Weird Music News

December 1st, 2010, 11:09 am by Greg

OK, it’s not an official New Grass Revival reunion, but anytime that you manage to get singer John Cowan, mandolin master Sam Bush and banjo pioneer Bela Fleck all together, it’s pretty damn close. What’s interesting is where this reunion is taking place – on “Charleston, SC 1966,” the new album from former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker. Yup, check out “Love Will Do That”…

Yes, we did a real-live, honest-to-goodness, Danny Thomas-spit-take when we were checking out the production credits on Matt Morris’ album “When Everything Breaks Open.” We simply weren’t prepared to see, “Produced by Charlie Sexton and Justin Timberlake.”

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Are we the only ones who think that “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” from Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” sounds like an outtake from ABBA’s “The Visitors”? Not that that’s a bad thing, of course…

The halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl will feature… the Black Eyed Peas? Really? Was Lady Gaga busy? Ah, what do we care anyway? It’s not like the Bills are gonna be playing…

We were recently dancing ’round the abode and casually tossing off our clothes to the fierce thump of the Chemical Brothers’ latest album, “Further” – especially the mid-album pairing of “Horse Power” and “Swoon” – when the album credit “Theremin by Bruce Woolley” caught our eye on the CD booklet credits. Now that’s a name we haven’t seen since those those early ’80s days of the Camera Club

In an auction slated to take place in NYC at 10am on Friday, December 10, Sotheby’s is auctioning off a set of lyrics to “The Times They Are A’Changing,” handwritten by Bob Dylan in pencil on unruled, three-hole notebook paper. The auction house estimates that the lyrics could go for between $200,000-$300,000.

Thanks to Jim Furlong for the tip…