David Byrne and Brian Eno, live in London

It didn’t seem to garner much attention, but after so much had been made about Brian Eno not performing with David Byrne on his current “Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno” tour, he did just that earlier this month.

Talking-Heads.net reports the famously stage-shy Eno joined Byrne in London to sing along on the title track of the duo’s Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.

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Stereogum has audio of electropop duo Fischerspooner covering a late-period R.E.M. obscurity: “Fascinating,” one of two cuts left off the band’s 2001 LP Reveal at the last minute. You can hear the original R.E.M. take, too.

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Rolling Stone reviews the Merce Cunningham dance performance last weekend in New York that featured a live, and very noisy, score performed by Sonic Youth, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and composer Takehisa Kosugi.

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Classic Jane’s Addiction album Nothing’s Shocking — aside from the already-available “Mountain Song” — is headed to “Rock Band” next week, according to Joystiq.

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A Smiths reunion at last weekend’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival might not have been too far-fetched; Johnny Marr was at the fest — which featured Morrissey on the bill — and sat in with Paul Weller for a performance of The Jam’s “A Town Called Malice.” Product Shop NYC has the video.

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Black Francis talks to Rolling Stone about Grand Duchy, touring and the upcoming Minotaur box set from the Pixies, which, he admits, “I don’t know much about that except that it seems very big and very expensive.”

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Creative Review’s CR Blog examines “Linear,” the short film by Anton Corbijn included in the deluxe editions of U2’s new album No Line on the Horizon. Corbijn says, “It is not an extended music video or a U2 documentary, it’s a new way to listen to a record — a new way to use film to connect to music.”

 

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