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Music News 6.23.16

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

David Lynch to Host Inaugural Festival of Disruption in L.A. to Raise Funds for David Lynch Foundation

Director David Lynch will take a short break from the highly anticipated Twin Peaks reboot later this year to host his inaugural Festival of Disruption in L.A. in early October. The festival will feature photography exhibits, dance performances, lectures, DJ sets by Roots drummer Questlove, and headlining performances by St. Vincent, Sky Ferreria (one of the cast members in the reboot), and Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters. Tickets for the festival start at $199 and the proceeds benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which helps people recover from or fight through at-risk or traumatic situations through Transcendental Meditation.

 

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Texas Country Music Titan Bill Ham Dies at 79

Former ZZ Top manager and Texas music business icon Bill Ham passed away on Tuesday evening at his home in Austin. Ham was not only an integral part of the success of ZZ Top, but is also largely responsible bringing singer Clint Black to country stardom and other artists with his wildly influential Hamstein Publishing company. Back in 2000, the American-Statesman published an article ranking the 25 most powerful people in Austin, naming Bill Ham as No. 1 in large part due to his crossover chart influence. Bill Ham was 79.

 

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TLC to Release New Album After 14 Years, Tour Also Suspected

After 14 long years, the two surviving members of TLC are putting out a full-length album, 100% funded via Kickastarter. The duo, along with manager Bill Diggins, started the Kickstarter back in January with a $150,000 goal, which ended up raising $430,000 in just two months. The project began as a response to demand by fans who apparently were no longer feeling quenched by “Waterfalls.” Diggins said TLC has 15 songs ready to record and a tour is imminent, but no tracklist or release date has been announced.

 

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-Taylor Wallace