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Listen to “Indie Kidz Songs,” an Album (by Adam Horne) of Covers by “Artists” Such as Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Pixies and Danny Brown

Indie Kidz Songs

Ever wonder what your favorite songs from your childhood might sound like if performed by some of your favorite musicians as an adult? Bear Ceuse guitarist Adam Horne has attempted to answer this question, as his compilation of covers of songs such as “B-I-N-G-O,” Mary Had a Little Lamb,” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is performed with amazingly accurate imitations of bands and artists including Grimes, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Japandroids, The Cure, Vampire Weekend, and more. Listen below.

(via Animal)

Watch Pearl Jam Short Documentary Film, “Lightning Bolt”

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam

Danny Clinch directed the last documentary about Pearl Jam, the 2007 concert film, Immagine In Cornice, as well as the two videos already released from the band’s forthcoming Lightning Bolt, “Mind Your Manners” and “Sirens.”

Today, the band has released Lightning Bolt – A Short Film By Danny Clinch, a mini-documentary with interview clips (including with Judd Apatow and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and “Portlandia”) and snippets of songs from Lightning Bolt. Watch below.

Click here for  Pearl Jam’s video for “Mind Your Manners”Lightning Bolt will be released October 15, 2013.

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(via CoS)

Man Has New Nose Grown on His Forehead

A man has a new nose grown on his forehead

A man from China’s Fujian province has had a new nose grown on his forehead following a traffic accident last year.

The 22-year-old man suffered severe nasal trauma and his subsequent treatment caused his nasal cartilage to corrode. Surgeons came up with the idea of growing a nose on his forehead. After nine months of growth, surgeons say that the the nose is in good shape and the transplant will be performed soon.

To watch a video, visit the BBC.

Guitarist and Singer Bill Bartell, aka “Pat Fear,” Founder of Punk Band White Flag, Found Dead at Age 52

Bill Bartell, aka Pat Fear, of White Flag

William “Bill” Bartell, also known as Pat Fear, was found dead in his Moreno Valley, California home on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Bartell, 52, was the guitarist and singer of punk band White Flag.

The initial report from the Riverside County coroner’s office said the death was due to natural causes, but results of the standard toxicology tests are pending. Friends said Bartell had been struggling with declining health in recent years.

Bartell founded White Flag in the early 1980s as a tongue-in-cheek reaction to the Los Angeles punk scene. The genre, founded as a way to break the rules, developed its own rules of how to be “punk,” which White Flag defied as its way of being punk. With his Flying V guitar and always-present mustache, Bartell and White Flag bent the rules, playing KISS and Blue Oyster Cult punk covers, releasing dozens of albums, singles and compilations around the world. In addition to playing in White Flag, Bartell became a reserve officer with the Beaumont Police Department in the early 1990s, and was a rodeo bullrider.

For more information, visit The Press-Enterprise.

Dave Grohl Reflects on the Making of “In Utero” and the Last Days of Kurt Cobain in New Interview

Dave Grohl drumming for Nirvana

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have been doing the rounds with the press recently regarding the release of the  In Utero 20th Anniversary Edition, and the results have been quite good. A couple weeks ago, Grohl and Novoselic stopped by for an interview on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” to share memories of working with engineer Steve Albini, and released some of rare bonus tracks on the new release. And now, a new interview with Grohl has appeared on RollingStone.com with further insights on songwriting, the making of In Utero, and his final interactions with Cobain before his tragic death.

I called Kurt after Rome. [In March, 1994, during a European tour, Cobain overdosed on pills and alcohol in a hotel in Rome. Nirvana returned to Seattle, where Cobain died a month later.] I said, “Hey, man, that really scared everybody. And I don’t want you to die.”

To read the rest of the interview, click here.

Western Addiction Announce New Seven-Inch Album, “Pines,” to Be Released on Fat Wreck Chords

Western Addiction

San Francisco’s Western Addiction have announced their new seven-inch album, Pines, to be released on Fat Wreck Chords. The three-song album is set to be released on November 7, 2013, and will mark the first release for the band since Cognicide in 2005. Track listing is below.

