Short Takes

Rancid records at Skywalker Ranch?

George Lucas’ famed Skywalker ranch is home to many projects in the entertainment world- as LA Times writer Geoff Boucher discovered. However, one of things he did notice (that perhaps wasn’t previously known), is that Skywalker Ranch is also home to a recording studio where bands like The Rolling Stones, Third Eye Blind, and Faith Hill have spent time in … but most recently, it was Epitaph punk rockers Rancid, who according to this report, were there for a recording session.

As we know, Rancid are currently working on their new record with Brett Gurewitz. No word of whether they’re actually recording there or whether its post-album touch ups and/or mixing.

Film, Film News, Trailers

Trailer watch: Step Brothers

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in another comedy? Yep- the cash cow keeps rollin’ on. This time the duo will feature in comedy Step Brothers; the story of two new step brothers who compete with one another when their single parents get hitched. Yes, I am sure it is much funnier than it sounds.

You can check out the trailer over at Slashfilm.

Music, Videos

The Black Keys reveal “Stranger Times” video

The Black KeysAkron, Ohio’s blues rock duo, The Black Keys, have debuted the video for the track “Stranger Times.” The buzzin’ cut is from their upcoming Danger Mouse produced album (the 2nd he’s done for the band), Attack & Release, set to hit stores April 1st.

The record is the follow-up to their 2006 effort Magic Potion, and will the second for Continue reading


No Use For a Name debut new song

No Use for a NameLong running punk rockers No Use For a Name have debuted a brand new song on from their upcoming record, The Feel Good Record of the Year. The new record is set to drop via Fat on April 1st, and the new track, “Biggest Lie,” is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.

The new song is easily the best we’ve heard from them in a long time- seemingly reigniting the fire the band once had. Stellar tune- the new record is really showing some promise now.

No Use for a Name’s last full length studio album was 2005’s Keep Them Confused. It was pretty average.

Film, Film News

Oscar winners announced; Daniel Day-Lewis, No Country For Old Men win big

OscarsGlitz and glam made a return to Hollywood as the 80th edition of the Academy Awards returned with full flair. The post-strike event was a “back to business” affair with all the red carpet pageantry and celebrity returning to show after worries the strike would drastically alter the program.

Worries were cast aside as big names rolled in and picked up a few shiny gold statuettes- with the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, The Coen Brothers, Marion Cotillard, and Tilda Swinton winning in their respective categories. Day-Lewis, already a Best Actor winner for his role in 1989’s My Left Foot, scooped up the Best Actor Oscar for this role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s much talked-about film, There Will Be Blood.

The Coen Brothers also won big on the night, pulling in the Best Director(s) statue for Continue reading