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Roundup August, 13 2011

Selectism | Around the Web | Music

01. Danzig Legacy show coming to NYC & CA

“Danzig has scheduled a “Legacy” show in NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom. “Legacy” = Danzig material, Samhain material, and Danzig performing Misfits with fellow original Misfit Doyle von Frankenstein Tickets for “Danzig – The Legacy Tour” at Hammerstein Ballroom on Oct 29th are on sale now. Tickets also just went on sale for for an October 23rd Gwar show. It’s going to be a Happy Halloween (I just wish Pete Steele would come back from the grave and schedule a Type O show that week too).” (brooklynvegan)

02. Sigur Rós’ Inni Is a Film (above)

“Yesterday, we reported on a mysterious teaser video that was posted to Sigur Rós’ website for something called Inni. What is Inni? Well, The Playlist reports that Inni is a film directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir) that’s set to screen as part of Venice Days, an offshoot of the Venice Film Festival, which kicks off on August 31.” (pitchfork)

03. VIDEO PLAYLIST: 40 Classic Lollapalooza Clips, Including Rare Footage of Nick Cave, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and More

“Since self-titled skipped Lollapalooza this year, we thought we’d do something that’s way more entertaining than a wrap-up involving Coldplay, Eminem, and Fall Out Boy’s very own Patrick Stump. And that’s a thorough collection of live clips from the festival’s golden era, including such random MTV-related selections as Billy Corgan interviewing Nick Cave and L7 doing their best John Norris impression…” (self-titled)

04. R.I.P. Jani Lane

“Jani Lane, lead singer of glammed up rock outfit Warrant, was found dead at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, CA. No official cause of death has been released so far, according to TMZ. He was 47. Jani was at the forefront of a flock of very famous, very pretty frontmen, a singer of MTV-staple power ballads like “Heaven” and absurdly excessive sex-innuendo rock like “Cherry Pie.” Both of his band’s first two albums, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and Cherry Pie, went double platinum. Then Nirvana happened. Warrant will not go down as one of America’s most artistic bands, nor one of its best, but Jani helped define and represent a particular, and briefly, very commercially viable strain of lipstick machismo, alongside the likes of Bret Michaels and Sebastian Bach (harder as he may have rocked).” (stereogum)

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