On This Day In Music: June Carter Was Born

On June 23, 1929 June Carter Cash, American singer, dancer, songwriter, member of the Carter Family and the second wife of Johnny Cash, was born. She died on May 15, 2003 aged 73 following complications from heart surgery.

Also born on this day were Alan Vega of Suicide, who sadly passed away in 2016, and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall.

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This Week’s New Releases: Nine Inch Nails, Panic! At The Disco And Kamasi Washington

This week has got some seriously awesome new music coming out! Nine Inch Nails have completed the trilogy that started with 2016’s ‘Not The Actual Events’ and continued with ‘Add Violence’ in 2017, Panic! At The Disco have followed up 2016’s ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ and Kamasi Washington has put out his sophomore LP, which is actually a double album.

Still want more? Go below.

Bebe Rexha – ‘Expectations’ (Warner Bros)

Best Coast – ‘Best Kids’ (Amazon Original)

Dawes – ‘Passwords’ (HUB)

Death Grips – ‘Year Of The Snitch’ (Third Worlds/Harvest Records)

Freddie Gibbs – ‘Freddie’ (ESGN/Empire)

Gang Gang Dance – ‘Kazuashita’ (4AD)

Garbage – ‘ Version 2.0 – 20th Anniversary Edition’ (SunVolume/PIAS)

Jack River – ‘Sugar Mountain’ (Hopeless Utopian)

Jane McDonald – ‘Cruising With Jane McDonald’ (JMD via Absolute)

Jeffrey Foucault – ‘Blood Brothers’ (Jeffrey Foucault/Tone Tree Music)

Jill Barber – ‘Metaphora’ (Outside Music)

Kamasi Washington – ‘Heaven And Earth’ (Young Turks)

Marshmello – ‘Joyride II’ (Marshmello)

Nine Inch Nails – ‘Bad Witch’ (Null Corporation/Caroline)

The Orb – ‘No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Panic! At the Disco – ‘Pray For The Wicked’ (DCD2/Fueled By Ramen)

Pantera – ‘Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998’ (F.R.E.T. Dynamo/Caroline)

Paul Rodgers – ‘Free Spirit (Live)’ (Quarto Valley)

Phillip Sheppard – ‘Fall From Earth’ (Phillip Sheppard/RadioMovies)

Project Pablo – ‘Come To Canada You Will Like It’ (Verdicchio Music)

The Record Company – ‘All Of This Life’ (Concord Records)

The Sea Within – ‘The Sea Within’ (InsideOutMusic)

Soulfly – ‘Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998’ (F.R.E.T. Dynamo/Caroline)

Street Dogs – ‘Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing’ (Century Media/Sony)

Swing Out Sister – ‘Almost Persuaded’ (Miso)

This Wild Life – ‘Petaluma’ (Epitaph)

Yukon Blonde- ‘Critical Hit’ (Dine Alone Records)

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On This Day In Music: David Bowie Releases Life On Mars?

On June 22, 1973 David Bowie released one of his most famous singles, Life On Mars?. The track, which features Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, reached #3 on the UK singles chart.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brandon Flowers And Lana Del Rey!

On June 21, 1981 Brandon Flowers, frontman for the Killers, was born. On the same day in 1985 American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brian Wilson, Lionel Richie And Chino Moreno!

On June 20, 1942 Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson was born. On the same day in 1949 soul legend and former Commodores frontman Lionel Richie came into the world. As if that wasn’t enough, on June 20, 1973 Deftones frontman Chino Moreno was born. Happy birthday all!

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On This Day In Music: The Rolling Stones At #1 With Jumpin’ Jack Flash

On June 19, 1968 the Rolling Stones scored their seventh UK #1 single when Jumpin’ Jack Flash reached the top of the UK singles chart.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

On June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, Wings and solo fame, was born. Happy birthday Macca!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Barry Manilow And Kendrick Lamar!

On June 17, 1943 legendary crooner Barry Manilow was born. On the same day in 1987 American hip-hop and rap star Kendrick Lamar came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Hole Bassist Kristen Pfaff Dies Aged 27

On June 16, 1994 Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff died of a drug overdose aged 27. Pfaff played on the band’s sophomore album, ‘Live Through This’.

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This Week’s New Releases: Christina Aguilera, 5 Seconds Of Summer And Mike Shinoda

This week is a mixed bag if I ever saw one! Christina Aguilera is back with her first new album in nearly six years, 5 Seconds Of Summer have finally followed up 2015’s ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ and Mike Shinoda has released his new solo album, which marks the Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist’s first new material since the passing of the band’s vocalist Chester Bennington.

Not quite your cup of tea? Fear not, there’s plenty more to check out below.

5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Youngblood’ (Capitol Records)

Arthur Buck – ‘Arthur Buck’ (New West)

Andy Jenkins – ‘Sweet Bunch’ (Spacebomb/Caroline)

Ben Caplan – ‘Old Stock’ (Under Control Entertainment, Ltd.)

Benin City – ‘Last Night’ (Moshi Moshi)

Big Boy Bloater and the Limits – ‘Pills’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Buddy Guy – ‘The Blues Is Alive And Well’ (Sony Music Cmg)

Christina Aguilera – ‘Liberation’ (RCA)

Chromeo – ‘Head Over Heels’ (Atlantic/Big Beast)

Chuck Auerbach – ‘Remember Me’ (Easy Eye Sound)

The Darkness – ‘Live At Hammersmith’ (Cooking Vinyl)

DNCE – ‘People To People’ EP (Republic Records)

The Gaslight Anthem – ‘The ’59 Sound Sessions’ (SideOneDummy Records)

Halcyon Days – ‘Rain Soaked Pavements & Fresh Cut Grass’ (Indie Recordings)

Jay Rock – ‘Redemption’ (Top Dawg Entertainment)

Johnny Marr – ‘Call The Comet’ (New Voodoo)

John Parish – ‘Bird Dog Dante’ (Thrill Jockey)

Leon Vynehall – ‘Nothing Is Still’ (Ninja Tune)

Madball – ‘For The Cause’ (Nuclear Blast)

Mayday Parade – ‘Sunnyland’ (Rise Records)

Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Bon Voyage’ (Domino)

Mike Shinoda – ‘Post Traumatic’ (Warner Bros)

Petal – ‘Magic Gone’ (Run For Cover)

Protomartyr – ‘Consolation’ EP (Domino)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (Sub Pop)

SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ (Transgressive)

Stuart A. Staples – ‘Arrhythmia’ (City Slang)

Welles – ‘Red Trees and White Trashes’ (300 Entertainment)

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