News: Black Sabbath drama, an Against Me! transgender bombshell, + Disco is dead forever

May 22, 2012 in Music news by Rex

Rise Against set to perform in Arizona after Sound Strike lifts an artist boycott on concerts {Loudwire}

Bono‘s investment firm may earn $1.5 million thanks to Facebook IPO {Edmonton Journal}

Paul Simon is still bitter about the whole “Art Garfunkel” issue {Spinner}

Zach Cooper joins Coheed and Cambria {NME}

Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire blow minds on SNL {Rolling Stone}

She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel to star in Loretta Lynn‘s autobiographical Broadway musical Coal Miner’s Daughter {Hollywood Reporter}

Does It Offend You, Yeah? on hiatus {Consequence of Sound}

Van Halen cancels more than 30 tour dates {Toronto Sun}

Disco is truly dead: R.I.P. Donna Summer and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees {Washington Post}

Jack White to produce and score The Lone Ranger soundtrack {Rolling Stone}

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward drops out of reunion tour; removed from website {Vintage Vinyl News}

Iggy Pop hates record companies {NME}

Axl Rose likes square melons {NME}

Jimi Hendrix‘s estate does not support the new biopic {Vancouver Sun}

Tom Gabel of Against Me! will now go by the name of Laura Jane Grace; ponders sex change and will remain married to her wife {National Post}

New PJ Harvey tracks to be featured in new documentary What Is This Film Called Love?  {Pitchfork}

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand calls Oasis “fucking boring” {NME}

Marilyn Manson deserves a Grammy award for being a victim {Ultimate-Guitar}

The Handsome Furs broke up {Brooklyn Vegan}

Hey Slash, tell us something we don’t know {NME}


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