Monday, May 8, 2006

Axl Promises New CD and Jessica Simpson Goes Red

* Axl Rose made a suprise appearance on NYC's Eddie Trunk Show last Friday night during a scheduled interview with Sebastian Bach. Rose said the Chinese Democracy album will be out this fall, and a follow up album is also scheduled. The band is currently in New York for two weeks of dates before going to Europe. Rose did not reveal who the new GNR guitarist will be, but he did say that former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin might make an onstage appearnce.

* Cheap Trick will release its first new album in many years on June 6. The CD will be called Rockford, and was produced by Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, PJ Harvey) and Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon) in Chicago. The band will be appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien to play its newest single, "Perfect Starnger."

* Pitchforkmedia has a brand new interview with Doug Martsch of Built To Spill. Doug talks about the new BTS album, and his love of guitar solos.

* Jessica Simpson is trying out a red hair look. Now that her equally talentless sister is going blonde and getting a nosejob, I guess Jess needed to make a change.

How do I get this guy's job?

* With radio adding fewer and fewer songs to rotation, record companies are looking for new ways to break songs. With hip hop, strip clubs have become the new way to create a buzz on a new song. The playlists are less restrictive, and the audience in the club pays a lot of attention.

* The rumors are rampant that little sister Ashlee Simpson got a nose job. Notice how no one discusses that she has an album out? Anyway, there are numerous pictures of her from some radio festival last weekend located here. Personally, I don't care about whether or not she got a nose job, I am usually looking elsewhere.


EasyP said...

ashlee is the hotter sister. something about jessica doesnt sit right.

Howard Davis said...

I'd still stick with Jessica. She's got the whole blonde bombshell thing going. She could do a sitcom and be like Suzanne Somers. Ashlee's only future is marrying some rich guy. Her career will be over by 2007.

jim marquis said...

I love Cheap Trick. Glad to hear they have a new cd coming out. I've been a fan 29 years. Seeing them with Def Leppard would be fantastic.

Howard Davis said...

Cheap Trick is one of the best of all time in my view. I've seen them probably a dozen times over the years and they never disappoint. I'm interested in how this record will sound with Steve Albini engineering,