Morning Music Notes – Denying Rumours Until The Truth Comes Out

Yet Again, Tom Morello Denies Rage Against the Machine Album Rumours

Clearly Tom Morello doesn’t watch the news. Lance Armstrong was accused of using performance enhancing drugs for all of his Tour de France victories, yet he denied it and sued people. He finally admitted it was all a lie and he was in denial. A totally incomparable situation is Tom Morello’s Rage Against the Machine album rumours. The band have denied them repeatedly, but we all know you’re testing something out in the studio. Sure, you’re afraid the magic isn’t there, so you don’t want people to know you’re in the studio. But let us know already. (Note: I’m probably way off in my theory)

After Tuesday’s new album rumours due to a throwaway comment, guitarist Tom Morello has yet again denied that a new album is in the works. In a Q & A on Twitter, a fan asked “ok spill the beans, new rage album or not? Pleeeeeeeease #resortedtobeggingnow.” Morello responded “‘fraid not. Appreciate the enthusiasm but ‘no new rage album’ is kinda like ‘not seeing a unicorn’. It’s not exactly NEWS.”

This segues nicely into our newest segment at PeteHatesMusic – Unicorn Spotting.

Grammy Rules – Nipples: Yes for Men, No for Women

A leaked document has revealed some interesting stipulations at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The memo is from CBS, who produced the infamous 2004 Super Bowl, where ‘wardrobe malfunction’ became part of our lexicon. The document says that men can show their nipples, while women cannot (via Gigwise). I have the opposite rules at my parties.

Some quotes from the memo: “CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe. Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic.

Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.”

It also notes that shirts with foreign languages on them need to be reviewed. What’s this about no side or bottom boob curves?! Worst.Event.Ever!

Elton John Will Be on the New Queens of the Stone Age Record

Josh Homme and his Queens of the Stone Age outfit are sure pulling in the guest stars for their new album. Besides regular guest Dave Grohl, they’ve already lined up Trent Reznor. The somewhat surprising new guest will be the legendary Elton John (via NME).

I’m guessing he won’t be shredding any guitar solos for his track. Elton spoke about the session to Dave Grohl, who is oddly hosting Chelsea Lately this week, saying “I was in Vegas and I flew back to LA and Engelbert Humperdinck had written me a very sweet letter and asked me to sing a duet with him. He is part of my history and I couldn’t say no so I went and recorded a song with him. Then I drove three blocks and went from Engelbert to Queens Of The Stone Age, which was a bit of a mindfuck.”

iTunes Has Sold 25 BILLION Songs Since Its Inception 10 Years Ago

Let’s do some math, kids! No, come back, please! iTunes has been around for 10 years this April. Apple announced that they recently sold their 25 billionth track (via Hypebot). The 25,000,000,000th song purchased was Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, which was bought by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. Lüpke gets a sweet gift card for €10,000 ($13,500 Cdn) for iTunes usage, which is pretty extreme. Time to buy all those $100 apps you would never normally buy.

Anyway, back to the math part. 25 billion songs in under 10 years equates to an amazing 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, or 250 songs per second. Pretty impressive stuff.

Listen! Young Man – In A Sense

Young Man - Beyond Was All Around Me

We have some nice, upbeat indie rock from Young Man, aka Colin Caufield, who is about to drop Beyond Was All Around Me on April 9. The track is called In A Sense, and is somewhat catchy, but just an all-around good track. Make your ears happy and check it out below.

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