Friday, October 30, 2009

Phish Festival 8 Stuff


Friday, October 30th, 2009

Set 1

Party Time
Chalk Dust Torture
The Moma Dance
Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan
I Didn't Know
Poor Heart
Beauty Of A Broken Heart
Time Turns Elastic

Set 2

Punch You in the Eye >
Down With Disease >
Prince Caspian >
Wolfman's Brother >
Piper >
David Bowie
Harry Hood
Golgi Apparatus
Character Zero

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

3:00PM – Set 1
7:30PM – The Halloween Set
10:00PM – Set 3

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

12:00PM – Acoustic Set
5:30PM – Set 2
8:30PM – Set 3

If you are interested in EVERYTHING related to Phish's Halloween weekend Festival 8 in Indio, California, you MUST visit Jamtopia's Festival 8 Cover Album Teaser page and Jamtopia's Festival 8 Recap page. Webmaster Todd Levy has outdone himself and everything you could want to know about the gig is there on those 2 pages. I could never do justice to this event here, so head over to Jamtopia and check out the exhaustive and "seemingly authoritative" updates from the man himself.

Last night Phish played a six song soundcheck which you can download below.

Here's the setlist ...

1. Festival 8 Soundcheck Jam
2. Undermind >
3. Devil With A Blue Dress On Jam
4. Starship Trooper Jam
5. Gone (Phish debut, played by Classic TAB in Brooklyn)
6. Liquid Time (off Party Time, with MGMT's 'Kids' and 'Lengthwise' teases)

Download Festival 8 Soundcheck SBD

Also check out PhishTwit for real-time Twitter updates on Festival 8.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, there are 8 albums left. Phish will play one of these in their entirety tomorrow:

1. David Bowie | Hunky Dory
2. Genesis | The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
3. Jimi Hendrix | Electric Ladyland
4. King Crimson | Larks' Tongues In Aspic
5. MGMT | Oracular Spectacular
6. Prince | Purple Rain
7. Radiohead | Kid A
8. Rolling Stones | Exile on Main Street

Thanks again to Jamptopia.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Red Hot Chili Peppers Working on New Album

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back in the studio as of October 12, 2009. Their next album should be released sometime in 2010, according to Chad Smith.

An excerpt from his interview with SPIN follows ...

What's the status of the new album? You guys have been off for a long time now.

We're going to get together and start writing songs in October.

Is anything already written?
No. We've jammed a few times. I've played with Flea a few times. But I've been gone since April doing the Chickenfoot thing. So in October, we'll start from scratch. The four of us will get in a room and just start playing. That's how it's always worked before. That method hasn't failed us yet.

Do you know who'll be producing the new album?
It's not at the point where we're thinking about that yet. But Rick Rubin's been our producer forever. We love him and he's great. I assume that we'll use him again. But picking a producer is still far off down the road.

Any ideas on when we can expect to hear new music from you guys?
Sometime in 2010 seems realistic. That's what we're shooting for, but it takes a while to get the machinery going with something as big as the Chili Peppers.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Twenty Years Ago Today

The Last East Coast Dead Show of the 1980s ...

10.26.89 Miami

Set I

Foolish Heart
Little Red Rooster
Stagger Lee
Me And My Uncle >
Big River
Brown Eyed Women
Victim Or The Crime >
Don't Ease

Set II

Estimated Prophet >
Blow Away
Dark Star >
Drums >
Space >
Wheel >
All Along The Watchtower >
Stella Blue >
Not Fade Away

And We Bid You Good Night

Is This the Best Song Ever?

Pushing thru the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying
I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
I saw boys, toys electric irons and t.v.s
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought Id need so many people

A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children
If the black hadnt a-pulled her off, I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest, and a queer threw up at the sight of that

I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine, dont think
You knew you were in this song
And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
And I thought of ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, youre beautiful, I want you to walk

Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, thats all weve got
Weve got five years, what a surprise
Five years, stuck on my eyes
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, thats all weve got
Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, thats all weve got
Weve got five years, what a surprise
Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, thats all weve got

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weiland Not So Sure it Was Axl's Fault

"Of course Scott is trying to get back at Slash; however, I do find it soooo amusing the new outlook on Mr. Rose that Scott has nowadays ... here it is."

via Rolling Stone
Evan Serpick: Did that call from Dean come at a time when things were already falling apart with Velvet Revolver?

Scott Weiland: No, things at that time were working quite well with Velvet Revolver and I didn't want to mention it to them until there was a plan and a couple gigs that were actually booked. Slash and I were usually the ones who talked to each other first about things, then we'd go to the rest of the guys. And, unfortunately because of certain people's egos, I walked into a situation where there was a lot of baggage. I had a lot of baggage walking into my situation. I was in a band where at the end, it was pretty much three against one. And so I'm pretty sure that it felt that way to Axl as well. I have to say this, and I'm not just saying this now because of my situation I went through, but I heard a lot of great Guns N' Roses stories you guys in the press will never hear.

