Music Notes-Friday, January 30, 2015

John Mellencamp

8 most country songs on John Mellencamp’s Nashville set list. [RS] Paul McCartney reschedules Japanese Tour. [N11] Passion Pit announce new album Kindred. [COS] Tom Petty describes Sam Smith songwriting dispute as ‘a musical accident’. [NME] Rob Zombie headlines Loudwire Music Fetsival. [UCR] Brian Wilson announces No Pier Pressure, his star-studded new solo album. [COS] Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler arrested following ‘bar brawl’. [TMZ] Ringo Starr announces Postcards From Paradise album for March. [UCR] Def Leppard add […] Read more »

Music Notes-Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx says he’ll play onstage naked If New England wins Super Bowl. [UCR] The Amazing share new song ‘Safe Island’. [COS] Hozier to joins Open’er Festival. [MN] John Frusciante to release new acid house album as Trickfinger, premieres ‘After Below’. [COS] Alabama Shakes, Django Django and Slaves announced for The Great Escape 2015. [UC] Sam Smith: ‘I’m paranoid and insecure.’ [MN] Liturgy return for North American Spring Tour. [PF] Noel Gallagher: ‘new album is […] Read more »

Music Notes-Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Forecastle Festival reveals homegrown 2015 lineup. [COS] Here’s why Tom Petty won’t win a Grammy for Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’. [COS] Paolo Nutini, Hozier, Lionel Ritchie join North Sea Jazz. [MN] Father John Misty ‘streaming’ new album I Love You, Honeybear on his new digital music platform. [COS] Avi Buffalo call it quits. [PF] Coachella announces 2015 sideshows. [COS] Van Morrison and The Who to headline 2015 Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts. [UCR] Desaparecidos to release first new album […] Read more »

Music Notes-Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Muse confirm new album title Drones in latest in-the-studio video. [NME] Sufjan Stevens announces North American tour. [COS] Dave Grohl won’t appear in Kurt Cobain documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck. [NME] Blink-182 says Tom DeLonge has quit the band. [COS] Gregg Allman announces Spring 2015 Tour. [UCR] Death Cab For Cutie premiere new single ‘Black Sun’, plus North American tour dates. [COS]  Likeness between ‘Stay With Me’ and Tom Petty song is ‘coincidence’, says Sam Smith’s […] Read more »

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 »