"Rock has always been the Devil's music. You can't convince me that it isn't"
- David Bowie, 1976
"Only the watchdogs can hear the whistleblowers"
- D'artagnan Bingemunkle, 1874
Rock the eff on.
As the Rolling Stones "50 and Counting" tour grinds into gear, one cannot help wonder what the average age of today's Rolling Stones ticket buyer is. The Stones were spawned in a wilder musical era, when young people at least had the illusion th... [Read more]
It's an obvious and commonly known fact that among all of the professions in the world today, one of the most lucrative of them all (and most passionately sought after) is a successful musician or rock star. And the word "rock" is sort of a catchall phrase here: any multi-million album-selling musician of any genre is poised to make a real fortune. But while you would think a musician's riches comes mainly from the record deal, album sales, and perhaps concerts, appearances and endorsements, the... [Read more]
Image and story stolen from the NME.com website.
Men using the bathrooms at a German Rolling Stones tribute museum were amused recently to discover the urinals are actually large mouths with full red lips. The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World are renowned for their lips and tongue logo, but who expected to be peeing into it? The inspired artworks now confront any bloke getting their ya-ya's out at the museum in Luechow, Lower Saxony, providing a whole new angle on the British expression... [Read more]
Damon FAIL…Sheen FAIL…Jagger FAIL…
• Christian Bale was rough-housed by plain clothes Chinese police after attempting to visit a controversial Chinese lawyer who was under house arrest. Bale claimed he just wanted to shake the man’s hand. He happened to have a CNN camera crew in tow for the potential handshake.
• Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel brought out the ugly side of kids with crappy gifts.
Jagger’s little secret…the holiday spirit rears its ugly head…rise of the bunnymen…
• The Rolling Stones inched one step closer to reuniting for a 50th anniversary tour when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards agreed to meet to iron out the wrinkles that surfaced when Richards openly discussed Jagger’s Little Red Rooster in his bestselling autobiography.
• A member of the University of York’s Department of Archeology argued that graffiti produced by the Sex Pistols John Lydon deserved ... [Read more]
Three big tours were announced or hinted at this week. Radiohead continued their surprise attack-marketing by announcing performances on the SNL season premiere and an hour-long episode of The Colbert Report in addition to two shows at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, all happening next week, with a more complete schedule in 2012. These will be the first stateside performances of their latest album The King of Limbs. Colbert released the following statement about the performance:
"I look f... [Read more]
Oh boy. While his handlers weren’t watching Mick Jagger snuck out to Jamaica and started a reggae band. On paper the team-up sounds intriguing. Damien Marley, Joss Stone, the Eurythmics Dave Stewart, Slumdog Millionaire composer A. R. Rahman, and of course, Mick Jagger round out an all-star cast. As the video begins the stage is being set, literally, for Superheavy to play at a downtown block party. Marley appears to be the proprietor of a record store called Kingston Sound, Stone is ... [Read more]
When Mick Jagger announced that he’d joined a new band it came as a bit of a surprise to everyone. Maybe he got tired of Keith Richards' raging appetite for weapons-grade pharms. Probably he just wanted to try something new. What does “new” mean for a grizzled old codger like Mick Jagger? In this case it means phoning a few “friends” and getting together another supergroup. When it’s Mick Jagger though, your friends tend to be pretty heavy hitters. Just to giv... [Read more]