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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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"I haven't listened to a Creed song in years. I can't stand it. I wouldn't want to play those songs again. It was a complete nightmare."

~Mark Tremonti, ex-member of Creed (Rolling Stone)

“I’d rather eat my own testicles than reform the Smiths, and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.”

~Morrissey (Interview magazine)

"It's not a side project, but a priority. There will be more White Stripes records, more Greenhorns records, more Brendan Benson records—but for right now, it’s time for the Raconteurs”

~Jack White

"It's one of the best albums in the past 20 years—there’s nothing that touches this album”

~Brandon Flowers from the Killers talking about the band's new cd, Sam's Town

“I’m like a cockroach, don’t worry, I’ll be around for a long time”

~David Grohl on the false internet "David Grohl is dead" rumors

"We won't make a record again unless it became obvious that we need to do so."

~Rivers Cuomo, Weezer (May, 2006)

"Take those 'Weezer split' headlines and place them firmly in the don’t believe the hype bin”

~Weezer, official website (August, 2006)

“I don’t want any naked pictures of me on the internet, now do I?"

~Pete Wentz, Fall Out Boy, joking at the Leeds festival months after his nudies were uploaded on the net

“I’ve got a bruise, but it looks good. It makes me look rugged and tough”

~Brendan Urie, Panic! At The Disco, hours after getting pelted on stage by a bottle

"It saddens me that our whole relationship was reduced to that (song)—almost 3 years we spent together comes down to “woe is me-you don’t care about me” I’m kind of irritated that our dirty laundry had to be aired all over the world—I wouldn’t do that to somebody.”

~Shaun Morgan, Seether, on being outed in Evanescence's song, "Call Me When You're Sober"

"I’d rather poo in my mum’s Sunday roast than have Dangermouse produce a Portishead record”

~Geoff Barrow, Portishead

“We’re not one of the most critically acclaimed bands. We’re not putting U2 or REM out of business”

~Bret Michaels, Poison

Posh boys can’t take drugs man…they’re lightweights

~Liam Gallagher, Oasis, on finding out Tom Chaplan's (Keane) reason for rehab was due to his imbibing in port

“He won’t sing on anything but Coldplay stuff—I respect him and I hate him for that”

~Justin Timberlake, on finding out Chris Martin refused to sing a duet with him

"Get in the ring. Go to the gym...or if you prefer, get a new wig...here it comes, you fat, botox faced, wig wearing fuck. Don't think for a second we don't know where those words came from. Your unoriginal, uncreative little mind, the same mind that had to rely on its bandmates to write melodies and lyrics. Who's the fraud now bitch?"

~Scott Weiland lashing out at Axl Rose for some unseemly remarks he had made about Slash and Matt Sorem
2006's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Sex Pistols, Miles Davis, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Of course, the Sex Pistols blew off the induction ceremony.

The Beastie Boys spent time in 2006 promoting their new dvd, Awesome! I Fucking Shot That. The concert dvd was shot from a fans perspective--the Beasties gave 50 fans digital cameras and instructed them to film the band's show at Madison Square Garden.

A broke Courtney Love sold 25% of her Nirvana catalog rights to a businessman for 50 million dollars. Courtney claimed she needed a partner to take Kurt Cobain’s songs and bring them into the future and into the next generation.

Bono from U2 was immortilized in wax. The statue was unveiled at Madame Tussad’s museum in Times Square in March--just in time for St. Patty’s day.

Chris Demales from Less Than Jake was arrested during the band’s video shoot in L.A. The video was shot in a food court in a local mall, which annoyed the mall rats that were looking for proper nutrition. Security asked the band to leave, but apparently Demales lingered around too long—so he was arrested and charged with trespassing.

Cold called it a day. Scooter Ward made the big announcement in February. He later announced that he had formed a new band with his ex-bandmate Sam McCandless. When November Falls is expected to release their debut cd in 2007.

Morrissey upset Canadian fans when he called for a boycott on Canada due to the country's practice of slaughtering baby seals. Canadians turned the tables on the Moz and called on all the citizens of the country to boycott the new Morrissey cd, Ringleader of the Tormentors.

Avril Lavigne and Sum 41's Deryck Whibley got married over summer in Beverly Hills.

Jack White became a father in 2006. His wife Karen Elson gave birth to baby girl the couple named Scarlett.

Slipknot's Chris Fehn took part in the Regency MDA Golf classic in Iowa. His team took first place--Fehn is an avid golfer, plus he was paired with Jim McMahon of Chicago Bears.

Chad Kroeger from Nickelback was charged with drunk driving after being pulled over in British Columbia in June.

Mars Volta's drummer, Jon Theodore, left the band. He was replaced by Blake Fleming, who played with the band on some early demos back in the day.

