Monday, November 28, 2011

NEW IN MUSIC: Rebellious Mayer Hawthorne and snarky ?uestlove

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Headlines

Many Detroit Lions fans were so upset that Nickelback would be the halftime performer for the big home game on Thanksgiving Day that they attempted to get the band kicked off the bill. Soul singer and Detroit native Mayer Hawthorne was unsuccessful in his campaign to replace Nickelback so he broadcast is own alternative halftime show from his parents’ house. (Rolling Stone) 

Hip-hop artist Vince P claims Kanye West stole some of his lyrics for the Daft Punk-sampling hit “Stronger." Naturally, Kayne invokes Nietzsche in his defense. (CNN)

British indie rockers Elbow were selected to write an original piece of music for the BBC’s media coverage of the upcoming 2012 Olympic games in London. (Under the Radar)

The Roots got snarky with Michele Bachmann on Jimmy Fallon's show last week, using Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as her introduction music. (EW) 

Debuts

Adele's Live At The Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD combo is out this week … in time to make it under the Christmas tree in a few weeks. You can stream the album today at Pretty Much Amazing

Up-and-coming indie band Summer Fiction has released a holiday song called “Christmas Eve for Two” on their Bandcamp page.

UK folk-pop duo Slow Club has shared a home video montage for “If We're Still Alive” off their sophomore LP Paradise.

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