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News of Note: Kanye Walks over Taylor Swift, Flaming Lips and Deerhunter at ATP, Jim Carroll Dies, Smiths Bassist Cries Foul Play, and Much More! by 20watts
Kanye's drama queen antics rained on Taylor's parade

Kanye's drama queen antics rained on Taylor's parade

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When Taylor Swift won Female Video of the Year at last night’s VMAs for “You Belong to Me,” egomaniac Kanye West just had to have the last word. ¬†Interrupting her special moment, the rapper hopped on stage, grabbed the mic, and announced that Beyonce better deserved the award for “Single Ladies.” ¬†Cameras cut to Beyonce, who could be seen mouthing “Kaannyee” in as much surprise and disgust as the audience. ¬†Taylor was left speechless and was escorted off the stage. ¬†When Beyonce won Video of the Year later in the night, she invited Taylor back onstage. ¬†Kanye later¬†insincerely¬†apologized via his blog. His outburst has already led to parodies like this one. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage: To Celebrate Kanye West's New Book, A Compilation of Genius Kanye-isms]

SPIN gives readers the best and worst of New York’s¬†All Tomorrow’s Parties this past weekend. Participants included¬†The Flaming Lips,¬†Panda Bear,¬†Animal Collective and¬†Deerhunter, amongst many others. One of the most notable moments however, was not of the musical variety. Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox announced mid-set that the band will be going on hiatus, effective immediately, to work on other projects. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage:¬†20 Watts Reviews The Flaming Lips' "Silver Trembling Hands"]

Wolfmother paid a visit to SPIN’s NYC office to chat with the magazine, and play a few songs, which were captured on video¬†here. Among them were two older tracks, one off of the upcoming¬†Cosmic Egg and a Neil Young cover. Some may recognize the band from the¬†(500) Days of Summer and¬†Spider-man 3 soundtracks, respectively. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage:¬†20 Watts Reviews¬†(500) Days of Summer OST]

Pitchfork and The New York Times reports that Jim Carroll died of a heart attack in his apartment on Friday.  Carroll is most renowned for penning 1978 Basketball Diaries, but he was also a poet and musician as the frontman of the influential punk rock band, the Jim Carroll Band.  He has worked with artists such as Lou Reed, Pearl Jam, and John Cale. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage: Beck Covers The Velvet Underground]

The Flaming Lips will appear on “The Colbert Report”¬†this Wednesday, September 16, Pitchfork reports. ¬†The band will likely perform a song from their latest album, Embryonic, as well as chat with Stephen. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage: 20 Watts Reviews The Flaming Lips' "Silver Trembling Hands"]

In a new interview with¬†Eyeweekly.com, Andy Rourke, former bassist of The Smiths, stated that he was fired from the band by a note left on his car by Morrissey. Denying the claims, Morrissey said this wasn‚Äôt the first time Rourke has perpetuated this story. “It is a recurring comment whereby Andy¬†confirms that his dismissal from The Smiths was made via a handwritten postcard from me telling Andy, ‘You have left The Smiths’,” Morrissey said. “If such a postcard ever existed, it is likely that an unfunny stunt was played on Andy by someone attempting Morrissey-scrawl — easily done.” Morrissey will kick off a fall European tour in October.¬†[Previous 20 Watts Coverage: 20 Watts Reviews (500) Days of Summer OST]

Pitchfork premieres the latest Tiesto track, which features Sigur Ros’ Jonsi Birgisson. ¬†The seven-and-a-half minute “Kaleidoscope” ¬†is off his forthcoming full-length album due to hit stores October 20. ¬†[Previous 20 Watts Coverage: 20 Watts Reviews Jonsi and Alex's Riceboy Sleeps (Sigur Ros Side Project)]

According to Stereogum,¬†Kid Cudi performed “Pursuit of Happiness” on the¬†Late Show with David Letterman this past Friday night. Backed by snappily dressed backup singers, a string section and¬†Ratatat, who appear on the album version of the song along with¬†MGMT, the performance was a great success. Letterman praised it as having “a lot going on there” and endorsed the album. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage:¬†News of Note: Pitchfork Posts New Kid Cudi Song]

– 20 Watts Staff


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[...] but who doesn’t want to see the real thing? Maybe next time. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage:¬†The Flaming Lips at ATP,¬†20 Watts Reviews The Flaming Lips' "Silver Trembling Hands" (from [...]

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