Archive for July, 2009

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Gets His Own Alley in Ohio Hometown

July 31st, 2009
Photo:Granitz/WireImage In 2006, Oklahoma City named an alley after its favorite freaky sons the Flaming Lips, last month it was announced that Run-DMC will lay claim to the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens when it’s rechristened “Run-DMC JMJ Way,” and this Saturday, the city of Warren, Ohio, will honor Dave Grohl with a street of his own. According to local Website http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/525384.html?nav=5021" target="blank">Trib Today, Grohl is expected to show for the ...

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor Explains Why He Left Twitter

July 31st, 2009
Photo: Kravitx/FilmMagic Trent Reznor has made a brief return to social networking, hitting up the safe confines of his NIN.com message boards to tell fans why he left the savage world of Twitter. As Rock Daily previously reported, Reznor unceremoniously deleted his Twitter account a few weeks back with no explanation. Prior to the deletion, Reznor talked about ditching Twitter because, simply, “Idiots rule.” As Reznor reiterated in his NIN.com post, it was the trolling that ...

Eminem Issues “Warning” to Mariah Carey With New Dis Track

July 31st, 2009
You didn’t really think Eminem would sit silently as Mariah Carey dressed up like a joke Shady and mocked him in the “Obsessed” video, did you? Eminem, with a little assistance from a big-time Dr. Dre beat, has fired back at Carey and her husband Nick Cannon, completely eviscerating the Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel singer on a new dis track called “The Warning,” Rap Radar reports. “I’m obsessed now? Oh gee, is that supposed ...

News Ticker: Beyonce, Say Anything, Natalie Imbruglia, Warrant

July 31st, 2009
Photo: Warner/WireImage If the track list for an upcoming platinum edition of Beyoncé’s I Am … Sasha Fierce as posted by ThisIsRNB is correct, the singer will be including a cover of Billy Joel’s “Honesty” on the September 4th CD/DVD set. Say Anything’s new self-titled album is set for an October 13th release, RCA confirms. Frontman Max Bemis describes the 12-song LP as “a bigger, more accessible undertaking, but it’s twice as complex” as their last double-disc ...

All Points West’s Acts to Watch

July 30th, 2009
Photo: Vasquez/Getty From a band of Strokes proteges to a British synth-rock duo to a seventy-something slide guitarist, the names you’ll be talking about when New Jersey’s All Points West fest ends this weekend: the Postelles, La Roux, Seasick Steve and more: • All Points West’s Acts to Watch Plus, get another look at the best of the lineup, in photos: • All Points West ‘09 Lineup: Jay-Z, Coldplay, Tool and More Bands Taking the Jersey Stage And remember, Rolling ...

Tour Tracker: Sonic Youth, Black Francis and Deer Tick

July 30th, 2009
Sonic Youth extend their tour for The Eternal with a handful of West Coast dates, Black Francis plots two weeks worth of shows before hitting the road with Pixies and recent Breaking artists Deer Tick book shows at Newport’s Folk Festival, Austin City Limits and many more venues. Full dates for all the treks, after the jump. Sonic Youth Jul. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Music Fest Jul. 31 - Denver, CO @ Ogden ...

Monsters of Folk Supergroup Debut Three Songs On MySpace

July 30th, 2009
Monsters of Folk, the indie rock supergroup featuring My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, M. Ward and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, posted three songs from their upcoming self-titled debut album on their MySpace page, showcasing the varying styles fans can expect from this massive collaboration. Despite their name, these Monsters don’t only just focus on folk: The catchy “Say Please” has a Whiskeytown vibe and “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” sounds like a holdover ...

Abdul Twitters About “Idol” Status, DioGuardi Reportedly Returning

July 30th, 2009
Photo: Mazur/WireImageToday Paula Abdul provided a quick update on the status of her contract negotiations to return for the ninth season of American Idol: “Hi everyone. I’ve been quiet as we are trying to work out details of how I can return to #Idol,” she said on her Twitter. On July 21st she Tweeted that producers had still not been in touch. With Abdul’s return to Idol still in question, the show agreed to terms with ...

Hype Monitor: Listenlisten, Ramona Falls, Neon Indian

July 30th, 2009
The Band: Listenlisten The Buzz: Finally, a band name we can believe in! Mysterious and borderline un-Googleable Houston collective proves expert at putting the ghosts back into Goth-folk. Their upcoming full-length, Hymns from Rhodesia, is a spellbinding collection of country-gospel songs haunted by loneliness and loss. It’s the kind of music cowboys might hear in the distance as they stagger dumbly to their doom. And because they use a bevy of instruments, piling on piano and ...

Glover on Living Colour’s Return With “The Chair in the Doorway”

July 30th, 2009
Photo: Bill Bernstein When Living Colour returned out of hibernation with their 2003 reunion release, Collideøscope, fans probably assumed the group would return to their previous record-tour-record cycle. But this didn’t prove to the case, as the band — singer Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun — has subsequently focused solely on live work. But that’s all about to change with the release of the group’s fifth full-length, The ...