The Grammys aren't all srs bzns, you know--there is a place for LOLZ. And one of the nominees for Best Comedy Album this year is Turtleneck & Chain by the side-splitting trio known as The Lonely Island.
-Elijah Wood and Ryan Reynolds both appear in the music video for T&C track "On the Ground". They are "two Hollywood phonies" in the video.
-In 2005 Elijah Wood started his own record label Simian, which to date has onlt signed two bands--Apples in Stereo and Heloise and the Savoir Faire
-The definition for the word "simian" is of, relating to, or resembling monkeys or apes
-Actor Jackson Rathbone, known for his role in Twilight, fronts a band called 100 Monkeys
-in 2009, Andy Samberg of The Lonely Island made his own New Moon trailer.
And heyyyy, we're full circle.
Grammys are on SUNDAY! Are you gonna watch?
I ate a burrito the size of my head today. THAT may not be relevant to your interests, but perhaps these music news stories are:
Who's rumored to be a Warped Tour headliner now?
Spin's Grammy Predictions
Maybe donating to bands isn't such a shitty idea.
Is indie rock really "indie" if it costs $100k to make an album?
Your boy Skrillex is all up in the 2012 Grammy nominations. Today we begin our fact-filled journey with his EP and song Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, which are nominated for Best Dance Recording AND Best Dance Album.
-Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites is a reference to David Bowie's 1980 album, Scary Monsters and (Super Creeps).
-After Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992, singer Thom Yorke claims he received fan mail from "murderers" saying how much they could relate to this song.
-Ke$ha got some backlash for mentioning infamous mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer in her song "Cannibal".
-Ke$ha wrote Britney's hit single "Till The World Ends"
-When Britney released "Hold It Against Me" MTV wondered if she would effect the underground dubstep community. Skrillex commented saying, "I thought the dubstep part was unnecessary," he continued. "Not to say it was done wrong. I feel like it was very self-aware and consciously put in there to be 'the dubstep part.' I can see a lot of people getting pissed about it — the purist dubstep and drum and bass fans — but at the end of the day, it's cool that people are trying new things. Sooner or later, anything that happens in the underground — be it watered down or not — it always makes itself into the mainstream. It's cool to hear."
And that's the circle, folks.
Do you think Skrillex is going to take home a Grammy?
Other trail offs:
Oh Monday, you're so... Mondayish. Perhaps these slices of music news can perk us all up a bit?
New Foxy Shazam video for "I Like It"
New Anarbor track "Whiskey In Hell"
OK Go as stunt drivers
M.I.A. flipped the bird during Superbowl Halftime.
Lady Gaga is starting a social network for her Little Monsters
We know "Pumped Up Kicks" has already won a place in your heart (a place that you muffle out sometimes, because damn, it's being played everywhere!)--but will Foster The People take home a Grammy for Best Pop Group Performance? Ah, perhaps--but let's do a little fact-surfing to bide our time.
One of the first of many placements of "Pumped Up Kicks" was in a 2010 episode of Entourage
Actress/singer/wholesome being Mandy Moore was a recurring guest star on Entourage in 2005.
Mandy Moore and Gavin DeGraw both have a song titled "Candy"
Actor/hipster Zach Braff directed Gavin DeGraw's "Chariot" music video
Zach Braff is totally into Foster The People and saw them at the Wiltern in Los Angeles one time. Tweet proof:
It's the circle of LIIIIIIFE! And it--er, nevermind. Lion King-inspired tangent. Carry on with your business.
Related circle stuff:
Waste time starting with the Foo Fighters' Wasting Light
From Nicki Minaj to American Horror Story to Yellowcard and back again
Bruno Mars' artillery
Round and 'round with Katy Perry and Keroauc
TGIF, ladybugs. I humbly offer you these bits of music news before you get your weekending on.
Bon Iver says "eff you" to The Grammys. Kind of.
Sean O Donnell leaves Yellowcard
Alex Gaskarth is on vocal rest
Skrillex is on the cover of Billboard
Behind the scenes of Cobra Starship's "Middle Finger" video
+ awesome contest alert:
Colorful MC Nicki Minaj has stake in the 2012 Grammy's Best Rap Album category--do you think Pink Friday is good enough to trump Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Lupe Fiasco? Regardless, let's fall down the rabbit hole of facts, beginning with Nicki's Pink pièce de résistance.
In 2005 pop-punk band Yellowcard performed "Don't You (Forget About Me)" in honor of The Breakfast Club receiving the Silver Bucket of Excellence at the MTV Movie Awards.
"How I Go," a track off of Yellowcard's Lights and Sounds, is based on the Tim Burton-directed film Big Fish.
Big Fish starred iconic actress Jessica Lange, who recently snagged a Golden Globe for her role on the FX show American Horror Story
American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk credit the Roman Polanski-directed horror flick Rosemary's Baby as one of their inspirations.
One of Nicki Minaj's many alter egos is Roman Zolanski, a play on the famous filmmakers name.
Gathering these bits of music news did not make the headache in my nose (nose ache?) go away, but maybe it will brighten YOUR day a tad.
Cassadee Pope sings with Yellowcard
My Chemical Romance building studio in LA
Shocker: Courtney Love is not fit to own pets
Dave Grohl is developing a comedy series for FX
Gaga lays the smack down on Twitter
Hayyyy lovers (and fighters), here's some music news for you to absorb like the information-loving sponges that you are.
Lineup for UK's Download Festival Announced
Why did BET ban Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" video?
There may be a new investigation about Amy Winehouse's death
States is streaming "Follow It Home"
The All American Rejects stream their new single