3 Days Grace did a unique tour to promote their new cd, One X. They toured rehab facilities, treatment centers and detention centers for free. Adam Gontier came up with the idea for the tour--Gontier is living clean now and he wanted to encourage others to turn their lives around.

Good Charlotte's ex-drummer Chris Wilson is still pissed that he was fired in 2005. He ranted to the press accusing the Madden brother of screwing him out of money. He claimed, “I live in a van, you live in mansions.” Band said that he was well paid for drumming but he didn’t write songs so not owed publishing.
Here's another look back to the year that was 2006, at least music news-wise:

Korn drummer David Silvera opened new restaurant in Huntington Beach, California. The Silvera Steak House & Lounge opened its doors in the spring.

In December, Silvera announced he would take a break from Korn for awhile. Silvera will still be a member of Korn, but he won't appear on the band's new studio cd that expected to drop this summer.

Alice In Chains reunited in March for a few shows. The new line up featured former members Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, along with new vocalist William Duvall. Things went so well the band decided to launch a full scale world tour. The band played to a sold out crowd at the Emerald Theater in November.

Death Cab For Cutie released a dvd titled Directions. The dvd contains 12 short films--one for each song on the band's cd Plans. Death Cab debuted the short films one at a time on their website leading up to the release of the full length dvd.

311 moved their signature event--311 Day--from New Orleans to Memphis in 2006. The band couldn't get clearance to play at the Uno Lakefront Arena in New Orleans since the arena was still closed due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, so 311 day ended up taking place in Memphis for one year only.

Many bands showed their support for the troops by providing entertainment: Avenged Sevenfold hung out on an Air Force base in DC, and signed autographs. Staind played U.S. Army bases in Germany in March. Shinedown played for troops in Texas at Fort Bliss as part of USO tour. Kid Rock spent Christmas in Iraq hanging out with U.S. soldiers and military personnel.

A semi-Smiths reunion took place in March. Johnny Marr and the Healers played a benefit show in Manchester, England. The benefit was organized by ex-Smiths bassist, Andy Rourke. Marr invited Rourke onstage, and they played "How Soon Is Now" together.

Johnny Marr joined Modest Mouse in August. Marr is a full fledged member of the band and will appear on the band's new cd, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, which will drop on February 6th.

More Chevelle drama took place this year. In 2005, Chevelle fired their bass player Joe Loeffler, which caused drama mainly because the members of Chevelle are all brothers. The band claimed that they didn't really fire him, since Loeffler would constantly talk about quitting and how he hated to tour. He even quit the band a few times. At any rate, in 2005, Loffler was out of the band. In 2006 Loffler couldn't let bygones be bygones, so he decided to sue his ex-bandmates/brothers in 2006. The lawsuit has not yet been decided, so we'll have to wait until 2007 to see how this new drama unfolds. One wonders what the holidays might have been for the Chevelle camp this year, especially since Joe Loffler's replacement was his brother in law Dean Bernardini.

Ville Valo from HIM was busted in January in Finland for allegedly threatening to kill his neighbor and resisting arrest.

Fuel's lead singer Brett Scallions quit the band and went on to join the X's. After a long search (which included an offer to an American Idol contestant), the band found a new lead singer and started to work on a new cd.

In the spring a sex tape emerged that featured Scott Stapp and Kid Rock! The two weren't getting it on together--there were women on the tape with them. The two rockstars tried to prevent the tape from being sold on the internet.

Stapp ended up tying the knot in February (not to any of the women feature in the sex tape) and things seemed blissful until a drunken Stapp was arrested for public intoxication the night after the wedding. Stappy blew a 0.18 and was promptly arrested, however charges were later dropped.

In one last piece of Stappy related news, our Loveable Rockstar released a solo cd in March. Unfortunately for him, the cd was panned by critics, and largely ignored by the public at large. Even his ex-bandmates aren't too keen on the Stappster these days. Mark Tremonti told Rolling Stone that there would not be a Creed reunion. He said, "I haven't listened to a Creed song in years. I can't stand it. I wouldn't want to play those songs again. It was a complete nightmare."

Marilyn Manson got hitched in January of 2006. Unlike Stappy, he didn't get arrested the day after his wedding. Instead of posing for a mug shot, Manson's wedding pictures were featured in Vogue.

Braden Merrick, the ex-manager of the Killers filed suit against the band. Merrick is seeking 16 million dollars for discovering and guiding the Killers to the promised land. The lawsuit has not seen the inside of a courtroom yet.

Claudio Sanchez from Coheed & Cambria busted his hand while sparring with his brother Matthew (who is a boxer). Sanchez had to wear a cast for 3 weeks and also needed to see a physical therapist regularly.

In October, Sanchez released a solo cd under the name Prizefighter Inferno.

