Gnarls Barkley covering Radiohead’s “Reckoner”

Wow. This is really good. I saw a flicker of this in my reader this morning, but I’m just now getting to it. Gnarls Barkley’s were amazing on SNL a few months back, but for some reason there’s no footage of it on YouTube. Anyway, adding to their live pedigree, this is their cover of Radiohead’s “Reckoner”, my hands down favorite song off In Rainbows. This was shot a few nights ago in San Diego during Comic Con. Cee-Lo does a bang up job injecting some soul into Thom Yorke’s warbling falsetto. How can he smoke and sing like that?

Entrepreneurial Kings of Leon offer free download

KOL In a slick bid to pad the fan-list, Kings of Leon are offering a free download of the new song, “Crawl”, in exchange for your email address. This type of thing is the only reason I still have a yahoo account. The new song is a mid-tempo rocker (imagine that). But, really, it’s a dirty grunge revision with an unsubtle Led Zeppelin groove, replete with reverb-drenched vocals. Best thing I’ve heard from them in a while. I was unaware just how big Kings of Leon had gotten until I saw them at Bonnaroo last summer on the main stage. The hippie kids were all about it. I suppose I shouldn’t find that surprising.

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90210 iPod Nano; David and Donna got screwed

90210_ipod-nano Apple is inexplicably offering a limited edition iPod Nano featuring the original 90210 cast (not that new CW crap) for those jonesing for some anachronistic gadgetry. David Silver and Donna Martin didn’t make the cut (wtf). And to stay consistent with the high-falutin’ Beverly Hills theme, this will set you back cool $269, but for true fans that’s a small price to pay to keep Brenda in your back pocket 4evs.