Morning Music Notes – That’ll Be $15 Million Please

Arctic Monkeys Talk About Returning to the Studio

Arctic Monkeys are currently touring North America with The Black Keys, making for one awesome gig that will melt your mind and render you unable to complete sente….. Lead singer Alex Turner, who has said he doesn’t like writing while on the road, has said that the band will head back into the studios once they are done touring (via Gigwise). I have a bit of a man-crush on Alex Turner, but one of the reasons is because of the number of quality albums he has recorded in quick succession – much more frequent than “normal” industry standards these days. The Arctic Monkeys released albums in 2006/2007/2009/2011, and in between that, Alex released his Last Shadow Puppets side project in 2008, and also did 6 tracks for the Submarine soundtrack in 2011. Like I say to my bartender – keep it coming, Alex (which is weird, because my bartender’s name is Nigel).

Bono, The Edge, Eddie Vedder, Coldplay, Beck and Others Record for Every Mother Counts Compilation

Christy Turlington Burns (supermodel) is teaming with Starbucks (overpriced coffee chain) to release a benefit album to help Every Mother Counts, an organization that tries to reduce the maternal mortality rate (via Rolling Stone). The collection will be available only at Starbucks and will be there from May 1-29, coinciding with Mother’s Day in North America. For those that don’t know, Mother’s Day in the UK is actually March 18 – weird, I know.

The soundtrack will be no slouch either, containing songs from Coldplay, Bono and the Edge (from U2, if I needed to say that), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), David Bowie, Lauren Hill, Beck, and others. There will be 19 tracks, 13 of which are new/unreleased versions of previous tracks. Examples include acoustic versions of Yellow by Coldplay and Original of the Species from Bono/The Edge. The full tracklisting is below.

Tracklisting for Every Mother Counts
Bono and the Edge “Original of the Species” (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder ” Skipping” *
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell “Pretty Day” *
Faith Hill “Wish for You”
Sade “The Sweetest Gift”
Lauryn Hill “I Remember”
Rita Wilson “Baby I’m Yours” *
Diana Krall “Don’t Fence Me In” *
Seal “Secret”
Dave Matthews Band “Sister” (live) *
Sting “Fragilidad”
Alanis Morissette “Magical Child” *
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Mother” *
David Bowie “Everyone Says ‘Hi’”
Cedella Marley “Get Up Stand Up” *
Beck “Corrina, Corrina” *
Rufus Wainwright “Instead of the Dead” *
Patti Smith “Somalia” *
Coldplay “Yellow” (acoustic) *

* = Unreleased

The Raconteurs to Release 2008 Concert DVD

One of Jack White’s many former bands, The Raconteurs, will release a DVD/Blu-Ray called Live at Montreux 2008, taken from – surprise – their show in Montreux in – surprise – 2008. The album will be out on June 18 and you can check out the tracklisting below (via Consequence of Sound).

Tracklisting for The Raconteurs – Live at Montreux 2008
1. Consoler of the Lonely
2. Hold Up
3. You Don’t Understand Me
4. Top Yourself
5. Old Enough
6. Keep it Clean
7. Intimate Secretary
8. Level
9. Steady, As She Goes
10. The Switch and the Spur
11. Rich Kid Blues
12. Blue Veins
13. Many Shades of Black
14. Broken Boy Soldier
15. Salute Your Solution
16. Carolina Drama

Why You Shouldn’t Manipulate Footage of Cops Beating You

Rapper The Game owes police $5 million and that number might rise to $15 million! No, he didn’t lose a bet or a street race (but that would’ve been rad) – he included bonus footage on his DVD on police appearing to beat him (via Hollywood Reporter). A North Carolina appeals court determined that the Game and Bungalo Records owe $5 million and to five North Carolina police officers over the footage, from a documentary called Stop Snitchin’ Stop Lyin.

“The incident happened on October 28, 2005, at the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro, North Carolina. That day, local police officers arrested the Game for criminal tresspass, communicating threats and disorderly conduct. One of the Game’s entourage recorded the events in question, and a heavily edited version of what transpired was included in a documentary DVD. The appeals court has remanded back for trial whether there’s clear and convincing evidence that the Game acted with malice or some other aggravating factor, that would merit punitive damages.”

If punitive damages are awarded, that would mean an extra $2 million to each of the 5 officers, meaning this little piece of editing cost The Game a whopping $15 million.

Watch! A Clip from the LCD Soundsystem Documentary, Shut Up and Play the Hits

LCD Soundsystem are over. They played an epic final show at Madison Square Gardens, and now we’ll be getting a documentary on the final show (but you already know that). James Murphy – if you get arrested by the police, do NOT edit the video footage.

You can now see another clip from the documentary, Shut Up and Play the Hits. The movie will be screened at SXSW, with more film details coming out on April 2 (via Pitchfork).

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  1. 2012/05/15

    […] you that the video featured the band with their moms? Cute, I know! The song was contributed to the Every Mother Counts benefit album, which also features Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, Bono and the Edge (from some U2 group), and others. […]