Tag: Bryan Ferry

The Week in Rock: Oct. 23-29, 2011

The Week in Rock: Oct. 23-29, 2011

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.

Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

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.

Bryan Ferry taking ‘Olympia’ tour to Europe, U.K. — plus first U.S. dates since 2003

Bryan Ferry taking ‘Olympia’ tour to Europe, U.K. — plus first U.S. dates since 2003

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.

Video: Bryan Ferry performs ‘You Can Dance’ on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

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.’

Readers poll: Best new albums of 2010

Readers poll: Best new albums of 2010

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.

Morrissey joins Johnny Marr in ‘forbidding’ David Cameron from liking The Smiths

Morrissey joins Johnny Marr in ‘forbidding’ David Cameron from liking The Smiths

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.

New releases: Bryan Ferry, R.E.M., The Fall, Elvis Costello, Marc Almond, Prefab Sprout

New releases: Bryan Ferry, R.E.M., The Fall, Elvis Costello, Marc Almond, Prefab Sprout

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’).

Bryan Ferry enlists Kate Moss to appear on cover of upcoming ‘Olympia’ solo album

Bryan Ferry enlists Kate Moss to appear on cover of upcoming ‘Olympia’ solo album

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.

Video: Bryan Ferry’s ‘You Can Dance,’ first single off forthcoming ‘Olympia’ album

Video: Bryan Ferry’s ‘You Can Dance,’ first single off forthcoming ‘Olympia’ album

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.

Roxy Music reunites on Bryan Ferry ‘Olympia’ album, plays summer festivals, U.K. arenas

Roxy Music reunites on Bryan Ferry ‘Olympia’ album, plays summer festivals, U.K. arenas

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.’