Morning Music Notes – You’ve Downloaded Other Albums, Now Get The Mega Upload Album
Mega Upload Founder Kim Dotcom Preps Album
Fresh off the raid on the (not so) safe room in his mansion, Mega Upload founder is about to do the next logical career move and release an album (via Billboard). Spoiler alert: It will be terrible.
In an e-mail to MTV Hive, Joseph “Papo” Besson, the Beets & Produce VP of operations, said, “…I work with the owner of Megaupload to release his upcoming album … I’m coordinating that release. It is a phenomenal project,” Besson continued. “Printz Board is producing this project with Kim. I am coordinating the logistics of the release, as well as consulting on the artwork. Printz Board is executing the vision that Kim has for this project to the letter. Kim is also pushing the limits with this project. He has some huge surprises for everyone. The mix of a musical genius in Printz and an actual genius in Kim Dotcom will be history in the making, I’m sure of it.’
You might remember that Beets & Produce also helped with the Megaipload Mega Song, which featured surprising cameos from Kanye West, P Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and a TON more (what.the.hell – I know!). Check out that video, including Kim Dotcom (can we stop calling him that ridiculous name?) and his vocals around the 2 minute mark. Seems like my spoiler alert will be bang on.
Bizarro fact alert: Kim Dotcom was the number 1 ranked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 player in the world (via Digital Trends)! Now ladies – a multi millionaire, who is a musician AND ranked #1 in the world at something – you’d better join the line up right now! Can you say conjugal visit fun?
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – The New Album
Over the weekend, Neil Young (allegedly) said that he’ll be making a new album with Crazy Horse, their first since 2004 (via Consequence of Sound). There are even rumours of TWO albums. Or there may be NO albums – that’s the problem with alleged comments and rumours. Stay tuned for official announcement, or perhaps more rumours and lies.
Eddie Vedder and his Trusty Ukelele to Hit the Road
This April and May, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder will embarking on a 13-date tour in the U.S. of A (via Billboard). The tour is in support of his seemingly out of nowhere release for his 2011 album, Ukelele Songs. After this, Pearl Jam will be touring Europe in the summer.
Check out the tour dates for Eddie Vedder:
April 11: Las Vegas (The Pearl)
April 13: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theater)
April 16: Albuquerque, N.M. (Kiva Auditorium)
April 19: Tulsa, Okla. (Brady Theater)
April 22: Houston, Tex. (Jones Hall for the Performing Arts)
April 25: San Antonio, Tex. (Lila Cockrell Theatre)
April 27: Austin, Tex. (Bass Concert Hall)
April 30: Dallas, Tex. (The Music Hall at Fair Park)
May 3: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 8: Jacksonville, Fla. (Moran Theater)
May 10: Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
May 13: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Broward Center for the Performing Arts)
May 16: Orlando, Fla. (Bob Carr Performing Arts Center)
Listen! Brendan Benson – Bad for Me
One of the singers from the Raconteurs (hint: NOT Jack White) has a new song from his fifth solo album. The album is called What Kind of World, and you can listen to the song, Bad for Me, below. For those not familiar with his solo stuff, this song doesn’t sound like his work with rockers the Raconteurs, but is more of a – dare I say it – power ballad. Give it a listen.
Brendan Benson – Bad for Me
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