Morning Music Notes – More on Radiohead Stage Collapse
More info is now available on the stage collapse at Downsview Park in Toronto over the weekend; that killed drum tech Scott Johnson. Radiohead Drummer Phil Selway posted this message on Radiohead.com yesterday:
We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.
Bloc Party tour dates & tickets
Bloc Party IS reuniting and touring. After a mini “are they or aren’t they” saga, the band confirmed 7 UK shows in October – their first since 2009.
Jack Osbourne has MS
Jack Osbourne has announced that he has Multiple Sclerosis. The well-known son-of-Ozzy had reportedly lost significant vision in his right eye earlier this year, and was diagnosed with MS in the past few weeks. Jack – who has 2-month old daughter, Pearl – has a lifelong battle in front of him, but is apparently ready for the fight: Adapt and overcome’ is my new motto
Rolling Stones Anti-nouncement
The Rolling Stones announced that they are neither playing Glastonbury – nor retiring. Wait – what kind of announcement is that?
It was widely reported last week that the Rolling Stones were expected to a) retire; and b) play their last-ever show at Glastonbury in 2013. The Stones denied this report over the weekend.
The Stones have never played at Glastonbury – and have been at the top of the festival’s wish list for some time.
Damon Albarn performs new Blur song
I post this a bit cautiously – because I have no idea if this is, in fact, a new Blur song or not. It is reportedly a new Blur song called ‘The Puritan’. I have never heard the song before – so let’s go with it!