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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.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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

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

Holy cow… I was SO SICK yesterday. A 24-hour bug or something. I had to cancel all my lessons and spent the day in bed, which of course turned into a ripping headache from having a sore neck and not eating anything. Awesome.

But today… today I am back. I’m back to feeling like the usual me again and writing on this blog. Whew. In fact, I’m currently weighing the pros and cons of traveling to Los Angeles next week and auditioning for the Smashing Pumpkins. That’s right, Jimmy Chamberlain has quit the band and they’re looking to the general public to find a new guy. Read the whole story here.

I’m guessing I probably don’t have enough tattoos to get the gig…

HT: Lukas

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