Archive for October 22nd, 2012

Elliott Smith ‘Figure 8’ Mural Revamped

October 22nd, 2012
To mark of the ninth anniversary of Elliott Smith's death yesterday a group called Punk Rock Marthas revamped the mural that was featured on the cover of Figure 8 the last album Smith released before his death NME reports The mural located on the side of Solutions Audio Video Repair...

Jay-Z and Beyonce Lose Bid to Trademark ‘Blue Ivy’

October 22nd, 2012
Jay-Z and Beyoncé can't trademark the name of their daughter Blue Ivy the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled which means the Boston wedding planner Blue Ivy can continue to use the name The superstar couple filed a petition to trademark the name "Blue Ivy" shortly after their daughter was...

Q&A: Jason Lytle on Going Solo and Going Native

October 22nd, 2012
Jason Lytle is smaller than you might expect under his baggy flannels and janitor slacks and strikingly deer-like Beneath his trucker cap he hides big Bambi eyes that project a vulnerability that may account for him getting beat up by cowboys during his teen years in  Modesto California where he...

Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis Catalog, Says Reunion Is ‘Highly Improbable’

October 22nd, 2012
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett was never totally satisfied with the sound of the band's output during his time with the group in the Seventies "Those songs were recorded very very quickly between gigs" he says "It was really just a brush with the studio rather than a full portrait" Back...

The Sword Return With ‘Apocryphon’

October 22nd, 2012
Few modern-day metal bands can match the muscular riffing of the Austin Texas quartet the Sword Comprised of J D Cronise (vocals guitar) Kyle Shutt (guitar) Bryan Richie (bass) and Jimmy Vela (drums) the band has become a favorite of esteemed peers such as Metallica (who have invited the lads...

RZA, the Black Keys Battle to Determine ‘The Baddest Man Alive’

October 22nd, 2012
RZA's martial arts movie The Man With the Iron Fists premieres on November 2nd but the hip-hop mastermind starts the battle early in the video for the "The Baddest Man Alive" from the soundtrack The Wu-Tang leader faces off with the Black Keys in a restaurant to determine who really is...

Morrissey Postpones Handful of U.S. Tour Dates

October 22nd, 2012
Morrissey has postponed a handful of dates on his US tour to be with his ill mother who has been hospitalized in England according to a press release posted on Morrissey fan site True To You The singer has nixed shows October 23rd in Pittsburgh October 24th in Columbus Ohio October...