Published on August 25th, 2011 | by Alan Cross0
Late Music News for Thursday
Canada finally gets 90-second song previews on iTunes. (When did that happen?) Go ahead and take a look. I’ll wait.
Jon Stewart will host a special program on the SiriusXM channel Lithium on September 24th–the 20th anniversary of the release of Nevermand–with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and producer Butch Vig.
It’s official: Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black is now the biggest-selling album of the 21st century in the UK, moving 3.26 million copies, edging out Back to Bedlam from James Blunt. No word on how well AC/DC’s Back in Black is doing. Nor have we heard about Van Morrison’s Back on Top.
This is clever. A Latvian band has allowed each song on its new album to create its own artwork. That sounds weird until you see it explained with a video.
Meanwhile, Rachel Yamagata created the art for her new album on her iPhone.
Senior Metal God. Rob Halford for Judas Priest turned 60 today.
The dude won’t leave it alone: Don Henley of the Eagles thinks that Google “aids and abets criminals.”
Me and Amy Lee of Evanescence at a listening party for the new album earlier this week.