Thursday News Threads

  • Hall & Oates’ longtime bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. Wolk played on Kurtis Blow’s “These Are the Breaks” and with the Saturday Night Live house band from 1986 to 1992. “T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand,” Daryl Hall said in a statement. R.I.P.

  • As reported on this blog earlier this week, hip hop pioneer Guru suffered a heart attack that put him in a coma. We are pleased to update you that Guru is now out of his coma and recuperating from surgery.
  • In regard to the forthcoming The Apples in Stereo album, Travellers in Space and Time, lead singer Robert Schneider said, “I wanted to make a futuristic pop record, to reach out to the kids of the future.” By enlisting actor Elijah Wood, Schneider takes fans -- kids and adults alike -- on a romp through the universe:

  • Local band/indie rock superstars, Band of Horses, have announced a new album! It’s going to be called “Infiinite Arms” and is supposedly going to be released May 18th even though a label has not been announced.
  • Have you heard? Pavement has reunited! It’s official now... 2010 has brought Pavement back to us, having performed their first show in more than a decade on March 1st in Aukland, New Zealand. Check out the video embedded below, featuring clips from throughout their set.

  • On the subject of videos, check out the official kings of pop music videos, OK Go. Their new video for their new single, “This Too Shall Pass,” is an awe-inspiring one-shot chain reaction is not to be missed...

  • Local Seattle band The Lonely Forest recently signed to local producer/songwriter Chris Walla’s new imprint label, Trans-. It’s falls under the Atlantic umbrella. I, for one, am most curious to see who else Mr. Walla will sign.
  • Deer Tick are putting out their third full-length record, “The Black Dirt Sessions,” due out on June 8, 2010 via Partisan Records. It features guitarist Ian O’Neil, who left Titus Andronicus to join Deer Tick full time. Catch them at The Tractor on April 22nd.
  • THIS WEEK IN WTF: 46-year-old Bret Michaels sang a duet with 17-year-old Miley Cyrus called “Nothing to Lose.” Together they sing, “Yeah we both know better than this, still we can’t resist slowly get undressed.” Maybe he truly believes he has nothing to lose after all those Rock of Love things took away his dignity. Ugh. Listen below, if you dare/care:

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