Friday, 28 October 2011
REM bassist Mike Mills has revealed that he doesn't expect former frontman Michael Stipe to release any solo material in the near future. The band announced their official split last month after 31 years together. The guitarist said that he believes that Stipe is more likely to work with art and photography instead of making music in the next chapter of his career. He told Mojo:
"I don't think that [music] is where his passion lies. I think he wants to be in the visual arts. I imagine Michael will do a lot of sculpture and photography. I think those are his big interests now."
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he has finally made up with Damon Albarn over their spat with Oasis during the height of Britpop in the mid-'90s. The pair haven't spoken in over 15 years following the war of words between the two bands which kicked off in 1995 when they went head-to-head in the UK's singles chart with Blur beating the Manchester band to Number One with their hit 'Country House'.
Noel said: "Funnily enough, when I was out last night, I bumped into him. I literally haven't seen the guy for 15 fucking years and I bump into him in some club. We both went, 'Hey! Fucking hell!' and then he said, 'Come on, let’s go for a beer.' So, we're sitting there, having a beer, just going, 'What the fuck was all that about 15 years ago? That was mental.' Then he said, 'It was a great time, though,' and I was like, 'Yeah, it was a fucking good laugh'."
Noel has previously said of Damon: "He's different from me. I'm not an artist – for me, it just comes out. He does Chinese operas and that kind of thing, he's got more strings to his bow than I'll ever have."
From New York, to London, to Sydney, to Cologne, to Bucharest, there has been a wave of protests against politicians, banks and financial institutions. Anybody watching coverage of the demonstrations may have been struck by a repeated motif - a strangely stylised mask of Guy Fawkes with a moustache and pointy beard. "The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny - and I'm happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way," says its author David Lloyd "and my feeling is the Anonymous group needed an all-purpose image to hide their identity and also symbolise that they stand for individualism - V for Vendetta is a story about one person against the system."
"Moji prijatelji nisu bili od ovog sveta. I meni se sviđao taj svet koji smo izmišljali...Po stepenu samoće i upravo Patosa.Vidiš čoveka i obraduješ se, kažem „to je taj čovek koga smo videli u SKC-u“, za Vlajka, on stoji na 24ci, i on se smeje. Kaže „gde ti živiš?“, ja kažem „ovde, na trećem spratu“. „Imaš pijanino u sobi“, ja kažem „imam!“. „Je l’ možemo da dođemo ja i moji prijatelji da sviramo kod tebe?“. To je najveća radost u mom životu."