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2011/10/31

Yesterday when I was digging around for Halloween songs I ran into The Cure's version of the Joy Division classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart." It's kind of hard to cover Joy Division, but really, how can you go wrong with The Cure?

The Cure "Love Will Tear Us Apart"





I always found The Swans' cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" to be a stellar version too. I bought the Love Will Tear Us Apart ep by the Swans when it came out in 1988 and I really love this version. I think it has something to do with Michael Gira's deep vocals.

The Swans "Love Will Tear Us Apart"




Honestly, in my opinion you need some kind of special cred to get away with covering Joy Division. Sadly, Fall Out Boy decided to record their own cover and while FOB might be competent at what THEY do, their cover was so wrong for so many reasons. Brace yourself:

Fall Out Boy "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Back with more Halloweenish songs and this time they were submitted by Kevin! Thanks Kevin!

The Gruesome Twosome "Hallucination Generation"



Darcy Clay "Jesus I Was Evil"




Moev
"Crucify Me"





Alien Sex Fiend
"I Walk The Line"





Public Image Limited "The Order Of Death"




Switchblade Symphony "Witches"




London After Midnight "Kiss"




Until December "Bela Lugosi's Dead"




Wumpscut "Wreath Of Barbs"

Looks like Johnny Marr will be guest starring on a future episode of Portlandia
 
From Marr's official site: Johnny has filmed a guest star role for Portlandia, a US television series produced by Andrew Singer and Jonathan Krisel. Portlandia is set and filmed in Portland Oregon and features Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.
 
Oh, and by the way it's Johnny Marr's birthday today!  Let's hope it's not unhappy...
 
 
 
Here's a bunch of old school Halloweenish songs to get you in the mood...

Bauhaus "Bela Lugosi's Dead"



Ramones "Pet Sematary"



XTC "Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead"



The Specials "Ghost Town"



The Misfits "Halloween"




Ministry "Everyday Is Halloween" (from 1984)




Ministry "Everyday Is Halloween" (the thrashy Al Jourgensen remix from 2010)




Joy Division "Dead Souls"




Morrissey "November Spawned A Monster"




The Smiths "Cemetry Gates"




Sisters Of Mercy "This Corrosion"




Skinny Puppy "Smothered Hope"




Skinny Puppy "Worlock"




The Damned "Grimly Fiendish"




New Order "Spooky"




David Bowie "Scary Monsters"




Sinead O' Connor "I Am Stretched On Your Grave"




Dead Can Dance "Spirit"




MC 900 Ft Jesus "The City Sleeps"




My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult "The Devil Does Drugs"




My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult "Devil Bunnies"




Severed Heads "Dead Eyes Opened"




Concrete Blonde "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)"




Nouvelle Vague "Bela Lugosi's Dead"




Tears For Fears "Watch Me Bleed"

2011/10/30

U2's 1991 classic Achtung Baby will be reissued in a variety of formats starting Monday in celebration of the cd's 20th anniversary. The Super Deluxe and Uber Deluxe versions will feature the Achtung Baby documentary, From The Sky Down. Watch the trailer for the film below and read an interview with the film's director Davis Guggenheim here.



From The Sky
Down premiered on Showtime last night, and is currently available for on demand viewing through November 26th. You can also visit Showtime's official site to find out when you'll be able to watch it again (multiple dates have been scheduled over the next couple of weeks.)

Earlier this week Q Magazine released their own Achtung Baby tribute, Ahk-toong BAY-bi Covered, featuring covers from Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Killers and more. The compilation was only released in the U.K. but U2 is now selling a limited number of copies on their website. You can also listen to all of the covers here.

2011/10/29

If you're a fan of bands on Creation Records (My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, Oasis, etc) you are going to literally cream yourself when you check out this website. It's the official audio archives website for Creation Records. Tons. Of. Archives. F'ing amazing. Enjoy.

