Today In Music News: Tue Nov 16

Smashing Pumpkins band-leader Billy Corgan slammed Pavement in a recent twitter outburst saying:

“Just found out SP is playing with Pavement in Brazil. It’s gonna be 1 of those New Orleans type funerals… I say that because they represent the death of the alternative dream, and we follow with the affirmation of life part… funny how those who pointed the big finger of ‘sell out’ are the biggest offenders now…yawn. they have no love… by the way, we’ll be the band up there playing NEW songs because we have the love xx”

Apple announced this morning that the entire Beatles catalog is available on their iTunes service for those of you who don’t already own them in some… other format.

If you read our mention of The Russian Futurists’ new record The Weight’s On The Wheels yesterday, now is your chance to stream it for free on Exclaim!.

Since Joe Strummer died in 2002, we’ve seen a handful of documentaries and tributes. Another one we can add to the list is the upcoming Joe Strummer biopic Joe Public:

Screen Daily [via The Playlist] reports that the film has the working title Joe Public and is currently being written by Paul Viragh, who previously penned the 2009 film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll about Ian Dury.

The film is being produced by Damian Jones and Simon Halfon, and it will be coming out through the Britain’s Film4. As it’s still in the writing stage, we shouldn’t expect this one too soon — there’s currently no word as to when filming will start.

The Dum Dum Girls have announced new North American tour dates for 2011, after canceling some of their tour with The Vaselines due to a family emergency.

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