“He’s an a–hole. . . . That guy has $2 billion that he made from figuring out ways to steal royalties from artists, and that’s the bottom line. You can’t really trust anybody like that. . . . I honestly don’t want to see Sean Parker succeed in anything.” The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney on former Facebook president and current Spotify board member Sean Parker’s assessment that Spotify will surpass iTunes in revenues paid to artists.
In the privacy of my abode, I often do a happy dance in front of the mirror to my favorite music. This is quite the site, and if you’re lucky enough to spy, I think you’ll find I look very much like the gentleman in The Back Keys new video, “Lonely Boy.” The man in question is Derrick T. Tuggle, a 48 year old actor, musician, and part-time security guard. Tuggle said his performance was just a “spur-of-the-moment thing,” stemming from what was originally supposed to be a minor appearance as an extra in the video. Apparently, he was so impressive he became the star. Tuggle said he took his moves from everywhere, including, “John Travolta from ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘Pulp Fiction,’ the Carlton Banks dance from ‘The Fresh Prince’ and a little bit of Michael Jackson.” He nailed it in one take.