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Posts Tagged ‘Foo Fighters’

Grammy Noms Announced. No One Surprised.

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After ridiculous speculation (no duh Amy Winehouse would get nominated), the list of Grammy contenders was released this morning. Leading the pack: Kanye West and, of course, Ms. Winehouse.

According to the AP:

Best album nominees included the Foo Fighters, West and Herbie Hancock.

Other best new artist nominees were Feist, Paramour, Taylor Swift and Ledesi.

We hope Paramour wins. So we never have to hear from them again.

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Spaceland Launches Record Label

spacelandimage.jpgOne of the best places to hear up-and-coming artists in LA is Spaceland. So why not leverage that hipster cred into global domination?

Featuring some live releases from Spaceland’s own hallowed grounds, Spaceland Recordings is gearing up to do so. Though the company launched in September, it’s been on a media blitz this month, scoring mentions in the LAT and other publications and sending press releases to various Web sites (like, for instance, this one). Since we’re always happy to help launch the next Beck, we’ll play along.

According to the release, current live recordings include offerings from: Irving, The Drones, Darker My Love & Patrick Park. Go on. Search them on MySpace. Make them your friends and sound cool to your younger co-workers.

Carson Daly | Andrea Mitchell | Foo Fighters | Observer | MTV To Cut 500

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  • Carson Daly: Wants Conan’s 12:30 slot at NBC. [B&C]
  • Is Andrea Mitchell: “Scooter” Libby’s best hope? [AP]
  • Observer: Goes tabloid Wednesday. [NYP]
  • Viacom: To cut 500 at MTV. [NYP]
  • Cartoon Network CEO: Resigns following Boston ad terror scare. [Mediaweek]
  • MySpace: To weed out copyrighted video. [LAT]
  • Foo Fighters: React to Prince‘s cover at Super Bowl. [FMQB]
  • More Questions: For CNBC’s money honey. [NYT]
  • Time4 Media Titles: Relocating to Florida? [NYP]

Super Bowl Media Recap: The Ads, Prince Sucked

Too busy watching Puppy Bowl III like us? Here’s a quick recap of last night’s ho-hum Super Bowl — and the advertising and media circus surrounding it:

  • Brilliant ad commentary via SuperAdFreak:

    SETH GODIN: I quit. After watching GM run a 2 million dollar commercial that consists of a robot getting fired, walking the streets and then committing suicide [above], I’m so confused, so clueless and yes, so ashamed to be even peripherally involved in this line of work, I have no choice but to quit. If your company was breaking records (in losing money) and was so adversely affecting the lives of thousands, why on earth would you run this ad? I give up.

  • NYT: “More than a dozen spots celebrated violence in an exaggerated, cartoonlike vein that was intended to be humorous, but often came across as cruel or callous.”
  • The partiesPlayboy, Maxim et al — were infinitely better than the game itself.
  • No wardrobe malfunctions, Purple Rain in the rain, we get it. But, uh, why did Prince decide to play a Foo Fighters cover?

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  • Prince guitar solos phallic? Uh, are you kidding? Of course — he’s f*cking Prince.
  • Again, sorry, but the Puppy Bowl was more exciting than any of it.