Watch: The Clash “(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais” Live

The Clash

September 10, 2013 will see the release of The Clash‘s huge 13-disc box set entitled Sound System. The collection includes remastered versions of the group’s five studio albums, as well as remixes, demos, outtakes, and alternate versions of classic songs. It also includes video footage, such as the band’s very first rehearsal in 1976, a 1977 gig at Sussex University, and their 1981 residency at the New York club Bonds.

Click here to watch video of the group playing “(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais.” The footage was shot by Don Letts, who later played in Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones. Once you finish watching that, check out the top 10 best songs by Joe Strummer.

Lee Thompson Young, Star of Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” Dead at Age 29 of Apparent Suicide

Lee Thompson Young | Getty

Lee Thompson Young, the star of the late ’90s Disney Channel series “The Famous Jett Jackson,” was found dead at age 29 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Los Angeles Monday.

Prior to his death, Young had appeared as a series regular on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” portraying homicide detective Barry Frost. Production staff reportedly contacted Young’s landlord after the actor failed to turn up for work. The landlord discovered his body. (via Gawker)

New Cover Art For Prince’s Single “Breakfast Can Wait” Features Dave Chappelle

Prince "Breakfast Can Wait" cover art featuring Dave Chappelle

A decade ago, Dave Chappelle spoofed Prince in a hilarious sketch on “Chappelle’s Show.” Apparently, it made an impression with the artist formerly known as  TAFKAP, because his new single, “Breakfast Can Wait,” features Dave Chappelle in his Prince outfit on the cover, holding  a plate of pancakes. Below, watch the “making of” of the sketch and listen to a portion of the new single.

(via Prefix)

Rupert Murdoch Invests $70 Million in Vice Media

Rupert Murdoch

Vice Media has sold a 5% stake worth $70 million to Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. Murdoch has hinted at being an admirer of the brand in the past, tweeting after a visit last year to Brooklyn: “Who’s heard of VICE media? Wild, interesting effort to interest millennials who don’t read or watch established media. Global success.”

The link-up allows Vice to expand into Europe and India with the help of 21st Century Fox’s assets, which include stakes in Sky television channels and chimes with the declared aims of Vice’s co-founder, Shane Smith, for his company to become “MTV, ESPN and CNN rolled into one.”

Minority shareholders hold around 25% of Vice. Vice’s founders will continue to have majority control of the board in a structure that Smith said “gives us the freedom to do what we want to do.”

For more info, visit the Guardian.

The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Reboot Has a New Release Date in 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Paramount Pictures has changed the release date for their live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, formerly titled Ninja Turtles (back when the turtles were to be aliens, rather than mutants. That idea was scrapped). It was originally supposed to be released on June 6, 2014, but the film is now scheduled to hit the big screen on August 8, 2014.

The movie is being produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and it stars Megan Fox in the role of April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter, and William Fichtner as Shredder. (via Geek Tyrant)

Linda Ramone (Widow of Johnny) Upset About Upcoming “CBGB” Movie

Johnny Ramone

According to Showbizz411, Linda Ramone, widow of former Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, is upset that the forthcoming film CBGB will not feature any music by her husband’s iconic punk band, which got its start at the club. Oddly, the film will feature a solo recording from the band’s front man, Joey Ramone, but nothing by the band.

Linda (whose last name, I’m pretty sure, isn’t Ramone) is also angry about the appearance of the actor playing Johnny, Julian Acosta, because he apparently looks nothing like him.

“Johnny was Irish and pale,” said Linda. “He was 27 years old. The guy they got is Puerto Rican and looks nothing like him. He’s much older. I asked them to change it, and they said, ‘Too late. Too bad.’” (via DS)

The film will be released in October 2013. Click here to watch a trailer for CBGB.

Watch: “Bad Milo” Trailer Starring Ken Marino

"Bad Milo" starring Ken Marino

This fall, a new horror comedy will be released starring Ken Marino (“The State,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Party Down”), Stephen Root (“King of the Hill,” Office Space), Gillian Jacobs, and Patrick Warburton. Bad Milo is centered on Ken (Marino), who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon (that looks kind of like the “Not the Mama” baby from “Dinosaurs”) living in his intestines. One look at the trailer and it seems reminiscent of gory horror flicks such as Dead Alive and Basket Case.

You can watch the trailer and check out the movie poster below. The film will be in theaters October 4, 2013.

Also, in other Ken Marino-related news, he and Fox are teaming up to develop a comedy based on Sam and Mariah Calagione, the husband-and-wife team behind Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware. Deadline Hollywood reports that the single-camera comedy will be created by married actor/writers Marino and Erica Oyama. Marino is set to star and Sam Calagione is on board as a story and technical consultant.

"Bad Milo" starring Ken Marino movie poster

“Ender’s Game” Author Orson Scott Card Goes Off on Another Insane Rant

Orson Scott Card

Back in 2008, in an editorial for the Mormon rag Deseret News, Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card went off on a homophobic rant suggesting that being gay is a choice and expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying “I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.”

