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Atoms for Peace: Amok Release Date: February 25 Back in 2006, Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke did what lead singers do, he wrote a solo record and called it The Eraser. True to his own words on a Radiohead fan site (“I don’t wanna hear the word solo”), Yorke went out and formed a supergroup to translate the electronic-leaning album for live performances. Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck’s drummer Joey Waronker and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Reosco... [Read more]

The Weekly Toast 12/9/11

December 9, 2011
THIS WEEK: LiLo’s race to nowhere…Tom Cruise feels the need for speed…Yoko's war on Christmas… • The film gods are at it again. Eddie Murphy has been tapped to play DC’s former Scarface-like mayor Marion Barry in an upcoming Spike Lee biopic. • Lindsay Lohan upped her trash-ante by appearing in Playboy this week. Unfortunately the leaked spreads were deemed not smutty enough by the Internet. • Tom Cruise announced a sequel to Top Gun. Goose is still dead. • Trainspotting director D... [Read more]
Contrary to rumors, Jay Z and Kanye West didn't release their eagerly awaited, forthcoming album Watch the Throne on Independence Day. Jay did have a listening party at the Mercer Hotel in SoHo and invited the top tier of the music press to drink champagne and hear the almost completed cache of songs from the album which features cameos by Beyonce and Frank Ocean. Reporters gushed about the tracks which portray the duo in top form. Jay and Kanye did actually release the Givenchy-designed album c... [Read more]

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