Archive for January, 2008

Kurt Cobain DVD Score

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Kurt Cobain About A Son DVD and Score release date

If the beautiful film Kurt Cobain About A Son hasn’t played atyour local art-house cinema since it came out last year, you’re about to get another chance to hear the film’s score, which was composed and recorded by Ben Gibbard and Seattle musician/producer Steve Fisk.

Not only will the movie finally be available on DVD on February 19th via Shout Factory, but Barsuk Records is releasing the original film score album digitally that same day. A limited-edition double-vinyl version of the score will be out in April.*

You can get more information about the soundtrack album and the original score album here.

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ATW: Any Time Weed

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

California is now stocking marijuna in vending machines. AVM’s are 24 hour machines housed in standalone rooms, abutting two dispensaries and protected by round-the-clock security guards.

You must first get your prescription from your doctor sorted out, then take it to the AVM for approval, fingerprint taken, and a prepaid credit card loaded with your profile: dosage (3.5 or 7 grams) and strain preference.

There are five choices including: OG Cush, Granddaddy Purple, the mildly hallucinogenic forebear to Prince. The max dosage is 1oz per week. The “medicine” comes in plastic capsules and vacuum-sealed.

The AVMs are already in place at their respective dispensaries and will became fully-operational on Monday, though their vestibules are still under construction.

What’s scary are future plans include machine-vended pharmaceuticals like Vicodin, Viagra, and Propecia.

Do you think the dude in this video partakes in the supply?


Forbes List of 2007’s 20 Highest Grossing Female Musicians

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008



The top 10 are:

1. Madonna – $72 million
2. Barbra Streisand – $60 million
3. Celine Dion – $45 million
4. Shakira – $38 million
5. Beyoncé – $27 million
6. Gwen Stefani – $26 million
7. Christina Aguilera – $20 million
8. Faith Hill – $19 million
9. Dixie Chicks – $18 million
10. Mariah Carey – $13 million

Hilary Duff sits at 11, surprisingly beating out Britney Spears and Fergie. That seems unbelievable, probably even to Hill herself.

11. Hilary Duff – $12 million
12. Avril Lavigne – $12 million
13. Martina McBride – $12 million
14. Britney Spears – $8 million
15. Carrie Underwood – $7 million
16. Nelly Furtado – $7 million
17. Fergie – $6 million
18. Jennifer Lopez – $6 million
19. Sheryl Crow – $6 million
20. Norah Jones – $5.5 million

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Paula Abdul’s New Video Makes Simon Miserable

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Extra went behind the scenes covering Paula’s video for her new single “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow”, produced by Randy Jackson.

The American Idol team have cameo’s in the video and Simon was very unhappy about having to appear.

Gwen Pregnant with Second Child

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

It’s amazing what a little professional tweaking can do, eh?

A second child is on the way for Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale, reported on Tuesday.

Rossdale’s father, Douglas Rossdale, confirmed the pregnancy to the Web site.

“They and the whole family are delighted,” Douglas Rossdale told

Stefani, 38, and Rossdale, 40, were married in London in 2002 and have one child, Kingston, who will turn 2 on May 26.

[Source: msn]

Someone is Pretending to be Heath’s Father

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

An impostor pretending to be Heath Ledger’s father fooled Tom Cruise into consoling him over the phone — and nearly got John Travolta to buy him a plane ticket to the United States, sources told the New York Post.

The con artist also tricked the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan, where Ledger’s body was held before being flown to Los Angeles, into booking him and his “family” rooms at the Carlyle hotel nearby on Madison Avenue, sources told the Post.

The man falsely claiming to be Kim Ledger also spoke on the phone with the doctor who performed the autopsy on the “Brokeback Mountain” star, a spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed for the Post.

Cops want to arrest the scammer on fraud and larceny charges, and sent detectives to Ledger’s wake at the funeral home Friday in hopes of catching him, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the Post.

But police do not know the identity of the impostor, who “had a couple of conversations with” Tom Cruise asking for emotional support, a source told the Post. Cruise abruptly cut him off when he learned “he was an impostor,” the source said.

