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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 1/2/14

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  • Paul McCartney tour among highest grossing runs of 2013 (SPIN)
  • Bruce Springsteen’s new album accidentally released and removed (Rolling Stone)
  • Bastille: “Second album would be finished if it wasn’t for touring” (NME)
  • U2 pick up Sonny Bono Visionary Award for Mandela track (Rolling Stone)
  • Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells dies (Stereogum)
  • Listen to David Bowie’s Christmas message for the BBC (Pitchfork)
  • Nirvana Day declared in Washington town (SPIN)
  • Carlos Santanta, Billy Joel highlight Kennedy Center honors (Rolling Stone)
  • Beck sued for trashing Inglourious Basterds actor’s mansion (SPIN)
  • Ani DiFranco cancels songwriting retreat at former plantation (Billboard)
  • Stream Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks’ Wig Out At Jagbags (Amazon)
  • Kinks reunion is “as close as it’s ever been to happening” (UCR)
  • Talking Heads instrumental resurfaces after nearly 40 years (Rolling Stone)
  • Stevie Nicks officiates Deer Tick frontman’s wedding (SPIN)
  • Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. gets married (Rolling Stone)
  • Flaming Lips cover The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Pitchfork)
  • Queen’s Brian May undergoing tests for possible cancer (Billboard)
  • Jimi Hendrix’s former London flat to be turned into permanent museum (NME)
  • Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst auditioned for Inside Llewyn Davis (Paste)
  • Allman Brothers Band whip up another Beacon Theatre run (Rolling Stone)

Beck covers John Lennon’s “Love”


Jack White appears on Charlie Rose

Rainn Wilson interviews Win Butler of Arcade Fire

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