Mon, 28th May 2012
Kyuss Lives! drummer Brant Bjork has claimed that his former bandmate Josh Homme has “unbelievable” double standards.
Bjork and singer John Garcia started the band last year and had spoken about the possibility of recording a new studio album. In March of this year, however, they were sued by the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman and another former Kyuss member, Scott Reeder, for alleged “trademark infringement, misrepresentation and false designation”.
Bjork and Garcia initially said they intended to deal with the “private matter behind closed doors” but, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the drummer criticised his former bandmates for the legal row.
“They don’t want to mention that they trademarked the name ‘Kyuss’ after I left the band, assuring that I had no rights in Kyuss’ future,” he said. “They’re accusing John and I of doing something that they actually did themselves.”
Ladyhawke has revealed that writing about her Asperger’s syndrome on her new album ‘Anxiety’ was like therapy.
The singer said that the neurobiological disorder – which she was diagnosed with several years ago – had inspired the LP’s title-track and its lyric of “I take a pill to help me through the day/ I stay inside until I feel okay.”
She said: “I remember writing that line thinking, ‘People are going to ask me about this for sure. And I thought ‘I have to do it’ – it was like therapy.
She added: “I was completely dependent on taking an anti-anxiety pill to even be able to walk out of the house or sit in the car. I just couldn’t do it. I’d feel sick and freak out and I’d just hate it. I can’t go on the Tube, not even now. I’ll always think of what could happen.”
Hot Chip have said they feel pop music has has become too “conservative” and blame current “star”s such as Tulisa.
The band have complained about what they see as a lack of imperfection in pop music. Band member Joe Goddard, has put this down to records that “feel like they’ve come from a factory that tries to correct everything”.
He added: “They take out all the flaws that make everything really loveable for me. Pop music’s become quite conservative in a lot of ways.
Lead singer Alexis Taylor said: “There’s quite a lot of cynicism now about how to make pop records and what the point of it is. I saw the lady from N-Dubz on a chatshow and they were asking how she felt about the band splitting up. She just talked about having to pay her mortgage as being the main issue.”
Liam Gallagher said he wants to tattoo his lyrics to Ian McCulloch’s forehead, because the Echo And The Bunnymen singer slated the Beady Eye frontman’s songwriting ability.
It’s unclear what McCulloch has recently said to upset Liam, but it could be that Gallagher may have read an interview the Echo And The Bunnyman frontman gave to the Irish Independent in September last year.
In the interview, McCulloch said: “I like Liam, but, to be honest, Beady Eye are crap. He looks like a fish out of water. He should have bided his time and thought a little more about the lyrics that might be worth writing.”
He added: “I feel for him. He’s never been the greatest frontman in the world.
Which is embarrassing for McCulloch because that’s exactly what Gallagher was voted earlier this year.
Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno scored a wonder goal during yesterday’s Soccer Aid match in Manchester.
The guitarist gave the Rest Of The World side a first-half lead with a curling first-time chip over the England XI’s goalkeeper David Seaman. He went on to receive the Man Of The Match award from ITV1 commentator Graham Taylor, who said: “Scoring a goal like that at Old Trafford is something that’s going to stay with him for the rest of his life
Speaking after the game, Pizzorno said he was “honoured” to be asked to play in the match, and dedicated his goal to bandmate Tom Meighan, who he said had just become a father. “I’m proud of that one,” he added of his goal.
The Killers have revealed their new studio album will be titled ‘Battle Born’.
The Las Vegas rockers have spent the last year working on the album which is likely to be released in the autumn.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, singer Brandon Flowers said that ‘Battle Born’ is both the name of the band’s own studio and a nickname for their home state of Nevada. He added: “In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better.”
Describing the record, drummer Ronnie Vanucci said: “It’s living up to its title. This is our difficult fourth record.”
Iron Maiden’s ‘The Number Of The Beast’ has been voted as the best British album of the last 60 years in a new poll.
The metal classic came out on top in a public vote conducted by HMV and took almost 10% of the votes cast.
Depeche Mode are a surprise in second place with their seminal album ‘Violator’, while The Beatles feature four times in the Top 10, firstly at Number Three with ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
The other entries from the Fab Four are ‘Abbey Road’ at Number Four, ‘Revolver’ at Number Six and ’The White Album’ at Number 10, with Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ at Number Five. Queen are at Number Seven with ‘A Night At The Opera’, Oasis at Number Eight with ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ and Adele is at Number Nine with her mega-seller ’21′.
Willis Earl Beal was arrested and detained in the Netherlands over the weekend, after he allegedly kicked a homeless man in the face.
The singer, who released his debut album ‘Acousmatic Sorcery’ earlier this year, was performing at Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht at the weekend and apparently became annoyed when one crowd member persistently hassled him.
Then, according to RTVUtrecht, the singer got so annoyed by the man’s attentions that he kicked him in the face. He was arrested afterwards.
A fan-shot YouTube clip shows Beal ending the set early and discussing his altercation. The clip shows him saying : “Because of a few bad apples, we all miss out on one more glorious, fantastic, lovely performance. I love you, and I even love the guy whose face I kicked in.
Dodgy and The Twang are among the new additions to this summer’s V Festival line-up.
The event takes place at Hylands Park, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire over the weekend of August 18th-19th. The Stone Roses and The Killers are confirmed to headline with support from Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Also joining the line-up are Jack Beats, on a bill that already includes Nicki Minaj, Happy Mondays, Friendly Fires, Frank Turner, The Ting Tings and loads more.
Bobby Womack’s ‘Dayglo Reflection’ featuring Lana Del Rey has been officially unveiled.
The collaboration features on Womack’s upcoming album The Bravest Man In The Universe, which is released via XL Recordings on June 8th.
Talking earlier this year about working with Del Rey, Womack said: “She’s one of a kind. I’ve never sung with a girl like that before.”
The Bravest Man In The Universe is Womack’s first studio album for 18 years and also features a song produced by Damon Albarn.
One Direction have been branded “d**ks” by Kasabian.
The band’s frontman Tom Meighan spoke of his frustration that the X Factor boyband broke America so quickly while Kasabian endured gruelling tours in their attempt.
“It’s frustrating when you see five little d**ks like that take over America. It’s horrific but you’ve just got to get on with it,” Meighan told Gigwise.
“They’re a boyband, for God’s sake, and there’ll always be room for boybands. They’re kids. Let them eat the candy.
“We went to America and it was a harsh tour we did. We did nearly eight weeks out there and it was gruelling. It was the hardest we’ve ever been pushed. We did well, we won the war on terror on that one. We’ve got to keep going back and back.”
Finally The Enemy have claimed that someone “at the top” of BBC station Radio 1 does not like the band.
The group’s third album Streets in the Sky went into the album charts at number nine, and during the week of release, The Enemy had frequently posted on Twitter to urge fans to buy their album at a discounted £3.99 to “help put independent guitar music back on the top of the charts”.
Previously, singer Tom Clarke told The Sun: “I grew up listening to Radio 1 and it’s a shame we’ve not had their support.
“We’re really disappointed as we love Radio 1. There is someone there at the top that doesn’t like us.”