Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and a reunited Jane’s Addiction are expected to headline the fifth annual Lollapalooza Aug. 7-9 in Grant Park.
Though promoters would not confirm the information Friday, multiple sources inside the industry said the three headliners are a lock for the festival. Three more arena-level headliners are expected to be included when the complete lineup is announced next month.
Excited? Or were you hoping for something more…um…timely? I haven’t seen Jane’s Addiction since the first Lollapalooza in 1991. But then again, I’m old and crotchedly.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Paul’s Boutique we have digitally re-mastered and reissued the record. The reissue comes in five versions offering everything from a digital-only package with 320kbps MP3 downloads to an exclusive limited-edition V.I.P. Type package that includes a CD, 180-gram vinyl, a Paul’s Boutique t-shirt and a never seen before poster that’s 8 ft wide. (OH WHAT!?????!!!!!!???) Most items are available exclusively at beastieboys.com
Digital downloads are available in lossless formats (FLAC and Apple lossless). You’ll also find band commentaries, videos, original album art, and more.
Physical release is due February 10. There are no bonus tracks (aw, not even the b-sides!), but every configuration includes a “track-by-track audio commentary by the band detailing the making of the record.”
• The standard Digital Download is $11.99.
• The Deluxe Digital Download is $15.99.
• The CD (includes immediate download) is $18.99.
• The Vinyl (includes immediate download) is $23.99.
• The 20th Anniversary Commemorative Package is $129.99.
“It’s true,” claim the Beastie Boys on their website. “Paul’s Boutique is turning 20! So we remastered the sucker. Sign up to be notified.” Done.
I had always assumed that licensing issues/sample clearances would prevent them from ever reissuing this hip hop classic. Guess not. Can’t wait. In other news: I’m old! 20 years? Wow. I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Dr. Paul Ebner for turning me on to this album tape back in 1990.
Over on Metroblogging Los Angeles, they’ve uncovered some fantastic early Beastie Boys history, including “a 1985 recording of Adam Bomb’s radio show on KXLU… [Glen E. Friedman] was showing the B-Boys around LA while they were here on tour and he took them by the studio for this show.”
What’s up with the new Beastie Boys album? The NME claims The Mix Up will “hark to the style of the band’s classic albums Check Your Head and Paul’s Boutique.” Contradicting this, they quote Mike D saying, “We play instruments on the whole album, as opposed to sampling.” Paul’s Boutique, of course, was 100% glorious Dust Brotherly samples. So which is it?
To confuse matters further, Mike D tells the Fr0k that “it’s an instrumental album. There are no vocals, no samples.” How does that hark to the style of Paul’s Boutique at all? The only instrumental on Paul’s is the silly “5-Piece Chicken Dinner,” which was actually just a snippet of “Shuckin’ The Corn” from the Deliverance soundtrack.
My theory: the dope who wrote the NME article has never listened to Paul’s Boutique.
More Mike D quotes and the track list after the jump…
Martin Guitars recently issued a David Bromberg model guitar patterned after one of his favorite guitars and they sold out the entire run. (The model had a list price of $5,600). “I started to wonder, ‘when did I become cool?’ I still don’t think I’m there yet.”