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[Music News] U2 Tour Postponed, Rare Pearl Jam Cover Video, Wilco's Jay Ben

U2 Cancel Glastonbury Appearance and Postpone US Shows
  • Bono, lead singer of u2, recently suffered a severe back injury and medical advisers have suggested he not perform for 8 weeks.  Bono suffered a severe compression of the sciatic nerve and emergency spine surgery was recommended.  This injury requires an 8 week recovery period which has forced the band to cancel its headlining gig at this years Glastonbury Festival.  This hiatus also has large ramifications for US fans because16 shows of the U2360° US tour will be postponed until 2011.  U2 and management are very disappointed by the news and have apologized to disappointed U2 fans for this unforeseen postponement.  more info
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Paul McCartney to Receive Gershwin Prize from President Obama
  • Paul McCartney will be honored June 2 at a special concert and ceremony at the White House as he is awarded the Gershwin Prize.  The Gershwin Prize is a lifetime achievement award for contributions to pop music.  McCartney is the third Prize recipient following Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder in previous years.  The June 2 ceremony will include performances by Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jack White, Dave Grohl, Emmylou Harris, Corrine Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock, and Jerry Seinfeld.  PBS will air the special July 28.  more info
David Byrne sues Charlie Christ
  • Talking Heads front-man David Byrne is suing Florida Senatorial candidate Charlie Crist for unauthorized use of the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere."  The Crist campaign used the song in a campaign ad attacking GOP primary opponent Marco Rubio.  Byrne is seeking one million dollars in damages and says the lawsuit has nothing to do with politics, but instead strictly based on copyright law.  The Crist campaign removed the ad immediately after being contacted by Warner Bros.   more info
Final Jay Bennett Solo Album Available Later this Summer
  • Jay Bennett, the multi-instrumentalist and member of Wilco, died last May of a painkiller overdose.  His family and friends have set up a foundation in Bennett's memory and will be releasing his final solo work as a free/donations appreciated download this July.  For more information and streaming tracks, follow this link.
New Jack Johnson Album Details and Interview
  • Jack Johnson is preparing for the release of his sixth studio album and bringing a new sound to the release.  Johnson's soon to be released album To The Sea (May 31 release date) contains new-to-Johnson arrangements including more electric guitar sounds and more rock inspired songs .  Jack discusses his new album in a Rollingstone interview which contains a handful of in studio videos of Johnson.  Here is the Rollingstone article.
Mellencamp Finalizing New Album with Help of T-Bone Burnett
  • John Mellencamp is releasing his 25th album No Better Than This later this summer on August 3.  The album was recorded using 55 year old reel to reel Amex tape recorder along with the help of legendary producer T-Bone Burnett.  Mellencamp wrote over 30 songs for the album while on tour last summer with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.  Mellencamp purchased the Amex recorder on eBay for $175 and, according to Mellencamp, decided to record the album using the reel to reel recorder to flip "180 degrees away from the prefabbed place where pop music is now."  more info
Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam are Joined by Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses to cover "Hunger Strike"
  • During the New York date of their tour together, Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses joined Eddie Vedder and the rest of Pearl Jam to perform a cover of Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike."  The song orginally featured a duet with Vedder and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell.
  • Here is the video of the duet.


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