Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Music Notes: Beatles Rock Band songs confirmed, Karen O helms film soundtrack

- More songs have been announced for The Beatles Rock Band and you can see the game's tracklisting here. [NME]

- The soundtrack for Where The Wild Things Are will come out Sept. 29. It's credited to Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O and the Kids, the name she gave her collaborators. The movie itself hits theaters in October. [Pitchfork]

- Get a glimpse of supergroup Them Crooked Vultures at work in the studio here. [Rolling Stone]

- Kraftwerk will reissue eight of their albums in a box set called 12345678: The Catalogue due in the US on Oct. 6. [Pitchfork]

- Nineteen-year-old Mike Byrne has been chosen to replace Jimmy Chamberlain in the Smashing Pumpkins lineup. Frontman Billy Corgan said Byrne has "a stunning blend of power, speed, and grace." [Billboard]

- Pete Doherty said he plans to reform The Libertines in time for the band to play festivals in 2010. [NME]

- Reports indicate that Dr. Conrad Murray could be charged for manslaughter and arrested by next week as a result of the case surrounding Michael Jackson's death. [NME]

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