Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Music Notes: Details of Madonna's 'Celebration,' Ellie Greenwich dies

- The tracklisting for Madonna's Celebration has been announced. What can we expect? Thirty-six remastered songs on two CDs, alongside two new songs. The Celebration two-disc DVD package will include 47 music videos, including 18 never-before-seen clips. [SPIN]

- Ellie Greenwich, the girl group songwriter, died today of a heart attack. Greenwich brought us hits like "River Deep, Mountain High" and "(Today I Met) the Boy I'm Going to Marry." [Jezebel]

- Outside Lands, the Golden Gate Park music festival, will be the first-ever music festival webcast on YouTube this coming weekend. The site will stream all three days of the festival (Aug. 28-30). [Paste Magazine]

- Bob Dylan will release Christmas in the Heart, a Christmas album, on Oct. 13. [Rolling Stone]

- Peter Murphy of Bauhaus (yes, Bela Lugosi's dead) joined Nine Inch Nails during their third stop in NYC. This tour is supposed to mark the end of NIN's live shows. [SPIN]

- Them Crooked Vultures made their live UK debut with the Arctic Monkeys, surprising those in attendance. [NME]

- Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump got arrested in California late last night as a result of driving without a valid license. Stump told MTV News the following: "All I really have to say is ignorance of the law isn't innocence. I didn't want to give up my Illinois driver's license and was unaware that was a crime. It is, by the way, in the state of California. Lesson learned. I technically broke a law, so technically I deserve whatever I get. But man, is my mom gonna be pissed." [MTV News]

- Brooklyn-based World's Fair Label Group, a record label administration and PR company, folded yesterday. The group once did promotional work for artists like British Sea Power and Jarvis Cocker. [Pitchfork]

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