First she breaks up the Beatles. Now she gets Sonic Youth back together. Mere months after their breakup and divorce, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have announced they’re collaborating with Yoko Ono on an album due out Sept. 25. It’s name: YokoKimThurston. MusicOlogy has the tracklist. Now, we don’t want to be too negative, but we smell 2012’s answer to Lou Reed and Metallica‘s Lulu.
Prog-metal standard bearers Queensryche have announced that after 30 years together, they’ve parted ways with singer Geoff Tate, whose operatic range has been one of the band’s hallmarks. Billboard has the scoop that Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre has been tapped to fill Tate’s shoes. The band has been gigging with La Torre this summer under the name Rising West.
For its 60th anniversary NME comes out with the 20 best tracks of its lifetime.
The New Pornographers, Best Coast, The Kills and Lykke Li are among those contributing to a Fleetwood Mac tribute album, due out Aug. 14.
The Henry Clay People‘s new disc, Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives, is due out on Tuesday. Paste is streaming the whole thing.
Coachella grossed $47 million, according to Billboard.
Axl Rose fell on his face this weekend. Nope, not figuratively. That wouldn’t be news. Literally. Rolling Stone has the vid.
A former executive with Pearl Jam‘s management company has been accused of ripping off $380,000 from the band, the Associated Press reports.