Up & Down #468. E che nessuno si offenda.

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Non teme il ferragosto la rubrica (non) più giovane di Nerds Attack! Un diario di appunti del meglio (circolettato di rosso) ma soprattutto del peggio (circolettato di marrone) che il mondo dell’intrattenimento riesce a regalarci con estrema scioltezza quotidiana. Up & Down. E che nessuno si offenda vi augura buon divertimento.

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* Salmo. “Il concerto a sorpresa di Salmo diventa un caso. Ieri sera il rapper olbiese ha tenuto nella sua città una performance davanti a migliaia di persone assembrate, molte delle quali senza mascherina”. (Ansa.it)

* 30 anni di ‘Black Album‘ dei Metallica. Uno dei dischi più grossolani e kitsch degli anni ’90.

* Su Repubblica.it l’articolo ovvio che arriva sull’onda del successo di quei quattro ragazzi romani. Carmine Saviano titola così: “I giovani leoni del rinascimento rock: Greta Van Fleet, Måneskin & co., il rock graffia ancora. Apposto.

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+ Bruce Conte (Tower of Power).

+ Tim Audette (Fuck the Facts).

+ Dennis Thomas (Kool & The Gang).

+ Mike Finnigan.

+ Kyle Hoover (Ganglians, Tiaras, Part Human, Fine Steps).

+ Steve Gaines (Zion I).

+ Nanci Griffith.

* Gli 80 anni di David Crosby.

* I 60 anni di The Edge.

* Simon Gallup dà il suo addio ai Cure con un semplice post via Facebook: “With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure ! Good luck to them all…”.

* Mentre i Chromatics danno l’addio dopo 20 anni di carriera. “After a long period of reflection, the three of us have made the difficult decision to end Chromatics. We would like to thank all of our fans and the friends we have made along the way – we are eternally grateful for your love and support. This has been a truly unforgettable chapter in our lives, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We are very excited for the future, and look forward to sharing our new projects with you soon. With love, Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller and Nat Walker”.

* Brian May Vs Eric Clapton. Ormai note sono le dichiarazioni di Clapton in merito al non voler suonare in location che richiedono il Green Pass al pubblico partecipante (sulla stessa linea dell’ex-Cream altre teste vuote come Ian Brown e Richard Ashcroft…). May in un’intervista a The Independent: “I love Eric Clapton, he’s my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways. He’s a person who thinks it’s OK to shoot animals for fun, so we have our disagreements, but I would never stop respecting the man. Anti-vax people, I’m sorry, I think they’re fruitcakes. There’s plenty of evidence to show that vaccination helps. On the whole they’ve been very safe. There’s always going to be some side effect in any drug you take, but to go around saying vaccines are a plot to kill you, I’m sorry, that goes in the fruitcake jar for me”.

* E allora auguri a Bruce Dickinson risultato postivo al Covid-19 seppur vaccinato. “Personally, I think people are just very badly advised if they don’t go and get themselves double jabbed as quickly as possible, not for the reasons of going into concerts, but for their own health. Having said that, even if you’ve had a double jab, you can still get Covid, and therefore you can spread it to other people who might not have been vaccinated and they might get very sick and die. Now you cannot legislate against mortality… So at some point, we have to just go, ‘We’re probably going to have to live with this. And if we’re going to live with it, then you have your vaccination”.

* Rob Halford assieme al fratello Nigel lancia la birra griffata Hails & Horns Halford Ale. “My brother Nigel (beer aficionado) and I teamed up with Backyard Brewhouse from Walsall to make our first kegs of Hails & Horns modern English best bitter Halford Ale premiering exclusively at Bloodstock 2021 @backyardbrewhouse for worldwide distribution enquiries”.

* Mick Jagger compra casa in Sicilia: «Innamorato di Portopalo di Capo Passero»”. Bravo.

* Maynard James Keenan con un post via Instagram racconta la battaglia della moglie Jennifer Lei Li contro il tumore al seno scoperto sul finire del 2020. Commovente cuore d’oro. “Today is my wife’s Birthday. @licoricelust I’m going to guess that it will be viewed as her favorite. In late Nov she felt a lump in her breast. On X-mas eve, she was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t collapse into a pile of self pity. She didn’t launch into an entitlement rage. She didn’t act out in any self destructive manner. Instead she asked the right questions, listened to her doctors, made a plan, and stuck to it. And when there were things she couldn’t do on her own, she asked for help. Before the chemo could take her hair, she cut it all off and had our friend Brooke make her a wig to match. And then she went to work. No one was the wiser. She’s successfully navigated both the chemo and the surgery, and now begins the radiation. And all without whining or bitching. She is my rock. She is my muse. She is my ALL. Be like Jen. Happy Birthday, My Love. Cheers to this one and many more”.

* Nuovo trailer per il già annunciato mockumentary diretto da Bill Benz “The Nowhere Inn” che vede protagoniste St. Vincent e Carrie Brownstein.

* Un nuovo documentario tutto australiano celebrerà la leggenda di Phil Lynott. L’eroe irlandese, il poeta, il leader dei Thin Lizzy sarà infatti raccontato in “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away” diretto da Emer Reynolds: “the film features interviews with Adam Clayton of U2, James Hetfield of Metallica, Suzi Quatro, Midge Ure, Think Lizzy’s Scott Gorham and Phil’s wife and daughters. It also includes footage from the 1978 Thin Lizzy Australian tour when they performed on the steps of the Sydney Opera House”. Standing ovation.

* Copertina dedicata a mani basse alla nuova idea geniale di Jack White che apre a Londra il primo negozio Third Man Records fuori dagli USA dopo Nashville e Detroit. Il negozio aprirà il 25 settembre in Marshall Street a Soho e “was conceptualized and created throughout 2020 and 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the aim of creating a physical space to help keep record sales and live performances alive after such a tough period for everyone”. Magnifico.