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Michael Bolton, who seems to have a good sense of humor about his crappy music, will star as himself in new sitcom Michael Bolton’s Daughter Is Destroying My Life according to Deadline. Look for the new sitcom on ABC next year.

Black Sabbath (sans Bill Ward) are finally going to do that album with producer Rick Rubin.

Gothamist wonders aloud if Barclays Center might have a racist metal detector policy (via an article in the NY Post).

I swear the BrooklynVegan not-CMJ day party lineups are coming very soon, though we’ve already revealed that we’ve got METZ, Deap Vally and Murals.

The 2012 edition of Austin City Limits, which is switching to two weeks next year, went down over the weekend (sans The Weeknd). Check out our photos from Day Two and Day One. Day Three on the way.

Speaking of the trend of having your festival two weekends in a row now, Ultra Music Festival announced they’re doing it too.

Jon Carmanica at the NY Times talks about dance stars evolving to pop fame.

The same issue of the NY Times profiles Ellie Goulding who is dating pop fame dance star Skrillex (who she was hanging out with at Pianos the other night).

Adele‘s “Someone Like You” has topped another chart: most popular songs at funerals.

The Nick Waterhouse and Allah-Las tour hit Chicago last week. We got pictures.

Speaking of pictures, in NY we recently captured the butt shaking going on at Bowery for Nicky Da B, Flying Lotus and then SBTRKT at Terminal 5, Public Image LTD at both MHOW and Hammerstein, Menomena at Bowery (MHOW on the way), Revelation Records Anniversary Night Two (three and four on the way), and Morrissey not once, not twice, but thrice.

And oh yeah, don’t forget the New York Comic Con shots.

Stream Divine Fitsappearance on NPR’s World Cafe from earlier today.

Xbox’s iTunes-esque new music service debuts tomorrow. Surprise: you’re going to have to update your firmware to use it.

Kitty Pride, who plays CMJ this week, hates fellow redhead Tori Amos. For weird reasons.

More stuff below…

Check out video of PS22 Chorus covering Tame Impala‘s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”:


Trent Reznor talks with David Byrne about his return to major labels in this Pitchfork interview:


Check out this Mike Watt bobblehead.

Ted Leo suggests you name your cat Franklin.

Somebody robbed The Aisler’s Set’s Amy Linton, but only stole the really awesome albums from her record collection, including LPs by the Jam, the Smiths, Felt, Television Personalities, Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine.

On a similar tip, someone keeps stealing 285 Kent‘s bathroom lightbulbs.

Cold Cave posted this instrumental b-side called “Tristan Corbière” to YouTube:


Madonna stripped down to her underwear to bring attention to the plight of Malala Yousafzai (it worked). This video is not as NSFW as the link earlier in this blurb:

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