Here are some links to stories that made news today:
Mumford and Sons dropped their album Babel on Tuesday and it seems like everyone rushed out to buy it! The album is poised to debut at number one on the Billboard Top 200 album chart next week, with projected sales of 600 thousand copies its first week out. Turns out this will be the biggest sales week for a rock act since 2008! Read more about that here.
Mumford & Sons played a full concert for Live on Letterman last night. Stream the full show here.
Though the song leaked all over the net yesterday, Soundgarden premiered their highly anticipated single, "Been Away Too Long" today. Listen to the official stream on the band's official site or one of a zillion other sites hosting the stream. Why not listen to it here?
Another day, another Morrissey story. Yesterday Moz made news for rescuing an elderly lady. Today's news can't really top that, however you can read a new Morrissey interview in the Courier Mail. Topics discussed: he still doesn't have a record deal, still hates the Royal family, prefers Twitter over Facebook, and his favorite recent-ish song is "Lonely Day" by System Of A Down. He also briefly snarked about Coachella's offer to reunite the Smiths. Read the full interview here.
Morrissey has also confirmed he's playing Jimmy Fallon on October 3rd.
The Smashing Pumpkins ran into some bad luck in Mexico last night when they realized ALL their clothes were stolen out of their suitcases! Apparently they got everything back, because Billy Corgan sent out a Tweet indicating the clothes were recovered by US Border Services and even sent out a picture to prove it.
The Melvins' Trevor Dunn has been writing a tour diary for Spin while on the road this fall. The latest entry finds Dunn talking about the band's recent stop in Detroit, and he also weighs in on the Billie Joe Armstrong drama. His cutting remarks:
"That guy's main problem is that he doesn't realize that he is Justin Bieber. He should take some of the green in his wallet, buy himself a green smoothie and relax. What kind of band name is Green Day anyway? Is that in reference to all the chord progressions they continually recycle? But I digress…"
Peter Gabriel is on the road playing his classic album So from Back to Front. Watch some fan-filmed footage from the September 21st show in Philadelphia.
Blondie are playing a Google/You Tube session in New York City on October 10th and the session will stream live. More details on that are posted here.
The awesome folks at the Quietus are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Depeche Mode's A Broken Frame. Read the feature here and enjoy a live version of "Leave In Silence" below: