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2006/06/25

The Church is heading out on the road to promote their new cd, Uninvited Like The Clouds. They'll be at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on August 13th. Ex-Catherine Wheel singer, Rob Dickinson will be opening up the show. Rob released his debut solo cd, Fresh Wine For The Horses last fall, so he'll be playing solo material, but I'll bet he'll throw in a couple of Catherine Wheel songs too. This show will be amazing, so get your tickets now!
The Ian Curtis biopic now has an official title, and an official website. The film, which is based on the book by Deborah Curtis (the widow of the late Joy Division vocalist), is called Control. You can check out the film's official website right here. Shooting begins in a couple of weeks, and the movie should be in theaters sometime in 2007. You can read much more about Control here. It's an unofficial website, but there's tons of cool stuff to check out.

Pictured above: some of the individuals involved in the film, including Anton Corbijn and Deborah Curtis.
A film starring the Clash is set to be reissued on dvd in August. Rude Boy, which was originally released in 1980, will be available on dvd starting August 1st. The film is a fictional account of a man that quit his job to become a roadie for the Clash. The dvd is said to contain some extra footage of the Clash that wasn't available on the original release.

2006/06/24

Aaron Spelling, the legendary television producer, died last night at the age of 83. Spelling suffered a stroke on Tuesday, and he died from complications from the stroke yesterday.

Spelling was famous for producing hit tv shows. His work spanned decades. Some of the highlights from the 70's include Starsky & Hutch and Charlie's Angels. In the 80's he gave us the Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and trashy fashioned Dynasty! Then in the 90's he brought us Beverly Hills 90210 (starring his daughter, Tori) and Melrose Place.

He produced over 100 movies, including the legendary John Travolta film from 1976, Boy In The Plastic Bubble.

2006/06/22

Ex-Verve frontman, Richard Ashcroft, was arrested monday in Manchester, England. Apparently he busted into a youth club and demanded to work with the teens that were there. When Ashcroft wouldn't leave The Bridge Club, the staff called the cops and they arrested Ashcroft and took him away. He ended up paying a fine (about 150 dollars) for disorderly behavior.

Here's the Sun's version of events:

RICHARD ASHCROFT was arrested after bursting into a youth club and demanding to work with the baffled teens.

Witnesses say the former VERVE frontman appeared drunk and looked like a tramp as he began swearing and refusing to leave.

Staff called cops and Ashcroft was taken into custody for a couple of hours, then given an £80 fixed penalty fine for disorderly behaviour and released.

One eyewitness told me: “He was very strung out and close to tears at one point. He kept saying he wanted to work with kids, that he wanted to do ‘good things’.

“He wasn’t aggressive, in fact he was quite charming and friendly. He kept hugging some staff and kids.“But when the police arrived he was almost begging to be arrested. They told him to go quietly but he wouldn’t.”

The singer, famous for songs like The Drugs Don’t Work and who earned the nickname “Mad Richard” during his Verve heyday, entered The Bridge club in Chippenham, Wilts, just before 8pm on Monday.

The club is near where his wife Kate’s family live.

Around 60 youngsters in their early teens were relaxing and playing games when he arrived.

The witness said: “It was surreal and we couldn’t believe it at first. He looked like a tramp. He was dishevelled and unshaven, with filthy clothes, and there was saliva caked around his mouth.

“He was off his head, although he wasn’t slurring his words. One of the staff said, ‘You’re the spitting image of Richard Ashcroft’. And he said, ‘That’s because I am.’

“When they asked what he was doing there he said, ‘I’ve just come to see the kids. I want to see what’s going on in the youth club.’”

Ashcroft then announced he would like to work with the youngsters but the woman in charge of the club told him he would have to go through the proper channels.

The insider added: “He kept swearing and saying, ‘I’m Richard, I’m going to be doing some youth work here. You’ll be seeing a lot more of me, this is my first night.’ The woman was getting more and more anxious and rang her boss and I think he told her to call the police.”

Ashcroft then slumped on a sofa and the kids gathered around and asked him: “Are you really a rock star?”

When a lone police officer arrived, the star was seen arguing with him outside.The insider said: “He started getting aggressive towards the policeman and was swearing and asking him what his ‘f***ing problem’ was. The officer called for back-up and a patrol car arrived and took him away.”

