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Troy this on for size.

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Troy Van Leeuwen sure is a busy little beaver. You may not be familiar with the name, but I’m sure you’re familiar with his work. He has performed in well known bands such as A Perfect Circle and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as with recording with Depeche Mode, Orgy, KoRn and Limp Bizkit.

Now the Van man has formed a brand spankin’ new band; Sweethead. Along for the ride are Serrina Sims, Norm Block and Eddie Nappi.


Serrina Sims appears on Queens of the Stone Age’s song Make It Wit Chu, providing backing vocals, and Norm Block featured in 90’s rock outfit Plexi and also appeared with Riot Grrl act Jack Off Jill, supplying live drums. As well as Sims and Block, Van Leeuwen has brought along his bassist mate Eddie Nappi, from their former band Enemy. Nappi also played in the Mark Lanegan band.


So the Sweethead kids have the rock runs on the board, ‘how is the music?’ I hear you ask.

Oh it’s good. Real good. It has the sexy grooves that QotSA made their own, as well as Serrina Sims’ saucy vocal stylings. And if the tracks featured on their Myspace page are anything to go by, their tour commencing late next month as well as their impending album (slated for a release [northen hemispherically] “late this summer/early fall”) should be something to look forward to. At this stage, it appears that Sweethead are only gigging round Europe and the U.K. though.


On an entirely unrelated note….

Well I could make up a lame segue, but why bother.


Smashing Pumpkins’ song ‘The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning’ is being featured in the trailer for the upcoming movie Watchmen. As a result, the song, which is also on the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Batman and Robin (along with sister song ‘The End Is The Beginning Is The End’), is now the #1 most downloaded Pumpkins song on iTunes and is currently the #37th most downloaded song in any category.

Watchmen director Zack Snyder, who’s credits include sword and sandal epic ‘300’, says that the song “will create controversy” and will also speak “a little to the Watchmen world” despite the movie (and comic on which it is based) being set in 1985.


Cinematic Cowbell!




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  1. I’m thinking enough with the cowbell…you think people get it yet? Maybe give them a few more wacks over the head with it. On another note, my housemate met Christopher Walken at some comic convention the other day. Not sure why he was there, as she is neither male, nor nerdy and therefore not into comics.


    July 24, 2008 at 3:08 pm

  2. Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!


    August 14, 2008 at 11:33 am

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