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In The News: Velvet Underground, Minus The Bear, Van Morrison, British Sea Power, Chris Isaak, Loren Connors, Alarm And More

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The 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s Loaded will be celebrated October 30 when Rhino releases an expanded six-disc boxed set, complete with stereo, mono and surround mixes as well as rarities and live performances … Menos El Oso, the second full-length from Minus The Bear, turns 10 this year. Suicide Squeeze Records will reissue the album as a deluxe version December 4, and the band will perform the LP in its entirety on tour this fall … Legacy Recordings has acquired the rights to the complete discography of Van Morrison, spanning more than 50 years of music, and plans to issue several compilations, deluxe editions and digital releases beginning August 28 … Speaking of Van Morrison, his Astral Weeks and His Band And The Street Choir, will be honored October 30 as expanded and remastered versions via Warner Bros. … British Sea Power’s new album, Sea Of Brass, is due out from Golden Chariot on October 30 … On October 2, a best-of album chronicling the work of Bad Company, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company, will be available from Rhino … After a six-year hiatus, Chris Isaak will return November 13 with the release of First Comes The Night via Vanguard … Just Let Go, a new live concert film featuring Lenny Kravitz, will be released by Eagle Rock on DVD, Blu-rayband digital formats October 23 … Temporary Residence Ltd. will issue Rehumanizer II, the new Maserati album, October 30 … Phish’s Trey Anastasio’s new solo record, Paper Wheels, is set for an October 30 release via Rubber Jungle/ATO … Iconic Alarm album Strength has been re-arranged and re-worked by singer/songwriter Mike Peters in honor of its 30th anniversary. It will be out via Twenty First Century on October 2 … September 18 marks the release of the new album from Loren Connors, Live In New York, via Family Vineyard … For the first time ever, Scott Fagan’s 1968 debut record, South Atlantic Blues, will be available on vinyl and CD on November 20 … An eight-disc boxed set featuring the work of Billy Cobham, The Atlantic Years 1973-1978, will be released September 25 via Rhino … Population Wars, the new book from Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin, will be available September 15 … Concord will reissue the classic soundtracks to Amadeus, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings as deluxe vinyl boxed sets September 11.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Nada Surf, Françoise Hardy, Johnny Cash, YACHT, Alanis Morissette, Bill Hicks, Rage Against The Machine, Richard Hawley And More

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Live At The Neptune Theater, a deluxe three-LP package featuring Nada Surf’s 2012 performance in Seattle, is available now digitally via Pledge Music … Omnivore has announced the October 16 release of the soundtrack to The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes And The Course Of Country Music. The documentary film chronicles the life and career of the Carter family, and features songs by the Original Carter Family, George Jones, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Roseanne Cash and more … Françoise Hardy’s first five French-language albums—Tous Le Garçons Et Les Filles,
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 Mon Amie La Rose, 
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 La Maison Ou J’Ai Grandi—will be reissued by Light In The Attic on October 16 on CD, and as deluxe LPs on January 26 … On October 16, the new album from YACHT, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, will be available from Downtown … The 20th anniversary of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill will be celebrated by Rhino with a four-disc collector’s edition. It will be out October 30 and include remastered audio, an entire disc of previously unreleased demos, as well as a full concert from 1995 … Strangers Again is the latest studio album from Judy Collins, due out September 18, and it contains guest appearances from Jeff Bridges, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson and more. She’ll tour extensively this fall in support … Comedy Dynamics will issue a Bill Hicks boxed set on September 11. Bill Hicks: The Complete Collection has 12 CDs, six DVDs and a photo book … Natalie Merchant’s new album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings, a collection of all-new recordings revisiting solo debut Tigerlily, will be released along with a companion documentary on DVD on November 6 via Nonesuch … October 16 marks the release of Rage Against The Machine’s Live At Finsbury Park on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats by Eagle Rock … An updated version of the dB’s and friends’ 1986 EP Christmas Time, Christmas Time Again!, will be available October 16 from Omnivore … Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul turns 50 this year, and Rhino will commemorate the occasion with the October 30 release of an Otis Redding boxed set, Soul Manifesto … Concord Jazz will issue Two, a live double-album by Chick Corea & Bela Fleck, on September 11 … Richard Hawley’s eighth studio album, Hollow Meadows, will be out September 11 via Warner Bros. … On September 14, Eric Clapton’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall will be released in cinemas worldwide. It features his May performance celebrating his 70th birthday as well as 50 years in the music business … The first new album from Kinky Friedman in nearly 40 years, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met, will be released October 2 via Avenue A/Thirty Tigers … Dear Wormwood is the second LP from the Oh Hellos, due out from Elektra on October 16 … Acetate will release Holdin’ The Bag, the new Supersuckers album, October 16 … Maserati’s new LP, Rehumanizer, is due out October 30 from Temporary Residence Ltd. … On October 16, a collection of previously unreleased recordings by John Renbourn, The Attic Tapes, will be available from Riverboat.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Joanna Newsom, Sharon Jones, Public Enemy, Twilight Sad, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, Most Serene Republic, Son Volt And More

