Adele, Kanye West and Katy Perry lead the nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator is also up for an award, and apparently "cried" when he heard about his nomination. Awww. See, guys? Homophobic misogynistis have feelings, too.
Gwar's Oderus Urungus used to periodically appear on Fox News' late night Red Eye talk show... note the "used to" in that sentence. Yeah, he's no longer doing that because "right-wing conservatives" (isn't that a redundancy?) protested to the station because Gwar have been decapitating and disemboweling a "Sarah Palin" figure on stage.
Blur's Damon Albarn's a brave chap — he's heading to the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where he'll write and record an album in a week. Yeah, about a week there would be about more than enough, methinks.
Jane's Addiction's show at New York's Terminal 5 on Monday will be shot and turned into a 3D documentary that'll air on the LG Thrill 3D YouTube channel on Aug. 4. OMG, it'll be like Dave Navarro is popping RIGHT OUT OF YOUR SCREEN while soloing!
My Chemical Romance have released a six-song live EP featuring songs recorded during their July 9 show at London, England's iTunes Festival.
Bikini Kill, Bratmobile and other bands are among those featured From The Back Of The Room, which is about women in punk rock. It's screening in select American cities now. Check out the trailer below:
Radiohead performed this year's The King Of Limbs album in entirety for an episode of From The Basement earlier this month. Now that performance will air Saturday on Palladia (maybe that means something to you Americans), and MTV2 at July 30. Set your VCRs or PVRs or whatever the fuck you use these days because that July 30 broadcast goes down at 3 a.m.
Live From Nowhere Near You, the new benefit CD featuring rare and unreleased tunes from Elliott Smith, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes and The Shins' James Mercer, is streaming over here. Proceeds will go to Outside In, which helps homeless youth.
Everyone's favourite DJ with the most godawful undercut in existence, Skrillex, is touring this fall. So just a head's up for all you Girls That Look Like Skrillex. If you all show up at his shows, it'll be like he's got his own Skrillex Army. ...Wait, do we want that?
Los Campesinos! are most likely going to release a new album this fall. "I know that a lot of people get frustrated during the period of time between an album being declared 'finished' and the album's actual release," Gareth Campesinos! wrote on the band's blog. Except Los Campesinos! produce albums so quickly that your head starts spinning and you get frustrated 'cause you're thinking, "didn't they JUST release one?!"
Four Year Strong, Gallows (without Frank Carter, since he left the band earlier this month), Title Fight, The Swellers and Sharks will be on this fall's AP Tour, the third annual jaunt sponsored by Alternative Press.
Kittie's new album is called I've Failed You and it's out Aug. 30. I'm guessing given the title and some of the track titles ("What Have I Done," "Already Dead," "Ugly," "Time Never Heals") that they're in a pretty pessimistic mood with this one. Some kind of inkling...
Apple's iCloud is going to be cheaper and have more music on it than Spotify. Suck it, Spotify. All the internets base r belong 2 Steve Jobs. OM NOM NOM NOM NOM.
Tom Morello's releasing a comic book series called Orchid this October. Morello wrote the series, and he's also releasing music for each issue. Yeah! Fight the power!