Radiohead: Albums? We Don't Need No Stinking Albums; Them Crooked Vultures Debut; Lady GaGa's Not Really a Hermaphrodite
Headlines: Radiohead is always one step ahead. First, they gave away their album, "In Rainbows," for free. Now they won't even make anymore albums. Or so hints Thom Yorke in an interview with the Believer. "None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again," he said. Gotta avoid that "creative hoo-ha." Them Crooked Vultures served as the dessert to Lollapalooza with a post-festival debut Sunday night in Chicago. The supergroup -- Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age on guitar/vocals, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass and Dave Grohl back behind the drums -- "is off to a rousing start" says Greg Kot. Pop Candy's Whitney Matheson said "the real pleasure of Them Crooked Vultures was watching four guys who were ecstatically happy to be onstage together." (The other dude is guitarist Alain Johannes.)
Did you read something on the Internet last week about Lady GaGa being a hermaphrodite? Well, shockingly, the story turns out to be not true. It originated on a supposedly satirical Web site that is so bad at being funny people actually thought the story was true. The Lady will be DAR Constitution Hall on Sept. 29. There is -- or at least was -- some sort of feud between Raekwon and Joe Budden. But it's all good now. C-Murder was convicted of second-degree murder and faces a mandatory life sentence.
Sufjan Stevens will hit the road this fall. But he won't be coming to D.C. Taylor Swift pranked Keith Urban by crashing the stage with her band, in full KISS costume. Not bad. Rhys Chatham's "Crimson Grail (Outdoor Version)" -- featuring 200 electric guitarists -- drew 10,000 people to Lincoln Center over the weekend. Detroit garage rockers the High Strung recently played at Gitmo. Really. Pope Benedict is prepping his debut album. Really. Local soul singer Eddie Daye passed away last week.
Video of the Day: Lissy Trullie - "Boy Boy"
Video of the Day, 2: The Gossip - "Love Long Distance"
Love Long Distance
A pair of videos from female-fronted acts with very different sounds and looks.
By David Malitz |
August 11, 2009; 3:45 PM ET
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