By the way, the film Upside Down: The Creation Records Story was released earlier this year in the U.K. and it aired on the BBC on Friday. The documentary will eventually be released in North America (Rocket Releasing is the distributor of the film in the U.S.) but a release date is still TBA. In the meantime you can scour the net for a pirate version...
A few weeks ago Tom Morello interviewed Perry Farrell for a national radio special titled Inside Jane's Addiction: The Great Escape Artist. Take a listen to the special below (note that full songs from the special were edited out due to copyright restrictions.)

Inside Jane's Addiction: The Great Escape Artist - Hosted by Tom Morello by FMQB Productions
The annual Voodoo Festival is going on in New Orleans all weekend long. Last night Soundgarden headlined and ripped through an explosive two hour set. Read a review of their performance here or just watch some fan shot video below:

"Gun" (featuring Pepper Keenan from Down/Corrosion Of Conformity)




"Jesus Christ Pose"



"Blow Up The Outside World"



"Spoonman"

The Flaming Lips recently created a song that is 24 hours long. You'll be able to hear a full stream of the song here starting on Halloween (Sunday night/Monday morning) at 1pm ET.

2011/10/28

Noel Gallagher has revealed to Fantastic Man Magazine that he owes Johnny Marr "a fortune" after staying at Marr's home rent free for two years. Read the sordid details here.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many organizations have designated today as a day that people are encouraged to show their support by wearing pink. While I wholeheartedly support the cause, I'm not wearing pink. Instead, I'll post a link where you can donate to a worthwhile charity ( Susan G. Komen) which would be more helpful than what you wear today. Plus we'll dust off something pink to enjoy:

Vicious Pink "Fetish"


2011/10/27

Shirley Manson from Garbage revealed today on Twitter that she just completed vocals on the title track for the band's new cd. The new record from Garbage is due out in the spring, but over the past couple of months they've been posting short (very short) videos with song samples. Check out the latest one below:



If you missed this earlier in the week, check out a "progress report" from Garbage here.

R.E.M. has posted two new films directed by Michael Stipe for the new single "We All Go Back To Where We Belong."  Watch the films here.  R.E.M.'s double disc 40 song collection Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 will be released on November 15th. 

Liam Gallagher has reportedly been cast in an upcoming film about The Beatles titled The Longest Cocktail Party. The project is an adaptation of the Robert DiLello book and it will be directed by Michael Winterbottom (who directed the Manchester/Factory Records epic 24 Hour Party People). Winterbottom has reportedly revealed to The Daily Mail that Gallagher will indeed have some sort of role in the project. Read more on the film here.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' tour kicked off this week and last night they played their debut show in Manchester. Noel dusted off the Oasis classic "Don't Look Back In Anger" and dedicated it to The Stone Roses. Watch the INCREDIBLE AWESOMENESS BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You'd think no one would have the balls to remix of The Misfits' classic "Halloween" but yet...

Misfits - Halloween (Figure Moombahcore Edit) by Figure

Oh dear. Why not enjoy the original:


Somehow this one got by me: Crocodiles covered "Jet Boy Jet Girl" back in 2010. Who knew? I stumbled upon it when I was looking around for The Damned's version. Take a listen (lyrics NSFW depending on where you work. I'd err on the side of caution) and you can buy the mp3 here:

2011/10/26

MTV2 premiered the latest episode of 120 Minutes Wednesday morning at 3am. Why MTV2 can't bother airing it during reasonable viewing hours is beyond me. There isn't even another scheduled airing for the episode on television. Well, at least you can watch the episode in its entirety on demand here. Episode 4 features Death Cab For Cutie, City & Colour, Bush/Gavin Rossdale, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Kasabian, The Big Pink, Mates Of State and more.
By now if you follow music you are likely aware the Stone Roses have reunited. The band will kick off their reunion next summer by playing three sold out shows in their hometown of Manchester, and from there they'll embark on a world tour. Dates for the world tour have not been officially announced yet, so don't be fooled by the fake itinerary which leaked a couple of days ago.

