This week Gossip singer Beth Ditto is getting naked on the cover of the British magazine Love. If you were unfamiliar with Ms. Ditto I’ll warn you now that she is obese, and the cover-shot does nothing to obscure her alabaster fat rolls. They did airbrush out her nipples which is bizarre looking but not as repulsive. You have been warned. I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit.
The Bob Marley estate has signed a new deal with Hilco Consumer Capital to license/whore out the image of the Reggae icon. His likeness and the Marley surname will be added to products including shoes, guitars, rolling papers and water bongs.
Gaverick de Vis from Giddy Motors is now is in a new band called Poino. The have announced a week of dates in the UK this month with the Belgian duo I Love Sarah. Giddy Motors is one of Jose's all time favorite bands.
Green Day has announced their impending LP 21st Century Breakdown. They have been working on the album since 2006. It’s presently slated for a release on Reprise on May 26th. Butch Vig is producing.
If somehow you had not heard, pop artist Chris Brown beat up his girlfriend. His girlfriend happens to be pop singer Rihanna. She suffered a split lip, bloody nose and scratches to her face. Mr. Brown has been arrested and charged with making a criminal threat and is being investigated for domestic violence. Jose predicts a tragic Tina & Ike turner type of reunion.
March 25th Papa Roach will release their new album, Metamorphosis. Presently the band is touring with Avenged Sevenfold. The first single drops this month, and in April they head to Europe to promote the album. (yawn) They are proof that 10 million people can in fact be wrong. I liked it better when their drummer was suing them.
On Friday February 20th The White Stripes will be the last musical guest of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. This will also be Meg White's first gig with the band since that bogus sex tape gave her a series of panic attacks in 2007. (Seriously dude, that didn’t look like her at all)