Zappagram #27

Joey Ramone's estate sells his music publishing, Ozzy launches a line of beauty products, RIP Loretta Lynn

Zappagram #27

Hey friends,

A ton of great new music came out this week, and the coming weeks hold some incredibly exciting releases and reissues from the legendary likes of Bowie, Zappa, My Morning Jacket, PJ Harvey, First Aid Kit, and Spoon (and so many more!)

Steely Dan is reissuing all of their classic albums on vinyl starting Nov 4 with Can’t Buy a Thrill.

Speaking of vinyl reissues, online vinyl retailer Nasdisc is doing something they’re calling “Flash Drops” every Thursday where they feature discounted limited edition records. Check it out and let me know if you score any deals.

Let’s jump right in and cover everything else that’s going on…

“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.
―David Bowie


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Broken Bells • The Cult • Alvvays • Spoon • Durand Jones & The Indications • Dayglow • The New Pornographers • The National • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds • Wye Oak

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The latest happenings in the world of music


Joey Ramone Estate Sells Punk Legend’s Music Publishing for $10 Million
The acquisition was part of a larger $2 billion partnership between independent publisher Primary Wave Music and investment company Brookfield Asset Management, the Wall Street Journal reports. In addition to acquiring Ramone’s publishing, Primary Wave also secured non-exclusive rights to use Ramone’s name and likeness. [RollingStone]

Country Legend Loretta Lynn Passes Away at 90
The legendary singer passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the age of 90. [AmericanSongwriter]

Original Misfits Announce Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Show
Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only are coming to Sin City. [Revolver]

Rage Against the Machine Cancel 2023 North American Tour
Zack de la Rocha explained that his leg injury has made it impossible for him to play more reunion shows. [Pitchfork]

Roger Waters Endangers Pink Floyd Catalog Sale with Ukraine, Israel Comments
At least one potential buyer has gotten "cold feet." [Consequence]

Depeche Mode Announce Memento Mori Album And Tour
It’s their first album in six years and their first since founding member Andy Fletcher passed away earlier this year. [Stereogum]

John Mellencamp Announces 2023 North American Tour
“Live and In Person 2023 Tour” kicks off in Bloomington, Indiana with a massive 76-date schedule. [Consequence]

Low Cancel Europe Tour as Mimi Parker’s Cancer Battle Continues
Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, the married couple behind Low, have canceled another slate of upcoming concerts to focus on Parker’s battle with ovarian cancer. [RollingStone]

Iggy Pop Covers Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker”
It’ll appear on Blue Note Records’ upcoming collection of Cohen covers, Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. [Pitchfork]

Taylor Swift Confirms Lana Del Rey Will Feature on ‘Midnights’
Track 4, "Snow On the Beach," will feature Lana Del Rey. [Billboard]

The Cure Debut New Music at European Tour Kick-Off
"Alone" and "Endsong" sound like classic Cure. [Consequence]

David Crosby to Release Historic Live Album and Full Concert DVD Set
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby announced this week that he will soon release an historic first-ever live album and full concert DVD set this winter on November 25. [AmericanSongwriter]



Patti Smith to Release a New Book, “A Book Of Days,” Inspired by Her Instagram
The book will comprise more than 365 photographs that capture Smith’s “life on and off the road” over the course of one year. It’s due out on Nov. 15. [AmericanSongwriter]

Scott Weiland’s Previously Unreleased Cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” Unveiled
The STP vocalist’s 2011 holiday album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is receiving a vinyl reissue on October 21st. [Consequence]

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Announces Pet Brand: “Freak On A Leash”
The frontman said the products were created as a "homage to the horror and rock music we love." [NME]

Fiona Apple Shares New Song “Where the Shadows Lie” for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
The track for Amazon Studios’ Tolkien adaptation was inspired by a J.R.R. Tolkien poem from the original books. [Pitchfork]

John Waters to Direct His First Film in 18 Years “Liarmouth”
The Pope of Trash is back to bless us with another film. [Consequence]

