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Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road
The Rocket Man just hooked up with the ice cream guys. Elton John has joined the rarified and rather delicious ranks of Stephen Colbert, Jerry Garcia, Monty Python, Dave Matthews and Phish, becoming the latest celebrity inspiration for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor: Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road. The limited-edition treat will be rolled outContinue reading “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road”
McDonald’s Giant Hatching Egg
Created by Leo Burnett, Chicago, the Giant Egg was installed across from Wrigley field in Chicago last week. As you can see in the images, the egg starts ‘hatching’ in the early morning hours. By breakfast time, the billboard is fully hatched, displaying ‘Fresh Eggs Daily’ on the egg’s yolk. The egg stays open betweenContinue reading “McDonald’s Giant Hatching Egg”
Feist on Sesame Street
Feist will appear on the 39th season of Sesame Street singing a modified version of “1,2,3,4”. The lyrics of “1,2,3,4” were altered so that the song is about counting chickens, penguins, and monsters, rather than love, or whatever it was about. The 39th season of Sesame Street premieres August 11th and will feature appearances fromContinue reading “Feist on Sesame Street”
Rock Band 2 Soundtrack Announced Today
Harmonix, today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be madeContinue reading “Rock Band 2 Soundtrack Announced Today”
Now you can get the same kind of damage protection offered by Apple’s MagSafe power connector for your guitar and amp thanks to the Belkin BreakFree ($20; September 2008). Offering noise-free, dynamic sound, the Breakfree causes no audio quality issues, and works with standard quarter-inch TRS plugs. It’s the best way to keep the outputContinue reading “Belkin BreakFree”
Limited Edition Beatles iPod Coming to Bloomingdales?
Though the Beatles‘ music remains unavailable on iTunes, Bloomingdales may play host to the first official meeting of the Fab Four and Steve Jobs’ device. The department store has acquired the rights to Beatles images from Apple Records and will produce a series of T-shirts, jackets and accessories that bear images from posters and albumContinue reading “Limited Edition Beatles iPod Coming to Bloomingdales?”
Sub Pop Turns 20
Despite the fact that Sub Pop has been declared dead twice in its 20 years on Earth, the venerable indie label that has taken its lickings kept on ticking, right up to the present day. Co founder/label president Jonathan Poneman says he started the label as “a blindly ignorant music fan.” And after breaking Nirvana,Continue reading “Sub Pop Turns 20”
Can Rick Rubin Resurrect ZZ Top?
According to Billboard, ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin‘s American Recordings imprint through Columbia. The veteran rock trio is planning to hit the studio with Rubin producing, for an album more in keeping with “La Grange”-era ZZ Top than its pop-friendly ’80s sound, according to manager Carl Stubner. The bandContinue reading “Can Rick Rubin Resurrect ZZ Top?”