Category Archives: Music

Darren Aronofsky joins forces with Lou Reed and Metallica

Never thought you’d read that headline did you? CHUD passes along word that indie wunderkind Darren Aronofsky is directing a video for the recent Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration “Iced Honey.” The single comes from the veteran singer’s most recent album, Lulu, and … Continue reading

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AGAINST THE GRAIN #2: Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

It pains me to do this as I’m a huge fan of “classic period” Stevie, and it can’t be denied that this album does indeed contain a substantial portion of his all-time finest material. Unfortunately neither of these things can … Continue reading

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AWESOME ALBUMS #5: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica (1969)

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Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary gets a trailer

Beatles fans are never short of a documentary or two, but they probably never expected one from the director of GoodFellas. It wouldn’t be the first time that Martin Scorsese has documented musical history, however. He was an editor on … Continue reading

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Jeff Buckley is Spider-Man?

Excuse the headline. Couldn’t resist. A Jeff Buckley biopic has been in the works for what seems like eternity. Sadly, any chance of the project falling into development hell is now moot. JoBlo reports that the all-important role has been … Continue reading

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MUSIC ROUND-UP: Red Hot Chili Peppers at the cinema, Alexisonfire split, Kasabian & LL Cool J, The Darkness

It’s difficult to form an opinion on the new Chili Peppers single, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie.” Many assumed that the new album would suffer without the presence of guitarist John Frusciante, and “Maggie” signifies yet another change in … Continue reading

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Al Pacino dons a silly wig as convicted music producer Phil Spector

Phil Spector was never very sane. Before he was sent down for murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2009, Spector was already a notorious figure in the music industry. His production work was highly influential, but a drug-fuelled private life eventually … Continue reading

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Weezer and Alkaline Trio among the artists working on a Muppets tribute album

If you didn’t already know, there’s a new Muppet movie on the way, simply titled The Muppets. To celebrate the release, a whole heap of famous acts have joined forces to record a tribute compilation. Dubbed The Green Album, the … Continue reading

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Year Zero coming to a British Broadcasting Corporation/Home Box Office near you

Hey there. Do you enjoy the forebodingly familiar tones of dystopian fiction, the grim realism of dark television, the unchallenged austerity of government oppression, and the harsh resonance of pseudo-industrial electronic rock music? I do. I bloody love it. So … Continue reading

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Penn Badgley bags title role in Jeff Buckley biopic?

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley has been reported by HollywoodLife.com to have been cast in the lead role in a new forthcoming biopic about the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. If it’s true, Robert Pattinson must be mighty pissed off with the decision, … Continue reading

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The Chili Peppers announce their new album

It’s difficult to pin-point the exact moment that the world fell out of love with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Was it after their double-album Stadium Arcadium landed with a thud in 2006? Or did their constant radio rotation wear … Continue reading

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Metallica get monopolised

Sometimes, a bit of merchandise just rubs me the wrong way. The world doesn’t need a Metallica version of Monopoly. The very thought of it is ridiculous, especially when the band in question has enough money to fund small countries. … Continue reading

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AWESOME ALBUMS #4: Pixies – Bossanova (1990)

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Weezer take on “Paranoid Android”

Covering Radiohead is not an easy task. Many have tried and failed miserably (although I’m fond of Streetlight Manifesto’s take on “Just”). So, I give Weezer full credit for their efforts, and this recording of OK Computer‘s “Paranoid Android” is … Continue reading

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MUSIC ROUND-UP: Arctic Monkeys, Frank Turner, a Led Zeppelin cover by Reznor & Karen O, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan

Could someone explain to me why the Arctic Monkeys are still a big deal? Don’t get me wrong, they are one of the better mainstream rock acts in Britain at the moment, but I can’t be the only person to … Continue reading

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