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B16 by night said in Gennaio 23rd, 2010 at 01:25

notizie in ordine di importanza…. buonanotte (o buongiorno) a tutti…


Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos has laid into the band’s US record labels Epic and its owner Sony for allowing one of their tracks to be used on a McDonalds website.

Kapranos, who in 2006 published a book about the kind of food he encountered on tour, used his account to vent his anger at the song being used on The site has since been taken down.

“This is an example of how a band falls out with their US label. Did they think we’d approve this shit?” Kapranos Tweeted.

He continued: “Dirty bastards. Stupid arrogant motherfucking pig-brained arseholes. I’d rather eat a cowpat on a bun than a bloody McDonalds.”

Responding to a fan who commented on the issue, Kapranos defended Franz Ferdinand’s UK label Domino, and said that he had spoken to the label’s founder Lawrence Bell about the website: “Not all labels are bastards. Domino aren’t. Just spoke to L Bell on the phone who knew nothing of it. He’s on phone to USA now…”

A series of further Tweets saw Kapranos confirm that he was more annoyed with Epic and Sony than McDonalds.

“I’m not really pissed off with McDonalds,” he wrote. “They’re just the same as any other psychopathic corporation – no more evil, no less. The psychopathic corporation I am pissed off with is Sony who owns Epic who release our records in America. But not really surprised.”

He continued: “Na, don’t really hate McDs. Don’t want to eat them either. If I hated anyone it’d be the twat at Sony, but even then…”

A short while after that message, Kapranos returned to in a slightly more upbeat mood, and joked about the incident.

“I’m just pissed off because I had a sponsorship deal with [US regional burger restaurant] White Castle on the cards which is now totally scuppered,” he suggested. “I was going to get a lifetime supply of those cute (much tastier than McD) burgers and they were going to open a Dennistoun franchise.”

Elsewhere on his Twitter account, Kapranos let slip that he and bandmate Nick McCarthy have begun writing new material together, and have “been working on new songs all week”.

Ironically, Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson kept a diary on the band’s official website of the tastiest burgers he ate while on tour in America last year. McDonalds did not feature in his list.


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B16 by night said in Gennaio 23rd, 2010 at 01:27


A song from Daft Punk’s forthcoming soundtrack to the Tron: Legacy film has reportedly appeared online.

The song from the French duo, seemingly titled ‘Fragile’, was picked up by fan site

The film is due for cinematic release in December. Last October it was revealed that the Daft Punk pair, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, appear in the film as well as having recorded its score.

It is believed that they will take part in promotional work for the film’s production company, Disney, this summer.


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B16 by night said in Gennaio 23rd, 2010 at 01:29

importanza crescente…


U2 have revealed that they have begun work on a new album.

The follow-up to 2009’s ‘No Line On The Horizon’, the as-yet-untitled album is set to be “really special”.

“We are working on a lot of new songs,” The Edge told “Some of them are really, really happy. We’re convinced that we have something really special.”

Adding that the band have been working on material in-between legs of their world tour, the guitarist revealed a little more about the making of the album.

“We are experimenting with a lot of different arrangements, and electronic is one of the things we are playing with,” he explained. “But there are other songs that are very traditional, almost folk. In some ways, that’s the thing we haven’t figured out yet, is where this album is going to end up.”

Meanwhile, U2 frontman Bono has recorded a new song with Jay-Z, to help raise money for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti.



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&raquo Un nuovo album per gli U2, in estate - Gregarte said in Gennaio 23rd, 2010 at 10:01

[…] Ad un anno dall’uscita di No Line On The Horizon, gli U2 torneranno con l’estate a invadere il mercato con un nuovo album dal titolo “Song of the Ascent“. La notizia, lanciata direttamente dal manager Paul McGuinness,  ha messo in fibrillazione la nutrita schiera di fan che la band iralndese può contare ai quattro angoli del pianeta. Pubblico he ha assicurato, nell’anno appena passato, il sold out ad ogni tappa del “360° Tour“. E poroprio il brano che apriva il concerto “Kingdom of love” dovrebbe essere tra le hit presenti in trak list, almeno, così avrebbe dichiarato The Edge. […]

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buzzandmusic said in Gennaio 23rd, 2010 at 13:47

grazie b16 prezioso collaboratore del rock caffe’ come tutti gli amici che intervengono 🙂 rock on


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