Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Donald "Ean" Evans died this week after a battle with cancer. He passed at his home in Columbus, Mississippi. The band released a statement that read in part: "Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans." He was 48.
The record label Scotch Tapes is releasing the new We All Inherit The Moon album on 8-Track tape. This is a super-limited release of 30 units. The post-rock impresarios managed to find 30 blank 8-tracks despite the fact that 8-tracks have not been made in 25 years. It will also be available as a free download Here.
Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell was hospitalized last week following an onstage injury at an Atlanta tour date with Nine Inch Nails. Farrell tore a calf muscle during the first song of the band's set but limped through the rest of the show. Against medical advice he is continuing to perform on tour.
Who gives a crap about Notre Dame. Obama appeared with Alice Cooper at the Arizona State University graduation ceremony. Cooper performed ‘Schools Out” backed by his Son Dash Cooper’s band Runaway Phoenix, Obama performed without accompaniment.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was assaulted and robbed at his recording studio last week. Outside Southern Tracks Recording studios in Atlanta, 3 men in black masks with knives smashed windows, threw people to the ground and made off with $3,000 and another $4000 in hardware. No arrests have been made. Jose suspects Sammy Hagar.
EMI records have put the kibosh on the anticipated Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse collaboration. The cock-blocking comes as a result of a dispute between Mr. Mouse and EMI. As a result the Dark Night Of The Soul will only be released as a blank CD-R. All copies will be clearly labeled: "For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.'"