Jack's Mannequin's Andrew McMahon on the End of an Era and How StubHub Sabotaged His Last Show 2008's The Glass Passenger -- largely an account of his struggles with cancer -- under his own name, but managers and label execs convinced him to stick it out as Jack's. "I had people tell me, 'Jack's has got a lot of following and a lot of fan-base, are you really ready to like start over again?' And I was like, 'Yes, it worked after Something Corporate,'" McMahon remembers. "Why the f--- not try again? And if it does or doesn't work, at least I know I got out in front of my s--- and I didn't try and hide behind something. Needless to say, I feel a lot more free than I've felt in a long time. It's a good party." But saying
hollywoodreporter.com - Nov 12th
Suggs: New Madness album will bring joy reflects their aim to represent the ''good things'' in life and hopes to encourage people to say yes more.Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Suggs explained: ''Most of our albums are an affirmation of life - the good things in life. Right now things can seem depressing and morose so we are just saying, 'Yes, yes, yes, yes', rather than, 'No, no, no, no', like everyone else. ''We realise things aren't easy but we hope to bring joy to people's lives.''The group are known for their classic hits such as 'Our House' and 'Baggy Trousers' but for the first time in their career they worked with new producers
tourdates.co.uk - Nov 11th
Suggs: New Madness album will bring joy 'Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da' reflects their aim to represent the ''good things'' in life and hopes to encourage people to say yes more. Suggs explained: ''Most of our albums are an affirmation of life - the good things in life. Right now things can seem depressing and morose so we are just saying, 'Yes, yes, yes, yes', rather than, 'No, no, no, no', like everyone else. ''We realise things aren't easy but we hope to bring joy to people's lives.'' The group are known for their classic hits such as 'Our House' and 'Baggy Trousers' but for the first time in their career they worked with new producers to create their
virginmedia.com - Nov 11th
The Cunning Little Vixen brings animal magic to Glyndebourne when she meets the Fox she's so overwhelmed - it's like her dreams have come true." That scene is the heart of the opera. It's a typically compressed Janácek love scene in which the characters meet, fall in love, consummate their union and start a family, all in the space of about 15 minutes. "Yes, it doesn't take very long for them to get down the hole," as Bell says, "and it's a pretty swift pregnancy!" There's some powerful symbolism going on in this scene too, related to Janácek's own life and his unrequited passion for a woman, Kamila Stösslová, who was 37 years his junior. Janácek, in his mid-60s
guardian.co.uk - May 17th
Tonight! Love Dance For Somalia, London related link between soundsystem culture and showing some love for other people. That's at a time when I've twice noticed soundsystem culture entering the mainstream media in the UK in the last year in a negative context: as part of an attempt to measure what's wrong with young people in our country today. Yes, I'm talking about the riots last year - the right wing media was quick to blame them on hip hop culture, a descendent of soundsystem culture. I'm also talking about a recent survey conducted by The Guardian and Mixmag, which focused on the link between reckless and self-indulgent drug use and club culture ... focused on white and middle class people, how 'hoody' and 'young inner city black male' function as as the racial/class constructions of politics and the media, that I can't go into here. I just want to stress for now that neither of these snapshots fully correspond with my experience of soundsystem culture. Yes, I've seen a lot of drug use and yes, I do think a small minority of young people might aspire to certain types of behaviour because they identify with rap stars, but these are partial aspects of a larger phenomenon. Soundsystem culture and dance music are not just about self-indulgence and narcissism,
thequietus.com - May 09th
Friday on My Mind: May the 4th Be With You end. And man...the film score was epic. John Williams composed the score. I would have sold the movie as "Star Wars! Film score written by John Williams, composer of the theme music to the NBC Nightly News!" It's true, ask Tom Brokaw. Did you know that John Williams' son is Joseph Williams, the lead singer of Toto? Yes. Toto. They should have marketed the movie as "Star Wars! with music composed by John Williams, the father of the lead singer of Toto!" It was the 70′s after all. Toto was who all the kids were listening to in the 70′s and can you blame them? Check out all the hair facial and otherwise: These are
blog.kexp.org - May 04th
Omarion Officially Signs W/ Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group the love..it's Christ like.""#mmaaaaaayyyyybbbbaacccchhhh music! http://instagr.am/p/KIyrUtFOWa/""Nothing with out my fans that's been holding me down!! I love ya." (Omarion's Twitter) Last month, speculation developed suggesting O officially joined Ricky Rozay's camp.According to a reliable source within the Maybach Music Group camp pieces are falling into place. "Yes, I think its safe to say Omarion is MMG." As the Maybach Music empire continues to evolve it may not end there. Seems as if there is another offer on the table, "I don't want to let no cats out the bag but we'll see what's
sohh.com - May 02nd
Pass notes, No 3,169: Bruce Dickinson singer of Iron Maiden. He rejoined the band in 1999. Run! Live to flyyyyyyy! It's funny you've chosen - Flyyyy to liiiiiive! As I was saying, it's funny you've chosen - Doooo or diiiiiiiie! - to quote those aviation-themed lyrics from Iron Maiden's Aces High, since aviation is very much our focus today. Oh yes? Yes. Dickinson has just set up an aircraft repair business. Gosh. Do I have your permission to make a crap joke? If you must. Bruce Dickinson not only sings heavy metal ... but he also repairs it. Yes, very good. Thank you! Anyway, this is all most unexpected. For those in the know, it's not actually.
