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Music News for October 9, 2014

A new app lets you see unlimited concerts for $25

It’s called Jukely and here’s how it works:  You pay that 25 bucks a month, and you get to attend unlimited concerts at participating venues.  You just show up the night of the gig, show your ID and you’re in.

The service is currently only in New York City, where they have 17 venues onboard.  More cities and venues will be added at some point going forward.

Also, it’s only an iOS app right now and at this stage, you have to request an invite to be selected for the service.


A new book, will collect every lyric Bob Dylan has ever recorded

The Lyrics: Since 1962, is due out in November and will contain more than 960 pages and weigh approximately 13 and a half pounds.

The president and publisher of Simon & Schuster has called it “the biggest, most expensive book we’ve ever published.

The limited-edition book will sell for $200 and an extremely limited version, signed by Dylan, will go for $5,000.

Kim Gordon will release her memoir in February

Girl in a Band, which hits shelves on February 24th, will offer a view of her life and art and will also focus on Sonic Youth’s split and her separation from Thurston Moore.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Morrissey  recently admitted that he’s been secretly battling cancer

He told a Spanish newspaper called El Mundo, quote, “They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever.  If I die, then I die.  And if I don’t, then I don’t.  Right now I feel good.”

“I’m aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do.  I’m not going to worry about that, I’ll rest when I’m dead.”  He’s currently on tour in Europe, however, in June he canceled a string of U.S. shows due to a “respiratory infection.”  


Former Journey singer Steve Perry showed up at a San Francisco Giants game

When they played “Don’t Stop Believin’” in the stadium, they showed him on the Jumbotron.  

Steve rocked out with the crowd. You can watch fan recorded video footage here.


A special video marks the launch of BBC Music

The BBC unleashed a video of 27 artists performing a new version of the Beach Boys song “God Only Knows”.  

It features Brian Wilson, Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Lorde, Sam Smith and Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, among others.

Here’s the official video.



Music News for October 7, 2014

Foo Fighters will spend a week in New York next week as the musical guests of Late Show With David Letterman

 They’ll be playing covers of songs inspired by their forthcoming record Sonic Highways each night.

This aligns with the premiere of Grohl’s documentary series, also titled Sonic Highways. The band recorded it in eight different U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Nashville and Austin and it documents the recording of the album. The film premieres on HBO on October 17th.


Various stars have designed guitars for charity

Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Matt Bellamy, Dave Stewart, Robby Krieger and film director Gus Van Sant have all designed custom Carparelli guitars for an auction at Bonhams New York, which will take place November 9th.

Proceeds from the items will benefit War Child USA, a humanitarian organization focused on helping children and young people in areas of armed conflict. 


B.B. King cancels tour after illness

Blues legend B.B. King was forced to cancel the remainder of his tour after falling ill following a show in Chicago. King had eight gigs left on his current tour. According to King’s official site “He was immediately evaluated by a doctor and diagnosed with dehydration and suffering from exhaustion whereby causing the eight remaining shows of his current tour to be cancelled.” No other details have been released.


Music News for October 2nd 2014

Roger Waters “I am not a part of Pink Floyd

Founding Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters left the group bitterly in 1985 and famously sued his ex-bandmates at the time for wishing to carry on with the group’s name, but some of his fans appear to have forgotten this. The singer-songwriter has issued a note on Facebook to remind his fans that, while Pink Floyd are indeed issuing their first record in 20 years – the instrumental record The Endless River – he had no role in making it.

“Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November,” Waters wrote. “Errhh? I don’t have an album coming out, they are probably confused. David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It’s called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that’s 29 years ago. I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip.”

Waters lost his lawsuit over the band name in 1987, and that same year the band issued A Momentary Lapse of Reason. In recent years, Waters has revisited his Pink Floyd past. On July 2nd, 2005, Waters, Mason, Gilmour and keyboardist Rick Wright performed together as Pink Floyd for the first time in nearly a quarter century at the Live 8 concert at London’s Hyde park. Waters has mounted solo tours in recent years, performing the Floyd albums Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall in their entirety, and reunited again with Gilmour and Mason in London at a tour stop for the latter in 2011.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/roger-waters-reminds-curious-fans-i-am-not-part-of-pink-floyd-20141002#ixzz3F02ON8DV


Morello honored with Courage Award

Last night, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club and the E Street Band guitarist Tom Morello received the Courage Campaign‘s Spirit of Courage Award in a ceremony at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. The award is meant to honor “someone who exemplifies courage in the fight for a more fair and just society,” and Morello has established himself as a musician willing to go to the front lines of social unrest to help amplify the voices of those in need.

Dating back to his days with Rage Against the Machine, when the group performed at a benefit to raise awareness about the imprisonment of Native American rights activist Leonard Peltier (for whom they wrote “Freedom”) and up through his recent appearance at the 15Now benefit in Seattle to help increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Morello has supported causes big and small. “Yes, I’ve spent time in jail. Yes, I’ve been tear-gassed,” Morello says. “But the element of courage that may be reflected in this award is to – regardless of consequences – put your principles in practice in what you do for a living, and that’s not always so easy to do.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/tom-morellos-new-sound-very-hard-and-very-funky-20141002#ixzz3EzwsLY3U