Blerd Briefs
Blerd Briefs: NIN, KoL, and EC&TR

Blerd Briefs: NIN, KoL, and EC&TR

A match made in musical heaven-coming soon to a record store near you.

The 2013 Lollapalooza Lineup Is Announced!

The 2013 Lollapalooza Lineup Is Announced!

C’mon. Who doesn’t want to see The Cure?

Blerd Briefs: Departures & Hiatuses Edition

Blerd Briefs: Departures & Hiatuses Edition

In this edition of Blerd Briefs: Chevy Chase leaves TV, Lil Wayne leaves hip-hop, Coldplay leaves the stage, and Chris Brown leaves Twitter.

Blerd Briefs: TLC, Dave Grohl, and Jermaine Jacks...uh, Jacksun???

Blerd Briefs: TLC, Dave Grohl, and Jermaine Jacks…uh, Jacksun???

A new TLC album, Dave Grohl returns to QOTSA, and Jermaine changes his name. More crazy news…

Blerd Briefs: Rihanna & Nicki Lead The AMA Pack

Blerd Briefs: Rihanna & Nicki Lead The AMA Pack

The nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards were announced earlier today, and the 20 categories are dotted by the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. The two West Indian divas lead the pack with four nominations each. Rihanna has continued her string of hits with her latest album, Talk That Talk although she’s gained more notoriety recently for her on-again/off-again romance with Chris Brown (who has two nominations of her own.) Meanwhile, Minaj scored a hit follow-up with Pink [...]

Blerd Briefs: DMB, Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston

Blerd Briefs: DMB, Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston

Dave Matthews Band announce the release date and title of their new album, PLUS the new Whitney Houston video, in the latest Blerd Briefs.

Blerd Briefs: "UnSung" Nas & Maxwell

Blerd Briefs: “UnSung” Nas & Maxwell

If you’re watching TV tonight, make sure you’re checking out the season premiere of “UnSung” on TvOne, which profiles Sly & The Family Stone. Also, Maxwell cancels his tour and Amy Winehouse joins Nas on his new album.

Blerd Briefs: Nona Hendryx Scheduled To Release New Album

Blerd Briefs: Nona Hendryx Scheduled To Release New Album

Iconic femme rocker Nona Hendryx is scheduled to release her first album in 20 years. Read on for details!

Blerd Briefs: The Black Keys, The Roots, Dr. Murray & Have Faith For George

Blerd Briefs: The Black Keys, The Roots, Dr. Murray & Have Faith For George

After being found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced yesterday. The disgraced doctor will receive four years in prison, which will likely be reduced to a few months in county jail due to prison overcrowding in California. I’ve resisted discussing this in any sort of detail so far just because I’m torn about whether his conviction or sentencing was appropriate. At the end of the day, whether Michael Jackson was a drug [...]

Blerd Briefs: Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson & The Black Keys

When Amy Winehouse passed away last summer, there was a bit of a question as to whether there was enough material left behind to create a posthumous album. Well, you’ve now got your answer. Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be released on December 5th, and will contain 12 tracks of unreleased material in the form of “new” original songs, demos and alternate versions of previously unreleased songs. According to Universal, Amy’s label, the album is “a collection of songs that were [...]

It’s Crazy Clown Time!: David Lynch Gets Set To Release Album

Through the years, David Lynch has worked in a variety of media – photography, sculpture, web series, furniture and his own line of coffee (no joke).  But it’s Lynch’s film and television work for which he is best known, comprising a dossier of art house cult classics including Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive  and the Twin Peaks series (which at times, I still can’t believe aired on prime time network television). Music has always been central to Lynch’s film [...]

Blerd Briefs: New Albums from Feist & The Roots! (Not Together…)

Within the past month, I’d inquired as to the whereabouts of Canadian chanteuse Feist. Last we’d heard from the singer/songwriter, her breakthrough album, The Reminder, was all the rage with the Triple-A set, and it’s signature song “1,2,3,4” was appearing in some commercial or other every seven minutes. Well, after taking a couple years off to chill, Feist is back. Her third studio album, Metals, is set for an October 4th release. The singer has also announced a tour that [...]