Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quick Hits Today

The Pretenders are currently promoting their first album in six years, Break Up The Concrete, which was released October 7th. Although only two concerts are currently booked for December, lead singer Chrissie Hynde recently said she hopes to tour as much as possible...
MTV is expected to announce today that they have partnered with the rights holder of the Beatles' music to integrate the group's songs into the popular Rock Band video game. A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. where Apple Corps and MTV will announce "an exclusive agreement to develop a global music product." According to Gamasutra, earlier media reports indicated that Apple Corps and EMI, who represent the Beatles' business interests, were in discussions with both Activision, responsible for the competing Guitar Hero series of games, and MTV...
A framed poster of the cover artwork for Nirvana's iconic 1991 album Nevermind, signed by all three members of the group, is one of the many items going up for auction at Christie's in New York on November 24th. According to the Associated Press, the auction of mostly punk rock memorabilia will also include relics like a handwritten flier for one of the Clash's first shows, publicity photos signed by the Sex Pistols, a rare 1976 Ramones concert poster and a press kit featuring one of the earliest mentions of singer David Jones' then-new name, David Bowie.

The Nirvana poster is signed by late frontman Kurt Cobain, as well as drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic.

More than 120 items are going on the block, including mementos from artists like Patti Smith, the Velvet Underground, Blondie and the Cure. The various items are all expected to fetch between $300 and $6,000 each.

Perhaps the most collectible item on the list is a portable organ that John Lennon played during the Beatles' legendary 1965 concert at Shea Stadium. Although the organ was broken at the show, it was obtained and repaired by an Atlanta music shop owner. The now working keyboard could go for $150,000 to $200,000.

And now an awesome video of a cat stealing peanuts...
peanut stealing cat

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