Roundup: Comic Con Tribute To Kiss, Jack White’s Sneak Peek, Garbage Schedule New Dates

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Jack White has released a teaser trailer for the video for “Freedom at 21” , the next single from his debut solo release Blunderbuss. It was directed by Hype Williams known for his videos with Tupac Shakur, and Kanye West.

The Helio Sequence are set to release their fifth full-length album entitled Negotiationson September 11th, on Sub Pop Records. The album features 11 tracks and is led by the singles, “October” and “Hall of Mirrors”. You can stream “October” as well as get a free download of the track here.

Comic Con is in full swing in San Diego with geeky memorabilia galore including this tribute to Kiss– MountKissmore. It can be yours for only $35! Snatch it up here.

Music guru Alan Cross notes that U2 has hired Blitz, an ad agency based in LA, to create what’s being described only as a “digital application.” Could it be the delivery system for the next U2 album?

Does Bob Dylan have a 48-year-old son? Pollstar reports a Rhode Island man named William DeVogue claims that after decades of searching for his biological mother, he tracked her down and discovered that his father is none other than the iconic songwriter.

Will Champion, drummer for Coldplay, is 34 today. Roger McGuinn, of The Byrds, turns 70. Tanya Donelly, of Belly, is 46 tomorrow.

Fleetwood Mac will reform in 2013 with it’s classic Rumors line-up sans Christine McVie. As reported by CBS.

Garbage has announced, via their website, rescheduled dates for Texas, Utah and Colorado. The band had to postpone a string of dates in the spring due to a medical emergency with a family member of guitarist Duke Erikson.

James Murphy, of the now defunct LCD Soundsystem, told the Hollywood Reporter he’s not sure if the break up was a good idea, addding: “And, at times, I wish I wasn’t retired. It’s a rare thing when a band stops playing together when everybody really still loves each other and everything’s fine.”

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.