New Radiohead album out now
Radioheadâ€™s new album, â€œThe King of Limbs,â€ is now available to download in a digital format from their new website, thekingoflimbs.com. MP3 copies are $9, and WAVs are $14.Â They also have a physical/digital bundle for $48, which includes two 10-inch vinyl records, a CD and over 625 pieces of artwork.Â A more traditional CD release is due March 28. Look for a review in next weekâ€™s Siskiyou.
In further Radiohead news, multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood will be scoring the new movie, â€œWe Need to Talk About Kevin,â€ starring John C. Riley and Tilda Swinton. Greenwood also scored â€œThere Will Be Blood,â€ and if youâ€™ve seen the achingly intense oil well fire scene in that film, you know by now that Greenwood knows his stuff. If you havenâ€™t seen it, you should.
Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew runs for mayor of Miami
The creative genius behind â€œMe So Hornyâ€ is running for mayor of Miami on a surprisingly serious platform centering on budget reform and crime reduction.
Oh, and he wants a stripper tax.Â â€œI would think that the strippers will be happy about that, because theyâ€™ll see their money going to something good,â€ said Campbell.
God Bless America.
The Cars rev up once more
The 24-year wait for new music from The Cars is over. Ric Ocasek and the 80s powerhouse have released a new single, â€œBlue Tip,â€ complete with a video dripping with neon lights and quick cutaways straight from the Reagan era. The sound is vintage Cars, sounding like a hybrid of Devo and the Kinks. Check out the video at twentyfourbit.com.
Mick Jagger is still alive!
Recent rumors surrounding the death of the Rolling Stones singer are false.Â The hoax began as the result of a tweet by a radio personality referring to Jaggerâ€™s haggard appearance at the Grammy Awards. Didnâ€™t we already go through this with Paul McCartney?
Sasquatch Festival is sold out
Only one week after its phenomenal line-up was announced, the Sasquatch Festival has sold out its 100,000 tickets.
Lenny Kravitz to release new album
â€œBlack and White Americaâ€ will be released sometime this summer, according to Kravitz. The record is said to be very up-tempo and lyrically reflective of the singerâ€™s experience as a mixed-race man in America.
You know, the albums â€œMama Saidâ€ and â€œAre You Gonna Go My Wayâ€ are gorgeous works of songwriting and musicianship, especially considering Kravitz played most of the instruments himself.Â Then he had to go cut his hair and record that awful version of â€œAmerican Woman…â€
â€œBeavis and Buttheadâ€ will return to MTV
Mike Judge, the creator of â€œBeavis and Butthead,â€ â€œKing of the Hill,â€ and the cult-favorite movie, â€œOffice Space,â€ will return to helm new episodes of â€œBeavis and Butthead.â€
The dumb duo will be tackling more than just music videos this time around, taking aim at Ultimate Fighting, YouTube and â€œThe Jersey Shore.â€ No date has been announced for the showâ€™s return.
And the Grammy goes to…
If you didnâ€™t see Album of the Year winners Arcade Fire perform â€œMonth of Mayâ€ during the Grammyâ€™s, I highly recommend you watch it at twentyfourbit.com.
Other winners include Lady Antebellum with Record- and Song of the Year, as well as Best Country Album; Muse with Best Rock Album; Eminem with Best Rap Album; Lady Gaga with Best Pop Vocal Album; Esperanza Spalding (who the hell is she?) with Best New Artist; and The Black Keys, Them Crooked Vultures, Paul McCartney and Jeff Beck winning other stuff…
For a complete list of the winners, Google it.
Bonnaroo Festival announces line-up
Headlining this yearâ€™s Manchester, Tenn.-based festival are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lilâ€™ Wayne, The Strokes and Buffalo Springfield.
I think some of the acts that got top billing should switch places with some of the non-headliners: Robert Plant, Primus, The Original Meters and The Decemberists, just to name a few.
Billy Ray Cyrus blames â€œHannah Montanaâ€ for destroying his family
The achy-breaky father of Miley Cyrus recently told GQ magazine that heâ€™s afraid for his daughter.Â â€œI want to get her sheltered from the storm… stop the insanity for just a minute,â€ said Papa Cyrus. â€œThe damn show destroyed my family… itâ€™s all sad.â€
I wonder who signed the release to let his then-underage daughter do the show in the first place?