News Ticker: M.I.A., Radiohead, Larry Knechtel, John E. Carter

August 24th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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  • Rapdirt noticed that M.I.A. doesn’t seem thrilled with the prospects of opening for Tenacious D (rather than the Beastie Boys) at the Outside Lands festival. “Now [the Beasties] ain’t doing it and I jus wanna say, we have to go hard!!!,” she tweeted.

  • Radiohead performed the new single they released just last week, “These Are My Crooked Words,” live at the Frequency Festival in Austria. Watch the footage at " Target="blank">YouTube.

  • Larry Knechtel, a keyboardist who won a Grammy for his arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” has died of an apparent heart attack at age 69, the AP reports. Knechtel also performed with the Dixie Chicks, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles.
  • Lung cancer has claimed two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John E. Carter at 75, the AP reports. Carter sang lead on the Dells’ 1954 single “Oh What A Night” and was a founding member of the Flamingos.

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