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Today’s Music News: ‘Janie’s Got a Bun’: Aerosmith drummer to open very punny Maine restaurant

Architect's rendering of the planned restaurant

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is opening a “Rockin’ and Roastin’ Cafe & Restaurant” at a ski resort town in Maine, and the planned menu items make unsubtle reference to the new restaurateur’s musical history. Among the items announced so far: “Janie’s Got a Bun” and “Livin’ on a Wedge.” (Boston Magazine)

Adele has shared an update on her forthcoming album, which looks to be titled—sure enough—25. (Pitchfork)

Hot Chip have released a video for their cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “Dancing in the Dark,” a song that appears on a forthcoming EP. The video, which combines live performance footage with ’80s video clips, features a cameo from David Byrne and a snippet of LCD Soundsystem‘s “All My Friends.” (NME)

Dan Deacon announced that he’ll open for Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips on several dates of their upcoming tour. “I think it’s safe to say without any doubt that the experience of touring with Miley and the Flaming Lips will be one of the most reality curving events of my career thus far,” said the 2013 Rock the Garden performer. (NME)

As the Nov. 6 release date for Bob Dylan‘s Cutting Edge 1965-1966 box set approaches, he’s released a new video blending three different takes of “Subterranean Homesick Blues” with previously unseen video of Dylan going through his famous lyric cards in various settings. (Consequence of Sound)

Literally stepping into the metaphor of their song “Ship to Wreck,” Florence + the Machine went on Ellen to perform while standing in a pool of water. (Consequence of Sound)

Blur have announced a new documentary film about their recent reunion. New World Towers will be released in U.K. theaters on Dec. 2. (Billboard)

Now that the free trial period for Apple Music has ended, fewer than 1% of iTunes users have stayed on as paying members. Still, Apple Music’s 6.5 million users make it the second most-popular subscription streaming service, after Spotify’s 20 million paid subscribers. (Consequence of Sound)

Kendrick Lamar has extended his “Kunta Groove Sessions” tour to 12 dates, starting tonight at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra. (NME)

There are some big names on the Mercury Prize shortlist—Florence + the MachineAphex TwinWolf AliceJamie xx. The lesser-known acts on the list, though, are seeing huge gains in their Spotify streams. If you’ve just recently taken your first listen to Eska or C Duncan, you’re not alone. (NME)

If you want to stay on top of your memes, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with Drake‘s new “Hotline Bling” video, which has already been widely parodied. (Pitchfork)

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, who’s currently favored by less than 1% of likely primary voters, tried to earn a few points by going on The View and covering Taylor Swift. (Billboard)

  • Drake makes corny videos because he wants to be a meme. Self promotion in the 21st century.