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Joanna Newsom has announced the October 23 release of her first new album in five years, Divers, via Drag City … It’s A Holiday Soul Party is the first holiday album by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, due out from Daptone on October 30 … UMe and Metropolis Studios will issue Public Enemy: Live From Metropolis Studios, featuring Public Enemy’s performance last year, on September 4 … On October 16, the Twilight Sad’s new album, Òran Mór Session LP (a collection of reworked tracks from last year’s Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants to Leave), will be available via Fatcat … Two new releases featuring Jimi Hendrix are due out this fall: Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival, a two-CD/two-LP package out on August 28, and Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a documentary film set for an October 30 release on DVD and Blu-ray. Both will contain footage from his 1970 performance at the second Atlanta International Pop Festival … Dr. John will release a 22-song collection containing a- and b-sides from all of his U.S. and U.K. singles, The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974, on September 18 via Omnivore … Mediac, the first new album from the Most Serene Republic in six years, will be available from Maplemusic on November 13 …. The 20th anniversary of Son Volt’s debut album, Trace, will be celebrated October 30 with the release of a two-disc deluxe anniversary edition via Rhino. Jay Farrar will perform the songs from this LP on a U.S. tour this fall … Light In The Attic will reissue Spooner Oldham’s 1972 solo album, Pot Luck, on September 18 … October 9 marks the release of the new Jesse Malin LP, Outsiders, via One Little Indian/Velvet Elk … Rare archive, live and studio footage, as well as brand new interviews, comprise Another Glorious Decade, a film featuring Van Morrison’s work in the ‘70s after his hiatus, due out September 18 … Marshall Crenshaw’s #392: The EP Collection is a compilation album featuring standout tracks from his vinyl EP series, set for an August 21 release via Red River … Music From Love & Mercy, the soundtrack to the acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic, will be released by Capitol on August 14 … Noneusch will issue an eight-LP vinyl boxed set, 10 Years Solo Live, featuring material from 19 Brad Mehldau performances, on October 16.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Nirvana, Reatards, Zombies, Futurebirds, Elvis Presley, Wolf Eyes, Urge Overkill, Escort, Sisters Of Mercy And More

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On August 28, Nirvana’s posthumous collection Nirvana (originally released in 2002) will make its debut on vinyl complete with a digital download card via UMe … Goner will reissue Grown Up Fucked Up, the second album by the Reatards, on August 21 … The Zombies have signed with The End, which will release their new album, Still Got That Hunger, on October 9. The band will also perform 1968 album Odyssey & Oracle on American stages for the first time this fall … The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf have joined up to create El Vy. Debut album Return To The Moon is set for an October 30 release via 4AD … Hotel Parties, the new Futurebirds LP, is due out on Easy Sound on September 25 … October 30 marks the release of If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra via Legacy. It features classic Elvis Presley vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment as well as appearances by Michael Buble, Il Volo and Duane Eddy … Third Man has announced the October 30 release of Enemy Ladder, the new record from Wolf EyesEmerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1997 performance at Montreux will be available on CD and digital formats for the first time ever on September 11 as Live At Montreux 1997 via Eagle Rock … Twenty-three years after its original release, Urge Overkill’s Stull EP will be reissued by Touch And Go on October 30 on limited-edition white vinyl … Liberman is the fifth album from Vanessa Carlton, due out this October from Dine Alone … On October 30, Escort’s second album, Animal Nature, will be released by Escort Records … Proud Souls/Thirty Tigers will issue Squelch, the eighth studio album from Jason Boland & The Stragglers, on October 7 … Sisters Of Mercy’s 1987 album Floodland will be reissued as a four-LP set on September 25 via Rhino … The first-ever release of audio from Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin’s 2011 Montreux performance will be out on Eagle Rock on September 11 … Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-90)—Scott Crawford and Jim Saah’s documentary featuring the likes of Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Fugazi and more—will be released on DVD on September 18 … On October 30, Falsework, the new album from Young Galaxy, will be issued by Paper Bag … Bear Family has announced the September 25 release of Tennessee Ernie Ford: Portrait Of An American Singer (1949-2960). It’s a five-disc boxed set featuring all of the secular-themed studio recordings from Tennessee Ernie Ford early in his career.

