FYI: Atoms For Peace Secret Show, Pixies Member Quits

June 14, 2013 By:

Bonnaroo has found a replacement for Mumford & Sons, who had to cancel their set following an announcement that bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot in his brain. It’s Jack Johnson. (Rolling Stone)

Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace will do a secret surprise show in Los Angeles today. You can try to win tickets, too. (Consequence of Sound)

Talib Kweli says that Kanye West got his technique from his compulsiveness: “He wakes up, he writes rhymes, he says the rhyme to whoever wants to listen and he keeps improving on it.” (MTV)

Pusha T has a new single out featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz. Oh, and Kanye West produced it. (Vibe)

In an effort to promote his new album Yeezus, Kanye West previewed “On Site,” featuring Daft Punk, and sang “New Slaves" acapella.  Too bad you weren’t in Switzerland. (Pretty Much Amazing)

Alicia Keys got all bedazzled for her new video “Tears Always Win.” (Idolator)

Best known for his 1954 single “Walk, Don’t Run,” jazz guitarist Johnny Smith has died at the age of 91. (NPR)

After 25 years of solid loyalty to the Pixies, bassist Kim Deal has “decided to leave” the band. The remaining three members wish her well. (Billboard)

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith have been honored by the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. (NME)

Morrissey is going on tour in South America. Hopefully his body doesn’t completely fall apart before he gets there. (SPIN)