January 15, 2005

Issue II:
Kid Congo Powers 2

Busta Rhymes
security guard shot

Take Action! brings punx to capitol
Fugees enter the future
M-1 of Dead Prez denounces Black History Month
Rapper Cool C. to be executed
Rolling Stones censored
Neil Young/Devo collaboration- free MP3
Gun Club’s Terry Graham interview
Lightning Bolt new side project Wizardzz
Marvin Gaye biopic
Bob Dylan
recording new LP
Michael Jackson may get Pope commission

Lou Reed's
new photo book and exhibit
Paul Wall
sells customized tooth ornaments
New Poll:
music buyers dissatisfied
lawyer sings
new technology
Louise Scruggs
pianist son passes away
Bay City Roller
off hook

Christgau lays down trax
Luther Campbell back as man of letters
Guralnick on Sam Cooke on NPR
Senators get iPods?
Blondie “Rapture” “on the storm” mash-up
Mission of Burma
new LP

Gilberto Gil’s NYC speech
Belle and Sebastian
morphed into comic book characters

Noise Pop fest announces lineup
Black Flag tribute album
Sex Pistols ready for another swindle?

Andre Williams
is missing say Sadies
Hank Williams
heirs win control of radio performances
Sherman Ferguson
passes away at 61
Boy George
on trial

The Game’s
manager gound guilty of DJ assault
Aretha Franklin
slams Super Bowl
Devo’s Gerald V. Casale
new solo project
Coretta Scott King
- a musical tribute
Bay Area’s New Hip-Hop Churches
Classical music
– it ain''t just for squares anymore






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The latest on lotsa music-related whatever.


Tom Waits’ 1966 yearbook on sale on Ebay
Hurry up, there’s only a couple more hours and it’s over two-hundred bucks.

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J Dilla R.I.P.
Hip hop producer James Yancey, AKA Jay Dilla or Jay Dee passed away Friday at the age of thirty-two.

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Music historian Charles Wolf R.I.P.
Charles K. Wolfe, who wrote A Good Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry, The Life and Legend of Leadbelly, The Devil's Box: Masters of Southern Fiddling, Classic Country: Legneds of Country Music, Tennessee Strings: The Story of Country Music in Tennessee (Tennessee Three Star Books), Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky, and bunch more, passed away Thursday at 62. I highly recommend his work on the Grand Ole Opry and Leadbelly..

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Prince hides the purple ticket
Prince is hiding a few purple tickets in copies of his new LP 3121 and new single “Black Sweat.” Each ticket will be good for admission to an “Evening with Prince” at his mansion to witness a performance. Just don’t get greedy and fall in the chocolate river.

More: Starpulse





Bon Scott statue in home town?
The mayor of Fremantle, AU is backing a plan too put up a statue in honor of the deceased AC/DC singer.

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Mac Minister on America’s Most Wanted
Rapper Mac Minister appeared America's Most Wanted Saturday as he is a suspect in the murder of rapper Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins and Jermaine “Cowboy” Atkins.

More: All Hip Hop





iTunes gets some competitors
Amazon and Google are launching digital music services to compete with iTunes.

More: NME





Bill Graham archives online!
Legendary promoter Bill Graham’s archives, which include thousands of videos and recordings of concerts from the sixties and seventies, are currently streaming on the Wolfgang's Vault web site.

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Merle Haggard fought over by two towns
Bakersfield and Oildale, two communities that would gladly have rid themselves of Merle Haggard when he lived there, are both fighting over who will honor his recent record for longest span of charting country hits.

More: Newsday





Sergio Mendes plays hip-hop

Sergio Mendez incorporates gets wise to hip-hop and mixes it with bossa nova.

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Beastie Boys to screen film at SXSW
The Beastie Boys will debut their new movie, Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! On March 15 at SXSW. The film was shot by fifty audience members.

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