A few evenings ago I watched the documentary Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile by filmmaker David Leaf on Showtime. Although the backdrops for the talking heads—ranging from Elvis Costello to Roger Daltry, from Jeff Bridges to a bunch of people who were with Wilson in the early days—were distracting and annoying, … Continue reading Surf’s Flat
Well, the NME has done it again. Whether through constant haranguing via the publication of rumors, amazing sources with inside information, or dumb luck and wishful thinking, the voice of British music news has seemingly brought about another reunion. And this is no ordinary reunion, but one of the least likely and most wanted among … Continue reading The Stone Roses: What The World Was Waiting For?
Wareham is touring the Galaxie 500 catalog, but without the original band.
When your frontman has busted ribs and is confined to a chair, can a band still bring the full element of danger?
A trailer for the documentary, No Distance Left to Run, on Blur’s 2009 reunion is out. It’s all hugs and good times and nostalgia and looks like a lot of fun for aging Blur fans like me. Trailer: Blur – No Distance Left To Run Blur: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki
But the band wants to tour with or without him. Sigh…
No, not the Stooges. Iggy and the Stooges. The Stooges released two albums: their self-titled debut and Fun House. Iggy and the Stooges released Raw Power. Got it? What’s the difference? Well, the Stooges were Iggy Pop on vocals, Dave Alexander on bass, and brothers Ron and Scott Asheton on guitar and drums, respectfully. For … Continue reading Iggy and the Stooges Reunion Coming Soon
Video: The Libertines – “Up the Bracket” (live May 15, 2009) The NME reports on the Libertines Reunion that took place this weekend in London’s Rhythm Factory: Then after the closing notes of ‘Albion’ soaked into the walls, Adam and Mick headed off… Gary leaped behind the drum kit and Carl strode on, the crowd … Continue reading Libertines Reunite for 6 Song Set
Mark and Gary are getting the band back together.
The Specials‘ founder, keyboardist, and songwriter Jerry Dammers says he’s been excluded from the band’s upcoming 30th Anniversary reunion dates, thanks mostly to the efforts of singer Terry Hall. Dammers says that he was involved in some early rehearsals, but that’s only because word of the meetings slipped out to him. “The fact is that … Continue reading Dammers Still Out of The Specials