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The Music Meltdown – February 19, 2012

The Whitney Tributes keep pourin’ in. Here’s Chris Cornell’s:

The best part of this story is what happened on the way home. Spin has the details of later that night, when Cornell broke up a fight. Later he settled the conflict between Israel & Palestine, while curing cancer and managing to harness negative energy into a usable power source (Unconfirmed – but he totally broke up that fight).

For more on the late Pop Icon’s funeral, check out Charlie Tuna’s Blog, he’s got the clips.

There is a growing movement to change Copyright Law in Canada, especially as it relates to performance royalties and the distribution of them from commercial radio.

Here’s Adele being interviewed by Pete Townshend, back in 2007:

311 have announced plans for a series of shows in Las Vegas, which they are calling 311 Day. Plans include a 3 hour set and a multimedia show. The band is also taking listeners on a Caribean cruise in May. Info on all of these exciting events is available here.

Blink-182 is celebrating their 20th year together [Editor’s note: Wow.] In conjunction with those celebrations, the group is heading back out on the road, across the eastern seaboard and Europe. Check out the dates here.

Waiting on a bookie to start taking bets. Lil’ Kim & Nikki Minaj are feuding. Kim recently called her a “stupid hoe” after hearing lyrics from a Minaj song that implies negative feelings towards Kim. More here. (For the record, I think Kim would take Nikki down).

Chilly Gonzales has announced a new DVD, followed by a tour, and a new LP, all planed for this year. More info here.

David Lowery (of Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven) doesn’t like digital music services. Alan Cross explains why.

Jack White will be the musical guest when Lindsay Lohan hosts SNL March 3rd. Here’s a short article, which includes Jack’s new video.

CBS Radio Mystery Theatre has all 1,399 episodes available online to download. The show aired from 1974-1982. Check it out here.

The Simpsons

Tonight marks Episode #500 for this fantastic cartoon. Rolling Stone has put together a collection of Famous Musicians that have appeared on the show.

Here is my favourite website for anything Simpsons related. Everything you’ve ever want to know about the show is at The Simpsons Archive.

…And here’s a great archive of Bart’s Chalkboard Gags

Potentially a first draft of "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle"?

Rolling stone has a great pictorial containing photos from the upcoming book “Cobain Unseen” by Charles Cross. Check them out here.

I Love Disposable Media

I wonder how many forward thinking collectors saved these Radiohead Floppy Discs?

Must have been tough to narrow down this list to just 10. But someone put together a list of the best Kesha Quotes.

New Tunes

Jr. Gong is back, following his work with Mick jagger & Co. (Superheavy) and his ongoing project with Nas. Damian “Mr.” Marley has a new record on the way, and has released a single from it. Check out the official video for “Affairs From The Heart”:

What do I think of The Arkells cover of Lana Del Rey’s Video games? It’s better than I ever even knew. Enjoy it below:

Here’s another new tune from Katy Goodman’s side project La Sera. Thanks to ChartAttack for hosting/uploading it:

Brooklyn Indie Rockers The Men will release their new album ‘Open Your Heart’ on March 6. To get you ready for that, here’s a cut from that record, the closer, called “Ex-Dreams”:

The Kills recently released “The Last Goodbye” single. The B-side is a Velvet Underground cover of “Pale Blue Eyes” which you can hear below:

Here’s an EP of Ramones Covers by the group Black Tambourine:

…And here’s a high school band covering the Rural Alberta Advantage:


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