Watch Turnstile join Nardwuar for interview at Vancouver record store

Turnstile are the latest guests on veteran Canadian interviewer Nardwuar’s YouTube channel, meeting the eccentric media personality while on tour in North America.

The video, uploaded today (May 24), was shot primarily at Neptoon Records – a record store in Nardwuar’s hometown of Vancouver, British Colombia. The interview begins by Nardwuar and Turnstile frontman Brendan Yates exchanging framed photos of their initial encounter, which took place at South By South West in 2016.

From there, Nardwuar gives various gifts to each member of the band – as is tradition during his interviews. Bassist Franz Lyons is given a bobblehead of Bad Brains frontman HR, while Yates is given a vinyl copy of the soundtrack to the 1986 film Good to Go. The interview is interspersed with footage from the band’s recent show at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre.

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Watch the interview below:

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Turnstile are currently on a North American tour in support of their third studio album, 2021’s ‘Glow On’. The tour has also brought them to late-night television, with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live back in March and an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon set for later this evening. The band are also set to play a string of shows later this year in support of My Chemical Romance.

Away from Turnstile, Yates has also recently contributed to a new single, ‘Understand‘, by London-based producer Mall Grab – who has previously remixed three Turnstile songs.

Nardwuar, meanwhile, recently returned after several months with an extensive 45-minute interview with Tyler, The Creator. It marked the fifth time that Nardwuar has interviewed the rapper over the course of his career – with the last taking place in 2019.

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Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren is credited as a songwriter on Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’

Sex Pistols’ late manager Malcolm McLaren has been credited as a songwriter on Lizzo‘s latest single ‘About Damn Time’.

The singer/rapper released the song last month as the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album ‘Special’.

McLaren, who passed away in April 2010, is posthumously credited as a songwriter on ‘About Damn Time’ as the song samples The World’s Famous Supreme Team’s ‘Hey! DJ’, which McLaren co-wrote.

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As TikTok user Patrick Hicks recently pointed out (via The Line Of Best Fit), ‘Hey! DJ’, which was released in February 1984, features a line from the group and McLaren’s 1982 track ‘Buffalo Gals’, which McLaren also co-wrote.

You can watch Hicks further explain the origin of McLaren’s unlikely songwriting credit on Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’, and listen to the new song, below.

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Lizzo will embark on ‘The Special Tour’ in North America in September in support of her new album. You can see the tour dates below and find any remaining tickets here.

September
23 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

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October
2 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
6 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
7 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
14 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
20 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
25 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
28 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
31 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

November
2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
4 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
7 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
9 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
2 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
18 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

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Perry Farrell’s Porno For Pyros reunite at Welcome To Rockville

Perry Farrell‘s Porno For Pyros reunited on stage at Welcome To Rockville festival last night (May 22) – see what went down at their first full show in 26 years below.

The band, who have been periodically active since the 1990s, were filling in for Jane’s Addiction, who pulled out of their set at the last minute due to Dave Navarro’s ongoing battle with COVID, as Farrell explained in a statement.

Discussing Navarro’s “long bout with COVID,” Farrell revealed that the Porno For Pyros line-up for their first full show in over 25 years – they reunited in 2020 for a Lollapalooza livestream – would feature himself, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefeno and Mike Watt.

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“Rockville, although we are blue that Jane’s cannot be with you at this time due to Dave’s long bout with COVID, I am still coming to Daytona,” Farrell said in the statement.

“We’ll play some Jane’s songs for you as well, but for now let’s recall: My boat’s capsized it’s gonna sink to the bottom. I can see the lights on the shore…”

See footage from the set below.

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A large portion of Welcome To Rockville this weekend ended up being cancelled due to bad weather conditions, with sets from Guns N’ Roses, Korn and more unable to go ahead.

“Tonight’s cancelation at Welcome To Rockville was a massive disappointment,” Slash tweeted. “We were really looking forward to the show. But the weather had other ideas. We sympathise with all you guys who got rained out along with us, it fucking sucks. Another time, sooner than later!”

Later this year, Perry Farrell’s Jane’s Addiction will tour the arenas of the United States with another Welcome To Rockville headliner, The Smashing Pumpkins.

General sale tickets to the ‘Spirits On Fire’ tour are on sale now and available to buy here.

