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John Cooper Clarke & Cheetah Chrome touring separately, playing NYC together w/ Miriam, Ramones anniversary, more

John Cooper Clarke We recently mentioned that Miriam, the new recording project of Miriam Linna (Kicks fanzine writer, A-Bones drummer/singer, Norton Records co-founder, etc) released her debut album of garage rock/Phil Spector pop, Nobody's Baby, earlier this year on Norton...

Album Of The Week: Pallbearer Foundations Of Burden

Pallbearer don’t sound like Black Sabbath. Or they do, sort of, but only to the extent that early Low sounds like a Phil Spector girl group, or that second-album Bon Iver sounds like Bruce Hornsby. The influence is there, clearly audible, underpinning everything Pallbearer do. But it’s all filtered through waves upon waves of oceanic [...]

LeBron James attends Browns practice, hangs with Johnny Manziel afterward

Everything's coming up Cleveland. First, the Cavaliers traded for Kevin Love, and then LeBron James showed up to Browns practice and chilled with Johnny Manziel. There hasn't been this much drama in Cleveland since Phil Spector had both...Show More Summary

Phil Spector Near Death — Convicted Killer Hospitalized, Makes Final Jailhouse Plea

Convicted killer Phil Spector was rushed from his jail cell at California’s Corcoran State Prison to the hospital this month after his health took a turn for the worse. The… READ ON

TV Girl released debut album, 'French Exit' (stream it)

by Bill Pearis After a few singles, a mixtape and last year's Lonely Women EP, snarky popmakers TV Girl just dropped their debut album, French Exit. Like their other material, it's fizzy, girl-obsessed pop -- part '60s Phil Spector, part...

FREE MP3 DL: The Rebel Light’s “Be My Baby”

The Rebel Light enter the musical world of Phil Spector to come out strong with a wonderful cover of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”, sounding as strong and powerful as the original.

Righteous Brother Bill Medley: I don’t think Phil Spector pulled the trigger on purpose

One half of the R&B duo reflects on his time with the infamous music producer -- and his new memoir

John Lennon’s Urine Riddled Letter To Phil Spector Up For Auction

John Lennon has been dead for decades but apparently he still has unearthed gems to give crazed Beatles fans. The newest up on the block for auction is a “pee-themed” letter Lennon supposedly wrote to record producer Phil Spector in the 70s. Show More Summary

'Unseen' John Lennon Letter Rants About Pee Incident

It was a letter dubbed "A Matter of Pee." In it, an irritated John Lennon wrote to producer Phil Spector that it was Who drummer Keith Moon—a hell-raiser with a thing for blowing up toilets and TVs—and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson who urinated on a recording console at Capitol...

Menace to Sobriety: Constant Lovers Find Their Tantra with Ben Verellen

6 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

CONSTANT LOVERS It used to be that people employed the term "wall of sound" to describe the studio production work of now-convicted murderer/hairpiece cautionary tale Phil Spector. But bands of today provide an all-consuming product well beyond anything Spector did with the Ronettes or anyone else. Show More Summary

5 Super-Unorthodox Recording Techniques Of Famous Musicians

7 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Phil Spector pulled a gun out to threaten Debbie Harry, the Ramones, and John Lennon. The man actually shot a gun off in the studio near a former Beatle, and held the Ramones hostage.

Irish band September Girls released 'Cursing the Sea' (streams), playing SXSW (dates & streams)

by Bill Pearis Let's just get this out of the way: Yes, it's another "______ Girls" band who draw inspiration from Phil Spector, VU and JAMC/C-86, but Dublin, Ireland's September Girls are quite good at what they do. (Yes their...

You Feeling Her New Crop?: Wendy Williams Shows Off Cakes And Sports New Wig That Makes Her Look Like Phil Spector [Video[

According to TMZ, the 18-year-old alleged battery victim has reportedly approached Kanye’s people requesting a six-figure settlement. youtube

Helen Mirren & Kristin Chenoweth: Lovely Ladies at the 2014 Producers Guild Awards

Adding to the already star-studded evening, Helen Mirren and Kristin Chenoweth stopped by the 2014 Producers Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 19). The "Phil Spector" beauty looked absolutely stunning in a sparkly...Show More Summary

Helen Mirren Wins Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries At The SAG Awards!

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

That makes 5 for Helen Mirren!!! The Dame must be a damn good actress to win that many SAG Awards! Helen won tonight for playing Linda Kenney Baden in the TV movie Phil Spector. Miz Mirren had some fun with her acceptace speech too, telling the audience that despite winning a SAG Award, she didn't feel [...]

Never Heard of 'Em: Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You

9 months agoEntertainment / Music : Line Out

Anna Minard claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we force her to listen to random records by artists considered to be important by music nerds. PHIL SPECTOR A Christmas Gift for You (Philles) They want you to write about this fuckin' convicted murderer, huh? No way. Show More Summary

Joystiq Streams: The school of hard knocks and FIFA 14

Do you hear what I hear? No, it's not the sweet sounds of The Ronettes blasting out of a sweet surround sound system, coating the land with a thick smear of A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector. It's even more Joystiq Streams, broadcasting to...

A Christmas Gift For You: A Conversation with Phil Spector & The Crystals' La La Brooks, Chatting with The Piano Guys, Plus Pink Martini and Sydney York Exclusives

A Conversation with Phil Spector & The Crystals' La La Brooks Mike Ragogna: Why do you think A Christmas Gift For You has become one of the most cherished holiday albums of all time? Phil Spector: Because I turned Christmas songs into real music. Show More Summary

Of Phil Spector, Marshmallows and Ebb Tides

During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and record stores were overrun by alien creatures making noises that, to their ears, did not qualify as "music." Carl came from a tradition in which songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. Show More Summary

Hear This: Only Phil Spector would agree to record “He Hit Me ( And It Felt Like A Kiss)”

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. This week: songs by unsavory people. Whether you believe Phil Spector killed LanaShow More Summary

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