3 items from 2014
"Funny" is not the first adjective most people would use to describe Beck, especially around the release of his achingly earnest new album Morning Phase. But the singer-songwriter cracked a joke on a promo for his appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live.
50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time
In the clip, Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, this week's host, notes his ubiquitous catchphrase "Bazinga!" before asking SNL cast member Cecily Strong and Beck their own phrases. After Strong exclaims, "This is gettin' ca-ray-zy," Beck stoically replies, »
In February 1994, we were just over a year into the first Clinton administration, Nancy Kerrigan’s knee was still healing, and a strangely compelling hipster urged us to get crazy with the Cheez Whiz. Twenty years ago this week, Beck sat atop Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart with his breakout single, “Loser.” As we prepare for the release of Morning Phase, let’s flip through the February 19, 1994 issue — which featured telling headlines such as “House Panel to Examine Gangsta Rap Lyrics” and “Blockbuster Tops $2 Billion: Revenues Rise 70% During 1993” — and check out what other alternative gems were lurking in the top 30 that week.30. The Other Two, “Selfish” In the early ’90s, the two most-famous founding members of New Order turned their attention to side projects: Singer-guitarist Bernard Sumner teamed with Johnny Marr to form Electronic and bassist Peter Hook was dabbling in Revenge. This left the other two »
- Dave Holmes
After recently cancelling their European tour for the second time it is obvious that Lemmy Kilmister, one of the immortal gods of rock n’ roll, is finally paying the price for a life of hard living and the herculean consumption of his beloved Jack Daniels. Are the last 40 years finally catching up with him?
Lemmy is a bonafide living legend, revered by his peers and loved by his legions of fans. In the annals of rock history very few can compete with his undying commitment to loud music and defiantly raising the middle finger to social airs and graces; Lemmy does want he wants and he wants to rock ‘n’ roll, at any cost.
Motörhead were formed in 1975 when Lemmy was fired from space-rockers Hawkwind for apparently ‘taking the wrong drugs’ (seriously), and his response was to form Motörhead, a band who pursued a raucous, speed-obsessed rock ‘n’ roll path. »
- Christopher Jennings
3 items from 2014
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners