A host of musicians including Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne and Norah Jones all paid tribute to the late George Harrison at a special tribute concert last night (September 28). Scroll down to watch Brian Wilson cover "My Sweet Lord".
In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call himself Elvis Costello railed against pretty much everything he could think of, beginning a sequence of encounters that would be among the sharpest and most volatile to appear in the music press over the next few years.
Instant albums do not, as a rule, encourage reflection. There is surprise, sometimes indignation, a social media flame war, a lot of static about delivery systems. Once the 38 minutes of, say, Thom Yorke's "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" have passed, it can all suddenly be over. What happens next?
Steve Albini, Mavis Staples and Conan O'Brien are among the guest stars in the new video for "Low Key" from Tweedy, the new project from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Click below to watch the video, which was directed by actor Nick Offerman from Parks And Recreation.
Other guest stars in the video include Melissa McCarthy, Andy Richter, Chance the Rapper and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche
The song features on the album Sukierae, a collaboration with Tweedy's son Spencer who drums on the release.
Joanna Newsom is to narrate Inherent Vice, the new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Anderson's film is based on a 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon; Newsom's involvement was originally revealed last year, however a report in The New York Times confirms Newsom will play Sortilège; an "earth-goddess-like" character.
The film is Anderson's first since 2012's The Master.
Neil Young played a benefit concert on Saturday September 27 to raise funds for Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance.
The concert took place at Tanderup Farm, Neligh, Nebraska, on the route of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The project would bring diluted bitumen from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast and cross land sacred to the First Nations people.