Everyone has made Axl out to be this horrendously crazy person, this bad guy, and I don't know him very well at all. He and I for whatever reason got almost tricked into this little media spat for a moment because one of our band members happened to run into him and said that he said something. So, my point being that having been in a band with Velvet Revolver now for five and a half years, I'm not quite so sure that it was all Axl's fault.

It's like, why does it always have to be the lead singer?

Matt Sorum in front of my face, he was the sweetest guy in the world. But there were some times, out of the blue, the guy just randomly hated me.

We all carried our own baggage in that band. In a sense, that's why people were intrigued, you know, especially for the first couple of years. Because they were kind of waiting on the trainwreck to happen. They just thought it would happen a lot sooner.

Serpick: To a certain degree, because there was all that baggage, for Velvet Revolver to pull together two really great albums was impressive.

Weiland: Yeah, yeah. Especially on the second one. I really feel proud of the second album we made. We put all of our problems aside, egos aside, and we became a band, and it wasn't about being Guns N' Roses and STP. It was about being a completely different band. Not many people are able to say that they had in their professional career the chance to perform in two bands that won Grammys and were multiplatinum bands. But with STP, you know, these were, you know, the best friends of my life. I grew up with these guys while we were teenagers. It's a whole other thing.

Thanks to: Ana

Friday, October 23, 2009

Brad Nowell’s Estate Threatens Legal Action Against Sublime Reunion

via Rolling Stone
In late February, the surviving members of Sublime (bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh) performed at a Mexican restaurant in Nevada with a new vocalist named Rome stepping in for late singer-guitarist Brad Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose over a decade ago. The trio recently announced they will perform their first concert as "Sublime" since May 24, 1996 — the day before Nowell passed away — tomorrow at Devore, California’s Smokeout Festival.

Wilson and Gaugh have said they’re reluctant to call the show a "reunion," preferring to call it a "celebration."

Bradley Nowell’s estate thinks the event be classified by another name: violation.

In a statement released today, Nowell’s family says Brad registered "Sublime" as a trademark under his own name prior to his death, and never intended for any band to use the moniker without him.

"Out of respect for Brad’s wishes, we have always refused to endorse any group performing as 'Sublime,' and now with great reluctance feel compelled to take the appropriate legal action to protect Brad’s legacy," the Nowell family writes.

Read their full statement after the jump.

"It was recently announced that Sublime bassist Eric Wilson and Sublime drummer Floyd ‘Bud’ Gaugh are 'reuniting' and teaming with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez in a band they intend to call 'Sublime.' Prior to his untimely passing, both Bud and Eric acknowledged that Brad Nowell was the sole owner of the name Sublime. It was Brad’s expressed intention that no one use the name Sublime in any group that did not include him, and Brad even registered the trademark 'Sublime' under his own name.

As Brad’s heirs, and with the support of his entire family, we only want to respect his wishes and therefore have not consented to Bud and Eric calling their new project 'Sublime.' We have always supported Bud and Eric’s musical endeavors and their desire to continue to play Sublime’s music. We wholeheartedly supported Bud, Eric and the many talented members of the Sublime posse that formed the Long Beach Dub All-Stars, soon after Brad’s death, to honor him through their original recordings, live performances and Sublime music until they disbanded in 2001. But, out of respect for Brad’s wishes, we have always refused to endorse any group performing as 'Sublime,' and now with great reluctance feel compelled to take the appropriate legal action to protect Brad’s legacy.

Our hope is that Brad’s ex-bandmates will respect his wishes and find a new name to perform under, so as to enhance the 'Sublime' legacy without the confusion and disappointment that many fans have expressed upon seeing the announcement.

Peace and Love to all,

Troy, Jakob & Jim 'Papa' Nowell.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flaming Lips to Cover Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

According to an LA Times report, the Flaming Lips are set to follow-up their life- (and death)-affirming LP Embryonic with a full-album redo of Pink Floyd's gazillion-selling 1973 psych-rock classic Dark Side of the Moon.

The Lips version of Dark Side is a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes Wayne Coyne's nephew Dennis Coyne as a member), and features guest spots from Henry Rollins and Peaches. It will most probably be an iTunes-only release.

The announcement was made last night during a Q&A session with fans at a MySpace show last night at LA's Nike/Ricardo Montalbán Theater.

Other tidbits revealed: While Embryonic was the final album of the Flaming Lips' current contract with Warner Bros., they plan on sticking with the label for future releases.

Also, the video for "Watching the Planets" features a nude Wayne Coyne (as well as a bunch of nude bikers). The internet's not ready.