—Emily Costantino

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From The Desk Of The BoDeans: Kenny Aronoff, Part One

I Can’t Stop is the latest release from the legendary BoDeans, who started making music together more than 30 years ago. The band will be touring throughout the rest of the year, but in the meantime, frontman Kurt Neumann, multi-instrumentalist Sam Hawksley and drummer Kenny Aronoff will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.

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Hawksley: I almost fell over when I turned up for my first sound check with the BoDeans. I looked over and there was Kenny. I had no idea who was in the band, I hadn’t asked, I was too busy learning 25 BoDeans songs in four days. I certainly didn’t expect to see one of the world’s premier drummers sitting on the throne (the drum stool; not that throne). Kenny has been playing with the BoDeans almost since the beginning, playing on their hits like “Closer To Free” and “Good Things.” I’d been a big fan of Kenny’s drumming since I first heard him on John Cougar Mellencamp’s records—he’s a powerhouse. He’s played on more hits than I’ve had hot breakfasts. It’s funny sometimes, we will be on the road having lunch at a cafe and the radio will play a Mellencamp song, then “Blaze Of Glory,” then Belinda Carlisle, and you think, “Wow that was a Kenny Aronoff triple-play.” I call him Kenneth, I think he hates it, but I’m cheeky. No one rocks like Kenny. His playing on the new record, I Can’t Stop, is fantastic.
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Images From Lollapalooza 2015

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MAGNET contributor Michael Jackson attended this year’s Lollapalooza and sent us these great photos. More after the jump.

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In The News: Yoko Ono, Blitzen Trapper, Paul McCartney, !!!, Peter Gabriel, Chills, Josh Ritter, Icarus Line, Bottle Rockets, Jam And More

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Manimal Group has announced the January 22 release of the sequel to Yoko Ono’s 2007 collaboration album Yes, I’m A Witch. Yes, I’m A Witch Too features collaborations with Death Cab For Cutie, Peter, Bjorn And John, Sparks, tUnE-yArDs and more … Blitzen Trapper’s new record, All Across This Land, will be out via Vagrant on October 2 … The next two installments in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection will be Tug Of War and Pipes Of Peace, which will both receive multiple configuration reissue treatments complete with previously unreleased tracks and demos and never-before-seen video footage. Both are due out October 2 via MPL and Concord … As If, the sixth studio album from !!!, is set for an October 16 release from Warp … On October 2, limited-edition, remastered double vinyl versions of Peter Gabriel’s first four solo albums—Car, Scratch, Melt, and Security—will be released on Real World … Fire Records will issue the first full-length album from the Chills in 19 years, Silver Bullets, on October 30 … Duncan Sheik will release new album, Legerdemain, on October 9 via Sneaky/Kobalt … The latest full-length from Josh Ritter, Sermon On The Rocks, is due out from Phytheas/Thirty Tigers on October 16 … All Things Under Heaven is the eighth album from the Icarus Line, set for an October 2 release via American Primitive … October 2 marks the release of South Broadway Athletic Club, the new album from the Bottle Rockets, on Bloodshot … Season Of Mist will release Kylesa’s seventh album, Exhausting Fire, on October 2 … Puscifer has announced the October 30 release of Money Shot via Puscifer Entertainment … A five-LP vinyl boxed set containing Harmonia’s entire back catalog, Complete Works, will be available from Gronland on October 23 … What’s Going On: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival chronicles Taste’s performance at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, and will be available on multiple formats from Eagle Rock on September 18 … On September 22, Sally Crewe will release Later Than You Think via 8 Track Mind … Rounder is issuing the long-awaited album from the Cox Family, Gone Like The Cotton, on October 23 … Half Japanese’s Jad Fair & Jason Willett have announced their forthcoming album as a duo, The Greatest Power, which will be available September 8 via Dymaxion Groove … A six-CD deluxe boxed set featuring previously unreleased concert performances by the Jam, Fire And Skill: The Jam Live, will be released by UMe/Polydor on October 30.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Wavves, Wilco, Blitzen Trapper, Van Morrison, Born Ruffians, Editors, Tommy Keene, DJ Spooky, Lou Barlow, Jawbox And More

