Category: Misc.

Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ inspires ‘Will Love Tear Us Apart: The Video Game’

Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ inspires ‘Will Love Tear Us Apart: The Video Game’

Introducing Joy Division: The Video Game. Maltese gaming company Mighty Box is grabbing headlines this week with the debut of its new browser-based game “Will Love Tear Us Apart,” inspired, as the title not-so-subtly suggests, by Joy Division’s classic 1980 anthem of pained love and longing, “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”

Lou Reed recovering from life-saving liver transplant: ‘I am a triumph of modern medicine’

Lou Reed recovering from life-saving liver transplant: ‘I am a triumph of modern medicine’

No official reason was given when Lou Reed canceled his performances at Coachella and three other California concerts this spring, but now we know why: Reed recently underwent a liver transplant that was necessary to save his life, his wife Laurie Anderson tells The Times of London.

Listen to a robot read Morrissey’s Wikipedia entry out loud — for a full hour

Listen to a robot read Morrissey’s Wikipedia entry out loud — for a full hour

Because it’s increasingly true that you can indeed find anything on the Internet, here’s a brand-new way for Morrissey fans to kill an hour: by listening to a robot recite the former Smiths frontman’s full Wikipedia entry out loud for a full 59 minutes and 54 seconds.

Philip Chevron of The Pogues announces grim diagnosis: ‘This time the cancer is lethal’

Philip Chevron of The Pogues announces grim diagnosis: ‘This time the cancer is lethal’

After first battling cancer in 2007, Philip Chevron — who first joined The Pogues shortly after the release of the Celtic rockers’ 1984 debut Red Roses For Me — this week announced that his cancer is back, and that, this time, it’s “inoperable and will prove fatal in time, though it is at present impossible to measure life expectancy.”

Friends of Game Theory’s Scott Miller launch fund to support daughters’ education

Friends of Game Theory’s Scott Miller launch fund to support daughters’ education

In the wake of the death last week of Scott Miller — the 53-year-old frontman of ’80s college-rock act Game Theory and later, through much of the ’90s, The Loud Family — friends have launched an online funding drive to raise money to support the “educational future” of his daughters Valerie, 10, and Julianne, 7.

Lol Tolhurst on The Cure’s ‘Faith’: ‘I feel blessed and amazed that it still resonates’

Lol Tolhurst on The Cure’s ‘Faith’: ‘I feel blessed and amazed that it still resonates’

The readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs named The Cure’s grim third album ‘Faith’ as the best record of 1981, an accolade that led then-drummer Lol Tolhurst to reflect this week on that “very emotional and intense period of my life,” and thank fans for the fact that the album “still resonates with people all these years later.”