Tag Archives: B-52’s

HiFi Sean Ft. Fred Schneider – Truck [VIDEO]

New from British DJ/producer Sean Dickson, former frontman for the Soup Dragons. Deejay.de recaps: Truck is a buzzing analogue Moog droning bass riff over disco-tic handclap beats with CB radio vocals by the one and only frontman of the B-52’s Fred. Think homage to movies like Convoy and Smokey & the Bandit turned into pulsing dubbed up soundtrack to hitting ...

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Monster Energy Drink Vs Fred Schneider

From the New York Post: Monster Energy is in its own “Private Idaho.” Fred Schneider, lead singer of The B-52’s, and a small Florida coffee company find themselves between a rock lobster and a hard place after the makers of the sugary energy drink accused them of infringing their “Monster” trademark. Monster believes its brand is as good as legal ...

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Sleater-Kinney – Rock Lobster [VIDEO]

Last night at Manhattan’s Terminal 5, Sleater-Kinney vocalist Carrie Brownstein brought out her Portlandia costar Fred Armisen to perform Fred Schneider’s parts in their terrific cover of the 1979 B-52s classic, Rock Lobster. More from Stereogum: Armisen took the role seriously, banging on a cowbell and wearing a salmon-colored sport coat and falling to the floor and pretending to swim ...

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Kate Pierson Gets Married

Via the Daily Mail: Kate Pierson, co-founder of the new wave party band The B-52s, has married her longtime lover Monica Coleman in Hawaii. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter took to her Facebook page on Tuesday to share photos of her and her new wife with the caption: ‘#itsofficial!’ A series of snaps show the happy couple post-ceremony as they don chic ...

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Kate Pierson – Bottoms Up

This is the third track to be unveiled from her forthcoming album Guitars And Microphones, which is due out on February 17th. (The first two tracks were Mister Sister and Bring Your Arms.) This one was co-written by Sia and Nick Valensi of The Stokes, who also provides the guitar work.

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Kate Pierson – Mister Sister

Via Stereogum: B-52s singer Kate Pierson has announced her debut solo album and released a video for the lead single. Guitars And Microphones was executive produced by Sia, who collaborated with Pierson on the songwriting. Tim Anderson produced the album, and the Strokes’ Nick Valensi plays on it. Lead single “Mister Sister” is a trans anthem that updates Pierson’s signature ...

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The Superions – Konnichiwa

Via press release: Fred Schneider, frontman of the iconic party band The B-52s (Love Shack, Roam, Rock Lobster) along with his brethren Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall have just released their newest hit single Konnichiwa. Konnichiwa is the first in a series of singles by The Superions from their forthcoming album Superionicus. Konnichiwa is a lesson in linguistics that will ...

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Fred Schneider For PETA: Don’t Eat Rock Lobsters (Or Crabs Either)

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June 19th At NYC’s Roseland Ballroom

Obviously timed for gay pride, the B-52s and the Go-Go’s play Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom on June 19th as part of a joint tour that has yet to confirm any other dates, although ten other cities are on the TBD roster. Tickets for the NYC date are already on sale. This is the first tour for the B-52s without guitarist Keith ...

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HomoQuotable – Keith Strickland

“Dear friends, I wanted to let you know that I will no longer be touring with the band. This has not been an easy decision for me to make, but it is the path I know in my heart I must follow. I will continue to be in The B-52s… I will just not tour. My barnstorming days have come ...

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Ricky Wilson Was A Pisces And He Liked Computers And Hot Tamales

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Supersonic Female

Debbie Harry turns 67 today. And Fred Schneider turns 61. Therefore here’s the B-52’s 1998 tribute to the “queen of the underground.” (There’s a stupid ad first because the clip isn’t on YouTube.)

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C-Lo Green & B-52s – Cho Cha

(Source)

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The Superions – Crummy Christmas Tree

The Orlando-based Superions are a side project from B-52’s frontman Fred Schneider. Their holiday album Destination: Christmas is now on sale. UPDATE: JMG reader Hightemp suggests you might like this one better. I do.

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Ricky Wilson

It was 25 years ago today that B-52s guitarist Ricky Wilson died of AIDS. Ricky was a Pisces and he loved computers and hot tamales. UPDATE: JMG reader John tips us to this song Cindy Wilson wrote for her brother.

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Dedicated To The U.S. Senate

(Tipped by JMG reader Fritz)

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B-52s Planning Live Album

There’s a great interview with B-52s member Fred Schneider over at the A.V. Club in which he reveals that the band is working on a live album to be culled from four live shows in Australia. A lot of the interview is about Fred’s new Orlando-based band, The Superions, but there’s also a lot of stuff about the early years ...

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The Superions (Feat. Fred Schneider)
Who Threw That Ham At Me?

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Hot Gay Singles

Two hot new singles from gay artists are out this week. First, Blowoff DJ and remix king Rich Morel has just released his take on Alan Cumming’s Next To Me, which is from Cumming’s new album, I Bought A Blue Car Today. Now available on iTunes. Another typically fantastic Pink Noise Mix from Rich. And B-52s frontman Fred Schneider has ...

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80’s Flashback

Fred Schneider & The Shake Society, Monster, 1984. Fred’s only solo hit, Monster includes B-girl Kate Pierson on vocals and P-Funk legend Bernie Worrell on keyboards. Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club member Tina Weymouth and artist Keith Haring both do cameo appearances in this clip. (Can anybody ID the drag queen?) The rest of this album wasn’t so great, other than ...

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