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In The News: Devo, Johnny Cash, Julian Casablancas, Neil Young, John Coltrane

Devo Redux: Devo will perform its experimental music from 1974-1977 on a North American tour this summer. The 10-date North American tour is dedicated to the memory of the late Robert “Bob 2″ Casale, whose family will get a portion of the proceeds. According to Bob 2’s brother Gerald, Gerald Casale, Bob 2 “had no will or insurance.” — Slicing Up Eyeballs

Dylan’s Bed Jumping: Bob Dylan jumped on Johnny Cash’s bed the first time they met, according to the account the singer gave to his son, John Carter Cash which he commented about in a Reddit Q&A. Johnny Cash met Dylan in a New York City hotel room in the early Sixties. Although they had exchanged letters, upon finally meeting one another, “Dylan rushed into his room, jumped on the bed and began bouncing up and down chanting, ‘I met Johnny Cash, I met Johnny Cash.'” Although they fell out of touch as time went by, they remained friends. — Rolling Stone

Break the Code?: Fans think they’ve discovered the release date for ç upcoming album in a teaser video released this week. The date? May 26, 2014. Time will tell. — NME

Check out the video for yourself:

Gimme Money!: Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter campaign has now passed the $5 million mark. As of Saturday, March 29, 2014 14,808 people had contributed $5,006,618.

A Love Supreme: Six rolls of undeveloped film shot by Chuck Stewart during sessions for John Coltrane’s transcendent album, A Love Supreme, were found by his son. Check out a few of the photos at the NPR website. — NPR

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R.I.P Dept.: Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dead At 61

Bob Casale, a founding member of the Akron, Ohio pre-punk band Devo, died suddenly on February 17th of heart failure. He was 61.

Bob Casale helped create the futuristic rock sound that was at its most extreme on Devo’s radical 1978 debut album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

In a statement, Gerald Casale said: “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all.”

Alan Myers, Devo’s drummer during the group’s creative peak, died last year of stomach cancer. He was 58.

Read Rolling Stone‘s obit here.

Devo’s cover of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” appeared on Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”:

“Whip It”:

“Come Back Jonee”:, France 1978:

“Gut Feeling” / “Slap Your Mammy,” France, 1978:

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Weekend Update: Banksy, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, Dylan’s Guitar & More


In case you have a life, and weren’t paying attention to my posts Friday through Sunday, here’s a recap:

Banksy To NYC: “Thanks for your patience. It’s been fun.”

Watch: Arcade Fire Cover Devo’s “Uncontrollable Urge” At L.A. Show

Listen: Stream M.I.A.’s New Album “Matangi” Now!

Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova Has Vanished

Watch: Trailer For Kathleen Hanna Documentry, “The Punk Singer”

Jim James On Touring With Dylan: “”We never talked to him once…”

Iconic Object: Bob Dylan’s 1965 Strat Up For Auction

Mojo Readers Pick 20 Best Albums Of Magazine’s Lifetime

Watch: Nick Cave & Bad Seeds Debut New Song, “Give Us A Kiss”

Songs For Slim Benefit LP Due Nov. 11 Features Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams

Watch: The National Do “Sea Of Love” On “Later… With Jools Holland

Listen: Loop’s “Forever” Is The End Of The End

Watch: WikiLeaks Julian Assange Gives Short Speech Before M.I.A. NYC Show

John Fogerty On Creedence Clearwater Revival: “the fine running machine was starting to get a little wobbly”

Pussy Riot Member Moved To New Prison (#3)

Listen: Rare Bob Dylan Recording: “I Can’t Leave Her Behind/ On A Rainy Afternoon”

Why Lou Reed Matters: “…every bit Bob’s equal”

Art: Appreciating Art Spiegelman, Creater of “Maus” & Plenty More

Listen: Neil Young “Live At The Cellar Door” Preview

Robert Plant Plans Record Label, Launches “Robert Recommends” Streaming Playlist

Watch: Video Clips Of M.I.A., Arcade Fire & Eminem At YouTube Video Awards