Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quick News

So last month at Carnegie Hall did I witness Iggy Pop's final stage dive? According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the legendary punker admitted that dive would be his last. The leap from the stage has been a Pop trademark since day one with The Stooges and at the recent Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall Pop leaped into the crowd and no one caught him, leaving the singer badly bruised. Take a look at my review from that show HERE.

Aside from Iggy, Brooklyn Balkan Gypsy Punks Gogol Bordello played the Tibet House and they are currently giving the first single "Pala Tute," off their latest, Trans-Continental Hustle away for free via the band's website Also take a look at the cover to Trans-Continental Hustle below:

Also giving away a new free track are fellow Brooklyn rockers, The National. You can go to, and download the new track "Bloodbuzz Ohio."

2009 was an explosive year for French alt-rockers Phoenix. With such high acclaim and non-stop touring around the world, the band are giving away an eight song live EP for free via their website, go get it!

Could this lead to the resurrection of one of the greatest feuds in rock 'n roll history? For the new line-up of Oasis, Liam Gallagher has replaced his brother Noel with guitarist Jeff Wootoon. Now, any Oasis fan knows Noel can never, EVER be replaced. However, Liam, who is always one to stir the pot, has taken the guitarist from his arch-rival Damon Albarn. Wootoon is indeed the touring guitarist for Gorillaz. In a recent interview with Australia's TripleJ, Albarn spilled the beans, but had no further info than Jeff will be playing with Liam and Oasis members Andy Bell and Gem Archer.

The Hold Steady have released the cover to their latest, Heaven in Whenever. Take a look at the cover below, the sans-Franz Nicolay record arrives May 4.

Jack White's Dead Weather will release the follow up to last year's Horehound on May 11 with Sea of Cowards. Take a look at the track listing below:
1. Blue Blood Blues
2. Hustle And Cuss
3. The Difference Between Us
4. I'm Mad
5. Die By The Drop
6. I Can't Hear You
7. Gasoline
8. No Horse
9. Looking At The Invisible Man
10. Jawbreaker
11. Old Mary