guardian.co.uk - May 02nd
Nick Lowe Looks Back Because He Can a quite complicated song. I mean, it's simple, but there's a lot of music in it. It didn't take much time, but I can't actually remember doing it at all. As we've talked, and on The Old Magic, it seems like age is a theme of the record and what you're thinking these days. Are you feeling conscious of your age? Yes, I am. So many people tell me, "Oh, you're marvelous. Still out on the road on tour after all these years?" And I'm like, "Hang on a second." I don't recognize the person who stares back at me when I'm having a shave. It's a real cliché but you still feel you're a much younger person. I do feel older, but ... so great--a song called "Crazy Dreams." It had this Everly Brothers feel to it. I thought it was so great. I still get excited when I hear something I haven't heard before. My theory is that we all eventually go back to the music we listened to between the ages of 16 and 18. Is that this period for you? Yes. That's when I was first introduced to it, and I still love that stuff. I don't really listen to much stuff that's much later than that. I'm aware there's great music that's been done since then, but for some reason it doesn't speak to me in the same way. There seems to be a never-ending supply of stuff that was
offbeat.com - May 02nd
Killswitch Engage's Mike D'Antonio Speaks On Howard Jones' Departure band: "...I have to ask: at what point did it become apparent that Killswitch Engage was no longer going to move forward with Howard Jones? When we started writing the new record, there was just no creative juices flowing on his end. And after the last record, we kind of got a sense that things weren't going right. Then the interim, in between the two years that we had off and writing the new record, it was just not going into the proper direction. We could tell that it was stifled, a very stifled situation. So that's all I can really say. It was easy to tell. But the band is still on good terms with Howard. Yes."
theprp.com - May 01st
Justin Timberlake designs homeware range Well what do you know, jobbing actor/singer/golfer/MySpace Creative Director Justin Timberlake is now also an interior designer. Yes, it's true. In collaboration with his personal design guru Estee Stanley, JT has co-curated a collection of domestic desirables to be stocked on members-only homeware site, HomeMint.com. The duo's creations - which share a "European" motif - include rugs, jugs, a nest of stackable stools (priced at $750), and a blue ceramic cereal bowl containing half a lemon. Though thinking about it, the lemon is most likely sold separately. Says Justin: "If we wouldn't
thecmuwebsite.com - Apr 18th
Britain's Got Talent review show four already impressive pool of talent? Quickly moving on.... Young singer Hope Murphy was up next and although it was very, very good and got a rousing reception, it just didn't grab me as much as the upcoming Paige did. After an amusing montage of some bad acts in Edinburgh, we met 14 year old Paige Turley. Yes, another singer, but for me, Paige's vocal was of a higher standard. Imagine that voice, trained and perfected in a few years. Awesome Dance troupe, United We Stand were up next and if they had come on four years ago, I would have been wowed, but most of the moves and routines have already been mastered
music-news.com - Apr 15th
Oceano Drummer Confirms No Lineup Changes Will Be Involved With Their Comeback Some ambiguous wording in Oceano's comeback statement may have left some wondering if a new lineup would be involved. In particular: "...this WON'T be the Oceano you knew from last year, or even before that. The stakes are higher, shits gonna get heavier, and we're coming to entice destruction and bloodshed in every city...." Band drummer Danny Terchin has set the record straight, offering: "Yes, Oceano is still a band. Yes, it's all the same members. No, this isn't an April fool's joke."
theprp.com - Apr 02nd
80s pop stars - never gonna give them up? songwriting and production team. The show on 11 July will also feature Rick Astley, Dead or Alive, Princess, Sinitta, Hazell Dean, Sonia, Sybil, 2 Unlimited, Lonnie Gordon and Brother Beyond. Will you be getting tickets to what is sure to be the main event of the summer*? * There are apparently a few other large events going on this summer, but as far as we know none of the others will be featuring Sonia, so, yes, this will definitely be the main one. Are you going to the Stock Aitken Waterman mega-gig? Yes! As if I'd turn down the chance to see Pepsi & Shirlie reunited! No! Have you forgotten how rubbish SAW were?
