Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Catchin' up

Busy week last week and an even busier weekend with the big ballgame in town, plenty of tailgating and more armbending (aka: drankin') than necessary (apparently, by the stories I was told on Sunday...). Here's what we missed:

Eddie Vedder has recorded a song in honor of the Chicago Cubs, after Ernie Banks asked him to write a song for the Cubbies last year. You can listen to "All the Way" below.

Neil Young announced the lineup for the his 22nd annual Bridge School Benefit in California next month. On tap for this year's show, along with himself, will be ZZ Top, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Wilco, Jack Johnson, Smashing Pumpkins and Josh Groban (yea, I don't know why Groban is in this list, but whatever...musical diversity is nice, I guess). The Bridge School is

"an educational program dedicated to ensuring that children with
severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their
communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of
communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications."
More on the Bridge School here.

What do Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White have in common?

A new documentary on the electric guitar from three rock lengends: It Might Get Loud. The three six-stringers were in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival slangin' their new rock doc.

See more here... and here and here.

In other White news, as I'm sure you've heard by now, Jack White and Alicia Keys have teamed up for "Another Way to Die", the new Bond song for this fall's 007 installment Quantum of Solace. Hear it below:

And everybody's favorite poster boy for sobriety Scott Weiland has announced a new solo record, Happy in Golashes, and tour right on the heels of his current Stone Temple Pilots reunion tour. Spin is spinning his new tune, "Paralysis", that was produced by the No Doubt fellas. Interesting, to say the least. And his MySpace has a second tune, "Missing Cleveland". See what you think. Due out on November 25th, Happy will be Weiland's first solo album since 12 Bar Blues, his solo debut from 1998.

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