The hotly anticipated reunion will indeed be documented on film. The band has allegedly enlisted British filmmaker Shane Meadows to record their every move (ok, maybe not every move) while getting ready for the momentous tour.
U.K. football star Joey Barton is claiming he's going to make a Smiths' reunion a reality. Apparently Barton was at the Q Awards on Monday and he told the crowd onstage:

"If I could get The Smiths back together that would top anything I could achieve on the football pitch."

You're probably saying, yeah riiiiiiiight, like this guy is gonna make the impossible somehow possible. Fear not, I doubt it too, but keep in mind Barton is friends with both Johnny Marr and Morrissey (in fact he's having dinner with Moz later this week according to The Sun).

I never believed a Stone Roses full reunion would ever be a reality, so I guess anything could happen.


U.K. electronic duo Orbital will return with their eighth studio album next year. The new record is still untitled but you can check out a brand new song titled "Never" below and catch up with Orbital here.

Never by ORBITAL
Liam Gallagher was interviewed on the CBC show Strombo last night. Liam made the following comments about an Oasis reunion:

"I'm definitely open, well, Noel is the one that started this kind of thing, but I'm definitely up for doing a tour...I don't feel there's going to be a full band again, you know what I mean? That's done I think, but Noel was mentioning like a tour for the 2015 What's The Story, Morning Glory, and I think by then, three years, I think I'll grown up a bit by then and so will he. If not, I think we can do that and go back to our Beady Eye, The High Flying Birds, or whatever it is, but if the people want it we won't stand in the way. If they don't want it, they don't."

Watch the clip of Liam's comments and there's also video of he and wife Nicole discussing the music they listen to at home. Really, Loverboy and Kiss???




The Damned are currently on the road celebrating their 35th anniversary and even though the tour won't be visiting Detroit, you'll be able to get a glimpse into the band's live show soon. Filmmaker Wes Orshoski (Lemmy) has been hired by the Damned to document all the craziness and a feature length documentary will be released sometime next year. The film will feature footage of the Damned (both on and off the road) as well as interviews with band members.

Captain Sensible had this to say about why the film is going to happen:

It seems like every other scumbag who was ever in a punk band got a film made about them, now it’s our turn, and at least we have some real stories to tell. Hopefully, this will cause a bit of a stink, but that’s what it was always supposed to do.

Read more about the upcoming documentary on The Damned here.

This calls for a celebratory viewing of "Grimly Fiendish" don't you think?


2011/10/25

You might already be familiar with Australian DJ Young Edits (aka Luke Foskey) from his Moving Me Up ep released earlier this year. If you're not familiar, the highlight of the ep was a remix of Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting." Young Edits has returned this week with another classic alternative remix: this time it's Joy Division's "She's Lost Control." Listen below:

Joy Division - Shes Lost Control (Young Edits Voices In Her Edit) by Young Edits // Youth

Young Edits - Cloud Busting by Peter Disco
Today Q Magazine's Achtung Baby cover record hit the streets along with the latest issue of the magazine in the U.K. For everyone else, there's the internet! (Special thanks go out to ToneNoir on YouTube!)

Check out all the tracks from the record below (do it now in case they get yanked).
The songs have been placed in the same order as U2's Achtung Baby.


Nine Inch Nails "Zoo Station"




U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing" (Jaques Lu Cont Remix)




Damien Rice "One"



Patti Smith "Until The End Of The World"



Garbage "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"



Depeche Mode "So Cruel"



Gavin Friday "The Fly"



Snow Patrol "Mysterious Ways"



The Fray "Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World"



The Killers "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)"



Glasvegas "Acrobat"



Jack White "Love Is Blindness"

Q held their annual awards ceremony yesterday afternoon in the U.K. Q 2011 winners include U2 (Best Act Of The Last 25 Years), Coldplay (Best Act In The World Today), Bon Iver (Best Album), and Noel Gallagher (Q Icon). A surprise winner was Siouxsie Sioux, who revealed she's working on new songs that we'll be hearing soon!

