Music Notes – Wednesday, July 23 2014


U2 reportedly set to release new album ‘before the end of the year’. [NME] Jack White covers Lorde’s ‘Royals’. [COS] Eric Clapton taps John Mayer, Mark Knopfler for new JJ Cale covers. [RS] Spotify Map App spotlights ‘Music of the World’. [Spin] Hozier gains following with ‘Take Me to Church’. [BB] Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails start joint tour. [N11] Phish announces 2014 U.S. fall tour. [COS] Neil Young & Crazy Horse perform unreleased track at […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Stream Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ new album Hypnotic Eye. [COS] George Harrison Tree killed by infestation of, yes, beetles. [LAT] Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic backs Eddie Vedder. [NME] Hear 12 potential songs for Radiohead’s new album. [COS] Hey girls, Richard Marx is back. [BB] Neil Young & Crazy Horse perform rare songs at German show. [UC] Avicii making a rock album with Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin, and Serj Tankian. [RS] Panic! at the Disco donate $20 for every […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, July 21, 2014

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem’s body is missing. [AP] Man dies at Pemberton Music Festival. [COS] Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden launch thunderous joint tour in Vegas. [RS] Lorde: ‘The critics I care about are people the same age as me’. [TG] Paul McCartney: ‘I love performing’. [MN] Jonny Greenwood says he’s been emailing new Radiohead songs to Thom Yorke. [COS] Pitchfork Festival 2014: Neutral Milk Hotel, St. Vincent, Pusha T and more Day 2 highlights. [BB] James Blake debuts […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, July 18, 2014

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder responds to controversy over anti-war comments. [NME] Scott Weiland wants ‘easy money’ from Velvet Revolver gigs. [Spin] Arcade Fire tap Television and Devo to open final Reflektor tour dates. [COS] Slash refuses to comment on reports he will star in Breaking Bad sequel. [NME] Lucinda Williams marks career firsts with upcoming album. [RS] Listen to Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s new song ‘Diamond Light’. [COS] Elton John is not retiring. [ABC] James Blake debuts new song on BBC Radio 1. [COS] Blondie’s Clem […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, July 17, 2014

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter, Texas blues guitar Icon, dead at 70. [RS] Stream ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s new album, Mandatory Fun. [COS] Foster The People’s Supermodel mural saved by Los Angeles mayor and 12,000 fans. [NME] Adele’s next album and World Tour confirmed? ‘No truth’ in new rumor. [HWR] Ron Howard to direct new Beatles documentary, the band’s first official film in 45 years. [COS] Paul McCartney re-releases five of his classic albums as iPad apps. [TG] AC/DC’s Phil Rudd to […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jerry Garcia

Hear the Jerry Garcia Band play ‘Mission in the Rain’ live. [RS] Listen to Cat Power and Coldplay’s ‘Wish I Was Here’. [COS] Gregg Allman biopic filmakers turn themselves in to police. [TMZ] The Wild Feathers pull out of Splendour In The Grass. [N11] Johnny Cash tribute album announced. [UC] German Police raid Europe’s biggest counterfeit record pressing plant. [BB] Hear Woody Guthrie’s unreleased My Name Is New York. [RS] Bruce Springsteen nominated for Helpmann Award […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Kiss announce Las Vegas residency. [UCR] Severe storms force cancellation of The Hudson Project, thousands of attendees stuck in mud. [RO] Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden announce replacement openers for Death Grips. [COS] Jake Bugg: ‘Dolly Parton is pretty cool’. [NME] Mark Lanegan Band announces No Bells on Sunday EP, share ‘Sad Lover’. [COS] Bombay Bicycle Club announce biggest ever show. [MN] Conor Oberst rape accuser admits she was lying, issues public apology. [COS] Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls tour dates. [MN] […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, July 14, 2014

Neil Young

Neil Young cancels Israel show due to ‘current security situation’. [SPIN] Radiohead will begin recording in September. [COS] 8th grade metal band lands $1.7 million record contract with Sony. [NYP] Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds offer fury, comfort, brimstone at Ace Hotel. [LAT] Def Leppard and Kiss return with fury to L.A. Forum. [UCR] Listen to Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s new song ‘Wait For Love’. [COS] Speedy Ortiz reveal new song ‘Bigger Party’. [NME] Here’s the Ramones’ […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, July 11, 2014

Tommy Ramone

Tommy Ramone, drummer of The Ramones, dies at 62. [COS] AC/DC founding member in hospital. [MN] Mick Jagger laughs off claims he is to blame from Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup defeat. [NME] Listen to Cut Copy’s new song ‘Lights Shine On’. [COS] Dave Davies debunks story claiming Jimmy Page played on The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’. [UCR] Electric Daisy Carnival death was ecstasy-related after all. [Spin] Hear the Grateful Dead’s ‘Estimated Prophet’ with Branford Marsalis. [RS] Limp Bizkit […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger blamed by Brazil fans for their 7-1 World Cup defeat. [NME] Outfield guitarist John Spinks dies at 60. [UCR] AC/DC completes new album, Malcolm Young hospitalized. [BB] Weezer describe new record as Pinkerton meets The Blue Album. [COS] Darius Rucker dreams of working with ‘Medicine’ men. [RS] Alice Cooper enters White Castle’s Craver Hall of Fame. [ABC] Green Day’s Mike Dirnt to produce Indie film Crickets. [BB] Haim refuse to take Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice. […] Read more »