Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Weight Hits The Links

Guitarist Steve Lukather has made the announcement via his official website that, after 31 years, Toto has finished. He also insists that this is not a hiatus, it is a break-up. "I really can't go out and play 'Hold the Line' with a straight face anymore," he says. "I was 19 when we cut the record. I am 50 now". []

British rockers Oasis are to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the annual Silver Clef Awards in London next month. [Starpulse]

Girl Talk to release new album in a pay-what-you want format. [Billboard]

In 1965, The Byrds' wrote the song that created psychedelic rock, Eight Miles High, about their plane trip to England, and two years later they returned to London to capture the story behind the song and added Eight Miles High as the soundtrack. After spending nearly 40 years in a drawer in Roger McGuinn’s home, it has found its way to the Internet. [Layla's Classic Rock Faves]

Stereogum presents their "Premature Evaluation" of Coldplay's new Brian Eno-produced album. [Stereogum]

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