When one listens closely to the shoegaze-laced noise-pop of Denmark's Raveonettes, typically bands like the Jesus and Mary Chain or the Velvet Underground come to mind -- with a tinge of classic '50s rock'n'roll tossed in for good measure. But according to the duo's guitarist Sune Rose Wagner, their influences extend a bit further than meets the ear.For "Breaking Into Cars," a track from the duo's forthcoming fifth album, In and Out of Control (out Oct. 6 on Vice), Wagner explains that he and bassist Sharin Foo (the other half of the band) were culling from a very specific touchstone: Wu Tang Clan's classic track "Bring da Ruckus.""We were trying to find sort of like a RZA type of snare sound that he has in that song," says Wagner.
The final installment in Heath Ledger's engrossing career, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, won't make it to U.S. theatres until Christmas, but you can score a peek at the trailer for director Terry Gilliam's hotly-anticipated film below. Judging from the lurid, exotic landscapes of the preview, the film looks like a demented amalgamation of Moulin Rouge and Lord of the Rings, but with an added touch of cartoons. Ledger appears flitting about in a white mask with a long snout, while Tom Waits (who plays the Devil) looks, well, a lot like himself in a characteristic bowler hat and suit. Though Ledger's death halted production in early 2008, Gilliam was able to recruit Colin Farrell, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp to help fill in the gaps.