Happy Birthday Bob Dylan. It’s been a fucked up week for music, and the best we can do is soldier forward. So let’s find some normalcy, yeah? Otherwise Toby Keith wins.
- Chris Cornell was cremated yesterday in a private ceremony in Los Angeles.
- Good on Brian May for taking a shitty sensationalist writer to task.
- If anyone can relate to Ariana Grande right now, it’s Jesse Hughes.
- Morrissey responds to the Manchester attacks in the most Morrissey way possible.
- The Kills’ Alison Mosshart weighs in: “We didn’t blink, and the whole country changed.“
- Noel Gallagher was among those paying tribute as well.
- They better not start turning concert venues into TSA hotbeds.
- Deftones are already talking new music.
- Elvis’ gaudy private jet is up for auction after sitting alone for thirty years.
- When they first started recording music, nobody really gave a shit.
- Attempting to understand what in the blue hell Toby Keith was doing performing in Saudi Arabia.
- Mushrooms are the safest recreational drug, according to
a bunch of hippies in lab coatsSCIENCE.
- Most of you know at least ten people who should own this shirt.
- Watch Norah Jones cover Black Hole Sun at the venue where Soundgarden played their last show.
- A former guitarist for Foo Fighters said some really fucked up shit about Cornell’s death, got a lot of heat for it, so of course he walks it back now.
- Caribou has an album of unreleased Daphni tracks on the way. Listen to Face to Face now.
- Kendrick Lamar and Future team up for fiery Mask Off remix.
- Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner has a bio arriving in the fall. No word on whether a chapter will be included outlining his total botching of the campus rape story, or his demand that buddy Yoko Ono get glowing reviews for her shit-weasel screeching, while firing a Sr. Music Editor for writing a negative review of Hootie and the Blowfish.
- Apple‘s value exceeds the entire GDP of Chicago. But nobody needs an iPhone 8.
- Chuck D is suing a production company for rights to Public Enemy films.
- Stephen Hawking and other assorted assholes are determined to get humanity focused on leaving Earth and setting up camp elsewhere, because fixing our own planet obviously isn’t as rational as creating a wide range of new technologies, terraforming and changing the entire atmosphere of a planet we can’t even get to yet.
- 1931 – Clint Ballard, Jr. (songwriter) (d. 2008)
- 1935 – Rusty York (Rockabilly Hall of Fame member) (d. 2014)
- 1938 – Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong) (79)
- 1941 – Bob Dylan (76)
- 1944 – Patti LaBelle (73)
- 1947 – Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) (70)
- 1949 – John Illsley (Dire Straits) (68)
- 1955 – Rosanne Cash (62)
- 1969 – Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) (48)
- 1970 – Tommy Page (47)
- 1976 – Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) (41)
- 1982 – Cody Hanson (Hanson) (37)
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