|Tenspoke Indies Week: Lights Out|
Funny story about "Lights Out." Josh had this really great AC/DC-like riff, which you now hear in the song. But when he first played it, the band heard it in a different timing than he was intending. It's like when you catch a part of a song at the wrong moment and it sounds backwards or wrong. Long story short, the basic difference was a half beat of time that made it sound completely different.
The lyrics for this one were really easy. They basically came to me as we were playing it, which I love. I usually have a wrestling match with words to find what I want to say, so this time was different. I had had the main title written down on a piece of notebook paper for years as a cool line to someday use. I don't know why my brain thought it should go in this song, but it fit perfectly. There's definitely a bit of sexual tension in the lyrics. I love the sound of this one on the record.
You don't have to wait until March to get a taste of what Tenspoke Indie have to offer, they're hitting the road next month. You can grab the tour dates and preview some of the tracks from 'Blinded By The Sound'- right here!
|Lost Beatles Recordings|
The new tracks mark the first time the classic Beatles lineup was captured live on tape, shortly after Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best as the band's drummer.
The recording was made during the Beatles' first appearance at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany in front of about 20 to 30 people and includes songs "A Taste of Honey," "Hippy Hippy Shake" and Paul McCartney singing Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues."- more on this story
|Blige Drug Probe Denied|
It's understood that none of the artists, who were named by The Times Union of Albany newspaper on Sunday (January 13th), will face criminal investigation. Officials are instead expected to focus on the doctors and clinics who supply the drugs.
Karynne Tencer, a spokeswoman for Mary J. Blige, denied that her client had any association with performance enhancing drugs.- more on this story
The annual ceremony is under threat of cancellation after celebrities from the music industry pledged their allegiance to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) union members.
Prince, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Nelly Furtado, Tim MCGraw, Kelly Clarkson, The White Stripes, Fergie and Usher are also threatening to boycott the event, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on 10 February.- more on this story
|NIN Endorse Net Tax|
Reznor explained, "I think if there was an ISP tax of some sort, we can say to the consumer, 'All music is now available and able to be downloaded and put in your car and put in your iPod and put up your ass if you want and it's $5 on your cable bill.'"
Reznor made his comments while discussing the release of "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust" by hip-hop poet SAUL WILLIAMS. Reznor issued the album as a digital download through his own label, offering a lower-quality copy for free and a higher-quality one for five dollars. He revealed last week that just one in five people paid for the higher-quality version, calling the results "disheartening."- more on this story
|Coldplay Set May Release?|
The band have been working on the long-player for much of the past year alongside legendary has been producer Brian Eno.
Clocking in at 43 minutes long, recording of the eleven track album is now believed to be complete, resulting in the leaked information online.- more on this story
|Eagles World Tour Kicking Off at 02|
The O2 Arena concerts will debut an all-new stage production and the band - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will be performing current hits from Long Road Out of Eden including "How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous" as well as classic songs such as "Hotel California," "Desperado," "Take It To The Limit," "Life In The Fast Lane," and "Take It Easy."- more on this story
|Brit Awards Go Pop|
Arctic Monkeys have picked up three nominations for this years BRIT Awards, which were announced tonight (January 14th) in London. The Sheffield band are in the running for British Group, British Album – for 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' - and British Live Act.
Despite having the biggest selling album of 2007, Amy Winehouse received just one nomination for 'Valerie', her collaboration with producer Mark Ronson. Her album, 'Back To Black', which was released at the end of 2006, did not qualify for this years awards.- more on this story
|No Quiet Riot Without Kevin|
Let me make this very simple and perfectly clear. While I am still actively involved in the business interests of QUIET RIOT and will continue in that capacity, I reject any and all suggestions to have QUIET RIOT continue as a live performing entity.
My friendship, love and respect for Kevin DuBrow as well as my personal love and affection for Kevin's mother and his family makes it inconceivable for me to ever entertain any ovation to reform or to continue QUIET RIOT. Kevin was too important to go on without him. It would also be a disrespect to the fans who have supported QUIET RIOT for nearly 25 years.- more on this story
Peggy Sue Gerron - who was married to Holly's drummer - was said to have inspired the 1957 track and insists she enjoyed a close relationship with the singer. And now Gerron is set to release Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue? - a book about the time she spent with Holly.
But Maria Elena Holly - who married the star in 1958 - was infuriated by the book's claims that her late husband longed to run away with Gerron and has launched a lawsuit in a bid to stop it being published.- more on this story
|Megedeth Announce Tour and New Guitarist|
In other Megadeth news, the group has officially welcomed new guitarist Chris Broderick (Nevermore, Jag Panzer) to the band after parting ways with Glen Drover - which was hinted at back in November. "I've noticed [on the Internet] that people are pissed with me over the way things were handled with Glen quitting the group," says Mustaine, "but they're gonna be pissed even more when they hear how fierce we are with Chris! Megadeth is playing at a new level."- more on this story
|Gosling To Play Cobain?|
Love, who is executive producer on the $60 million movie Heavier Than Heaven, has also asked Scarlett Johansson to portray her, according to British paper The Mirror.
The movie is based on Charles Cross's biography of Cobain. A source said: "Kirsten Dunst was rumoured to be in the frame, but Courtney really admires Scarlett and has already sent the contract out for her to sign. [and here we pictured Chloe Webb or Ruth Gordon in that role].- more on this story
The mama-to-be got a letter from Azoff last week, we're told, detailing "in blunt terms" why he was ditching her as a client after less than a year. There was also a "heated phone call" last week between Jenny's handlers and Azoff.
But Lopez's rep tells TMZ stories of a bitter split are completely untrue. The rep says "she let him go on Friday with no drama." As for the letter? Jen's camp has no knowledge of it.- More J.Ho News from TMZ
|Hilary Duff Denies Lipsyncing|
The Most Wanted singer is adamantly denying rumors she wasn't all there during a stop on her 2008 Dignity tour in Monterrey, Mexico, this weekend, after footage of the concert, in which she appears to be mouthing words into a microphone, made the Internet rounds.
"She was not lip-synching," Duff's rep said in a statement confirmed by E! News. "It was faulty equipment. There was no sound coming out, but she was singing." They were relying on locally provided equipment during Saturday's show, the rep said.- more on this story
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