Morning Music Notes – The Definitive Steve Jobs Movie, Made by Funny or Die
That Didn’t Take Long – Justin Timberlake Announces New Album Follow Up
It seemed like just the other day Justin Timberlake was making bizarre video trailers to announce that he is making music again. Today, he releases his first album since before Dick in a Box, with his 20/20 Experience album. Last night, he addressed rumours of another album in the works (or already in the bag), saying “I’ve got to clear up the rumors. This whole thing about this only being the first part … is true. There is another half. I’m not giving you a release date” (via Yahoo).
Pro-Radiohead and anti-Timberlake fans might not like this next statement, when talking about album closer Blue Ocean Floor, “I’m a huge Thom Yorke (Radiohead frontman) fan, and I was listening to some ‘OK Computer’ and ‘Kid A’ and this song just happened. This is probably the most unique so far and probably took me out of my comfort zone.”
I can see the headlines now – “British prog rock band inspires former mouseketeer from Mickey Mouse Club.”
Barenaked Ladies Move On From Making Beer, Sign New Record Deal
Barenaked Ladies are celebrating their 25th anniversary of being a band by signing with Vanguard Records, releasing a new album, and going on a tour with Ben Folds Five and Guster (via Hollywood Reporter). 25 years – does this mean the rock and roll hall of fame will be calling? And I don’t know about you, but I think I liked the band more when they were making yummy beers.
Almost Guaranteed to Be Awesome – Funny or Die Making Steve Jobs Biopic
It looks like the Steve Jobs biopic world has gotten a little bigger. Comedy website Funny or Die are stretching their legs for a clip longer than their usual 3 minutes and are making a 60-75 minute movie about Steve Jobs (via iPhone in Canada). The movie will be called iSteve and star Justin Long, famous for being ‘the Mac guy’ in those anti-Windows commercials. The biopic, which is to poke fun of biopics, is out on April 15. A billionaire computer geek with a fiery personality and only one outfit – what is one to make fun of?
Listen! Kendrick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) Ft. Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed album has a new remix determined to one-up the original. Lamar throws down a new version, and ropes in Jay-Z to do his thing, which he definitely doesn’t mail in. The remix is for Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe. Anyone else digging the artwork?