Now, in an apparent attempt to top himself, as noted by Slate‘s Dave Weigel, Card wrote in a May blog post that President Obama is a dictator, and that unemployed urban residents will essentially become his version of Hitler’s Youth.

“Obama is, by character and preference, a dictator,” Card wrote before comparing the President of the United States to Adolf Hitler.  ”Obama will claim we need a national police force in order to fight terrorism and crime. The Boston bombing is a useful start, especially when combined with random shootings by crazy people.

“Where will he get his ‘national police’? The NaPo will be recruited from ‘young out-of-work urban men’ and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic malaise of the inner cities.

“In other words, Obama will put a thin veneer of training and military structure on urban gangs, and send them out to channel their violence against Obama’s enemies.”

And then he added that Obama will reassert his power through puppet dictators.

(via HuffPo)

Lisa Robin Kelly of “That ’70s Show” Dies at Age 43

Lisa Robin Kelly

Lisa Robin Kelly, who played Eric Forman’s older sister Laurie on “That ’70s Show,”  at age 43, passing away in her sleep Wednesday night at a rehab facility in California.

Kelly’s agent stated that the actress had just voluntarily checked herself in for treatment for an alcohol problem this past week and was determined to clean herself up.

“She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle,” stated Kelly’s agent.

Kelly had long struggled with alcohol, and was arrested at least four times in the past three years for DUI, spousal abuse and assault. She had been in and out of rehab centers hoping to kick her alcohol problem, but most recently fell off the wagon after a dispute with her estranged husband Robert Gilliam, who beat her last May to obtain residual money from her show. He was convicted of domestic battery last month and sentenced to three years probation and 35 days in jail

Lisa filed for divorce from Gilliam back in July. Her new boyfriend brought her to rehab again on Monday, but she went into cardiac arrest late Wednesday night and could not be saved.

(via TMZ)

Listen: YACHT “Party At the NSA” (Featuring Marc Maron)


Below, you can listen to YACHT‘s new single “Party at the NSA” featuring guitar by comedian Marc Maron.

“We live much of our lives online; we should be outraged by the extent of the NSA’s domestic spying programs,” the band says in a statement. “Instead, we are sinking into a dangerous indifference. Insidious forces are at work. Help us reverse the entropy.”

The song is available for purchase through a voluntary donation, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit leading the fight against the NSA’s mass surveillance program.

Click here to download the song directly.

(via Under the Radar)

Nirvana “In Utero” Reissue to Include Unreleased “Forgotten Tune” – See the Full Track Listing

Nirvana "In Utero" 20th Anniversary Edition Box Set

As previously reported, on September 24, 2013, a 20th Anniversary Edition of Nirvana‘s final studio album In Utero will be released, and it will include more than 70 bonus tracks, comprised of live recordings, remasters, remixes, rare tracks, and unreleased material.

The material has been described by the label as “a veritable treasure trove of never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks,” and will be accompanied by a full recording of the band’s Live and Loud performance in Seattle back in 1993.

Among the rarities will be a newly discovered, never-before-heard instrumental entitled “Forgotten Tune.” Below you can see the complete track list.

Nirvana In Utero Reissue Track Listing

D ONE – Original album remastered plus all B-sides & bonus tracks recorded at Pachyderm 
1. “Serve The Servants” (Albini mix/original release) – 3:39
2. “Scentless Apprentice” (Albini mix/original release) – 3:47
3. “Heart-Shaped Box” (Litt mix/original release) – 4:41
4. “Rape Me” (Albini mix/original release) – 2:51
5. “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” (Albini mix/original release) – 4:09
6. “Dumb” (Albini mix/original release) – 2:32
7. “Very Ape” (Albini mix/original release) – 1:55
8. “Milk It” (Albini mix/original release) – 3:54
9. “Pennyroyal Tea” (Albini mix/original release) – 3:37
10. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” (Albini mix/original release) – 4:51
11. “tourette’s” (Albini mix/original release) – 1:35
12. “All Apologies” (Litt mix/original release) – 3:55
13. “Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip” (ex-U.S. bonus track) – 7:35
14. “Marigold” (B-side; “Heart Shaped Box) – 2:34
15. “Moist Vagina” (B-side; “All Apologies”) – 3:33
16. “Sappy” – 3:28
17. “I Hate Myself And Want To Die” – 2:59
18. “Pennyroyal Tea” (Litt mix) – 3:36
19. “Heart-Shaped Box” (Albini mix/unreleased) – 4:42
20. “All Apologies” (Albini mix/unreleased) – 3:58

