Zappagram #67: RIP Sinead O'Connor & Randy Meisner

Zappagram #67: RIP Sinead O'Connor & Randy Meisner

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To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.
—Sinead O’Connor

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Featuring: Sinead O’Connor, Eagles, Adam Simons, Vines, Hoax, Say She She, Safari Room, Bethany Cosentino, Proper Pet, The Kills, Friendship Commanders

ZAPPAGRAM #67

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MUSIC NEWS

:: WHAT’S GOING ON

Sinéad O’Connor, Fiery and Uncompromising Singer, Dead at 56

Randy Meisner, Eagles Co-Founder and ‘Take It to the Limit’ Singer, Dead at 77

Neal Langford, Former Shins Bassist Who Played on First Album, Dead at 50

Descendants’ Milo Aukerman Recovering From Surgery After ‘Mild Heart Attack’

Seattle Swifties Match 2.3 Magnitude Earthquake at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Jack White Auctions White Stripes-Era Gear to Benefit Detroit’s Clark Park

Grateful Dead Announce Wake of the Flood 50th Anniversary Reissue

The Cure to Reissue Live Album, Show, For First Time in 30 Years

Huey Lewis and the News’ Sports Receiving New Reissue for 40th Anniversary

Glen Hansard Announces New Album

Nick Cave Confirms New Bad Seeds Album is Almost Finished

Ethel Cain Announces US Tour Dates

Spotify Announce Price Increases for Premium Plans


Z-REX

:: ZAPPA’S RECOMMENDATIONS

The Unapologetic Brilliance of Sinéad O’Connor by Amanda Petrusich, writing for The New Yorker

Randy Meisner, founding member of L.A. rock band the Eagles, dies at 77 by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, writing for the Los Angeles Times


NEW RELEASES

:: RECENTLY DROPPED MUSIC

Aphex Twin: Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760 EP [listen]
Bethany Cosentino: Natural Disaster [listen]
Brad: In the Moment That You’re Born [listen]
Darlingside: Everything Is Alive [listen]
Joni Mitchell: Joni Mitchell at Newport [listen]
Madeline Kenney: A New Reality Mind [listen]
Post Malone: Austin [listen]
Stevie Nicks: Complete Studio Albums & Rarities [listen]
SUSTO: My Entire Life [listen]


RELEASE RADAR

:: UPCOMING RELEASES

- AUG 11 -

Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22
Neil Young: Chrome Dreams
The Hives: The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons

- AUG 18 -

Aerosmith: Greatest Hits
Cautious Clay: KARPEH
Grace Potter: Mother Road
Gregory Alan Isakov: Appaloosa Bones
Hozier: Unreal Unearth
Jon Batiste: World Music Radio
Sonic Youth: Live in Brooklyn 2011
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition)

- AUG 25 -

Cindy Wilson: Realms
Grandaddy: Sumday: Excess Baggage
Hiss Golden Messenger: Jump For Joy
Hüsker Dü: Tonite Longhorn

- SEP 1 -

Pretenders: Relentless
Slowdive: Everything Is Alive
Speedy Ortiz: Rabbit Rabbit


ON THIS DATE

:: MUSICAL HAPPENINGS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

- JUL 31 -

Birthdays: Bill Berry of R.E.M. (1958) • Fatboy Slim (1963) • Zac Brown (1978) • The Beatles recorded “Hey Jude.” (1968) • Morrissey claimed he was sexually assaulted by a security officer at San Francisco International Airport. Security camera footage confirmed that nothing out of the ordinary occurred. (2015)

- AUG 1 -

Birthdays: Jerry Garcia (1942) • Robert Cray (1953) • Chuck D (1960) • Adam Duritz (1964) • MTV Europe was launched, the first video played being “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits. (1987)

- AUG 2 -

Birthdays: Andrew Gold (1951) • Butch Vig (1955) • Mojo Nixon (1957) • Peter Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd, died of a heroin overdose. Watts supplied the crazed laughter on Dark Side Of The Moon. (1976)

- AUG 3 -

Birthdays: Tony Bennett (1926) • James Hetfield (1963) • The Beatles played their last ever performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. During their set a power outage silenced their instruments and plunged the Cavern into temporary darkness. (1963)

- AUG 4 -

Birthdays: Louis Armstrong (1901) • Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn. (1967) • Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with Purple Rain. (1984)

- AUG 5 -

Birthdays: Pat Smear (1959) • Adam Yauch (MCA) of The Beastie Boys (1964) • David Crosby was sentenced to five years in jail in Texas for cocaine and firearms offenses. He slept through most of his trial. (1983) • Famed drummer, Jeff Porcaro, died age 38. (1992)

- AUG 6 -

Birthdays: Andy Warhol (1928) • Elliot Smith (1969) • Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in crashed into a truck near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, leaving him in a coma for four days. The accident also left him without any sense of smell. (1973) • The Wall opened in movie theaters in New York. (1982)


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