Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz to Bob Dylan: “Suck a Dick” | Exclaim!

He shared on Facebook: “I love Bob Dylan’s new book The Philosophy of Modern Song. But I have one little bone to pick with the author when he writes ‘Elvis Costello and the Attractions were a better band than any of their contemporaries. Light years better.’ With all due respect to the Attractions and to drummer Pete Thomas in particular, I’d like to say to Bob something he once said to a buddy of mine. ‘Suck a dick.’” Source: Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz to Bob Dylan: “Suck a Dick” | Exclaim!

The Cult’s Ian Astbury says no recent rock album comes close to the “essential” new album from… The Cult: “It’s a gift” | Louder

It’s a cult. The Cult. The 2022 album. Must have a listen. “If you’re a fan of rock music, our new record’s essential,” the singer stated boldly, modesty be damned. “I don’t think there’s any recent releases of rock music that comes close to Under The Midnight Sun. And to say that, it may sound like an arrogant statement, but I’m tired of this bullshit. Stop it. Stop phoning it in. Stop exploiting your fans. Stop patronising your fans. And stop calling them fans. They’re your benefactors. Our audience are our benefactors.” Source: The Cult’s Ian Astbury says no recent rock album comes close to the “essential” new album from… The Cult: “It’s a gift” | Louder

Artists Finding Their Tone at Home – Music Connection Magazine

What sets your studio apart?My instrument collection. I have a ton of interesting vintage and new instruments. An 1880’s pump organ, for example.What are some of the biggest challenges about running your home studio?Keeping my instruments, mics and computer running properly. Especially the computer.What have been your favorite tech developments over the past few years?I love the iZotope RX plugins for cleaning up audio. The PSP plugins are also fantastic. Their VintageWarmer is great. I use that for snare or lead guitar. I also like their SpringBox. Source: Artists Finding Their Tone at Home – Music Connection Magazine

The day John Lennon became a disc jockey on New York’s biggest radio station | Louder

A fun-loving guy for sure In his storied four-decade career in radio, that rainy September afternoon remains a highlight. “I’m so happy that it literally has stood the test of time,” Elsas said. “It was totally unscripted and off the cuff. John was just a musician up to chat about his new album, very happy, and talking to a fan who just happened to be a disc jockey with a radio show. It captured a moment in time. I’m still so pleased that I got to do it.” Source: The day John Lennon became a disc jockey on New York’s biggest radio station | Louder

How The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II’s Chris Holmes pool scene killed off 80s metal excess clichés

I remember when this came out. What a great set of movies. But of course, there’s no accounting for taste. Especially when it tastes like pool water. Oi! “Yes, Ma’am,” Holmes replies, clearly intoxicated.“Do you drink very much?”“Pardon?”“Do you drink very much?”“Uh, yes,” he replies, “I’m a full-blown alcoholic.” Source: How The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II’s Chris Holmes pool scene killed off 80s metal excess clichés | Louder

A Guide to Identifying Common Acoustic Guitar Shapes and Sizes

Though not as popular these days as smaller guitars, there are still plenty of jumbo and small jumbo models being made. Gibson offers versions in all of its different acoustic lines, as do Gretsch, Guild, Yamaha, and other companies. Some builders, like Lowden, have taken the jumbo in new directions. Lowden’s O (Original) style is especially noted for its dynamic ability—or headroom—to project delicate passages as clearly as aggressive strumming and big bass and overtones. Taylor’s biggest model, the 16-1/4-wide Grand Symphony, is another notable variation on the jumbo platform. Source: A Guide to Identifying Common Acoustic Guitar Shapes and Sizes | Acoustic Guitar

Musicians in Nashville Use Technology to Survive Pandemic (VIDEO)

Johnson agrees, adding she’s seen social media play a huge role too.”As times change, I think things like TikTok and YouTube and even Spotify — getting on playlists, things like that are becoming more important than ever, and it can really be someone’s shot.”A trend that many in the country music industry say they hope is here to stay. Source: Musicians in Nashville Use Technology to Survive Pandemic (VIDEO)

When Joni Mitchell labelled Bob Dylan fake and a plagiarist

“Musically, Dylan’s not very gifted; he’s borrowed his voice from old hillbillies. He’s got a lot of borrowed things. He’s not a great guitar player. He’s invented a character to deliver his songs … it’s a mask of sorts.” Why would Mitchell be so gruff with an icon? Likely because he didn’t show her the respect she deserved. The two have shared the stage on countless occasions Source: When Joni Mitchell labelled Bob Dylan fake and a plagiarist