I think it would have been cool if for one song, Chad took over on drums and Dave sang.

Supposedly Stevie Nicks is going to sing with them on The Tonight Show. And given that Nicks is already confirmed as part of the tribute to Linda Ronstadt, I wouldn’t be surprised if she performs with them at the induction as well.

 0Posted on Feb 18th | re: Win The Beatles The U.S. Albums Box Set (522 comments)

Tomorrow Never Knows

 +1Posted on Dec 12th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013 (210 comments)

In no particular order:

Tegan and Sara – How Come You Don’t Want Me
David Bowie – The Next Day
Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time
Arcade Fire – Normal Person
Phoenix – Entertainment
Paul McCartney – I Can Bet
The Rides – Don’t Want Lies
The Postal Service – Turn Around
Carole King – I Believe In Loving You

 +1Posted on Nov 28th, 2013 | re: Beatles Albums From Worst To Best (175 comments)

Aside from completely botching “The Long and Winding Road,” Spector’s “reproduction” is not that bad. His version of “Across the Universe” is undoubtedly better than Martin’s which is on Past Masters though I also think the single versions of “Let It Be” and “Get Back” are better than the album versions. And then there’s a little known fact that “I Me Mine” wasn’t much of a song until Spector got involved and George reworked it. Overall, I prefer the Naked version but Spector certainly didn’t do a bad job.

 +4Posted on Nov 27th, 2013 | re: Black Flag Fire Singer Onstage (11 comments)

How sad that Not-Henry Rollins has been replaced by Not-Henry Rollins.

I can’t be the only one who thought this was awesome. Come on, Yoko is a legend! I’m not big on her contemporary dance records but this Flaming Lips collaboration is reminiscent of her early Plastic Ono Band albums with John Lennon. Just real nasty rock and roll, nothing held back. I love it!

 0Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013 | re: Win A Paul Simon Complete Albums Collection 15-Disc Box Set (220 comments)

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” I know it was originally a Simon & Garfunkel song but I’m sure there’s a solo version on this box set on at least one of those live albums. Just one of the most amazing songs ever written.

Do VU songs count? If so, I’m going with “Sweet Jane.” But if we’re sticking to Lou solo, “Satellite of Love.”

I’m a huge Arcade Fire fan, I saw them at Madison Square Garden in 2010 and I still look back on it as one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. But for some reason, I cannot get into their new songs at all. I don’t know, maybe I just have to wait to hear the actual album, maybe I have to let the songs grow on me but I remember when The Suburbs came out and I just instantly connected with it. This is something much different and it’s good that they’re doing something different but it’s just not doing it for me at the moment.