Take a look at the entire list of winners below:


Best Act In The World Today: Coldplay
Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years: U2
Best Album: Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Q Best Male Artist : Tinie Tempah
Q Best Female Artist: Adele
Q Icon: Noel Gallagher
Q Classic Songwriter: Gary Barlow
Breakthrough Artist: Ed Sheeran
Best New Act: WU LYF
Q Innovation In Sound: Kaiser Chief
Q Inspiration: Fatboy Slim
Q Next Big Thing: Lana Del Ray
Best Track : Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Best Video : Jessie J - Do It Like A Dude
Best Live Act: Biffy Clyro
Q Classic Song: Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Q Outstanding Contribution To Music: Siouxsie Sioux
Q Hall Of Fame: Queen

2011/10/24

Neverending White Lights will release their long awaited follow up to 2007's Act II: The Blood & The Life Eternal next month. Act III: Love Will Ruin drops November 8th, and you can check out the official trailer for the release below:



Also, on November 18th you'll be able to check out Neverending White Lights at the Room in Windsor. Grab advance tickets here.
How does she keep it so red??? Shirley Manson from Garbage has revealed all to Allure about how she maintains her rockin' red hair. Read Manson's beauty secrets here.

Meanwhile, Stereogum did a more, ah, serious interview with Manson as well as Butch Vig. Vig and Manson talk about the forthcoming new record, touring, and more. Read the meaty article titled Progress Report: Garbage here.

If you haven't heard Garbage's cover of "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" (from Q's U2 Achtung Baby cover album) take a listen to it below.


2011/10/23

Check out a sampler from Q's U2 Achtung Baby tribute cd:



Here's the full tracklisting:

Nine Inch Nails "Zoo Station"
U2 (remix) "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
Damien Rice "One"
Patti Smith "Until The End Of The World"
Garbage "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
Depeche Mode "So Cruel"
Snow Patrol "Mysterious Ways"
The Fray "Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World"
Gavin Friday "The Fly"
The Killers "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)"
Glasvegas "Acrobat"
Jack White "Love Is Blindness"
Fan shot video from tonight's Noel Gallagher show in Dublin:



Noel Gallagher was interviewed on the Jonathan Ross show in the U.K. Watch the interview and a live performance of "AKA...What A Life" below.





And here's another performance from British television:

2011/10/21

Skinny Puppy will release their new cd hanDover on Tuesday. Check out another new song titled "Icktums" here.
The two Stone Roses reunion shows in Manchester sold out this morning in about 14 minutes. The band added a third show for July 1st, and that sold out as well.

2011/10/20

Perhaps the Stone Roses have inspired Liam Gallagher, because Rolling Stone is reporting that Liam now says he's open to an Oasis reunion for the 20th anniversary of What's The Story Morning Glory (which would be 2015). I didn't believe for a moment that the Stone Roses would reunite, but I don't have any doubts that an Oasis reunion will happen. I'll actually be surprised if it takes 4 years.

Sounds like the Gallagher brothers are mellowing. Just today Shortlist published an interview with Noel Gallagher who mentioned he recently threw down a few pints with Damon Albarn. Well, that's certainly some good news. It seems like just yesterday when Noel made his infamous statement about wishing Albarn and bandmate Alex James would "catch AIDS and die", doesn't it? Incidentally, the only good thing that came out of Noel's incredibly distasteful statement was the song "My Big Mouth" which Noel wrote as an apology of sorts.

Oasis "My Big Mouth"


Tickets to see the Stone Roses at Heaton Park in Manchester, England June 29th & 30th go on sale tomorrow at 9:30am BST. Visit the band's official website for links to purchase tickets.

The internet never disappoints. U2's cover album will come along with copies of next week's issue of Q in the U.K, (but not in North America) but now, some nice person with a soul has posted Garbage's cover of U2's "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" for the rest of the world and you can listen to it below.



