Jack White confirmed to the BBC that Radiohead did record at his Third Man Records, although he didn’t play with them or produce the session.
The saga of the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, starring Andre 3000, continues. Denied permission by Hendrix’s estate to use any Hendrix songs, the filmmakers are leaning heavily on songs that Hendrix covered, recording remakes with Andre 3000 of such tracks as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” “Wild Thing” and “Mannish Boy.” A rep for Hendrix’s estate tells Rolling Stone, “They want to make a Jimi Hendrix movie without Jimi Hendrix music. It would be like making a movie about Lincoln without being able to use the Gettysburg Address.”
Popular Internet guitar teacher Justin Sandercoe says he was forced to pull a bunch of instructional videos of Bob Dylan songs from his site. He writes: “…got a bit crazy last month with Bob Dylan making me pull a bunch of the videos. I’m not going to off on one about it here, but I wasn’t to pleased to say the least and all his tunes will be removed from future version of the songbook!”
In today’s “Is It Real or Is It Spinal Tap?” moment: ex-Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde named his fourth son Sabbath.
Several artists rallied around Frank Ocean after the singer admitted his first love was a man. “Frank broke down a wall that should never have been built,” said Joie Manda, president of Island Def Jam, in a statement to the Associated Press. Flea tweeted: “Strong move by frank ocean, makes me happy.”