Monday, 14 January 2008

Stop. Collaborate and Listen.

Courtney Love has selected Scarlett Johansson to play her in the film "Heavier Than Heaven" - based on Charles Cross' biography of Cobain... which was criticized when it came out as being the 'Courtney sanctioned version of history'.

She also wants Ryan Gosling ('Half Nelson') to play Kurt Cobain.

Love is Executive Producer on the film. It has been said that "She will be on set all the time giving Scarlett and Ryan advice on what it was like being one part of the most notorious couples since Sid and Nancy".

A rep for Panic! at the Disco has confirmed that from herein the band will be known as Panic at the Disco... after dropping the exclamation point.
But not to make things too easy for journalists - they have kept creative punctuation alive with their new album, entitled Pretty. Odd.
Rolling Stone put together a list of bands who have made excellent use of the exclamation mark, including: !!!, the Go! Team, and Wham!

Bjork arrived at Auckland International Airport on Sunday, and attacked a NZ Herald photographer. After Glenn Jeffrey photographed Bjork's arrival, she tore his shirt in half. Glenn had been asked not to take photos of the singer, and as he walked away after snapping three or four frames, she followed him, grabbing and tearing the back of his skivvy. Bjork also attacked a reporter back in 1996 after a flight to Thailand.

M. Ward and actress/musician Zooey Deschanel (the older sister in Almost Famous, department store Elf in Elf, or Sarah Jessica Parker's roommate in Failure to Launch), are collaborating with a new music project, which they have christened 'She and Him'.
Zooey gave an interview last week on US radio station KCRW, and said that they are going to deliver a full-length album at some point in March.
The album may come out on Ward's label, Merge.
Zooey addressed the possibility of touring, but isn't sure when she'll have the time, given her role as Janis Joplin in the forthcoming feature film 'Gospel According to Janis', being filmed this year.

Rock the Rabbit is a Playboy project, where artists and musicians put their spin on the Playboy Rabbit Head logo by creating limited edition t-shirt designs. Original examples of all t-shirt designs are then auctioned, raising money for Rock the Vote - which aims to increase young voter turnout in the US.

Artist that are participating this year include:

Iggy Pop
Duran Duran
Daft Punk
The Shins
Hot Chip
Jamie T
Tokyo Police Club
The Pipettes
New Young Pony Club
Dimitri From Paris

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Nick Zinner are making an appearance on a new single out next month... by an 11 and 13 year old sibling duo.

Karen and Nick will provide vocals on New York band Tiny Masters Of Today’s new single ’Hologram World’.

Tiny Masters Of Today are siblings Ivan (age 13) and Ada (11), whose debut album ‘Bang Bang Boom Cake’ was released in August.
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