Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Monday Music News

Alright, it's time for some Monday music news...on Tuesday:

According to British music rag NME, the Kings of Leon have announced the tracklisting for their forthcoming album Only By The Night. The band recently gave away the song "Crawl" as a free download through their site. The first single is scheduled to be "Sex on Fire".

Here's the tracklisting:

Sex On Fire
Use Somebody
I Want You
Be Somebody
Cold Desert

In the early 90s, rap star Dr. Dre wanted you to get fucked up on gin and smoke some chronic weed while listening to his music, now as he prepares to release his "final" album Detox, he wants you to get indulge in some cognac, specifically his own brand of Aftermath Cognac. According to Billboard.com, Dre's album will drop in "November or December" parallel to the release of his cognac. I guess it's better than wanting his fans to get high on cat urine.

Fans of Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha have been waiting about a decade for the dude to drop his solo album. After enduring 8 years of Bush/Cheney and not a peep from Rage or Zack, fans will be happy to know that he and ex Mars Volta drummer John Theodore have teamed up to record and release an EP of music titled One Day as a Lion. The project merges elements of hip hop, punk and electronic to create a canvas for de la Rocha to spit his rhymes about how much Bush sucks and our country is fucked. Check out the band's myspace and website.

In Rage related news, the band is confirmed to play the Minneapolis' Target Center on September 3rd - the same day as the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. I smell a riot going on.

Finally, some really lame news: After a show at Montreal's Osheaga Festival, Iggy Pop and The Stooges' gear was stolen from the back of their rental truck. A full list of the stolen gear is available here. Despite this setback, the band has soldiered on using rented and donated gear to continue their tour. Rock on Iggy, rock on.

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