Morning Music Notes – Tributes and Lawsuits

As you may be aware (especially if you read our Kurt Cobain article), Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago on Saturday. Many musicians took to social media to pay their tributes. Other acts decided to do a musical tribute to the Nirvana singer.

One such act was St. Vincent. Another one was UK juggernauts Muse. Muse was headlining Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They decided to cover the Nirvana hit Lithium, and did a solid job, too. Check out some fan footage (and fans talking!) of the performance below.

Muse – Lithium (Nirvana cover)

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Speaking of Kurt Cobain, a Cobain conspiracy theorist (which is apparently a thing) named Richard Lee is suing the Seattle Police Department. Why on Earth is he doing that? Because Seattle Police recently released photos of Cobain’s death scene, ones that were undeveloped and sitting in a vault. Lee argues the photos should’ve been processed earlier. Note that Richard Lee has also run for mayor a few times and lost. Maybe he should come to Toronto – he sounds about as interesting and kooky as Rob Ford. (via Gigwise)

Eminem and Spike Lee are teaming up. Not as a crime fighting duo that the world should watch out for, but as director (that’d be Spike Lee) and star of Eminem’s upcoming new music video, Headlights. (via Billboard)


The National’s Matt Berninger seems to be dipping his fingers in every little TV pot these days. After starring in documentary Mistaken for Strangers, and doing a bit on Bob’s Burgers and Game of Thrones, Matt Berninger is back with a TV theme song. He teams with The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams to sing the theme of new AMC show Turn (which has a backwards N that my keyboard won’t let me type). It’s brief, but check it out below.

Matt Berninger and Joy Williams – Hush (Theme from Turn)

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