Headlines for November 5, 2009
By: Christina Ivanowich
Ian Brown Arrested
The Guardian is reporting that former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife. Apparently, Brown was arrested Monday morning (November 2) by London police and taken in but not held, after neighbours reported a disturbance. Brown has been married to Fabiola Quiroz for ten years; he will have to appear in court in December. Also, Brown's most recent solo album, My Way, was released September 28, 2009 to mixed reviews. Rough year...
Casablancas doing an SNL Cover
Julian Casablancas, the frontman for rock-revivalists The Strokes, has just released his first solo album, Phrazes for the Young, to some reasonably good reviews. But for his follow-up project, Casablancas has something new and exciting in mind: a cover of a Christmas comedy song. You may remember the classic Saturday Night Live song called "I Wish it Was Christmas Today" performed by Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, (and to a lesser extent) Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan (watch the video below). Casablancas told the NME, "Everyone seems to do a Christmas song at some point, so I always said to myself I'd do that song". If his is a sound you're looking for in your holiday tunes, it will be available as a download and a limited edition 7" vinyl on December 21.
Beck & Beastie Boys Remixing Norah Jones?
Jazzy songstress Norah Jones has recruited an interesting array of supporting talent for her next album, including Beck, the Beastie Boys, Santigold and Tom Waits' back-up band! Now, if it was some kind of divine musical inspiration, this could make sense. But, as The Guardian reports it "was motivated more by market forces than creative inspiration", we're already a little disappointed. The album is called The Fall and it set to be released November 17.
Iggy Pop given Living Legend Award
In this week's "Awards You've Probably Never Heard Of", Classic Rock Magazine held their fifth annual Marshall Classic Rock's Roll of Honour awards in London on Monday (November 2). The magazine named Iggy Pop a "Living Legend", and awarded the "Tommy Vance Inspiration Award" to John Bonham, the former Led Zeppelin drummer who died in 1980. There were also several categories that were decided by fan votes, including "Album of the Year" (AC/DC Black Ice), "Band of the Year" (Iron Maiden) and "Best New Band" (Chickenfoot? Really?)
Video: "I Wish it was Christmas Today" by SNL