Music Notes – September, 22, 2014

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg: ‘Manufactured pop bands don’t have any soul’. [NME] Trent Reznor previews ominous Gone Girl soundtrack. [RS] Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Usher perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival. [PF] Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates. [NME] Paul Simon added to George Harrison Week on Conan. [ABC] Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury’s long-lost duet. [RS] Motorhead’s Lemmy says health, ‘Is getting back there’. [UCR] Stevie Nicks unveils title track from 24 Karat […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, September 19

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney asks for Meat Free Monday support. [NME] Prince releases new song ‘FUNKNROLL’ — listen. [COS] Jack White trashes Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone in ‘Kanye West-esque rant’. [PF] U2 and Apple working on new digital format ‘that will tempt people into buying music again’. [T] Listen to an alternate version of George Harrison’s ‘The Inner Light’. [COS] Ringo Starr on the future of rock music: ‘Bands will always come through’. [NME] What we learned from Jack White’s Big […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sharon Osbourne/Bono

Sharon Osbourne to U2: ‘You give your mediocre music away because no one wants to buy it’. [NME] Paul McCartney to release collector’s edition of New, with unreleased songs. [COS] Metallica to release live album of every single 2014 concert in new box set. [COS] The Rolling Stones to release vintage concerts on DVD, CD, Blu-ray, vinyl in November. [UCR] Win Butler addresses future of Arcade Fire. [COS] Mötley Crüe close in on final concert plans. [LVW] Ryan Adams releases Jacksonville […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dave Grohl

September 17 declared Foo Fighters Day in Richmond, Virginia. [COS] Patti Smith becomes hero of Riot Fest with impassioned call to arms. [COS] Bush are reissuing their first four albums. [S] Sammy Hagar cancels birthday bash because of hurricane damage. [UCR] Listen to an early version of George Harrison’s ‘Dark Horse’. [COS] Kiss raise $1 million for Oregon Military Museum. [RS] WKRP in Cincinnati to be reissued with most of its original soundtrack. [COS] Lenny Kravitz streams new album […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kanye West

Kanye West addresses wheelchair-gate, blasts media for sensationalizing story. [COS] Franz Ferdinand, Frightened Rabbit, Mogwai and more perform at rally for Scottish ‘Yes’ vote. [ET] Conan to celebrate George Harrison with performances by Beck, Norah Jones, and Dhani Harrison. [COS] Darius Rucker readies Home for the Holidays, which includes a duet with Sheryl Crow. [RS] Robin Thicke admits to lying about writing ‘Blurred Lines’ and rampant drug use. [COS] Queen to release ‘Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka’ Killer […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday. September 15, 2014

Pearl Jam

Neil Young, Pearl Jam and more to play Bridge School Benefit. [RS] Foo Fighters perform in front of Prince Harry at closing of Invictus Games. [NME] Here’s how to remove U2’s new album from your iPhone. [COS] Tom Skeeter, owner of Sound City Studios, has died. [BB] Lenny Kravitz on the importance of laughter. [MN] Madison Square Garden owner books himself as the Eagles’ opener. [S] David Bowie: ‘I’ve never heard a Kinks song that I […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, September 12, 2014

Neil Young and Daryl Hannah

Neil Young reportedly dating Daryl Hannah. [DM] Parquet Courts release charity single ‘This Is Happening Now’. [NME] Paul McCartney’s theme tune for computer game Destiny appears online. [UC] Thee Oh Sees announce North American tour. [COS] Foo Fighters play intimate London gig as The Holy Shits in old tunnels. [NME]     Jack White releases video for ‘Would You Fight For My Love?’. David Letterman had a fan boy moment with Ryan Adams. Death From Above […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, September 11, 2014

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp announces Plain Spoken tour. [IS] Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij shares Broadway composition ‘Upper West Side, 1982′. [NME] Stevie Wonder announces Songs in the Key of Life tour. [COS] Paolo Nutini shares new album Caustic Love early & talks breaking though in America. [BB] Foo Fighters recruit Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard for new album. [COS] Led Zeppelin taps NSYNC expertise in ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ case. [BW] Megadeath cancel Motorhead cruise because of medical issues. [UCR] […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chad Smith and Will Ferrell

The Will Ferrell, Chad Smith drum-off may get a sequel in Seattle. [S] Bono reveals secrets of U2′s surprise album Songs of Innocence. [RS] Why Benjamin Booker’s ‘Blues Punk’ sound got him recruited by Jack White. [BB] Keith Richards hints at June 2015 release for solo record. [UC] Ryan Adams covers Foreigner, debuts unreleased song ‘The Door’. [COS] R.I.P. iPod Classic — Apple has officially discontinued its original MP3 player. [V] Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant plans collaboration with […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, September 9, 2014


U2 release new album Songs of Innocence for free. [COS] Jeff Tweedy: “Rock’n’roll as a fashion and sellable lifestyle is definitely faltering’. [UC] Flaming Lips announce track listing and guest for Sgt. Pepper tribute album. [UCR] Johnny Marr announces North American tour. [COS] Foo Fighters tease three UK club gigs this week. [NME] Ted Nugent predicts terrorist attack. [UCR] The Afghan Whigs to reissue Gentlemen with unreleased material. [COS] New Neil Young ’Who’s Gonna Stand Up And Save […] Read more »