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Monday, August 11, 2014

First Notes (8/11/2014): N.C. Hall of Fame gets a new home

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Editor's Note: First Notes is a weekly update of recent happenings in the world of music.

* The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is moving to a new location in Kannapolis. Opened in 2009 at 109 W. A St., the museum is moving to 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The new location will increase the exhibit number from 30 to between 60 and 90, with plans to have it open before the next induction ceremony on Oct. 16.

* Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was treated for broken ribs after the group's tour bus stopped short to avoid hitting a pedestrian. The band postponed its show in Saratoga Springs, New York, and it is unknown how the rest of the tour, which includes an upcoming Charlotte date at PNC Music Pavilion on Sept. 16, will be affected.

* Leonard Cohen, who turns 80 in September, has announced the release of an upcoming album, Popular Problems, next month. The album follows 2012's Old Ideas, though there are no plans to tour in support of Problems.

* NME has compiled a list of the 100 Most Influential Artists, so that you can have something new to argue about this week. The top 5 is capped off by Radiohead, followed by David Bowie, Kanye West, The White Stripes and The Strokes. The Beatles did not make the list.

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