News Roundup: Paul Simon, Amy Winehouse, Wilco, Jeff Mangum
American Songwriter cover subject Paul Simon sat down with indie rock blog Stereogum to discuss his latest album, his upcoming tour, and his plans for the anniversary of Graceland. The concert film Live From Webster Hall New York will debut on PBS December 3. Watch Simon perform “Rewrite” at Webster Hall here.
Amy Winehouse’s posthumous third album, Lioness, will hit stores in December. The album will contain 12 previously unreleased tracks. According to a spokesperson for Island Records, it’s “a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting testament to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy their friend.” Lioness will include the Tony Bennett duet “Body & Soul.”
Billboard reports that Coldplay and Tom Waits are two big name artists forgoing digital streaming services like Spotify and Rhapsody for their latest releases.
Watch an amazing stop motion video of Wilco performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville set to a live rendition of “Art of Almost” here. Read our review of the band’s second Ryman show here, and check out photos here.
Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum wrapped up a rapturously-received solo tour at New York City’s Town Hall.
Rap historians Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon got busy on their third mashup of hip hop hits on Friday’s Late Night episode, shouting out everyone from Run-DMC to Nicki Minaj.