News: Stewart Copeland’s YouTube jam sessions + The Velvet Underground’s Warhol banana drama

September 11, 2012 in Music news by Rex

R.E.M. lashes out at Fox News for using “Losing My Religion” during their Democratic National Convention coverage {Wall Street Journal}

Elvis‘ stained underpanties go up for auction; fail to reach the £7,000 reserve price {Rolling Stone}

Sting‘s arch nemesis AKA Stewart Copeland of The Police launches YouTube channel; jams with Ben Harper, Serj Tankian {Rolling Stone}

Things Liam Gallagher says: “If I was a ginger prince I’d get pissed and naked every night” {NME}

Pete Townshend set to release the autobiography he’s been working on for the past 15 years {Gibson}

Paul McCartney awarded with the French Legion of Honour {Vancouver Sun}

Jared Followill of Kings of Leon discusses new side project Smoke and Jackal {Rolling Stone}

Warner Music/Muse sued for allegedly stealing songwriter’s sci-fi rock opera idea {Gigwise}

Puddle of Mudd‘s Wes Scantlin continues to be a puddle of hot mess {NME}

Cee Lo Green to star in his own autobiographical sitcom {Clizbeats}

The doctor of Slipknot‘s former bass player Paul Gray charged with eight counts of manslaughter {NME}

Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic performs “Jesus Don’t Want Me For a Sunbeam” on accordion with The Vaselines {Pitchfork}

Lawsuit dismissed in The Velvet Underground‘s Warhol banana copyright war {Montreal Gazette}

LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy set to direct a short film with Ron Howard…and he needs your help {Pitchfork}

Graham Nash talks about partying it up with The Beatles in new documentary Beatles Stories {Rolling Stone}

The members of Mumford & Sons were once accused of smuggling people across the Mexican border {Contact Music}

As if a future Chavril offspring wasn’t scary enough: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne have recorded an album together {NME}

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