Back in December the L.A. Times was reporting on a possible Beach Boys reunion on the stage of the 2012 Grammys. Looks like the rumors are true, as the official Grammy peeps confirmed this morning, making this the first time the iconic west-coast harmonic group in its Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks form has performed in over two decades. Additionally Maroon 5 and Foster The People were announced as performers. Wether or not they will share the stage with the Beach Boys boggles our minds.
Machine Gun Silhouette:
Following the digital tease of Jack White‘s first single from the ex-White Stripes first solo foray Blunderbuss, the artist dropped the physical seven-inch b/ “Machine Gun Silhouette” yesterday, of which Jack White fans promptly took to the internets to share on their own accord. It was all over the place for willing ears, but looks like the White camp has been requesting it be taken down. Nevertheless, “Love Interruption” is still freesville over at the Blunderbuss pop-up page, in all its bluesy masochistic tints on love.
The Born This Way Ball:
So goes the name of Lady GaGa‘s forthcoming 2012-13 tour, tweeted last night in picture and text form after “too much wine” (via Idolator). Additionally, the little monster pop messiah released the first 11 dates of the 110-date jaunt this morning, ramping through China, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand in its beginning days.
[Insert Icelandic Word For Tour]:
Swirling nordic kings of ambient rock, Sigur Ros have announced a return to the road on their website today, ending a three-year hiatus from the stage: “This morning we’re delighted to announce that on the 9th of September, Sigur Rós will play at bestival festival on the Isle of Wight in England. It’ll be their only show in the uk in 2012. Information about the festival and tickets are available via our tour page.” Though frontman Jónsi Birgisson has been busy in the interim, cutting a solo record, and the band had some creative hands in the release of the anticipated Vincent Morisset documentary Inni, this is a welcomed right of spring 2012.
Buyers of George Harrison‘s tonsils were forever foiled when the London University College destroyed the famous Beatle’s tissues on this day in 1969, following a previous surgery to remove them. Don’t fret, tonsil enthusiasts, “All Things Must Pass,” as Harrison would go on to say, “It’s not always going to be this grey.”