March 6, 2012


News Notes: Blur Didn't Know They Were Interrupting Adele & More

Dave Hogan
Dave Hogan

Blur Didn't Realize They Were Ousting Adele at BRIT Awards
"We were up there backstage and didn't know what was happening until afterwards," Blur bassist Alex James claimed. "I think Adele is amazing and has a fantastic career in front of her." He also said, "That's live telly. I don't think it overshadowed anything." [NME]

Carl Barat Hints Toward Libertines Reunion
"We're both doing different things," he says of ex-bandmate Pete Doherty. "I'm sure at some point we'll pick up where we left off when it's needed." YES. [NME]

Skrillex Opens Up About Dating Ellie Goulding
"I love her. She's my f---ing girl," the DJ raved. He also revealed that he asked her out via email. So 21st century! [NME]

Peter Gabriel Pulls Music from Rush Limbaugh's Show
He was shocked to learn that "Sledgehammer" was playing in the background when Rush went on his icky rant against Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. [Rolling Stone]

Florence + the Machine to Film "MTV Unplugged"
The UK chanteuse gets help from Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme on Otis Redding cover. [Prefix]

Les Savy Fav Frontman to Write Children's Book
So be sure to buy them that. [Stereogum]

Zac Efron Sang Beach Boys With Conan
They went into an impromptu version of "Barbara Ann" on Conan Monday night. [Vulture]

Uncle Sam Wants Kim Dotcom
U.S. Government put in a request to extradite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. [DailySwarm]