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Wavves’ fifth studio album, V, is due out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros. … Star Wars, the latest Wilco album, is available for free download from the band’s dBpm Records until August 13 … Vagrant will issue the new Blitzen Trapper record, All Across This Land, on October 2 … September 18, a film documenting Van Morrison during 1977-1987, Another Glorious Decade, will be available on DVD via MVD Entertainment Group … The new Here We Go Magic album, Be Small, is set for an October 16 release via Secretly Canadian. The band will embark on a North American and European tour this fall in support … Born Ruffians have announced the October 2 release of RUFF on Yep Roc … Hunting High And Low: 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition is the first of a series of album reissues celebrating the 30th birthday of a-ha, due out September 18 via Rhino and featuring rare and unreleased demos, mixes, music videos and more … Rhino will also issue You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-195), which contains newly remastered versions of all four Faces albums as well as a bonus disc of rarities, on August 28 … October 2 marks the release of the new Editors album, In Dream, via Play It Again Sam … The first full-band album from Holly Golightly in more than a decade, Slowtown Now!, will be out via Damaged Goods on September 11 … Don Henley has returned with his first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, which will be released September 25 via Capitol … Incidental Hum is the new instrumental record by Glenn Mercer of the Feelies, due out October 9 on Bar/None … Second Motion has announced the September 4 release of MAGNET have Tommy Keene’s Laugh In The Dark … On August 28, George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium will be available from Eagle Rock. It chronicles the grand finale of Strait’s tour last year, and features appearances by Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert and more … The 70th birthday of Bob Marley will be celebrated all year long by Island Records, continuing with the September 25 release of two vinyl boxed sets: Bob Marley & the Wailers’ The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s EditionMs. John Soda’s first album in eight years, Loom, is due from Morr on October 2 … Rebirth Of A Nation, DJ Spooky’s score of the infamous D.W Griffith silent 1915 film performed by Kronos Quartet, will be released August 28 via Cantaloupe Music … Joyful Noise will issue Brace The Wave, the new Lou Barlow LP, on September 4 … The final, self-titled 1995 album by Jawbox will be available again on LP and CD on September 22 via Dischord/DeSoto … Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me, the new documentary film about Glen Campbell directed by James Keach, will be released on DVD and VOD via Virgil Films on September 1.

—Emily Costantino

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Images From The Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

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MAGNET contributor Michael Jackson attended this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival and sent us these great photos.

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In The News: Silversun Pickups, Simon & Garfunkel, Battles, Dears, Los Lobos, David Gilmour, Aerosmith, Mark Lanegan And More

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The fourth studio album by Silversun Pickups, Better Nature, is set for a September 25 release via the band’s New Machine Recordings … Legacy will issue two career-defining Simon & Garfunkel collections on August 7: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (a six-LP deluxe boxed set) and the out-of-print The Concert in Central Park (which will be available for the first time on DVD as part of a CD/DVD set) … La Di Da Di is the new Battles album, due out from Warp on September 18. The band will embark on a world tour this fall in support … The Dears have announced the September 25 release of Times Infinity Volume One via Dangerbird …On September 25, the new Los Lobos album, Gates Of Gold, will be available from 429 … The new solo album from David Gilmour, Rattle That Lock, will be released by Columbia on September 18. He’ll also hit the road next year for his first live concert dates in a decade … Eagle Rock will release Aerosmith’s new concert film, Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, on September 4 … Destroy.Rebuild, the latest album by the Jet Age, is due out August 28 … Joe Jackson’s Fast Forward is his first collection of original songs in seven years, set for an October 2 release on Work Song/Caroline … The 30th anniversary of Raging Fire’s first album will be celebrated October 6 with the release of its entire catalog—including previously unreleased studio recordings, alternate takes and live tracks—as well as a 24-track compilation CD … August 21 marks the issue of Mark Lanegan’s Houston, a 12-track collection of previously unreleased demos … 17 North Parade has announced the July 24 release of King Jammy’s two-CD/DVD reggae anthology, Roots, Reality And Sleng Teng.

—Emily Costantino

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