Archive for October, 2008

A New Book From Charles R. Cross

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

“Cobain Unseen’

Charles R. Cross, a Seattle based rock music journalist that has chronicled the lives of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen has just released another book, titled ‘Cobain Unseen’. NME posted some of the never-before-seen photos of Kurt from the book.

Nirvana circa 1991William S. BurroughsNirvana‘The Retards’Spaulding Avenue 1992Nirvana in late 1993Tracy Marander’s flat 1989

Roisin Murphy Plays The U.S.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The cool, lovely Roisin Murphy played her first U.S show in NYC, at Manhattan’s Mansion nightclub, which was formerly Crobar. Roisin tells Arjanwrites that she was a little hesitant to play to a U.S. crowd, uncertain of the turnout, but was pleasantly surprised to find that hundreds of fans turned out to a soldout show.

We’ve followed Roisin over the past several years and she is a master at on-stage performance, evidenced here in her performance of “Overpowered”.

She plans to return to the U.S. after her European tour and will be joining SXSW in Austin, as well as dates in Atlanta, San Francisco and L.A. in March.

Hilary Duff’s New Video “Reach Out”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Hilary Duff – Reach Out – Official Music Video Premiere

Hilary Duff rips off and violates a Depeche Mode song. Here’s her new video for her song “Reach Out”, which you may notice sounds exactly like Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”.  Isn’t having the token rapper in your video passe by now?

The lights in the video are so blown out, you can’t even make believe that Hillary Duff‘s sexiness is true, in fact it’s hurting our eyes!

New “Gamma Ray Redux” Video

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Beck – Gamma Ray

New Beck video “Gamma Ray Redux”, directed by Jess Holzworth. The 60’s inspired video is featuring the once blacklisted actress and pop/style icon Chloe Sevigny.

Natasha, the girl that introduces the video is a Beck fan that won the Myspace contest, where she will be interviewing Beck and shooting his show on November 9th at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the ‘Beckumentary’… coming in the next few weeks.

Dave Grohl and Wife Expecting Another Baby

Monday, October 27th, 2008


Foo Fighters front man, Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum are expecting their second child.  Dave talks about how having their daughter Violet, who was born April 2006, changed him, saying it was a struggle to go on tour, leaving the baby behind.


“I Want To Take You Home Tonight” Rivers Cuomo

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We just saw one of our favorite spirited – old bands last week live, when Weezer came through Houston. Rivers put on an oddball show for his fans that know what to expect from the cerebral rocker. We’ve really enjoyed the Red Album and are happy to hear that “I Want to Take You Home Tonight” will be added to his collection of solo demos, Alone 2: The Home Recordings, which will be out 11/25 on Universal.


Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 27th, 2008



So an ex-supermodel has a sense of humor about a little down-on-her-luck crackhead.  Cindy Crawford went as Amy Winehouse to Kate Hudson‘s Halloween Bash.  Her costume was complete with a cocaine kick coming from her nose.

Seems Kate Moss, would have been a more likely candidate for a cracked-out singer.  Poor Wino was admitted to The London Clinic again on Saturday.  It seems her timing is perfect, since she missed her interview with the police regarding another incident where she hit, yet another person – a dancer at a charity concert.

Amy’s rep tells People: “Amy is in hospital being checked out for a chest infection.  She is not back in rehab. She should be fine and is expected return home soon.”

Smashing Pumpkins On Jimmy Kimmel

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins are doing their anniversary tour and performed “Glow” on Jimmy Kimmel for part of the ride… 20 years!  Can you believe it?  Billy sounds just the same.

Little Boots

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Little Boots is a promising new act from the UK that is setting music back in it’s place.  She’s innovative, clever, fun, and is creating fresh electro/disco hits.  Here she puts the Tenorion to work for her and spits out a simple little song using Stylophone embellishments and her piano.

Bjork’s New Single “Nattura”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

We’re big fans of Thom Yorke, who contributed along with Matthew Herbert, and Brian Chippendale on Bjork’s new single “Nattura“.  This video was created from past videos from Michel Gondry, by a citizen of Youtube.  Good work George Bopper.

New Feist Video For “Honey, Honey”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leslie Feist just announced she was going to take a break after a whirlwind of success. She leaves us with this Anthony Seck directed this video “Honey, Honey,” off of her “Reminder” album.

R.I.P. Mr. Blackwell

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The fashion critic with a lashing tongue, Mr. Blackwell passed away Sunday at the age of 86. His publiscist Harlan Boll said, his death was due to complications from an intestinal infection.