February 13, 2012


News Notes: Adele "Done Being a Bitter Witch" & More

"A Bitter Witch": Adele, the 23-year-old British singer who took home six GRAMMYs last night, said that she is "done being a bitter witch" and won't write another breakup album. Her album 21, a massive sensation, was inspired by what she termed "a rubbish relationship." [NME/Vogue]

Country Sensation Buys the Farm: Jason Aldean, the newly-minted country superstar and GRAMMY performer, just bought 1,300 acres of farmland outside of Nashville. "I'd kinda been looking for some land just to get away on... I like to deer hunt so I can do that." There's also a cabin that sleeps 18 guests, so they can all deer hunt too. [The Boot/Country Vibe]

Houston Film Set for Summer Release: Sparkle, the film that was Whitney Houston's comeback vehicle for acting, will be released theatrically this summer. The film is a remake of a 1976 film by the same name and will also star Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps and Derek Luke. Whitney had completed all of her scenes by the time of her death. [Guardian/Variety]

Massive Rap Beef to Begin?: On stage at the Cash Money/Young Money GRAMMY party last night, Lil Wayne dropped a few lines aimed directly at Watch the Throne collaborators Jay-Z and Kanye West: "I met a bad red bone / I took [her] home / I asked her what she want to watch / She said, 'Surely not The Throne.'" [Prefix/HHNM]

Parody Tumblr Exists Before Parody Opportunity: Last year's Arcade Fire GRAMMY win produced a slew of tweets that found people wondering, "Who the heck is Arcade Fire?" A parody Tumblr ensued. This year, Bon Iver didn't even have to win (yet) for someone to start a similar Tumblr. There's also a "Who is Bonny Bear?" screenshot making the rounds, capitalizing on the mispronunciation.

Rocker Unveils Documentary: Dave Grohl, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters lead singer, has unveiled the trailer for his documentary, Sound City. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Queens of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, and a bunch of others. [On The Box]