Morning Music Notes – Trying to One Up Paul McCartney
Radiohead Play First Live Show Since Toronto Accident, Play Treefingers Live
Last month, the families of Scott Johnson and Radiohead were hit hard by the death of Radiohead drum tech, Scott Johnson, after an accident in Toronto. After several rescheduled dates, Radiohead took to the stage for the first time last night in Nimes, France, and paid tribute to Scott Johnson (via Pitchfork). Instead of simply saying something about the accident, the classy band covered the video screens behind them with pictures of Scott during a performance of Reckoner during the third encore.
The performance also saw the shock performance of the middle “breather” song on Kid A, the instrumental Treefingers, performed live for the first time. Take a watch below with some fan-shot footage, and hope that Thom lops off that ponytail soon.
The band move onto play Bilbao BBK this Friday and Optimus Alive on Sunday, and PeteHatesMusic will be there on Sunday to report about it. Look out for our Optimus Alive preview later today.
Trent Reznor to Score Another Video Game Soundtrack, Talks How To Destroy Angels
During the flurry of new music released yesterday, we failed to mention another exciting tidbit – Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails will be composing the music for the next Call of Duty game (via Spinner). It’s rumoured (in my head) that Reznor is trying to “kick Paul McCartney’s upcoming soundtrack’s ass”). The game is out on November 13 (but you fans already know this) and is called Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. Reznor has previously
played Call of Duty until his wife threatened a divorce done video game soundtrack work for Quake and Doom 3. He loves him some first person shooters.
Speaking about the music, Reznor said “”There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface. So it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty.”
More good news for Trent Reznor fans: he is
posing for Playgirl also readying a new album with the side project with his wife, How to Destroy Angels. I still think that is an amazing band name. The record will apparently be out soon, after Trent does some tinkering.
“We are doing a different type of distribution this time so it’s taking a little bit longer to coordinate stuff,” he said. “There’s a lot of music about to be unleashed, videos, etcetera.”
Why? Here Comes a Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Comic Book Series
Listen, I like Coldplay (as evidenced by our concert review and video postings). As big a fan as I might be, I won’t be running out to buy this: Coldplay are launching a 6-part comic book series at San Diego’s Comic-Con based on Mylo Xyloto (via Consequence of Sound). And it’s not like it’s been drawn by Chris Martin’s kids – they have Academy Award-nominated writer/director Mark Osborne co-writing it. Let’s hope the dialogue is less lovey-dovey than Martin’s worst lyrics.
Via a press statement, Osborne said that the comic is the “latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film that the band and I started developing several years ago.” Mylo Xyloto is a “young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia. Mylo discovers that the enemy he’s been trained to hate his whole life might not be the enemy after all.”
Let me guess – the evil force that opposes Mylo Xyloto is actually….wait for it….her father! Brilliant original!
Spike Lee to Direct Michael Jackson Documentary
Now this could be good – filmmaker Spike Lee’s upcoming “joint” will be a documentary about Michael Jackson’s 1987 album, Bad (via Consequence of Sound). The album is being re-issued and hey – cross-promotion! “I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy,” Lee said. “With this Bad project I was able to uncover just what made this such a huge, important coming of age in his career and unearth compelling stories surrounding the making of the album, the long awaited follow-up to Thriller — the best-selling album of all time — the short films and the tour that may have never seen the light of day.”
Listen! Azealia Banks (featuring Shystie) – Neptune
Azealia Banks’ Fantasea mixtape is out soon, and we have another new track for you. Check out Neptune (she’s really sticking with her aqua theme), which features UK rapper Shystie.