Fiona Apple and Blake Mills in LA
Someone please give Fiona a hug. While you’re at it, tell her it’s all gonna be alright. Because if you take her at her word on “On the Bound,” she believes that it isn’t. And if you’ve been ensnared by her tales of torment, on-stage breakdowns, and moments of raw genius over three-and-a-half albums, you’re… More »
Cool clip (ok, half cool) from the Decades Rock Live tribute to Elvis Costello airing Friday on VH1 Classic.
Rolling Stone notes: Billie Joe is the nervous one in leather and eyeliner whisper/singing like he’s at a high school talent show and Costello is the badass in shades belting it out like he’s i… More »
Following Cyndi Lauper and Heart, Elvis Costello is next up on VH1 Classic’s list of “Decades Rock” concerts. Artists performing Mr. Costello’s songs will include Billie Joe Armstrong, Death Cab for Cutie and Fiona Apple. It tapes May 19, most likely in Atlantic City. May have to pull in a favor for tix to that… More »
I kept wondering why everyone was talking about the Pantheon Awards, as I’d never heard of ‘em. Turns out Pantheon Is The New Shortlist, which recognizes under-the-radar albums (less than 500k copies sold domestically between 7/1/04 and 10/30/05).Pantheon Awards: Top Ten Finalists
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Antony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now… More »
If you’re a serious Fiona Apple fan, you’ve already heard Extraordinary Machine — the original Jon Brion-produced one that leaked in February and the one that came out yesterday, re-recorded (save for two tracks) with Dr. Dre producer Mike Elizondo. Pitchfork’s Rob Mitchum (after rewriting his review, apparently) gives the former a 7.8, the latter… More »
Freefiona.com gets some love in an interesting MTV News piece. Jon Brion is pretty forthright about the situation with Sony. Is a success story like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in Fiona’s future? Stay tuned.