Black Beetle to mention Roseland show on MTV
Posted on Fri, Mar 31 2000 at 9:57 a.m. PST
by David T. <[email protected]>
From BlueGirl:

BLACK BEETLE, opening band for Morrissey's Roseland show, featured on MTV NEWS 1515 "You Hear It First"

FRIDAY, MARCH 31st at 7:30 PM (debut)
SATURDAY, APRIL 1st at 11:00 AM
SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd at 9:00 AM & 8:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 3rd at 7:00 AM & 12:00 PM

MTV NEWS 1515 will feature BLACK BEETLE on a segment entitled "You Hear It First" this weekend starting on Friday, March 31st at 7:30 PM. The MTV News crew interviewed the unsigned band and filmed their performance from MAXWELL's in Hoboken, NJ last Sunday, March 26th.

The segment marks BLACK BEETLE's national television debut and the interview centers on the formation of the band (including Michael Tighe and Parker Kindred of Jeff Buckley's band), Jeff Buckley's influence on his ex-band members and friends, opening a show for Morrissey, and the efforts of a band in pursuit of a recording contract through grass roots promotion, touring, a band website at, and buzz word-of-mouth...

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Wow - who'd have thought Morrissey's support acts get more coverage than him on this tour?

repressed but remarkably dressed
- Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 12:58:52 (PST) | #1

MTV actually allowed the mention of Morissey's name! I was good to hear someone actually speak so well of Morrissey, and to say such nice things about the fans at the show. We did get a glimpse of the Moz too.

- Sat, Apr 01, 2000 at 06:52:28 (PST) | #2

Damn, I would like to think that AT LEAST they could show footage from his CURRENT tour. They showed stuff from the 1991 Kill Uncle tour. And Black Bettle did not really seem to like talking about him either. Although the Lead Singing Violinst looked like she was going to pee in her pantalones when speaking of how HIS fans were like a sea and they had "many flowers for Morrissey."

Abrahan Garza <[email protected]>
Houston, Texas - Sat, Apr 01, 2000 at 10:07:39 (PST) | #3

Morrissey was in top form-last time I saw him was with the Smiths in the 80's. Black beetle was quite a boring band when you are waitng for Morrissey. She kept getting shocked by her guitar, it was funny. She made a snide comment about Morrissey like-"I know you guys can't wait to see Morrissey-Woo Hoo"

- Sat, Apr 01, 2000 at 18:09:11 (PST) | #4

MTV sucks!!! They only play garbage... thank you.

Unhappy planet - Sat, Apr 01, 2000 at 20:23:51 (PST) | #5

I saw it and it was just a 3-5 second shot of the "Live in Dallas" video. That's the only coverage MTV will give Morrissey, unless something (God forbid) happens to him. They're more interested in R&B and N-sick...let's face it, "alternative" is dead. Morrissey, DM, The Cure, etc. will never be "huge" in America, atleast, not like they used to be. I remember the good ol' days.............

F**K MTV !!!
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 02:32:21 (PDT) | #6

I totally agree with Esteban. MTV sucks and Im shocked that some Morrissey fans actually watch it. MTV is killing todays music.

Struzzi <[email protected]>
Reykjavik, Iceland - Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 09:27:47 (PDT) | #7


Yes, I am Blind
NYC - Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 12:19:17 (PDT) | #8

* return to Morrissey-solo