CD TWO – 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos
1. “Serve The Servants” (2013 mix) – 3:36
2. “Scentless Apprentice” (2013 mix) – 3:49
3. “Heart-Shaped Box” (2013 mix) – 4:41
4. “Rape Me” (2013 mix) – 2:49
5. “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” (2013 mix) – 4:12
6. “Dumb” (2013 mix) – 2:32
7. “Very Ape” (2013 mix) – 1:57
8. “Milk It” (2013 mix) – 3:56
9. “Pennyroyal Tea” (2013 mix) – 3:32
10. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” (2013 mix) – 4:51
11. “tourette’s” (2013 mix) – 1:35
12. “All Apologies (2013 mix) – 3:55
13. “Scentless Apprentice” (Rio demo) – 3:54
14. “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” (Laundry Room demo) – 4:33
15. “Dumb” (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:39
16. “Very Ape” (Rio demo) — 2:21
17. “Pennyroyal Tea” (Word Of Mouth demo) – 3:31
18. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:40
19. “tourette’s” (Word Of Mouth demo) – 2:14
20. “Marigold” (Upland Studios demo) – 3:25
21. “All Apologies” (Music Source demo) – 4:25
22. “Forgotten Tune” (Rehearsal) – 2:04
23. “Jam” (Word Of Mouth demo) – 5:44

CD THREE - Live & Loud: Live at Pier 48, Seattle, WA – 12/13/93
1. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter”
2. “Drain You”
3. “Breed”
4. “Serve The Servants”
5. “Rape Me”
6. “Sliver”
7. “Pennyroyal Tea”
8. “Scentless Apprentice”
9. “All Apologies”
10. “Heart-Shaped Box”
11. “Blew”
12. “The Man Who Sold The World”
13. “School”
14. “Come As You Are”
15. “Lithium”
16. “About a Girl”
17. “Endless, Nameless”

DVD - Live & Loud: Live at Pier 48, Seattle, WA – 12/13/93
1. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter”
2. “Drain You”
3. “Breed”
4. “Serve The Servants”
5. “Rape Me”
6. “Sliver”
7. “Pennyroyal Tea”
8. “Scentless Apprentice”
9. “All Apologies”
10. “Heart-Shaped Box”
11. “Blew”
12. “The Man Who Sold The World”
13. “School”
14. “Come As You Are”
15. “Lithium”
16. “About a Girl”
17. “Endless, Nameless”

18. “Very Ape” (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
19. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
20. “Rape Me” (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
21. “Pennyroyal Tea” (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
22. “Heart-Shaped Box” (Original Music Video + Director’s Cut)
23. “Rape Me” (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
24. “Pennyroyal Tea” (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
25. “Drain You” (Live on “Nulle Part Ailleurs” – Paris, France)
26. “Serve The Servants” (Live on “Tunnel” – Rome, Italy)
27. “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” (Live in Munich, Germany)
28. “My Best Friend’s Girl” (Live in Munich, Germany)
29. “Drain You” (Live in Munich, Germany)


Michelle Obama Is Releasing a Hip-Hop Album

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a hip-hop album and, as Politico points out, she’s teamed with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to release Songs for a Healthier Americafeaturing a who’s who of R&B and rap names touting the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise.

The 19-track effort features cuts from Reverend Run of Run DMC (on a song that features the phrase “Finding Exercise Energy Thresholds”), Doug E. Fresh, Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, and Blink-182′s Travis Barker and Matisyahu as Salad Bar. Aside from organizing the album, the First Lady will appear in music videos set to be distributed to schools nationwide.

Click here to watch the video for “Everybody” featuring Sparks, Doug E. Fresh, and Dr. Oz, and check the track list below.

Songs for a Healthier America Track List:
01. Everybody (ft. Jordin Sparks, Doug E Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Artie Green, Dr Oz and the Hip Hop Doc)
02. U R What You Eat (feat. Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker))
03. Let’s Move (ft. Doug E Fresh, Artie Green, Chauncey Hawkins, Easy AD)
04. Just Believe (ft. Ashanti, Gerry Gunn, Artie Green, Robbie Nova, Chauncey Hawkins)
05. Veggie Luv (ft. Monifah and J Rome)
06. Hip Hop FEET (Finding Exercise Energy Thresholds) (ft. DMC, Artie Green, and Chauncey Hawkins)
07. Stronger (ft. Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, Our Time, Nils Lofgren)
08. Give Myself a Try (ft. Ryan Beatty)
09. Jump Up (It’s a Good Day) Let’s Move version (ft. Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could)
10. Hip Hop LEAN (ft. Artie Green)
11. Pass the Rock (ft. Iman Schumpert and Artie Green)
12. Good Living (ft. Ashton Jones)
13. Beautiful (ft. Daisy Grant and Artie Green)
14. Change the Game (ft. The Happiness Club and Naledge)
15. Wanna Jump (Let’s Move) (ft. Paul Burch and WPA Ballclub)
16. Mother May I? (ft. Amelia Robinson)
17. We Like Vegetables (ft. Los Barkers!)
18. Get Up Sit Up (ft. Ian James and Ricky Baitz)
19. One Step Forward (ft. Samite)

(via CoS)