Friday, August 17, 2007
Legends bang the drum for Tabloid Baby
What the f*** is this? No, they're not two more on-air personalities for Harvey Levin's TMZ TV series. It's none other than a summit of two of modern music's most influential drummers: bonafide punk rock legend Rat Scabies (left), he of The Damned, the first British punk rock band to release a single (New Rose) and whose first LP, Damned Damned Damned, was officially the first British punk album (hitting stores before Never Mind The Bollocks), and Daniel Brown, drummer for the futuristic New York City postpunkartjazzrockpsycheprog hipster trio, Hall of Fame.
The duo met for an historic Silver Lake supper last night with Bruce Burgess and Rene Barnett, director and producer respectively, of Bloodline, the explosive years-in-the-making upcoming documentary film that centers on the discovery of a tomb that may be that of Mary Magdalene and includes mysterious meetings with members of the Priory of Sion, the secret society that was the vasis for The DaVinci Code.
Why are these drummers beating around such a project. Senor Scabies, it seems is one of the world's leading authorities on the Priory, and is featured in the documentary.
Daniel Brown, who, conspiracy theories notwithstanding, is not the Dan Brown who wrote DaVinci, is the film's editor. This Dan Brown, besides being the Gene Palma of the Avid and Final Cut (we mean "Max Roach of the Avid and Final Cut" --ed.) is also editor of the forthcoming Frozen Pictures feature, The Seventh Python.