Morning Music Notes – all today’s interesting stories came from NME edition
For Sale: 1989 Batmobile
PW, PL, 5 disc CD Changer, new brakes, rocket booster. This is not music news, but it IS Batman-related news, which also qualifies for this blog.
New Empire of the Sun to be “more Hollywood”
New Empire of the Sun music is apparently in the works, which is cool. The band’s frontman, Luke Steele, has been involved in Pnau, Empire of the Sun, and The Sleepy Jackson in recent years – a pretty impressive creative resume. Also, this dude is a complete loon (meant as a compliment), so it’s generally worth checking out a new project.
According to NME, The new songs are grander, more Disney, more colourful – which is something to be said for a guy who is typically photographed in front of fantasy space-scapes.
Pete Doherty on Amy Winehouse Covers, UK Riots
Because NME was going for all the interesting news today (including the Batmobile – how did they know?!), they have posted a recent interview with Pete Doherty, where he openly discusses the recent UK riots in Camden, as well as his recent live covers of Amy Winehouse’s Tears Dry on their Own. Video after the jump.
Metallica/Lou Reed Collaboration out soon
I am extremely interested to hear what Metallica, Lou Reed, jazz/spoken-word producer Hal Wilner, and Rick Rubin Associate Greg Fidelman come up with on their upcoming release Lulu. Haven’t found much online yet, but Spinner’s first look sheds a bit of intrigue with a great quote from Reed: An odd collaboration would be Metallica and Cher. That would be odd. Us – that’s an obvious collaboration
Grime, Dubstep, Beatboxing added to Dictionary
The Chambers dictionary has recently added Grime (the music genre – I would hope they had a literal definition of grime in there before…), Dubstep, and Beatboxing. Well done, urban music. My campaign has been underway for 15 years, and they still won’t ad boomshakalaka. Dictionary definitions after the jump.