Music Notes – Monday, September 1, 2014

Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters tease their Sonic Highways album with more rip-roaring riffage. [COS] Neil Young reportedly to release new album, Storytone, in November. [UC] Stream Ryan Adams’ new self-titled album. [COS] Hear Led Zeppelin’s heavy, howling alternate ‘Black Dog’ version. [Spin] Made in America Philadelphia postponed due to severe weather. [COS] Foals and The Antlers to feature in Transgressive Records’ free September downloads. [NME] Billy Corgan performs 31-song, three-hour retrospective concert in Chicago. [COS] Today’s new album releases: The […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, August 29, 2014

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is writing a children’s book. [COS] Cold War Kids announce new album Hold My Home. [NME] Phil Rudd on his solo project and AC/DC’s future plan. [TM] Mark David Chapman says he was ‘such an idiot’ for murdering John Lennon. [ABC] Production issues delay latest Paul McCartney Archive Collection releases. [UC] CMJ Music Marathon reveals 2014 lineup. [COS] The Kinks deny that they will reunite without Dave Davies. [NME] Broken Bells live out Close Encounters in […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paul Simon, Jack White, Eddie Vedder

Jack White, Eddie Vedder, and Paul Simon take in a Seattle Mariners game. [COS] Martin Scorsese’s Ramones movie will come out in 2016. [BB] The Killers’ Brandon Flowers to release new solo album in 2015. [COS] Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets announce split 7-inch, stream two songs now. [COS] Bob Dylan announces U.S. tour dates. [COS] Listen to Christopher Owens’ new song ‘Never Want To See That Look Again’. [COS] ZZ Top cancels tour with Jeff Beck after injury to […] Read more »

Music Notes – August 27, 2014

Robert Plant

Robert Plant says new album could be his last. [I] Kings Of Leon cancel further shows due to drummer’s broken ribs. [NME] Neil Young files for divorce from Pegi Young, wife of 36 Years. [RS] Mount Eerie announces new album, Sauna, plus US tour dates. [COS] Billy Idol announces new album, premieres first single. [UCR] Stream Interpol’s new album El Pintor. [COS] The Kooks announce November UK tour dates. [NME] Cloud Nothings announce new tour dates. [COS] Stream […] Read more »

Music Notes-Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Prince to simultaneously release 2 new studio albums. (NME) Scott Weiland cleared of Bogus arrest claims. (UCR) Man shot and killed at a Wiz Khalifa concert. (Pitchfork) Punk, Metal and Comedy Stars Unite for Johnny Ramone Tribute. (Rolling Stone) The most awkward moments from the 2014 VMAs (Stereogum) Aphex Twin accuses Kanye West of ripping him off with “Blame Game”. (COS) Listen to the new song from Stevie Nicks‘ forthcoming solo project. (Spin) Watch Willie Nelson‘s ‘On The […] Read more »

Music Notes-Monday, August 25, 2014


Jack White shares picture of purple sprained ankle, refuses to cancel live show. (NME) Suge Knight shot at Chris Brown‘s Pre-VMA party. (Rolling Stone) Marky Ramone joins Arcade Fire on stage for “I Wanna Be Sedated” and “I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement” (COS) Cat Power signs on to do benefit show for Ferguson, Missouri. (Spin) Jake Bugg plays secret show at Reading Festival. (NME) Henry Rollins apologizes for Robin Williams criticism. (Rolling […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, August 22, 2014

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse sculpture to be installed in Camden Market. [NME] John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan split. [P] Morrissey details Harvest Records clusterfuck, label pulls his new album from stores. [COS] Weezer pushes back Everything Will Be Alright in the End release date. [BB] Josh Homme remixes Mark Lanegan Band’s ‘Sad Lover’ – listen. [NME] Bob Dylan sets New Basement Tapes release date. [MN] Stream Elephant Stone’s new album The Three Poisons. [COS] Hear Lukas Nelson pay homage to classic […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paul McCartney

Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s ‘Piss’ song might have leaked. [Spin] Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner says Reading & Leeds is ‘perfect place to leave things for a while’. [COS] Gary Clark Jr to release Live album. [N11] Roger Waters’ The Wall tour documentary to premiere in September. [UC] Top 10 richest bassists in the world. [TR] Hear track from Leonard Cohen’s new album Popular Problems, tracklisting revealed. [UC] Dave Grohl and wife Jordyn Blum welcome […] Read more »

Music Notes- Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Billy Corgan says Smashing Pumpkins can live on without him. (COS) 2015 Super Bowl halftime performers have been narrowed down to Coldplay, Rihanna and Katy Perry, but the NFL wants them to “pay to play” (Rolling Stone) Kate Bush asks fans not to take pictures of her at live shows. (NME) Gavin Rossdale Will Write You ‘Glycerine’ Lyrics If You Pay $2,000 for Bush’s New Album. (Spin) Leonard Cohen announces new album. (NME) Elvis Costello, […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, August 19, 2014

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp releases new song, ‘Troubled Man’. [UCR] U2 still planning to release new album in 2014. [RS] Listen to Flaming Lips side project Electric Würms cover The Beatles’ ‘Fixing a Hole’. [COS] Jackson Browne releases new song, ‘Birds of St. Marks’. [Mojo] Ted Nugent says he’s the reason the Damn Yankees won’t reunite. [UCR] Tame Impala accused of plagiarizing Argentinian pop star with ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’. [COS] Bob Seger reveals release date […] Read more »