Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Music Notes: Rock the Bells additions, free Tori download

- More artists have been added to the 2009 Rock the Bells line-up: Busta Rhymes, The GZA, and The Knux. The general ticket sale begins this Saturday, May 2. [Rock the Bells]

- Bjork's Voltaic box set has a release date of June 23. There are five different types of box sets available for fans who have different "needs." [Pitchfork]

- And it's an early Happy Mother's Day from Tori Amos! If you visit, you can download a free track ("Maybe California") from her upcoming album Abnormally Attracted to Sin You do need to fill out a form with some information before receiving the track, but you also get a music video and ringtone along with it. []

- A three-CD Britpop compilation (The Britpop Story) will be released in June. While the compilation will feature some of the bigger bands of that era like Pulp, Elastica and Supergrass, it won't feature Oasis or Blur. While I'm pretty obsessed with Britpop, I'm not so sure what to make of the compilation (and as a commenter on the NME website pointed out, do we really need compilations like this anymore in an iTunes age?) I'll leave that up to you guys to decide. [NME]

- Remember Ashanti? The singer will be making her stage debut as Dorothy in a New York City production of The Wiz. The musical will run from June 12 to July 5. [Billboard]

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