The early days of Public Enemy are examined by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin in the new video clip, the third in a series examining the early days of Def Jam. With the aid of Elliott Wilson, the pair talk about Chuck D’s time with Spectrum City, the formation of the concept of Public Enemy, and the incendiary nature of their thought-provoking lyrics.
TURN UP THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: INTERPOL RETURNS TO NEW NEW YORK
I’m sitting at a picnic table on the rooftop of Electric Lady Studios. Interpol’s lead singer, Paul Banks, is across from me. It’s August. It’s so fucking hot. We both made the mistake of wearing pants. We’re squinting. It’s one of those days where it’s so hard to see because it’s so bright. Those honks and familiar noises of New York City chaos echo from 8th Street below. Paul reaches in his pocket, and pulls out a pack of Camel Blues.
Spike Jonze Made a Surprise ‘Music Video’ for Karen O
On Sunday we made a one-act play for my friend Humberto’s company, Opening Ceremony. The idea was to do a play instead of a regular fashion show during Fashion Week, and, miraculously, we were able to do it at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. (Thank you, Peter Gelb and everyone at the Met!) Also, this week my dear friend Karen is putting out her first solo album of precious, personal love and heartache gems titled Crush Songs. They are songs made so intimately and spontaneously alone in her bedroom a few years ago that they feel more like unguarded whispers from her heart than a traditionally produced album. So on Sunday, during a ten-minute break as we were rehearsing and lighting at the Met, we made a very impromptu “music video” for Karen in the spirit of her album. It just seemed like if you have the Opera House, that song, and Elle Fanning together, you shouldn’t let the opportunity go by. So we made this as a surprise gift for Karen to congratulate her on her album. She is going to see this for the first time as you do. I hope you enjoy.
(Source: Vice Magazine)
Kimbra Wants To Push All Of The Boundaries
We spoke with Kimbra about Greek mythologies, bringing back 90s fashion and moving on from “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE LIST.
Here at Noisey, we’re music experts. We know everything about music, and we’re well aware that music can be evaluated completely objectively. Which is why we took it upon ourselves to make this incontrovertibly correct list sorting out the bargain bin losers who’ve done their best to ruin everything we’ve come to know and love about the craft of music from the bands that really deserve your attention. Here, in alphabetical order, are the 123 worst musicians of all time.