I am McLovin! Time to start the Midnight Madness-
Death Proof?- Metallica have named their upcoming album Death Magnetic. The Bay Area Bashers are being produced by Rick Rubin and are talking this up as a return to speed metal. If this is true, prepare to ride the lightning!
Not Wanted?- This dumbass movie starring Angelina Joile and Morgan Freeman keeps advertising every 5 minutes. It seems to involve people shooting guns that fire bullets that can curve around instead of going straight. Like a really bad version of ping pong, you can put english on bullets to spin their direction or even block one bullet with another. The rest of the time, Angelina Joile takes off her clothes and lays on her back at a drop of the hat (she can do it on top of subway cars, out of car windows while in traffic, etc). I'm sure Brad Pitt likes that! I wonder if Morgan Freeman narrates their life in his spare time too. Wouldn't that be cool? He can make taking out the trash sound noble and grand, he's that good. As for the rest of us who have to endure this ridiculous commercial, please stop the pain.
The Rainbow Flag?- Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is infamous for his temperament and ability to hire and fire people faster than The Donald. It's gotten to the point that there are so many ex-members to Deep Purple and Rainbow that they've decided to form their own band-Purple Rainbow. And I bet the title of this paragraph made you think I was going to comment on Gay Marriage. Psych!
Cold Plagerism?-There is some guy in an indie band claiming Coldplay copied his song for their hit "Viva la Vida". He even supplies a You Tube clip comparing the songs. I'm glad he did, because its convinced me that while Chris Martin copies a lot of people this indie band isn't one of them. There are similarities, but at the same time there are so many people working this Coldplay/Radiohead sound these days that it all mashes up into one song anyways. This indie band comes off as making a desperate ploy for attention.
Cut Out Bin Euphoria?-My wife took me to a nearby Used CD store and let me go crazy. I picked up classics like John Waite Rover's Return and Steel Breeze's first album (I didn't know it was ever printed on CD). Thanks honey!
The Saints Come Marching In?-You know it's a Motley Crue comeback when the manager's been fired and they're trying to get out of contracts (with MTV film division) and the album isn't even out yet. It is streaming at http://www.iheartmusic.com/main.html and from the few tracks I heard it sounds promising.
Where's Men At Work?- Journey's new disc is in the Top 10 on Billboard for a second week in a row! The last time this happened, I think Men At Work had two albums in the Top 10. What ever happened to Men At Work?
RIP Stan Winston - The special effects legend passed away this week. His work on Sci Fi classics like Terminator and Alien is the stuff dreams are made of, he will be missed by millions of movie fans.
Happy Tan Jobi Mom! - Happy Tan Jobi Mom!
To close, because I like to share, here's the advertisement for the movie Wanted. I know, I know, you can thank me later.