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redd kross interviews and nxne show

Here are a bunch of links that I have come across or which have been sent to me in the last few weeks. Enjoy!

Coachella videos:

24 Hour World Tour, part one: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gHhCUSfAtEY
Part Two: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Njeqca0tgPU

From Rock Sellout.com
Robert Hecker: http://rocksellout.com/2008/05/17/interviews-redd-kross-robert-hecker/
Jeff McDonald: http://rocksellout.com/2008/05/26/interviews-redd-kross-jeff-mcdonald/
Podcast with Jeff and Astrid: http://rocksellout.com/2008/05/30/here-comes-the-summer-podcast/

Canadian press for NXNE:
The Toronto Sun - Kross Worth Bearing: http://www.torontosun.com/Entertainment/Music/2008/06/14/pf-5875476.html
The Star - Old Festival Has New Energy: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/443901
NXNE 2008 from Returning The Screw: http://www.returningthescrew.com/2008/06/17/nxne-2008/
Eye Weekly: http://www.eyeweekly.com/music/liveeye/article/30728
ChartAttack: http://chartattack.com/damn/2008/06/1701.cfm
Chromewaves: http://www.chromewaves.net/index.php?itemid=3053
Chromewaves photos: http://www.chromewaves.net/nxne2008.php?concert=reddKross

Really nasty hipster review from CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/blog/NXNE08/2008/06/capping_it_off.html

24 Hours in Toronto: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hu02RCJwwNk

NXNE performances (nine parts):
Part One: http://youtube.com/watch?v=w5v2UpcmJBQ
Part Two: http://youtube.com/watch?v=cHQYHmkzJ7Y
Part Three: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1CPKaqrints
Part Four: http://youtube.com/watch?v=MKE5t1-yjBQ
Part Five: http://youtube.com/watch?v=65j5LhlQQws
Part Six: http://youtube.com/watch?v=sxOsxBGr4n0
Part Seven: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xB3GabcBwFE
Part Eight: http://youtube.com/watch?v=k7vOas_w948
Part Nine: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qZgNOivYXnw
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Here's a brief follow-up to that Redd Kross interview I posted a link to about a week ago.

L.A. Record: Is America's weirdo population declining?

Jeff McDonald: It's becoming more mainstream. Little kids go to YouTube and check out the freaks. Someone turned me on to the Paul Stanley laser pointer film. He stops the show and is yelling and screaming at some guy with a laser pointer, and he's not yelling in his rock voice. He sounds like… picture a man who works at a barber shop. 'I'll shove that up your ass if you don't stop it! I mean it, man!' Now huge stars are doing underground films they're not aware of. Like Beyonce falling—pretty funny because her feet went flailing, and she looked like a cartoon.

Paul Stanley gets mad at laser-pointing idiot

I just watched it! HAHAHAHA! I love how he goes from "man who works at barber shop" to "Dr. Rockso" and back again like, three times! Also, Ace Frehley is such a potato-body-with-toothpick-legs it's hilarious.
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L.A. Record Interviews Redd Kross


Here's one of my favourite excerpts:

Did Kim Fowley really show up to the premiere of Desperate Teenage Lovedolls with dynamite strapped to his body?

Jeff McDonald: No, he showed up with a briefcase he said contained a blowtorch, and said he would blowtorch Jennifer Schwartz’s face and she’d never act again. He also had a very large African-American woman dressed in a Zulu outfit as his bodyguard, and she was carrying a spear.

Steve McDonald: He also explained that she was in the new Runaways—this was like 1984, and these were the new Runaways, who were like the United Colors of Bennetton.

Roy McDonald: She was the Zulu Cherie Currie.

SM: They had a Swedish member, an Armenian member...

Robert Hecker: It was like the Spice Girls a decade ahead of time.

JM: Later he and Jennifer were in a meeting together, and he asked her for a ride home, and she was like, ‘No! You threatened to blowtorch my face off!’ And he said, ‘But there’s no money in that.’