Music Notes – Friday, DEcember 19, 2014

Black Keys

Howard Stern to broadcast two-hour Black Keys concert tonight. [RS] Royal Blood ‘wanted to support Foo Fighters before even starting the band’. [NME] 1,000 diehard Foo Fighters fans to simultaneously play ‘Learn to Fly’. [COS] Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich is heading to the big screen. [LW] George Harrison, Bee Gees to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards. [BB] Band of Horses and Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle team up for new Christmas song ‘Hang an Ornament’. [COS] Sam Smith becomes only artist […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, December 18, 2014


Muse update fans on new album as they record with orchestra in Milan. [NME] Elton John to wed David Furnish this weekend in England. [RS] AC/DC sell out Wembley Stadium gig in 60 minutes. [NME] The Juliana Hatfield Three announce reunion tour. [COS] Johnny Marr to guest on new Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds album. [N11] Brian May says Adam Lambert reaches vocal heights Freddie Mercury never could. [UCR] The 1975 named as the hardest-working band […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Scott Stapp

Scott Stapp’s downward spiral captured on police recordings. [RS] Imagine Dragons announce new album Smoke + Mirrors. [NME] The Decemberists premiere new song ‘The Wrong Year‘. [COS] David Byrne/Talking Heads tribute to feature Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss, the Roots, Perry Farrell, more. [PF] Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, and more. [COS] Eric Singer is not interested in continuing with Kiss without Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons. […] Read more »

Music Notes – Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams’ new 7-inch features Johnny Depp and a song about getting stoned in a 7-11 parking lot. [COS] Stevie Wonder will receive an All-Star Grammys tribute next year. [S] Wilco announce first tour dates of 2015. [COS] Florence and the Machine announce plans to play Norway’s Oya Festival. [NME] Modest Mouse premieres new single ‘Lampshades on Fire’. [COS]  Stream Jonny Greenwood’s Inherent Vice soundtrack. [COS] Lamb Of God, Billy Idol and Black Veil Brides among 18 new […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, December 15, 2014

Scott Stapp

Secret Service is investigating Scott Stapp following assassination claims, Stapp issues new statement. [TMZ] Jack White and Arctic Monkeys dominate U.S. vinyl sales for 2014. [UC] Smith Westerns announce indefinite hiatus. [COS] Chris Martin: David Bowie rejected Coldplay collaboration. [RS] John Hampton, White Stripes and Replacements producer dead at 61. [CA] Michael Stipe says he ‘Will sing again,’ won’t reunite R.E.M. [SG] Daryl Hall to stream NYE show from Daryl’s House Restaurant. [MN]  Modest Mouse announce Strangers to […] Read more »

Music Notes – Friday, December 12, 2014


Coldplay premieres new single ‘Miracles’. [COS]  Lorde ‘blown away’ by Golden Globe nomination. [NME] Marilyn Manson addresses controversial Lana Del Rey video. [COS] Aretha Franklin on feminism, Beyonce and who should star in her biopic. [RS] Electric Zoo 2013 death leads to guilty plea. [BB] Ed Sheeran: ‘I’ll do the James Bond theme when my balls drop’. [NME] The Juliana Hatfield Three announce reunion album, share ‘If I Could’. [COS] A few of 2014′s stories of […] Read more »

Music Notes – Thursday, December 11, 2014

Murder by Death

Indiana’s Murder By Death share new song ‘Strange Eyes’. [COS] Noel Gallagher reveals he has ‘albums worth of unreleased material’. [NME] David Letterman announces date of his final Late Show episode. [COS] Rush to reissue classic early albums on hi-def audio. [VVN] Stream James Blake’s new 200 Press EP. [COS] Wild Beasts share unreleased ‘Soft Future’ and ‘Blood Knowledge’ as GIF Novel. [PF] Neutral Milk Hotel announce final leg of reunion tour. [COS] Morrissey turns down Christmas speech. […] Read more »

Music Notes – Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Billy Corgan and Eddie Vedder

Billy Corgan criticizes ‘derivative’ Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, maintains he’s still the best. [AN] Modest Mouse will release a new album in 2015. [R] Arcade Fire’s Will Butler announces North American tour. [COS] Creedence Clearwater members sue John Fogerty over use of band’s name. [THR] Bob Dylan announces details of new album, Shadows In The Night. [COS] Creed singer Scott Stapp skips mental health court hearing. [GE] U2 add dates to iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour. [COS] Jimmy Page disputes […] Read more »

Music Notess – Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Morrissey announces plans for new album, Johnny Marr cancels U.S. tour. [COS] AC/DC include two tributes to Malcolm Young in Rock or Bust art. [UCR] Listen to Dave Grohl’s 1992 solo demo ‘Watered It Down’. [COS] Frank Turner begins recording sixth solo album in Nashville. [NME] Modest Mouse tease new music on Instagram. [S] David Bowie announces Young Americans 40th anniversary 7″ picture disc. [UC] Father John Misty premieres new song “Chateau Lobby #4 (In C […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, December 8, 2014


Slayer rescues kitten in Indianapolis before show. [N] Kiss’ Paul Stanley: ‘Dave Grohl is the Ken Burns of rock documentaries’. [RS] Dave Grohl hints at second season of Sonic Highways. [AN] Green Day’s Jason White diagnosed with cancer. [COS] Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, & Marilyn Manson reconcile. [AN] AC/DC’s Phil Rudd allegedly threatened to kill a man and his 10-year-old daughter. [S] Paul McCartney opens about John Lennon’s death: ‘His killer is the jerk of jerks’. [M] Sting, Al Green, Tom Hanks named Kennedy […] Read more »