Got myself into a motorcycle wreck yesterday, and I’m a little fucked up. But the new Queens of The Stone Age record made the blood flow in such beautiful pulsing rhythm…
It’s good to take a good look at your own alleged mortality from time to time. Keeps the priorities sharp.
- You can now make a boombox out of your diabeetus drink tray at McDonald’s.
- What made John Bonham such an amazing drummer? Glad you asked. Triplets, for starters.
- Liam Gallagher is giving off sad desperation vibes. That’s hard to shake.
- Security at concerts is starting to get intense. Vapor-sniffing dogs, anti-drone measures, social media monitoring and face-mapping is rolling out. Party.
- Check out some pre-fame shots of David Bowie that nobody’s ever seen before.
- Watch QOTSA drop a little Gorillaz into Feel Good Hit of The Summer. And holy christ is their new record a beast… Just wait until you hear Domesticated Animals…
- This Friday, Bandcamp is donating all its proceeds for the day to trans rights. I’ll remind you again Friday.
- Macklemore got into a head-on collision, and the main casualty was his presentation of denim.
- Watch Alex Turner sing a cover of Santana’s Smooth. Yeah.
- Grieves is going in some weird Drake direction, and that shit don’t fly at all.
- Kanye‘s back, but he’s just suing tour insurance companies. No music. We’re good on that.
- Here’s a cow that’s about to get sued by Gene Simmons.
- Chester Bennington was honored during a private memorial ceremony with friends and bandmates.
- Meanwhile, the general reaction to his death seems muted in pop culture. Maybe it’s the lack of ambiguity on intent, perhaps because the wounds are still fresh from Cornell.
- But people are making Ebay thousands on Chester’s funeral memorabilia. Ugh.
- Last Chester story: Coldplay covered Crawling. These are strange times.
- That mystery pop star on the new Foo Fighters record might be Lady Gaga. Please, baby Jesus, let it not be this fame leech.
- Sen. Cory Booker is trying to end cannabis prohibition. A new bill would deschedule marijuana, incentivize state legalization and punish states that disproportionately lock up minorities and the poor.
- A little classic flashback – Elton John and Axl Rose singing Bohemian Rhapsody with Queen.
- The new Arcade Fire album is absolute garbage, and it’s getting some highly critical reviews. Frontman Win Butler believes it’s all a case of bandwagoning, because someone said he rapped on the record. Turns out, that’s not at all why the album is terrible.
- The new It movie is over two hours long. Given that the book is over 1,000 pages, that’s a damn fine bit of good news.
- Hyperloop One just tested out at 192 mph with a pod. The future is coming fast.
- Meanwhile, Tim Cook is calling Apple’s autonomy project the mother of all A.I. projects.
- But that new iPhone 8 info leak? Doesn’t make the upgrade seem worthwhile at all.
- Don’t like Domino’s look in Deadpool 2 promos? Aside from the fact that that probably makes you an asshole, creator Rob Liefeld has this to offer.
- If “great highs, terrible lows and unrelenting stress” are the markers of successful entrepreneurship, you can keep that nonsense. Life is about far more than convincing everyone you’re professionally impressive.
- 1937 – Garth Hudson (The Band) (80)
- 1948 – Andy Fairweather Low (69)
- 1951 – Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) (66)
- 1957 – Mojo Nixon (60)
- 1959 – Apollonia Kotero (58)
- 1960 – Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Dream Theater) (57)
- 1960 – David Yow (Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard) (57)
- 1961 – Pete de Freitas (Echo and the Bunnymen) (d. 1989)
- 1962 – Lee Mavers (La’s) (55)
- 1967 – Cold 187em (born Gregory Hutchinson) (Above the Law) (50)
- 1968 – John Stainer (Helmet) (49)
- 1970 – Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) (47)
- 1972 – Jimmy Pop (born James Franks) (Bloodhound Gang) (45)
- 1980 – Devon Glenn (Buckcherry) (37)
- 1992 – Charli XCX (born Charlotte Aitchison) (25)
On This Day
- 1961 – The Beatles played their first show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
- 1962 – Robert Zimmerman officially changed his name to Bob Dylan.
- 1963 – Eric Clapton quit The Roosters.
- 1973 – The Mamas and the Papas sued Dunhill Records for $1 million in royalties.
- 1973 – American Graffiti debuted at the Locarno Film Festival.
- 1991 – Rick James and his girlfriend were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated mayhem torture and false imprisonment in Hollywood.
- 2001 – New Orleans International Airport became Louis Armstrong Airport.
- 2002 – A van being driven by Papa Chubby overturned injuring him and two band members.
Now off to the doctor with me..