Today In Music News: Mon Oct 25

Well, Jonsi won’t be playing a series of acoustic in-store performances while on tour, after all — he’s cancelled the rest of the dates after the realization that maybe this wasn’t really the best medium for him and his songs.

Seminal reggae artist Gregory Issacs passed away this morning at the age of 59. He was also known as the “Cool Ruler” and had such hits as “Night Nurse”.

The reissue of Pinkerton is coming up on November 2, and later that month Rivers Cuomo will release The Pinkerton Diaries: “a collection of all my journals, emails, letters, photos, school papers — everything from those years ’94-’97, so you get an inside look as to exactly what I was thinking,” he explains. You were thinking that Japanese chicks are fragile and hot, Rivers. (This is not to say that I haven’t already reserved my copy of Pinkerton.)

Indie label Constellation is getting set to release Musique Fragile, a three-disc compilation with as many different artists. It’s planned to be the first in a continuing series.

The Beastie Boys have released a track listing for their new record Hot Sauce Committee Pt.2 (part one was delayed due to MCA’s cancer diagnosis in 2009 and eventually got skipped over for the time being). The track list reveals a couple guest spots from NAS and Santigold. Sweet!

Dan Mangan took in three awards — Independent Album of the Year, Roots Solo Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year — for his record Nice, Nice, Very Nice last night at the Western Canadian Music Awards in Kelowna, BC.

Photo by Janus Bahs Jaquet, via Creative Commons


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