For those of you who wished that your favorite (or not so favorite) songs could have the beats of the late, great Led Zeppelin big-drummer-boy with the thundersticks John Bonham affixed to it, the wait is over. There is a website called The Bonhamizer that will allow a user to upload any song, and it will automatically sort of “cyberpaste” a John Bonham style beat over the existing one.
This week marks the 36th anniversary of the David Bowie single “Sound and Vision,” the delectable slice of synthesized, bass-heavy power pop, which appeared on Bowie’s Low album and remains a fan and critic favorite in the expansive Bowie catalog.
Since its release, there have been various cover versions of the song. Its latest one comes from eclectic singer/songwriter Beck, who reimagines the tune in a full-on, orchestrated and rather over the top amplified version as part of his Lincoln Now 360 Experience. Check out that video here below.
A major step in the right direction of finally showcasing music groups that aren’t of the extreme norm or voted in by backslapping politics has finally come to fruition in Cleveland, Ohio today as Rush, the Canadian trio whose progressive rock sounds have been thrilling and tantalizing generations of audiences mostly on cult fringes since their debut album in 1974, has finally have been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
No other band in the entire history of the hall has sported the kind of controversy and division like Rush has in terms of entry to the Hall. For the most part, Rush has been anything but critically lauded throughout its tenure as a band, which is still promoting and touring its latest album Clockwork Angels, their 19th studio release. Fans, however, have seen this differently, scoffing at pseudo-highbrow critics who they pretty much have ascertained have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to the amazing, gymnastically musical elasticity of the sounds and styles of Rush.
ABC News reports that along with Rush, the class of 2013 includes Academy Award-winning singer/songwriter Randy Newman; original purveyors of hip hop Public Enemy; the late disco queen Donna Summer, who died earlier this year; the Wilson sisters-led hard rocking ensemble Heart; and “Born Under A Bad Sign” blues guitarist Albert King. Quite an eclectic mix of artists for sure.
The t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is the Jetsons-inspired “Greetings From Sunny Orbit City.”
The tee, by artist Andy Hunt, went on sale at RIPT today, Sunday, January 16, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The t-shirt is available in men’s and women’s sizes in red for $10 each. Kids sizes are $15 (Boys, Girls, and Toddler, all in red); Onesies are $18 (in red). You can also get the design on a Hoodie for $38 (in red in Men/Unisex sizes).
Rachel Weisz joins Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones; Matthew Vaughn to direct Thor movie, William Hurt hunts The Hulk; Stargate Atlantis gets Firefly actress and possible spin-off, Supergirl flies to Smallville, Jericho returns to CBS, and much more!
Rachel Weisz will star in The Lovely Bones, the Peter Jackson-directed adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel. [Link]
William Hurt has joined the cast of Louis Leterrier-directed The Incredible Hulk. Hurt will play Gen. Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the father of Bruce Banner’s (Edward Norton) love interest Betty Ross (Liv Tyler), who’s dedicated his life to capturing the Hulk. [Link]
Former Firefly/Serenity actress Jewel Staite will join the cast of the SCI FI Channel’s original series Stargate Atlantis for its fourth season. [Link]