Check out "Street Spirit" from one of the band's two encores last night!
Jonathan Davis from Korn was in Detroit last weekend playing a DJ gig at Bert's Warehouse Theater. He dropped a new track, "Tension" which you can check out below.
Here's an older Shatner cover that also features Ben Folds. It's "Common People" originally done by Pulp:
The Smiths: Complete will be available in the U.S. in mid-October, but you can pre-order now. If you're interested, keep in mind there are a couple of different versions of the collection. There's the massive Super Deluxe version with the band's 8 cds, vinyl, rare singles and more, and there's also a more scaled down version containing only the 8 cds. iTunes will also be selling a digital version of the collection.
MGMT- "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" (Bauhaus Cover) by LateNightTales
MGMT Late Night Tales Minimix by LateNightTales
Oh, and don't forget MGMT will be on Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night as Pink Floyd tribute week continues. MGMT will be performing "Lucifer Sam" so don't miss it!
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
So. Central Rain
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Pop Song 89
Losing My Religion
Shiny Happy People
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Man On The Moon
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong
Another highlight of the show was "Ceremony" which you can watch here.
Peter Hook & The Light continue on the road for the tour, and there won't be a Detroit date. But if it DID stop in Detroit, who would Hooky invite onstage for the encore? Jack White isn't in town, plus he's currently out of his mind (seriously, Jack, ICP???). Iggy Pop isn't in town but he would have been an awesome choice. Other huge Detroit names like Kid Rock, Eminem, or Aretha would be a trainwreck (though I'd pay huge money to see Aretha attempt it). Maybe Windsor's Daniel Victor from Neverending White Lights or the guys from Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr? Ah well, a Detroit show is not gonna happen anyway, but fun food for thought...
Also, if you like Nirvana, check out this hourlong BBC documentary radio program about Nevermind. The documentary features interview clips of Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Butch Vig, and other important Nevermind players. FYI, you can fast forward over the opening news segment as well as the news segment halfway through the program.
Here's "Sirens" from Unpersons:
Don't miss Chris Cornell tonight on Letterman. He'll be playing "the Keeper" from Machine Gun Preacher. The film opens in theaters tomorrow. Watch the trailer below.
"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M.
R.E.M. have been at it since 1980, releasing tons of great records, putting on spectacular live shows, and influencing countless bands. Thanks for all the years of great music, R.E.M. :)
*I don't mind bitchy emails, in fact, I usually encourage that type of thing, however use your bitchiness for good, not evil.
People either love or hate Ringo Deathstarr because they sound just like the bands who influenced them, namely Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Hey, it's better to rip off AWESOME bands than to put out craptastic sounding junk.
Psychocandy & Darklands will be available September 27th, Automatic and Honey's Dead drop October 4th, then Stoned & Dethroned and Munki complete the series October 11th.
The full length Lou Reed/Metallica cd, Lulu, drops November 1st.
Nevermind will be reissued in a variety of formats and packages starting September 27th, though some of the editions won't be available until October. Watch the trailer for info on the 20th anniversary release of Nevermind below:
Bob Mould is currently on the road promoting his autobiography See A Little Light The Trail & Rage Of Melody. Alas, no Detroit date.
"Bob's Yer Uncle" is one of my all time faves from Happy Mondays:
Coheed will also be featured on the ZZ Top tribute record covering the song "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers." ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends drops October 11th and also features Filter, Wolfmother, Mastodon, and everyone's favorite, Nickelback.
Don't miss the Smashing Pumpkins at the Fillmore on October 15th. If you're thinking about going to the show, you might want to check this out--Smashing Pumpkins fan meetups are being organized for all of the dates on the tour. If you want to get involved in organizing, or if you'd like to attend a meetup, be sure to click the link and reply to the email addy provided. And take a look at the band's official Facebook page for slightly more info.
It's pretty exciting news that the film is finally coming out, because there for awhile it looked like the film was going to be shelved. After shooting, director Jon Spira ran into some financial issues which led to the film's delay, but after a successful online fundraising campaign, the film is indeed ready for a proper release on DVD. The lucky peeps in the U.K. will also have the opportunity to attend screenings on the indie cinema tour, which also promises some live musical performances from Oxford bands past and present. Ordering info is forthcoming, so be sure to keep an eye on the film's official website and Facebook page.
