Friday, May 30, 2008

Shirley Manson Is Terminated

Shirley Manson Is Terminated

by Paul Cashmere - May 30 2008

Shirley Manson is going into acting. The Garbage singer has scored a gig in the Fox Networks 'Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles'. She will play Catherine Weaver, the CEO of Cyberdyne.

Shirley will be part of Season 2 of the show, based on the Arnold Schwazenegger movies.

'Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles' is set after 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'.

The original 'Terminator' movie was released in 1984. It is set in the not-to-distant future of 2029. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the terminator in the movie. Linda Hamilton was Sarah Connor.

The forth movie, 'Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins' will be released on May 22, 2009.

Shirley Manson has been working on her debut solo album since 2006, but it is yet to arrive. She has collaborated with Jack White, Billy Corgan and Beck, as well as James Bond soundtrack composer David Arnold for the record.

A release date is still to be decided

{ My favorite Scottish woman Shirley Manson, if she stars in this for sure it will be cool! }

Patti Smith Doco To Get Theatrical Release

Patti Smith Doco To Get Theatrical Release

by Tim Cashmere - May 30 2008

A documentary that chronicles eleven years of Patti Smith's life (from '96 – '07) will get a theatrical release later this year in the United States.

The film, 'Dream of Life' was directed by Steven Sebring and features interviews with composer Phillip Glass and playwright Sam Shepard.

It follows Smith around live gigs, at her home, hanging out with her parents and just generally existing.

New Yorkers can check out the film at the New York Film Forum from August 6 – 19, and the rest of the country (but no word on the world, yet) can see it in September.

A DVD release is mooted for 2009.

{(Pretty cool, I was lucky to have met Patti Smith in NYC in 1978. She was just like in her photos slim skinny pale and high as a kite, and of course very COOL... those were the days :)}

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jim Morrison Joins Doors Drummer For His Solo Debut

Jim Morrison Joins Doors Drummer For His Solo Debut

by Paul Cashmere - May 22 2008

John Densmore, the founding drummer for The Doors, has released his debut solo album 'TribalJazz' and the late Jim Morrison makes an appearance.

Morrison, who died in 1971, seems only too happy to add vocals to his old band-mates first solo project. He is heard on a new version of the Doors classic ' Riders On The Storm'.

Michael Franti, who unlike Morrison still has a pulse, features on 'Violet Love'.

'TribalJazz' is a departure from what Doors fans would be used to. For thirty years I've been saying I was a jazz drummer before I got into The Doors," Densmore muses in a statement. "Finally I am putting my sticks where my mouth is. I joined forces with Art Ellis. Art had been producing his original Afro/Jazz music, as well as performing as (an) opening act in festivals with Sting and many others. We began reworking the wonderfully melodic lines of Art's music into a synthesis of world rhythms and acoustic classic jazz that pleases us both."

Densmore goes on, "I have a global village in this band... We're playing music for today about today, trying to mix cultures and create some healing. Look at how the planet is these days. I want to build bridges, not bombs. If we don't even start thinking about unity, we'll never truly conceive it. What better way to do it than through music."

The album has been released digitally through

(Bet this will be a cool album to listen to. Am interested in hearing the new version of Riders with Jim, how different is it from the original I wonder.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Red Hot Chili Peppers Disband For A Year

Red Hot Chili Peppers Disband For A Year

by The Celebrity Truth - May 21 2008

Frontman for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis, has revealed that the band are taking a 12-month break following their last album and world tour, to "just live and breathe and eat and learn new things."

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Keides explains, "We're disbanded for the moment. We actually took a very long time to make the 'Stadium Arcadium' record, because we wrote a lot of songs and then got way too married to them and decided we need it to be a double album. Which was a great experience, but it took forever. It was really a grueling, long haul and it followed two other very long hauls, 'Californication' and 'By The Way'."

