Tell ’em Willie!
Willie Nelson’s public statement regarding being caught with a bag of marijuana last week:
“It’s a good thing I had a bag of marijuana instead of a bag of spinach – or I’d be dead by now.”
Those still searching for the definitive biography of John Kennedy Toole, after the disappointing Ignatius Rising, will not find it in Ken & Thelma, which serves as less of a biography of the Confederacy of Dunces author, than a personal memoir of author Joel L. Fletcher, who knew his subject personally. Brian Heater looks for the deeper colors of the portrait.
Imperial (Bella Union). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Various Artists (Columbia). Review by Tony Coulson
A boy called Girl Talk. A bio-engineering DJ. Rick Astley and Metallica? Gregg Gillis wholly embraces the philosophy of the “mash-up.” Reyan Ali wonders if what Girl Talk does is legal, good for the industry, or can even be considered music. So, he asked Gillis about it, point blank.
Heavy kick ass rock n’ roll metal in the vein of Kreator, Sodom, and Venom. W…
Volume 1 (Limitless Sky). Review by Rob Walsh.
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth (Taang!). Review by Jeremy Wernow
Liza Hearon gets down to the basics — sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll — with Charlie Paulson and Kelly Lemieux of Goldfinger. Prison time? KISS? TRL bashing? It’s all fair game in this no-holds-barred interview.
The ex-members of Seattle band Hammerbox are enjoying quite a resurgence late…
1347ad (Human Inhuman/ Worldeater). Review by Jen Cray.
Dead Sara (Pocket Kid / Fontana Universal). Review by Jen Cray.
Re-Release (Nite Grooves). Review by Vanessa Bormann.