“I don’t think it’s a gentle record."
We are just days away from the LIVE return of Nine Inch Nails. As you may recall, we learned earlier this year that Trent Reznor has revived NIN not only for a new album (due out in September) but also for a new concert tour that will span the globe … starting this weekend. Reznor and the live version of Nine Inch Nails have made their way to Japan where NIN will perform it’s first live show since 2009 and to preview the coming tour and album, he sat down for a chat with The New York Times. Because it’s the Times, the interview covers a wide range of topics (many of which most of us are well aware of by now … Trent got married, had babies, won an Oscar, yada yada) but I’m most interested in the bits about the new NIN album Hesitation Marks and tour Tension 2013. Click below to learn more deets about the return of NIN as revealed by Trent Reznor to the NYT … included is a photo shot by Rob Sheridan during tour production rehearsals :) More »
"Pop Star, Fashion Darling ... Who?"
Earlier today we got to see the lyric video for Kylie Minogue‘s new song Skirt and right now we get an introduction of sorts to the Aussie popstar that so many of us have known for many, many years. The New York Times has published a feature article on Kylie that “introduces” her to its readers despite the fact that she’s been in the music business for 25 years. Despite all of Kylie‘s mega success around the world, she is still a relative “unknown” here in the US. Now that she’s partnered with Jay-Z‘s music company Roc Nation, it appears that she is ready to take another crack at breaking big here in the US … which is where this NY Times article comes in. Read on to meet the amazing Kylie Minogue. More »
"I am so ... influential and so relevant that I will change things."
We are less than a week away from the release of Kanye West‘s new album Yeezus and that means that his promo push for the release is kicking into high gear. Yesterday we learned that Kanye hosted a listening party for the album in NYC and today we learn that he sat down with The New York Times for a fairly lengthy interview. As usual, Kanye says some interesting and egotistical things but that’s to be expected. He reveals to the Times the inspiration for his new album, his opinion of his place in the world of music and he even touches a tiny bit on family. Click below to read a few excerpts from his interview and find out what the self-proclaimed Yeezus has to say about … well, everything. More »
History Is Made in America
Last night’s election win was a big one for President Barack Obama, reelected to serve as our nation’s leader for a second 4 year term, but it was also a monumental and historic night for equality. For the first time ever in this country, same-sex marriage proposals were passed by voters in 3 states and an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in another state was voted down by voters. People, this is very significant. Marriage Equality has been passed in this country by way of judicial ruling and by legislation … but it was always voted down by voters when the matter was put to popular vote (Proposition 8 here in California, you might remember, took away the right to same-sex marriage here 4 years ago). For the first time ever, voters in not just one state but 4 states stood up for equality for all. I’m just stunned and elated. History was made in other ways last night as well. Tammy Baldwin was elected as the first openly gay US Senator (she is also a veteran) and in New Hampshire, the State is now governed by all women! The governor and entire Congressional contingent are women! If all of this combined doesn’t prove that America is ready to move FORWARD with progress, then I don’t know what does. Read on to learn about all of this history and very good news. More »
Oh, Mama Pitt!
Jane Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s Mama, has penned an interesting letter that was printed yesterday in The Springfield News-Leader. Mama Pitt urged fellow-Christians to vote for Mitt Romney, rather than that liberal who supports gay marriage and “the killing of unborn babies” — AKA Barack Obama. Well, that’s gotta be a little awkward for Brangelina. Read more from the letter inside.
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A Star is Born
While everyone seems to be all wrapped up in Lana Del Rey, I am really falling in love with another young female musician named Azealia Banks. Azealia, who used to record under the name Miss Bank$, is an extremely talented rapper from Harlem, NY who has dropped one of the most infectious songs that I’ve heard in years. Her song 212 has been making the rounds online for a few months now and The New York Times finally noticed. Azealia is featured in a new interview with the Times that sheds some light on this exciting new performer. Click below to meet Azealia Banks. More »
Not Your Kind of Person
On Sunday we learned that Garbage has FINALLY announced the title of their new album (Not Your Kind of People) with the revamped relaunch of their official homepage at Garbage.com. Today we get to read a short interview that frontwoman Shirley Manson gave to The LA Times about the band’s upcoming new album, the final death of her solo album and her plans to LIVE LIFE to the FULLEST! It’s a short but very sweet interview … which you can read in full below. More »
"I don't like to repeat myself"
The LA Times sat down with Madonna in her SoCal home just before the Golden Globes a couple of weekends ago to discuss her directorial debut film W.E., her new album M.D.N.A. and her upcoming LIVE performance for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI. Altho the entire interview is fascinating to read, I was really more interested in the music bits — most especially her revelation of a song on her album titled Beautiful Killer. Click below to read excerpts from Maddy‘s LA Times interview where she talks about M.D.N.A. and what little she can say about her much-anticipated Super Bowl halftime show next week. More »