The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones spread the word about a 45-minute Fugazi stage banter compilation by Chunklet, available as a free MP3 here. It’s like reality TV, kids, only just audio. Plus, Ian MacKaye’s zero tolerance policy toward flipping the bird at your favorite band is fifty times more interesting and/or relevant. If ever I have a dinner party, this will provide the ambience.
Flavorwire found the new cause of all my night terrors: Goodnight Keith Moon, Bruce Worden and Clare Cross’ bizarro take on children’s classic Goodnight Moon. Perhaps if the Who weren’t playing this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, lines like “two broken sticks/and a pile of sick,” wouldn’t make me long for dreams of The Boss teabagging America again so much.
Remember when we posted that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are booked to play an upcoming Neil Young tribute gig? Well, some RHCP fans wrote us, saying our presumption that the post-hiatus lineup would be the same John Fruciante-included group of the past decade was unfounded. I didn’t buy it then, but now this:
“Well… at this time I can’t talk about that,” drummer Chad Smith told Classic Rock on the question of whether Frusciante had to be persuaded to join the band’s reunion. “I have been told to stay away from the John questions.”
Hey, Dave Navarro, better start practicing your scales.