Why I ❤️ John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, by Eels frontman E | Louder

“If John were alive, there’s been a lot of time for him to make some bad records, but he also might have made something really great. That’s one thing about dying young: it’s good for the ‘iconic’ status. “The positive thing is that it’s good that The Beatles didn’t play at Live Aid or Live 8, which they probably would have. Eventually they would have been talked into it. This is something that nobody will ever fucking understand any more: for once somebody broke up and meant it. They came in, got their hands dirty, did their task in hand and left. Source: Why I ❤️ John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, by Eels frontman E | Louder

Bob Dylan Re-Records “Blowin’ in the Wind” for Christie’s Auction

The one-of-a-kind disc will be auctioned by Christie’s in London on July 7. The recording will go for an estimated bidding price of £600,000-1,000,000. The new rendition of “Blowin’ in the Wind” marks the first time Dylan has recorded the song since tracking the original 60 years ago. The Bard cut the new version last year with Burnett, who produced the single. Only one copy of this new recording of “Blowin’ in the Wind” will be offered as an Ionic Original disc. The one-of-a-kind version of Dylan’s ’60s classic is the first official Ionic Original—a new analog format developed by T Bone Burnett Source: Bob Dylan Re-Records “Blowin’ in the Wind” for Christie’s Auction | Pitchfork

The Darkness’s Justin Hawkins Says People Need to Tell Jon Bon Jovi to Stop Singing | Exclaim!

“He’s a great singer — he always has been — but this sounds like something is eating away at him from the inside, and I don’t think it’s a voice injury,” Hawkins concluded. “It saddens me to see it, I’m sure we’re all disappointed.”As the Darkness bandleader warns off the top of the video, “we’re talking about something really sad.” After all, aren’t we all just living on a prayer? Source: The Darkness’s Justin Hawkins Says People Need to Tell Jon Bon Jovi to Stop Singing | Exclaim!

Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby dies aged 31 | Metro News

Something not quite right at Nick Cave’s house. Two dead sons. Two years after the death of his son, Cave reflected on his death, telling The Guardian: ‘It’s hard to know what to say that is helpful. People often say they can’t imagine how it would feel to lose a child, but, actually, they can – they can imagine what it is like. ‘A lot is said about grief, especially the conventional wisdom that you do it alone. I personally have found that not to be the case. The goodwill we received after Arthur’s death from people who I did not know, especially through social media, people who liked my music and kind of reached out, was extraordinary.’ Source: Nick Cave’s son Jethro Lazenby dies aged 31 | Metro News