*[consequenceofsound.net] The surviving members of Led Zeppelin — Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones — reunited yesterday at a press conference promoting their upcoming concert film, Celebration Day. The trio mostly answered questions relating to their 2007 reunion show, except for when the one journalist, who on behalf of everyone else in the world, asked about a future reunion. The band chose to dodge that question, with Plant replying, “Let me ask you a question. Have you seen the film? Did you enjoy it? Then we’ve done our job, haven’t we?”
Watch the whole 30-minute presser below, then see the film in theaters on October 17th or on DVD beginning November 19th.
[theprp.com] Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega recently chatted with Craveonline.com. Topics included their upcoming new album “Koi No Yokan” (out November 13th); their shelved album “Eros” and more. You can watch the first half of the interview to be posted below.
In the clip Moreno reveals that the band are hoping to to use the track “Swerve City” as the second single from the upcoming album; and that a video treatment for it is already in place.
That song was originally intended to serve the albums first single. However, a change of plans by the bands label saw “Tempest” receive the honor instead. “Tempest” is expected to arrive on October 09th.
*[pitchfork.com] The latest segment of "Pitchfork Weekly" spotlights the Tampa, Florida act Merchandise, whose excellent second record Children of Desire was out earlier this year via Katorga Works. The band (as well as Katorga Works head Adam Whites) talk about the Tampa punk scene, bonding over genre-less music, making impulsive decisions, and warding off the music industry.
They also play their Desire highlight "Become What You Are" at a sold-out Brooklyn show (complete with a dude who literally stage-dives into the camera).
*[pitchfork.com] Following her arrest for hash possession on Thursday, Fiona Apple shared details of her jail time with a Houston audience last night. (Her scheduled Austin City Limits Live concert in Austin on Thursday was postponed.) She talked specifically about four people associated with her arrest, probably police officers, noting their "inappropriate and probably illegal" behavior. Thanks to Jacob Calle for the tip. Here's what she said:
"Now, most of the people were very nice to me. There are four of you out there, and I want you to know that I heard everything you did. I wrote it all down with your names and everything you did and said stupidly thinking that I couldn't hear or see you. I then ripped the paper up, but not before I encoded it and-- I got two lock boxes. We'll call them "holding cell one" and "holding cell two". In "holding cell one" is the encoded version of the shit that you did that I know was inappropriate and probably illegal. In "holding cell two" is the decoder. I'm the only one who holds the key, and you and I will be intimate forever because I will hold that secret forever. Unless of course the celebrity that you had so much interest in but you wanted to accuse me of bringing up while you laughed at me all night? Unless you're interested in being a celebrity, I'll make you fucking famous any time you ask and I'll open those boxes. So why don't you stay in your fucking holding cell?"
*[pitchfork.com] For his first public UK installation, the L.A. multimedia artist Doug Aitken is offering a series of filmed conversations with musicians like Beck, Jack White, James Murphy, Devendra Banhart, and Lucky Dragons, discussing the creative process, as The Guardian points out. The project also features artists from the realms of architecture, acting, photography, and visual art, including the actress Tilda Swinton, the late artist/musician Mike Kelley, photographer William Eggleston, and more.
Titled Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken – The Source, it's currently on exhibit at Tate Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial. It will run through January 13, 2012. HERE's the trailer for The Source.
This spring, Aitken presented a public art project called "Song 1" at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, featuring musical contributions from Beck, No Age, Devendra Banhart, Lucky Dragons, High Places, Koen Holtkamp of Mountains, and more. Pitchfork co-presented a "Happening" event at the Hirshhorn Museum to go along with "Song 1", featuring live performances from Animal Collective's Geologist, Nicolas Jaar, Oneohtrix Point Never, No Age, High Places, Tim McAfee-Lewis, and Leo Gallo. The event was live-streamed on Pitchfork.tv on YouTube. Relive that event at the above link.