Ozzy Osbourne Launches His Very Own Range of Beauty Products
They include Ozzy-styled body tattoos and lipsticks. [NME]


Listen to these recently dropped albums


Broken Bells: Into The Blue [listen]

Bush: The Art Of Survival [listen]

Courtney Marie Andrews: Loose [listen]

The Cult: Under The Midnight Sun [listen]

Dayglow: People In Motion [listen]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava [listen]

Lindsey Stirling: Snow Waltz [listen]

Mark Knopfler: The Studio Albums 2009-2018 [listen]

Will Sheff (of Okkervil River): Nothing Special [listen]


These albums are coming soon



Brian Eno: FOREVERANDEVERNOMOREDavid Bowie: Heroes (Vinyl Reissue) • David Bowie: Live in Berlin (1978) (Reissue) • Frank Zappa: Zappa ’75: Zagreb/LjubljanaPaul Weller: Modern Classics (Vinyl Reissue) • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Return of the Dream Canteen •  Todd Rundgren: Space ForceThe 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign LanguageThe Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Deluxe Edition) • Various Artists: Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen


a-ha: True NorthAbby Sage: The Florist EPArctic Monkeys: The Car • Bibio: BIB10 • Frankie Cosmos: Inner World Peace • My Morning Jacket: MMJ LIVE VOL. 2: CHICAGO 2021 • Simple Minds: Direction of the Heart • Siouxsie and the Banshees: All Souls • Sloan: Steady •  Taylor Swift: Midnights • Tegan and Sara: Crybaby • Young The Giant: American Bollywood


The Beatles: Revolver (Special Edition) • The Damned: A Night of a Thousand VampiresDan Mangan: Being SomewhereDead Cross (feat. Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo): IIGarbage: AnthologyGuided By Voices: Scalping the Guru •  INXS: Shabooh Shoobah (Deluxe Edition) • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: ChangesTrampled By Turtles: Alpenglow


Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age): Tropical GothclubDermot Kennedy: SonderFirst Aid Kit: PalominoJason Collett (of Broken Social Scene): Head Full of WaterJohn Mellencamp: Scarecrow (Deluxe) •  The Lone Bellow: Love Songs for LosersPhoenix: Alpha ZuluPJ Harvey: B-Sides, Demos and RaritiesThe Police: Ghost In the Machine (Vinyl Reissue) • The Pretty Reckless: Other WorldsRayland Baxter: If I Were A ButterflySpoon: Lucifer on the MoonSteely Dan: Can’t Buy A Thrill (Reissue) • William Fitzsimmons: Covers, Vol. 1


See it to believe it


Steely Dan live at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA (1993)
Here is a fairly quality video from the reunion tour they did around this time in which they play all the classic hits. [via YouTube]


Musical happenings of historical significance



Birthdays: John Prine (1946) • Cyril Neville (1948) • Sharon Osbourne (1952) • Midge Ure (1953) • David Lee Roth (1955) • The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. (1939)


Birthday: Daryl Hall (1946) • Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia. (1990)


Birthdays: Sam Moore (1935) • Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens (1955) • David Letts of The Damned (1956) • Blondie appeared at CBGB’s for the first time. (1974) • Whilst living at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, Sex Pistol Sid Vicious called the police to say that someone had stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He was arrested and charged with murder and placed in the detox unit of a New York prison. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before the case went to trial. (1978)


Birthdays: Paul Simon (1941) • Sammy Hagar (1947) • TV host Ed Sullivan died. (1974)


Birthdays: Cliff Richard (1940) • Justin Hayward (1946) • Thomas Dolby (1958) • David Bowie released his twelfth studio album Heroes. (1977) • Freddy Fender died. (2006)


Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a court in Nice, France. He was given a one-year suspended sentence, a 5,000 franc fine, and was banned from entering France for two years. (1973)


Birthdays: Nico (1938) • Bob Weir (1947) • Bob Mould (1960) • Flea (1962) • John Mayer (1977) • Legendary NYC punk club CBGB closed its doors after 33 years. (2006)

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