You can also check out two other covers from the record:


Jack White "Love Is Blindness"

Jack White - Love Is Blindness by @U2Argentina

Damien Rice "One"

Damien Rice - One by @U2Argentina

Full disclosure: So far, it's Jack White FTW

M83

M83 will be answering fan questions on Twitter tomorrow at 12pm ET. If you have a question you only have a few more hours to submit it to @emusic (deadline is tonight at midnight). Tomorrow at noon make sure you're following @emusic and/or @m83news to check out the chat.

M83's new double cd Hurry Up, We're Dreaming just dropped this week and has received rave reviews. Take a look at the video for "Midnight City" below.


2011/10/19

Here's the Jane's Addiction chat from yesterday if you missed it:

Watch live streaming video from janesaddiction at livestream.com


Watch some footage of the making of The Great Escape Artist below. The full cd is out now!




2011/10/18

A few months ago Alan Wilder (ex-Depeche Mode) held an auction to unload some equipment, collectibles, and other memorabilia. On November 1st, the documentary made to promote the auction will be released as a limited edition DVD. To find out more about Collected or to pre-order the DVD, visit the Alan Wilder/Recoil official website. You can also watch the entire documentary here.
Skinny Puppy will return with a new cd hanDover next Tuesday. Check out the cd's first single, "Village" below, and visit Peta2's website to grab a free download of another album track titled "Wavy." Additionally, you can check out samples all 11 songs on hanDover here.

The Stone Roses' press conference held earlier today can be viewed below:



The Stone Roses have indeed reunited.  The band, featuring all 4 original members (Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani, and Reni), announced their return during a press conference in London today.  Two live shows were announced for Manchester (June 29 & June 30), and there are plans for a new cd and a world tour.  Today's press conference will officially premiere on the band's newly launched website at 3pm ET today. 
The Great Escape Artist from Jane's Addiction is finally out today! Don't miss the band's live chat at 3pm ET here. Check out some fan shot footage of the band's encore from their New York City show last night. Jane's Addiction plays Irving Plaza again tonight.

2011/10/17

Check out a new song from R.E.M. titled, "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" below (via murmurs.com). The song will be released on R.E.M.'s 2-disc collection Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 which is set to drop November 15th.

Well, now the British paper The Sun is reporting that Ian Brown has confirmed the Roses' reunion. Brown's BFF Dynamo (a magician!) allegedly showed the Sun a text message from Brown stating the reunion was happening. Allegedly. Read the entire story here. What would be awesome is if all of this turns out to not be true.

2011/10/16

Well, on Friday the rumors started again: will the Stone Roses reunite? At first, when I heard the rumor again I rolled my eyes, because really, are we going to go through this again? It seems like every few months this rumor seems to persist. Back in 2009 everyone was SO SURE there would be a reunion for the 20th anniversary of the band's classic cd The Stone Roses. Well, there was no reunion and guitarist John Squire even created a sculpture to air his view on getting the band back together.

Anyway, back in the spring rumors swirled again after singer Ian Brown and John Squire had allegedly buried the hatchet and started speaking after seeing each other at the funeral for Mani's mother. Again, lots of hot air blew, but no reunion.

But now NME has revealed that a noted publicity firm in the U.K. will be holding a press conference in London on Tuesday to make "a very important announcement" and the announcement will be about a band/concert/tour. People in the know think it's about the Stone Roses and a couple of people that know the band have made some comments on Twitter lending more credence to the rumors.

Will it happen? I guess we'll find out on Tuesday. The rumor in 2009 was that everyone in the band other than Ian Brown wanted to reunite, especially considering the amount of money that was on the table. Interestingly enough Brown was recently divorced, so perhaps he needs the cash? The money on the table for this reunion would be huge, huge, huge. We'll see if it happens. Stay tuned.

2011/10/14

Wow, I'm still in shock as I type this. Spin is reporting that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth have separated after 27 years of marriage. The news has been confirmed by Matador Records, so this isn't some ridiculous rumor. Gordon and Moore were married in 1984 and have a 17 year old daughter, Coco. Read Spin's report on the split here.

