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Today’s Music News: Elvis Costello, Johnny Marr prep memoirs

via Johnny Marr (top) and Elvis Costello (bottom) on Facebook

You get a memoir! And you get a memoir! Everybody gets a memoir among indie rock notables this year…including, now, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr. Costello’s Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink will be published on Oct. 13Smiths guitarist Marr’s as-yet-untitled memoir will hit shelves about a year later, in fall 2016.

Woodbury’s Hippo Campus will make their national TV debut tonight on Conan. (TeamCoco.com)

Patrick Carney‘s January swimming injury is healing less quickly than hoped, so the Black Keys have been forced to cancel all their shows through April 23. (Pitchfork)

Peter Hook will play the complete 48-song catalog of Joy Division in one epic concert on May 18 in England. The date will mark the 35th anniversary of the death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. (NME)

Ozzy Osbourne has invited Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward to join the band for one final Black Sabbath show on Nov. 22 in Japan. Ward has been estranged from the band due to a financial dispute; if he joins the band, the concert will mark a complete reunion of the original four-man lineup that formed in 1968. (Consequence of Sound)

Florence + the Machine released a new video for “St. Jude,” a song from the How Big How Blue How Beautiful album coming out June 2. (Billboard)

FKA Twigs is quickly becoming almost as well-known for her eye-popping videos as her sultry sound. She released a new video for “Glass & Patron.” (Rolling Stone)

Soko has released a video for one of her duets with Ariel Pink, “Lovetrap.” In the video, Soko plays Pink—and does a pretty convincing job of it. (Stereogum)

You’re going to have to go to Pitchfork to watch the NSFW, fashion-themed Mini Mansions video for “Vertigo,” featuring Alex Turner (of the Arctic Monkeys) and a lot of nudity.

A University of Sydney researcher compiled data on the lifespans of musicians in various genres and found that hip-hop and metal stars are the shortest-lived, while blues and jazz performers survive the longest. (The Conversation)


While driving in California on Monday, David Crosby struck a pedestrian at high speed. The pedestrian, who was jogging, has severe injuries—though they are not life-threatening. Police say that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the accident, and that Crosby stopped his car immediately after the collision. (Stereogum)