Music Notes – Thursday, November 2014


Bonnaroo announces Thanksgiving TV special, pre-sale tickets. [COS] Brad Pitt stars as Bruce Springsteen in movie? [APP] Sting & John Mellencamp join Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden. [JB] John Mayer among Late Late Show fill-In hosts. [BB] King Tuff announces North American tour. [COS] Alex and Eddie Van Halen donate signed guitar to support Multiple Sclerosis benefit. [VH]  Sinead O’Connor says Band Aid 30 critics should ‘shut the fuck up’. [NME] Creed’s Scott Stapp claims to […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kurt Cobain

A ‘fully authorized’ Kurt Cobain documentary coming to HBO in 2015. [COS] Metallica Night at AT&T Park to continue. [M] Pearl Jam release live album of No Code show. [COS] Joni Mitchell pulled plug on biopic over Taylor Swift’s involvement. [NME] Stream Eminem’s new album Shady XV. [COS] AC/DC’s Phil Rudd makes bizarre court appearance in New Zealand. [NME] Kansas announce Miracle Out of Nowhere documentary, CD. [UCR] System of a Down reunite for Wake Up the Souls tour. […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jack White

Jack White covers Dead Weather/Raconteurs bandmate Dean Fertita on ‘Parallel’. [COS] Seasick Steve announces 2015 tour dates. [MN] Sasquatch! Music Festival returns to four days in 2015. [COS] See Jerry Garcia’s most astounding paintings and sketches. [RS] Arcade Fire’s Will Butler premieres new song ‘Take My Side’. [COS] Thief steals instruments from Leon Russell’s band. [BB] Bob Dylan played a concert for one lucky fan in Philadelphia. [COS] Jimmy Page to ‘stamp’ autobiography. [MN] Warpaint remix […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, November 24, 2014

Janis Joplin

Amy Adams confirmed to star in Janis Joplin biopic. [THR] Check out Foo Fighters’ black metal Christmas sweaters. [S] Jack White pays tribute to keyboardist Isaiah ‘Ikey’ Owens at London gig. [UC] James Blake to release new album in 2015, likely to feature Kanye West collaboration. [NT] Robert Plant explains refusal to reunite with Led Zeppelin. [RP] Bob Seger starts Ride On tour. [N11]         AC/DC release ‘Rock or Bust’ video. Lorde performs ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ at AMAs. Peter Gabriel debuts […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, November 21, 2014

Yoko Ono

The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono cover John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’. [COS] Interpol emerge from snowstorm after being trapped for over 50 hours. [NME] Paul McCartney’s new app offers virtual reality concert footage. [COS] Silverchair’s Daniel Johns charged with DUI. [N11] Morrissey stormed off a Warsaw stage after getting heckled. [COS] Arcade Fire’s Will Butler announces debut solo album. [COS] Ozzy Osbourne: Memories of a madman. [UCR] Soundgarden premiere unreleased track ‘Kristi’. [COS] Radiohead are […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Eddie Vedder

Listen to Eddie Vedder’s intimate Seattle gig for 90 lucky fans. [COS] U2 to release 11 short films inspired by new album. [RS] Rage Against the Machine and The Killers members to join Smashing Pumpkins for tour. [COS] Steve Albini calls Prince a ‘purple dwarf in ass-less chaps’ whose music is ‘poison’. [TG] Muse revealed as second Download Festival 2015 headliner. [NME] Bruce Springsteen launches archival concert download service. [RS] SXSW 2015 announces second wave of bands. [COS] Band Aid 30 named fastest-selling […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Bono injured in bike accident, U2 cancels Tonight Show residency. [U2] Sinead O’Connor calls U2 ‘terrorists’ for invasive iTunes release. [DM] AC/DC premieres new single ‘Rock or Bust’. [COS]  Dropkick Murphy’s tour bus involved in fatal accident. [LW] Wilco share rare song ‘Blasting Fonda’. [COS] Bob Geldof says Band Aid 30 single raised millions ‘within four or five minutes’. [NME] Ed Sheeran announces Wembley Stadium show. [MN] The Decemberists announce North American tour. [COS] Jimmy Page is somewhat […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, November 17, 2014

Neil Young

Neil Young announces boycott of Starbucks. [NY] Robert Plant, Bono, Sam Smith, Disclosure team for Ebola charity single. [COS] Goo Goo Dolls ex-drummer Michael Malinin sues former bandmates. [TMZ] AC/DC superfan flies from Argentina for 3 hour video shoot. [MN] Adele rejects invitation to join Band Aid 30 line-up. [NME] Talks under way to make Guns N’ Roses book into a movie. [GNRF] Gov’t Mule to release Pink Floyd covers album Dark Side of the Mule. […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, November 14, 2014


Door falls off Bono’s Learjet during flight to Germany. [ABC] U2 invite fans to be part of their Tonight Show residency. [ABC] Ryan Adams to score new Al Pacino film, debuts new song ‘Do You Laugh When You Lie?’. [FMR] Bruce Springsteen criticized for playing “anti-war anthem” at Veteran’s Day concert. [UC] Kid Rock puckers up for new album First Kiss. [RS] Jimi Hendrix’s rare instrumental studio recordings returning to vinyl. [UC] Lorde, HAIM, Q-Tip, and […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, November 13, 2014

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters announce UK stadium tour, appear set for Glastonbury. [COS] Sinead O’Connor needs a new manager. [BB] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce new single. [UC] The Cure, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson sing on The Art of McCartney. [COS] Kiss to perform at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. [UCR] Aretha ‘suing biography author’. [MN] Neil Young pays tribute to Rick Rosas: “one of the greatest musicians to ever play with me”. [UC] Screaming Females […] Read more »