Published Oct 26, 2007Here's your weekly news round up!
Sly & the Family Stone have not only reunited for real, but they have scheduled two shows in New York City in December. The entire Family Stone - well, Sly, Rose and Freddie Stone, Cynthia Robinson and Pat Rizzo - will perform an early and a late show at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on December 7, according to Pitchfork. No word has been given yet if this will lead to anything further.
Details are sketchy but it appears San Diego-based art punks Some Girls have officially split, and their Seattle-based peers and Exclaim! regulars the Blood Brothers are on the verge of calling it a day. Pitchfork has cleared up the announcement that the Blood Brothers are no more, after a string of music sites and blogs picked up a messageboard posting by Justin Pearson (Some Girls, the Locust, Head Wound City, close pal of the Blood Brothers, owner of Three One G) that read "the blood bros broke up."
Having just finished a tour supporting Interpol, Liars have decided to give fans a little something special to follow up their critically acclaimed, self-titled fifth album. Via their label Mute, the band have readied four demo versions of album tracks free to download. There is a hitch, as always, however. Youve gotta give away your private details and innermost secrets a small price to pay for free tunes by the likes of Liars.
Ever wonder what kind of home the God of Fuck keeps? Well, now you can not only peruse his home sweet home, but you can also put an offer on it. For real! Marilyn Manson (real name Brian Warner) has put his 4484 square foot house up on the market through the Fullerton, CA-based Crystal Funding company. First impressions? Not so scary, and even a little tame for a man known for smoking human bones.
According to the so-accurate-we-should-believe-them gossip newsletter Popbitch, the print version of long-running music paper NME is on its way up to the recycling bin up in the sky. A blurb in today's edition of Popbitch's weekly email reports that the 55-year-old music source is looking to end its life in paper form and become a web-only entity