27 December 2022
NOEL GALLAGHER and his HIGH FLYING BIRDS
are gearing up for their 4th longplayer.
Last October we got the first taster with the psych-pop single
Pretty Boy featuring legend Johnny Marr on guitar.
And yesterday the former chief of Oasis teased new upcoming
music via a video fragment on his Twitter account. The clip – filmed
by himself – shows a group of string players playing a melody to an
unknown song, while a conductor stands in the middle of the room.
He shared it with the caption: “INGUT. String Session. Abbey Rd (April 28th, 2022).”
NOEL GALLAGHER: Facebook – Instagram
Headliner on Sunday at Hardwick Festival 2023 in the UK.
Veteran indies YO LA TENGO are in the middle of a Hanukkah Residency at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Last night they were joined by Marky Ramone (who replaced original drummer Tommy in 1978) to play some Ramones bangers. Watch some fragments filmed
– I WANNA BE SEDATED –
– SHEENA ISA PUNK ROCKER –
Sweet sensation BILLIE EILISH played a couple of shows last weekend in Los Angeles. For each one she invited guests. So she did last night too with Dave Grohl for a gripping, acoustic rendition of Foo Fighters‘s 1997 classic MY HERO (almost 300 million streams on Spotify).
See a snippet
of the duet here…
18 November 2022
Goth icons THE CURE have been minimized
into figurines commercialised by Funko.
More info here.
Robert Smith‘s reaction was short and clear: “gulp”
Last year ZZ TOP‘s bass player DUSTY HILL passed away, aged 72.
Drummer Frank Beard and guitarist Billy Gibbons decided to go on with
longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis on bass. They’re on tour right now and
in Huntsville, (Alabama), Francis stole the show by playing a 17-string bass
on the concert’s opener GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE.
Francis: “I was doing night internet searching and turned up a picture of this crazy
17-string bass. I sent a picture to Billy and we laughed about it and made some jokes
about actually trying to use it. A few weeks later, after I had forgotten about it, Billy
shows up with a 17-string bass.”
Play that funky bass, white boy…
From their 1983 LP Eliminator
ZZ TOP: Facebook –