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The Music Meltdown – February 5, 2011

Would you pee into this? I certainly would, however some people are upset about these Urinals at a Rolling Stones Museum in Germany. Apparently, without the tounge, it’s misogynistic.

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, it looks like Idol Adam Lambert is not going on the road with Queen. He’d like to, but nothing is set yet. More here. So there is a god.

This years Sasquatch! Festival will take place May 25-28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State. Tickets are on sale next Saturday. Headliners this year include Beck, Jack White, The Roots, Bon Iver, Feist, Tenacious D, Metric, Silversun Pickups, The Shins and many, many more.

As if you needed a reason to go to Vegas, there is Punk Rock Bowling

“Piracy is the new radio. That’s how music gets around” – Neil Young

Time Magazine disagrees, read all about it here.

So, there is this homeless guy, who is suing Eminem for $9 Million because he claims that he came up with the idea for Em’s award winning Chrysler commercial. Check out his Handwritten Lawsuit.

Tegan & Sara have announced a new record. Eventually. Tegan posted on their website that the group has 41 songs done, and are narrowing them down, with plans to enter the studio February 20th . More information can be found here.

Bry Webb (of The Constantines) discusses his new album, his time away from music, and how Feist brought him back over at Spinner.

Dr. Dre’s still got it. Release the damn album already. Also, do they not soundcheck at rap shows? Why is the bass always so high?

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius has died, following an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. Here’s a look at his career.

Rancid’s Matt Freeman has announced he’s working on new tunes with his psychobilly side project Devil’s Brigade. I can’t wait.

Japandroids have announced their new record is imminent.

Dragonforce also has a new record on the way. The group arted ways with their original singer in 2010, and this will be their first release with their new guy. Read more about ‘The Power Within’ and see a clip of the new singer here.

Nas was on Jimmy Fallon, playing with The Roots. Check it out:

Tenacious D has a new record on the way too. Click here to read about ‘Rize Of The Fenix’ and hear a sample of a new tune.

New Tunes

Coldplay’s latest video is for the tune “Charlie Brown”:

Madonna has a new video. She looks great. M.I.A looks great. Nikki Minaj looks scary (no more so than usual, but she can rap). Enjoy:

M.I.A. has a new video too. Check out her clip for “Bad Girls”

Jack White has a new record on the way. ‘Blunderbuss’ will hit stores April 23, but before that we’ll get a single. You can stream “Love Interrupted” here.

The Chieftains (Featuring Bon Iver – who made news this week, telling the Grammys to “Fuck Off”) – “Down In The Willow Garden”

Spinner has dropped a killer mixtape, you can download it here.

Dr. Dog has a new record, “Be The Void” and it’s streaming exclusively at Team Coco. Thanks Conan.

Toronto’s The Wooden Sky have released a new track from their upcoming album ‘Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun’ and you can stream “Malibu Rum” below:

You can stream the entire Sonic Avenues album ‘Television Youth’here. Great punk from Montreal.

Rah Rah’s multi-instrumentalist Erin Passmore is streaming her new album on Her Website.

Ever wonder what happens when you try to cut a record in one day? Sometimes it’s awesome:

Here’s a record from a new band out of New Hampshire. Click Here to stream the new EP from Burning Bridges.


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