International news round-up: “Satan will find a suitable way to punish you”
Iggy Pop and The Stooges have the best band rider, The Beatles re-release albums while The Rolling Stones re-release a movie, and Kanye West is sued again – all this, and more, in our weekend round-up of international music news.
– Remember in Men In Black when Tommy Lee Jones is talking about alien technology replacing CDs? “Guess I’ll have to buy the White Album again.” Well, thanks to the vinyl audiophile renaissance, the original studio album remasters of The Beatles’ discography that came out on CD in 2009 and iTunes in 2010 will be available on stereo vinyl on November 9. As well as all 14 albums being available individually, a box set that comes with a hardbound book and is limited to 50,000 copies will be coming out as well. You might have to buy the White Album one more time, Agent K, although maybe you should take a look at our list of The Most Overrated Albums of All Time first.
– Beatles news must be followed by news involving The Rolling Stones, according to ancient decree. The Stones’ cinematic debut, Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 combined footage of them from a weekend tour shortly after ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ hit number one with charmingly naïve backstage banter from the lads. Unavailable for years, it’s now been re-edited for a DVD and Blu-Ray release on November 2, with super-duper deluxe set to follow on November 9.
– Iggy Pop & The Stooges have a band rider that’s become famous, not for the unreasonable “brown M&Ms” requests you’d expect, but for its rambling self-awareness. The Smoking Gun, who published the rider six years ago, have unearthed a newer, 28-page version written as ever by stage manager Jos Grain. Among many highlights, it mentions that they prefer Laney bass gear, but will accept Eden or, failing that, Ampeg, with the proviso, “I still think it’s a damn shame you don’t have the Laney’s, but never mind. I’m sure Satan will find a suitable way to punish you in the hereafter.” The catering rider does request “Seven dwarves, dressed up as those dwarves out of that marvellous Walt Disney film…” however.
– Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has been on Twitter asking who fans would like to see performing at next year’s festival, during which she confirmed that the Stone Roses would definitely not be on the bill. For more about Glastonbury, check out our guide to the iconic event.
@vertigo_alan I think he has – on Leftfield? Stone Roses not playing next year.
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) September 28, 2012
– Kanye West is being sued over sample clearances again. This is what, five times now? Currently it’s the TufAmerica label taking him to court over samples used in My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. TufAmerica claims that a song by New Orleans pianist Eddie Bo (who died in 2009) called ‘Hook and Sling’ was used twice by West in the songs ‘Lost in the World’ and ‘Who Will Survive in America?’ as well as in the video version of ‘Runway’, going beyond the licence agreement they had with his label.
– Though they’re best-remembered today for the theme tune to Doctor Who, from 1958 onwards the BBC Radiophonic Workshop created an incredible amount of experimental electronic music that was heard by the general public and influenced several generations of British musicians. After being closed in the 1990s, the Workshop are returning with a focus on digital music and you’ll be able to hear their new work at The Space.