Spent most of last night/this morning trying to get confirmation on today’s tragic Chris Feinstein news, so we didn’t get a chance to mention a few other stories from the queue…
- Today in industry news: Capitol Records sued Vimeo over lip dubs (like this one), the CRIA found an indie record store to put out of business, and Biden held a one-sided debate over piracy with corporate media executives. Ugh.
- On that note, Morrissey celebrated his freedom from label UMG by ranting about the music industry and calling his latest compilation Swords a “meek disaster.”
- Ex-Sex Pistol John Lydon told BBC 6 that Radiohead and Coldplay are “tosh” and only care “about lining their coffers.” Oh well, the man’s got a PiL reunion to promote, I suppose.
- And to end this sad day on a happier note: Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars and director Sofia Coppola are expecting their second child. Congrats!