Recent music news…

– A handful of unearthed letters written by Jazz founding father Louis Armstrong will be auctioned off in London next week.  The hand-written correspondence was sent to a British journalist that Satch was friends with, and provide an inside look at the trumpeter’s personal thoughts on music and race.   The Observer

– Grammy-winning rap artist T.I. played a sold-out show at Phillips Arena on Sunday, then checked in on Tuesday to the Arkansas Federal Corrections Institution where he is to serve out his 1-year prison sentence for illegal firearms purchases.  T.I. closed Sunday’s performance by telling the audience, “I’ll see ya’ll in 366 days.”   New York Times

– Nerd-rock legends Weezer have struck a deal with the Snuggie (the blanket with sleeves).  Rivers Cuomo had this to say about the soon-to-be-released new product: “A Wuggie is basically exactly like a Snuggie, except it says Weezer on it. The people at Snuggie are doing it with us and promoting it with us. It’s a totally legit Snuggie.” A Wuggie… I can’t think of anything more awesome.  Rollingstone.com

– The Beastie Boys appeared on Jimmy Fallon this past Monday to promote the re-release of their popular Check Your Head record.  The hip-hop trio also revealed the title of their forthcoming record, Hot Sauce Committee, and then proceeded to throw down with a single from Check Your Head, featuring The Roots as the backing band.  Pitchfork.com

– American Idol runner up Adam Lambert gave a stellar performance with Queen on the final night of the show.  Stellar enough, in fact, that Queen is apparently considering Lambert for the official front man position in that band.  Billboard.com

– Editorial: I’m booking lesson slots for the summer months this next week.  Message me or whatever if you’re interested in locking down a time…

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