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John Mayer just posted a link to this video on his Twitter page. It appears he’s beginning work on another album this week, and it also appears that he’s doing the whole thing at his house. I have to say that I am HUGELY PUMPED that Steve Jordan is again producing and playing drums on the record.  That guy rules so much.

PS.  Another random John Mayer story: Monday he twittered a link to this performance of 4’33, the groundbreaking “Chance Operation” work by John Cage.  Mayer comically suggested that the link was “in observance of 4/20,” but the piece itself is absolutely no joke.  Cage has been hailed as the 20th century’s most influential and important Amercian composer, and is a household name among fans of the avant garde.  A good documentary on his life and work can be viewed here.

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This week in music news…

– Pink Floyd is suing their label, EMI, for “miscalculated royalty payments.”  Floyd, whose albums Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall are among the highest selling albums of all time, will likely receive millions in the case.  rollingstone.com

– Dave Grohl’s wife gave birth to their second child last week, a girl named Harper Willow Grohl.  “Seven and a half lbs, 20 inches long, and loud as hell” was the statement from the family.   drumnews.com

– Susan Boyle, the surprise and overnight star of Britain’s Got Talent, is on the way to holding the record for Youtube views, amassing over 100 million views in 9 days.  allaboutjazz.com

– David Byrne has a concept album with Fatboy Slim due out soon.  In addition, he’ll be curating a stage at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival as the first artist to ever be invited to do so.  pitchfork.com

– In the ongoing saga of who will be the new Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Billy Corgan reveals that he’s leaning toward John Dolmayan of System Of A Downrollingstone.com

– Editorial items:  I recently discovered Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, whose music I enjoy very much.  The new Doves record is also awesome.

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