The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ
Boys not happy by "Girls" parody
You may have seen the new commercial featuring a parady of Beastie Boys' “Girls” that’s been circulating the webs. Well, the remaining members of Beastie Boys don’t approve. If you haven’t seen the spot, it’s a commercial for the toy company Goldieblox and features a parody of “Girls” sang by a bunch of young girls while scenes show a Rube Goldberg type of contraption being set off. Regardless of it being viewed over 8 million times, the Beastie Boys have put out a statement saying that while they support breaking down gender stereotypes and empowering girls an all, Goldieblox is still trying to sell a product. The remaining members of the group say they decided long ago not to let their tunes be used in commercial advertising. When MCA passed away, he was quite explicit in his will of that fact. But, it’s just a parody and not the real song. Goldieblox filed a lawsuit asking the courts to declare the video isn’t infringement of copyright.
Planned solo disc
He’s not letting health problems hold him back … Motorhead’s Lemmy has announced he’s putting out a solo album. In a recent interview the singer said he ain’t done with music yet and has a few projects up his sleeve, including a solo album, which he says is almost done. Some of the artists he’s worked with on the solo album include Dave Grohl, Reverend Horton Head, The Damned and Joan Jet. There’s no word on when a Lemmy Killmeister’s solo disc will come out, but we’ll keep you posted.
Inspired by Morello
Bruce Springsteen says the inspiration for his upcoming album was Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. During the E Street Band’s recent tour in Australia, Morello actually filled in for Steve Van Zandt and suggested they add a few songs to the set list. Springsteen liked the ideas so much he wanted to make a studio version. That then led to other recordings, including studio versions of “American Skin,” and “Ghost of Tom Joad,” a song that Rage Against the Machine covered quite well. Springsteen says the tunes have always needed some studio love and fans will get their fill with the album High Hopes January 14th.
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