May 4, 2007
1. Des'ree - 'Life'
"I don't want to see a ghost/It's the sight that I fear most/I'd rather have a piece of toast/Watch the evening news"
2. Snap - 'Rhythm Is A Dancer'
"I'm as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer"
3. Razorlight - 'Somewhere Else'
"And I met a girl/She asked me my name/I told her what it was"
4. ABC - 'That Was Then But This Is Now'
"More sacrifices than an Aztec priest/Standing here straining at that leash/All fall down/Can't complain, mustn't grumble/Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble!"
5. U2 - 'Elevation'
"I've got no self control/Been living like a mole now/Going down, excavation/High and high in the sky/You make me feel like I can fly/So high/Elevation"
6. Toto - 'Africa'
"The wild dogs cry out in the night/As they grow restless longing for some solitary company/I know that I must do what's right/Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti"
7. Oasis - 'Champagne Supernova'
"Slowly walking down the hall/Faster than a cannonball/Where were you when we were getting high?"
8. Duran Duran - 'Is There Something I Should Know?'
"And fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door/Don't say you're easy on me you're about as easy as a nuclear war"
9. Human League - 'The Lebanon'
"Before he leaves the camp he stops/He scans the world outside/And where there used to be some shops/Is where the snipers sometimes hide"
10. Black Sabbath - 'War Pigs'
"Generals gathered in their masses/Just like witches at black masses"
Apr 25, 2007
Rocking Comedy Band Spinal Tap to reunite.
Spinal Tap is back to help save the world from global warming.
The group, most famous for the Classic Rockumentary from 1984, "This is Spinal Tap,"
will reunite for a gig at Wembley Stadium in London, during the Live Earth concerts, July 7.
The members of Spinal Tap, guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), singer David St. Hubbins
(Michael McKean) and bass player Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) will all perform.
Rob Reiner, who directed "This is Spinal Tap" and also played the fake documentarian
Marty DeBergi in the film, told The Associated Press that "They're not that environmentally
conscious, but they've heard of global warming".
"Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing — that if he just took
his jacket off it would be cooler". Spinal Tap has reunited a couple of times since the film and
also recorded an album ("Break like the Wind") in 1992. Now there will be a single released
called "Warmer Than Hell". Rob Reiner provided a sneak peak at the lyrics: "The devil went
to Devon, it felt like the fourth degree/He said, 'Is it hot in here, or is it only me?'"
Since their last performances, Nigel has been raising miniature horses to race, but can't find
jockeys small enough to ride them. David is now a hip-hop producer who also runs a colonic
clinic and Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet.
Mar 20, 2007
Bay City Rollers suing Arista Recordsfor millions
The members of the Bay City Rollers, Scottish band that had a couple of hitsin the 70's,
sued their former record label for millions of dollars in unpaid royalties.
The group say they sold at least 70 million albums worldwide but received only a single
royalty payment of about $254,000 in more than 25 years. The suit does not estimate
how much the band is owed, in part because of incomplete royalty statements, but "we
know it's in the millions" Joshua Krumholz, one of their attorneys, said in an interview.
Singer Les McKeown tours small venues these days with a group doing Bay City Rollers
stuff. Drummer, Derek Longmuir is a nurse, while another former member is a plumber.
I'll try to find some more info on the group and write something Lost Idols soon.
Mar 20, 2007
Phil Spector with a new hairdo.
The music producer's murder trial opened Monday March 19 with jury selection.
Spector arrived at the Los Angeles courthouse with his new blonde hairstyle in contrast to the gray,
electrical shock afro he had during a 2005 pretrial hearing.
Spector stands accused of shooting B-movie actor Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California, home in 2003.
If convicted, he faces up to life in prison. In a 2003 magazine interview, he said Clarkson shot herself.
Spector was renown in the 1960s and 1970s as a genius producer whose "wall of sound" solidified hits such
as "He's a Rebel", "Be My Baby" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling".
Mar 2, 2007
Jay Kay, Jamiroquai lead singer denies the rumours about him quitting the business
Jay Kay explains: "As usual they got it wrong for a cheap headline! All I said was that we're taking a bit of time out to get the studio
refurbished and we'll be back making music in a few months time. Now I am out of my long contract with SonyBMG we have so
many options open to us we're just going to take our time and get it right - it's just getting interesting!"
Jamiroquai have released eight albums. More about the group on www.jamiroquai.com
Feb 16, 2007
Milli Vanilli – The Movie
A movie about Milli Vanilli is now in production in Hollywood. The film is about the group that didn't sing on their own recordings.
Milli Vanilli were awarded Best New Artist in 1990's Grammy Awards but gave the reward back after it was revealed that they
didn't perform on the recordings.
Milli Vanilli was a duo featuring Rob Pilatus, who died in 1998 and Fabrice Morvan. They sold 11 million albums.
Feb, 12, 2007
The Police (Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers) are back together again and made a first performance at the American Grammy Awards on february 11, 2007.
Stewart Copeland on the drums looked very happy on stage as the first close-up of the TV performance featured Copeland on the drums in beginning of "Roxanne," the smile on his face was lovely.
There will be a tour tied to the 30th anniversary of their hit "Roxanne". The band looked happy and excited to be playing together again.
The group had several hits, including "Every Breath You Take", "Message in a Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me".
Look out for more info on the world tour, which will be annnounced by the group this week.
Feb, 1, 2007
Eagles will release a new album after nearly 30 years since their last album with new studio material.
Don Henley, 59 (vocals and drums) said "It's coming out in 60 to 90 days, if we don't kill each other first".
"The Long Run" was released in 1979 and included the Grammy-winning "Heartache Tonight". Eagles disbanded in 1982, and later
reunited in 1994 for a tour featuring Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmit and Don Felder. The band appeared together
again in 1998, with past members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Official website: www.eaglesband.com