Black Lips Bring Back Jack Hines!

Yerp, that’s good old Jack Hines in that video from May 30, 2003. Jack took over for original Lips guitarist Ben Eberbaugh after Eberbaugh’s tragic death in December 2002. He remained with the band until mid to late 2004, when Ian Saint Pé, the guitarist we’ve all come to know and love, replaced him and has been kicking it with the Lips ever since. Apparently now, however, Jack is back in the band filling in for Ian for a little while or possibly for good?. Damn, I’m going to miss Ian :(, but it will be interesting to see this line up on the upcoming mega Black Lips/KKBBQ tour this Fall. Bring back all that great We Did Not Know The Forest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow slime! I hope all is well with all y’all.

Read more about it in Creative Loafing Atlanta:

Video: Ian St. Pe – Fixed Focus – “Movin’ On Up”

The G’est of all G’s, Ian St. Pe, has a video out now for “Movin’ On Up,” one hell of a song that has been around for a while now. According to Filter, he is working on a Fixed Focus album. That’ll be nice, of course. But yeah, check on this video, it’s just about what’d you expect from the man:

Ian Promises New Record February 2011

A good question to have asked any member of Black Lips in the past three weeks or so would have been: “How’s the next record coming along?”

What’s for sure is that it won’t include “Before You Judge Me” or “Best Napkin I Ever Had.” What’s also for sure is that the as of now untitled LP is done. Thanks to Ian for the public information. And he’s promised that it will be released in February of 2011, a good two years since 200 Million Thousand hit shelves.

Can’t wait!


The oldest and most stylish Black Lip, Ian St. Pe, has got himself a side project called theFixedFocus.

The band’s first demo “Movin’ On Up” has a slick “Big Black Baby Jesus of Today” heavy guitar rhythm on top of a light reverb laced guitar. And features lyrics you’d expect from St. Pe like:

“Needed peace of mind/Oh hell yeah I got more than a lot/Laying back, feeling good/Doing like I’ve always done.”
“Can you hear that sound?/ Can you move it around?”
“Am I ready? Ready as I always was.”
“Question, am I all right? All right? In fact, I’m doing gooood.”

You ought to check ’em out: