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08.04.2008

Watch This Trailer: Lemmy Of Motorhead Gets His Own Documentary


Oh Lemmy, how we love your relentless dedication to all things rock and roll. If that weird growth on your face had a mouth it would groan obscenities incoherently, while spewing whiskey. How dreamy. I’m glad you have finally gotten your own doc. I mean it’s certainly about time, considering the fact that everyone from Peter Hook to Ozzy thinks you are a god. I mean, maybe you are. Or maybe you are just the last of the great Metal giants. Either way we salute you:


(via /Film)

Lemmy: The Movie
is due to be released in 2009.



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07.31.2008

Check Out The Trailer For Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Soundtrack To Feature Bishop Allen + Other Indie Favs


Hey! Hey! It’s trailer day and apparently, Bishop Allen week, at least on The Walrus.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which is set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and stars everyone’s favorite awkward “teen” Michael Cera, is based on the 2006 novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

The plot goes like this: “High school student Nick O’Leary, member of the queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.” Cue the sweet and oh-so-amusing trailer:

Not too shabby! But the coolest part of this whole coming-of-age indie rock tale is the soundtrack, which features Bishop Allen (who make a special cameo appearance in the movie), We Are Scientists, Band of Horses, Devendra Banhart, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, Shout Out Louds and The Raveonettes. Wait…What’s that sound? Oh, it’s P’fork shitting their pants.

The film hits theaters on October 3rd. No word yet on the release date of the soundtrack.



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Watch the New Trailer for The Flaming Lips’ Christmas on Mars


Well, it’s about goddamn time dudes! The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has been talking up his pet project, the sci-fi, low-budget film Christmas on Mars, since who knows when. Finally, an official release date has been announced and a trailer has hit the web. Yes, the trailer is super weird. Then again, what did you expect from a dude who stage dives in a giant plastic bubble?



Christmas on Mars will be shown this summer at various shows and will hit DVD racks, with an accompanying audio disc, just in time for, you guessed it, Christmas!



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07.22.2008

Rapper D-Nice Makes An Awesome Mix For New Movie The Wackness


As you guys may have noticed, I’m not the biggest fan of Hip-Hop, er new Hip-Hop at least. So when I spotted this old school mixtape by D-Nice, one time member of the brilliant group Boogie Down Productions, over at GvB, I had to give it a spin. Just reading the tracklist got me excited. Produced for the new film The Wackness, a story about sex, drugs and music set in the year 1994, the mix features classics from BDP, Black Moon, and Craig Mack (he also throws in a Lou Reed curveball). It’s like 9th grade all over again! Love it. Here’s the tracklist and link to the download:

1. Intro (Heath Brothers – Smiling Billy Suite)
2. Nas – “One Love”
3. The Notorious BIG – “The What” Feat. Method Man
4. Lou Reed – “Walk On The Wild Side”
5. A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It”
6. KRS-One – “I Can’t Wake Up”
7. Stanley Turrentine – “Sister Sanctified”
8. BDP – “My Philosophy”
9. Black Moon – “How Many Emcees”
10. O.C. – “Time’s Up”
11. Craig Mack – “Flavor In Ya Ear”
12. Group Home – “Supa Star”
13. Biz Markie – “Just A Friend”
14. Freddie Scott – “(You) Got What I Need”
15. Wendy Rene – “After Laughter (Comes Tears)”
16. Wu-Tang Clan – “Tearz”
17. Ahmad Jamal Trio – “I Love Music”
18. Nas – “The World Is Yours”

MP3 Download: D-Nice – The Wackness Official Movie Soundtrack Mixtape (33 MB)

The official soundtrack is available on Amazon.



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07.09.2008

Ray Manzarek Wonders If Jim Morrison Is Still Alive, Plans To Make New Doors Movie


Rumors have been swirling about the “death” of The Doors‘ elusive lead singer Jim Morrison, since the day he “died” in 1971. Did he fake his own death to avoid the French Police? Perhaps he is now living in Africa? How about a key member of the Oregon State Rodeo like this really cool website suggests (scroll down).

Whether or not you call bullshit, it seems as though the stench of a fake death, along with perhaps some heavy drugs, has entered the nostrils of Doors organist Ray Manzarek. In light of a recent interview with the UK’s Daily Mail, either Ray is headed off on his own moonlight drive down to LoonyVille or he is just looking for some press:

‘I often wonder if his death has been an elaborate charade,’ muses Ray Manzarek, The Doors’ keyboard player and the singer’s closest friend.

He and the original Doors guitarist, Robbie Krieger, calling themselves Riders On The Storm (after one of the group’s best-known hits), give a show in London next week as part of a European tour.

He is also preparing to make his own movie version of Morrison’s life and times – he says director Oliver Stone’s 1991 film, The Doors, with Val Kilmer as the troubled singer, took too many liberties with the truth.

Says Manzarek: ‘Jim was a restless soul, always looking for something else in life, and even six years of success – and excess – with The Doors hadn’t been enough for him. A year earlier, he had shown me a brochure for the Seychelles and said: “Wouldn’t this be the perfect place to escape to if everyone believed you were dead?”

‘At the time, I never thought anything of it. Jim was a real wild man who was always coming up with crazy ideas. But he was also very smart.

Sneaky that Lizard King is! Rumor has it that since Ray thinks there is a good chance that Jim is still alive, he has cast him in his movie as Hippie #2, just to be safe.

Check out the mp3 below, which is a live recording of “Five to One” during the infamous “Miami Incident” show at the Dinner Key in 1969. Basically he is wasted and flips the fuck out. It kinda makes you wish all the rumors were true.

UPDATE: You’re never gonna believe this Ray…The lead-off track on Mogwai’s new album, The Hawk is Howling, has squashed all the conspiracy theories once and for all, Take that Manzarek!

The Doors – Five to One (Live in Miami 1969)

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