2011/10/13

Check out the awesome short film Soundgarden-The Early Years below:



Meanwhile, Chris Cornell is holding a "Who's Your Keeper" contest on his official website (as a tie in to his song "The Keeper" from Machine Gun Preacher.) Share your story of your keeper and you could win. Details are posted here.
Spiritualized performed at Royal Albert Hall in London a couple of nights ago and you can watch some high quality footage of "I Am What I Am" below.



Spiritualized performed some new material at the show, and you can check out fan shot footage here via Consequence of Sound, and read a review of the show here and here. According to Spiritualized their highly anticipated new cd has been pushed back to March of next year.

2011/10/12

Skinny Puppy are releasing a new cd titled hanDover on October 25th. Revolver Magazine has the exclusive stream of the first single, "Village" so click on over and take a listen. I'm loving the new song--it's kind of old school sounding, but at the same time it sounds new. You'll get what I'm talking about once you hear the song. Regardless, I'm definitely amped up to hear the full length cd. You can also click over here to download a 10 minute mp3 interview with Ogre discussing the new cd and more.
When the Lemonheads announced they'd be playing It's A Shame About Ray in its entirety on tour, I was pretty excited. But if the reviews of the NYC shows are any indication, it sounds like things aren't going so well on the road. Read reviews of Sunday night's show from Brooklyn Vegan and Village Voice. The tiny upside is that it sounds like things made a turn for the better on Monday night's show even though they didn't play the entire cd as billed. Hopefully the band can keep it together for the Detroit gig October 18th at the Magic Stick.
Noel Gallagher is holding a listening party on his official website which started today at noon. The first side of the album will stream via Noel Gallagher's official site until tomorrow at noon, then the second half of the cd will stream tomorrow at noon for another 24 hours.

Or...you could just listen to the full cd stream now, right here on Soundcloud.
Last week VH1 relaunched Pop Up Video with all new videos. Watch a couple of the new ones below and you can watch episodes of Pop Up Video weekdays at noon on VH1:

Green Day "21 Guns"



OK Go "Here It Goes Again"



Beastie Boys "Intergalactic"



Coldplay "Viva La Vida"



Panic At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

2011/10/11

Jack White has redeemed himself. Back when news broke about White's collaboration with those fools in ICP, I was dumbfounded. I thought perhaps White had entered into some oddball Howard Hughes descent or something, but it now appears the ICP collaboration was a momentary lapse of reason. I've wholeheartedly forgiven Jack because he's recorded a sublime cover of U2's "Love Is Blindness" which you can listen to below (via Spin, via the BBC, etc):



The emotionally draining (in a very, very good way) cover will surface on Q's Achtung Baby tribute cd, AHK-toong Baybi Covered (really, that's the name of the cd) which will come along with the October 25th issue of the magazine in the U.K.
The new cd from Jane's Addiction is streaming on iTunes. The Great Escape Artist drops next Tuesday, but click here to listen to it in its entirety, and while you're hanging out on iTunes why not pre-order the album?
Noel Gallagher will be previewing his solo record starting tomorrow on his official website. The first side of the album will stream for 24 hours starting at 12pm ET tomorrow, then Thursday at noon the second side will stream for 24 hours. To access the stream you have to register with Noel's site (the link to listen to the stream will appear in the inbox at the top right corner of the site tomorrow). Here's a link with all the details on the listening party, and if you need to register you can do that right here.

The debut cd from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds drops Monday in the U.K. and November 8th in the U.S.
Oh no, Beady Eye fans: Liam Gallagher just sent out this tweet:

Zurich, apologies for cancelling tonight's gig, I've got a throat infection, absolutely gutted, hope to see you all again soon...LG

ZOMG! Inquiring minds WANT TO KNOW: Does this mean Beady Eye are breaking up? Will Andy, Gem, and Chris allege Liam had a hangover? Who'll be the first to get sued? Will the Sun snap a photo of Liam boozing it up tonight??? Does Liam really have throaty issues, or does he
just want a good night's sleep so he can get up and listen to Noel's listening party tomorrow???

