Thursday, January 5, 2012

CORRECTED: Late Night Pick of the Night: tUnE-yArDs, GWAR: Tribute shows for Cory Smoot, RIP Robert Wilson

Tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (sorry, got my Jimmy's mixed up) check out the intriguing and sometimes confusing, but in a good way, tUnE-yArDs (yes, that is how you write it).  tUnE-yArDs reminds me of a cross between Talking Heads & Bjork.  Also on the show, the always funny, sometimes controversial Tracy Morgan to talk about the return of "30 Rock" (yay!).

In Chris Bopst's Richmond Times-Dispatch column today he talks about two shows this weekend to honor GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, who died suddenly in November.  Check out the column HERE for details.  Proceeds from both shows and from sales of Smoot's solo album, "When Worlds Collide," on which he played all the instruments under the name the Cory Smoot Experiment, will go to the Smoot Family Fund.  Set up by GWAR's production company, Slave Pit Inc., and label, Metal Blade Records, the trust raises money for Cory's wife, Jaime, and their unborn child, due in June.

Also, the man who once dropped a funky bomb on us, Robert Wilson, the bassist for the Gap Band, passed away on Sunday at the age of 53.  Click HERE for a short obit.