Thursday, July 16, 2009

Music Notes: Madonna 'devastated' by worker's death, new Modest Mouse

- Madonna has released a statement saying how "devastated" she is about the death of a worker at the Stade Velodrome in France. The victim died after the roof collapsed while the stage was being constructed at the stadium. At least six others were rushed to the hospital. Madonna was supposed to perform at the venue on July 19, but the show has now been canceled. [NME]

- Modest Mouse will drop a new 7-inch single, "Perpetual Motion Machine," on July 21. You can hear the b-side "History Sticks to Your Feet" here. The single will be limited to 4,000 copies, and will also be on red vinyl with an embossed sleeve. [Pitchfork]

- The 2009 Emmy Awards nominations are highlighting some musical contributions to TV. Justin Timberlake is up for three awards: "Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series" for his work on Saturday Night Live, as well as two nominations in the "Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics" category for his SNL digital short “Motherlover" and "I Live Sports" song from the 2008 ESPY Awards. More music-related nominations can be found here. [Rolling Stone]

- We already heard Thom Yorke's contribution to the Mark Mulcahy tribute album yesterday — now you can listen to The National's contribution, which happens to be a cover of Polaris' "Ashamed of the Story I Told." Quality stuff. Mulcahy also led Polaris, who are perhaps best known for Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete theme song. [Pitchfork]

No comments:

Post a Comment