Last night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon continued its week-long celebration of Pink Floyd by having the Foo Fighters cover “In The Flesh?” with the added bonus of Roger Waters singing lead.
Fallon‘s week-long tribute to Floyd continues Wednesday, when MGMT will cover “Lucifer Sam,” off The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Country star Dierks Bentley will perform the title track from Wish You Were Here on Thursday, and Pearl Jam will close out the week Friday with The Wall‘s “Mother.” Pink Floyd kicked off a massive reissues series this week with a six-disc box set edition of The Dark Side of the Moon.
Mick Jagger may play a media mogul in Tabloid, a new film he is developing through his Jagged Films production company. The movie, which is being penned by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson based on an idea by Jagger, will tell the story of a Rupert Murdoch-like mogul and a young journalist who is brought into the inner circle of his immoral media empire.
Wow, that’s actually some pretty legit screenwriting credit there. Hopefully this will make Mick Jagger the superstar he always wanted to be.
Hard-rock icons Guns N’ Roses are among this year’s batch of first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, along with goth-pop forefathers the Cure and hip-hop pioneers Eric B. & Rakim, the organization announced today. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Heart also lead the list of first-timers.
Also receiving their first Rock Hall nods are the Small Faces/Faces, the Spinners, Rufus with Chaka Khan, and Freddie King. Also on the ballot are returning nominees Donna Summer, Donovan, Laura Nyro, and War. The winners will be inducted at the ceremony April 14 in Cleveland. The event will be open to the public.
Now just because these bands are nominated doesn’t mean they’ll win. Some would even argue that NOT being in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame gives you more cred (as the kids say).
Last night, media gadfly and television host Stephen Colbert played host to the band Radiohead; making a big spectacle and joke of the fact that they have jumped off the corporate grid these past few years by showing copious plugs for Dr. Pepper, touting it as “The official softdrink of Radiohead.”
The whole gang had a good laugh about it and went on to perform a few songs and talk about global warming.
Catch two clips below and click here to see the entire episode.
Anything Anything DRAMARAMA Anything (Live exclusive version) ANDREW WK That’s rock and roll SHAUN CASSIDY (happy bday Shaun) Growing Up (full band alternate) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (happy bday Bruce) Light of Day (Live) JOAN JETT and BLACKHEARTS with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Victim of Circumstance JOAN JETT (happy bday Joan) Lexicon Devil GERMS (happy bday Darby Crash) Devil and Maggie Chascarillo LUCERO Lost in LA NEEMA Suzanne LEONARD COHEN (happy bday Leonard) Jack LaLanne GUTTERMOUTH (happy bday Jack) Muscle Bustle DONNA LOREN Pump it up TANGIERS BLUES BAND Pump your Blood POTSIE (happy bday Anson Williams) Pretty Girls JOE JACKSON (happy bday Catherine Zeta Jones) If not for you OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN (happy bday Olivia) She’s not there NEKO CASE/NICK CAVE (happy bday Nick) Want Ads HONEY CONE (happy bday Don Corneilus) Lovelines (alternate) REPLACEMENTS I wanna be your boyfriend RUBINOOS Girlfriend AVRIL LAVIGNE (happy bday Avril) Smart GIRL IN A COMA Stupidest man in Nyack BAGHDADDIOS Stupid Girl ELLEN FOLEY Freak out THE WELLINGTONS Dead Ringer for Love MEATLOAF and CHER (Happy bday Meatloaf) Pretend ALVIN STARDUST (happy bday Alvin) Please (you got that thing) INXS with RAY CHARLES (happy bday Ray) Cover of the rolling stone DR HOOK (happy bday Shel Silverstein) Paint in Black (live 85) R.E.M.
The recently-disbanded R.E.M. are going out on top and on their own terms, the icing on the cake being a career-spanning Greatest Hits set titled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.
