Video: Garbage & Screaming Females – “Because The Night”

Shirley Manson and Garbage joined forces with insane guitarist Marissa Paternoster and Screaming Females for the cover of “Because The Night” they’ve been peddling across the country since the beginning of their tour in a new semi impromptu video directed by Sophie Muller.

Two drums, two guitars, two powerful voices, one studio session. Butch Vig’s wisdom.
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Iconic Punk Rocker Richard Hell Gives Patti Smith the ‘Sexual Napalm’ Treatment

vintage patti smithRichard Hell, member of Television and Voidoids, recently wrote a book chronicling his life as a vital punk innovator. In one excerpt, Hell (born Richard Lester Meyers in October, 1949) describes his love for “Because The Night” singer Patti Smith…

“She was a natural-born sex waif and a pretty-assed comedian. She’d step out with her hand on her tight-cocked hip, all casual, if in-your-face, and jack out mind and body gush, giggling at herself like a five-year-old, under her deep-set eyes and her coal-black shag, begging to be f*cked, skinny as a rod, massive t*ts…”

Story time. I just went to a Patti Smith concert at the end of last month and it was amazing. Transformative even. I’d be inspired to start a rock band if I had a lick of musical ability and didn’t already have a job as the operator of a snarky gossip website. Continue reading “Iconic Punk Rocker Richard Hell Gives Patti Smith the ‘Sexual Napalm’ Treatment”

The X Factor U.S. Gives Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ The Dubstep Treatment

The X Factor‘s CeCe Frey performed an interesting rendition of “Because The Night” by The Patti Smith Group last night…

There’s no other description besides: DUBSTEP. Yep, Dubstep Patti. Demi Lovato decided to transform her team for the live shows turning brown-haired, leopard spot appliqué-loving CeCe into a blonde “if Ke$ha was hot” bombshell.

“If CeCe doesn’t become likeable she’s not going to have a future as a pop star,” Sherlock Lovato told the cameras in a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at brainlessness.  Continue reading “The X Factor U.S. Gives Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ The Dubstep Treatment”

U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ Covers Album

This November 19th will mark the date of the the 20th anniversary of U2‘s seventh album, Achtung Baby, originally released in 1991.

A lavish 6 CD box set including a documentary by Davis Guggenheim, unreleased songs such as b-sides and remixes and even some cover songs, will likely release on October 31, 2011.

Four versions of the set will launch – the Uber Deluxe Edition, Super Deluxe Edition, Vinyl Box Set, and regular Deluxe Edition.

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