Using a rumored submission list that leaked to the internet, here are some guesses as to what the Album of the Year Grammy nominees will be.
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
The BBC called it “a complex, captivating work”, NME described it as “.., pretty much perfect”, Rolling Stone said it was “fantastic“, and I’m telling you it’s going to get nominated.
Band on the Run was re-released last week in multiple formats, including digital downloads, a vinyl LP, and three different CD sets. Make sure you at least get a hold of the awesome “special” or “deluxe” editions. They contain a DVD that includes music videos and a look behind-the-scenes, but the real highlight is the “One Hand Clapping” segment.
Featuring live renditions of Wings hits performed at Abbey Road studios, the 1974 potential TV special has only been available through bootlegs and YouTube clips. Fans speculate that it was filmed to promote a world tour that never materialized and was shelved when drummer Geoff Britton left the group.
Here are two highlights: the rousing little-known Wings rocker “Soily” and the literally bouncy Tin Pan Alley-esque “I’ll Give You a Ring”. That’s one of the many reasons I adore Paul McCartney & Wings, their variety!
Pop culture magazine MEAN (Music. Entertainment. Art. News), in conjunction with MTV, recently announced the launch of a series of groundbreaking, star-studded music videos entitled “Supervideo”. Each “supervideo” will tap buzzworthy music, filmmakers, and talent in a high voltage expression of music and art.
Starting off with a bang is “Supervideo: LCD f/Kendrick”, combining the diverse talents of Training Day writer David Ayer, Up in the Air and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress Anna Kendrick, and the indelible music of LCD Soundsystem. The song, “Pow Pow”, from LCD’s current album This is Happening was used as inspiration for the story of a mysterious woman (Kendrick) and her entourage of lawyers and bodyguards as they travel through the underworld of Los Angeles to capture the souls of notorious villains.
In a recent performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Cee-Lo Green stripped-down – and arguably improved – King of Leon’s latest single “Radioactive”, rendering the Followill boy’s stadium-ready sing along into a retro-soul jam. Cee-Lo’s third studio album, The Lady Killer, was released in the UK on 8 November 2010, and is out today, 9 November 2010, in the US.
“Iggy was scary,” the Stooges former manager Danny Fields told music critic Robert Palmer while recalling the early live performances of the punk-rock precursor. “I was terrified every time he went onstage that he would cause death and/or mayhem, that he would smash someone over the head with a bench, say, or eviscerate himself onstage. It was very, very powerful; I never saw anything like it.”
Yet despite the infamous lore surrounding Iggy Pop’s initial stint with the Stooges—particularly following the release of their 1970 masterwork Fun House—quality recordings of the band’s onstage mayhem has been an abysmal state of affairs.
Thankfully, Rhino Handmade is set to unveil Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s, an unreleased reel-to-reel tape recording of a Stooges’s show during their four-night residency at the Ungano’s nightclub in New York City. Recorded just after the release of Fun House, the band performs every cut from the classic album except “L.A. Blues”, and it is also contains a previously unreleased “10-minute-plus psychedelic, freak out jam” titled “Have Some Fun/My Dream Is Dead”.
According to the release’s linear notes composed by the Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, “the sound [on the live album] comes in sheets of earsplitting noise, dense and bleating, as if a sheep is being led to slaughter. You can literally hear the ‘60s gasping for breath, the totemic sacrifice of the Stooges.”
Have Some Fun is set to ship on 16 November 2010.
01 Going to Ungano’s
03 Down on the Street
04 T.V. Eye
07 Fun House
08 Have Some Fun / My Dream Is Dead
"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.