Western Addiction Pines Track Listing
1. Black Salt
2. God Says No
3. My Opinion Is, I Hate It

(via For the Love of Punk)

Veruca Salt Original Lineup to Enter Studio to Record First New Material Since 1997

Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt - photo courtesy Veruca Salt official Facebook page

Back in July, we reported that Veruca Salt’s original lineup of Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack, and Jim Shapiro has reunited. Since March, the band has been posting tons of old photos, flyers, fan art, and magazine covers from their mid- to late-’90s heyday on their official Facebook page. And on September 21st, they made their biggest announcement yet:

“It’s confirmed: We are heading into the studio in October with none other than Brad Wood to record a couple of songs.”

The Los Angeles-based Wood produced Veruca Salt’s debut album, American Thighs, back in 1994, and has also worked with bands including Sunny Day Real Estate, Liz Phair, and Smashing Pumpkins.

No other details are yet available. It sounds like the band has, as of yet, only planned to record two songs. These would be the first recordings with the original lineup of Veruca Salt since the 1997 album Eight Arms to Hold You.

Release Date of “Minions,” the “Despicable Me” Spin-Off Film, Pushed Back to July 2015

Minions from "Despicable Me"

Universal has decide to push back their Despicable Me spin-off, Minions, from December 19, 2014 to July 10, 2015.

The new release date will place Minions between the release of Independence Day 2 on July 3rd and Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman film on July 17th.

Minions will be a prequel to the Despicable Me franchise and will follow the history of Gru’s helpers, the Minions. Along with the return of Steve Carell as Gru, Minions will also star Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm as a married super-villain team, Scarlett and Herb Overkill. (via Paste)

Luscious Jackson Confirm First New Album in 14 Years, “Magic Hour,” Plus Reunion Show Dates – Listen to “Show Us What You Got”

Luscious Jackson

Having recently confirmed the November 5, 2013 release of Magic Hour, their first new album 14 years, Jill Cunniff, Gabrielle Glaser, and Kate Schellenbach — better known as Luscious Jackson — have announced their first live shows in over a decade: November 23rd at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer and December 7th at Webster Hall in New York City.

Produced by Jill and Gabby (with an assist on the track “So Rock On” from old friend Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys), Magic Hour will be released on the band’s own City Song imprint. The trio plans to release more information and possible tour dates in the coming weeks on the official Luscious Jackson website.

The band recently released a new single, “Show Us What You Got,” which you can listen to below:

Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels Post First “Dumb and Dumber To” Photos on Twitter

Today, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels tweeted the first pics from the forthcoming Farrelly Brothers film Dumb and Dumber To.

First, Carrey tweeted the message “How Roland Rolls comes out TODAY but it may be a little too sophisticated for Lloyd and Harry!” with the following image of the two (in character as Lloyd and Harry) attempting to read Carrey’s new children’s book:

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on the set of "Dumb and Dumber To"

Later, Daniels tweeted the following photo:

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on the set of "Dumb and Dumber To"

In addition to Carrey and Daniels, a number of additional names have appeared on the cast, including Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, and Boston Bruins president and Hockey Hall of Famer Cam Neely, who will reprise his role as Sea Bass.

Dumb and Dumber To is expected in cinemas in 2014, marking the 20th anniversary of the original film’s release.

Carolyn Cassady, Author and Companion to Beat Generation Icons Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac, Dies at Age 90

Carolyn Cassady

Carolyn Cassady, an author who entered the American consciousness in 1957 as a character in Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road and later chronicled her life as a member of the Beat Generation in a book entitled Off the Road, died on Friday near her home in Bracknell, England. She was 90.

Her death was confirmed by her daughter Cathy Sylvia, who said Cassady lapsed into a coma after an emergency appendectomy.

Cassady was immortalized in On the Road as the character Camille, the second wife of “Dean Moriarty,” based on Neal Cassady, her husband during the period recounted in the novel.

Cassady was born Carolyn Robinson on April 23, 1923, in East Lansing, Michigan, the youngest of five siblings. The family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when Carolyn was eight. After attending an elite prep school and Bennington College in Vermont, she studied painting and theater design in a graduate program at the University of Denver. It was in Denver in March 1947 that she met Neal Cassady.

Her two books, Heart Beat: My Life With Jack and Neal (1976), which was made into a 1980 film, and Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg (1990), documented her experiences as a central figure in the Beat Generation.

“I kept thinking that the imitators never knew and don’t know how miserable these men were,” she told the novelist Gina Berriault in 1972. “They think they were having marvelous times — joy, joy, joy — and they weren’t at all.”

