RIP Pete Shelley

Lead singer, guitarist and prolific songwriter Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks passed away from a suspected heart attack on December 5th. The Buzzcocks formed in 1975 after Shelley and Howard Devoto saw The Sex Pistols. Shelley perfected the three-minute power pop song with hits like “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have Fallen In Love With,” and “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays,” influencing generations of musicians. I have had my copy of Singles – Going Steady playing nonstop, and members of R.E.M., Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Belle and Sebastian, The Cure, and more have paid tribute since news of Shelley’s passing.

The New New

Miss Eaves asks Santa to Impeach Trump in her new holiday single “Santa Please.” Deerhunter released “Element,” the second single from their upcoming record Why Hasn’t Everything Disappeared? Robyn released a new music video for “Honey,” from this year’s excellent LP of the same name. 

End Notes

  • MTV is going to bring back a “reimagined” version of Celebrity Death Match starring Ice Cube, who is also the executive producer.