Happy Monday you sexy motherfuckers. Have you given the AQ Podcast a listen? Music-centric spazzing, cognitive dissonance and enlightened ranting. We’re up to 12 episodes now, hitting proper strides. Check it out. If it sucks, tell us. It’s good to know those kind of things.
On with the most noteworthy stories of the day…
- Watch Sigur Ros debut a powerful new song named Niður.
- Here’s a crowd-filmed recording of a new A Perfect Circle song called Feathers. It sounds vaguely like something off Thirteenth Step, and that’s no complaint.
- Gorillaz have a TV show in the works. Also, Morrissey turned down a collaborative offer for the new record.
- The new Queens of the Stone Age record features no guests.
- Thank Christ the new Incubus video is cool, because most of what we’ve heard off their new album is limp-dandelion garbage. Watch the clip for Nimble Bastard.
- Tony Iommi is now writing choral compositions for churches. But don’t worry, it’s a one-off.
- Black Sabbath is also working on a documentary + live album for their final shows.
- James Hetfield: “I have no interest” in working with Lady Gaga again. Someone break the news gently to Lars, please.
- A Spotify exec was among those killed in the Sweden terrorist attack over the weekend. His name was Chris Bevington.
- Metallica has a cease + desist letter against them for similarities between their Moth Into Flame track and Opprobrium’s track Hunger For Power, but there’s one problem: Opprobrium wants nothing to do with this C+D.
- Mastodon the band is having fun trolling Mastodon the new social network.
- Chuck Berry had one hell of a send-off at his hometown public viewing.
- Kanye wants you to give him $17,000 for a gold necklace. After you listen to New Slaves together in beautiful ironic bliss.
- Paul Simon built his $10.5 million house on a cliff, and the predictable results have made headlines.
- Jay Z has removed his music from Spotify. Did anybody notice? Not a goddamn soul.
- Frank Ocean scooped up Jay Z and Tyler The Creator for his new song Biking.
- If a 12 year-old can do your job in front of tens of thousands, maybe you shouldn’t have that job. Eh, Fieldy?
- Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament spoke up – via shirt – for those still not yet inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- David Letterman stepped in to fill Neil Young’s shoes in inducting Pearl Jam. Watch his speech.
- Watch Pearl Jam’s Rock Hall induction performances, while you’re at it.
- There’s a new trailer for the Tupac biopic, and it’s hard to get excited for this.
- Chris Brown and Lil Wayne have both been named in a federal drug investigation.
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