Danko Jones and Lemmy from Motorhead
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister is one of the most legendarily hard-living, hard-drinkers in rock ‘n’ roll history.
Danko Jones is not a hard-living, hard-drinking rock ‘n’ roller.
Except when he’s hanging out with Lemmy.
Danko told me what it’s like to have a few jack-and-cokes with the Motorhead singer in a story for Noisey.
To read the full story go here.
John Denver photo from JohnDenver.com
Late singer and environmentalist John Denver is still doing his part to protect his beloved Rocky Mountains.
The John Denver Aspenglow Fund recently gave the Rock The Earth organization almost $100,000 towards the Colorado Central Mountains Campaign designed to protect the Rockies.
I wrote about this for Samaritan Mag.
To read the story go here.
Kung Fury’s villain the Kung Fuhrer.
The evil Kung Fuhrer needs to be stopped and only a cop named Kung Fury can do it.
That’s the plot behind the (obviously named) newly-released short film Kung Fury.
Sarah wrote about the Hitler-as-martial-arts-villain movie for Fightland.
To learn more go here.
The Rastafarian Targaryen
That Game Of Thrones: The Musical idea that Coldplay unveiled last week was pretty brilliant what with its “Rastafarian Targaryen” and Tyrion Lannister’s humblebrag he’s still alive.
There was a reason for the musical above and beyond it being an awesome idea, though.
Coldplay’s GOT videos were part of the first ever Red Nose Day USA television special.
I wrote about what Red Nose Day is for Samaritan Mag.
To read about it go here.
Happy-go-lucky hoser troubadour Joel Plaskett’s been getting more serious in his old age.
In fact, his latest album The Park Avenue Sobriety Test tickles the edges of protest singer territory.
I spoke to Joel about this evolution and more for The Bluegrass Situation.
To read the story go here.
Elliott Smith in Heaven Adores You
There’s a new documentary film about the late Elliott Smith called Heaven Adores You.
In it director Nickolas Rossi takes a decidedly fannish look at the singer’s troubled life.
Sarah reviewed the film for Consequence Of Sound.
To read the review and see what grade she gave the film, go here.
A scene from The Freebirds’ “Badstreet USA” video
When Danko Jones and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham recently got together to discuss pro wrestling for an episode of Exclaim TV’s Chatroom the pair completely no-sold a question I sent in asking what their favourite AWA wrestler themes were. So I answered my own question… myself.
Here they are:
Sgt. Slaughter & Camouflage “The Cobra Clutch”
The Sarge was always particularly pathetic at copying Hulk Hogan’s ideas, so when the Hulkster used his (legit) music background to make an album Slaughter did, too. This is not good, but it is kinda amusing.
The Midnight Rockers using Judas Priest’s “Living After Midnight”
I totally hated those cocky dandies Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. At least they introduced me to Judas Priest, though.
The Road Warriors using Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”
“Iron Man” is a pretty awesome song when you hear it for the first time as an 11-year-old. And it’s even more awesome when it’s used to soundtrack two giant crazypeople doing previously unimaginably crazy things in the wrestling ring.
The Freebirds’ “Badstreet USA”
It’s only now as an adult I realize how great The Fabulous Freebirds were at playing the heel. The layers of dumb in this video are magic.