Roundup: Billie Joe Joins “The Voice,” Waaves Side Project, McCreedy Scores Film

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It’s  an early 90’s kinda day as we are wishing Juliana Hatfield a happy birthday. She is 45.

The last song on Green Day’s forthcoming second album of three releases, ¡Dos!, is a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. The track is titled “Amy.”

“In other Green Day news, Billie Joe Armstrong has joined “The Voice” as a mentor to Christina Aguilera’s team this coming season.

Ice-T has weighed in on the debate over gun control, in the wake of last week’s Colorado shooting tragedy. The rapper/actor said: “I’ll give up my gun when everybody else does… if there were guns here, would you want to be the only one without one?” More at the LA Times.

Wavves’ Nathan Williams and his brother Joel, who records as Kynan, are gearing up to release an instrumental mixtape under the name Sweet Valley.

Swedish indie band the Soundtrack of our Lives are breaking up. The band will pack it in after their concert at London’s Heaven club on Sept. 13.

Elbow’s BBC Olympic coverage theme, debuted on @BBCRadio2 breakfast this morning at 8.30.

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam has scored the movie Fat Kid Rules the World , the cinematic directorial debut of actor Matthew Lillard.

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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.