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Today’s Music News: Madison Square Garden served meatballs at ‘100% meat-free’ Morrissey concert

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Madison Square Garden agreed to go entirely vegetarian for Morrissey‘s Saturday night show, and most of the historic arena’s vendors did in fact go meatless—but due to what the venue calls “an oversight,” there was quite a lot of meat served in the venue’s corporate suites. Gothamist has photos of brisket sandwiches, meatballs, chicken fingers, and sushi available in some private suites even as Morrissey sang his self-explanatory song “Meat is Murder.” On July 13, Morrissey will perform at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Peter Shapiro, co-producer of the Grateful Dead‘s “Fare Thee Well” shows, has made a statement about the allegedly artificial rainbow that appeared over the concert on Saturday night. “It was man-made,” said Shapiro, “and the man that made it was Jerry Garcia.” (Billboard)

The 2003-2007 Fox series The O.C. is being developed into a musical that will be performed for one night only: in L.A. on Aug. 30. (Variety) Based on the excitement that announcement has generated, the show might turn into an even hotter ticket than the Dead’s goodbye gigs.

Yoko Ono has a new chess app: Yoko Chess is available as a free download for iOS users, with two premium boards available for $2.99 each: a board with dogs as pieces, and a board where all pieces are white, as in Ono’s 1966 artwork Play It By Trust. (Mashable)

One of the big music-streaming holdouts has changed course: the AC/DC catalog is now available on Spotify and Rdio, and will reportedly be available on Apple Music. The biggest names still holding out on major streaming services are the BeatlesGarth BrooksBob SegerPrince (for most, though not all, of his catalog), and the notoriously changeable Taylor Swift. (Mashable)

This weekend St. Vincent debuted a new song, “Everyone You Know Will Go Away,” at David Byrne‘s “Contemporary Color” show with color-guard performers in Brooklyn. (Pitchfork)

Apple Music launches on Tuesday, and NME got a sneak peek at the new app: “It’s Apple. It’s clean, it’s simple, it’s intuitive to use.”

Faith No More performed some of the Foo Fighters‘ “All My Life” as they stepped in to take their place at the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium. (Pitchfork) Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters’ U.S. tour—which stops at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Aug. 22—will proceed as scheduled, despite Dave Grohl‘s broken leg. (Consequence of Sound)

Kurt Pengilly, a saxophonist and guitarist who is a founding member of INXS, has said he’s fighting “very aggressive” prostate cancer. The good news is that, after extensive surgery, the cancer seems not to have spread, and Pengilly expects to be “absolutely normal again” in a year or two. (Billboard)

“This is the first time we’ve played this song in about 20 years,” said Bono as U2 played their 1981 song “Gloria” on Sunday night in Chicago. In fact it’s only been ten years, but the crowd still appreciated the October cut. More tantalizingly, the band soundchecked “Two Hearts Beat as One,” a War song they haven’t played in concert since 1989. (Rolling Stone)

Chrissie Hynde has unveiled the cover of her memoir, which will be published on Sept. 8. (Billboard)

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