This week’s round-up of headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs includes posts about R.E.M., Talking Heads, New Order, Magazine, John Peel and Elvis Costello, plus not one but three contests involving Robert Smith, Peter Gabriel and Jane’s Addiction.
Tag: Bryan Ferry
This week’s round-up of links includes an interview with Bryan Ferry in which he reveals plans to tour the U.S. again next March, plus an evaluation of The Smiths’ new remasters, a Q&A with B-52s’ Fred Schneider and a look at the pros and cons of The Stone Roses’ reunion.
Eight months after the release of ‘Olympia,’ occasional Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry is embarking on a mammoth tour this summer and fall that will take him to Israel and all across the U.K. and Europe — plus his first U.S. dates since 2003.
Armed with somewhat spastic back-up dancers, the ever-suave Bryan Ferry dropped by the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ last night to belt out ‘You Can Dance’ off last year’s ‘Olympia.’
Three weeks ago, we launched the inaugural Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll in an effort to gauge what this site’s frequenters think are the year’s best new albums and reissues. Now, with hundreds of ballots cast, the results are in.
In a rare show of public unity, Morrissey today threw his support behind Johnny Marr after the guitarist ‘forbid’ conservative U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron from liking The Smiths — although in typical fashion, Moz used the occasion to pen a 1,200-word screed against animal cruelty that also takes shots at Prince William and ‘his fiasco (fiancée) Kate Middleton,’ Bryan Ferry and David Beckham.
This week’s releases include a new studio albums from Bryan Ferry (‘Olympia’) and Elvis Costello (‘National Ransom’), a live DVD from R.E.M. (‘Live From Austin, TX’), a 4CD ‘omnibus edition’ from The Fall (‘The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall’) and the belated U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s new album (‘Let’s Change the World With Music’).
Occasional Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry this week unveiled the cover art for his forthcoming solo album ‘Olympia’: an upside-down shot of waif-like supermodel Kate Moss lying in bed with some serious jewelry around her neck.
We reported last week on news of Bryan Ferry’s star-studded new solo album ‘Olympia’ as well as upcoming Roxy Music reunion dates — and now comes the video for that disc’s first single, ‘You Can Dance,’ which premiered at RollingStone.com this morning.
Crooner Bryan Ferry enlisted a star-studded cast — including Roxy Music bandmates Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay — for this fall’s ‘Olympia,’ his first album of new material in eight years and his first recorded collaboration with those ex-bandmates since 1973’s ‘For Your Pleasure.’