Kevin Devine Hits the Reset Button

Ilana Kaplan sat down with Kevin Devine over at the Village Voice:

“If I can not release a record for a few years, I would really like that,” says Devine, who has an eighteen-month-old daughter at home in Bay Ridge. “I have that Bad Books band with the Manchester Orchestra guys, and I do think it is likely — not guaranteed, but likely — that there would be a Bad Books record before there would be a Kevin record.” But Devine’s work ethic probably won’t stop him from focusing on music entirely: He’s admittedly restless. He’s always working on music, but he’s without a concrete plan for the first time in ages, and that’s fine by him.

Fall Out Boy Talk with Entertainment Weekly

Ariana Bacle sat down with Fall Out Boy over at Entertainment Weekly to talk about their upcoming album:

“We wanted to move the ball forward,” Wentz says. “The great thing about the way people listen to music now is there’s such disregard to genre. I think this record is expansive in that way.” Now, the 10-track collection, out Jan. 19, features everything from foot-stomping soul on “Heavens Gate” to EDM-tinged rock on “Young and Menace,” which Wentz calls “the musical equivalent of a cat chasing a laser beam.”

Disney Buys 21st Century Fox

The Walt Disney Company has purchased 21st Century Fox:

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment).

So, Disney and Amazon are going to just own everything now? Great. Wonderful.


F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

The New York Times:

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.

The agency scrapped so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content. The federal government will also no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as if it were a utility, like phone services.