Music News: Kathleen Edwards, Little Boots, Youth Lagoon, Green Day, Erin McKeown, Rachel Maddow

Hey kids, site issues this morning have caused a slight delay, but better late than never. On this date in 1932 Johnny Cash, US country singer, songwriter who had a 1969 US Number two & UK Number four single with ‘A Boy Named Sue’ plus 11 other US Top 40 singles was born. Also, on this date in 1983, Michael Jackson’s album Thriller went to number one on the Billboard charts. It remained on the charts for an astounding 190 weeks. Now, the news:

  • Kathleen Edwards, one of my favorite musicians, released a cover of Roxette’s ’80’s hit “It Must’ve Been Love”. It was used on the show Private Practice last night and they released it for sale this morning. Get it here
  • Youth Lagoon is streaming their new album over at NPR check it out before it goes away. 
  • Little Boots’ new album will be out in May and if there new track is any sign of things to come then this might even be better than their amazing debut. 
  • Green Day announced they would do three very intimate shows before they kick up their belated tour this summer. The first is March 10th at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California (weird). The second is March 11th at the Marquee in Tempe, Az. The final show will be at Trick Falls in El Paso, Texas on March 13th. Tickets for all these shows goes on sale Friday at 10am.
  • Metallica announced the lineup to the upcoming Orion Music Festival in Detroit. Tickets go on sale March 1st. 
  • Erin McKeown’s new song “Baghdad to the Bayou” has a little twist. It was co-written by MSNBC’s resident bad ass Rachel Maddow. 

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