Carolyn and Neal divorced in 1963; Neal died in 1968. She is survived by three children — Cathy Sylvia, Jami Ratto, and John Allen Cassady — plus three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Just one month prior to her death, Beatrice Kozera — also known as Bea Franco, and known to readers as “Terry, the Mexican girl” in Kerouac’s On the Road – died at age 92.

(via NYT)

Video Premiere: Atomic Bride “We Got Muscle”

Atomic Bride

Premiering today on VerbicideMagazine.com is the new music video from Atomic Bride for their track “We Got Muscle,” featured on their newest EP Electric Order. The album was released September 14, 2013, and features a collection of four tracks. The video for “We Got Muscle” was directed by Chris Cool, with camera operation by Jesse Heminger and a special appearance by David Paterik.

Based in Seattle, Atomic Bride is comprised of Astra Elane and co-lead vocalist and lead guitarist Chris Cool, as well as bassist Avtar, keyboard player Rachael, and drummer Christopher Coutsourdis. Formed in 2006, Atomic Bride is known for their unique, heavy sound largely influenced by The Partridge Family, Weird War, France Gall, Acid King, Ennio Morricone, Boris, and Joe Meek.

Atomic Bride – We Got Muscle from Atomic Bride on Vimeo.

Watch: Pixies Perform “Bagboy” and “Indie Cindy” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”

Pixies in 2013

This past week, the Pixies made their live TV debut featuring their new bassist, Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, who has replaced Kim Deal. The band performed two tracks from EP-1, “Bagboy” and “Indie Cindy.”

The Pixies have also headed out on tour after wrapping up several performances in New York City. Full dates are below the videos.

 ”Bagboy”

“Indie Cindy”

Pixies on Tour
09/25 London, UK @ iTunes Festival
09/29 Paris, France @ Olympia
09/30 Paris, France @ Olympia
10/02 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/03 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/05 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
10/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
10/08 Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
10/09 Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
10/10 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Hall
11/01 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11/02 Geneva, Switzerland @ Thonex
11/04 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
11/05 Toulouse, France @ Le Phare
11/07 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
11/08 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
11/09 Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
11/11 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
11/13 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner
11/14 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
11/15 Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchen Brewery
11/18 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
11/19 Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
11/21 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
11/22 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
11/24 London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/25 London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo

(via Spin)

Jack Black in Negotiations to Star in “Goosebumps” Movie Based on R.L. Stine’s Children’s Book Series

Jack Black

Jack Black is in negotiations to star in Sony Pictures’ adaptation of R.L. Stine’s bestselling book series Goosebumps, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. It has been reported that Black would play a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page into his world.

If Black’s deal closes, he would reunite with director Rob Letterman, who worked with Black on Gulliver’s Travels and Shark Tale. Neal H. Moritz and Deborah Forte are producing the film.

Goosebumps is one of the most popular children’s book series ever, surpassed only by the Harry Potter novels in total sales, with more than 300 million copies sold worldwide.

In 2012, Black starred in the film Bernie, which earned him Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations. He recently filmed a cameo in Sony’s comedy Sex Tape and played Elvis Presley on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.” Black will reprise his voice role as Po the Panda in Kung Fu Panda 3, and he’s also attached to star in the New Line comedy Tag with Will Ferrell. He even appeared this past year in the music video for “Wrong” by the punk band OFF!

Deltron 3030 Unveils New Track “Melding Of The Minds” Ft. Zack De La Rocha

Deltron 3030 has released “Melding of the Minds” featuring Rage Against the Machine hermit Zack De La Rocha. The track appears off the anticipated upcoming album Deltron 3030: Event II, set for release on October 1st, 2013 via Bulk Recordings in deluxe and standard digital editions as well as vinyl and instrumental vinyl.

Describing the partnership, Dan the Automator explained “Zack was a logical choice to be on this song because of the spirit of the record. He’s iconic in his political leanings. He brought along a feeling of tension, one that exists between the little man and big corporations/goverment.”

Additionally, Deltron 3030 will be touring this fall in support of Deltron 3030: Event II. The tour will feature a sixteen-piece orchestra — dubbed the 3030 Orchestra – on select dates, in addition to the three-piece touring band. Juan Alderete, known for his work in The Mars Volta and Racer X, will play bass on the October leg of the tour. The tour will begin on October 8th in Boston at Paradise and end on October 25th at Mountain Oasis Festival in Asheville, with more dates to be announced soon.

Listen to the track below.