guardian.co.uk - Mar 20th
Noel Gallagher 'piss poor' Post UK that not all of his European gigs have been very good. The High Flying Birds singer described his recent gig in Zurich as 'a shocker'. He said: 'Without doubt the worse I've ever done, just piss poor. The crowd loved it though which somehow made it even worse. An unsatisfactory end to a great little tour. Full Blog below. Yes... Well now it has been a long time hasn't it? About a week or so? Fuck knows. I'll try and recall some of the best bits for you. Berlin!! Never really got to see much of that place down the years and if I did it was under cover of darkness. I had a much better look around this time though.
music-news.com - Mar 19th
Tom Gossin of Gloriana is Engaged recounted how he proposed, sharing that he did so on March 1, which is a significant date in the couple's history. It was it was their 10-year anniversary. He said, "We were with friends on a rooftop in Atlanta. My friend was videotaping the skyline when he said 'Isn't this your anniversary?' I said 'Yes, and maybe we should make it official.' I dropped to one knee with a ring, catching Jaime totally by surprise. And of course she said 'Yes.'" Gossin also revealed that he met the lovely Jaime when he moved down to North Carolina as a teenager. Congrats to Tom Gossin and Jaime Moffett on their engagement.Watch
tasteofcountry.com - Mar 17th
Billy Corgan Rants About Pitchfork & Twitter, Says The '90s Were B | Prefix am." ... So what do you think could make [bands have a cultural impact]? I think artists are going to have to create their own destination point. They're going to have to create a world that is more vital and they have to get out of an ideology that they have to adhere to somebody else's system of exploitation. Yes, there will be that band once a year or two ythat gets enough steam, but it ain't 20, it ain't 30, it ain't 50. If it's a marketing thing, where you're going to have to figure out how to create enough marketing steam behind you, those people are going to want to partner with you, but it's a partner relationship ... let-me-plug-myself-in-your-system-and-let-you-knock-me-around relationship. How many times do you see the kid who makes the album that Pitchfork loves and then the next one they hate? And then the kid's going, "What happened?" And he's got nothing. You're saying the kid needs to figure out their end goal before putting out their first record so it doesn't matter whether Pitchfork likes them or not? Yes. He has to exist in tandem. The gatekeepers don't really matter anymore. His or her world has to be just as valuable to their fans as mine is to mine. And where you have like minds, then you can share audiences by Twitter. It's a different model, though.Previous ·
prefixmag.com - Mar 14th
Keith Urban Sings With Little Girl Onstage at the Opry singing through his hit 'Kiss A Girl,' Urban got the audience to sing along, then taking it a step beyond that. "You sound pretty good, Opry," he observed in the video clip below. "How many people in here would love to sing in the Opry? Actually come up on this stage and sing in the Opry? Do you know the song? Yes?" Then, he selected three people to join him on the iconic stage. After bringing up a girl and a guy who looked to be between 18 and 25, Urban helped one pint-sized little girl, about 6, onto the stage to help him sing. He gave each person a chance to perform solo on the chorus of 'Kiss A Girl,' which ended
tasteofcountry.com - Mar 13th
Becoming The Archetype Preview New Remixes, Work On New Album Completion. Now, that's not to say that the next album will be completely experiment-less. We've always had unique, progressive sounds and those will never go away. But strange sounds will not be the focus of the next record. The focus of the next record is riffs that just blow you away with their heaviness and headbangability. Yes, I just made that word up. We've also got a lyrical concept in mind for the album and it's one I think you'll enjoy. I won't give away all the secrets yet, but I can say that it will continue the BTA tradition of speaking eternal truths by means of allegory and overt spiritual tones. I'm
theprp.com - Mar 08th
Accompanists: the unsung heroes of music embarrassment. "The real art is to have that sixth sense, knowing when they are going to have a memory lapse, when they're going to come in a bar early or even skip a whole verse. You have to be able to cover all that in your playing, so smoothly that no one notices." Doesn't that mean Tilbrook is allowing these singers to get away with murder - and getting none of the credit for her skilled coverups? "Yes! But I love to be able to do that. It's great when you think no one would have known there was a mistake. You have to be totally on your mettle, totally in the moment - and totally aware of the person you're accompanying."
