Well, here's one heck of a delicious sounding tour that's going to be one hot mess of sloppy guitar rock. Black Lips and Vivian Girls are hitting the road together from late February to April. —Pitchfork
Winnipeg singer/songwriter Christine Fellows will release her new Femmes De Chez Nous album on Feb. 1 through Six Shooter. The bilingual release comes with a DVD featuring a performance film called Reliquary/Reliquaire. Check out an excerpt below:
Toronto's Bovine Sex Club celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will launch a month of parties beginning Feb. 12. A special night will be held that day featuring music spun by Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, Saint Alvia and The Flatliners. More gigs featuring C'Mon, ex-Rough Trade singer Carole Pope, Closet Monster, Alexisonfire guitarist Wade MacNeil's Black Lungs side-project, Asexuals, The Video Dead, rockabilly legend Robert Gordon will be held throughout February and March. —bovinesexclub.com
This year's S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival will be held June 26 at venues throughout St. Catharines, Ont. Organizers are now accepting submissions for artists who want to play the festival; the deadline to apply is April 10. Forms are available from S.C.E.N.E.'s website.
The Pirate Bay's not dead.
Reason #9871035491 why Tumblr rules: White People Rapping Poorly.
Beady Eye, the new band featuring pretty much every member of Oasis except Noel Gallagher, will release their Different Gear, Still Speeding debut album through Dangerbird Records on March 1. Check out their video for "Bring The Light" here.
Public Enemy's Flavor Flav has finally opened his first fried chicken eatery. You know what would be a fun, awesome experiment? If his publicist could send us some samples for review. He says it's better than KFC, and there's a KFC in the food court under our building. We could do a compare and contrast. Just sayin'... —Associated Press
In today's installment of Things The Word Doesn't Need: Korn's next album will be inspired by Soundgarden. Wasn't one Soundgarden already enough? —NME
Since the music industry has been desperately seeking a male Amy Winehouse, we find it only appropriate that Cee Lo Green and Wino have recorded a song together. Wino's album is also apparently finished; hopefully she can keep herself together long enough for it to actually come out. —Daily Star
Kanye West is already recording a new album that he says will be out this summer, and says his Watch The Throne collaboration with Jay-Z should be out in "2 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!" If you wanted him to go away in 2011, it's not happening.
Here is something that never needs to happen, ever: Robert Pattinson (Twilight) is apparently interested in playing Jeff Buckley in a biopic. We could conceivably see James Franco pulling this one off, were it not for Buckley's distinctive falsetto, but... Pattinson should stay away from this and every other movie ever made. —World Entertainment News Network
Some genius Oasis fan once snorted dandruff off Liam Gallagher's head because he thought it was... cocaine. He was also probably high on coke at the time. —World Entertainment News Network
If you missed Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth's Big Four tour last summer, you may get the chance to see it after all: it looks like an announcement about the North American leg of the tour will be announced tomorrow. —Blabbermouth
There was a fire at the former location of Paul's Boutique on Thursday night. Paul's Boutique, obviously, was on the cover of the Beastie Boys' 1989 sophomore album of the same name. Three Monkeys, the store now occupying the space, burned to the ground in the blaze. —Gothamist
Gentleman Reg, Hooded Fang, Forest City Lovers' Kat Burns and others will play a benefit for Toronto People With AIDS at the city's Metropolitan Community Church on Friday. Tickets are available at livelovelarge.org, Copy Cat Reproductions at Pape Street and Danforth Avenue and My Dog's Daycare at Queen Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue.
Deadmau5 and Tommy Lee were spotted doing some sort of extreme swinging ride with harnesses at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. earlier this month. They're friends?! What?!? —TMZ
Jack White says he nearly became a Catholic priest instead of being a musician. Uh... —The Sun
Protest The Hero have just announced a huge North American tour in support of their upcoming new album Scurrilous, out March 22. It launches the day after the disc's release. They'll spend the rest of January, February and March in Europe and Australia playing songs from it. —MySpace
Boxer The Horse, Molly Rankin, Haunted Hearts and Racoon Bandit were among the winners at this year's Music PEI Awards. Haunted Hearts were the biggest winners at Saturday's event, picking up four awards. —CBC News