The Eight-Day Week
Bob Mould is the Ben Franklin of indie pop. Founding member and driving force of ’80s punk trio Hüsker Dü (whose influence resonates today through Foo Fighters and Ryan Adams), Mould has succeeded at everything he’s tried, and he’s tried a lot. Credits include the post-Hüsker band Sugar (classic record Copper Blue), solo hits including Read More
In a letter sent to press, Foo Fighters frontman and onetime Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl announced that the band is to take a break. “I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for Read More
In a barrage of barely legible Tweets, Courtney Love recently (hysterically, sadly) told followers of her locked Twitter account that former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl had “hit on” her 19 year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. This is scandalous because Grohl was once the drummer in a band you may have heard of (Nirvana) with Ms. Cobain’s deceased father (Kurt Cobain).
In statement emailed by her representatives, Ms. Cobain—an artist who shows under the name Fiddle Tim—has denied her mother’s accusation, explaining:
In an instance of digging one’s own hole yet deeper, Dave Grohl has issued a statement on his Grammy speech of last weekend. At the Grammys, the Foo Fighters lead singer implicitly criticized many of the other acts nominated for their overreliance on technology:
Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and Read More
In music news today, all attention seems to be focussed on yesterday’s big inauguration kick off in Washington D.C., which featured massive performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Beyonce. But from Cannes, France, where the Midem music conference is currently taking place, news comes about a Read More
It’s always a little strange when holidays come to reality-television shows, since you know it had to have been taped, well, beforehand, and so everyone is just faking that it’s Thanksgiving. Such was the case when the Top Chef crew headed up to a downright balmy Rochester, N.Y. (they cooked outside for the elimination challenge) Read More
Pop-music critics are lucky bastards: We get a lot of free CD’s in the mail. We’re also cursed, for the very same reason. The discs quickly pile up all over the place, a constant, painful reminder of how much of our lives we’ve frittered away listening to a lot of mostly mediocre music for mostly Read More
Following a nearly eight-month U.S. Department of Labor investigation, Miramax Films has agreed to pay 136 employees more than $80,000 in unpaid overtime.
“We have recently undertaken a major review of our employee classifications,” wrote Nancy Ashbrooke, vice president of human resources at Miramax, in a letter obtained by The Transom. Copies of the Read More