More International Press for WAITS/CORBIJN ’77 – ’11

London Sunday Times Magazine, UK

Back in the grim but glorious days of 1978, a young Dutch photographer named Anton Corbijn arrived in Los Angeles. It was his first trip to America. He took a taxi to the Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Boulevard. Stepping out of the cab, he found Tom Waits sitting on the sidewalk.

“It was,” he recalls, savouring the memory, “a Hollywood dream come true.”

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DeMorgen Magazine, Belgium

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L’Express Style, France

C’est l’une des sagas photographiques les plus riches jamais consacrée à une légende du rock. L’histoire commence à Amsterdam, en 1977, lorsqu’un jeune photographe néerlandais se faufile dans la loge d’un chanteur américain déjà nimbé de mystère. Le premier, Anton Corbijn a 21 ans ; le second, Tom Waits, 28. Suivront trente-six années d’amitié fascinée. « Tom Waits irradiait, raconte Corbijn. Son visage, son corps, es mouvements, surtout, m’évoquaient Egon Schiele, la brutalité crue des nus de Lucian Freud, le dandysme de Kerouac, le génie de Bukowski…» Une mythologie commune aux deux hommes, qu’Anton orbijn explorera sur les chemins du rock : le groupe Depeche Mode, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop seront magnifiés par ses grands portraits en noir et lanc, aux contrastes accusés, austères et tourmentés, à la façon du Nord. ientôt surnommé « Hamlet », Corbijn produira – notamment – nombre ’images de Joy Division et de New Order, deux groupes cultes parmi les lus dark.

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L’Express Culture, France

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La Republica, Italy

“Una Vita Con Waits”

Tom Waits ha 64 anni, compiuti il 7 dicembre, ma potrebbe averne 102 o 21, non farebbe tanta differenza. Lo scorrere del tempo, il cambiare delle stagioni e delle mode non lo riguardano: la musica che crea, le canzoni che canta, gli strumenti che suona, non hanno alcuna relazione con l’oggi. E non si tratta di snobismo, non è un rifiuto della modernità tecnologicamente intesa, o di un rapporto completo con la contemporaneità.

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How To Start a Mumford Band – Yeah!


If you’ve got a large group of friends, some spoons, a washboard and an iPhone, you could be well on your way to starting your own Mumford Band – at least according to the latest addition to Barely Political’s Key of Awesome series.

The music video, featured on YouTube’s first ever Comedy Week, parodies the popular banjo-strumming, foot-stomping, grammy-award-winning band Mumford & Sons, in all of their “bordering on weird and Amish” glory. The lead singer urges his audience to pack their bags for a trip to Mumford Land, which apparently is located, “somewhere between Limerick and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.”

Published on May 20, 2013

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Eddie Vedder Plays Cowbell with Queens of the Stone Age @ Lollapalooza Chile

After Queens of the Stone Age debuted a new track at Lollapalooza Brazil last month, Josh Homme and company offered another neat trick over the weekend, inviting Eddie Vedder to join them onstage at Lollapalooza Chile. After a pleasant introduction from Homme, the Pearl Jam frontman added backup vocals and manned the cowbell on QOTSA’s “Little Sister,” from their 2005 album Lullabies to Paralyze.

Queens of the Stone Age’s forthcoming album, Like Clockwork, will be out this June. It’ll feature a long list of noteworthy collaborators, including Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Elton John, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears and the band’s original bassist, Nick Oliveri.

Lollapalooza will visit Chicago’s Grant Park on August 2nd through 4th, with Nine Inch Nails, the Cure, Vampire Weekend, the Killers, Phoenix and a reunited Postal Serviceset to play.