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Lenny Kravitz crashes the VOP Choir in New Orleans for “Fly Away”

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohl-taylor-hawkins-to-induct-rush-into-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-20130123#ixzz2JemIaqSZ

The Roots and Elvis Costello Plot Collaborative Album

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.

Read more: http://exclaim.ca/News/roots_elvis_costello_plot_collaborative_album

Wanna Buy the Church Where Arcade Fire Made Neon Bible and The Suburbs?

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.

Read More: http://pitchfork.com/news/49218-wanna-buy-the-church-where-arcade-fire-made-neon-bible-and-the-suburbs/

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke: I’ll sue David Cameron if he uses our music

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.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/17/radiohead-thom-yorke-david-cameron

Tom Waits Photography Book by Anton Corbijn Due This Spring

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.

Read more: http://exclaim.ca/News/tom_waits_photography_book_by_anton_corbijn_due_this_spring

Heart - Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin - Kennedy Center Honors

Johnny Marr on the Smiths, Morrissey and putting politics back in pop

With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why he and Morrissey don’t talk any more

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/11/johnny-marr-smiths-morrissey-politics-pop

Indie Music Grabs 32.6% Of U.S. Album Sales In 2012

According the A2iM, The American Association For Independent Music, Billboard and SoundScan stats show that independent labels grabbed 32.6% of U.S. album sales in 2012.

 

Read more:  http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2013/01/indie-music-grabs-326-of-us-album-sales-in-2012.html

Perry Farrell working on Jane’s Addiction musical

Perry Farrell has revealed that he is working on a Jane’s Addiction musical, stating that he thinks people are moving away from traditional gigs and festivals as the only way to hear bands performing live.

Read more: http://www.nme.com/news/janes-addiction/68034