*um, yeah, I'm kidding. Chillax.

2011/10/10

In the latest Noel Gallagher vignette, Noel talks about using wine glasses, a double bass, and a saw on the new record. Honestly, he should record one of these audio clips each day. Hell, I'd pay good money to subscribe to a daily commentary from Noel.

U2's Achtung Baby is celebrating its 20th anniversary and a few months ago word leaked that a U2 covers/tribute record from Q was in the works. Today Q has revealed the album will be given away with copies of the October 25th issue of the magazine which U.K. readers can pre-order starting today. Everyone else will have to wait until it pops up on the interwebs (copies of the mag in North America will NOT come bundled with this disc. Sorry, them's the breaks.) At any rate, take a look below at the impressive tracklisting:

Nine Inch Nails "Zoo Station"
U2 (remix) "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
Damien Rice "One"
Patti Smith "Until The End Of The World"
Garbage "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
Depeche Mode "So Cruel"
Snow Patrol "Mysterious Ways"
The Fray "Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World"
Gavin Friday "The Fly"
The Killers "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)"
Glasvegas "Acrobat"
Jack White "Love Is Blindness"

2011/10/09

Jarvis Cocker will release his first book, Mother, Brother, Lover on October 20th. The book features a ton of lyrics, commentary, and a special intro from Jarvis. Pre-order the book here, and check out an interview with Jarvis discussing lyrics and writing below.

Jarvis Cocker on Writing and Publishing his Lyrics from FaberBooks on Vimeo.

Full disclosure: I lurve Jarvis Cocker. I'm pretty sure it's partly because of his glasses. There, I feel better now that you know the truth.
Looks like Smashing Pumpkin Record Club members will be waiting a couple more days for the next freebie from the Smashing Pumpkins. The "crazy version of a well known Gish era song" will now be sent out on October 11th instead of today due to some internet access issues. FY to the I.

2011/10/08

The documentary on Ministry--Fix-The Ministry Movie--is currently being screened in select cities around the country (not Detroit, at least not yet). Earlier this year the documentary, which chronicles the band's 1996 Sphinctour excursion, was held up in part because Al Jourgensen was suing the directors/producers of the film. As it turned out, Jourgensen had a change of heart and dropped the suit this summer (some say due to a health issue he was dealing with) allowing the documentary to see light of day. Soon there should be a DVD release to report on, but for now you can read an interview with director Doug Freel here and you can read his tour diary (including an entry from the Detroit show on April 10th, 1996) here. Two trailers for Fix-The Ministry Movie can be viewed below:





And an early Happy Birthday to Al Jourgensen! His birthday is tomorrow.
Jane's Addiction are gearing up to release the brand new cd, The Great Escape Artist, on October 18th. If this stellar review of the cd is any indication, it appears that Jane's Addiction fans should be prepared to be blown away by the new album. Awesome.

While you're waiting for the cd to drop, why not watch the video for the band's latest single, "Irresistible Force" below:


Smashing Pumpkins kicked off the official Smashing Pumpkins Record Club about a month ago and they're getting ready to send out the latest freebie. According to the Record Club's Twitter, the next installment will be "a crazy version of a Gish era song" and will likely be emailed out tomorrow. Keep in mind the Record Club is free to join (registration with an email address is the sole requirement), so register today. Don't miss Smashing Pumpkins at the Fillmore Detroit on October 15th.
Spinner's interview with Peter Hook made headlines this week mainly because he made a couple (ok, more than a couple) of derogatory comments about his old band mates in New Order. But beyond Hooky's snarky comments about New Order, it's a pretty interesting read. He talks about the various incarnations of New Order, explains why he's on the road playing Joy Division songs, and even admits that if New Order were to contact him and admit they should have included him in the reunion he would be 100% on board. Read the entire interview here.

