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 »

Music Notes – Monday, August 18, 2014

Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant, Pearl Jam, and ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic take the Ice Bucket Challenge. [COS] Rick Parashar, producer of Pearl Jam’s Ten, dies at 50. [Spin] Paul McCartney reveals unseen photograph from The Beatles final gig. [UC] Morrissey maintains that he has has been dropped by his record label. [NME] Red Hot Chili Peppers up in the air about next producer. [N11] Man killed in wreck involving Motley Crue’s equipment truck. [WBRC] Kanye West ‘hopes to […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, August 15, 2014


Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has heart problems, band cancels shows. [TMZ] Listen to The Afghan Whigs cover The Police’s ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’. [COS] Josh Homme salutes crowdsurfer in wheelchair during Queens Of The Stone Age’s Sziget performance. [NME] Brandi Carlisle goes unplugged for fall tour. [RS] Bastille stream brand new song. [MN] Bob Seger drops studio version of John Hiatt’s ‘Detroit Made’. [BB] Cliff Richard denies historical sex offense allegations. [BBC] This […] Read more »

Music Notes-Thursday, August 14, 2014


New U2 rumors predict Fall release for album. [IT] Chris Walla quits Death Cab For Cutie. [COS] Sam Smith denies rumors he will record the next Bond theme. [NME] Paul McCartney’s autographed guitar helps save elephants. [RS] $100,000 reward to find killers of AC/DC manager Crispin Dye. [SMH] David Bowie retrospective exhibition heads to new destination. [UC] Ryan Adams shares studio version of ‘My Wrecking Ball’. [COS] Rod Stewart still finds joy performing in front of an […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams

Music world reacts to death of Robin Williams. [NME] Is Casey Kasem’s body still being moved? [BB] Kings of Leon cancel more tour dates following bus accident. [COS] The Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing could get lollipop lady over safety fears. [BBC] AC/DC biographer explains why he thinks Malcolm Young will not return. [LW] She & Him announce new album, Classics. [COS] Arctic Monkeys nominated for AIM Independent Music Awards. [NME] Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Concert will include Greg […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill injured in bus accident. [COS] The dark days behind The Black Keys’ best album yet. [RS] Maids reveal Michael Jackson’s filth and perversion. [NYP] Bon Iver side-project Jason Feathers stream De Oro album. [NME] Hear Lumineers’ haunting Walking Dead song, ‘Visions of China’. [Spin] Foo Fighters to release new album, Sonic Highways, on Nov. 10. [COS] Cindy Blackman returns to Lenny Kravitz band. [N11] The Flaming Lips side project Electric Würms stream new […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, August 11, 2014


Morrissey dropped by record label following critical rant. [COS] Coldplay’s Chris Martin wants to work on Rihanna’s next album. [BB] RatDog cancels all remaining concerts. [UCR] Paul McCartney scores Destiny game for Xbox. [Spin] Sharon Van Etten on playing festivals: ‘I have no idea what I’m doing’. [NME] Van Morrison to release lyric book Lit Up Inside this fall. [RS] The Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records. [NYT] Kiss unveil webisodes […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, August 8, 2014

Foo Fighters

The first eight seconds of Foo Fighters’ new album are intense. [COS] Eric Clapton announces new tour documentary. [UCR] London Grammar cancel European festival dates. [NME] Robert Plant announces North American tour dates. [COS] St Vincent: ‘I always felt like a weirdo, and I was’. [TG] Jimi Hendrix park finally breaks ground in Seattle. [RS] New AC/DC pinball machine on the way. [UCR] Calgary radio station has started cutting songs in half so listeners don’t get bored. [FP] […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty scores first-ever No. 1 album with Hypnotic Eye. [COS] St. Vincent will serve as bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers next week. [EW] Want ‘Weird Al’ to play the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show? Sign this petition. [C.] Stream Emmylou Harris’s AmericanaFest NYC concert. [RS] Will Malcolm Young return to AC/DC? [UCR] Teenager dies after Los Angeles’ Hard Summer Festival following suspected overdose. [NME] The Who ask fans for rare recordings for 50th Anniversary festivities. […] Read more »