Ledger, 28, was found dead last Tuesday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.I get the desire to screw with Tom Cruise… but this is not the way to do it, shame on this man!
[Source: FOXNews]

‘Harold and Kumar’ Going to SXSW ’08

Monday, January 28th, 2008


New Line Cinema release Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg will be showing at SXSW this year.

The sequel to the popular comedy, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, this time the boys (Kal Penn and John Cho) get themselves in trouble trying to sneak a bong onboard a flight to Amsterdam. Now, being suspected of terrorism, they are forced to run from the law and try to find a way to prove their innocence. What follows is an irreverent and epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild trip around the world that is as “un-PC” as it gets.

Great!  That’s exactly what the kids of America needed… more pot smoking influences!

The B-52’s Are Back

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Oh yeah!!! The B-52’s are back!

They are releasing ‘Funplex’, March 25th, 2008. It will be their first studio album in 16 long years and the first with the Astralwerks label.

They worked with producer Steve Osborne, New Order, Happy Mondays, Doves, and KT Tunstall to create their new album. It’s said to be cutting edge and distinctive as “Rock Lobster” in 1979.

“We are thrilled to be bringing The B-52’s music to a new generation of intergalactic fans. Cindy, Fred, Kate, and Keith have made an album thatis incredibly fresh, dynamic and perhaps most importantly, quintessentially The B-52’s … instantly recognizable, instantly fun,” Astralwerks label manager Glenn Mendlinger comments.


1. Pump

2. Hot Corner

3. Ultraviolet

4. Juliet Of The Spirits

5. Funplex

6. Eyes Wide Open

7. Love In The Year 3000

8. Deviant Ingredient

9. Too Much To Think About

10. Dancing Now

11. Keep This Party Going

Cool Video

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Check out Canadian indie artist Colin Munroe’s video of his interpretation of Kanye West’s Lights Flashin’.

The Grammys Will Go On

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

The WGA released a statement yesterday revealing that they “voted not to picket” the Grammys Award show, February 10.
“Members of the American Federation of Musicians face many of the same issues concerning compensation in new media that we do,” the presidents of WGA West and East said in their statement.

“In the interest of advancing our goal of advancing a fair contract, the WGAW Board felt that this gesture should be made on behalf of our brothers and sisters in AFM and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).”

The controversy has been with the cross-over musicians with acting careers that might be crossing the picket line by appearing or performing at the show.

Beyonce is to perform this year with Tina Turner.

They can roll Beyonce on down the river and keep Tina Turner if it’s a problem.

Cat Power: Jukebox (Deluxe Silver Edition)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Tuesday, overshadowed by the untimely passing of Heath Ledger, the lovely Chan Marshall released her latest LP, Jukebox.

As previously reported, Jukebox again finds Chan Marshall culling an album’s worth of material almost entirely comprised of covers — all reinterpreted Cat Power style. Here is the tracklisting, for the bonus disc, that is part of the limited-edition, silver foil deluxe package, of the release. No word yet if the discarded tracks, listed in the original Matador press release, from the Jukebox sessions, will be released as B-sides, etc.

1. I Feel (Hot Boys)
2. Naked, If I Want To (Moby Grape)
3. Breathless (Nick Cave)
4. Angelitos Negros (Roberta Flack)
5. She’s Got You (Patsy Cline)

Guest appearances: Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan), Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Taj Mahal), Teenie Hodges (Al Green, Memphis Rhythm Band), and Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Will Oldham).



Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

NEW YORK — Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence in what authorities say is a possible drug-related death, the NYPD said. He was 28.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home.

The housekeeper who went to let Ledger know the masseuse was there found him dead at 3:26 p.m.
TMZ update:  We’re told when paramedics responded, the actor was in full cardiac arrest. They attempted to perform CPR on him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heath Ledger: Click to watchThe 28-year-old actor has a two year old daughter with former fiancee Michelle Williams — they separated in September, 2007. He plays The Joker in the upcoming Batman film, “The Dark Knight” and is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking role as Ennis in “Brokeback Mountain.”