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Monday Morning News Fix

Adam Yauch says reports that he is cancer free are “exaggerated”: Contrary to widely distributed reports from early Friday, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch has not fully recovered from cancer. Yauch said in a statement. “I’m continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future.” (via Rolling Stone)

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Monday News Mash-Up

Whenever the melodies of Brian Wilson drift in our direction, the same question always comes to mind: I wonder what would happen if Wilson played George Gershwin? An answer to that question, as odd as it might be, is on the horizon as the endless one has been granted permission by the Gershwin Estate toRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

LA outfit No Age have an upcoming EP out on October 6 on Sub Pop, but you can stream all of it now on Sub Pop’s website now. You’ll need an email address to stream, but you most likely have one if you’re reading this. The recent passing of British World War I veteran HarryRead more…

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer

Beastie Boys announced by video on the band’s website that they would have to cancel some of their upcoming shows and delay their record release due to the “heavy news” that Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has a form of cancer in his parotid gland and will face surgery and radiation very soon. Joined by AdamRead more…

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Thursday News Threads 6/25

Carson Daly was doing his new show from Seattle last week, and while he was visiting Sub Pop, our own DJ Sharlese tweeted that he should come here… so he did! Check out the video of Carson at KEXP meeting Sharlese, Kevin Cole, Rachel Ratner and others. “It’s kinda cool” he was here! (The KEXPRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

In business news, online music streaming service Pandora once appeared to be in dire straits; however, mobile applications for the immensely popular iPhone and Blackberry have given the company a fresh outlook. In addition, the UKs royalty collection agency has decided to cut the rate it asks of online music services, a decision that isRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

In very sad news, Jay Bennet has passed away. The former member of Wilco reportedly died in his sleep yesterday of unknown causes. Bennet, 45, was a founding member of Wilco, whose not-so-amicable split from the band was documented in Sam Jones’ I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. (He later sued Wilco for failureRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

The rumors of a Leslie Feist appearance on the upcoming Wilco album are true! The Chicago ruffians confirmed the Canadian belle duets with Tweedy on the track “You and I” from the as-yet-titled Wilco release slated for later this year. Now if only the album steers clear of the sleepiness of Sky Blue Sky, we’llRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

The music world may have seemingly stood still in Austin all week, but the news never stops. Neither do the losses caused by a down market. Good ol’ Ticketmaster is down $1 billion — just in the fourth quarter. Billboard reports the reason for the lofty loss is due to taking an impairment charge, aRead more…

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Friday Nite Spotlight: The Beastie Boys – The Mix-Up

Things change. In 1987, the Beastie Boys were the first group ever to make a #1 charting rap album. The hit “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” had a punk feel to it, but the beats were pure hip-hop. Their frat boy attitudes and fanny-pack/medallion outfits were unprecedented in both hip-hop and rock-n-roll.Read more…

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