Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Dixie Chicks Are Back After 14 Years, with “Gaslighter,” Not Political But Personal and Very Catchy New Song


The Dixie Chicks are back with their first single in 14 years. “Gaslighter” is not political, but personal. Natalie Maines’ ex husband, Adrian Pasdar, tried to get a big piece of her wealth in their nasty divorce. Now Natalie is retaliating, and it’s a catchy song. “Gaslighter” is also the title of the Chicks’ new album, coming May 1st. It’s produced by Jack Antonoff, and on amazon there’s an “Explicit” version. These Chicks are not fooling around!

The Chicks ended their hit run of music back in 2006 after getting very political against George W. Bush. They skipped the Obama administration completely. Will “Gaslighter” have songs reflecting the current political era? I should think so. But country fans weren’t happy with the anti-Bush material, so this will be interesting. I really missed them, as it turns out.

By the way, whatever happened to Adrian Pasdar? Turns out, he’s been working right along, making presumably good money as the voice of Tony Stark/Iron Man in animated series. He was also on “Agents of SHIELD.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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