Music Notes-Friday, February 27, 2015

Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan calls for rock stars to take ‘aggressive’ stance against pop music. [FL] Will Butler premieres new song ‘You Must Be Kidding’. [COS] Paul McCartney’s childhood home heads to auction. [RS] Bunbury Festival announces 2015 lineup. [COS] Robin Thicke reportedly testified with a piano medley in ‘Blurred Lines’ case. [S] Music industry makes Friday new global release date for music. [COS] Warren Ellis tells the inside story of life in Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. […] Read more »

Music Notes-Thursday, February 26, 2015

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band to play Saturday Night Live. [RS] Ben Folds announces collaborative album and U.S. tour with yMusic. [COS] Scorpions announce North American Tour. [UCR] U2’s Joshua tree has been vandalized. [COS] Paul McCartney confirmed as mystery headliner of Firefly Music Festival 2015. [COS] My Morning Jacket premieres new single ‘Big Decisions’. [COS]  Will Steven Tyler’s solo album lead to new Aerosmith music? [MC] Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Massive Attack’s 3D team up on ‘UK Gold’. […] Read more »

Music Notes-Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono posts open letter to critics. [UCR] Warpaint premieres new song ‘No Way Out’. [COS]  Will Butler shares new song ‘Waving Flag’, announces tour dates. [COS] Damien Rice expands world tour. [COS] Styx concert to be shown on AXS-TV. [UCR] Real Estate announce North American tour. [COS] Legendary musician Bobby Emmons dead at 72. [TCA] One-fourth of all iTunes users listened to U2 during the month of January. [COS] Pete Townshend solo catalog reissued. [MN] Stream Chasing Yesterday, […] Read more »

Music Notes-Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lorde

Lorde to begin work on second album in March, producer confirms. [NME] Arcade Fire’s Will Butler shares song about Greek debt crisis. [TG] Ryan Adams and Natalie Prass cover each other’s songs. [COS]  Motown 25 special, expansive box set planned for release. [RS] Frank Turner plays to just 70 fans at secret gig. [NME] Sam Smith announces North American arena tour. [COS] Foo Fighters, Muse and Ryan Adams to headline massive Fuji Rock Festival. [BB] Passion […] Read more »

Music Notes-Monday, February 23, 2015

Kid Rock

Kid Rock, Phillip Phillips headline Daytona 500 entertainment. [BB] Chris Robinson opens up about Black Crowes break-up. [HP] Glen Campbell documentary I’ll Be Me coming to CNN. [BB] Sun Kil Moon and Laura Marling cover Led Zeppelin. [COS] Jazz great Clark Terry dead at 94. [RS] Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers have collaborated on a film for new Chic album. [NME] Rush to release hologram version of 2112 to mark 40th anniversary. [COS] Mark Knopfler Tracker film […] Read more »

Music Notes-Friday, February 20, 2015

Will Butler

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler writing song a day based on news stories next week. [TG] Foo Fighters’ HBO docuseries Sonic Highways gets DVD/Blu-ray release. [COS] Def Leppard won’t play any new songs on upcoming tour. [UCR] 16-year-old kid runs his own record label. [COS] Aerosmith plans to dig deep on set list. [BM] John Mayer ‘ready for family with Katy‘. [MN] Brian Wilson premieres ‘The Right Time’ featuring Al Jardine and David Marks. [COS] Royal Blood cover […] Read more »

Music Notes-Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters cancel concert after accident. [UCR] Vanilla Ice arrested for stealing furniture, pool heater and bicycles. [NME] Richard Thompson announces new album produced by Jeff Tweedy. [UC] Listen to Björk’sRinse FM mix featuring music that inspired new album Vulnicura. [COS] Marilyn Manson’s album is ‘debt to the devil’. [MN] ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons readies latin album, talks Dave Grohl advice. [RS] CHVRCHES cover Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’. [COS] Bon Scott died 35 years […] Read more »

Music Notes-Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nickelback

Guy has raised $18,000 after promising to only listen to Nickelback for an entire week. [COS] AC/DC tickets averaging over $250 for Rock Or Bust World Tour on secondary market. [F] Florence + The Machine ‘waiting for phone call’ to headline Glastonbury. [NME] Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge says his life is in danger over knowledge of aliens. [PM] Lou Reed said he ‘never liked’ The Beatles and thought they were ‘garbage’. [NME] Fiona Apple and Nickel Creek’s Sean […] Read more »

Music Notes-Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse premieres new song ‘The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box’. [COS] Paul McCartney, Prince + Taylor Swift jammed at the SNL 40 Afterparty. [UCR] Palma Violets premiere new song ‘Danger in the Club’. [COS]  Neil Young sells 4000 albums after Jimmy Fallon appearance. [N11] Sufjan Stevens reveals new song ‘No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross’. [NME] Lesley Gore, singer of ‘It’s My Party’, has died at 68. [COS] Abbey Road […] Read more »

Music Notes-Monday, February 16, 2015

Jack White

Jack White writes open letter addressing leaked contract and tour rider. [COS] Adam Levine can’t wait to sing ‘Lost Stars’ at the Oscars. [BB] Imagine Dragons on depression struggles. [MN] Noel Gallagher told he would ‘drop dead’ if he came off medication. [NME] Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry form new supergroup. [COS] Paul McCartney plays surprise Valentine’s Day concert in New York. [RS] The National’s Bryce Dessner gets Sufjan, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Tim […] Read more »