Archive for May 8th, 2012

Aaron Freeman, a.k.a. Gene Ween, Releases Solo Debut

May 8th, 2012
Aaron Freeman is better known as "Gene Ween" his funny-voiced alter-ego that has sung as one half of cult-duo Ween since 1984 But today (May 8th) Freeman releases Marvelous Clouds an irony-free collection covering songs by kitsch singer/poet Rod McKuen and the singer's first album under his own name The...

‘Mad Men’ Paid $250K for Beatles Song

May 8th, 2012
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner paid $250000 in licensing fees to use the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" in last Sunday's episode of Mad Men the New York Times reports It has become notoriously difficult to license the band's music for television but Weiner felt the high cost was worthwhile because...

Spiritualized Perform ‘Hey Jane’ on ‘Letterman’

May 8th, 2012
Spiritualized returned to the Late Show with David Letterman last night to play "Hey Jane" the single from their latest album Sweet Heart Sweet Light Under normal circumstances "Hey Jane" stretches out beyond the nine-minute mark but this abbreviated rendition of the tune cuts out the cacophonous middle section Related• Spiritualized...

Skrillex, Bassnectar, Avicii to Headline CounterPoint Festival

May 8th, 2012
Electronic titans Skrillex Bassnectar Avicii and more are set to headline the CounterPoint Festival in Atlanta this September The brand new festival will be produced by C3 Presents the organizers of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits and MCP Presents the organizers of Camp Bisco Other artists confirmed for the festival...

Beach Boys Perform New Song on ‘Fallon’

May 8th, 2012
The reunited Beach Boys played "That's Why God Made the Radio" on last night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon The tune which sounds as if it could have been written and recorded during their mid-Sixties glory days is the first single from the band's first album of new...