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Holy lead guitars and movie stars … The Rolling Stones Announce ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue 

The Rolling Stones will reissue their 1973 studio album Goats Head Soup in various formats including super deluxe box sets via Polydor/Interscope/UMe on September 4. Included in the box set, deluxe CD and vinyl editions are 10 bonus tracks consisting of alternate versions and outtakes. Three of the tracks are previously unreleased with “Criss Cross” — out today — among them.

Source: The Rolling Stones Announce ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue & Share Previously Unreleased ‘Criss Cross’

The Band of Heathens Premieres “Black Cat”, Based On An Epic Immigrant Story

When The Band of Heathens heard a very tall tale about a man who immigrated to New York in the early 1900s, they were so mesmerized by the imaginative story that they wrote a song about it near moments later and recorded it the very next day. And it would develop to be an even greater contender, fairing as an essential track on their upcoming album Stranger, due for release on September 25.

Source: The Band of Heathens Premieres “Black Cat”, Based On An Epic Immigrant Story

He seems to be taking the SCOTUS ruling well.

Lady Antebellum Sues the Singer Lady A Over Name Change 

The platinum-selling country group’s new name was already being used by a blues singer. Now they’re asking a court to affirm “a trademark we have held for many years.”

Wait now … what?  A white southern band changes fairly racist name to something already taken by a black woman, then sues the woman when she didn’t just give them her name. I can’t believe someone — anyone — in the band’s organization didn’t raise a hand and say, ” Ummm … wait a minute … we might want to rethink this.”

Source: Lady Antebellum Sues the Singer Lady A Over Name Change – The New York Times

Who the hell is Lee Hazlewood? 

Born on July 9, 1929, he was arguably one of the most important writer/producers in the industry. He has a couple dozen albums to his name, worked with pioneering rock guitarist Duane Eddy and his music has been covered by Beck, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, The Tubes, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave and others. He was – an important part of the underground rock scene in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

“You won’t find it on any maps, but take a step in any direction and you’re in trouble.”  

Lee Hazlewood