Morning Music Notes – Daft Punk Won’t Be Playing at Your House

Guitarist for Matt Mays, Jay Smith, Died After Edmonton Show

Sad news in Canadian rock. One of guitarist for Matt Mays – Jay Smith – died after the band’s show in Edmonton. I just saw Matt Mays play at the SiriusXM Indies last Friday night, making this a little more surreal. His cause of death is unknown (via Spinner).

The band posted on their Facebook page, “Our guitar player and dear friend Jay Smith passed away this morning in Edmonton. As you can all imagine, we are completely devastated. However, in our heart of hearts we know that we need to Play on. Jay’s family as well as the band know he would have wanted it that way. All of the proceeds from the remaining shows will be put into a trust for his two beautiful children. Jay’s wit, charm, and unparalleled love of music will never be forgotten.

He was our brother and he will live in our hearts and song forever.

Matt, Serge Damien, Adam and Matt.”

Beady Eye Single to Premiere April 15

Liam Gallagher’s anxiously awaited follow up album for Beady Eye now has a single debut date. The song will premiere on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show on April 15 (via NME). The band have recorded their second album with producer / TV On The Radio member Dave Sitek. Either way, it can’t be worse than the first album, can it?

Daft Punk Won’t Be Playing Coachella

The Internet has been both a great and a horrible place for rumours. Random people can now break international stories. However, these same people can make up and propagate rumours at incredible speed. Whoever said I crapped my pants when I was 25 clearly had their facts wrong (I was 27). French electronic duo, Daft Punk, have had their rep step up to confirm that they won’t be making any random appearances at this year’s Coachella festival. Lou Reed cancelled his slot, meaning a big act could swoop in and fill it, hence the rumours. I hear MC Hammer isn’t doing much these days, and he’s in the California area.

Watch! Lana Del Rey – Chelsea Hotel No. 2

Lana Del Rey - Chelsea Hotel No 2 - YouTube screen cap

Lana Del Rey enters cover song territory. The H&M and Jaguar model covers Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel No. 2. The gentle ballad suits Lana’s voice quite well. The track is taken from the Born to Die – Paradise Edition, and you can watch it below.

Lana Del Rey – Chelsea Hotel No. 2

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