining with all the things you can do these days in ProTools.”
“The advancement in digital things means there’s a whole slew of possibilities,” he continued. “I love organic phenomena. I love the real, rough sound of blues. I love a heavy guitar and great, strong drums. Then there’s so many things that can be done to it that will modernize it.”
Lynch, who also collaborated on the Dark Night of the Soul project with Dangermouse and the late Sparklehorse, has signed to England’s Sunday Best label; he plans to release a full album, recorded with his longtime film engineer Dean Hurley. As of today, the tracks “Good Day Today” and “I Know” are available on iTunes. Sample the woozy electro ditty “Good Day” after the jump:
Indie-folk duo the Weepies, no strangers to TV and film soundtracking — their “World Spins Madly On” alone appeared on Smallville, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, Life Unexpected, Hellcats, and Grey’s Anatomy, among others — will release a track to iTunes tomorrow from the upcoming dramedy Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton.
a good Gossip Girl go bad, and now a Gwyneth Paltrow movie has made her go country.Cobra Starship made
MTV reports that actress and occasional pop star Leighton Meester has recorded the twangy downtempo ballad “Words I Couldn’t Say” for the upcoming Country Strong (due in theaters December 22), in which she appears as a bright-eyed ingenue alongside Paltrow’s alcoholic, downward-sloping Nashville star. Stream it after the jump:
Sasha Grey is more colorful than most. Certainly it’s hard to think of anyone else who’s appeared in a Steven Soderbergh film (2009’s The Girlfriend Experience), essayed a fictionalized version of herself on Entourage, and won an award for Best Three-Way Sex Scene, a trophy she earned for her performance in the as-yet-unreviewed-by-EW 2007 movie F— Slaves.It is fair to say that the resume of
But the recently retired adult film star is now getting fans hot and sweaty in a non-porn stylee thanks to her new career as a DJ. Her gigs so far include the after-show of a New York concert by post-punkers the Swans and an appeance at the Playboy Club in las Vegas. “I was getting a lot of offers to host parties in various clubs across the country,” explains Grey. “I mentioned to my manager that I was interested in DJ-ing and he ended up connecting me with some agents. For the most part, the response from people has been pretty positive. Of course, you’ll always have some naysayers. But they never want to say anything to your face. Which is a shame, because I like a good conversation!”
After the jump, Grey converses about her go-to DJ track, her band aTelecine, and whether it’s true that she likes to record naked. (Hey, come on, we had to ask!)
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