The Album Drop


Weekend Music Meltdown – October 23, 2011

Beck played his first show in over 2 years this past weekend. Here’s some proof (and more here):

The Black Keys have announced details about the lead single from their new album, “El Camino.” ‘Lonely Boy’ will debut on Radio and iTunes October 26th. They made a Facebook Event for it. The 12″ single will be available in stores November 25th for Record Store Day’s Black Friday alongside a bunch of really cool releases.

The Roots have announced details on Album 13, “Undun”. It’ll be a concept record, and you can read those details here. The first single ‘Make My’ featuring Big Krit is streaming at this link

Jay-Z & Kanye West are being sued over an Uncleared Sample. Reports say the age of the song may factor into the decision, as the sample comes from a tune that was recorded before copyright law changed in 1972. We’ll see how it goes.

In spite of the concerns of local residents, it appears Coachella is a go for 2012. And it’s been bumped up to 2 weekends. More from L.A. Weekly

Anyone wanna hire a legendary, multiple-time Grammy winning producer? Looks like Rick Ruben is gonna be handing out resumes soon.

Johnny Marr & The Healers have an interesting new project. “Raw Sounds” showcases the songwriting of The Smith’s guitarist, working with some of today’s freshest acts, including Best Coast. Stream the EP from Spin Magazine’s Website now.

There isn’t much that excites me more than a Twitter feud. (I’m kind of a nerd). Anyways, earlier this week, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine tweeted this:

to which, Fox News Andy Levy posted what we were all thinking:

It’s good to see Florence Welsh gives a shit about her health. NME has more

Chi Cheng, guitarist for The Deftones continues to recover from a horrible car accident he got into 3 years ago. But he’s getting better every day. Here’s a website that is tracking his progress.

Reggae greats UB40 (who’s name is an homage to being on welfare) may have to go back to the breadline. Apparently their broke. Alan Cross has more

Tough week to be a rapper. Rick Ross had 2 seizures in the same day, and Tone-Loc had one on stage in Atlanta.

Did ya ever wonder what Apple’s iCloud will pay artists for the right to play their tunes? Me too. click hear to read the details.

Here’s a great story about Halifax Punkers Bad Vibrations. They play Babylon this coming Friday.

Here’s a cut from the upcoming Death Cab For Cutie “Codes & Keys” Remix Album:

Here’s a bunch of legal downloads from artists playing the CMJ festival in New York this weekend. Thank Spinner for these MP3’s

And HERE is a list of 100 sites that regularly offer free downloads. Some real good stuff there too.

They’re aren’t enough cool Christmas albums. I make this claim even after finding out Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) has just released one. It’s streaming on now.

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