After watching Carlos Tevez refuse to play, or perhaps misunderstand the rather unambiguous message ‘get ready son, yer on’, we thought about not producing a miscellany review this week. We get £200,000 per week too, and if Carlos can refuse then so can we. But Mrs CMM has come in and put her sizeable and hairy foot down so you lucky readers can get a short stramash of inane information.
It is under protest that we produce this article. So says our Agent Mr Fifteenpercent.
To get the ball rolling we laughed oh so heartily at Amy Lee’s admission that she was at first embarrassed to perform the chorus for Evanescence’s new single in front of her bandmates. Some jokes write themselves, eh?
Of course, the big news of this week is the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor over allegations of involuntary homicide, or as we would say in Scotland, didnaemeantaekillhimeh. Conrad Murray denies the allegations citing the fact that Jackson was already self-administering other prescribed drugs and was an accident waiting to happen. Somehow the good doctor has our empathy.
In a scathing attack – amazingly timed to come out at the exact same moment as their new album – Kasabian’s Tom Meighan has described U2 fans as “cardboard cut-outs”. After supporting U2 on their 360 Tour, Meighan complained of quiet fans, feeling like the band was playing to an empty stadium and hating the support role. Or perhaps the U2’s followers just didn’t like the Kasabian boyos.
Lou Reed and Metallica have teamed up. We repeat, Lou Reed and Metallica have teamed up. Yes, it is like Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow getting together but the collaboration between Reed and Metallica is actually OK. You can watch the video here.
This week’s biggest non-news event was Chris Cornell’s admission that he can’t read or write music (or sing live, he didn’t say). That makes him pretty much on a par with all other rock stars you would think.
And two reminders: 1) The Noizy Indie Social Club are live in Croy Club this weekend and 2) from a stolen sea’s Sigur Ros film screening is selling out fast.
The earth has Jack O’Neill to thank for its continued existence.