Music Notes-Monday, January 26, 2015

Sam Smith

Sam Smith to pay royalties to Tom Petty. [Y] Dropkick Murphys tell Wisconsin governor: ‘We literally hate you!’ [COS] John Mayer ‘ready to wed’. [MN] U2 strip down Every Breaking Wave. [N11] Guitar owned by Johnny Ramone sells at auction for big money. [NME] Beck intends to release new album before the summer. [COS] Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore separate after five years of marriage. [BB] Elton John’s piano sold in recording studio auction. [BB] Report: Kanye […] Read more »

Music Notes-Friday, January 23, 2015

Patrick Carney

The Black Keys cancel upcoming tour due to Patrick Carney’s shoulder injury. [COS] Kid Rock says he hopes Seth Rogen ‘catches a fist to the face’ following American Sniper criticism. [NME] The Libertines’ Pete Doherty pays tribute to Amy Winehouse on ‘Flags of the Old Regime’. [COS] Rush announce dates for ‘Likely last major tour of this magnitude’. [RS] Mount Eerie shares album version of ‘Dragon’. [COS] Chvrches: ‘We want to channel Prince and Michael Jackson […] Read more »

Music Notes-Thursday, January 22, 2015


Morrissey tells a fan he can’t sign an autograph because ‘He has Ebola‘. [S] The Avett Brothers’ Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield cover Elliott Smith’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. [COS]  Marilyn Manson admits he ‘didn’t invent the term grunge’. [NME] Death Cab For Cutie debuts three songs from their new album Kintsugi. [COS] Paul McCartney’s star-studded MusiCares tribute headed to Blu-ray and DVD. [RS] Turbo Fruits announce new album, No Control, stream Patrick […] Read more »

Music Notes-Wednesday, January 21, 2014

Kid Rock

Kid Rock criticized for killing cougar. [BB] St. Vincent premieres new song ‘Bad Believer’. [COS] Jack White accused of abandoning Detroit music scene. [TT] Ryan Adams announces U.S. tour dates with Jenny Lewis. [COS] Haim begin work on second album with producer Ariel Rechtshaid. [NME] Interpol announces North American tour. [COS] Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce U.S. tour. [COS] Led Zeppelin shares never-before-heard version of ‘Houses of the Holy’. [COS]  The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture starts new band Summer […] Read more »

Music Notes-Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters turn Chilean crowd’s chants of ‘Ole Ole Ole’ into brand new song. [NME] Bob Dylan premieres new song ‘Stay With Me’. [COS] Dallas Taylor, drummer for Crosby Stills Nash & Young has died at 66. [LAT] Stream Howlin’ Rain’s new album Mansion Songs. [COS] David Gray re-records ‘Snow in Vegas’ with LeAnn Rimes. [N11] Bruce Springsteen,65, performed till 2 a.m. for surprise Asbury Park concert. [COS] Mark Knopfler announces new album, tour dates. [UC] Dispatch’s Chadwick […] Read more »

Music Notes-Friday, January 16, 2015


Jeff Tweedy announces new dates with Wilco and Tweedy. [COS] Who is drumming for AC/DC at the Grammys? [UCR] Eels to release film and live album from 2014 Royal Albert Hall concert. [NME] Kim Fowley, legendary record producer, dead at 75. [BB] Stevie Wonder extends Songs in the Key of Life tour. [COS] Classic Foghat and J. Geils Band albums to be reissued on vinyl. [SD] Dave Matthews puts the band back on the road. [N11] Stephen […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, January 7, 2014

Jack White

The White Stripes’ new live album and film captures legendary Brazil concert in 2005. [COS] AC/DC, Jack White to headline Coachella; Steely Dan also to appear. [UCR] Flaming Lips, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass booked for Tibet House Benefit Concert. [RS] Lana Del Rey announces new album Honeymoon. [COS] Scott Weiland’s Wildabouts prep Blaster debut album. [S] The Go! Team announces new album, The Scene Between, streams title track. [COS] Journey announce spring 2015 Las Vegas residency. [UCR]   Heart […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tame Impala

Tame Impala announce new album. [COS] Fall Out Boy share Sid and Nancy inspired song ‘Irresistible’. [NME] A new Florence and the Machine album is coming soon. [COS] Duff McKagan to write advice book How To Be A Man. [NME] Pino Daniele dies of heart attack at 59. [MN] Stream Future Of What’s debut album Pro Dreams. [COS] Spoon premieres new song ‘Satellite’. Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, January 5, 2015

Patrick Carney

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys suffers shoulder Injury. [TMZ] President Obama hangs out with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder in Hawaii. [BB] Kid Rock: ‘Pot, cocaine, heroin’ should be legalised and taxed. [TG] Dave Grohl: Why I need music. [MN] Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws vs. KISS’ L.A. Kiss. [LVS] Elvis’ private planes, Janis Joplin’s vest hit the auction block. [RS] Mercury Records co-founder Irwin Steinberg dies at 94. [AP] Lennon or McCartney: 550 […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, January 2, 2014


Bono: ‘I might never play guitar again’. [MN] SXSW sued for wrong death of crash victims. [N11] Ed Sheeran covers Stevie Wonder’s ‘Master Blaster’ on Jools Holland. [NME] Guitarist Jeff Golub dies at 59. [UCR] The Beatles’ engineer Glyn Johns: ”Let It Be is a bunch of garbage’. [NME] Geddy Lee to be interviewed on new TV series Speakeasy. [UCR] Gov’t Mule play entire set of AC/DC covers with Myles Kennedy. Brian Johnson helps Billy […] Read more »