Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

Jan 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Martin Scorsese is being given the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual award ceremony next month. BAFTA head honcho Tim Corrie says, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime — a true inspiration to all young directors the world over. We are delighted to honor his contribution to cinema history and look forward to paying tribute to him in London on 12 February."—-

According to Patrick Carney, one half of the Blues-Rock outfit the Black Keys, Nickelback is what’s wrong with Rock & Roll. I vehemently agree. "Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world, Carney said in an interview with Rolling Stone.

Peep a few Black Star tracks live on Jimmy Fallon here.

Stream The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono’s joint EP here.

Lana Del Rey has signed a modeling contract.

Please be surprised by this news. We dare you.

Vinyl sales are up once again, and at their highest in six years. Thanks to all the bummy hipsters who bought the new Bon Iver on their iPhone 4s and vinyl!

Peter Frampton’s guitar has been returned to him after 30 years, after it was presumed to have been destroyed in a plane crash. Story here.

Patti Smith says she wrote a song about the late Amy Winehouse and it will appear on her next album. The little song for Amy just blossomed in the studio. We were at [New York studio] Electric Lady doing a whole other song and I wrote Amy a little poem when she died and my bass player, Tony Shanahan, wrote a piece of music and the two matched perfectly.

Pepsi is facing a lawsuit after a man claims to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew can. Pepsi’s defense is that "the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it." 

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne apologized for his tweet that the “bitch” breastfeeding her child was “nasty.”

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are engaged.

Mattew Fox will play General Bonner Fellers in Emperor, a film set in post-WW2 Japan.

Happy Birthday to Charlyne Yi, Dave Foley, Matt Frewer, Julia Ormond, August Diehl, Harmony Korine, Vanity, Michael Stipe and Karp from The Mighty Ducks, who apparently looks like this now.