Music News Recap: Live To Tell

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Elastica

Wanna rock out for a good cause?  Of course you do!  Come out to raise some funds (for Bitch magazine) and raise some hell while you’re at it.  The GRRRL Rock Party is at Woof’s tonight.

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Music News Recap: Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Amy Blake

Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil’s request for a divorce has been granted by a London judge.

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Media Roundup: Hacienda, Voxtrot, Stevie and more!

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Just announced! The ever prolific Bob Dylan has completed work on his latest album, Together Through Life.  His first studio effort since 2007’s Modern Times is set to be released on April 28th.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

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Capitol Records President Alan Livingston passed away at 91 years old.  In addition to overseeing the signing of a slew of iconic artists, the influential industry bigwig whelped to ignite the Beatlemania craze of the 1960s.

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If The Libertines or Babyshambles didn’t convince you of Pete Doherty‘s talent, then his first solo release will.  Have a listen for yourself—the forthcoming album, Grace/Wastelands, is streaming on MySpace now!

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New developments in the Phil Spector murder trial may lead to a verdict as early as next week.

Phil Spector and his wall of hairspray

Phil Spector and his groudbreaking Wall of Hairspray

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The feel-good rock and roll of Hacienda is currently being featured in a Daytrotter session.

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Hey shoegazers!  My Bloody Valentine recently announced a handful of rare, upcoming US performances this spring. Also getting ready for the road?  Dinosaur Jr.

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine

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Another nail has been hammered into the coffin of major music retailers.  By June, all Virgin Megastores in the US will have closed their doors.

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The Tallest Man on Earth is sure to return to Madison with some fantastic stories since he last opened for Bon Iver in December.  The Swedish singer-songwriter is keeping busy with several solo SXSW performances, including a slot in Roky Erickson‘s Ice Cream Social.  Get tickets for his upcoming Madison gig here!

The Tallest Man On Earth

The Tallest Man On Earth

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Voxtrot’s presence on the indie scene has been greatly missed over the last few years, making the band’s unveiling of a new mp3 download all the more exciting!  The evolution of their sound may surprise you.  What are your thoughts on the new tune?

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Check out these great tips on “green gigging.”

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Hear Stevie Wonder at his funkiest!  A hit-packed live setlist from 1974 is now available for your listening pleasure at Aquarium Drunkard.

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Big thanks to blog reader Natalie, who sent us this new video by The Ropes!  She likes its “retro Peter Bjorn and John
vibe”—what do you think?

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When They Were Young: Famous Musicians

Believe it or not, rock stars wore diapers at one point too!  Some had bad hair, buck teeth, and made questionable fashion choices like the rest of us, while others were apparently always as cute as they are now.  Here’s the proof for your viewing enjoyment!

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Beyonce

Beyonce

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan

Carl Barat of Dirty Pretty Things

Carl Barat

Pete Doherty of The Libertines

Pete Doherty

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

Kurt Cobain

James Hetfield of Metallica

James Hetfield

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Jimi Hendrix (on right)

Jimi Hendrix (on right)

Joe Strummer of The Clash

joe Strummer

Liz Phair

Liz Phair

Madonna

Madonna

Meg White of The White Stripes

Meg White

Melissa Auf Der Mar of Hole

Melissa Auf Der Mar

Shakira

Shakira

The Strokes

The Strokes

Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Robbie Williams of Take That

Robbie Williams

Bjork

Bjork

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Freddie Mercury of Queen

Freddie Mercury

John Lennon

John Lennon

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse



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Media Roundup: A Cup of Lists, A Pinch of Controversy, and A Handful of Tasty MP3s

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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MTV may not be as cutting edge as it once was, but its website is currently in the middle of an advertising controversy.

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Pete Doherty lets fans in on some of the details of his forthcoming solo album, featuring guitar work from Blur’s Graham Coxon.

Pete Doherty

Pete Doherty

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Be sure to catch Fleet Foxes on Saturday Night Live this week.

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Your bootleg this week comes courtesey of the Aquarium Drunkard blog.  Check out a great Guided By Voices’ 1995 show.

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Ben Taylor will play the High Noon Saloon on February 8th.  Blog readers looking for a handful of mp3s to sample before he hits town should head over here to have a listen.

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

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NPR celebrated 50 years of Motown Records with a discussion with Detroit critic and author, Gary Graff.  Click here to listen.

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Reflections on the great year in music that was 2008 keep pouring in.  Check out this local fan’s impressions here.

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Rolling Stone has rounded up the favorites of your favorites! See what musicians like Ezra Koenig, Noel Gallagher, Gregg Gillis, and Santogold liked in 2008.

Santogold

Santogold

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Hip-hop fans will want to check out NPR’s list of the best “mixtapes” of 2008.

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It’s hardly news anymore:  Kanye West overreacts.  This time it’s over grey hair.  Seriously.

Kanye West

Kanye West

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Billy Zantzinger, the villian inspiration for Bob Dylan’s “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” passed away on January 3rd.  Here is Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been performing the moving song in a session for Minnesota Public Radio.

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