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Report: John Travolta To Enter the Friendly Skies For The Spice Girls?

John Travolta offered to be the skipper on the Spice Girls‘ love jet. They won’t have to worry about him hitting on them. Cuz he’s married, you know.(Digital Spy) The Daily Mail displays wit usually reserved for The Sun, comparing Victoria Beckham‘s various looks to cartoon characters, including Big Bird, Wilma Flintstone, and a Teenage […]

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Radiohead’s New Album: The Best Since OK Computer?

The Guardian‘s Alexis Petridis gives Radiohead‘s In Rainbows five stars and says it’s their best album since OK Computer: “The most heartening thing about In Rainbows, besides the fact that it may represent the strongest collection of songs Radiohead have assembled for a decade, is that it ventures into new emotional territories.” The Times‘ Pete […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Cornershop’s “Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III”

“Brimful of Asha” was Cornershop‘s big commercial hit, but there’s more to the band than that sprightly 1997 pop hit. These Indian-British dudes can rock out, as evidenced by this 2002 thrasher, “Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III.” The lyric “The overgrown supersh**!” is one of the great hooks in recent rock.

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Sorority Girls Kiss-And-Tell On Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant deigned to offer his mentorship to some underprivileged university girls, and how do they repay him? With lies and innuendo in today’s Sun. Caroline Hargreaves, the Norwegian blonde whom Grant is apparently about to kiss in the photograph, told the Sun that Grant picked her and a group of friends up at a […]

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Ian Brown Hates on Kylie Minogue

Ian Brown, former frontman for The Stone Roses, launched an attack on Kylie Minogue while backstage at the Q awards, telling BBC Radio Five Live: “I don’t think she’s cute. I don’t think she’s good-looking. Her music’s rubbish – she makes music for little kids. I’m sorry if it sounds like I’m putting her down, […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: The Blow Monkeys’ “Digging Your Scene”

A slow jam about AIDS? Way to kill the mood. It’s unlikely that young lovers getting their groove on knew what this 1986 R&B hit was about, but a close reading of the lyrics exposes lead singer Robert Howard‘s aims: “So sad to see you fade away/What in the world is this feeling?/To catch a […]

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Paul and Heather To Finally Decide Monetary Settlement

Our long national nightmare is almost over: Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are to meet about their divorce settlement this week.(The Times) The Spice Girls are spending $4 million on Cavalli gowns for their tour.(The Sun) Victoria Beckham draws fashion inspiration from Sesame Street.(Daily Mail) Doctor Who star David Tennant has broken up with his […]

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Blur Reunion Called Off; New Order Has “No Future”; The Police Recording New Album?

Lots of band news today. OK, this sucks, and damn that Alex James for getting our hopes up, but there isn’t going to be a Blur reunion. Supposedly, all the boys gathered to discuss their future and came to the conclusion that they don’t have one – as least not together. From The Sun: Hopes […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Aztec Camera and Mick Jones’ “Good Morning Britain”

We take another Scottish diversion with this rollicking tune, probably the last big hit by Aztec Camera. Here, lead singer Roddy Frame teams up with former Clash guitarist Mick Jones for the heavily political “Good Morning Britain,” released in 1990. It’s a fantastic song, but both lyrically and musically, it sounds much more like The […]

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Details On The New Spice Girls Single

The Spice Girls are set to release a new single, “a big love song” titled “Headlines,” on November 19th, Geri Halliwell told GMTV.(BBC) Geri and Mel C. are allegedly battling to get the songs they’ve written on the new album.(The Sun) Lily Allen gets all Chris Crocker on us, lending her sympathies to Britney Spears: […]

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