Archive for April, 2006

Kanye West Added To Main Stage Of Coachella 2006

April 27th, 2006

Via the festival’s website, Coachella has announced that Kanye West will play the main stage of this weekend’s upcoming 2006 festival. Kanye will take the stage immediately following Common’s set on the same stage (which is officially referred to as the Coachella Stage on the website). Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in News

The Stooges – The Stooges/Fun House

April 25th, 2006

Get Jiggy With Old School Iggy

The Stooges were a punk institution – there is no doubt about that. Iggy Pop and crew managed to create a raw, honest sound that would influence groups from Green Day to Black Flag. The new deluxe editions of their self-titled album and Fun House have dropped and, while many purists may refuse to even listen to anything besides the original cuts of vinyl, they sound great, granting new listeners a chance to hear the genius contained therein. Read more…

By Fred Pilarczyk Posted in Reviews

Proof Funeral Draws Thousands

April 25th, 2006

D12’s Proof was laid to rest in Detroit last week with about 2,000 mourners lined up around the block to pay their respects. Eminem and Obie Trice eulogized their friend an colleague to an audience that included 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Xzibit, Trick Trick, members of Naughty By Nature, and members of D12. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

D12’s Swift Attends Funeral, Violates Parole

April 25th, 2006

A Michigan district court judge issued a warrant for the arrest of D12’s Swift after he failed to show up for court last Wednesday. Swift could not attend court as he was acting as pallbearer at fellow D12 member Proof’s funeral. The police stopped Swift the following afternoon and found him in violation of his parole — driving under the influence. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

David Lee Roth Off the Air

April 25th, 2006

After barely three months as a morning talk show personality, David Lee Roth was given the boot by CBS Radio. Roth is decidedly displeased and has said that his departure is “going to cost somebody.” Roth took over for Howard Stern in the east coast markets of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and others. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Neil Young Debuts Online

April 25th, 2006

Neil Young has chosen to debut his next album, the protest piece Living with War, on his Web site. Fans can stream the ten-track set in its entirety for free beginning April 28. Starting May 2, it will be come available for download (at a cost), and soon after in retail stores. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

The Flaming Lips – At War With the Mystics

April 24th, 2006

They Put A Spell On You

At War With the Mystics continues The Flaming Lips pursuit of meaning through whimsical storytelling and lush orchestration. Aurally more like revered classic The Soft Bulletin than 2002’s equally brilliant Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, A.W.W.T.M. features less of the electronics and processed beats that helped etch out their sound on the latter album. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews

Neil Young Unleashes Protest Album

April 23rd, 2006

Still warm from the critical praise of Prairie Wind and the Jonathan Demme concert film Heart of Gold, Neil Young has recorded Living with War, a ten-track album that takes aim at the Bush administration and the Iraq war. On his Web site, Young described the set: “I think it is a metal version of Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan… metal folk protest?” No release date or official track list has been announced. Read more…

By Anonymous Posted in News

Smashing Pumpkins Return

April 23rd, 2006

According to the single post on the band’s Web site, the Smashing Pumpkins are reunited and have begun working on their first album since 2000’s Machina: The Machines of God. Recording is set to begin over the summer. No release date or tour dates have been announced. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Men, Women & Children – Men, Women & Children

April 23rd, 2006

Fired! at the Disco

By this author’s count, Men, Women & Children and their self-titled debut comprise the second electro-flavored rock project with an alumnus of third-rate Deftones imitators Glassjaw. There was plenty of room to improve upon the first middling effort, Daryl Palumbo’s Head Automatica. Glassjaw guitarist and MWC leader Todd Weinstock misses that opportunity. Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in Reviews