• Melissa and Scott will be live Wednesday morning at Cedar Point for the unveiling of the all new ValRavn!










Mini Dylan Documentary

The latest edition of the long-running Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10, is out today. On Monday, a twelve-minute documentary focusing on the album was made available which features interviews with producer Bob Johnston, guitarist David Bromberg and keyboard player Al Kooper.


What’s Up With Arcade Fire?

Arcade Fire are indeed behind the “Reflektor” graffiti art campaign that has popped up around the country over the past few weeks. A new banner hanging on a building near the corner of Lafayette and Grand in Manhattan connects the band’s name to “Reflektor” for the first time, and advertises something – it’s not clear what – that is scheduled to happen at 9 p.m. on September 9th. Arcade Fire Tube tweeted a photo of the banner yesterday. It’s the latest teaser in a summer filled with speculation about the band’s upcoming new album – due out on October 29th – and occasional hints from James Murphy, who worked with Arcade Fire on the LP. The band hasn’t announced a name yet, but it seems possible their fourth album could be called Reflektor.

-Rolling Stone Mag.

 


Kelly Rose’s Good News For People Who Love Bad News

Patton Oswalt posted this message to his Facebook page yesterday and it instantly went viral. With his kind permission, it is reprinted in full here.

Boston. F!@#$%#@ horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem — one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.  But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in a while, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.  But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.  So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”


Ozzy Hitting The Sauce

Ozzy Osbourne apologized on Facebook yesterday for his “insane behavior” while drinking and taking drugs over the past year and a half, posting a note in which he also denied that he’s splitting from his wife Sharon.  “I was in a very dark place and was an asshole to the people I love most, my family,” the Black Sabbath frontman wrote. “However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.  “The note comes in the wake of rumors that Osbourne’s 31-year marriage was in trouble after Sharon Osbourne was seen moving into a new Beverly Hills property and not wearing her wedding ring, according to USA Today. In his post, however, Osbourne said that the couple have not broken up.  “Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing,” he wrote. “I’m just trying to be a better person. ” The singer ended his note with an expression of regret for the way he’s acted in recent months, writing, “I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period . . . and my fans. “Black Sabbath is currently prepping for the June 11th release of their new album 13, which marks the heavy metal group’s first release with Osbourne on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die! The band will premiere a new “End of the Beginning” will premiere on the May 15th season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Black Sabbath have also announced four North American concert dates this summer.