Morning Music Notes – A Few Things Happened on the Weekend
It was a long weekend in Canada, hence the lack of any Morning Music Notes yesterday. We post when banks are open. A lot of shit happened this weekend (I tried booze for the first time), so let us do our best to get you all caught up.
Kanye West Debuts Track on Buildings Across the Planet, Including Toronto
Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit that Kanye West is pretty innovative. His latest surprise stunt was debuting his new track, New Slaves, on Friday night via projections on buildings across the world. Toronto played host to 4 different projection locations, including the Royal Ontario Museum and the TIFF Light Box. How did he get permission to use these landmarks and NOT have his secret screenings leak out is beyond me. Someone filmed the projection on the ROM and uploaded it onto YouTube. Check it out below.
Kanye West – New Slaves (Projected on Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto)
Kanye has also named his new album. Are you ready for it? It’s Yeezus. Yup, combining his nickname of Yeezy and that of who he thinks he is, Jesus. He has crazy artwork to go with it. Check it out below and grab it on June 18.
Founding member and keyboardist of The Doors, Ray Manzarek, has died. He was 74 and passed away from cancer. Another Doors member, Robby Krieger, said in a statement “I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”
Explosions in the Sky to Score New Film
Good news for fans of Explosions in the Sky – they
are giving away money to fans! scored a film and the soundtrack comes out on August 6 (via Consequence of Sound). The album is for David Green Gordon’s new comedic film, Prince Avalanche. The movie stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, and is about two workers (presumably Rudd and Hirsch) on an isolated Texan road. Yes, this is a comedy and not some Oscar-worthy drama setting apparently.
Dave Grohl Joins The Rolling Stones on Stage
When the Rolling Stones
rolled stopped by Anaheim, California on Saturday night, they had a special guest join them for a tune. Dave Grohl, who is now like Paul McCartney and shows up absolutely everywhere, came on stage with guitar in hand and joined the band on both guitar and vocal duties for the track Bitch. Mick convinced Grohl that the track was about Courtney Love. Check out footage of the track below.
The Rolling Stones with Dave Grohl – Bitch (live from Anaheim, California)