Sunday, January 8, 2017

OH THIS FEUD, YEAH, THIS FEUD'S STILL ALIVE: Most of the time, which members of a band get into the Rock Hall of Fame is pretty uncontroversial (notwithstanding Axl Rose's mild fit about who got in for Guns N' Roses), but Pearl Jam will be inducted with drummers Dave Krusen (who drummed on Ten) and current drummer Matt Cameron, not either Dave Abbruzzese (who drummed for the Ten tour, Vs., and all but 2 songs on Vitalogy) or Jack Irons (who drummed from 1994-1998). 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

DON'T STOP INDUCTIN': Your Rock Hall of Fame Inductees are Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, ELO, Yes, and Journey.  Chic does not get in, but Nile Rodgers receives the "Award for Musical Excellence," honoring "those musicians, producers and others who have spent their careers out of the spotlight working with major artists on various parts of their recording and live careers," previously won by the E Street Band and Ringo Starr.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

START YOUR AWARDS RACE:  As always, the Golden Globe nominations are a mixture of one part obvious (lots of love for La La Land and Manchester By The Sea) and one part bizarre.  A few surprises to note:
  • The Globes have apparently forgiven Mel Gibson, who gets best picture and best director nods for Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Inexplicable nominations--Lily Collins (Best Actress, Comedy/Musical for Rules Don't Apply), Jonah Hill (Best Actor, Comedy/Musical for War Dogs), Simon Helberg (Best Supporting Actor for Florence Foster Jenkins), something called My Life As A Zucchini for Best Animated Feature.
  • Winona Ryder for Best Actress in a TV Drama (Stranger Things)?  Not inexplicable, but not really a lead performance, even if she's billed first.
  • It looks like Disney is making "How Far I'll Go" the song pushed from Moana.
  • The obligatory "new shows the Globes fell for" this year are The Crown and This Is Us (which gets acting nods for Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore in the insanely competitive consolidated supporting actress/TV category).

Thursday, December 8, 2016