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David Bowie muses on life’s meaning in ‘Moonage Daydream’ documentary teaser trailer

The first teaser trailer for Moonage Daydream, a new documentary featuring the late David Bowie‘s personal archives and unseen performance footage, has been released.

Helmed by Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane), the docufilm promises to take viewers on an “immersive” journey through via “sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances” that are anchored by Bowie’s music and words.

In the teaser, Bowie speaks off-camera about the importance of life. “It’s what you do in life that’s important, not how much time you have,” he says as a montage of performance clips spanning his 50-year career and other behind-the-scenes imagery plays out.

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Moonage Daydream is the first film to be supported by the David Bowie Estate, which granted Morgen unprecedented access to its collection. Press material says that the Estate presented Morgen with more than five million assets in 2017.

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Included in the collection were “rare and never-before-seen drawings, recordings, films, and journals. Morgen spent four years assembling the film and another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and colour palette”.

For the film, the sound team, which features Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti as well as Academy Award-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody), remixed and translated Bowie’s original stems for a theatrical environment that will be presented in 12.0, 5.0, Atmos, and 7.1/5.1.

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Poster for ‘Moonage Daydream’. CREDIT: Press

The premiere of Moonage Daydream happens tonight (May 23) at the Cannes Film Festival. It will be released worldwide in September, with firm dates set to be confirmed.

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Bowie’s ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’, meanwhile, is getting a special 50th anniversary re-release.

The album turns 50 in June, and a special edition of the record from 1972 will be released via Parlophone Records on June 17.

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Liam Gallagher says Oasis “piss all over the Beatles” during Twitter scrap with Jamie Carragher

Liam Gallagher got into a Twitter scrap with former Liverpool defender and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher yesterday, at one point tweeting that Oasis “piss all over the Beatles“.

The musician and avowed Manchester City fan provided some characteristically colourful commentary on Twitter during the team’s Premier League face-off against Aston Villa on May 22.

Man City defeated Aston Villa three to two to clinch their sixth championship at Etihad Stadium, and fourth title in five years. Some of Gallagher’s tweets that evening targeted Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard, but the musician also turned his attention to Carragher.

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“What you saying Carra you [bell] end,” Gallagher tweeted at one point. Carragher quickly shot back, saying that Man City would “never win the Champions league” and that “Oasis are shite compared to the Beatles”.

The former Oasis frontman then replied in kind, writing that Carragher had “shit banter for a scouser”. He then joked that Oasis “piss all over the Beatles”, asking how many times the Beatles played Knebworth Park, where Oasis performed two landmark outdoor concerts in 1996 for an audience of 125,000 people each night.

Back in 2016, Gallagher compared Oasis to the Beatles, saying that “what [Oasis] did in three [years] took the Beatles eight” during an interview with Supersonic director Mat Whitecross.

Last year, Gallagher’s brother and former bandmate Noel talked about how Oasis were “embarrassingly” compared to the Fab Four during the band’s early days. “[It’s embarrassing] because we weren’t as good as them,” he said during a preview screening of Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back.

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It’s not the first time Gallagher has caused a stir over Twitter related to football. Last month, he expressed remorse after sending a tweet directed at Atletico Madrid footballer Stevan Savic during a tense Manchester City and Atletico Madrid match.

Towards the end of the match, Savic appeared to headbutt Man City player Raheem Sterling. In a since-deleted tweet, Gallagher wrote: “Stefan Savic this is a threat if I come across you ya goofy looking CUNT your dead MCFC.”

Gallagher apologised shortly after. “I’m really upset and annoyed at myself,” he tweeted. “I feel I’ve let all my fans down by my outlandish behaviour I’m a role model to GROWN UPS hope you can forgive me.”

Gallagher, who won Music Moment of the Year at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 for his free concert for NHS workers at London’s O2, is set to release his new solo album ‘C’mon You Know’ this Friday (May 27). Three singles have been shared from the record: ‘Everything’s Electric’, its title track and ‘Better Days’.

Gallagher debuted new song ‘World’s in Need’ live at an intimate Blackburn gig last month, and played it again on Later… With Jools Holland over the weekend.

Gallagher is also preparing to return to Knebworth Park to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ classic gigs. He’ll play two sold-out nights at Knebworth next month, marking his biggest solo shows to date. “I still can’t get my head round it, really – I never thought I’d be doing that,” he told NME in a cover story in February.

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