Friday, June 19, 2009

This week in break-ups... Harvey Danger

* Harvey Danger, who I'm pretty sure broke up at least once before, are calling it quits again. They'll do a few farewell shows in August and then hang it up. Good to see they're not flagpole sittas. Huh? Am I right?

*New Order, who aren't really a '90s band, have broken up and reformed without bass player Peter Hook. Instead, they've added Alex James from Blur and are calling themselves Bad Lieutenant. I assume this means the Blur reunion is short-lived. Expect to see a Bad Lieutenant album in October.

Here's New Order's one big '90s hit, "Regret."

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Pumpkins drummer

If you grew up listening to the Smashing Pumpkins, you're apparently too old to be their new drummer, because Billy Corgan looks set to hire a 19-year-old for the seat left vacant by Jimmy Chamberlain.

Meanwhile, if you've been watching television, perhaps you've heard the new Smashing Pumpkins single "F.O.L." in an ad for Hyundai, and now the song's available for free on the Hyundai website.

F.O.L. ... G.L.O.W. ... apparently, Corgan only thinks in initials now.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This week in reunions... Phish! Blink! Limp! Aqua?!?

* Phish's reunion tour has begun, and the band will have a new album by the end of July. Catch a YouTube clip of one of the songs here. Wait... do Phish fans actually care about their recorded music? I thought they were all about the live show only.

* Blink-182 played a surprise mini-set at a T-Mobile party in Los Angeles. If you want to see bad cellphone footage of it, go here. If you want to read an interview with Mark Hoppus where he talks about Twitter and the tour, go here.

* Speaking of bad cellphone footage, if you want to see the Limp Bizkit reunion tour live from Latvia, go here. Early word on the European tour is that Wes Borland is really phoning it in (which isn't really that surprising).

* Aqua are back together, with a new song ... about the 1980s, which mostly just namechecks a bunch of stuff from "I Love the 80s." I think Bowling for Soup did it a bit better, but this is the band famous for "Barbie Girl," so whatever.