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|Evans Blue Week: Painted|
Today they tell us about Painted: This
song is all about the culmination of 5 guys doing what they do best. The
first song we've written that has ventured into the 9 minute mark. The
first half is basically calling someone out on their intentions. It's saying;
you really need to think about your actions and what kinds of consequences
they will have on you and the ones who love you. There is an underlying
love song that floats just beneath the surface of this obvious meaning.
The second half is an instrumental that you can get lost in. I find it
hypnotic and I think the listeners will love it when they experience it
in its entirety
- Grab a preview of the CD, get tour dates and more here
Here is part of the Hecklerspray starting with the witness statement: "We saw that she was pumping her hair around and really into (it) with her trench coat and high heels and as she proceeded to come down the stairs, she tripped on her coat and it seems like she fell on her collarbone and face, sliding down about 12 stairs."
There are conflicting reports as to whether the singer was hurt or not - one claim is that blood was seen. Other claims have it Beyonce was completely protected in the fall by her robot-like outer shell which she replaced her skin with at the age of six. Yet other reports depict Knowles saving herself by wrapping her 15' lizard tongue around a light-rig real quick. Personally we believe the latter.
Whatever happened, we may never know for sure. Unless you watch it. Better click play - looks like Sony's smiting the footage from off the web. - more on this story
|Warped Founder Vs Ozzfest|
"It allowed Ozzy Osbourne to get one more paycheck out of (Ozzfest), to be 100 percent honest," said Kevin Lyman, organizer of the Warped tour. "Sharon's a smart person, but basically that's what it is. It's a ploy, straight up.
"Ozzy's getting paid to do that show. She was struggling to put (together a bill) because she keeps charging more and more and selling less and less tickets. The attendance of that tour has been dropping for many years, and she keeps having to spend more on the talent to get people to the shows."- They continue with the Ozzy side of the argument, read that here.
[The venue website has nothing about this, but we did find an interesting article on DCist.com about another show on July 2nd at the venue which mentioned a reunion. But it would be hard to read into an article saying a reunion isn't likely to say that it is gonna happen on a specific date. We'll have to wait and see if it happens.
Here was the DCist mention "We're probably never gonna get a full-blown Fugazi reunion at Fort Reno, but tonight is the closest you could ask for. Tonight's show includes Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina's band The Evens along with Joe Lally." - DCist
|Geldof Hits Biker|
The Live 8 founder told the Sun newspaper he was "very shaken", although no one in Sir Bob's car was injured.
The biker suffered bruises after the minor collision and Sir Bob reportedly rushed to help the man following the knock.
Sir Bob was pulling out a parking space when it happened with his daughters Pixie and Tiger Lily Hutchence.- more on this story
|Mondo Generator Drops Off Ozzfest|
"It's very disappointing but Mondo Generator has been forced to cancel the remaining dates we have booked with Ozzfest and Circus Diablo. We tried everything in our power to make things work so that we could remain on tour, but unfortunately due to matters out of my control, it is impossible for us to continue touring at this time," says Oliveri."We're very sorry to all the fans that will not be able to see us on these remaining dates and promise that we will be back soon. We would like to thank Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, as well as the entire Ozzfest crew for giving us the chance to play Ozzfest 2007 .We'd also like to thank the fans that came out to show their support at the shows."- more on this story
|Sex Pistols Reissued|
"Submission" was left off the original track listing when the album was mistakenly released a week earlier than planned, so at the band's insistence, the first 50,000 copies included a one-sided 7" featuring the song.
The Pistols will also reissue their four classic singles: "Anarchy in the U.K.," "God Save the Queen," "Pretty Vacant" and "Holidays in the Sun" throughout October on 7-inch vinyl.- more
|Mom Sues Label|
Back in February, Stephanie Lenz posted a 29-second-long clip of her toddler dancing along to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" to share with her family and friends. The video remained on the site until a month ago, when YouTube took it down after UMPG claimed that it violated Federal Copyright Law.- more on this story
|Colbert Takes on Mellencamp|
Mellencamp invited Colbert to help mc the upcoming Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival which, this year, takes place on September 9th on Randall's Island in New York City. The two kibitzed about Colbert's "farmer's tan," or lack thereof, and got into a heated discussion about the war in Iraq. Colbert asked, "As a member of heartlandia, you support the war in Iraq, don't you?" To which Mellencamp replied, "I didn't get the memo."
The two discussed scripture ("an eye for an eye..." vs. "do unto others...") after which Mellencamp theorized that his host had "never been in a fight in [his] life" to which Colbert responded, "In the playground, I scratched a few eyes out." Upending his own desk, Colbert pushed Mellencamp and jabbed at him, assuming a pugilistic posture. Mellencamp proffered his fists at this provocation and menacingly proclaimed "I'm for peace but I'm not a pacifist." At this point, Colbert judiciously called for a commercial break. Following the break, hostilities had ceased as Colbert introduced his guest who performed a haunting, acoustic, solo version of "Our Country."- Click here to see Mellencamp and Colbert in action. No cougars were harmed during the taping.
|Battle Over Boston Singer's Estate|
Micki Delp, who was married to the "More Than a Feeling" singer from 1980 to 1996, says she was stunned to learn that her ex left his Atkinson, N.H., house to a long-ago girlfriend named Patricia Komor.
Currently, the house is occupied by Pamela Sullivan, who was Delp's fiancee at the time of his death. She and Micki Delp are now joining forces to fight Komor's claim.- more on this story
|Metal Kills, Not Bad Parents|
"Having researched 700 most popular heavy metal songs revealed that half of them is about murder, 7 percent is positive about suicide, and 35 percent preaches a variety of Satanist ideologies", Kondratyev said in his interview published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily on Monday.
He shared with the journalists that according to the American National Education Association every year near 6,000 young Americans kill themselves under the influence of music like that.- More nonsense from this crackpot can be found here
|Great White Says "You Can't Blame A Song For The Fire"|
Great White lead singer Jack Russell, 46, said the song hasn't been played since, but admits he has been toying with the idea of performing it again. He's just not ready yet.
"I love the song and people love to hear it," said Russell, who escaped The Station unharmed but whose band has struggled with legal issues since the fire that also killed Ty Longley, the band's guitarist at the time. "You can't blame a song for the fire. If (the fire happened during) 'Once Bitten, Twice Shy' . . . then what? It wasn't the song's fault." [obviously Jack Russell didn't read the Russian study from the previous story]- more on this story
|Etta James Hospitalized|
The singer, 69, has been in hospital since the operation in mid-June.
She was due to tour with BB King and Al
Green this summer, but will not be able to make any dates before late August.
- more on this story
|Interpol Drug Dealing Role|
D (which stands for Dengler) is understood to have already shot some scenes for an upcoming movie in Chicago, in which he plays a drug dealer.
Pitchfork reports that the movie, which has the working title, ‘My Friends To Me About You,' will also be directed by the Interpol bass player. - more on this story
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