So. You already watch Mob Wives and Moonshiners and River Monsters, and you’re going to start watching a fishing show too. According to Glide’s Hidden Track blog, Mickey Melchiondo, a.k.a. Dean Ween — formerly of weirdo-rock duo Ween — leads a secret life as a charter boat captain, and he’s teamed up with Les Claypool of Primus for a reality show that will “fuse sportfishing with music and comedy,” because those three things go together like bacon, lettuce, and tomato, or snap, crackle, and pop, or Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
It’s been a little while since beard-sporting folk guy Sam Beam released a new album from his Iron & Wine project. After last year’s George Michael covers, however, he’s announced a proper follow-up to 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the majority of the speakers for its 28th annual induction ceremony. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush, Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera will team up to honor the late Donna Summer and John Mayer will induct the late Albert King.
The Roots’ work on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has given the hip-hop group a chance to appear alongside an array of artists passing through the talk show studio. This includes Elvis Costello, with whom the group are reportedly plotting a collaborative LP.
Last fall, news surfaced that Arcade Fire were working on a new LP for 2013, but not at the church where they recorded 2010’s The Suburbs and 2007’s Neon Bible.
Thom Yorke has threatened to “sue the living shit” out of David Cameron if the prime minister uses a Radiohead song in a future election campaign.
If you’ve been waiting for that long-delayed Tom Waits photo book by Anton Corbijn to arrive, then we’ve got some good news for you: Waits/Corbijn ‘77-‘11 is finally due to be released on May 8 through publisher Schirmer-Mosel.