- Steve Foley, drummer for the Replacements and Bash & Pop, passed away this weekend in Minneapolis at the age of 49. As reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Foley joined Replacements Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg in 1990 when original drummer Chris Mars bowed out. Foley also performed with Minneapolis’ Curtiss A for a decade, as well as with Wheelo, Snaps, Bang Zoom, Trailer Trash, Things That Fall Down, and the Suprees. The Star Tribune also recounts the strange story of how Foley joined the Replacements: “Stinson and Westerberg randomly ran into Foley at the C.C. Club in Minneapolis while looking for a new drummer. They left for an audition in Foley’s car, which happened to have the band’s just-issued CD All Shook Down cranking in the stereo. “They looked at each other and went, ‘You’re already in.'” Mary Lucia, a Minneapolis DJ, described Foley as “a beautiful and gentle soul, the kind of dude that strange things happened to.”
- Another reason to stick with th’ legal postings: As reported in the LA Times, the Feds yesterday arrested 27-year-old blogger Kevin Cogill for (allegedly) streaming copyrighted songs from Guns N’ Roses unreleased album, Chinese Democracy.
- Ryan Adams, who, with the Cardinals, is currently on tour with Oasis, has explained his “dream is coming true“: He’s a published author. No word yet on whether his Infinity Blues is fiction or non-fiction — just that it’s a “long long sad bookbut some funny too, just like those black and white movies in the heat of the eastern seaboard- rolling through the windows of our home.”
- Seattle’s Truly has reemerged after nearly a decade, with drummer Mark Pickerel (formerly of Screaming Trees), bassist Hiro Yamamoto (formerly of Soundgarden) and singer/guitarist Robert Roth ready to perform twice in Seattle this weekend: On Saturday they’ll be at King Cobra; on Sunday they’ll be at El Corazon.
- Speaking of tour dates, Oxford Collapse will be at Sunset Tavern on September 5; Tilly & The Wall will be at the Showbox on September 18; The Virgins and Black Kids will be at Neumos on October 10; Abe Vigoda will be at Nectar Lounge on October 31; and King Khan & BBQ Show will be at Chop Suey on November 6
- “Might come in handy” is written on Radiohead‘s official website Dead Air Space today. For what exactly, they don’t say, but you’re well advised to update your computer’s video player. In the meantime, here’s some footage of the band arriving at Muckelshoot before the performance at White River Amphitheatre:
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