August 29th, 2008

The Big Lebowski :: Dead Flowers

The Big Lebowski :: Dead Flowers

There is a great article in the new issue of Rolling Stone on the 10 year anniversary of The Big Lebowski; “The Decade Of The Dude” written by Sam Jones.

Assistant Editor, Andy Greene, contributes an excellent piece “Inside the Dude’s Stoner Soundtrack”. In the article, music supervisor T-Bone Burnett recounts his troubles in securing the rights to Townes Van Zandt’s cover of the Stones’ “Dead Flowers“.

TOWNES VAN ZANDT

“[Former Stones manager] Allen Klein owns the rights to it,” Burnett says. “He wanted $150,000.” Burnett begged Klein to just come down and watch an early cut of Lebowski. “It got to the part where the Dude says, ‘I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man!’ Klein stands up and says, ‘That’s it, you can have the song!’ That was beautiful.” For the record, Burnett agrees with the Dude (”[The Eagles] sort of single-handedly destroyed that whole scene that was brewing back then,” he says), but the line infuriated Glenn Frey. “I ran into [Frey] and he gave me some shit,” Jeff Bridges says. “I can’t remember what he said exactly, but my anus tightened a bit.”

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August 14th, 2008

Better Late Than Never // Lollapalooza Pictures

Better Late Than Never // Lollapalooza Pictures
Black Joe Lewis

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Parker Gispert Of The Whigs

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Alison Mosshart Of The Kills
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Alison Mosshart Of The Kills Passing Out
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Jamie Hence Of The Kills Cranking The Volume Up After Alison Passed Out
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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney Of The Black Keys
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Patrick Carney Of The Black Keys
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Jim Derogatis