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Music News 5.5.16

Posted by on May 5, 2016

ACL Lineup Layout Augmentations Announced

The ACL 2016 lineup has been announced, and it’s quite a doozy. LCD Soundsystem, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J, Flying Lotus, and for the first time ever, Radiohead are among the dozens of groups slated to play the festival this year. 3-day passes went on sale at 10AM this morning, starting at $255. $100 single-day passes will go on sale later this summer after ACL announces the day-by-day lineup. There are also two big changes to the festival layout itself: the Kiddie Limits stage will be moved to the Barton Spring Rd entrance in a much shadier location. Oh, and that stage by the Rock Island and craft beer tent that’s just never big enough? It’s being upgraded too, becoming the same size as the second-tier stages.

 

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Irvine Welch to Write Alan McGee Biopic
Musician, record label owner, and music blogger Alan McGee, who is best known for co-founding Creation Records, is having his memoir The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves, and Running a Label adapted into a biopic. Creation Records began in 1983, was run my McGee until 1999 and launched bands like Oasis and the Jesus and Mary Chain. McGee is working with Scottish writer Irvine Welsh to adapt the autobiography. Welsh is famous for his transgressive fiction, specifically the novel Trainspotting.

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joel Goodman/LNP/REX/Shutterstock (4556251l) Alan McGee Black Grape Reunion Photocall, Manchester, Britain - 19 Mar 2015

Bowie Be With us Still

Did David Bowie leave his fans a special gift on Blackstar? One fan took to the Internet this week reporting that he left the sleeve of his vinyl out in the sunlight for a few hours, and when he picked it up, there was an array of constellations on the paper! Now fans and music news sources alike are out to find out if this was a fluke, or if David Bowie left us a gift in the style of National Treasure. So experiment for yourself, we will too, and hit us up on social media if you can confirm the existence of the constellations.

 

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-Taylor Wallace