Roundup: Radiohead Cancels Toronto Gig After Accident Kills Drum Tech

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Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson was killed Saturday at Toronto’s Downsview Park, as the stage collapsed during setup for the band’s show that night. Three others were injured, and the band immediately canceled the show. On the band’s website, they wrote: “We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.

London’s Sunday Mirror reports a rumor that the Rolling Stones will “bow out” with a show at the Glastonbury Festival next year, after a “handful” of shows in the UK.

Mumford & Sons had to cancel weekend festival appearances in Europe after frontman Marcus Mumford broke his hand.

 Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips is making a run at Dave Grohl and Jack White in the “media mentions” category of late. Now, he says their new album may be their best yet, and reminds him of “religious music from the future.”

If you’ve wondered why that disc you recently bought doesn’t sound very good EXCEPT FOR SOUNDING REALLY LOUD, The Audiophiliac gives a primer on compression and why it’s used. Meanwhile, The Telegraph talks to one of the developers of CDs, and finds that the quality of digital music is finally going to start rivaling the highest-quality analog setups. Finally, Alan Cross points to a site that rates the dynamic range of dozens of albums in many formats.

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