Here are a few bits from the queue that we better post before they become olds…
- Adam Jones, Tool guitarist and former makeup artist/set designer for the likes of Jurassic Park and Terminator 2, has teamed up with King Crimson’s Robert Fripp for a collaborative album, which they originally initiated years ago. The project had gone stale, but now that Maynard James Keenan’s busy making wine and touring with his side project, Jones and Fripp are back in action.
- Regina Spektor performed “Left Hand Song” on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center recently with violinist Joshua Bell—whose album At Home With Friends contains the original studio recording. The song’s quite good and we love Regina around here, of course, but we also must agree with Sarah Vowell when it comes to violins in pop music. Either way, watch it here and make up your own mind.
- Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger posted a charity auction on eBay recently for his famous banjo head, which flaunts the inscription, “This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It To Surrender.” The proceeds were supposed to go to a nonprofit in Haiti, but Seeger has since changed his mind, opting to donate the famous piece of memorabilia to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame instead.
- Finally, some guy named DJ Lobsterdust mashed up the Raconteurs’ “Steady As She Goes” with Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and it just might be better than both of the originals.