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said Ashcroft was arrested for a public order offence and taken into custody.A police source added: “It looked like he was drunk. He was discharged once he had calmed down.”

2006/06/18

Frank Black is getting ready to release a new solo cd. Fast Man/Raider Man will drop this Tuesday. Black is getting ready to hit the road for a solo tour. He hasn't been on the road as a solo artist for a long time (he's been on the road for the past two years with the Pixies) so he's planning on playing selections from his brand new cd as well as songs from Honeycomb, the cd he released last year. Black's tour kicks off in August and he's taking the whole family along with him. His wife and 4 kids will be riding in the tour bus with him. So far, a Detroit date has not been scheduled for the tour.
Gabba Gabba Hey! A Punk Rock Musical is set to open in London on July 31st. The show features 18 songs from the Ramones, and Tommy Ramone is the musical director of the show. The show runs for one week only. If you want more info check out their website.

2006/06/17

Pete Doherty has been arrested yet again. I thought he had checked himself in to a rehab facility, but apparently not. This time around he was causing some kind of drug addled commotion in the air. Once the plane landed in Sweden, he was wheeled out and taken into custody.

2006/06/16

Chalk one up for the White Stripes. They successfully defeated their old producer Jim Diamond in court this week. Yesterday the case went to the jury, and after all was said and done, the jury only deliberated 20 minutes before reaching their unanimous verdict. White Stripes 1, Jim Diamond 0. Hours later, Jack White was seen sipping cool, celebratory cocktails at the Town Pump.

Here's the official statement from the White Stripes:

"This was a classic shakedown. They expected us to settle but we refused to back down. It took the jury less than 20 minutes to figure out what this case was really about. This decision protects musicians and original authors of copyright from opportunists trying to take advantage of hard working, creative artists in the community. We are grateful the jury saw through Diamond's claims and ruled accordingly."

Here's a report from the Associated Press:

DETROIT - A federal jury ruled Thursday that the White Stripes don't have to share royalties with a producer who worked on the rock band's first two albums and claimed he played a pivotal role in creating its signature sound.

The eight-member panel deliberated about 20 minutes before returning its verdict in U.S. District Court, rejecting claims by Jim Diamond, who is listed as co-producer on the band's self-titled first album, released in 1999.

Diamond also is listed as sound mixer on "De Stijl," released in 2000, but the White Stripes denied that he helped create their style. The band said it had paid him $35 an hour for time at his Ghetto Recorders studio.

Jack White, singer and guitarist for the two-member band, told The Detroit News outside court he was pleased with the verdict, noting: "You never know what's going to happen in a trial."
A message seeking comment was left Thursday afternoon for Stephen Wasinger, a lawyer for Diamond.


The lawsuit trial before U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn started Monday.

Earlier Thursday, with Jack White and White Stripes drummer Meg White looking on, lawyer Bert Deixler argued that Diamond's engineering work on the records did not meet the standard for authorship.

"None of that constitutes originating an original work or causing it to come into being," Deixler said.

Wasinger, arguing for Diamond, cited liner notes from the 1999 album in which the band gave Diamond co-producer credit.

"Mr. Diamond at that time, in that place, was equally talented," Wasinger told the jury.

2006/06/14

The copyright trial involving the White Stripes is getting ready to wrap up. Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow and the jury will probably get the case on Friday. If you haven't been keeping track at home, Jim Diamond worked on two cds for the White Stripes and was credited as being "co-producer." Diamond is alleging that he was the one that created the band's sound--the sound that made them famous--so he feels he is due royalties. He filed a civil suit in federal court. The trial kicked off Monday in Detroit.

Jack White and Meg White both testified in their own behalf. From all accounts they both did a wonderful job representing themselves. In addition to Diamond testifying, the plantiff's side called in Jason Stollsteimer from the Von Bondies. Remember the brawl between Jack White and Stollsteimer a couple of years ago? Well, the jury got to hear all about it this week. By the way, the jury is comprised of 8 people, all Caucasian and none of them are seemingly hip to the "garage" sound. It'll be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Here's the piece that ran in today's Detroit News:

Brawl recounted in lawsuit over royalties from White Stripes recordings

Jack White, Von Bondies singer's testimony offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Detroit music scene.

by Paul Egan - The Detroit News - 14 June 2006

DETROIT -- A federal jury got a peek at the gritty world of Detroit's garage rock bands Tuesday as both members of the White Stripes and the lead singer of the Von Bondies all testified in a civil lawsuit over royalties.

Jack White of the White Stripes and Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies testified about their brawl inside Detroit's Magic Stick nightclub in 2003, and Stollsteimer told about finding an unusual message from White attached to his front door."I found a note stuck to my door with a knife in it," Stollsteimer told a jury and U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn.

Under the knife was a copy of a magazine interview in which White felt Stollsteimer slighted him by minimizing the help he gave in producing a Von Bondies album. "That's the last time I help you out," Stollsteimer said the profanity-laced message scrawled across the article said.

Earlier, in his own testimony, White said the idea that he stuck a knife in Stollsteimer's door was "a laughable lie."Much of the testimony had little direct relevance to the lawsuit, in which Metro Detroit producer Jim Diamond of Ghetto Recorders is suing the White Stripes, alleging he played a pivotal role in creating the group's early recordings and demanding royalties.

Asked if he recalled telling Diamond he would ruin his reputation in the music industry if he brought the lawsuit, White testified: "I believe I said this was going to ruin his reputation, if he did something like this."

White wore a black pinstripe suit, black shirt, black tie and a black fedora with a tiny red feather in it.

Stollsteimer testified it was about two years after he found the knife in his door that Jack White attacked him at the Magic Stick in Detroit."We fought each other," White said in his testimony. "I claimed he pulled my hair out and was punching me."

White pleaded guilty in 2004 to misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with the incident.Diamond is listed as co-producer of the White Stripe's self-titled first album in 1999 and as sound mixer on the group's second album, "De Stijl," in 2000.

Meg White, the White Stripes' drummer, testified that although the first album listed Diamond as co-producer, he really was not, and credit for producing belonged solely to Jack White. Diamond was paid $35 an hour for his work on the first album, which is all he was owed, she testified.

2006/06/11

The Rhino Records best of collection from the Replacements will finally be released this Tuesday. Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best Of The Replacements features 18 of the band's greatest hits, plus 2 brand new songs ("Message To The Boys" and "Pool & Dive").

The fine folks at Rhino are also readying some Jesus & Mary Chain reissues. Psychocandy, Darklands, Automatic, Honey's Dead and Stoned & Dethroned will all be reissued with bonus dvds and new liner notes, photos and more on July 11th.
More Cure reissues are coming later on in August. The Top, The Head On The Door, and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me will all be reissued with new packaging, liner notes, photos and more. In addition, the relatively obscure cd from The Glove (Robert Smith/Steven Severin from Siouxsie & The Banshees) called Blue Sunshine will be re-issued in August.

Here's more information on the reissues that I lifted from the www.thecure.com.

THE CURE - THE TOP2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS
WITH x17 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (1984)
01 SHAKE DOG SHAKE
02 BIRDMAD GIRL
03 WAILING WALL
04 GIVE ME IT
05 DRESSING UP
06 THE CATERPILLAR
07 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR
08 THE EMPTY WORLD
09 BANANAFISHBONES
10 THE TOP

DISC TWO - RARITIES (1982 – 1984)
01 YOU STAYED... (RS Home demo)
02 ARIEL (RS Home demo)
03 A HAND INSIDE MY MOUTH (Studio demo)
04 SADACIC (RS Studio demo)
05 SHAKE DOG SHAKE (Studio demo)
06 PIGGY IN THE MIRROR (Studio demo)
07 BIRDMAD GIRL (Studio demo)
08 GIVE ME IT (Studio demo)
09 THROW YOUR FOOT (Studio demo)
10 HAPPY THE MAN (Studio demo)
11 THE CATERPILLAR (Studio demo)
12 DRESSING UP (Studio alt mix)
13 WAILING WALL (Studio alt mix)
14 THE EMPTY WORLD (Live bootleg)
15 BANANAFISH BONES (Live bootleg)
16 THE TOP (Live bootleg)
17 FOREVER (version) (Live bootleg)>

THE CURE - THE HEAD ON THE DOOR
2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGSWITH x18 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGNAL ALBUM (1985)
01 INBETWEEN DAYS
02 KYOTO SONG
03 THE BLOOD
04 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS
05 PUSH
06 THE BABY SCREAMS
07 CLOSE TO ME
08 A NIGHT LIKE THIS
09 SCREW
10 SINKING

DISC TWO - RARITIES (1984 – 1985)
01 INBETWEEN DAYS (RS Home demo)
02 INWOOD (RS Home demo)
03 PUSH (RS Home demo)
04 INNSBRUCK (RS Home demo)
05 STOP DEAD (Studio demo)
06 MANSOLIDGONE (Studio demo)
07 SCREW (Stttudio demo)
08 LIME TIME (Studio demo)
09 KYOTO SONG (Studio demo)
10 A FEW HOURS AFTER THIS... (Studio demo)
11 SIX DIFFERENT WAYS (Studio demo)
12 A MAN INSIDE MY MOUTH (Studio demo)
13 A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Studio demo)
14 THE EXPLODING BOY (Studio demo)
15 CLOSE TO ME (Studio demo)
16 THE BABY SCREAMS (Live bootleg)
17 THE BLOOD (Live bootleg)
18 SINKING (Live bootleg)>


THE CURE - KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME2 CD SET COMPILED BY ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x18 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (1984)
01 THE KISS
02 CATCH
03 TORTURE
04 IF ONLY TONIGHT WE COULD SLEEP
05 WHY CAN'T I BE YOU?
06 HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE...
07 THE SNAKEPIT
08 HEY YOU!
09 JUST LIKE HEAVEN
10 ALL I WANT
11 HOT HOT HOT!!!
12 ONE MORE TIME
13 LIKE COCKATOOS
14 ICING SUGAR
15 THE PERFECT GIRL
16 A THOUSAND HOURS
17 SHIVER AND SHAKE
18 FIGHT

DISC TWO – RARITIES (1986 – 1987)
01 THE KISS (RS Home demo)
02 THE PERFECT GIRL (Studio demo)
03 LIKE COCKATOOS (Studio demo)
04 ALL I WANT (Studio demo)
05 HOT HOT HOT!!! (Studio demo)
06 SHIVER AND SHAKE (Studio demo)
07 IF ONLY TONIGHT WE COULD SLEEP (Studio demo)
08 JUST LIKE HEAVEN (Studio demo)
09 HEY YOU! (Studio demo)
10 A THOUSAND HOURS (Studio alt mix)
11 ICING SUGAR (Studio alt mix)
12 ONE MORE TIME (Studio alt mix)
13 HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE (Live bootleg)
14 THE SNAKEPIT (Live bootleg)
15 CATCH (Live bootleg)
16 TORTURE (Live bootleg)
17 FIGHT (Live bootleg)
18 WHY CAN’T I BE YOU? (Live bootleg)


THE GLOVE - BLUE SUNSHINE2 CD SET COMPILED BY STEVEN SEVERIN AND ROBERT SMITH
DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
RARITIES FEATURES x16 TRACKS ON CD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
DELUXE PACKAGE CONTAINS A 20 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING SLEEVENOTES AND LYRICS WITH RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

DISC ONE – THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (AND BONUS TRACKS) (1983)
01 Like An Animal
02 Looking Glass Girl
03 Sex-Eye-Make-Up
04 Mr. Alphabet Says
05 A Blues In Drag
06 Punish Me With Kisses
07 This Green City
08 Orgy
09 Perfect Murder
10 Relax
11 The Man From Nowhere (Original Instrumental Mix)
12 Mouth To Mouth (Landray Vocal Mix)
13 Punish Me With Kisses (Mike Hedges Mix)
14 The Tightrope (Original Instrumental Mix)
15 Like An Animal (12" Club What Club? Mix)
Sonic Youth is back with a new cd on Tuesday. Rather Ripped drops Tuesday, but you can check out a full stream of the cd on the band's official website. Sonic Youth is gearing up for a summer tour with the Flaming Lips. The tour will roll through the State Theater on August 4th. If you want a taste of what's to come...check out Sonic Youth tomorrow night on Letterman.

2006/06/01

Thom Yorke's debut solo cd, The Eraser, is set to drop on July 11th. You can check out some samples from the cd here.

Don't worry...Radiohead isn't breaking up. They are doing a short U.S. tour this month, and then they're going back home to finish working on their new cd. They are expected to launch a full scale U.S. tour next year after the cd's release.