Zappagram #76: Justice for Tupac

Zappagram #76: Justice for Tupac

Hey everyone,

Typically, I combine the podcast and newsletter into one email. However, this week I need to split the two up because the newsletter is ready to go, but the podcast is not and I still want to get this sent out on time. Going forward I might need to do this more in the future. It would mean getting two emails from me each week instead of one. Please vote in the poll and let me know if you’re cool with that.

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This newsletter ain’t gonna read itself.

“Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.”
—Tupac Shakur





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Man Charged With Murder in Connection to Tupac Shakur’s Killing

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2023 Ceremony to Stream Live on Disney+

U2 Share ‘Atomic City’ Video Ahead of Las Vegas Residency

Aerosmith Push Farewell Tour to 2024 as Steven Tyler’s Vocal Injury ‘More Serious Than Initially Thought

Bruce Springsteen Postpones Remaining 2023 Tour Dates Due to Peptic Ulcer Disease

Foo Fighters Announce Summer 2024 Stadium Tour

PJ Harvey Hints at 2024 North American Tour

Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce 2024 Southern Tour

‘The Smiths Are Dead’ is a New Commodore 64 Game About Morrissey

Daft Punk Continue Accessing Random Memories With ‘Drumless Edition’ LP

Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ Follow-Up Album Has Entered ‘Final Stages’

Boygenius Announce The Rest EP, Featuring 4 New Songs

Pet Shop Boys Announce 30th Anniversary Reissue of Relentless

Iron & Wine Announces Documentary and Concert Film Who Can See Forever

Asteroid Named for Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser

Tina Turner Gets New Career-Spanning Box Set Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Nirvana Biography Come As You Are Getting Annotated “Super-Expanded” Edition

Quincy Jones Receives First Peace Through Music Award From U.S. State Department

Mick Jagger Suggests Rolling Stones Back Catalogue Could Be Given to Charity

Jack White’s Third Man Hardware Unveils Anniversary Edition of Triplegraph Guitar Pedal

Nashawn Breedlove, Actor and Rapper Who Battled Eminem in 8 Mile, Dead at 46

The Association’s Terry Kirkman Dies at 83

Britney Spears Gets Welfare Check After Dancing with Knives

Cher Accused of Hiring Men to Kidnap Her Own Adult Son, Court Documents Reveal



This week’s AOTW is Brian Warner, a.k.a. (asshole known as) Marilyn Manson.





Animal Collective: Isn’t It Now? [listen]
Blonde Redhead: Sit Down for Dinner [listen]
Ed Sheeran: Autumn Variations [listen]
Friendship Commanders: MASS [listen]
Green Day: Dookie (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [listen]
Gunship: Unicorn [listen]
Jason Isbell: Southeastern (10th Anniversary Reissue) [listen]
Say She She: Silver [listen]
Slow Pulp: Yard [listen]
U2: Atomic City (single) [listen]
Wilco: Cousin [listen]



- OCT 6 -

Dogstar: Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees
Heatmiser: The Music of Heatmiser
Hüsker Dü: Tonite Longhorn
Ilsey: From the Valley
Incubus: Morning View XXIII
Joni Mitchell: Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975)
Meat Puppets: Camp Songs
Omar Apollo: Live for Me EP
Sufjan Stevens: Javelin
Van Halen: The Collection II

- OCT 13 -

Boygenius: The Rest EP
Holly Humberstone: Paint My Bedroom Black
Margo Price: Strays II
Ringo Starr: Rewind Forward EP

- OCT 20 -

Blink-182: One More Time...
Bombay Bicycle Club: My Big Day
Devo: 50 Years of De-Evolution 1973–2023
Duff McKagan: Lighthouse
The Rolling Stones: Hackney Diamonds
The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow (20th Anniversary Remaster)

- OCT 27 -

Black Pumas: Chronicles of a Diamond
DJ Shadow: Action Adventure
The Gaslight Anthem: History Books
José González: Veneer (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
The Kills: God Games
Nirvana: In Utero (30th Anniversary Super Deluxe)
Prince: Diamonds and Pearls (Super Deluxe Edition)
Taylor Swift: 1989 (Taylor’s Version)



- OCT 2 -

Birthdays: Don McLean (1945) • Richard Hell (1949) • Mike Rutherford of Genesis (1950) • Sting (1951) • Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch (1988) • Tom Petty, found unconscious at his home in Los Angeles, not breathing and in cardiac arrest, he was taken to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica where he died at 8:40pm. (2017)

- OCT 3 -

Birthdays: Eddie Cochran (1938) • Chubby Checker (1941) • Lindsey Buckingham (1949) • Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954) • Tommy Lee (1962) • Gwen Stefani (1969) • Woody Guthrie died. (1967) • Sinead O’Connor ripped up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, on the US TV show 'Saturday Night Live', as a protest over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. The incident happened as Sinead ended her live performance and out of nowhere, produced a photograph of Pope John Paul II, which she ripped into pieces. There was stunned silence in the studio and the station went to a commercial. NBC was fined $2.5 million dollars by the Federal Communications Commission.

- OCT 4 -

Birthdays: Jim Fielder of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1947) • Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys (1959) • Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire (1977) • Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. (1970)

- OCT 5 -

Birthdays: Steve Miller (1943) • Brian Johnson of AC/DC (1947) • Bob Geldof (1951) • Harold Faltemeyer (1952) • Elton John released his seventh studio album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. (1973)

- OCT 6 -

Ginger Baker of Cream died at the age of 80. (2019) • Eddie Van Halen died at the age of 65 and American singer-songwriter Johnny Nash died of natural causes age 80. He is best known for his 1972 hit 'I Can See Clearly Now'. (2020)

- OCT 7 -

Birthdays: Kevin Godley (1945) • John Mellencamp (1951) • Toni Braxton (1967) • Thom Yorke (1968) • Lewis Capaldi (1996) • John Lennon was awarded his green card—permanent residency status—at a hearing in New York which overturned previous efforts by the U.S. Government to deport him. (1976)

- OCT 8 -

Birthdays: Johnny Ramone (1948) • Teddy Riley of Blackstreet (1967) • Bruno Mars (1985) • U2 celebrated their first #1 hit in the UK with “Desire.” The Irish rockers’ 12th single appeared on the album Rattle and Hum, which featured both live and studio recordings. In addition to being a career landmark for U2, the high-energy track (built on a classic Bo Diddley beat), also broke chart records in the U.S., becoming the first song to top both Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. The following year, “Desire” earned a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.

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