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Interpol Rocks the Garden

09.18.2007

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It was the Rebirth of the Cool all over again in New York City last night as 20,000 strong witnessed Interpol, led by Les Paul-wielding singer-guitarist Paul Banks, make their Madison Square Garden debut.
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Mick Ronson’s Les Paul to Be Used on Forthcoming Bowie Tribute CD

Russell Hall
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09.18.2007

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Back in 1972 Mick Ronson came up with one of the greatest solos ever played on a Les Paul. Thirty-five years later, guitarist Rick Tedesco is getting a chance to reproduce that solo using the same guitar Ronson played on the original recording. As participants on a forthcoming David Bowie tribute CD, Tedesco and his bandmates in the Dennis Dunaway Project—a group headed by and named for the original Alice Cooper Group bassist—will contribute an interpretation of “Moonage Daydream,” the song that served as the centerpiece for Bowie’s glam-rock masterpiece The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
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What's the Deal with the New Beatles Film?

09.18.2007

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Everybody loves the Beatles, but Beatles' movies (or rather, Beatles-inspired movies) aren't always the Toppermost of the Poppermost.
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Raspberries to Reunite for One-Off Show in NYC

Russell Hall
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09.18.2007

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Power pop fans who missed the Raspberries’ here-today-gone-tomorrow reunion tour in 2005 will soon get another chance to see the band live. On October 13, at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, original members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, Jim Bonfanti, and Dave Smalley will re-group for a one-off show. Tickets are priced at $50.
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Badfinger Out-Of-Print Warner Brothers Albums Being Reissued

Russell Hall
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09.18.2007

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So strongly is Badfinger associated with the Beatles’ Apple Records that casual fans often overlook the fact that the band released two superb albums for Warner Brothers in 1974. This Tuesday (September 18), the reissue label Collector’s Choice is seeking to remedy that situation by reissuing both those albums.
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Lucinda Williams: Celebrating Her Entire Catalog

Josh Baron
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09.17.2007

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Lucinda Williams has completed a most unusual stand at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater. Beginning September 5 for five nights following, Williams performed a first set comprised of an entire album from her award-winning catalog. In reverse chronological order, she ran through World Without Tears, Essence, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Sweet Old World, and Lucinda Williams.
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After 42 Years...a Pardon for Johnny Cash?

09.14.2007

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Forty-two years after he was arrested and jailed overnight in Starkville, Mississippi, the late Johnny Cash is receiving an honor from the town that will include a ceremonial pardon.
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Female Fan Crawls Through Bedroom Window of Sleeping Devendra Banhart

Ellen Mallernee
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09.14.2007

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Lately, freak-folk’s most endearing freak Devendra Banhart and his band have been renting a home in Topanga Canyon, California, just outside of Los Angeles. There, they built a recording studio and put the final touches on Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, due out September 25. Devendra also reportedly got a rude awakening, when a female fan recently crept through his bedroom window.
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Millions Rush for Led Zeppelin Concert

09.14.2007

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Now might be a good time to buy that Powerball lottery ticket. With an estimated 20 million fans already registered for the opportunity to purchase Led Zeppelin tickets, your odds of winning bagfuls of loot are slightly better than those of seeing the mighty Zep at their performance in November.
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Whitesnakes on a Plane?! No...but the Next Best Thing.

09.13.2007

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Whitesnake, who obviously believe in getting the word out early, have just announced that their new album, Good to be Bad, will be released on May 13, 2008 through SPV Records.
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