Tuesday the Woozy Music News Day


MOZZZZ!!!!

  • Morrissey schedules a fall US tour that includes four nights in SF, five nights in NY, and ten—count ’em!—ten nights at the Palladium in Los Angeles! (CMJ)

  • Amy Winehouse calls off her fall North American tour, set to begin September 8th in Toronto, with the dates to possibly be rescheduled in 2008. Or not! Who knows! She’s nuts! Refunds available at point of purchase. (Billboard)

  • Kanye West responds to the 50 Cent September 11th album release date rivalry with a “thank you.” Take that. (MTV News)

  • The Jesus & Mary Chain will return to the studio and record an album, their first since 1998, and have booked some US shows in October. (Filter Magazine)

  • New sculpture celebrates Russia’s love for The Beatles, or something? (NME)

  • Wedding DJs: not dead! (Idolator)
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