Zappagram #97: Jack Antonoff says that Kanye West “Needs his diaper changed so badly”

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Zappagram #97: Jack Antonoff says that Kanye West “Needs his diaper changed so badly”

Hey Zappagrammers!

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As you know, one of my 2024 goals is to include a piece of original artwork in every week’s newsletter. This week, the artwork and quote of the week are both legendary producer Rick Rubin.

Ground control to reader: Take your protein pills. Put your helmet on.

This newsletter ain’t gonna read itself.

For me, the Beatles are proof of the existence of God.
—Rick Rubin



Last week’s poll: 39% of you guessed correctly that Bruce Springsteen wrote “Hungry Heart” for the Ramones!



Featuring: Bluhm, Fuji Gateway, Joshua Powell, Little Monarch, Bird and Byron, Elbow, Hozier, Pink Skies, Andrew Belle


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See Jason Isbell Sing Biden-Obsessed Fox News Headlines on ‘Daily Show’

Alex Van Halen Tells All About Life With Eddie in New Book

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Greatest Hits Album

Sigur Rós Announce Tour With Wordless Music Orchestra

Sony Music Entertainment Settles Years-Long Class-Action Lawsuit With New York Dolls’ David Johansen and More

PJ Harvey Announces First North American Tour in 7 Years

The National and the War on Drugs Announce Tour

David Bowie Tribute Band Singer Arrested For His Role in January 6th Attack

Lou Reed Tribute Album Announced

Hozier Announces Wasteland, Baby! Vinyl Reissue

Jack Antonoff: Kanye West “Needs His Diaper Changed So Badly”

The Damned Announce 2024 North American Tour Featuring Return of Drummer Rat Scabies

Paul Simon Documentary, Directed by Alex Gibney, Unveils Trailer

Two Men Found Guilty in Murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay



Broadcast in full, Elbow’s legendary Jodrell Bank concert was one of the first to take place in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope back in June 2012. Fresh from the release of the universally acclaimed Build A Rocket Boys!, the band took over Jodrell for an extraordinary night. The concert was later released as a special live album. Elbow is one of my favorite bands—Guy Garvey’s voice feels like home, even though I’m not from the UK. I guess it’s hard to explain, so you’ll just have to listen to one of the best bands of all time.



AC/DC: Vinyl reissue of all albums!
Andrew Belle: The Nightshade (Hushed) EP
Faye Webster: Underdressed at the Symphony
Kaiser Chiefs: Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album
Liam Gallagher & John Squire: Liam Gallagher & John Squire
Mannequin Pussy: I Got Heaven
Mini Trees: Burn Out EP
Nils Frahm: Day
Pissed Jeans: Half Divorced
Thundercat: Apocalypse (10th Anniversary Edition)
The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982



- MAR 8 -

Air: Moon Safari (25th Anniversary Edition)
Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Bleachers: Bleachers
The Cars: Candy-O (Vinyl Reissue)
Grateful Dead: American Beauty (Vinyl Reissue)
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Glasgow Eyes
Kim Gordon: The Collective
The Libertines: All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade
Norah Jones: Visions
The Rolling Stones: Live At The Wiltern

- MAR 15 -

The Black Crowes: Happiness Bastards
Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade): Boeckner!
The Dandy Warhols: Rockmaker
Kacey Musgraves: Deeper Well
Lenny Kravitz: Blue Electric Light
Miles Davis: Volume 2 (Vinyl Reissue)
Nina Simone: Nina’s Back (Reissue)

- MAR 22 -

A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and Failure: Cinquanta
Adrianne Lenker: Bright Future
Alice in Chains: Jar of Flies EP (30th Anniversary Reissue)
The Cure: Paris (30th Anniversary Edition)
Elbow: Audio Vertigo
Illiterate Light: Slow Down Time EP
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Glasgow Eyes
Julia Holter: Something in the Room She Moves
Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol: Big Dumb Riffs
Waxahatchee: Tigers Blood
Wye Oak: Shriek: Variations



- MAR 4 -

Birthdays: Bobby Womack (1944) • Chris Squire of Yes (1948) • Chris Rea (1951) • Jason Newsted (1963) • Patrick Hannan, drummer of The Sundays (1966) • Evan Dando of The Lemonheads (1967) • Jeremiah Green of Modest Mouse (1977) • John Lennon's statement that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” was published in The London Evening Standard. (1966)

- MAR 5 -

Birthdays: Mark E. Smith of The Fall (1957) • Identical twin brothers, Craig and Charlie Reid, of The Proclaimers (1962) • John Frusciante (1970) • Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee. (1963) • John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. (1982)

- MAR 6 -

Birthdays: Bob Wills (1905) • Mary Wilson of The Supremes (1944) • David Gilmour (1946) • Kiki Dee (1947) • Guy Garvey of Elbow (1974) • Tyler, the Creator (1991) • The Beatles recorded sound effects onto the song ''Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' at Abbey Road studios in London. (1967)

- MAR 7 -

Birthdays: Townes Van Zandt (1944) • Arthur Lee of Love (1945) • Peter Wolf of The J Geils Band (1946) • Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers (1952) • Taylor Dayne (1962) • Paul Davis of Happy Mondays (1966) • The Beastie Boys became the first rap act to have a #1 album in the U.S. with their debut album, Licensed To Ill. The album is one of Columbia Records' fastest-selling debut records to date. (1987)

- MAR 8 -

Birthdays: Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees (1945) • Randy Meisner (1946) • Gary Numan (1958) • Gaz Coombes of Supergrass (1976) • Tom Chaplin of Keane (1979) • English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. (2016)

- MAR 9 -

Birthdays: Ornette Coleman (1930) • John Cale (1942) • Robin Trower (1945) • Jeffrey Osborne (1948) • U2 released The Joshua Tree. (1987) •Notorious BIG was gunned down and killed as he left a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. He was 24 years old. (1997)

- MAR 10 -

Birthdays: Rick Rubin & Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam (1963) • Edie Brickell (1966) • Record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive Timbaland (1971) • Carrie Underwood (1983) • Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded “The Sounds Of Silence” as an acoustic duo. (1964)

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