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Published on June 20th, 2011 | by Sock Monkey Sound Music and Culture Podcast


News Dump: Monday 6-20-11

[box bg=#c42026 color=#fff]In the NEWS DUMP, we take look around the web and find some music or entertainment related stuff that we think is either interesting, fantastic, or just plain dumb.[/box]




The biggest music news over the weekend was the passing of E Street Band sax player  Clarence Clemens at the age of 69 due to complications arose after having a stroke in his Florida home. Next to Bruce himself, he was quite possibly the most recognizable figure in the New Jersey band having been an original member of the group since 1972. The Big Man’ with the big heart will sorely be missed the world over. R.I.P.


Jackass star Ryan Dunn was killed in a car accident over the weekend. Kids, drinking and driving is BAD. Don’t do it.


According to Mashable, Facebook might be getting a music service. Rumors of the social spy machine/time waster working with European streaming music service Spotify have bubbled for a while now.


OK GO have a new live album coming out tomorrow called 180/365 which refers to how many live shows they’ve played over a year. The band is premiering the entire record over at Mashable.


Amy Winehouse got effed up and tried to perform a set. Cancels part of European tour [via LA Times]. No one is surprised.

Except maybe this guy:




Finally, more Middlewest Festival Artists announced: Xerxes, Inspector Owl, Kid You’ll Move Mountains, Loose Lips Sink Ships


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Chip is co-host of the Sock Monkey Sound podcast. Current listens include The Velvet Teen, Polica, Saves the Day, Warpaint, The Appleseed Cast, and The Beatles.

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