Check out the trailer for Anyone Can Play Guitar below.
Of course, you may also want to check out what appears to be THE VERY SAME COLLECTION at Amazon, because it's even cheaper than the version Rhino is selling (almost 150 dollars less). Regardless, do what you've gotta do, I'm just passing along the info...
Dinosaur Jr have also announced dates for a short West Coast tour in the fall where they'll play Bug in its entirety. Henry Rollins will be conducting a short interview on stage live before each show. For dates, visit the band's official website.
Back in 1991 Dinosaur Jr toured with Sonic Youth and Nirvana in Europe. Sonic Youth put together a documentary about that legendary tour, (which will be reissued on DVD tomorrow). Watch Dinosaur Jr. play "Freak Scene" from 1991: The Year Punk Broke below.
Don't underestimate Arcade Fire's basketball prowess. After all, legend has it they stole this guy's basketball (the classic blog entry is fun to dust off every now and then for the sheer comedic value of the comments that follow the post).
For more on what Robert Smith is up to these days, check out this recent interview by the Guardian.
Don't miss Peter Murphy live at the Crofoot on November 25th (Black Friday). Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am.
Here's Coldplay performing "Charlie Brown" live from Glastonbury '11
Here's the original Kraftwerk version:
Big Black's version is pretty good too:
And then there's Ride's straight ahead version recorded for the NME 40th anniversary compilation titled Ruby Trax (it's a 3-disc set of covers, cool rare stuff if you can find it floating around somewhere).
Midnight City (Trentemøller Remix) by M83
M83 will release the double cd, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, in October. The tracklisting can be viewed below:
1. Panic! At The Disco – Mercenary
2. Coheed and Cambria – Deranged
3. The Duke Spirit – Creature
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Shadow On The Run
5. Blaqk Audio – Afterdark
6. The Raveonettes – Oh, Stranger
7. ††† (Crosses) – The Years
8. The Damned Things – Trophy Widow
9. Daughtry – Drown In You
10. The Boxer Rebellion – Losing You
11. Serj Tankian – Total Paranoia
*Bonus Collector’s Edition track
12. A Place to Bury Strangers – In The Shadow
Watch Peter Murphy, Trent Reznor, and TV on the Radio perform the Bauhaus classic, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" below:
"Almost as soon as I began touring with MCR I ran into problems with a member of the band's crew who I'll not name. The problems were many, big and small, but some of them were large enough that they began to greatly impact me and, by extension, my family. I'd reached my wits' end, and I made what was certainly the poorest decision of my life. Rather than address the issues that I had with the crew member in an open and honest manner, I tried to make them look irresponsible. My intention was to make this person look incompetent. I had no intention of profiting whatsoever. Again, I cannot overstate how poor my judgment was in this situation; it was a tremendous mistake, and it's one I'll regret for years to come."
Wow, someone needs a course in critical thinking...
Don't miss Blink live at the sold out 89x Birthday Bash. Don't have tickets? Your last chance to win them happens this Saturday morning. Details here (scroll down to the Saturday events).
Blink 182 are also the cover boys on the October edition of Alternative Press, which is on sale now. Each Blink boy has a separate cover, plus there's also a cover with a group shot, so collect them all!
Why not watch Placebo perform "The Crawl" for Radio 21 in Romania below? You'll thank me later.
Watch New Order perform their classic song, "Temptation" for the BBC from 1984 below:
If you like the Stooges, be sure to check out Raw Power Live: In The Hands Of Fans on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 27th. This release features footage of the band's 2010 performance of Raw Power at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, plus a special interview Iggy did with the six fans who filmed the show.
Pedicone was a relatively new member of MCR, he replaced the exiting Bob Bryar last year. Jarrod Alexander (from Dead Country) will be temporarily be filling in on drums while the band continues on the road with Blink 182. We're sure to hear more about the drama in the days to come as My Chemical Romance will be in town September 11th for the sold out 89x Birthday Bash at DTE.
Some shit happened last night and before the blogosphere gets all crazy with false statements and ridiculous opinions we want the true story to come from us... But please listen close because this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this. The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives. The people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on.