Part Lies will made up of 40 tracks on two discs, collecting tracks from the band’s releases on both IRS Records and Warner Bros. Records. It will include three tracks recorded after the release of their last album, Collapse Into Now: “A Month of Saturdays”, “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” and “Hallelujah”. They were recorded this summer in Athens, Georgia with Accelerate/Collapse Into Now producer Jacknife Lee.
The compilation will be released November 15th through Warner Bros. The complete tracklist is below:
01 Gardening at Night
02 Radio Free Europe
03 Talk About the Passion
04 Sitting Still
05 So. Central Rain
06 (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
07 Driver 8
08 Life and How to Live It
09 Begin the Begin
10 Fall on Me
11 Finest Worksong
12 Its the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
13 The One I Love
15 Pop Song 89
16 Get Up
17 Orange Crush
18 Losing My Religion
19 Country Feedback
20 Shiny Happy People
01 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
02 Everybody Hurts
03 Man on the Moon
05 Whats the Frequency, Kenneth?
06 New Test Leper
08 At My Most Beautiful
09 The Great Beyond
10 Imitation of Life
11 Bad Day
12 Leaving New York
13 Living Well Is the Best Revenge
14 Supernatural Superserious
16 Oh My Heart
18 A Month of Saturdays
19 We All Go Back to Where We Belong
Pearl Jam fans who thought they were going to have to just settle for a quaint album of Eddie Vedder Ukulele tunes, you’d be wrong.
Pearl Jam’s Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty… will be available as a three-disc DVD/Blu-ray set [on October 25th], featuring the final version of the film, along with an alternate version and loads of bonus footage.
THREE DISCS?! ALTERNATE VERSION?!
Wow, Pearl Jam sure is getting the royal treatment with this set. I mean, any film whose trailer kickstarts with an awkward David Lynch interview MUST be worth it:
Anything Anything DRAMARAMA
Around the Dial THE KINKS
Rex Bob Lowenstein MARK GERMINO & the SLUGGERS
Left of the Dial REPLACEMENTS
Life Size Rubber Doll BILLY & the BOYS
Baby Doll DEE DEE KING (aka RAMONE, Happy Bday DEE DEE)
Elevator Operator (outtake) RAMONES (Happy Bday Richie Ramone)
S.W.A.K. WYLDLIFE (unsigned Westchester)
I Wanna go all the Way PAINS of BEING PURE at HEART
I hear noises TEGAN & SARA (happy bday Tegan)
Back in your Head TEGAN & SARA (happy bday Sara)
There’s a Starbucks where the Starbucks used to be JOHN WESLEY HARDING
409 in your coffee maker GREEN DAY
409 BEACH BOYS
Let’s go on the beach OUTKAST
Haven’t got a clue DRAMARAMA (happy bday John Easdale)
Smart GIRL in a COMA
Alibi THE FOOLS
You two timed me one time too often TEX RITTER (happy bday John Ritter)
A womans got the power CLARENCE CLEMONS and RED BANK ROCKERS
You can look BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Adam West (happy bday Adam)
Mouth Almighty ELVIS COSTELLO
Balls in your mouth JIMMY FALLON, ROOTS, EDDIE VEDDER (Happy bday Jimmy)
Why go (Live 92) PEARL JAM
Smells like Karen Carpenter MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS
Wrap me THE BODEANS
Here’s the details on the return of anything anything to your radio dial
starting this sunday night and every sunday night 9pm-11pm you can listen on 107.1 the peak. the station’s on air signal reaches westchester, rockland, bergen, lower fairfield, north shore of Long Island, the bronx and midtown manhattan and above.
it can also be streamed at www.1071thepeak.com and on all smart phones via the tune in radio app which is a free download.
Starting on October 2nd, WDHA will be carrying the show as well.
Rich Russo “Anything Anything” Wednesday, September 14th, 3pm – 6pm on Irwin’s show
Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show “Anything Anything,” which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin’s on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, “Anything Anything” was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive “Anything Anything” simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He’ll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP’s “New York rock experience” and about his new venture.
That’s right! bossman is going to announce what stations he’ll be on… on a station that isn’t even going to carry it (crazy)!