Roundup:Stones Inspire New Restaurant, Adele Gets Sales Bump, Death Sites Of Rock Stars

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Ian Curtis of Joy Division hanged himself on the morning of May 18, 1980 in the kitchen of his home in Macclesfield, England. He was 23.

Photographer Carey Gough has travelled to the death sites of dozens of musicians, including Ian Curtis, Marc Bolan and Freddie Mercury. Her photos, from these sites, are part of Just Passing Through, a project that chronicles the final earthly sites for storied musicians. Gough says, “I’m trying to photograph how odd it is to be sharing the same space in which these talents, [so widely] admired, were extinguished.” More at Wired.

Nellcôte was the Villa where the Rolling Stones recorded their legendaryExile On Main St album. Urban Daddy reports that the decadent mansion is also now the inspiration for a new restaurant in Chicago. Nellcôte comes complete  with Juliet balcony overseeing the expanse of the dining room. It’s only escargot but I like it.

Adele is getting a post Grammy sales bump. Mashable reports 730,000 copies of 21 sold in the past week and that she’s the first person to sell 2 million copies of one album on iTunes in the U.S. In other sales news, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” single has been certified 3x platinum, selling more than 3 million downloads last year. Coldplay picks up a platinum honors for more than one million downloads of their album  “Mylo Xyloto” in 2011.

East London’s Dry the River, formed in 2009, will release their debut album Shallow Bed on April 17th, just after their SXSW appearance. It was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, the National). Get to know the album with this unique, interactive video.

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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.