Tag: Fred Schneider

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.

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’).

B-52s’ Fred Schneider releasing ‘Destination… Christmas!’ holiday CD with The Superions

B-52s’ Fred Schneider releasing ‘Destination… Christmas!’ holiday CD with The Superions

Ever-quirky frontman Fred Schneider will take a break from the long-running B-52s this fall to release ‘Destination… Christmas!,’ a collection of 11 original and “party friendly” holiday tunes with his Orlando, Fla.-based side project The Superions.

Pylon’s Randy Bewley, 1955-2009

Pylon’s Randy Bewley, 1955-2009

This week saw the passing of Randy Bewley, guitarist for Pylon, early-’80s Athens, Ga., post-punk contemporaries of R.E.M. and the B-52’s. Bewley, 53, suffered a […]