December 18, 2007


I’m thinking about inviting some major league baseball players over for New Year’s Eve. I hear they’re handy with needles.Sigh. At least shuffleboard’s not corrupt.    Next yearA brief list of ’08 albums that willprobably be leaked or downloaded illegally:AC/DC: Strap It On(Elektra, January 2008)AFI (Interscope, 2008)Authority Zero (Zero Crew)David Banner: Greatest Story Ever Told (SRC/Universal Motown)Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward(XL Recordings/Ecstatic Peace, spring 2008)Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Interscope)The Black Keys (Nonesuch, 2008)Black Mountain: In the Future(Jagjaguwar, January 2008)Rosanne Cash(Back Porch/Manhattan/EMI, 2008)Alice Cooper: Along Came a Spider (New West, 2008)Counting Crows: Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings(Geffen, January 2008)The Cure (Suretone/Geffen, spring 2008)Death From Above 1979(Vice/Atlantic)De Novo Dahl (Roadrunner)DeVotchKa (Anti-/Epitaph, March 2008)Dirty Three: Cinder (Touch & Go)Dr. Dre: Detox(Aftermath/Interscope, 2008)Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life (Bloodshot, spring 2008)Eminem (Shady/Interscope)Firewater: The Golden Hour(Bloodshot, April 2008)Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic)Peter Gabriel (Ingenious Media, 2008)Lauryn Hill: Khulami Phase(Columbia)Man Man (Anti-/Epitaph, spring 2008)And, although it’s likely a complete lie:Guns ’N Roses: Chinese Democracy (Geffen)For a longer list, see Pause and Play Music Blog at’re looking for video, photos and mp3s for our music blog, Notes, which you can find at Any bands, DJs, rappers, singer-songwriters and instrumentalists should e-mail me at Herron is LEO’s Music Editor. He has never taken steroids, but there’s a first time for everything.