Tag: Mark Mothersbaugh

Bill Paxton, of new wave act Martini Ranch (and popular motion pictures), 1955-2017

Bill Paxton, of new wave act Martini Ranch (and popular motion pictures), 1955-2017

Sad news today for fans of Bill Paxton, the actor known for iconic mid-’80s supporting roles in “Weird Science” and “Aliens” who went on to star in blockbusters like “Twister” and “Apollo 13.” The 61-year-old died Saturday due to complications from surgery, his family announced today.

Devo cancels tour after Bob Mothersbaugh slices thumb ‘to the bone,’ requires surgery

Devo cancels tour after Bob Mothersbaugh slices thumb ‘to the bone,’ requires surgery

The remainder of Devo’s 2010 live dates have been postponed after guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh sliced his right thumb ‘to the bone’ on a shard of glass, severing a tendon and requiring emergency surgery, the band announced today on its website.

New releases: Propaganda’s ‘A Secret Wish’ reissue, Art of Noise best-of, Devo blue vinyl

New releases: Propaganda’s ‘A Secret Wish’ reissue, Art of Noise best-of, Devo blue vinyl

This week’s new releases include a pair of 2CD sets from famed synthpop label ZTT Records (an expanded reissue of Propaganda’s ‘A Secret Wish’ and the Art of Noise comp ‘Influence’), as well as a blue-vinyl issue of Devo’s new ‘Something for Everybody’ and the debut from The High Confessions, featuring Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks).

This week’s new CDs: Crowded House, Devo, Suzanne Vega; Dream Syndicate reissue

This week’s new CDs: Crowded House, Devo, Suzanne Vega; Dream Syndicate reissue

This week’s new releases include the U.K. edition of ‘Intriguer,’ Crowded House’s second post-reunion album; ‘Something for Everybody,’ Devo’s first new album in 20 years; ‘Close-Up Vol. 1: Love Songs,’ a disc of Suzanne Vega re-recordings; and the reissue of The Dream Syndicate’s ‘Medicine Show.’

Devo announces tracklist for ‘Something for Everybody,’ first new album in 20 years

Devo announces tracklist for ‘Something for Everybody,’ first new album in 20 years

Archetypal New Wave nerds Devo this week finally unveiled the tracklist for this summer’s ‘Something for Everybody’ — the band’s first new album in 20 years — after doing alleged audience research through its ‘Song Study’ website.

Devo reissuing 2 classic albums, performing them live on 7-city North American tour

Devo reissuing 2 classic albums, performing them live on 7-city North American tour

Legendary new-wave nerds Devo will release expanded editions of their classic albums Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo and Freedom of Choice […]