by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)
I was gone a few days and the music news piled up a bit.
By hiring a kid to play drums in his band, Billy Corgan has assured himself he won’t get any back sass. Predictable.
Jay-Z has released the track list for his September album. Hard to believe this will be his 11th.
Rock Band Beatles will have 19 songs from which to choose.
Death Row Records is branching out into movies. The story of a ficticous pro basketball player who sees two bullets end his career sounds intriguing.
I’m sad to report record producer Jim Dickinson has died. He was 67. Dickinson produced a lot of great albums, and two sons who form the core of The North Mississippi All Stars. Dickinson worked with The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan, and lent his talents to personal favorites Big Star, The Replacements, Mudhoney, and Lucero.
Tommy Lee managed to burn himself so severely with sparklers that he’ll miss some shows. Brilliant.
Kiss has become the latest to sign a Wal Mart exclusive.
Katy Perry weighs in on the Lady Gaga is a man deal. Yawn.
Finally… Built To Spill announce details on their new album.
Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan you can hear a new track from The Cribs. There’s also a picture of the band with new member Johnny Marr. Guess he’s not in Modest Mouse anymore. At any rate The Cribs are worth your attention.