In November, Sanchez kicked out 2 of the members of Coheed & Cambria--bassist Mic Todd and drummer Josh Eppard were given the smackdown due to creative differences and lack of desire to go on tour.


Brand New will launch a U.S. tour in March. The band will be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on March 17th. Tickets will go on sale to the public in January, however if you want to register with Brand New's fan community, you can buy them on the net now. Click here to register and purchase tickets online.


Bono from U2 is getting knighted.

Link to the full story.


Coldplay has recorded a special holiday greeting for you. By all means, click here to enjoy the short festive film that the boys have recorded for you.
Sebadoh is gearing up for a winter tour. The original members--Lou Barlow, Eric Gaffney, & Jason Loewenstein--will be packing it up and hitting 33 cities for the tour. Don't miss Sebadoh March 22nd at the Magic Stick.
Two Green Day reissues have a new release date: 1991's 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour and 1992's Kerplunk will now be reissued on January 9th. They were previously scheduled for a December release.


Here's the video for "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" by Fall Out Boy.


Taking Back Sunday recorded a special, acoustic version of the "Twelve Days Of Christmas" during a recent AOL session. Check out the AOL version here, and a special animated version here.

Don't miss Taking Back Sunday at the EMU Convocation Center February 23rd.
Arcade Fire will release a new cd next year. Neon Bible will drop in the spring--probably March or April. The band has launched a new website to promote the cd. Click here and follow the directions to dial up a number to hear the band's new track "Intervention."
My Chemical Romance has a new video for "Famous Last Words." Check it out here before it gets pulled down by the Man.

Don't miss MCR February 28th at Joe Louis Arena. Rise Against will open up the show. Keep it on 89x for further ticket information.


Frank Black has a Christmas record he'd like you to check out. Christmass (yes, there are two esses), is available by mail order only. The cd/dvd collection features some Christmas songs as well as a lot of live acoustic material. If you'd like to find out more about the cd, click here.


A new Nine Inch Nails cd is in the works. Trent Reznor recently posted on his website that the band recorded 15 new songs and will mix the new material in January. He also says that the songs are all new--there are no leftovers from the With Teeth sessions. He went on to say that the new material is "highly conceptual" and "quite noisy." There is no official release date for the cd yet.

In more NIN news, the band will release a live dvd titled NIN Live: Beside You In Time. The dvd will drop on February 27th.


The Stooges will return with a new record in 2007. The Weirdness will drop in stores on March 20th.

Here's the press release with much more info:



Reunion albums are one thing. A Stooges reunion album is something else entirely.

On March 20, 2007, the band that predated punk and helped make rock and roll dangerous will release their first studio album since 1973’s seminal Raw Power. The Weirdness will feature three of the four original bandmembers – singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton and drummer Scott Asheton -- along with ex-Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt and original Stooges sax player, Steve Mackay.

The Stooges wrote over 30 songs for the record at a cottage in Florida early this year, then rehearsed in Ann Arbor, Michigan before they entered the Chicago studio of esteemed producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies) in early October. The album is being mastered in the UK at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Tracks on the album include: "Trollin'," "Greedy Awful People," "Claustrophobia," "Mexican Guy," "I'm Fried," "ATM," "O Solo Mio," "She Took My Money" and "End Of Christianity."

Iggy decided to reform The Stooges in 2003 while he was working on his solo album Skull Ring. He called the Ashetons, who still had the same phone number he had last called them on 25 years ago. The brothers agreed to contribute to four songs on the disc and the reunion seeds were planted. Then on April 27, the full band (with Watt on bass) played its first show together in 30 years to a spellbound audience at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Coachella, California.A triumphant reunion tour followed, and in 2005 The Stooges were nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They didn’t win, but were recently nominated again for induction at the upcoming ceremony to be held in early 2007.

If any rock band deserved Hall of Fame kudos it’s The Stooges, one of the most influential, powerful and explosive outfits ever to plug in a guitar. Formed in Ann Arbor in 1967, the Stooges were a forceful poke in the eye of commercial rock. Volatile and incendiary, the band wrote grimy psychedelic blues songs that grooved, droned and stomped in equal measure. Onstage, Iggy was commanding and menacing, cutting himself with glass, smearing his body with peanut butter and baiting the crowd out of its complacency.

The group’s volcanic energy earned it a record deal in 1968 and a year later, the Stooges released their self-titled debut, which featured the proto-punk classics “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “No Fun” and “1969.” In 1970, they followed with the heavier, more confrontational Fun House, which many consider the band’s finest hour. Three years would pass between Fun House and Raw Power, a primal, powerful slab of gyrating clamor from a band on the verge of physical and psychological collapse.By the end of 1973, the Stooges had broken up. In the decades that followed, Iggy established himself as a successful solo artist, releasing 15 studio albums between 1977 and 2003. Meanwhile, Scott Asheton played in Scot’s Pirates, Sonny Vincent’s Rat Race Choir and Rock Action and Ron Asheton rocked with Destroy All Monsters, the New Race, the Empty Set and Dark Carnival. In 1998, Ron joined forces with Watt and members of Mudhoney and Sonic Youth in the one-off supergroup Wylde Ratttz, an experience that paved the way for Watt to join The Stooges.

