Following a series of mysterious tweets Thom Yorke, front man for Radiohead has released his sophomore solo album Tommorrow's Modern Boxes via the file sharing platform Bittorrent. The album comes as a surprise to fans, many of whom assumed that the mysterious tweets by Thom would result in a new Radiohead project.
The distribution of the album is an experiment that Yorke says, "could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to the people who are creating the work". If successful Yorke hopes that others will follow suit and bypass other online distribution methods that he has been openly critical of in the past.
More on Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and Thom Yorke can be found at Consequence Of Sound.
Kris Novoselic is joined by Nirvana drummer Aaron Burckhard
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic made a rare public appearance in Aberdeen on Saturday, September 20th to attend a dedication for a new mural in Nirvana's honor. The Mural is placed on the side of Moore's Interior a local business in the home town of Kurt Cobain and a starting point for Nirvana. The mural draws artistic inspiration not only from Nirvana itself, but also various artists that were favorites of the band and other quintessential 90's rock bands that shared the scene with Nirvana. Novoselic remarks on what drew him to the dedication, "What sold me on the mural is it's not just a Nirvana mural, there's a community there...when we started playing in Aberdeen and we started playing in the northwest, there was an infrastructure; we had support. there was a a music community". The dedication featured various artists covering classic Nirvana songs and also coincides with the anniversary of Nirvana album Nevermind which turned 23 on the 24th of September.
Read more on this story at Seattle Times and the dedication of the Nirvana mural can be viewed below.
On Saturday September 13th a statue in the likeness of late singer Amy Winehouse was erected in Camden. Her Father Mitch Winehouse was present for the commemoration and spoke to reporters on the possibility of new music by his daughter being released. Mitch claims that while there are numerous versions of Back to Black, the artists second album, there is no plan to release any of the recordings, "we don't want to rip people off, there is no more new music". Read more here.
U2's first major project since 2009 has been eagerly anticipated by fans the world over, but when it finally came it was not in the way anyone expected, and it turns out that's just fine. U2 releases their newest album Songs Of Innocence as a free download for the millions of iTunes users across the globe. Songs of Innocence as an album takes U2 back to their roots and like the opening song "The Miracle of Johnny Ramone" many of the tracks pay tribute to the artists and sounds that have been influential to U2 since the early years.
Read more on Songs of Innocence at Billboard.com.
From the Boss to the mortician, Bruce Springsteen is to make an appearance in the upcoming third season of the popular Netflix program Lillyhammer. The show follows the saga of Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, an ex-Mafioso that escapes to Norway in order to escape the anger of a former colleague that he testified against. The show just happens to star former Sopranos star and member of Springsteen’s own E street Band, Steven Van Zandt. Springsteen is reported to be appearing along side his band mate in the role of a mortician and it is not expected that he fill more than a guest role. Read more at The AV Club.