guardian.co.uk - Mar 04th
PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST: WIN A SIGNED SKELETONWITCH FOREVER ABOMINATION POSTER (order here). These are our winners: Ballin' on Welfare: "I Cum Blood. Even after all my prostate tests, they still don't know what's wrong." Mike Tedone: "Tomb of the Metamucil-ated." This week we've got an autographed Skeletonwitch poster of the Forever Abomination"gatefold art" up [...] MetalSucksRelated HeadlinesListen To SKELETONWITCH's Forever Abomination In FULL!Audio Roundup: New music from SKELETONWITCH, AS I LAY DYING, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNEDNew SKELETONWITCH Music? Yes, Please!Another New SKELETONWITCH Track!SKELETONWITCH Are Not "Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer"
heavymetalmusicnews.com - Mar 02nd
Wild Kindness Records Gets Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin, Lake, Way Yes for Benefit Comp Wild Kindness Records Gets Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin, Lake, Way Yes for Benefit Comp ... 12 to 24 who have been involved in the sex trade. The collection contains 22 songs, plus two digital bonus tracks, with contributors including Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors, K Records psych lovers the Curious Mystery and Lake, Polyvinyl indie rockers Love of Everything, Lefse Records tropical popsters Way Yes, and Ireland-based songwriter Adrian Crowley. See the tracklist below. Preview the album at the bottom of the page, and if you want to support the cause, pre-order your copy in CD or digital formats right here. Sunshine off the Tracks: A Benefit for GEMS: 1. Sun for Moon - "Disappearing ... Looking Fine" 11. Sam Goodwill - "Every Other Anthology" 12. Love of Everything - "Kangaroo" 13. Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa - "Perawan Berawan" 14. The Building - "Ethel Merman" 15. Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets - "Let You Down" 16. JP Haynie - "Gravel" 17. Nucular Aminals - "Nobody's Man" 18. Way Yes - "Automail" 19. The Black Swans - "Joe Tex" 20. Girls in Trouble - "Tell Me" 21. Adrian Crowley - "Winter Sun (Demo)" 22. Gym, Deer - "Much A Goodness" (digital bonus track) 23. Travels - "Lucky" (digital bonus track) Sunshine Off The Tracks: A Benefit For GEMS by Wild Kindness Records
exclaim.ca - Feb 27th
COREY TAYLOR: Video Footage From Sydney Book-Signing Event a 'bad' one." "Seven Deadly Sins" is Corey's story, told through the prism of the seven deadly sins. His years of excess eventually made him sit down and start to think about what it was to "sin" and whether "sinning" could -- or should -- be recast as a good rather than bad thing. Yes, Corey's hurt people, and done bad things, but if sin is what makes the man, then can it ever be wrong? This isn't a straightforward memoir, this is Corey's no-holds-barred story told through his own unique philosophy, honed through years of the craziest and most hedonistic excess in rock. Sydney book signing: "Seven Deadly
legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com - Feb 27th
Reply from J. Serge Sasseville to Anne Lagacé Dowson re: Quebecor Media by American carriers for similar spectrum. Some subsidy! Similarly, there is no truth whatsoever to the notion that Quebecor or any of its media outlets has "hired a person who does nothing but apply through Access to information for material that could be used to embarrass the corporation". Yes, several of our journalists do use Access to information to gain information about CBC/Radio-Canada, just as they do for every other crown corporation. Ms. Lagacé-Dowson surely cannot think that the public good would be best served by excluding CBC from public scrutiny? Finally, while it is true that
hour.ca - Feb 22nd
Two Minutes of New Music From T.R.A.M.? Yes, Please! Two Minutes of New Music From T.R.A.M.? Yes, Please!
heavymetalmusicnews.com - Feb 17th
String quartets: 'til death us do part? Belcea Quartet, was to leave the group after 17 years, leader Corina Belcea admits: "It was quite traumatic. Laura and I started the quartet together in 1994 when we were students, so we grew up together, as it were. She was a fantastic player, and the two of us played very well together. Yes, at first, for a few weeks we seriously considered not continuing the quartet." With concerts already in the diary and individual engagements outside the group, it can be hard for a group to find the time to hold auditions. But with its reputation standing or falling on the ability of four individual musicians, none
guardian.co.uk - Feb 16th
Dory Previn, 1925 - 2012 hear what either of them thought of your songs? No, and I wasn't interested, because I knew what the situation was. I mean people don't set out to hurt you, I don't think. Especially people that you've known for a while and I've always believed that situations [background noise] Are you listening to me? Can you hear that? Yes, if you heard a whistling that was somebody in the MOJO office... Well I just wanted to check that it wasn't in my head. These voices are much more incisive than we are. And so when I try to avoid something it comes back to me, you know, the voice says 'Re-examine that for a minute' and I go ... other people? What kind of correspondence did you have from fans? Very few. It's as if people avoided them, because the people who needed it most, who needed to be contacted most, were the people who were afraid to bring it up. People who interviewed me would say, 'Is it true you were in a mental hospital?' and I'd say, 'Yes, but we don't address it. A lot of people have been'. And at first it was terrifying and then it was something that began to be kinder to me. My voices were kinder to me than the people I knew. We live in such an insane world now ch, ch, ch...but I mean, like, I stuttered just now there with you,
mojo4music.com - Feb 15th