Carrie Brownstein, a member of Sleater-Kinney and a co-star of Portlandia, has written a memoir. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl will be published on Oct. 27. (Rolling Stone) Read Andrea Swensson’s recent interview with Brownstein and bandmate Janet Weiss.
Mike Porcaro, the bassist of Toto, has died of ALS at age 59. Mike Porcaro was one of three brothers in Toto, along with the late Jeff Porcaro, a drummer; and surviving brother Steve Porcaro, a keyboardist. (Rolling Stone)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is now living in Nashville and is reportedly set to go solo with a country album, to be released via Taylor Swift‘s label Big Machine. (Billboard)
Grimes and Bleachers have shared “Entropy,” a collaborative song that will appear in the HBO series Girls. Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff—who’s also a member of fun.—is dating Girls creator Lena Dunham. (Pitchfork)
Morrissey has new merch: a t-shirt depicting himself standing naked next to Queen Elizabeth, saying, “The more you ignore me, the closer I get.” He seemingly swiped the concept from some fan art, and the fan—who didn’t grant permission or receive payment—is miffed. (SPIN)
Madonna has renewed her accusations of ageism among radio programmers after the BBC published some frank comments by the head of music at pop station BBC Radio 1, who said, “The BBC Trust have asked us to go after a young audience. We’ve got to concentrate on [people aged] 15-30. We have to bring our average age down. That’s something we’re very conscious of. The vast majority of people who like Madonna, who like her music now, are over 30 and frankly, we’ve moved on from Madonna.” (Rolling Stone)
Teen heavy metal band Unlocking the Truth are already looking to get out of a widely-publicized record deal they made with Sony, despite the fact that the deal could land them $1.8 million. The band’s manager declined to share any details on exactly why the hard-rocking Brooklyn boys have changed their mind about this move to the majors. (Billboard)
An issue of Playboy featuring an explicit pictorial with breakout rapper Azealia Banks will be available for purchase on Friday. Banks has shared the cover image, via Twitter. (Billboard)
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 13, 2015
NME collected 50 of the worst album titles ever, and the list is hard to argue with—from Paul McCartney‘s Kisses on the Bottom to the Butthole Surfers‘ Hairway to Steven.