Roundup: Adam Yauch’s Will, RHCP Release Vinyl, The XX Ready New Music

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In case you missed this earlier this week, The XX released  “Chained” a song they wrote towards the end of recording Coexist, their new album due out September 10th.

Rolling Stone reports The Beastie Boys Adam Yauch prohibited the use of his music and “artistic property” for advertising purposes after his death, according to his will, which was filed this week in Manhattan Surrogate court.

Beck played a surprise show last night at Bimbo’s in San Francisco in advance of his appearance at this weekend’s Outside Lands festival.

Guns N’ Roses’ and Velvet Revolver’s Duff McKagan and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam have joined Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin, old pals from Mad Season, to form the new band Walking Papers.

The surviving members of The Monkees will reunite for a U.S. tour. Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith announced that they will string of 12 dates this fall. The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif. and wraps Dec. 2 in New York. Monkees frontman Davy Jones dies of a heart attack earlier this year.

Muse are set to play the Olympic closing ceremony. They’ll release their new album ‘The 2nd Law’ on October 1st.

Neneh Cherry is 47 today, Jon Farriss (INXS) is 51, Ronnie Spector is 69.

Earlier this year, Red Hot Chili Peppers revealed that 18 songs from the recording sessions for the I’m With You album would be released through a series of 7-inch vinyl singles also be available as digital downloads. The first single from the series, featuring the songs “Strange Man” and “Long Progression,” is being released today.


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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.