21 January 2010

They're Planting Stories In The Press

TNOP brings you the news without the idiot wind . . .

As previously reported, Gorillaz new record, Plastic Beach, will be released 8 March. The Guradian reports on the project, including the track listing. In addition, you can listen to the first single, "Stylo," featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def, here. The band also will headline the last night of the Coachella festival in California on 18 April.

Vinyl lives! The web site nylvi reports that Radiohead sold the most wax albums in 2009, moving 45,700 copies. Close behind were The Beatles (38,800). Filling out the top ten: Michael Jackson, Metallica, Wilco, Dylan, Animal Collective, Pearl Jam, Bon Iver and Iron and Wine.

Conan O'Brien has announced the guest list for his last NBC Tonight Show tomorrow night: Tom Hanks, Will Farrell and Ol' Shakey himself, Neil Young.

Our friends at Muzzle of Bees tip us off to the upcoming Austin City Limits show this weekend, starring the Avett Brothers and Heartless Bastards. Visit their site and take in a video sneak preview.

Free Documentaries OnLine allows you to view The U.S. v. John Lennon, the story behind the government's efforts to deport the former Beatle in the 1970s.

Rolling Stone interviews Win Butler of Arcade Fire.

Kate McGarrigle, who along with her sister Anna wrote pop songs and performed as the McGarrigle Sisters, died after a battle with cancer this past week in her native Montreal. In recent years, McGarrigle was best known as the mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright. The singer who made the sisters' songs most famous, Linda Ronstadt, reflects on McGarrigle's contribution to pop music with The Los Angeles Times.

Hopefully, last week we turned you on to the pop classic Something/Anything? Now let Crawdaddy! introduce you to Todd Rundgren's 1973 follow up effort A Wizard, A True Star.

Get your credit card and dialing finger ready. Radiohead plays a benefit show for Haiti at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday night. Good luck at the auction.

Mumford & Sons is the Paste Artist of the Day.

That's it from the news desk. As we go out, let's pay tribute to Kate McGarrigle and listen to her sister Anna's "Heart Like A Wheel," performed beautifully by Linda Ronstadt. Then, the McGarrigle Sisters and Ronstadt get together in Linda's Tuscon, Arizona living room in 1999 and sing Steven Foster's "Gentle Annie."

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