ICYMI music news

Great reads this week from Jawbone Press, The Guardian music blog, Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and more.

Reporters at large

  • Rock’s The New Jazz and Vinyl’s So-called Revival: What I’ve Learned as Guardian Music Editor by Michael Hann [Guardian Music Blog]
  • Inside Disney’s Attempt to Go Metal on New Covers Compilation
    D-Metal Stars cover ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Little Mermaid’ and ‘Lion King’ tracks for ‘Metal Disney’
    [Rolling Stone]
  • Before & After Chuck Berry—Listen to the sound of rock’n’roll being made [New York Times]
  • Gender Disparity at the Top of the Charts: A Data Visualization by Devin Smith [Cuepoint]
  • 25 Albums For 25 Years Of World Cafe by David Dye [NPR Music]
  • The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame’s first-ever podcast

    If you’re like me, I LOVE podcasts. So this new one by the RRHF is most welcome. Their first-ever podcast will feature members of the Rock Hall staff talking about emerging artists, inductees, popular culture and more. #excited

    It looks like the podcast is available on YouTube only for the moment. Fingers crossed for an iTunes version soon.

    Dept. of Cha-Ching

    What’s new?

    The live Matrix album features eight tracks from the Jim Morrison-led quartet’s groundbreaking 1967 LP, including psychedelic rock anthems like “Break On Through (To the Other Side),” “Light My Fire” and “The End.” The recordings were sourced from the recently unearthed original tapes, previously thought to be lost. (The 2008 double-live LP, Live at the Matrix 1967, was assembled from a third-generation source.) [Rolling Stone]

    And some other stuff too.

    Check out my favorite review here by Killing Joke bassist, Youth.

    A Google map of record stores around the world

    Some cool band artwork that’s not a t-shirt

    Fair enough

    But still… boohoo

    Goings on about town

  • The Soft Parade, Tribute to The Doors, April 28, Le Court Circuit, Paris 20
  • April 22, Disquaire Day (Record Store Day), throughout Paris