The Hurly-Burly

Rob Van Winkle, also commonly known as popular 1990s pop star Vanilla Ice, has recently announced tour dates in the United Kingdom. Apparently, the British are all hot for the ice. By “hot,” I mean not. Speaking of hot, the V-man himself has been working on an album entitled Hard to Swallow with Rick Rubin (muse to Eminem), which the infamous artist describes as “molten hip hop.”

Crazy-weird-awesome Montreal band Les Georges Leningrad is on tour and will hop by Chicago’s Abbey Pub on May 19th.

Astralwerks Records (which hosts artists such as Kings of Convenience, the Faint, Sondre Lerche and Air) has struck a partnership deal with famed DFA Records (The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem). Astralwerks will be releasing the Juan Mclean record but as one Internet-blogger stated, this might just be because of the mucho-money deal that DFA had with EMI, Astralwerks’ music-giant parent record label.

Death From Above 1979 plan to release three albums in spring of 2006: one original album and two alternate versions of the first. Fancy-pants, indeed.

What the Hell? Moment of the Week
Kenney Chesney married the skeleton of Renee Zellweger on a beach this past week. Apparently, they’re in love.

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