Archive for August 28th, 2009

Foo Fighters Set to Unleash Two New Tracks on “Greatest Hits”

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Ben Watts Madonna is unveiling two new tracks on her best-of collection Celebration, and now there’s word Foo Fighters are doing the same. November 3rd’s Foo Fighters Greatest Hits will include “Wheels” and “Word Forward,” a pair of fresh tracks from Dave Grohl and Co. The band debuted “Wheels” in Washington, DC, over July Fourth weekend, when they performed at the USO’s bash honoring military heroes. A press release confirms “Word Forward” was recorded with ...

New Film Chronicles Tragic Tale Of Seattle Punks The Gits

August 28th, 2009
If you’re unfamiliar with Mia Zapata and the Gits, you’ve yet to hear one of punk rock’s saddest tales. Zapata, the band’s frontwoman, was brutally attacked at the band’s height in 1993, and her killer wasn’t sentenced until February 2009. The band’s story is now being told in The Gits, a documentary from Jab Films that recounts the group’s rise and sudden fall against the backdrop of Seattle’s punk movement of the early 1990s, which ...

Mariah Carey Adds to ’80s Covers Canon With Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is”

August 28th, 2009
Foreigner: now with 100 percent more whistle pitches! While it’s doubtful “I Want to Know What Love Is” will become the “Don’t Stop Believing” of 2009, Mariah Carey takes a whack at one of our 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Because who hasn’t felt heartache and pain … and has a new album coming out next month that has so far gotten press primarily for a silly feud with Eminem. In truth, though, this is ...

Scissor Sisters Working On Dance Record You Can Cry To

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Mazur/WireImage The Scissor Sisters are still hard at work on the follow-up to 2006’s Ta-Dah, the band’s mastermind, Jake Shears, reveals to Pop Justice (via Stereogum). For the first time in nearly a year, Shears has offered an update on the progress of the LP, which is being helmed by Stuart Price, who has worked with Madonna (on Confessions on a Dance Floor) and the Killers (on their most recent disc, Day & Age). ...

Backstreet Boys Lean on Classic Influences, Fresh Collaborations on October LP “This Is Us”

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Ray Kay Call them pop’s longest-running, most persistent group. Call them men, not boys. Just don’t call it a comeback. “We almost named the album that,” jokes Nick Carter, one-fourth of the Backstreet Boys, whose seventh studio effort, This Is Us, is slated for release on October 6th. “We’re the Brett Favres of the music industry.” Clearly, he and his bandmates are fed up with the public perception that they’ve taken an extended time out. ...

Jackson’s Family Told Cops They Found Heroin In His House: Report

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Allegri/Getty When police raided Michael Jackson’s home the day after his death, they did so acting on tips from the pop star’s family, who claimed they’d found a bag of heroin in his bedroom. But a source close to the investigation tells the Associated Press that the substance believed to be heroin tested negative for the drug. The tip was, however, the impetus for the search, which turned up a number of other drugs, including marijuana, ...

Raekwon Cooks Up “Cuban Linx” Follow-Up For September 8th

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Stawiarz/Getty In 1995, Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon broke out on his own, releasing what was perhaps the most influential of the Clan’s solo projects, the criminally conceptual Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Two subsequent solo offerings followed, 1999’s Immobilarity and 2003’s The Lex Diamond Story, and since 2005, fans have been awaiting the oft-delayed sequel to Rae’s stunning debut. On Friday, the Chef served up all the delicious details for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II. The ...

Michael Jackson’s Life To Be Celebrated Saturday In Brooklyn

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Kane/WireImage An event organized by director Spike Lee to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson on what would have been his 51st birthday is expected to draw more than 10,000 fans of the late King of Pop — five times the number initially expected — on Saturday, August 29th, at the Nethermead meadow in Prospect Park. The festivities will get underway at noon and run until 5 p.m., rain or shine, and the event is ...

Death Cab For Cutie Score Lead “New Moon” Soundtrack Single

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Metcalfe/Getty The lead single from Twilight sequel New Moon’s soundtrack (due in stores October 20th) will come from Death Cab for Cutie. The exclusive new tune called “Meet Me on the Equinox” will debut next month during the broadcast of the MTV Video Music Awards on September 13th, and the long-awaited follow-up to Twilight will be in theaters November 20th. Read a Q&A with New Moon star Robert Pattinson. “We are very excited to be a part ...

News Ticker: Slipknot, Weezer, Chris Brown, MGMT

August 28th, 2009
Photo: Jelonek/WireImage A burst appendix has reportedly forced Slipknot off the road, according to Blabbermouth. The band canceled its August and September tour dates citing “personal issues,” which sources say referred to drummer Joey Jordison’s surgery. Weezer radio — the band’s own Artist Personal Experience (APE) station — launches today. The station can be found on Clear Channel’s “iheartradio” network and will feature the band’s own playlists, interviews and more. Chris Brown will make his first large-scale ...