Here’s the official video from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and their show-stopping live performance of ‘Mermaids‘ at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles earlier this year. The highly praised show featured the voices of a children’s choir from the Silverlake Conservatory. Stunning.
On the Movies About Girls podcast (be sure to check out the latest Mag-Lite Episode #143! Among our regularly schedlued antics, the gang plays another round of “That’s Not A Real Band Name, Is It?”, curated by yours truly!), we regularly discuss the dark side of CraigsList. Or the anals of the online classified ads bulletin board where anything goes.
Although I usually don’t blog on Sundays anymore (RIP My Sundays With Jesus), I came across what might be the mother of all CraigsList ad’s, a drummer from LA who will “shred your fucking face” with his “SHIT-STORMING DRUM GODLINESS!”, if you respond to his ad and your band is full of “ninnies”.
I do NOT play to a click track or backing tracks and GO SCREW if you think I’m gonna “tone it down a little, bro” so you can piddle away on your stringed sissy box. I WILL NOT play hotel cafe and don’t take direction from ninnies who live in their fucking parents basement and whack off to dreams of hanging with Jack Johnson and rapping about his “process”, you piece of shit. I am a real mother fucker with balls of steel and have a drumset that loves to be ass fucked mercilessly from behind and I need to join a band who understands that stage-sex is part of the fucking game, dude. So when I’m fucking the shit outta the kit, you can’t be the guy in the corner beating your limp, taffy dick wishing that you could stick your dick in too, NO! You get that dick hard and fuck the stage with me, pussy boy. I’m so sick of stealing the show and would really love to meet some real sons of fucking bitches who aren’t afraid to use a sweat band for its intended purpose: wiping off fucking sweat, cum, groupies, pussy juice, blood, etc.
Do not write me for reasons of sass because I will FIND YOU and shred your fucking face with my SHIT-STORMING DRUM GODLINESS!
The exhibit features handwritten lyrics and sketches by Lemmy Kilmister, stage clothes worn by Black Sabbath, and props used by Slayer, Alice Cooper, and Iron Maiden, as well as other very metal artifacts. Bonus: The exhibit also includes a “scream booth” designed to showcase heavy metal vocal techniques. Now that’s metal.
Chrystal Chan, Fated Innocent. Many thanks to Stephanie for the use of these stellar images.
Last month, I previewed an image from Femme Fatale, an all girl group show featuring 35 different artist interpretations of the mythical “Femme Fatale“. Today, I’m happy to be able to run a few more images (NSFW-ish) from the show, which runs through March 17th at the Cella Gallery in LA. Highly recommend.
Gail Potocki, ‘Encouragement for the Heart Growing Fonder’ (detail), oil on linen.
A new group show opening on Saturday, February 25th at Cella Gallery in LA will feature the work of 35 artists like Gail Potocki(who’s very metal femme fatale you see above), and an artist I’ve featured formerly on this blog, the equally metal, Casey Weldon. Each artist has created their own interpretations of the mysterious, “Femme Fatale”, for the girl empowered show.
Femme Fatal runs through March 17th. More info, here.
Metal Bears. From the series, Blood is the New Black by Sterling Bartlett.
I have to tip my hat to the always excellent Juxtapoz Magazine for shining a bright black light on the artwork of LA artist,Sterling Bartlett. Bonus? Many of Bartlett’s very metals designs also come in t-shirt form. The official dress-code requirement for all metalheads.
Illustration for Globe Footwear by Sterling Bartlett.
It’s official! Black Sabbath has just announced that all four original members of Black Sabbath will record their first record since 1978′s, ‘Never Say Die’, and launch a massive tour to support the album in 2012. Henry Rollins hosted the press conference held today at the Whiskey A Go Go, the same spot that Sabbath played their first US gig 41 years ago.
Earlier this week, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi told Billboard that the quartet got together during the summer at Ozzy’s home in California to play some music.Iommi said “It was good, but it was just purely, ‘Let’s have a go and see what happens.’ ”
Iggy Pop won’t let a little thing like a broken foot slow him down! Well, maybe it will. The punk icon was forced to postpone a four-date Stooges tour set to kick off in LA tomorrow, after breaking two bones in his left foot while performing at the Peninsula festival in Romania. The injury will take the great and powerful Iggy out for six to eight weeks.
In better very metal Iggy news, Pop told Rolling Stone that he and Stooges guitarist James Williamson wrote 10 new tracks at his home base in Miami earlier in the year. No word yet if the tracks will ever be released or if they will become the soundtrack to what Iggy called “an intelligent video game.” Either way, I’m in.
Brooklyn artist, Wes Lang took up residency at historic Hollywood digs, the Chateau Marmont recently. What came out of Lang’s extended visit over 30 amazing illustrations, inspired by the hotel that has housed guests from Frank Sinatra, to the late John Belushi, who died in Bungalow number 3.
Lang’s one-night-show, Sittin’ On The Rainbow, was hosted by the Chateau on June 23rd. For a look inside the world of Wes Lang, click here.