He continues, "So we kind of started in 1999 with the writing and the recording of 'Californication' and we didn't really stop until the tour ended last year. We were all emotionally and mentally zapped at the end of that run. Cooler heads prevailed and the discussion at the end of our last tour was, "Let's not do anything Red Hot Chili Peppers-related for a minimum of one year, and just live and breathe and eat and learn new things."

As for what the band planned to do when they agreed on a self-imposed hiatus, Kiedis says, "I was about to have a brand new son. Flea is very inspired to re-up his musical direction and ability and skill and he wants to learn new stuff. John [Frusciante] has been firing away on his own, making different solo projects. And Chad [Smith] joined a jazz band and went to Japan. I'm just home, hanging out with this really cool little kid, learning how to surf."

However, despite the break, the rocker says that the urge to record with his bandmates is starting to brew saying, "But I'm starting to get just a little bit of a tingle that it would be nice to start thinking about songs and pieces of music. But just pieces."

The Celebrity Truth

(Well guys take your needed break get inspired and do it again.)

John Lennon Artwork in Liverpool

Liverpool To Showcase John Lennon Artwork

by Paul Cashmere - May 21 2008

The City of Liverpool will exhibit the complete collection of John Lennon's artwork later this week.

The exhibition features Lennon's works dating back to 1968 and through to his death in 1980.

John's wife Yoko Ono has organized the exhibition through her company Bag One Productions.

Lennon attended the Liverpool School of Art between 1957 and 1960.

Jonathan Poole, exhibition organiser, comments:
"It is very exciting to have the Complete Collection of Lennon's work, and fitting that it should be showcased in his home city, during a year highlighting Liverpool's cultural position in Europe. I began my career exhibiting works by John Lennon and, personally, I am a huge fan of his works. This exhibition gives people the chance to see a different side of John in terms of his artistry and also his unique personality."

The exhibition will run until June 2.

Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday, 12:00am – 8:00pm.
Admission is free.

(Very cool, another good reason to get on to Liverpool)

Friday, May 02, 2008

Hendrix Family Denounce Hendrix Sex Tape

Hendrix Family Denounce Hendrix Sex Tape

by Paul Cashmere - May 2 2008

The estate of Jimi Hendrix, Experience Hendrix, have made a statement to denounce the Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape that is being released in the USA.

In a statement at the Jimi Hendrix website, Janie Hnedrix, brother of Jimi and head of the company that controls Jimi's assets has published "We, Experience Hendrix, the family company of Jimi Hendrix are aware of the release of the adult videotape which alleges to contain illicit footage of Jimi Hendrix. We strongly dispute the claimed authenticity and affirmatively state that Experience Hendrix is neither involved in, nor have we authorized the distribution of this film. Further, we deplore this obvious exploitation of Jimi Hendrix. We view the release as nothing more than a callous attempt to trade on the image and reputation of a deceased artist who is unable to defend himself against such an outrageous and baseless assertion. We are highly offended by the disgraceful portrayal. ??While we do not wish to call undue attention to this desecration, we reserve all rights and remedies under the law to protect the character and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with which we have been charged and legally possess".

The Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape is being released by Vivid DVD.

In a statement this week. Co-chairman Steven Hirsch said "This new movie shows that Jimi Hendrix could have been as great a porn star as he was a rock star. He could clearly play more than just his guitar. It's easy to see that he turned women on with his music and his passion."

Professional groupie Pamela Des Barres says "The footage proves that Hendrix was fabulous in bed and really wanted to please his partner."

She features in an interview in the bonus material.

In her commentary she says "Hendrix liked to be filmed having sex. He's the ultimate adult film movie star. I understand why everyone wanted to sleep with the guy. He played like an all-encompassing rock orgasm. He reeked of sex. You wanted to strip to keep up with him when he played 'Foxy Lady.'"

The tape will be released on May 6th.

(Least it portrays him as being the cat's meoooowww in bed. I'm sure lots are gonna want to have a peek at this film.)