Morning Music Notes – Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Daughter of the Devil

Were Black Sabbath One of the “Real” Headliners of Coachella?

Black Sabbath recently reunited. Earlier this week, guitarist Tommy Iommi announced that he has a lymphoma diagnosis. The recent health announcement is what Billboard is reporting caused Black Sabbath from headlining this year’s Coachella festival. There has been no official announcement from Coachella, nor any of the headliners that either got bumped up the bill or were a last minute replacement. If the Black Keys break into a Black Sabbath medley, I think we will have our answer.

The festival replacement is reminiscent of when the Beastie Boys had to back of the Coachella-related east coast festival, All Points West, and were replaced by Jay-Z, who opened with a Beastie Boys cover of No Sleep Til Brookyn. Coldplay followed suit the next night, covering Fight for Your Right.

Jay-Z Finds a Logical Sponsorship In, Um, Duracell Batteries?

Now with a baby in tow, Jay-Z figures he will need lots of batteries for all the toys that daughter Blue Ivy will inevitably be playing with. Jay-Z has become an investment partner, and the face and voice of Duracell Powermat JV, which provides magical wireless power (via Hollywood Reporter).

“I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution,” the rapper said in a statement. “I’m partnering with Duracell Powermat because they’re providing the solutions for the future.”

Words I never thought rapper Jay-Z would be saying. Trying working those into a rap verse, Hova.

More Jay-Z News: A Satanic Baby Name in Blue Ivy?!

The apparent Morning Music Notes love fest with sellout Jay-Z continues. When you are arguably the world’s most popular rapper and you marry arguably the most popular female singer, people are going to analyze your every move – including your choice in baby names. Just ask Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow (but come on – Apple? Seriously? And Moses?). So when the name Blue Ivy Carter (Jay-Z’s real name is Shawn Carter) was announced, people analyzed it. What did they come up with? The logical answer: that Blue Ivy is Yvi Eulb backwards, which is Latin for Lucifer’s Daughter – daughter of the devil! (via NME).

But actually, E Online says: “In actuality, those letters joined together mean absolutely nothing, and certainly not Lucifer (as it happens, that is already a Latin word, so any translation would be redundant and result back in… Lucifer.)”

Thanks, Buzz Killington – I was ready to run with that!

Some Twitter users have suggested that the name Blue stands for for “Born Living Under Evil”, while Ivy is there to mean ‘Illuminati’s Very Youngest’ or ‘Illuminati’s Victorious Youth’. This makes sense (insert sarcasm), as Jay-Z is rumoured to be in the Illuminati. Maybe I should’ve stayed off Twitter and not spread these rumours (but then I’d have nothing to write about).

Watch! Jack White on American Pickers

White Stripes / Raconteurs front man, Jack White, was on reality show American Pickers on Monday night. White asked hosts Mike Wolf and Frank Fritz down to Third Man Records in Nashville to do some trading, haggling, wheelin’ and dealin’. And besides, you never know where your might meet your newest band mates. Watch a clip below (which might be location-restrictive, so apologies if you can’t actually watch it here).

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1 Response

  1. Anesh says:

    I was just talking about this last week. Thanks for the details Pete! Keep the great posts coming!

    Very interesting:
    “that Blue Ivy is Yvi Eulb backwards, which is Latin for Lucifer’s Daughter – daughter of the devil!”