One of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2007, The Weirdness is destined to be as inspiring, unpredictable and undeniable as the three records that preceded it over three decades ago. The release of the album will be followed by a full world tour that will clearly display the energy, vitality and freshness of one of rock and roll’s greatest success stories. In other words, the legacy continues…


Thom Yorke from Radiohead will debut 2 new Radiohead songs on the downloadable television show From The Basement. The show will debut December 18th, and will also feature a performance from the White Stripes.

Here's some info from the official From the Basement website:

Gwen Stefani released her 2nd solo cd, the Sweet Escape, today. Gwen recently announced her North American tour dates. The tour rolls through the Palace June 1st.
VH1 has fallen under the spell of Courtney Love. The cable channel will premiere their trashy documentary, "The Return of Courtney Love," on December 16th. Don't miss it!

In more Courtney news, check out the piece that ran yesterday in the Daily Mail:

Read the article here.


Blender magazine recently published their list of "the 50 worst artists in music history" and if you're wondering, Creed did make the list! They didn't top the list though. Number one on the hitlist???? Why, Detroit's own Insane Clown Posse! Scroll down to read why they ranked number one.

Read the entire list here.


They sound even stupider than they look Two trailer-trash types who wear face paint, pretend to be a street gang and drench cult devotees in cheap soda called Faygo, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are more notorious for their beef with Eminem (who pistol-whipped an ICP homey in 2001) than their ham-fisted rap-rock music. They claim that a “dark carnival” visited them one night, prophesied impending apocalypse and made them its messengers. Between this circus gospel, they find plenty of time to rap about 40-ouncers and venereal disease.


A incredibly rare Velvet Underground acetate is on the bidding block on Ebay. The rare acetate was actually found at a flea market and purchased for 75 cents. The current bid on Ebay is 50 thousand dollars!

According to the listing, these are the songs on the acetate:

1.European Son- completely different version,. Guitar solo is much bluesier. Less noisy and experimental. Longer by 2 minutes or so.

2.Black Angel's Death Song-Same take as released version. Different mix.

3.All Tomorrow's Parties- Same take as released version. Different mix.

4.I'll Be Your Mirror-Same take as released version. Radically different mix. No echo on Nico's vocals. Background vocals on end of song are more subdued.

5.Heroin-Completely different take than released version. Guitar line is different. Vocal inflections different, and a few different lyrics. Drumming is more primitive & off kilter. There is a tambourine dragging throughout the song.

6.Femme Fatale- Same take as released version. Radically different mix. Percussion more prominent. Alternate take on background vocals. Much more "poppy".

7.Venus In Furs- Different take than released version. Vocal inflections completely different. Instrumentation more based around Cales' violin than the guitar as in the released version.

8.I'm Waiting For The Man- Different take than released version. Guitar line is completely different. Vocal inflections different, and a few different lyrics. No drums, just tambourine. Bluesy guitar solo.

9.Run Run Run- Same take as released version. Different mix.

Check out the ebay listing here.
Recently Maynard James Keenan from Tool was interviewed by Aaron Burgess from avclub. The interview is long, yet very interesting, especially if you are a Tool fan. Do yourself a favor and click the link to check out the entire interview.


Fall Out Boy is getting ready to come to town for the 89x Nutcracker. Don't miss FOB December 13th at the State Theater.

The band's new cd, Infinity On High, will be released February 6th. You've already heard the first single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" on 89x. Pete Wentz is proud of the anthemic single as well as the entire record, but he says it won't change the world. Wentz told AOL Music, "everyone wants to write music that cures cancer. I want to write songs that are like scars, where it's like you don't really need a scar 'cause you can just wear a jacket but it looks pretty (effing) good and it does feel all right sometimes."
Now that you can't get enough of My Chemical Romance, wouldn't it be wonderful to enjoy their debut cd with extra trimmings? I know. Well, your prayers have been answered. On December 12th, the debut cd from MCR, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, will be reissued. It'll contain some previously unreleased videos too. See, sometimes life goes your way.
The Taste of Chaos tour will kick off February 15th. You'd better believe they will be making a stop in the Detroit area. 30 Seconds to Mars, the Used, Senses Fail and more will be at Cobo on March 31st. Keep it on 89x for further ticket information.
Check out the new single from Finger Eleven here. The song is called "Paralyzer" and can be found on the band's forthcoming cd, Them vs. You vs. Us. The new cd drops on March 13th.