The Cribs have confirmed that Ric Ocasek of The Cars will be producing their forthcoming album. Ocasek just finished producing Weezer's comeback record which is due in June. No word yet as to when The Cribs will strike back with their latest. Speaking to NME about getting Ocasek, Ryan James Jarmin of The Cribs said, "He doesn't do records like a gun for hire; he chooses a band. We've been trying to get him since the third record, now he thinks we're definitely good enough."
Was grunge the death of hair metal? According to Mike D it was. The Beastie Boy spoke to Vanity Fair about the scene saying, "What was interesting about grunge was that it was this death sentence to the rock that had preceded it, which was hair metal. All of a sudden, grunge came in [and] it wasn’t cool anymore, if you were a guy at the gas station, to be into Warrant. You couldn’t have big, fluffy long hair. You had to have fucked up shorter hair and a plaid shirt. You couldn’t be walking around the gas station in spandex anymore." Amen.
In honor of her new album, The Voyager, Jenny Lewis is getting her own wine. The wine, which shares the same name as the record, comes from California vineyards and is said to be "blend of carignan, valdiguie and petit sirah."
Stars announced that their new album, No One is Lost, will arrive in October. Take a look at the cover below: