March 30, 2012
Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop
Nine Inch Nails circa 1989 (Trent Reznor pictured far right)
Embrace the embarrassing
Trent Reznor has embraced a recent embarrassing internet video showing Nine Inch Nails lip synching to the song “Down In It.” The video surfaced on YouTube after a fan purchased a VHS Tape for $100. On the tape, the late 80s performance on the TV Show “Dance Party USA.” Reznor says on Twitter he was asked “what TV shows they'd be interested in appearing on. As a joke (and likely drunk), they thought of the most absurd choice they could come up with at the time.” The band chose “Dance Party USA” as a goof and their bluff was called. Reznor continues on Twitter “Life was good. Years later, the internet is discovered . . . there's a moral in there somewhere. Come to think of it, Skrillex may indeed owe me some publishing on that hairdo.” Watch the video and read more at Bishop's Blog.
Another video that’s gonna make the rounds, but it hasn’t been released yet, is the surgery of Shawn Crahan. The Slipknot percussionist and video producer decided to film a recent knee surgery to correct an injury. Not only will he be uploading video of the knife in his knee, he’ll also release video of his wife and friends asking him strange questions as he wakes up from anesthesia.
On the crime beat this morning, some jerk broke into a bunch of storage units in Los Angeles and in one of them they found Alice Cooper’s treasure chest of classic Cooper archives. Stolen were several original vinyl records, a sculpture and the jacket Cooper wore in the film Wayne’s World. Cooper is asking anyone with info to use his website to pass along details.
Catch the Music Minute every weekday with the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show on 92-7 WQLZ, the Rock Station