Music Notes – Friday, April 18, 2014


Coldplay announces 2014 tour dates. [COS] Beck hopes to release next album this year. [BB] Aretha Franklin files $10 million suit over Patti LaBelle fight story. [RS] Foo Fighters’ new album is ‘almost halfway done’. [COS] Lorde’s rep denies diva claims. [MN] Alice Cooper talks guillotines, John Lennon and chickens. [RS] 4 Non Blondes to reunite at L.A. event. [BB] Ian Anderson to tour Homo Erraticus in USA. [N11] Imagine Dragons in the studio. [MN] Cut Copy’s […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bruce Springsteen

Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s new song ‘Hurry Up Sundown’. [COS] The Orwells criticise Arctic Monkeys’ live show. [GW] Robert Plant plays church charity concert. [UC] Lorde meets baseball legend George Brett, the inspiration behind her hit ‘Royals’. [COS] Thee Oh Sees, OFF!, and Gizmos join Burger Boogaloo Lineup. [Spin] Paul McCartney expands 2014 North American tour. [COS] The inside story of Nirvana’s one-night-only reunion. [RS] AC/DC won’t break up despite Malcom Young’s ‘debilitating illness’. [COS] Listen to […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi wants to buy the Buffalo Bills. [UCR] Stream Eels’ new album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett. [COS] BB King apologizes for erratic St Louis show. [NME] Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi hints at new album. [MN] Imagine Dragons frontman to receive Songwriters Hall of Fame honor. [BB] Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter raises over $6 million. [RS] Here’s a map of America’s musical preferences by genre. [COS] Cloud Nothings strip down Here and Nowhere […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, April 15, 2014


AC/DC to retire speculation started on rumor. [N11] Foo Fighters fans raise funds hoping the band will return to Richmond, Virginia, for the first time since ’98. [Spin] Listen to The Black Keys’ new song ‘Turn Blue’. [COS] Pixies Indie Cindy gets early release. [MN] Muse reveal plan to start recording new album in May. [NME] Courtney Love bored with being a badass. [N11] Bon Jovi’s ‘Lay Your Hands on Me’ covered by Dolly Parton. [UCR] […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, April 14, 2014


Morrissey reveals World Peace Is None Of Your Business details. [N11] Damon Albarn: ‘I worry for humanity’. [MN] Michael Franti Googles his own lyrics. [N11] Elvis Presley’s estate sues over likeness used in gun adverts. [NME] They Might Be Giants release 10 year compilation. [MN] Steely Dan expands U.S. tour. [N11] Jesse Winchester dies aged 69. [UC] Santana to release first Latin album. [MN] Kiss perform ‘Deuce’ on The Tonight Show. MGMT’s full performance at […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, April 11, 2014


Original Kiss lineup put differences aside for Rock and Roll Hall induction. [CR]  Nirvana played a surprise show in Brooklyn, here’s the 15-song setlist. [COS] Read Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band induction speech. [RS] Linkin Park reveal details of new album ‘The Hunting Party’. [NME] Led Zeppelin 1 Deluxe Edition features 1969 Paris concert. [N11] Listen to Arcade Fire cover Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’. [COS] The former Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, performs at Hall induction. [UCR] Radiohead’s […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, April 10, 2014

Joan Jett and Dave Grohl

Joan Jett will join Nirvana onstage at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebration. [Yahoo] Bonnaroo expands 2014 lineup, reveals Club Stage. [COS] Prince claims rights to Prince. [N11] Blur’s Dave Rowntree remixes song by new band The Cadbury Sisters – listen. [NME] Damon Albarn on the future of Blur: ‘I’m sure we’ll play again at some point’. [NME] Flea unites with former Mars Volta members to form Antemasque. [Spin] Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan gearing up […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, April 7, 2014

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof on Peaches Geldof’s death: ‘We are beyond pain’. [NME] Kurt Cobain ‘wanted to record an album of old blues covers’ prior to his death. [NME] Jack White announces one-off London gig. [NME] Sam Smith announces UK tour dates. [NME] Slash album is finished. [CR] Weezer record song in Jack White’s Third Man Records booth. [NME] Richie Sambora confirmed for Download Festival. [CR] Watch Thee Oh Sees’ hypnotic ‘Drop’ video. Warpaint unveil ‘Disco//very’/'Keep It […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, April 4, 2014

David Letterman

David Letterman announces retirement from Late Show. [V] Kings of Leon concertgoers may have been exposed to measles. [COS] Gene Simmons celebrates Kiss’ 40th Anniversary with Crowdsourcing campaign. [THR] ZZ Top and Jeff Beck to tour in 2014. [UCR] Taylor Hawkins describes solo album collaboration with Dave Grohl as ‘David Bowie meets Queen‘. [NME] The Babys wrapping up work on first album in 34 years. [UCR] Jack White to record, press, and release new single all in […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, April 3, 2014


Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea to write memoir. [COS] Coachella 2014 coming to YouTube and television. [Spin] Jack White to headline Open’er Festival. [NME] Read the setlist for Neil Young’s April 1, 2014 Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles show. [UC] Courtney Love reunites with Hole’s classic lineup. [COS] Ted Nugent announces new album, tour. [UCR] David Gray headline tour dates. [MN] John Mayall announces first studio album in five years. [ABS] Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You to […] Read more »