Wednesday Music News

  • In The Black Keys’ recent cover story in Rolling Stone Magazine, drummer Patrick Carney had some choice words on Nickleback and the state of Rock in general.

    Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days ­before the band heads to L.A. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.

    Check out the rest of the article via Rolling Stone

  • Terrible news out of Austin today. Local music sweetheart, Esme Barrera was tragically murdered. Esme brought much joy to the Austin music community and made an impact on many. Please consider donating to her family here.

  • Patti Smith has written a song about Amy Winehouse. The eulogy is set to appear on her new record. Uncut reports that Smith wrote a poem for Amy when she passed – the poem blossomed into a song when her bass player wrote the music for it in Electric Lady Studios in NY.
  • The world’s second favorite White Stripe turns out to be quite the antique collector. Jack White is set to appear on the History Channel’s American Pickers, a show that is self described as on a mission to recycle America.

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