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Ween, GBV, Melvins, Devo, MC5 & more talk worst, weirdest gigs in new book ‘No Encore!’

Every musician has a story about a crazy show, the worst gig of their life or general weird stuff that happens on the road. Writer Drew Fortune talked to a lot of famous musicians about just that for this very entertaining new book.

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Ben Folds preps new memoir, doing book events during tours w/ Violent Femmes & CAKE

Ben’s memoir, ’A Dream About Lightning Bugs,’ is out this month.

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Woodstock 50 to appeal permit denial, asks Vernon to “let peace, love, and music prevail”

”Will you all let peace, love and music previl August 16-18?” Woodstock 50 asks the town of Vernon, NY, who denied them a permit to hold the festival at Vernon Downs.

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Mad Magazine is shutting down (mostly)

’Mad’ magazine, which has been bringing the world satire and snappy comebacks to stupid questions for 67 years, will largely stop publishing new content after its next issue which is due this fall.

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Patti Smith at Webster Hall
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Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry & John Doe releasing new books

Four founding parents of punk each have new books on the way.

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Moby at Rough Trade
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Moby cancels book tour; “I’m going to go away for awhile”

”I want to apologize again, and to say clearly that all of this has been my own fault,” Moby writes.

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Stories for Ways & Means
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Gary Numan, Alison Mosshart & more narrate ‘Stories for Ways & Means’ (listen)

Plus: Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug narrates his own story "Right on Rosie," Frank Black's story "Doug and the Bug" is narrated by Danny DeVito, Micachu's story "How to Escape from a Wasp" is narrated by King Krule, and more.

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War on Women's Shawna Potter at The Strand with Meredith Graves
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War on Women’s Shawna Potter talked ‘Making Spaces Safer’ at The Strand (pics)

Shawna Potter got the inspiration for her new book from hosting daily workshops on the 2017 Warped Tour, and said that her goal is a ”radical and interpersonal approach to safety,” because ”we can’t rely on the people in power to protect us.”

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Neil Gaiman & Nick Offerman talking ‘Good Omens’ TV series in NYC

”There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman,” Neil Gaiman says.

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Our Band Could Be Your Life audiobook
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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor & others narrating ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ audiobook

Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie, Laura Jane Grace, Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Sharon Van Etten, Fred Armisen and others also read chapters from Michael Azerrad's indispensable 2001 chronicle, which is getting its first audiobook edition.

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