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Gary Moore RIP, PJ Harvey, Adele, James Blake, Strokes, Kittehs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 07, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


GARY MOORE, former guitarist for Thin Lizzy, died in his sleep at 58.  He didn't play on "The Boys Are Back In Town," so I offer you his solo UK hit cover of "Friday On My Mind."

PJ HARVEY is advance streaming Let England Shake.

ADELE is advance streaming 21. She also played World Cafe Live on Friday; you can stream the gig on demand.

JAMES BLAKE is streaming four tracks from his self-titled LP. It's not really my bag, but it might be yours.

THE STROKES drop a :30 teaser from "Under the Cover of Darkness," which recaptures their early sound.

GRUFF RHYS of Super Furry Animals discusses his new solo LP an play "Sensations in the Dark" live with the aid of an acoustic guitar, a Casio keyboard and a Velcro Horn.

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM have announced that they will play their final show on Saturday, April 2, at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Patterson Hood talks to the Telegraph about the history of the band, and plays "I Do Believe."

ELBOW frontman Guy Garvey explains the inspiration behind their latest album to The Quietus.

THE RADIO DEPT's lead singer and guitarist Johan Duncanson talks to the Boston Globe.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: On Super Bowl weekend, The Roommate tops the chart with a bettr-than-expected 15.6 million against a 16 million budget (though some reports say it was half that).  Screen Gems has practically turned the bad-but-profitable PG-13 horror-thriller into a science.  Sanctum comes in second with 9.2 million, which was also better than expected. Was this cabin fever following the big bizzard? Hmmm. No Strings Attached shows with 8.4 million, on a 37.4 percent drop that suggests football counter-programming.  NSA has already doubled its 25 million production budget.  The King's Speech is at No. 4, pulling in 8.3 million as Oscar buzz propels it toward the 100 million mark (the same could be said of Black Swan in th tenth slot).  Rounding out the Top 5 is The Green Hornet with 6.1 million.  Hornet likely suffered from the Big Game competition, but has more than recouped its budget worldwide.

LINDSAY LOHAN will be charged with felony grand theft as early as today, according to TMZ.  The charge would carry a potential three year sentence, not to mention its effect on her current probation.

CHARLIE SHEEN: There's video of him dancing crazily with three women at the outset of his last 36-hour bender.

HALLE BERRY & GABRIEL AUBRY:  Team Halle claims Gabriel "went nuts" whenever anyone would refer to their daughter as "Black"  and that she dropped out of the ensemble comedy New Year's Eve to focus on her "serious concerns" about Nahla's well-being while in Aubry's care.

SHIA LeBEOUF was placed in handcuffs after a fight at a bar over the weekend, but was eventually released.  RadarOnline claims the fight started after another patron used a gay slur.

VICTORIA & DAVID BECKHAM are having a baby girl, according to the ever-reliable Sun.

THE KING'S SPEECH gets two thumbs up from the Queen.

THE AVENGERS: How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders has emerged as the front runner for the role of SHIELD Agent Maria Hill in the Joss Whedon-directed Marvel crsssover-pic.

CAPTAIN AMERICA aired its first trailer during the Super Bowl. Blink and you'll miss the Red Skull.

SUPERMAN: Three actresses are vying for the role of Ursa? Can General Zod and Non be far behind?

JAMES FRANCO is in early talks to star in Oz, the Great and Powerful, Disney's prequel-ish take on The Wizard of Oz tale being directed by Sam Raimi, with Robert Downey, Jr. off the project.

GISELE BUNDCHEN angers cancer experts (and presumably Baz Luhrmann) by saying people shouldn't wear sun lotion.

WAYNE'S WORLD returned to SNL with Dana Carvey as host.

EGYPT: The Lede continues to provide updates on street protests in Egypt.  A former Egyptian military chief of staff claims Islamic militants from Iran, Lebanon and Palestine contributed to Egypt's unrest after "infiltrating" the country. Vice President Omar Suleiman insisted Sunday that President Hosni Mubarak could not step down, and in a significant but limited move held a first meeting with members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and youth opposition groups.

IRAN: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov disapproved of new sanctions on Iran, saying they "will basically be aimed at suffocating the Iranian economy." An Iranian official claimed gasoline production has exceeded national consumption.

SYNCHRONIZED KITTEHS practice their routine.

A POT-BELLIED PIG outshines the canines on an agility team. That'll do, pig.

A 3 FOOT LONG BOA CONSTRICTOR that slithered away from its owner on a Boston subway car a month ago has been found in an adjoining car.

A SQUIRREL is obsessed with a dog statue outside Moscow.

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