Friday Roundup: BRMC, Daft Punk, Jane's Addiction, The Cure, F**K Kings of Leon, Virtual Pop Stars, Steve Jobs and more!
Here's another recap of some of my favorite stories from the week and some oldies which should just be shared. My favorite is the Groove Armada slamming Kings of Leon, William Shatner covering Cee-Lo, oh so much fun. Keep reading...
- BRMC's bass player has been fined and given a 3-month sentence for hitting a fan in the eye with a bottle.
- Daft Punk announces the track listing for their Tron:Legacy soundtrack. I'm over the hype for this record (but still can't *wait* to see the movie)
- No one is asking for a new Jane's Addiction album, but they're going to go ahead and make one anyway.
- Flaming Lips were on Yo Gabba Gabba. The video was taken down and I was going to ignore this story, but I thought the error message was amusing, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by yogabbagabba." Damn that oppressive yogabbagabba!!!
- Asobi Seksu have announced a new record due out on February 15th. They're pretty neat, you should check them out.
- Photobomb is the term for when someone jumps in the back of your photo and does something stupid. So it was pretty funny that a 3-year-old photo of Thom Yorke photobombing a couple's trip to a museum has "gone viral" (god, I hate that term) and is now being posted everywhere.
- The Cure will release 'Entreat Plus' as a double vinyl in January.
- Gwyneth Paltrow and William Shatner try to sing Cee-Lo's "Fuck You".
- I don't remember if I ever posted this before, apparently 1/2 of Groove Armada thinks Kings of Leons are assholes (via Reddit)
Neat remix of DJ Shadow's, "Building Steam with A Grain of Salt". A year old, but it's new to me and can be new to
- Japan has taken pop to a new level. They have created a 100% virtual pop star. The vocals are done with software, the performer is a computer generated projection on a screen. As many have said, "still better then Bieber"
- Crap, another reddit link. This time it's about how Steve Jobs slammed the owner of CD Baby. Pretty interesting behind-the-scenes read about the launch of the iTunes Store.