2011/10/07

Check out the 8 minute video for "AKA...What A Life" by Noel Gallagher below. The video picks up where "The Death Of You & Me" leaves off, and it even "stars" Russell Brand (not necessarily a selling point). The debut cd from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will drop October 17th in the U.K., and November 8th in North America.

Edit: I figured the video would get pulled down, and sure enough, it did. Hopefully the video will surface again on YouTube. Sadly it premiered officialy only in the U.K. so we'll have to wait for someone else over there to upload it surreptitiously at some point.

Watch Jane's Addiction's performance from Jimmy Kimmel last night:

Here's the new single "Irresistible Force"



And the classic "Stop"

2011/10/06

Check out another Noel Gallagher song below. "Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me" is the b-side to "AKA...What A Life."

Smashing Pumpkins kicked off their North American tour last night in Los Angeles. Check out the setlist from the show here. The band is selling live USB at their shows can also be purchased online, plus you can connect with the band through Crowdstream. Don't miss Smashing Pumpkins at the Fillmore on October 15th.
Here's the official trailer for the upcoming R.E.M. career retrospective Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage:



The collection is set to drop November 15th. And if you're an old school R.E.M. fan, you might want to check out this rare R.E.M. demo tape (from cassette!) that was unearthed earlier this week (unauthorized, of course).
Watch Portishead's performance of "Chase The Tear" from Fallon last night.

2011/10/05

The Associated Press just reported that Steve Jobs has died. Apple has confirmed the news with the statement:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

iSad
Gorillaz have announced the release of a singles collection to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary. The Singles Collection 2001-2011 features 15 tracks and a variety of formats are available (standard CD, CD/+ DVD, 7'' Box Set, and double vinyl). The street date is November 28th, but you can check out the tracklisting and pre-order it here right now.

Meanwhile Damon Albarn released Kinshasa One Two from his new project DRC Music this week. You can check out the official video for "Hallo" below.



And...if you can handle news on one more Damon Albarn project: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen have announced a one-off live date to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Greenpeace. Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen, and Simon Tong will be performing the gig in London on November 10th.

2011/10/04

Ringo Deathstarr will drop a new ep titled Shadow next month. You can check out a stream of all 4 tracks here. The ep's title track is expected to be the first single from Ringo Deathstarr's second full length cd, which drops in February.
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead appeared on Fallon last night. Check out the performance of "Give Up The Ghost" here.

2011/10/03

Check out another Noel Gallagher song "Alone On The Rope" below:

2011/10/02

VH1's show Pop Up Video is returning to VH1! The series originally aired on VH1 from 1996-2002, and starting tomorrow the new version of the series will air weekdays at noon on VH1. Read CNN's interview with Woody Thompson, the co-creator of Pop Of Video here, and check out a couple of classics below:



You can check out some live Portishead video from their performance last night (not great quality, but still...)

"Cowboys"



"Glory Box"




"Sour Times"

2011/10/01

Noel Gallagher isn't just a talented musician, he's also ridiculously entertaining. Check out the video below (originally posted on Noel's official YouTube channel) of Noel commenting on digital music. If nothing else, be sure to listen to the last minute of the clip, because that's when Noel kind of starts ranting and that's never a boring thing.

Oh, also, he drops a lot of f-bombs, so don't bother clicking play if you find that sort of thing offensive.


Portishead is kicking off a month long North American tour tonight in New Jersey as they headline I'll Be Your Mirror (part of All Tomorrow's Parties festival). Portishead co-curated I'll Be Your Mirror, and a few months ago they even put together a free 2.5 hour mixtape featuring some of the bands playing (which you can still download for free here or just listen to it below.)

Portishead's tour will stop through New York later in the week then they'll be routed through Canada and so on. Of course they won't be stopping by Detroit, so be sure to catch 'em on Fallon this Wednesday night.


ATP I'll Be Your Mirror USA Mixtape by All Tomorrows Parties